It’s official: King Charles III, fly fisher

In this undated photo, then Prince Charles fly fishes for salmon on the River Dee near Balmoral wearing the same vest he donated to the museum in 2001. (Credit: ANL/Daily Mail/Shutterstock.)

As John Mundt recalls for the American Museum of Fly Fishing:

​Newly crowned King Charles III is one of us: a member of the world community and an avid angler. As patron of the Flyfishers’ Club of London, he penned the following words in the foreword of its centennial history in 1984:

King Charles III’s fishing vest. Accession no. 2001.009.001.
From the collection of the American Museum of Fly Fishing.

“There will always be the same joy, as long as stretches of river remain flowing through unspoilt countryside, of a day spent with a fly rod in perfect solitude . . . proving that there is more to fishing than just catching fish.”

As a patron of both the Atlantic Salmon Trust and the Salmon and Trout Association, he has been steadfast in his efforts to ensure that the sport we so cherish can long endure.”

Read the whole story >>HERE.

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