While you wait
Brian has been sea fishing all his life, mostly to escape the stresses and strains of living in Manchester.
Ask him what he likes about about Anglesey and he'll tell you it's the fabulous fishing here.
Brian's a tall and imposing man and, when you earn his trust, he will also tell you about the peace, quiet and beautiful scenery on Anglesey.
These are aspects of the Isle of Anglesey that have captivated the imagination of many city-dwelling fisherman and fisherladies.
I think what he's saying is that you can live in the toughest of areas if you know the opposite exists. That you know all you have to do is pack your rods and tackle in the car
and just drive here.
Many do. Anglesey has a thriving fishing culture. Whether you fish lakes, off a boat, or fish off the rocks.
Is it me, or is that rainbow trout caught at Llyn Cefni offering the happy angler a resentful look?
BRIAN'S FISHING TIPS
The last time we sat and had a chat, I drew a rough map of the Island on a piece of paper and asked Brian to give me a whistle-stop tour around his favourite sea fishing areas and marks. Over the years he's fished them all.
"Cymyran Beach," he said. "I remember walking down there once and found the car park under water - it's tidal - the water was boiling with mullet. Literally boiling with mullet.
"I've never seen anything like it in my life. Hundreds of them."
"Four Mile Bridge isn't such a good place, really. There's plenty of fish there, bass and mullet. You can see them, but you try catching one."
"Ravenspoint. Good fishing. I think it was here that some local kids were catching heads.
"I asked the kid what he meant. Heads? He pointed to a cruising seal". Enough said.