A couple of weeks ago i went fishing on the river Vezere in the Correze France, The river was full of large boulders so i carefully picked my way into the river to cast a fly, the evening rise had started and fish were feeding all around me, then from about 150 yards upstrean my brother in law shouted get out of the water it is rising fast, not an easy task when you are surrounded by boulders, i stumbled to the edge and had to climb out on my hands and knees, by the time i reached the safety the river bank the water was about a metre higher and rising, We found out later that a power station up stream had opened the barrier to produce power for the grid.
Not to be put off, Tuesday evening i went to one of my favourite spots on the river Maronne close to Argentat, I parked and made my way through a little wood to the rivers edge, there was another angler about eighty yards to my right, the river came alive fish were taking flies and i was expecting this to be a very productive evening when all of a sudden CRACK SPLASH and a bullet hit the water about twenty yards to my right at first i thought i had imagined it but no it happened again, i waded out of the water and walked through the little wood and to my left i could see a man with a rifle on a balcony. i shouted stop it is very dangerous, to my surprise he said its my land. my river. i will do what i like, i told him he was an idiot and drove to the police station and reported him. the police followed me back to the house the told me to leave and they will deal with it, The outcome was that the man got a severe Bxxxxxxing and he promised not to do it again, as a friend said if it had happened in the uk the armed response team would have been sent out,
Wednesday evening i went to another stretch of water and had a peaceful evenings fishing and actually caught four small brownies,