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I've dropped out of angling pretty much for the past two seasons due to a serious cycling habit - but the allure of the rivers is drawing me back.

 

Once June 16 hits I hope to wet a line.

 

Unlike my my inventive fishing partners who employ a range of fishing techniques for a range of species, I will invariably drop into a trotting session with float and fixed spool reel (my centrepin days never really took off).

 

I guess my hopes for next season include a summers day, sun shining (yes I know that knocks my chance of catching), hearing the water burbling past and my float smoothly edging down the swim, across gravel beds between streamer weed.

 

I'll probably lug my gear along by train and public transport. Happy to cough up a few spondoolies for a day ticket.

 

But where? Countryside or urban I don't care. I don't want you to put me on your fish. But somewhere interesting where I'll have a sniff.

 

Thanks folks

 

Tiddler Tamer

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He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days without taking a fish. (Hemingway - The old man and the sea)

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What area of the country are you from TiddlerTamer?

What rivers do you have near you?

 

Keith

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

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I live in London. I love the Wandle but it's less a float fishing river and better suited if you ledger. I guess fishing should be about catching fish but I quite simply love the technique of float fishing.

I used to fish the Lee up by Welwyn Garden City and float fishing swims were there but limited.

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He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days without taking a fish. (Hemingway - The old man and the sea)

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I've dropped out of angling pretty much for the past two seasons due to a serious cycling habit - but the allure of the rivers is drawing me back.

 

Once June 16 hits I hope to wet a line.

 

Unlike my my inventive fishing partners who employ a range of fishing techniques for a range of species, I will invariably drop into a trotting session with float and fixed spool reel (my centrepin days never really took off).

 

I guess my hopes for next season include a summers day, sun shining (yes I know that knocks my chance of catching), hearing the water burbling past and my float smoothly edging down the swim, across gravel beds between streamer weed.

 

I'll probably lug my gear along by train and public transport. Happy to cough up a few spondoolies for a day ticket.

 

But where? Countryside or urban I don't care. I don't want you to put me on your fish. But somewhere interesting where I'll have a sniff.

 

Thanks folks

 

Tiddler Tamer

If you haven't already, look up Urban Banks Fishing on U Tube, lots of inspiration regarding fishing the Urban Scene.

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