- Oct 24, 2015
Sounds a very hectic, but enjoyable, lifestyle. I always wanted to be a writer but, unfortunately, it never happened. I must correct you though mate; my typing speed is 600 words per hour not minute. At 600 per minute my keyboard would burst into flames.
As an ex journalist you must have some amazing tales to tell and I for one would love to read them.[:T][:T][:T][:T]
Yes it was quite hectic Dave and while it was quite enjoyable it became quite a chore after a few years especially as I had a full-time job and the writing was just a part-time/hobby activity even though I had a press card which tended to open a few doors for me.
The main by-product of my scribblings was the development and promotion of coarse fishing north of the border. Over the years it changed from being an activity for small boys and exiled Englishmen, and despised by the game fishing fraternity to the popular and accepted branch of the sport which it is today.
There were some remarkable developments in the early days which included the introduction of big-time match fishing following the introduction of the Scottish Open Championship, which I organised on the Forth&Clyde Canal and which grew from a modest 100-pegger to a massive 500 peg event.
I'll rummage through the archives and tell the story of that one in due course.