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Jim Roper:

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Yet I would LOVE to fish redmire for what it means to angling, not just carp fishing. For all the nostalgia, the history, from Dick Walker to Chris Yates and every other great angler who ever sat on their banks.

Why not try here.

I reckon it's the 'secret lake' in their series.

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Jim, the secret lake was it stream feed?, I think I remember a reference to dace must get the video out and check. The stream may be there as the picture is a bit pix-elated

Regards Tony.

 

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."

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Not quite sure about some of the complaints about Redmire. I am sure some people would have double swims to take the latest seven man Nash/Fox et al bivvies and shower blocks.

 

As Chris Yates said in passion for angling "they are even tidying up Redmire"

 

When I fished Redmire, over ten years ago, it was the best fishing trip ever despite gale force winds, driving rain and a blank for me.

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Angling heritage? Are you having a laugh?

 

The whole point about Dick Walker and Redmire Pool was that he was a pioneer, fishing the unhknown. More than half a century on, it's a joke.

 

If Walker in his prime was alive today,do you imagine for one moment that he would be fishing a place like Redmire? Please...

 

Walker would be pioneering something different... something that the so-called stars of today would never comprehend. That's because he would be fishing for a species in a venue that nobody else had truly exploited.

 

At the risk of sounding like an old codger, I have to say that nobody today is doing that. The sad people on the 'specialist circuit' would make an innovative angler like Walker turn in his grave.

 

Even today the great anglers find their fish, catch them and move on to new challenges. The rest - the majority - are mindless morons that follow like sheep.

 

It's a shame places like Redmire aren't bigger... it would keep the complete tossers out of circulation.

 

Remember: keep your mind open... catch and move on. It's always the first angler in the hot spot who strikes gold.

Fenboy

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fenboy:

Even today the great anglers find their fish, catch them and move on to new challenges. The rest - the majority - are mindless morons that follow like sheep.

It's a shame places like Redmire aren't bigger... it would keep the complete tossers out of circulation.

Sounds like you are slagging off the "average" angler, fenboy. Or are you referring to the majority of "name" anglers? It's not clear to whom you're referring.

 

It struck me that anyone who was thinking about trying angling for the first time, and who visited this site, and who read the above, would be very put-off by the elitist sentiment expressed, afraid to try for fear of looking "stupid", for fear of being labelled a "mindless sheep" or a "complete tosser".

IMO angling as an industry needs this majority,indeed angling IS this majority: the ones who are just content to spend some quality time outdoors, and mind their own business and catch a few fish, without being thought of as stupid if they follow the example and fishing technique of one of the "celebrity anglers", say.

A better example might be to encourage new blood to the sport, not to make them fearful of looking 'stupid'.

 

Embrace, don't alienate, that's what I say.

 

Maybe I've got you wrong, maybe I've misunderstood. I don't know.

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Fenboy, it is 'heritage' because of its connection with Dick Walker. I have read, with a degree of amazement, of it being called a 'carp heritage site', which I think is verging on the vaguelly amusing. But Walker was a great angler, perhaps a very great angler. For no other reason Redmire should continue as a fitting memorial to him. A bronze statue of the great man squatting under a bankside tree, weighing up the water, index finger to his lips, trademark hat and holding his rod, in anticipation of what he intended to catch, well, I think we owe it to him.

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Welcome to the forum fenboy, You're not related to Des Taylor are you mate

Seriously I agree with some of your points catching and moving on being the first angler, the sheep mentality and all that, but I do stand by the fact that Redmire is part of angling heritage just like stone henge is part of our national heritage.

Once again welcome to the forum mate its good to have someone who is a bit controversial on the board

Regards Tony.

 

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."

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Originally posted by fenboy:

 

Even today the great anglers find their fish, catch them and move on to new challenges. The rest - the majority - are mindless morons that follow like sheep.[/QB]


You've divided us into just two categories - the great anglers and the rest - so, tell us fenboy - which of the above describes you?

 

Has angling REALLY made you this bitter, fenboy? Please let us know, because I for one would like to avoid whatever it was that messed you up, mate.

 

Terry

And on the eighth day God created carp fishing...and he saw that it was pukka.

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