So who went to the CLA? What were your impressions?
I had a very pleasant day drooling over expensive rifles and waggling pricey rods. Ate far too much but enjoyed a member's complimentary pint of bitter at the Wild Trout Trust and a delicious piece of chocolate cake at the Salmon & Trout Association restaurant. Bought a Barbour.
It was good to see such a large crowd in attendance. Such numbers must surely be the best evidence possible that country sports are far from the minority interest some would have us believe.
Yet, I came away feeling there was something missing, although for the life of me can't think what that might have been.