After a visit to the Ribble at Settle a fortnight ago and no signs of any salmon I thought I would not be returning again this Autumn. However, a meeting with a fellow salmon enthusiast was to change all that after he telephoned me early one day last week to say that there were many salmon jumping the falls. When I sat beside the falls two hours later little did I know that I would not leave that spot for four hours!
Filming salmon is anything but easy. Firstly your camera will not focus on the falling water. Secondly you have no idea when and from what direction the salmon will appear. Thirdly you only have a split second to press the shutter so all in all there is a lot of wastage. This is borne out by the fact that out of 550 photos I took I have retained only 20! It was however a magical experience to sit within feet of these long distance travellers as they tried to reach the very spot where they were born. Click here