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  1. quote: Originally posted by Elton they don't hang about, according to mullet fanatics Too right they don't. Thick-lipped mullet have been clocked at 50mph! Thats just about as fast as bonefish! You could always try fly fishing for them. Any white or light coloured fly would be worth a try. corydoras
  2. Ann You don't say where you live in Glasgow or if your sons are interested in game (salmon, sea trout, trout) or coarse fishing (just about everything else). These are all coarse fishing venues. Coarse fishing is usually much cheaper than game fishing in God's country, often free! Forth and Clyde Canal; pike, perch, roach, tench, rudd and bream. No close season. Canal is leased by K-Mac Angling Club; day ticket £1. Permits from J B Angling, Kirkintilloch. For further details apply to British Waterways, Applecross St, Glasgow G4 9SP, tel: 0141 332 6963. Auchenstarry Pond, Kilsyt
  3. Chesters quote: Originally posted by Chesters1 As any able-bodied seaman can tell you, a turn of a line around a bitt, those wooden or iron posts sticking through a ship's deck, is called a bitter. Thus the last of the line secured to the bitts is known as the bitter end. Nautical usage has somewhat expanded the original definition in that today the end of any line, secured to bitts or not, is called a bitter end. Spot on just about. Technically the bitter end is 'that part of a cable that is abaft the bitts', and is therefore inboard when riding at anchor. I am not so sure abou
  4. quote: Originally posted by Yoxer Muslims detest pork because they believe pigs are filthy animals. Some of them simply refuse to eat it,while others won't even touch pigs at all, nor any of their by-products. To them, eating or touching a pig, its meat, its blood, etc., is to be instantly barred from paradise (and those 72 virgins) and doomed to hell. Not quite right there Yoxer. Muslims do not consider pigs to be 'filthy animals', they consider pigs to be 'unclean' animals along with dogs, ducks and some others. There are some parts of all animals that are considered to be unclean
  5. quote: Originally posted by Neal Erm, whats a dunnie? Here is a clue. A dunnie budgie is a bluebottle (blowfly). corydoras
  6. OK here is another for you all to have a stab at. Wht is the origin of the 'bitter end' as in to 'hang on to the bitter end'?
  7. quote: Originally posted by Chris Plumb River Piddle in Dorset. Brilliant! I always knew that there was some Drunkie somewhere using Piddle for Erewash
  8. My job takes me all over the UK, and I often see rivers and lakes (lochs!) with strange names. For example:- Rivere Erewash on the Nottinghamshire Derby border. Loch Drunkie in the Trossachs, just up over the Dukes Pass from Aberfoyle. Can anyone add any more? BTW Loch Drunkie is a beautiful spot to fish and only £3 per day. Not stocked, just perfect wild brownies. Click here for more details Loch Drunkie. If you are in the area you could check out Loch Chon too. The perch in Loch Chon are ace.
  9. quote: I am trying to connect him to an old rod that I haveSounds painful, is this a new shark fishing bait or what?
  10. Good. Sooner it starts, sooner its over, sooner we can all talk about something less boring instead.
  11. GOOD. Grey squirrels next!
  12. As a rural Scot now living on the south coast of England I find this whole hunting with horses and hounds debate to be at best bizarre. In a country where we have a goverment that seems to be unable to provide us with decent education for our children, affordable housing, quality healthcare or anything like the public transport infrastructure we need, the topic seems to be unworthy of any parliamentary time whatsoever. We did have fox hunting in Scotland, before our silly Parliament banned it, but none where I come from. We do have lots of hill farms that breed Scottish Black-Face
  13. quote: Originally posted by Newt. Wordbender - trust me on this. A sniper who was already looking at a concentration of troops and had a rifle ready could possibly get #1 and for sure could get #2 Any sniper worth his salt would get all three IMHO.
  14. quote: Originally posted by Graham X But we did have a favourite pastime concerning the self-same bodily function and certain football league grounds, but I fear I cannot post any more on this matter for fear of bringing the wrath of AnglersNet down upon me The "Bene Gesserit Litany Aagainst Fear" I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
  15. quote: Originally posted by Colin Brett Hang on a minute, where does the name Brett originate? Hopefully it's a corruption of Brit, or is it possible it's a shortening of Brittany? God!! I hope it's the former!! I would not worry toooo much if you have Breton ancestry Colin. Most true Breton (Celts) are not all that mad on the rest of the French either. Regards Corydoras
  16. The Hores were benevolent deities, beneficent and well-disposed torwards men, offering them delights and serving them as guardians of their works. As their task was to make time roll on, they made sure that people gathered the fruits of their toil at the right moment. The Hores had their appointed occupations on Mount Olympus. In particular it was their duty to guard the gates of Heaven, which they opened or closed by removing or replacing a thick cloud. Another of their basic duties was to serve the goddess Hera: to unhitch her celestial steeds from her chariot, tether them to their rack and
  17. quote: the man walking on the outside is to protect the lady from human excrement that was thrown out of chamber pots of bedrooms on the First (second if you are from the States)floor Spot on. All the stuff about swords and hores and carts is wrong IMNSHO. corydoras
  18. I belive that Winston Churchill's quote was actually. "I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest."
  19. I reckon that 9 years in the Merchant Navy qualifies me to clear up at least one of these. The saying "There will be the devil to pay" come from the sea. Sorry watawoppa but AFAIK it has got nothing to do with wedding vows. Poolboy almost got it right. The devil is the seam that runs round the weather deck and the hull of a ship built of wood. During rough weather the devil would sometimes open up and allow sea water to seep down into the bilges, with potentially disastrous consequences. Filling in a seam between planks is called 'paying' the seam. Seams were payed using a mixture
  20. 'Orrible, disgusting looking things, and considered a real pest, vermin even in some parts of the world. Click on these links if you want a quick butcher's http://www.psmfc.org/habitat/images/lamprey.jpg http://www.nwrc.usgs.gov/world/images/lamprey.jpg http://www.protectyourwaters.net/hitchhike...sea_lamprey.php Sorry, cocked up the links last post.
  21. 'Orrible, disgusting looking things, and considered a real pest, vermin even in some parts of the world. Click on these links if you want a quick butcher's http://www.psmfc.org/habitat/ images/lamprey.jpg http://www.nwrc.usgs.gov/world/ images/lamprey.jpg http://www.protectyourwaters.net/hitchhikers/ fish_sea_lamprey.php
  22. 'Our oil' (Scotland's oil) is what the oil companies call a 'sweet oil' i.e. it is fairly light. It is good for making fuels but not so good for making lubricants or plastics, so we import heavy crude from up the Gulf, Venezuela etc so that we can make these products.
  23. Actually the Bible turns out to be a worthy source. This lot is just from Genesis. Genesis 24:67 And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death. Genesis 25:28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob. Genesis 29:32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely the LORD hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me. Genesis 37:3 Now Israel loved Jo
  24. Sorry GrahamX did'nt spot that you hade already done the Burns bit. Just to make up for that here are a few more. I Knew I Loved You - Savage Garden This Girl Is In Love With You - Aretha Franklin From Sarah With Love - Sarah Connor If Loving You Is Wrong - Milly Jackson When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge What The World Needs Now (is love, sweet love) - Dionne Warwick Will you love me tomorrow - Shirelles Your love is king - Sade What world needs now is love - Jackie De Shannon How sweet it is (to be loved by you) - Donna Gardier Love is all around - Pellow, Marti I'll
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