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  1. Elton .at domians are indeed Austria. Corydoras
  2. 30 years ago when I was a nipper Glasgow Corporation used to net scores of pike every winter from Loch Katrine and Loch Arklet (Glasgow's water supply). The idea was that the pike predated on the wild brown trout in the lochs. The pike is generally regarded as unedible in Scotland, so the netted pike were fed to the sheperds' dogs or just dumped in the midden. [ 06. March 2003, 10:02 AM: Message edited by: corydoras ]
  3. Pike is eaten and sold in fishmongers and supermarkets all over France. It is called as 'brochet'. I have eaten perch in France with a mushroom and champagne sauce and it was yummy. :cool:
  4. quote: originally posted by Chesters1 The origin of shake a leg as I have been lead to understand was derived from an old navy saying to "show a leg". When ships would put in port they would restrict the crew to the ship to avoid desertions, and they would allow the married sailors to have their wives join them aboard ship. When it came time for the ship to set sail, the call would be made in the bunk area to show a leg from underneath the covers and allow the females to dress and leave the ship. This was during the 1700 and 1800's. The phrase has apparently been twisted from "show a leg"
  5. quote: Originally posted by Geoff the Cod If I were Bush I would would leave Saddam to suffer wearing down and extinction by slow paralysis through years of interminable UN weapons inspections and UN sanctions, and immediately turn to North Korea offering them recognition (by direct talks), immediate food and energy aid and reassurance that the US respects their existence in the comity of nations. Give them face if you like. If I were Bush I would nuke them off the face of the earth at the first opportunity. They are much more dangerous than Iraq IMHO. Corydoras
  6. Apologies for typos in last post. Hit add instead of preview.
  7. quote: Originally posted by Yoxer WMD although there is NO proof theyve got them Yoxer they KNOW they have them because the gave or sold them to him. He had it the last tim the UN Weapons Inspectors were there. So unless Saddam has been tipping the stuff on his cornflakes for brekkies then they STILL have them. If They DON'T have them any more then the want to see documentary evidence of their disposal. You don't just tip 8,000 kilos of anthrax spores down the bog as if it were a gram of coke and youve got the DS banging on your door.
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. quote: Originally posted by Neal Erm, whats a dunnie? Here is a clue. A dunnie budgie is a bluebottle (blowfly). corydoras
  13. 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'?
  14. quote: Originally posted by Chris Plumb River Piddle in Dorset. Brilliant! I always knew that there was some Drunkie somewhere using Piddle for Erewash
  15. 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.
  16. quote: I am trying to connect him to an old rod that I haveSounds painful, is this a new shark fishing bait or what?
  17. Good. Sooner it starts, sooner its over, sooner we can all talk about something less boring instead.
  18. GOOD. Grey squirrels next!
  19. 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
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
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