JM Nayet

I have fished pike in Ireland for more than thirty years and fifteen of
these I chose Cootehill as a holiday place in order to discover the lakes
and the region.
To be sure, it was there that I got to know Peter Lynch with whom I
immediately and without hesitation, hit it off. He taught me many things,
and not only about fishing.
Apart from his great qualities as a guide, he knew the lakes to perfection;
above all the best places to fish and there I spent some unforgettable
moments with him.
The most wonderful fishing was done in his company, even when by nature I
really like to fish on the chance of the mood I'm in at the moment. With him
part of fishing was to discover magnificent lakes and countryside.
Even tempered, with a sense of true Irish humour, he did his work with a
passion; there was never a problem, he was always there for his "client". In
my case I prefer to write here his friend.
He had great respect for the places that he loved, their flora and fauna
(these things that are so abundant in Ireland) and it is this fact that I
appreciate  all the more! A story that makes me smile is when we were
fishing for a pike and he gently returned it to the water, but not without
kissing it first.
That's Peter!
To keep it brief, I stop writing because these lines can only partially
describe the man that he is, and, when the day's fishing ends in a warm pub
of his choosing where, despite my inadequate English, we chat over a pint of
Guinness, that complete happiness.