The Ultimate CraicPublished: 27th October 2020 | Author: Nick Yardley
Craic: Noun Irish – enjoyable social activity, a good time.
Fishing has seen an up surge in popularity during COVID-19 because it’s the ultimate social distancing activity. However, many of us do miss the riverside social scene.
For salmon anglers, rotating through a pool is the ultimate craic. Showing up at such a place mid-week will introduce you to the local guides taking busman’s holidays, and the retired angler making the most of the mid-week quiet.
In the Fall the pace of life slows and the fish bite generally slows even more. As a result, no one is in a rush to fish hard. After an active season of chasing fish across the North East, it’s nice to slow down. Instead as anglers slowly rotate through the pool—each swinging a personal secret weapon—the rest of us enjoy the craic and perhaps a donut or two on the bench and gently heckle those out on the water in front of us.
If you’re interested in salmon fishing yourself, check out this recent piece on our blog, which will help you get started!