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The solstice is almost upon us, and soon the days will grow longer, and the sun gather strength.

 

Raise a glass to the turn of the year.

 

"A glass of champagne and some caviar,

or a packet of crisps and a pint in the bar"

 

Whatever your choice, seasonal greetings to all at AN.

 

 

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RNLI Governor

 

World species 471 : UK species 105 : English species 95 .

Certhia's world species - 215

Eclectic "husband and wife combined" world species 501

 

"Nothing matters very much, few things matter at all" - Plato

...only things like fresh bait and cold beer...

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Indeed. It takes us 35 minutes on the boat up the river to get to some good Perch and chub waters where you can't fish from the bank and the same back and we can't leave until 10 am and need to be back by 3pmand so that really leaves hardly any time to fish and it can be very irritating as it takes another hour or so to feed the swim.

Damn cold on the way up and back too.

 

Bring on the winter solstice!


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Blimey its not even cold yet and some whant it hot again,hopefully we will get a winter this year! minus 10 for two months then a summer never getting over 20c would be nice

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Believe NOTHING anyones says or writes unless you witness it yourself and even then your eyes can deceive you

 

There is only one opinion i listen to ,its mine and its ALWAYS right even when its wrong

 

Its far easier to curse the darkness than light one candle

 

Mathew 4:19

Grangers law : anything i say will  turn out the opposite or not happen at all!

 

"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical." Thomas Jefferson

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Blimey its not even cold yet and some whant it hot again,hopefully we will get a winter this year! minus 10 for two months then a summer never getting over 20c would be nice

Old Fart!


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Sounds strange but I really miss the hard winters.

Had some very productive days -6 degrees celcius in a Blizzard. Boy did I do some crazy stuff when I was younger...lool.

 

However, on topic, looking forwards to the longer days....

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Old Fart!

Cold winters are good ,thins out the unfit and old birds and animals but especially kills over wintering insects so theres not a glut but in my case knocks all of the rose leaves off that generally stay on the roses helping diseases multiply especially black spot grrr.

It also if its hard enough moves goodies about in the soil that are resting on their edges making detecting them near impossible

 

Cant bear summer once your in a tee shirt theres little to remove to keep cool if its cold you put more clothes on its far easier in winter ,mind you i generally only wear a tee shirt but wear a coat or gilet winter or summer purely for somewhere to put my wallet and keys etc when shopping but i was in a tee shirt sunday detecting and the resident moslems were in thick coats perhaps they regarded me as a strange infidel that kept praying every few seconds (me kneeling digging up their fricking pull tabs) LOL

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Believe NOTHING anyones says or writes unless you witness it yourself and even then your eyes can deceive you

 

There is only one opinion i listen to ,its mine and its ALWAYS right even when its wrong

 

Its far easier to curse the darkness than light one candle

 

Mathew 4:19

Grangers law : anything i say will  turn out the opposite or not happen at all!

 

"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical." Thomas Jefferson

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I don't want it to start getting lighter in the evenings, I've hardly had chance to take any of my telescopes out stargazing s060.gif

John S

Quanti Canicula Ille In Fenestra

 

Species caught in 2017 Common Ash, Hawthorn, Hazel, Scots Pine, White Willow.

Species caught in 2016: Alder, Blackthorn, Common Ash, Crab Apple, Left Earlobe, Pedunculate Oak, Rock Whitebeam, Scots Pine, Smooth-leaved Elm, Swan, Wayfaring tree.

Species caught in 2015: Ash, Bird Cherry, Black-Headed Gull, Common Hazel, Common Whitebeam, Elder, Field Maple, Gorse, Puma, Sessile Oak, White Willow.

Species caught in 2014: Big Angry Man's Ear, Blackthorn, Common Ash, Common Whitebeam, Downy Birch, European Beech, European Holly, Hawthorn, Hazel, Scots Pine, Wych Elm.
Species caught in 2013: Beech, Elder, Hawthorn, Oak, Right Earlobe, Scots Pine.

Species caught in 2012: Ash, Aspen, Beech, Big Nasty Stinging Nettle, Birch, Copper Beech, Grey Willow, Holly, Hazel, Oak, Wasp Nest (that was a really bad day), White Poplar.
Species caught in 2011: Blackthorn, Crab Apple, Elder, Fir, Hawthorn, Horse Chestnut, Oak, Passing Dog, Rowan, Sycamore, Willow.
Species caught in 2010: Ash, Beech, Birch, Elder, Elm, Gorse, Mullberry, Oak, Poplar, Rowan, Sloe, Willow, Yew.

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I like a good cold winter with lots of lovely snow - I like it even more when I'm sat on a tropical beach...

Species caught in 2020: Barbel. European Eel. Bleak. Perch. Pike.

Species caught in 2019: Pike. Bream. Tench. Chub. Common Carp. European Eel. Barbel. Bleak. Dace.

Species caught in 2018: Perch. Bream. Rainbow Trout. Brown Trout. Chub. Roach. Carp. European Eel.

Species caught in 2017: Siamese carp. Striped catfish. Rohu. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Black Minnow Shark. Perch. Chub. Brown Trout. Pike. Bream. Roach. Rudd. Bleak. Common Carp.

Species caught in 2016: Siamese carp. Jullien's golden carp. Striped catfish. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Alligator gar. Rohu. Black Minnow Shark. Roach, Bream, Perch, Ballan Wrasse. Rudd. Common Carp. Pike. Zander. Chub. Bleak.

Species caught in 2015: Brown Trout. Roach. Bream. Terrapin. Eel. Barbel. Pike. Chub.

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I like a good cold winter with lots of lovely snow - I like it even more when I'm sat on a tropical beach...

Ok lets agree i get the cold you get the beach nightmare

Believe NOTHING anyones says or writes unless you witness it yourself and even then your eyes can deceive you

 

There is only one opinion i listen to ,its mine and its ALWAYS right even when its wrong

 

Its far easier to curse the darkness than light one candle

 

Mathew 4:19

Grangers law : anything i say will  turn out the opposite or not happen at all!

 

"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical." Thomas Jefferson

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