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#11 greg long

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Posted 28 January 2004 - 11:46 PM

I got a loan of a rod and reel off my brother-in-law and I spent ages training myself on the lawn

Nathan:
Good idea. I do that sometimes in my back garden when i don't get the chance to go. :D

Is this Toilet training :D or something else :D :D :D

If I do't have time to travel the 5 mins to a river I sometimes catch a couple of Koi and goldfish from my pond, they are suckers for small dries
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Posted 29 January 2004 - 03:56 AM

I wouldn't be tempted to go fishing in my pond. Seen as i feed them every weekend
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Posted 30 January 2004 - 04:26 PM

wunnus:
I wanted to fish along the South Tyne and it appeared to be all fly fishing in that area. So instead of having a fishingless holiday I tried out some instruction.


I found the constant action and concentration suited me.

Now there are a couple of travel fly rods and etc in the back of the car.

where did you fish on the south tyne, I'm buying a house out that wayand am interested.

PS Nathan, I'd always fancied having a go, but it was only when I moved to the North East, where even salmon fishing can be free (after buying your rod licence), when I took the plunge and bought some gear. Though I've had as many coarse fish as trout...which are also great fun (especially carp and tench)
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Posted 30 January 2004 - 09:42 PM

Greg,
I would have to get off my backside and build a pond in the garden first, unless you have a spare weekend to come down to Limerick and show me how its done ....

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Posted 31 January 2004 - 04:56 AM

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Greg,
I would have to get off my backside and build a pond in the garden first, unless you have a spare weekend to come down to Limerick and show me how its done ....

No thanks, it would interfere with me fishing and I dont have a kevlar vest. :D :D
Besides I'm relocating my own pond this year, its too far down the garden :D :D :D

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Posted 02 February 2004 - 09:51 PM

Can't blame a guy for trying,
and you wouldn't have needed the vest as I could have organised the local gun club to escort you in and out of Limerick safely. :D :D

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Posted 04 February 2004 - 02:46 AM

Like many others I suspect, it was originally to be able to go freshwater fishing in the old coarse close season. Then I became hooked!

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Posted 08 February 2004 - 05:44 AM

I started flyfishing durring the miners strike.
The family breadwinner was a miner and is a great fly fisherman so as things got hard durring the strike and food was getting harder to afford he gave me an old rod and reel and taught me how to fly fish.

Two people catching fish for the pot was better than one I geusse.

Best gift I was ever given was his time.

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Posted 10 February 2004 - 08:40 PM

I started because a old chap i know asked me to come i kept going when he offered but i only netted the fish. so i went to my local fisherie i wasent very good so loads of people showed me how to cast proper and the fish came flying a me! and that what got me going!
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Posted 11 February 2004 - 03:39 AM

I was invited for a fishing trip by a relative of my (then new) wife who is Irish. Being thick I assumed it was coarse fishing, then with three weeks to I realised it was fly! Quick purchase of a cheap combo kit, an hours tuition at a local lake then four days of heaven on Lough Carra and Lough Conn. Now its an annual pilgrimage (to Corrib as those two are polluted), plus any blowy days that prevent me from sea fishing.
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