Angling is a proven tonic for ones general state of mind. Even a none piscator has no case against the restorative benefit of spending time in nature and by water.
But there is more to fishing than just catching fish and indeed many anglers are getting ‘two scoops’, a double helping of wellbeing. For they, in their studies, sheds and workshops find further pleasure, a meditative escapism, in float making, fly tying and rod building.
Paul Cook started his career as a glass etcher in London and now resides in Norfolk where he makes split cane fishing rods, landing nets, float boxes and traditional fishing floats. In this short film, produced for Fallon Angler we join Paul in his happy place, somewhere he’s probably spent as much time as he has out on the bank.