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I have been reading a few more angling publications recently then I would normally do mainly because I have been trudging around London to various meetings and they are slightly more interesting to read then the meeting papers when traveling on the bus or tube.

 

The articles are always fairly cliched affairs with the same phrases and terms repeated over and over again. But there is one phrase that makes my blood boil and want to do serious mischief to the writer or even worse an another angler who I may say it to me face to face and its the term

 

BAGGED UP

 

However it is used it winds me up, I dont know why but I just hate it and its made worse if it comes with the phrase "tonne up"

 

I bagged up big time, had a bagging session, bagged a tonne :angry: I hate them all.

 

Oddly I do not mind anglers saying they caught a nice mixed bag of fish, but bagging aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

 

Any angling phrases, terms get on your wick?

Stephen

 

Species Caught 2014

Zander, Pike, Bream, Roach, Tench, Perch, Rudd, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Eel, Grayling, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

Species Caught 2013

Pike, Zander, Bream, Roach, Eel, Tench, Rudd, Perch, Common Carp, Koi Carp, Brown Goldfish, Grayling, Brown Trout, Chub, Roosterfish, Dorado, Black Grouper, Barracuda, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Tarpon, Red Snapper

Species Caught 2012
Zander, Pike, Perch, Chub, Ruff, Gudgeon, Dace, Minnow, Wels Catfish, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Roach, Bream, Eel, Rudd, Tench, Arapaima, Mekong Catfish, Sawai Catfish, Marbled Tiger Catfish, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Thai Redtail Catfish, Batrachian Walking Catfish, Siamese Carp, Rohu, Julliens Golden Prize Carp, Giant Gourami, Java Barb, Red Tailed Tin Foil Barb, Nile Tilapia, Black Pacu, Red Bellied Pacu, Alligator Gar
Species Caught 2011
Zander, Tench, Bream, Chub, Barbel, Roach, Rudd, Grayling, Brown Trout, Salmon Parr, Minnow, Pike, Eel, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Koi Carp, Crucian Carp, F1 Carp, Blue Orfe, Ide, Goldfish, Brown Goldfish, Comet Goldfish, Golden Tench, Golden Rudd, Perch, Gudgeon, Ruff, Bleak, Dace, Sergeant Major, French Grunt, Yellow Tail Snapper, Tom Tate Grunt, Clown Wrasse, Slippery Dick Wrasse, Doctor Fish, Graysby, Dusky Squirrel Fish, Longspine Squirrel Fish, Stripped Croaker, Leather Jack, Emerald Parrot Fish, Red Tail Parrot Fish, White Grunt, Bone Fish
Species Caught 2010
Zander, Pike, Perch, Eel, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Mirror Carp, Common Carp, Crucian Carp, Siamese Carp, Asian Redtail Catfish, Sawai Catfish, Rohu, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Pacu, Long Tom, Moon Wrasse, Sergeant Major, Green Damsel, Tomtate Grunt, Sea Chub, Yellowtail Surgeon, Black Damsel, Blue Dot Grouper, Checkered Sea Perch, Java Rabbitfish, One Spot Snapper, Snubnose Rudderfish
Species Caught 2009
Barramundi, Spotted Sorubim Catfish, Wallago Leeri Catfish, Wallago Attu Catfish, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Mrigul, Siamese Carp, Java Barb, Tarpon, Wahoo, Barracuda, Skipjack Tuna, Bonito, Yellow Eye Rockfish, Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Black Fin Snapper, Dog Snapper, Yellow Tail Snapper, Marble Grouper, Black Fin Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, Mutton Snapper, Redhind Grouper, Saddle Grouper, Schoolmaster, Coral Trout, Bar Jack, Pike, Zander, Perch, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Common Carp, Golden Tench, Wels Catfish
Species Caught 2008
Dorado, Wahoo, Barracuda, Bonito, Black Fin Tuna, Long Tom, Sergeant Major, Red Snapper, Black Damsel, Queen Trigga Fish, Red Grouper, Redhind Grouper, Rainbow Wrasse, Grey Trigger Fish, Ehrenbergs Snapper, Malabar Grouper, Lunar Fusiler, Two Tone Wrasse, Starry Dragonet, Convict Surgeonfish, Moonbeam Dwarf Angelfish,Bridled Monocle Bream, Redlined Triggerfish, Cero Mackeral, Rainbow Runner
Species Caught 2007
Arapaima, Alligator Gar, Mekong Catfish, Spotted Sorubim Catfish, Pacu, Siamese Carp, Barracuda, Black Fin Tuna, Queen Trigger Fish, Red Snapper, Yellow Tail Snapper, Honeycomb Grouper, Red Grouper, Schoolmaster, Cubera Snapper, Black Grouper, Albacore, Ballyhoo, Coney, Yellowfin Goatfish, Lattice Spinecheek

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There's something so horribly dismissive about referring to anything that isn't a carp as silver fish/silvers that really narks me.

 

In total agreement with that.

Stephen

 

Species Caught 2014

Zander, Pike, Bream, Roach, Tench, Perch, Rudd, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Eel, Grayling, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

Species Caught 2013

Pike, Zander, Bream, Roach, Eel, Tench, Rudd, Perch, Common Carp, Koi Carp, Brown Goldfish, Grayling, Brown Trout, Chub, Roosterfish, Dorado, Black Grouper, Barracuda, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Tarpon, Red Snapper

Species Caught 2012
Zander, Pike, Perch, Chub, Ruff, Gudgeon, Dace, Minnow, Wels Catfish, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Roach, Bream, Eel, Rudd, Tench, Arapaima, Mekong Catfish, Sawai Catfish, Marbled Tiger Catfish, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Thai Redtail Catfish, Batrachian Walking Catfish, Siamese Carp, Rohu, Julliens Golden Prize Carp, Giant Gourami, Java Barb, Red Tailed Tin Foil Barb, Nile Tilapia, Black Pacu, Red Bellied Pacu, Alligator Gar
Species Caught 2011
Zander, Tench, Bream, Chub, Barbel, Roach, Rudd, Grayling, Brown Trout, Salmon Parr, Minnow, Pike, Eel, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Koi Carp, Crucian Carp, F1 Carp, Blue Orfe, Ide, Goldfish, Brown Goldfish, Comet Goldfish, Golden Tench, Golden Rudd, Perch, Gudgeon, Ruff, Bleak, Dace, Sergeant Major, French Grunt, Yellow Tail Snapper, Tom Tate Grunt, Clown Wrasse, Slippery Dick Wrasse, Doctor Fish, Graysby, Dusky Squirrel Fish, Longspine Squirrel Fish, Stripped Croaker, Leather Jack, Emerald Parrot Fish, Red Tail Parrot Fish, White Grunt, Bone Fish
Species Caught 2010
Zander, Pike, Perch, Eel, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Mirror Carp, Common Carp, Crucian Carp, Siamese Carp, Asian Redtail Catfish, Sawai Catfish, Rohu, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Pacu, Long Tom, Moon Wrasse, Sergeant Major, Green Damsel, Tomtate Grunt, Sea Chub, Yellowtail Surgeon, Black Damsel, Blue Dot Grouper, Checkered Sea Perch, Java Rabbitfish, One Spot Snapper, Snubnose Rudderfish
Species Caught 2009
Barramundi, Spotted Sorubim Catfish, Wallago Leeri Catfish, Wallago Attu Catfish, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Mrigul, Siamese Carp, Java Barb, Tarpon, Wahoo, Barracuda, Skipjack Tuna, Bonito, Yellow Eye Rockfish, Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Black Fin Snapper, Dog Snapper, Yellow Tail Snapper, Marble Grouper, Black Fin Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, Mutton Snapper, Redhind Grouper, Saddle Grouper, Schoolmaster, Coral Trout, Bar Jack, Pike, Zander, Perch, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Common Carp, Golden Tench, Wels Catfish
Species Caught 2008
Dorado, Wahoo, Barracuda, Bonito, Black Fin Tuna, Long Tom, Sergeant Major, Red Snapper, Black Damsel, Queen Trigga Fish, Red Grouper, Redhind Grouper, Rainbow Wrasse, Grey Trigger Fish, Ehrenbergs Snapper, Malabar Grouper, Lunar Fusiler, Two Tone Wrasse, Starry Dragonet, Convict Surgeonfish, Moonbeam Dwarf Angelfish,Bridled Monocle Bream, Redlined Triggerfish, Cero Mackeral, Rainbow Runner
Species Caught 2007
Arapaima, Alligator Gar, Mekong Catfish, Spotted Sorubim Catfish, Pacu, Siamese Carp, Barracuda, Black Fin Tuna, Queen Trigger Fish, Red Snapper, Yellow Tail Snapper, Honeycomb Grouper, Red Grouper, Schoolmaster, Cubera Snapper, Black Grouper, Albacore, Ballyhoo, Coney, Yellowfin Goatfish, Lattice Spinecheek

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I totally agree with all the earlier posts and would add.

 

when asking someone what they caught and you get the answer in weight...rather than what fish they actually caught.

From a spark a fire will flare up

English by birth, Cockney by the Grace of God

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Any angling phrases, terms get on your wick?

 

Lunker: it used to be a favourite of both weeklies but I've not looked at either of them for years so they may have grown out of it, or changed editors. I neither know or care. :blink:

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I personnaly just hate anything written by Alex Bones, how he can find something new to say about a commercial 3lb carp puddle every month makes me depair. Although it inevitably means getting a new guru product every month, he annoys me.

 

Just got the new Imporve Your Coarse Fishing through the door so lets see...... oh look hes got a lovely 2lb common, well that makes a change doesn't it, and all you need is a tackle box full of guru's new leads, line and clips. Nice angling

 

Do love the underwater bit in the next but one article though, something different.

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Bagged up doesn't really bother me too much. I do agree with the ''Silver Fish'' statement though! THEY ARE NOT ALL SILVER!!!! LOL

 

I don't really have many fishing terms I do not like, I do love the ''Zoo creature'' term Matt Hayes uses though when he is playing something of a good size, and the ''Its like a freshly mowed lawn'' when he catches a Tench :)

 

It does annoy me though when you get a ''Matt Hayes'' wannabe on the bank... The kind that gives you a dirty look if you dare sneeze on the next peg.... But will then answer his phone and speak to the wife so loudly birds in the Amazon flock for cover.... Then they lose a fish and insist on commenting on what just happened & how you should change everything about your rig.. What was it last time...

 

Ahh thats it: ''What you want to do mate is swap from Sweetcorn to Bacon, you will have a lot more luck with the bigger fish''... And I am like.... Oh I have some bacon in my socks from last Thursday! Thanks for the tip... And stop standing over the water booming out different baits while pointing and flailing your arms around and I might have a chance of getting the Carp back in the swim!

 

 

LOL

Species Caught 2011: Mirror Carp, Barbel, Ide, Rudd, Roach, Bleak, Perch, Bream,

 

Species Caught 2010: Perch, Pike, Roach, Rudd, Bleak, Bream, Gudgeon, Ruffe, Ide, Tench, Mirror Carp, Common Carp, Barbel, Chub, F1, Crusian Carp, Goldfish

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Plenty, cos I'm a right misery :)

 

- 'chod'

- 'social'

- 'geez(er)'

- 'chops'

- 'get on the [name of current bandwagon, usually a boilie name or rig]'

- 'syndi'

- 'pukka' (FFS)

- 'camo' (as a verb, GOD it annoys me)

- 'guesting'

- 'noddies'

- 'target fish'

- 'wrong 'un'

- describing any item of tackle by it's brand name, e.g. 'Armo' (just call it a bivvy eh?) or 'tournies' (IT'S A REEL!)

- 'this is a [insert name of boilie manufacturer here] lake mate'

- any name of a fish

 

These are usually combined into a single hateful sentence that despite my calm demenour, makes me want to beat the offending simpleton to within an inch of his unimaginative life with a copy of the OED.

 

'Alright geez, had a result last night, had ****face at 39.10, biggest in the syndi mate. Was 'aving a social, just banged out a chod and a few chops, camoed up the rig like, course this is a mainline lake mate so I got on the cell for this season, pukka bait, it's doin' the business down here this year, thought I might get my target fish once the noddies had ****ed off home like. Was in the Armo and the delk screeched off, rest is history, went 39.10 on the reubens. Next target is Pisswings, course that means doin' a bit of guesting, know what I mean?'

 

CHRIST :rolleyes:

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music

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'Bagging up': I too dislike this term.

 

Small Silvers: I don't see anything wrong in calling Roach, Rudd, Bleak and Dace silvers because that is what they are: silver in colour; but I certainly wouldn't call Bream, Tench, Crucians, Barbel Perch and Carp etc. silvers because they are not (except when very immature).

 

Another thing that I dislike is some of the names for fishing tackle nowerdays:

 

'Elasticated Whip' : Why on earth did they decide to call a short elasticated pole a whip?? It bears no resemblance to a true whip which has a fine responsive bendy tip to absorb the lunges of a fish (and is not elasticated) and which you lift into a fish and swing it to hand and cast either under-arm, over-arm or sideways.

originally a whip was called a whip because it resembled a real whip and which you could use to whip in silvers using speed fishing; and an elasticated pole was what it says on the packet; an elastcated pole.

 

A pellet rod: Surely it is just a rod with a certain action that can be used with other baits as well; isn't it? can't you use it for any other baits besides pellets?.

 

The 'Zig Rig' : Why when you are using an anchored crust or another anchored bait (either on the surface or submerged) do people call it a 'Zig Rig'?

Who's 'Zig'? and why do people think it is Zig's rig? It has been used for centuries.

Happiness is Fish shaped (it used to be woman shaped but the wife is getting on a bit now)

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