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About Cameraman

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  • Birthday 05/07/1959

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    Family, caravan, shooting and fishing.

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  1. No not me only there for the food I was told it was a good place for a meal, at least I think that's what they said. Something about a drink and getting served up meat and two veg.
  2. I have an ac/dc story too. I was having a drink in a bar with my mates in Singapore whilst on leave........... Maybe not.......
  3. Noticeable change in what? Not quite understanding the question. In our health, no. In the public behaviour, yes, massively. In fishing, yes, most carp puddles are oversubscribed. My local reservoir (Dam Flask) is still closed yet people are ignoring the closure and fishing - not me though. Closed means closed, whatever the reason.
  4. Only just seen this, my wife is on the highly vunerable due to a reduced immune system and other things. I'm on the vunerable. We've been isolating since the beginning of lockdown, however our daughter who's our registered carer has been visiting occasionally also the district nurse. So I guess I can give an honest opinion for you as before I do anything I take medical advice. During lockdown I was given permission by the Police to travel to my shooting permission for the purpose of crop control, shooting crows, pigeons and other vermin. Doctors agreed it was ok as I was on my own and before I came home completely de sanitised. On entering home, showered dogs, showered myself before touching my wife or anything else. I chose to carry on shooting as permissions are hard to come by and easy to loose, this was discussed with mainly my wife, but also my family, doctor the police and landowners. All my permissions beyond a 15 minute drive where given up. I kept just one. Fishing during this time No, as non essential. During this period of who knows what's allowed, same as above, but I'm allowed to interact with the farmers as long as I keep the 2m. Fishing I was told was ok, provided I kept 5 to 10m away from others as I would be sat in the company of others - possibly. If the pegs showed "much use" avoid. If a carp puddle you can spit across avoid. Generally I was told by the Doctor bank/river fishing would be better as more space, (She didn't know it was still closed season when she said this). No contact with bailiffs whatsoever as they are in contact with unknown sources. Basically that's it and that's what I'm sticking too. I'm also allowed travel with my daughter, her partner, my son and his partner as they all have to come in contact with me anyway. I hope that's some help as its advice taken from our local GP in the best interest of keeping my wife safe yet getting fresh air and some limited exercise.
  5. Having a sort out recently looking for something I knew was there, (still can't find it), I came across some tins of chopped ham with pork, use by date 2002. Further into the depths, peperami with a use by date of 1998. Lots of unopened packets of things that caught my eye at the time obviously thought I needed and not seen for years. No idea why I bought them.
  6. Cameraman

    Tobacco!

    Whilst in the Army I served with Yanks a few times, the first time we went into the American PX, its like our NAAFI there was loads of chewing tobacco on sale with names like Indian Chief and stuff. Aged 17, never smoked I decided to try a packet (big western fan) all my mates did too. I managed maybe 20 seconds before I gagged and spat it out. Even the hardened smokers couldn't get through a pack. Smells gorgeous tastes like camel The things you try at 17........
  7. I think it's a bit like stocks and shares, you pay your money, you takes your chances. If it goes up you make a profit less commission, if it goes down you make a loss plus commission. I remember going to the shops with three ha'pence for sweets. Ten bob was a xmas or birthday present if ya wa lucky. I used to get half a crown. I used to get a trepeny bit on a Saturday morning for a weeks pocket money as a kid. Bitcoin is the digital way to spend your pocket money on a Saturday morning, feel sick by dinner time, and have nowt to show by afternoon
  8. It depends on the questionnaire and the amount of personal involvement. Generally I use lures when I fancy a walk about, it's too cold to sit about, or the water doesn't look right where I fancied fishing. I tend towards deadbaits, the bait depending on the water. Some waters, trout waters for example work better on trout or part trout. Other waters inc trout waters respond to sea fish. If a water allows live baits, I have no problems using them. It's really like asking how long is a piece of string or how much lead to hold bottom. Every day is different, every water different. Watercraft as in all types of fishing is what you use to catch fish, any fish.
  9. Nice tribute to a great man
  10. Everything Mr Phone says is true. Absolutely. Except I wasn't on 6 figures unless you included the pennies.
  11. Just retire early Martin, once you've convinced yourself it's the right move, you'll wonder when you found the time to work. Mid week fishing in deserted spots, Grandkids from school, all those little jobs you've been meaning to do for the last 25 years. Retirement is a full time ocupation
  12. There are some really good air guns on the market today and some good spinning targets. Pellets vary in price and quality, you tend to get what you pay for in size, quality and fit. Killing animals/birds is a matter of respect, unless its vermin, if you can't or won't eat it, don't shoot it. In season we have Rabbit, Hare, Grouse, Partridge, Pheasant and pigeon. It's not really that far removed from eating fresh food grown wild or on an allotment. As a kid we survived by doing this with Grandads. As adults now, everything comes on a polythene tray in shrink wrap from a supermarket. Kids need to get off the computer outside and respect the countryside be it flora or fauna.
  13. Phone, That's the Cooey, mines a 19 something early. Ammunition for the .410 about 9 English pounds for 25. More for the 20g. 12g varies from a fiver a box for 21gram lead through to, really skies the limit for more powerful or steel. I really ought to reload, some of my friends take my empties and can reload them twice before getting rid. Decent brass is hard to get here too.
  14. My kids shoot, son a 12g and shoots regularly with me. He's also ex Army and used to many calibres. Daughter a .410 but she used to shoot a 12g SxS and .22 rifle and 5.56 rifle as well as air guns. Oldest granddaughter uses a O/U 20g and is quite proficient. Next granddaughter a .410 SxS and still at beginners stage. Next one down, no interest at all. Grandson age 6, I've just cut down a Cooey model 84, .410, you may know the brand, even the gun as apparently they're extremely popular as starter guns in the USA and Canada. I think about 1.9 million made before Winchester bought them. He loves it but mainly on statics at the mo with 2" 9gram cartridges. The reason I choose. 410 is the low or zero recoil and noise especially as starters. We have 28g but the ammo is prohibitively expensive. Even .410 costs almost double my 12g. 20g also costs more. I'm not a lover of 20g as it's too easy for a starter or occasionally someone using both to mix up. 20g into 12g could be fatal. Plus 20g cartridges can recoil more in a lighter gun than a heavier cartridge in my 12g. I'd love to explore the ammunition available in the USA as we are limited to the types we can use here. The law on ammunition is also complicated, for example, it's illegal to buy ammunition without a licence but legal to posses it. So...in theory, a licence holder may buy ammo and give it away to a non licence holder, and that's legal We are also just into the phasing out of lead. A voluntary ban is coming in with a total ban on lead for game in 5 years. A ban already exists on lead for wildfowling or shooting over water. It's an opinion only, that within a few decades shooting in any form in this country will be either unaffordable or illegal.
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