First visit of the year on Tuesday evening. Most of the water was out of the Forth and very dirty. Even at the Rocks it was brown more than half way across. So could only fish the clear narrow strip of water on the Rocks side. Mind, saved wading deep in a cold river. Saw no fish but the seal was there. After two good looks he got between me and the bank! At that stage and in fear of my life I tried to make myself as noisy, big and uneatable as I could! It was within 5 feet and went almost clean around me! Sod that, gave up and went home to watch the football! First time I have actually been that scared! Usually it just gets closer and intimidates you out of the river, although I have once been soaked when he chased a fish up past me! I assume he was chasing a fish but the big bugger could have meant it. Not going to be the first one eaten by a seal!