Since I had a mini-stroke earlier this year, I have had to take life easier. Apart from dietary changes and taking more exercise, my fishing adventures have been slightly reduced. So, when I have been fishing I have been accompanied either by friends, or more usually by my wife. There is an increased risk of having another stroke, having had one already. I hope this is a long time coming if at all!
Most of my fishing recently, has been in quite remote places, so naturally, it is worrying for my wife especially, if I have another stroke when I am out by myself. In order to reduce her worries, I have bought myself a Wavehopper Life Jacket, which I now wear when out by the water. It is very lightweight and fits easily over my fishing vest. It is also an olive colour that blends in well with any fishing apparel. So, even if I do not fish from a boat, I will be wearing my life jacket. I am comforted by the fact, that if I fall into the water, the jacket will inflate and ensure that my head is kept out of the water. A small price to pay to ensure Safety near the waterside.