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  1. Winding down - angling as one gets older and frailer. Having caught shark, marlin, and sturgeon over 300 lb, and several hundred species from places as diverse as the Amazon Basin, the Australian outback, the Southern Ocean, the Caribbean coral flats and the streams of the American Divide. It is with some disbelief that I find age, muscle weakness and increasingly severe angina drastically limiting where I can fish. I have always loved catching wild fish in wild places, which has had me fishing in all seven oceans, and six of the seven continents. (went to the seventh – Antarcti
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  2. Except in a river or stream Regarding the information about the wind i have come to realise Millenials dont have a sense of consequence, you see them on youtube falling foul of obvious pitfalls any 'normal' adult will predict so everything has to be explained and most likely every time it's published because when you live on a phone there is no need to remember anything, its a wonder some remember to breathe !
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  3. All, One day, Little Johnny saw his grandpa smoking his cigarettes. Little Johnny asked, “Grandpa, can I smoke some of your cigarettes?” His grandpa replied, “Can your pen!s reach your a$shole?” “No”, said Little Johnny. His grandpa replied, “Then you’re not old enough.” The next day, Little Johnny saw his grandpa drinking beer. He asked, “Grandpa, can I drink some of your beer?” His grandpa replied, “Can your pen!s reach your a$shole?” “No” said Little Johhny. “Then you’re not old enough.” his grandpa replied. The
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  4. 16/08 a couple of weeks ago obliterating my PB caught 3 Chub. And this one on the same boilie lol
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  5. I've met him ! A minor club official with delusions of grandeur. Didn't have any I.D. on him but demanded to see my club card and licence. I told him to go climb a tree. Re the salties... The only other occasion where wildlife stopped me fishing was on the Oykel Fly fishing for Salmon , wading a rapid, above a deep pool, and was attacked by midges. I was not being bitten much, but two eyes full of midges meant I couldn.t see - in a fast current in midstream. Chucking handfuls of river water into my eyes was all I could do and the midges came back as soon as I stopped the i
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  6. Show off! I had a close call with a toad once
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  7. I guess this a sign of the times and many of us will look back at the golden years fondly. I'm surprised any magazine is surviving at the moment. I can't remember the last time I went out and bought one. For many years, they've become an impulse, one-off type affair for many of us. It's sad, really. Magazines and comics defined my youth!
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  8. Chris, Steve - I have a draft for another book, following on from A.V. My indoor hobby, now that tackle making and fly-tying are beyond my tremor-racked hands, is postal history, especially rail-related postal history ("The Night Mail crossing the border " etc ) - it does not leave much time for book production - since retiring I have often wondered how I ever found time to go to work !
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  9. Amazon bloody answers! On ebay you can ask the seller a question about their wares directly (and hold them to it should they lie) On Amazon it really pisses me off idiots answer for the sake of it! IE how long is the longest spanner in set x Answer 10cm (good answer) Answer 100mm (good answer) Answer 3 15/16ths (good answer but 4" ok) Answer about 3" (wrong answer) Answer i dont know i dont own one (pointless answer ) Answer i sent mine back and bought xxxxx (areshole) Whats wrong with people if you dont ****ing know why answer ! ****ing b
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  10. I would have preffered if she asked if i wanted some Bush
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  11. strangest thing? Returning from Chicago this morning the hostess ask me if "I wanted some headphones"? - I said yes OF COURSE- - but how did you know my name was PHONE pHONE
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  12. Can we have a time frame for when this "**** is hitting the fan" please. I've been waiting at least a couple of years and I have roses to grow in the spring.
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  13. I actually bought AT today, AM had sold out, miserly thin offering for £2.30, tempted by 'roach' on the front cover, well over a year since I last bought AT. I really don't know why I bothered. This afternoon I also picked up a hardly read copy of John Watson's A Pikers Progress for a mere fiver, now that is value, especially when compared with AT! Was a time that a daily visit to WH Smith was a must, now it's the book shelves in my local charity shops!
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  14. Thanks BB for a good summary of how wind affects carp Also see my comments on venue 2 in the earlier thread "Winding Down" As Dick Walker once said "How much intelligence, for the love of Mike, does an angler need to realise that floating food will go where the wind blows it ?"
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  15. Bob, we've had some ! Fishing the Top End in a tinny, we were free lining blueys into likely barra spots and slowly retrieviing them as we drifted uo a tidal creek. One spot seemed pretty good, several barras around the 10 lb mark. So we put the hook down. After a bit I got snagged - pulled for a break, and the "snag" went away across the bottom. then climbed up the creek bank and revealed itself as a 4 ft saltie. Then Norma hooked another "snag" - a 6-footer this time . We had a few more. "Al" I said to the guide, "is it my imagination, or is each croc we see bigger than t
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  16. You want excitement? Try barramundi fishing with 10 to 14 ft crocs eyeing you as a potential meal
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  17. Sea Angler used to quote 45,000 readers and there were 3 sea fishing magazines. Now there is Sea Angler and possibly one other but I haven't seen it for ages and someone says that Sea Angler now only prints 5,000 copies and the Editor is now self employed, not sure how true this info is though. It suffered the same fate as others. Constantly regurgitating old stories, blatantly biased towards its advertisers and not having anyone on it's staff that could identify sea fish so wrongly giving prizes to the wrong fish. I'm almost tempted to bring out another magazine to put it out of it's slow l
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  18. Back in the day there were reporting stations in angling shops across the country. We'd fish at the weekend & if we caught anything worthwhile we'd rush to our local shop in order to make our report, hoping that it would appear in our chosen paper the following weekend. Anglers would then rush to the newsagent on Friday to scour locations or check results before deciding where to fish at the weekend. Beyond that we had innovative writing from the likes of Richard Walker or perhaps more retrospective writing from from Bernard Venables. The 50's, 60's and 70's were truly the golden years of
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  19. I turned 51 recently. I have had the best year of my life,ignore all these old farts and enjoy yourself. Live and live disgracefully I say !
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  20. BoldBear tge actual same boilie just gave it a squirt of booster liquid ,it somehow stayed put so I thought why not Fishing off our narrowboat and it tore off upstream I managed to get it back near the boat moved the other rod out of the way and splash knocked my landing net over the side whilst doing that,then I saw it in the head torch and panic set in ...luckily had a big gye landing net I use when lure fishing and GF leant over to net it with that proper comedy of errors but I’m still buzzing now ,,,not going to beat that in a hurry Thames fish
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  21. KEITH, It is truly an embarrassment how quickly we get out of touch as we age. In fact, I would bet I haven't spent 3 hours in the last three years with an angler committed to EURO style carp fishing. I have never even seen a Delkim TXI Bite Alarm. Truth is I know nothing of their effectiveness. At one time I was a superb freeline sight angler - - - let's see -- - - how about 1973 Phone
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  22. I knew a Doreen once. Her knees were in good shape. She fell to her knees surprisingly often
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  23. You can buy lakeland stuff on Amazon ,titter!
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  24. Leeds City Council have recently taken on 2 bus loads of asylum seekers & installed them all into the Holiday Inn in Oulton. Shortly after which a car was stolen AND houses were burgled & only clothes & shoes were taken!! On the other hand, I'm struggling to claim a bean after 45 years of un interrupted employment and contributions. Yep, I'm not on my own in this & not claiming to be the only victim. But - "CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME!!" (Maybe not Charity - but recognition) Back in the day I paid the equivalent of a man's weekly wage just in stoppages!!!
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  25. I just copy to forum on postimage and then share. I hold my finger on the post on here and it pops up post image which I press and it comes up when I post my reply....normally that is, but, for some reason it's suddenly stopped working. I had a great session today, caught nine barbel with a couple which I would say were over ten pounds quite easily. I had a nice chub, and a few small chub also. I lost another foul hooked barbel and lost one after it slipped back out of the laanding net and as it bolted away my rod tip was only lever with the water and my line cut off about
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  26. Even eBay is not perfect: I wanted a left handed , (or universal) potato peeler with a ceramic blade. I found one that looked like a left handed blade but couldn't be sure from the pics - I emailed the seller and asked them. Their response was:- "Haven't got a clue mate", mine was, "Well I won't bother buying it then mate!" As it happens, I eventually got one from Amazon.
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  27. You need the world's largest carnivorous plant - a blackberry. They catch sheep
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  28. An outside greenhouse lol Surprisingly easy to find nowadays even in supermarkets long gone is the specialist collector only lable they had 50 years ago I always hankered for a bug eating plant collection but my initial venus fly trap died of exhaustion with the kids triggering it closed as soon as it reopened
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  29. After losing a post about four-fifths done I produce a version off-line, then copy and paste it in. Saves an awful lot of frustration. Now to see about putting piccys in,
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  30. Belated birthday wishes Ant. You're just a young'un. I remember thinking the same at your age, now I think, 'Bloody hell, it only seems a few years ago that I was 50, where have those last 20 years gone?' John.
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  31. If it was closer I'd put a bid in but too far to travel.
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  32. All, Of this I can assure you - HOPEFULLY I am quoting myself. """ “Carp eat between nothing and very little when the water temperature is below 50 degrees F. and what they do eat they digest probably less than 5%”.""" A couple observations and biological facts HEALTHY carp can live seven months without feeding. THIS is the reason carp do not survive the far cold extremes. ON topic (if I remember my own stuff) the warmer the sweeter, the colder the more acidic. IN cold, carp will continue instinctive foraging behaviour and attention to tactics is far more im
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  33. Peter, that sounds amazing stuff! 'The year of big bream and rudd' from your own garden! And quest for big roach. I'm sure we'd all love to hear more
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  34. The reason that I move away from oily or fatty baits in the depths of winter when the water temps have dropped dramatically is that they tend to thicken up and get very stodgy and less attractive with hardly any flavour leaking from them; so I move over more to stronger flavoured baits like strong cheese or spice flavoured baits or bread or maggots or Pinkies or Redworms (which seem to have more life than lobs or dendros In icy cold water) or much leaner Luncheon meat. Plus as you probably know already most fish get a lot less liable to chase a bait downstream and need a lot less food whe
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  35. As long as I can position myself out of sight then I would be fishing close in under my feet anyway if the wind was in my face; as any food on the surface would naturally end up there anyway when the wind was coming towards me. Some of my best days fishing on the surface have been with me either laying flat on my stomach or sitting well back from the edge behind cover and fishing with the wind coming towards me. On occasion I have even fished with my line coming directly upwards off the bait below my rod tip with no line laying on the surface at all (dapping). Keith
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  36. Do you feel Lucky Punk??
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  37. Get your ski's on. It's all own hill from here......
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  38. ANT, Fifty is the ultimate "F" word Phone
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  39. A rabbit walks into a pub and says to the barman, 'Can I have a pint of beer, and a Ham and Cheese Toastie?' The barman is amazed, but gives the rabbit a pint of beer and a ham and cheese toastie. The rabbit drinks the beer and eats the toastie. He then leaves. The following night the rabbit returns and again asks for a pint of beer, and a Ham and Cheese Toastie. The barman, now intrigued by the rabbit and the extra drinkers in the pub, (because word gets round), gives the rabbit the pint and the Toastie. The rabbit consumes them and leaves. The next night, the pub is packed. In
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  40. I only recognise boris and trumps voices ! Try teatv theres lots on it but its bloody annoying to use as its free ofcourse ,you need perseverance !
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  41. A cousin of mine, been living in Oz since the 60’s has a vast following of his and his wife’s orchid growing skills. I’ve bought a few for the wife but the same as Chesters, they die with monotonous regularity. Beautiful plants though Bob, well done.
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  42. My advice is dont get them near my mrs she can kill air plants!
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  43. Hi Bobj We have a range of orchids indoors. Cymbidiums, Cattleya, Masdevallia, Odontoglossums, Oncidiums, Paphiopedilums, Phalaenopsis and Dendrobium. All flower regularly except the Dendrobiums, all three of which flowered once, two years ago, but nothing since. Have followed what the books say re watering, humidity, temperature, light etc, but they show no sign of flowering. Good healthy new growth but no flower buds. We must be missing something, Dendrobia are supposed to be easy to grow and flower. Any comment ?
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  44. CHESTERS'1, “I want to buy one of your jackets. I do not want it to be too small. I am 40 years old. What size should I get?” Phone
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  45. Doesn't worry me as my phone is too old to download the app !!!
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  46. Ken, it is doubtful TRUMP will ever approach first place. BUT he can be credited with making a run at the top five. Thus far intentional complacent death title belongs to MAO (1946 - 1976 - - 74,240,000). TRUMP'S handling of Covid-19 puts him in the right place at the right time to make a name for himself. He' no MAO but he is making a rather weak claim to be chosen by god. THE GUY IS A MADMAN
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  47. KEN, ON OCCASION YOUR IGNORANCE IS ASTOUNDING Phone
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  48. With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed. Larry LaPrise, the man that wrote "The Hokey Cokey" died peacefully at the age of 83. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in: and then the trouble started.
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  49. Another one........ A large woman, wearing a sleeveless sundress, walked into a bar in London. She raised her right arm, revealing a huge, hairy armpit as she pointed to all the people sitting at the bar and asked, "What man here will buy a lady a drink?" The bar went silent as the patrons tried to ignore her. But down at the end of the bar, an owly-eyed drunk slammed his hand down on the counter and bellowed, "Give the ballerina a drink!" The bartender poured the drink and the woman chugged it down. She turned to the patrons and again pointed around at all of them, revealing the same
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