Another reason for using guides, one of which Stewart Akhurst is now specialising in Asturias.
The best stroke of luck came in finding Jose Alberto Concha owner of the Montemar hotel in Llanes, the base for Brittany ferries’ fly fishing tours.
He got me a licence and permission to fish a river high up in the Picos to Europa. His ‘it’s a great road’ turned out to be a white knuckle drive through the mountains, often just inches from a drop of hundreds of feet. But worth it. In Campo de Caso the river Nalon wound its way through gorges and, in one case, actually went through the mountain. A goat’s neck bell echoed into the canyon from which the river emerged. Did I dare go through? Perhaps not. What the September trip did prove was the old military adage that time spent on reconnaissance is never wasted. Next time I’ll go in the spring or early summer, I’d probably favour just Asturias over Galicia, I’d certainly take the advice, if nothing else, of a guide and, because the 7 page rule book changes every year, get someone familiar with the regulations to obtain my licences for me. Can’t wait!Botón texto
|Graham Mole (GB)|