Agree 100% Ian and apologies if you got the impression I was trying to glorify snatching, that was far from my intent. Not saying I would change anything in my past either though but nowadays I get far more pleasure from legitimate means of angling rather than using monofilament mesh, and I also get a great deal of pleasure from just glimpsing these magnificent migratory fish on their journeys upriver. I do take offence to the money men though. The ones on the big estates that look down their noses at local anglers and decide we are not allowed on their beats because we are too common. It is my opinion that anyone prepared to pay for a licence to fish for WILD migratory fish should be given that choice no matter their background and this should apply to ALL rivers that hold such a head of fish.