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#1 Latimeria

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 08:40 PM

In case the rivers are still wiped out this coming weekend and you need a fix of fishy action, there's an aquatic auction taking place in Darwen on Sunday 15th, more information can be found here https://www.facebook...&type=3 and here http://www.catfishst...core/events.php



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Posted 09 November 2015 - 08:50 PM

My aquaria are still in limbo - haven't sorted out the new flooring downstairs.

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 09:08 PM

Bit far to come from Wilts anyway, think you'd get a nosebleed up these parts (depends whether you bump into Tigger or not..)



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Posted 09 November 2015 - 09:58 PM

My gills may have healed up since I left Manchester, but I keep my barotolerance topped up visiting rellies ;)

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 08:08 AM

Ah, how long does it take for your vowels to flatten on return to the land of all that is decent? Never bring your tackle up with you?



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Posted 10 November 2015 - 10:17 AM

Not long, in fact it happens on the phone!

I keep meaning to bring my gear up, but it always seems that there won't be time to do any fishing. I'm over Blackpool way more often than Manchester these days, there's been a bit of an exodus of relatives to the coast. My sister actually lives on the sea front, right up at the end of North Promenade, so I should probably take the beach rods. I'd love to go back to Manchester and catch a barbel from the Tame, though, I believe the river is pretty decent fishing these days. There was decent fishing from around Ashton upstream when I left, but the bottom end was still pretty grim. The Goyt was getting good.

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 07:05 PM

You'd be better off heading up to the Wyre from there, or across to the Ribble, although both the Tame and the Goyt do seems to be doing very well for "proper" fish, ignoring all those repeat captures of the same few barbel...



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Posted 10 November 2015 - 11:17 PM

Ah, like that is it? I know there was a population in the Goyt back then, but they weren't exactly common. Still, catching anything better than condoms, sanitary towels and hepatitis from the lower Tame is a win!