His elder Brother already has, and his 40th was celebrated in great style, nearly two years ago.

Ross will turn 40 in April, and he will fulfil a lifelong dream to watch the Masters in Augusta, and with his Dad and his Bro. We will watch golf, play golf….and fish, too, during a week long trip ‘a trois’ – the MairMen.

Tony Shepherd at Clarks Hill Bass Fishing will be our guide, on Clarks Hill Lake, on the N Carolina and Georgia border.

OK…so its not for ‘salmo truta’, but when in the late 80’s/early 90’s, Daddy worked in the States, and we all lived in Connecticut, we used to go out onto the ponds (pronounced paands) in our Maine canoe and fish for black bass for hours, using poppers; plastic, jigged worms, and rapalas, and we caught large mouth and small mouth bass galore to four pounds or so….and had fun together. And my Littler clearly remembers and relishes those days.

To be continued….!