The wise old man at the foot of the Mountain.
Roger used to work in IT ( and made a few quid ). He then purchased the Atlantic Inn Porthleven which he ran for 11 years. He also had a condo and Skiff on Islamarada Florida where he spent his winters flats fishing. After my saltwater fly fishing exploits in Australia 1999 – 2000 Roger was the first person for me to share these with upon my return.
Roger now lives at the foot of a mountain close to lough Currane. Not the most stressful of lifestyles. He has become a good friend over the years. Roger has been one of those people I have bumped into along the way that has influenced my direction. Roger and Val have a great fishing Lodge , focusing on Sea trout fishing on Currane. Roger who has turned his love of fishing and the great outdoors into a life style , hense the inspiration .
Heres a link to Rogers website
Time flies by and its a 13 years ago since I first fell for the charms of West Ireland . I have watched the East Coast Bass fishery explode with hype and anglers . The Far West has kept its dignity and mystique . This place can be very cruel and I have experienced more failures and disappointments here than anywhere else I know in the world. I have never guided there or hosted trips despite requests from regular clients , reasons being both selfish and respectful to those that do live and work there . Everybody needs somewhere to escape the hype and crowds. Lets hope it stays that way ?