A short film to tell you that you won’t have to wait no mmore, that season opens soon (Sathurday in France), the soundtrack is sweet as candy, and for the ones who have the luck to go on opening day, Le Mouching will have a photo contest next week with your best opening day picture ! stay tuned!
Music : Deep Shadows de Beans & Fatback
At the time that this story took place, my wife and I lived in a disaffected church in the Catskill Mountains, three hours from New York City. We froze our buns off in the church which is, I guess, normal. With a miserable bank account such like ours, how could one expect to heat a place like that?
One day a local guy, who probably took pity on me, helped me to stack logs for our wood stove and we became friends.
Knowing my passion for fishing, one night he called me to propose: “Fleche, what do you think about going salmon fishing with me tomorrow at 4 a.m.?”
“You’re kidding or what, Bob? (His name was Bob… the jerk!)”
“Great, I’ll come by to get you. Don’t worry about anything, I have all the material that we’ll need.”
You can imagine that I slept very little just thinking about the trip.
It was damn cold outside at four in the morning and in his 4×4 one of the windows was stuck so it wasn’t any warmer inside. Read more…
Today I’ll not sing to you about the acne of young wild trout, nor of the teething of bonefish, nor of the legendary rudeness of tarpons.
And I’m sure that you are already saddened. But whatever… I am inflexible. With rage seething in your eyes you might well ask: why is this?
Well, watch carefully and read well what follows, I am sure that you will understand readily and bestow, even more laurels upon my brow when you have finished.
This morning, by the greatest chance, I fell nose to nose with the work of a funny fish. His name is William Hawkins (1895-1990). Read more…
It’s a factory that smokes all sorts of fish, it is in a sinister corner of Brooklyn and it’s a real gold mine; I get in line with the dozens of other aficionados every friday morning, the only time when it’s open to the public.
This morning, in spite of the polar cold and the mountains of snow that render the use of sidewalks hazardous, I ran the risk to make my friday morning rendezvous.
I confess that these smoked fish are so good and that I am addicted to them like an old opium smoker, that to miss a friday morning would be unconscionable. Read more…
Here they are!! The winners of the Photo contest Le Mouching – Salon des Pêches Sportives 2014! if you recognize your picture here below, you’ve just won 2 tickets for the Paris Sporth Fishing show from the 28th of February to the 2nd of March, at the espace Champerret.
It has surely not been easy to choose… and for information, we extended to 5 winners for the Best Catch of All Time category. We will publish the results with more details during the week. THANK YOU AND BRAVO to all participants, and congratulations to the winners!
At the end of the meal, my friend Jerry Ballow went to his armoire, pulled out an old bottle of Armagnac and while pulling out the cork he said:
“My dear Fleche, I’m going to tell you a story which is absolutely true, it happened… a number of years ago.
At that time I worked for an unsavory company on the lower side. From Monday through Friday, along with with my 2 friends in misfortune, there was only one thing on our minds: fishing on Long Island.
One weekend was particularly memorable; we had reserved a boat and the Captan Michal Mc… (I’ve forgotten his name!). At the time this guy was known as the best guide in Montauk, he was capable of connecting you with the biggest fish in the region and fast. Read more…
For many fishermen, the fish is the good excuse in fishing to express yourself, to live your art. In another way, the artist Silk has taken the fish as an excuse, or rather a vector, for his street work of art that is dedicated to the beauty of skateboard and to the people who make this sport what it is. Enjoy.
Le Mouching Photo Contest: Le Mouching gives you the opportunity to win tickets for the 2014 edition of the Sport Fishing Show in Paris! it will take place in two weeks, from the 28th of February to the 2nd of March, at the Espace Champerret.
The photo contest is divided in 4 categories:
- Best catch of all time!!! basically, a fish that belongs to Fishing History… or would deserve it, because it strongly belongs to yours!
- Best fly of all time: same, but with a fly
- The Mouching style picture: a picture that smells the Mouching spirit! if we can see a Mouching cap, tee-shirt, sticker, a Mouching van, it will obviously be a bonus
- Let us dreaming but no fishing: free. A picture that inspires admiration, that invites us to live the moment. Because, at Le Mouching, we like to share things that we love with you, and we would like you to the same.
The 3 best pictures of each category win a ticket for the Paris Fishing Show! Send us your photos and say in which category you apply. We will surely like a small text that explains the story of the picture.
End of the context on Saturday, the 22nd of Februray!! you have a small week to participate !! The pictures of the winners will be published by category after the annoucement of the results.
“We’ll meet on tuesday morning at the Pontoise docks around 11 in the morning” Jean told me.
You’d better believe that, that day, I was on time. The reason is simple: to make the trip with Jean on the barge that he bought in Holland and drive it to Issy les Moulineaux, in France was a dream.
A beautiful 128 feet barge. A little broken down and stinking of oil, but Jean was a fixer-upper of genius and to live on a barge on the outskirts of Paris was a dream that many of us had at the time.
Endless space, very romantic and always able to throw a fishing line into the water. What more could a man want? Read more…
Just because we like stupid things. Th eguy looses his GoPro. See what happens.