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Blackbird1

Hello, newbie (old fart) here.

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Yep after a few weeks waiting, I have finally been let in,  I fish for Barbel mostly now these days, although I am happy to catch anything that swims. Unfortunately Barbel are in short supply at the moment, it seems the Winter floods have a hand in that, hoping for a better Autumn / Winter when I really knuckle down. Nice to see AN still going strong, and also some of the 'old uns' too. I used to look in some years ago when the debates were legendary, and then along came facebook..., Oh! well. 🤔

Anyway nice to be here, and look forward to having a chat.      

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Welcome aboard. Sorry for the delay in approving your membership. Seemed I did them and no emails were getting sent. Hopefully, that’s sorted now.

Still a few regulars here and we may start attracting a few new faces once things get going again  

Good luck with the barbel!


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The debates are still legendary most probably one or two are still being legendary lol


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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GEEZE,

I FORGOT to welcome you (is it "back"), I mean did you have a user name  in the olden days?

Barbel are a fish species we don't have on this side of the pond, however Phone is pretty much an expert on all things fishing

FIRE AWAY

Phone

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Dont believe him ,when he was called Phonebush he knew nothing lol Everything he knows he got here ,the carp are so desperate to be caught they jump in the boat

This is him before he got " changed" into phone

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For some strange reason i wish i was there!?! I think it may be Ant's twin sister?

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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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Ha! Phone and Chesters, thanks for the welcome, no problem Elton, thanks for the add. You boys are missing a trick I reckon Phone, having no Barbel, they really do put a bend in your rod, however some bright sparks thought it was a good idea to release Otters back into the wild, and they have decimated fish stocks in many rivers. But we soldier on and I still catch the odd one or two .Spam is a top bait for them, but we seem to have only 2 types of flavours over here original and bacon grill, I hear in the States you got the whole shabang, and would pay good money to have the Garlic Spam again.  If you are up for making a bit of easy money let me know🤑.

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Youve obviously not come across american postal costs i tried to buy a photographic ruler from the states ,a few dollars for the rule but the company wanted ten times that to stick it in an envelope and send it!

Another wanted to charge 68 dollars to post a t shirt!

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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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Bbird1,

CHESTERS1 is right and with my luck right out of the sky comes a VAT that is eve sillier. Being the sporting guy I am here is a "scratch and sniff" picture of the best Spam ever for fish bait

Pumpkin Spice Spam Is Real and We Tried It | Food & Wine

PHONE

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Pumpkin!

That's a new one on me, out of interest what do you catch on the stuff? 

Seems like SPAM is not as popular over here as it is in the States....we had a version of Spam (special addition) called Stinky French Garlic, it was a great bait , but is now discontinues and fetches ridiculous prices on ebay .spam.jpg.f24ba0634fc68574812a57bf504a6e36.jpg

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