- Jan 2007
I'm quite surprised at the number of people who go diving these days. It's become a very popular sport, here on the east coast.No way I could ever get a Shotgun or Firearms Certificate here in the UK so I have to content myself with a non-FAC air rifle for rabbits, squirrels, wood pigeons and corvids. Stalking is great fun though, you know you're doing reasonably well when you get birds landing in branches a couple of feet from your head.
Can't understand fishing - but that's just the diver in me, any stretch of water and I have to know what's under there. Staring at it for ages, not knowing, would drive me daft.
Nothing quite as satisfying as catching your own lobsters though. Scallops don't present as much of a challenge (except finding a good patch that hasn't already been picked clean)
In fact, we anglers are finding it more and more difficult to hire boats.
Most skippers prefer divers to anglers coz they pay more and they leave the boat much cleaner. (no fish guts lying everwhere)
I wish I'd taken the sport up when I was younger. It looks great fun.