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5 minutes ago, Huge_Vitae said:

So many names come to mind over the years Gozzer, I left AN for a while mainly because of the Brexit thread but came back for reasons now unknown! That being said I have enjoyed today’s chat of various subjects without the input of a certain minority and hopefully if it continues others may come back and we can enjoy a form of socialising whilst not socialising.

I walked into woolies one day with a fair amount of cash from potato picking in the summer hols and they were selling off all their fishing gear cheap, I got a load of big lures and a wire trace making kit and set about pike fishing at the brickyard in Gunville, I was testing one of the lures by chucking it out a few yards to get a measure of how fast to retrieve it whilst standing in the water and a pike hit the lure right at my feet! I CRAPPED MYSELF and pulled the rod up so high and fast the pike went airborne and then fell off. That was when I got hooked on pike fishing excuse the pun.

I have to agree with you, that tonight has been a pleasant change to the usual crap on here. We've had a few lapsed members drop in over the last year or so, but after a few hellos, and a quick look around, they don't bother coming back. I like to think that some will return, but I'm not that optimistic.

John.


Angling is more than just catching fish, if it wasn't it would just be called 'catching'......... John

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8 minutes ago, Huge_Vitae said:

So many names come to mind over the years Gozzer, I left AN for a while mainly because of the Brexit thread but came back for reasons now unknown! That being said I have enjoyed today’s chat of various subjects without the input of a certain minority and hopefully if it continues others may come back and we can enjoy a form of socialising whilst not socialising.

I walked into woolies one day with a fair amount of cash from potato picking in the summer hols and they were selling off all their fishing gear cheap, I got a load of big lures and a wire trace making kit and set about pike fishing at the brickyard in Gunville, I was testing one of the lures by chucking it out a few yards to get a measure of how fast to retrieve it whilst standing in the water and a pike hit the lure right at my feet! I CRAPPED MYSELF and pulled the rod up so high and fast the pike went airborne and then fell off. That was when I got hooked on pike fishing excuse the pun.

Besides the woolies rod mentioned earlier i still have one of their reels ,its an international 50 boat reel (i could look its in the top of the airing cupboard i think drying from its last trip about 15 years ago !) Very good reel indeed i couldnt fault it for the money charged .

They did ok stuff the hooks were ok some from the intrepid works i think some mustard all in plain clothes ofcourse with the woolies logo (what was it?) In all ok stuff worth what it cost


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ALL,

I feel privileged to be able to quote GOZZER!!!!!!

As I'm getting older I've thought about some of the regular members from when I joined nearly 14 yrs ago, and how they are now. Names like Poldark, Ferret, DavyR, Budgie, Snatcher, Nurse Judy, Worms, Kleinboet, Chris Goddard etc. There are too many to mention, but it would be nice to hear how they are if anyone is still in touch with them. It's sad that so many have left the forum, it used to be such a lively place, if a bit argumentative, at times.

John.

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ALL 

I frequently here from NEWT

pHONE

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Hope hes doing ok mr Bush not heard from him for years just after marrying a new lady i think after Jan died (i hope thats right )


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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2 hours ago, Phone said:

ALL 

I frequently here from NEWT

pHONE

Pass on my regards to Next if you'd be so kind Phone. 

 

I was thinking of Globetrotter from off here the other day strangely enough. I remember buying his book but never got to read it as my St. Bernard Oscar ate the thing whilst I was out, that dog was stoopid! 

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He was kinda cool. Great storyteller.

I say hi for everybody when Newt crosses my path

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Gozzer,

How are you getting along with your body part. The conjunctivitis  bit was worrysome as it is often just a symptom of an underlying issue. Could you tell if it was the cleaners?  Maybe you will be relegated to the garden for half hour. Of course it could rain.

Phone

 

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12 hours ago, Phone said:

ALL,

I feel privileged to be able to quote GOZZER!!!!!!

As I'm getting older I've thought about some of the regular members from when I joined nearly 14 yrs ago, and how they are now. Names like Poldark, Ferret, DavyR, Budgie, Snatcher, Nurse Judy, Worms, Kleinboet, Chris Goddard etc. There are too many to mention, but it would be nice to hear how they are if anyone is still in touch with them. It's sad that so many have left the forum, it used to be such a lively place, if a bit argumentative, at times.

John.

You can quote me any time mate, although I'm still waiting for the cash from the repeat royalties to appear in my bank account.:D

John


Angling is more than just catching fish, if it wasn't it would just be called 'catching'......... John

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9 hours ago, Phone said:

Gozzer,

How are you getting along with your body part. The conjunctivitis  bit was worrysome as it is often just a symptom of an underlying issue. Could you tell if it was the cleaners?  Maybe you will be relegated to the garden for half hour. Of course it could rain.

Phone

 

Sorry phone, I should have updated you lot after you gave me advice.

My eye is still slightly sore, but nowhere near as bad as it was. I went to the Pharmacy last week, and after queueing for about 40 mins, got in. The pharmacist examined the eye from a safe distance of about 10 feet, asked me a few questions, and came to the same conclusion as me. There was hardly any pus, so he doubted it was conjunctivitis, just an infection. I bought some antibacterial gel, that you squeeze onto your lower eye lid 3 times a day. It says not to use it for more than 5 days, so I stopped at the weekend, and so far it seems to have done the trick. My only concern is that the sight in my right eye, my dominant one, seems to have deteriorated slightly. The infection has left a scab on my eye lid and that itches a bit, but I still bathe it, and that helps. I'll be up close to one of the practice nurses tomorrow, when I get my shingles jab, so if it's one of the regular ones, I might ask what they think. 

John.

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Oh by the way HV, I did bathe the eye with a 'Yorkshire' tea bag as you suggested, and it did ease it. The only problem was, the tea is pretty strong, and after leaving it on for a little longer than I intended, My right eye looked like it belonged to someone from the Indian subcontinent!


Angling is more than just catching fish, if it wasn't it would just be called 'catching'......... John

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