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Old 14-01-2018, 12:38 AM
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I took 2 guys out on Corrib one time for the WTT auction. One guy , from the moment I met him , kept telling me how good an angler he was - how he didn't mind what end of the boat he fished from as he could cast equally well with either hand - he teaches kids how to fish etc. etc.
It was Mayfly time and trout were moving to them so I set a 2 fly dry cast for him - 2 big Wulffs - it was a bit blowy that day.
Anyway - 2 minutes later a trout rolled over the point fly but there was no reaction from this guy. He just sat there looking at the water oblivious to the take.Not wanting to embarrass the guy, I said nothing .
His casting was atrocious - his flies landed in a heap every time. We fished on and 10 minutes later another fish rose to his flies - still no reaction from this guy. I was just about to tell him him when he piped up - "bit slow today isn't it"?
I knew I was in for a long day .
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Old 14-01-2018, 07:02 AM
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One day at Whitton Castle lakes my friend and I had discovered that if we ginked up the antron breather on a single buzzer we could pop it up into the surface film by carrying out a series of very short quick pulls where it would sit quite happily in the breeze. A slow pull would sink it in the ripple but another series of short quick pulls would pop it back up there.

We'd just moved to an area vacated by two other anglers and we were into fish straight away. Taking two and three fish respectively in very quick time the two anglers who had vacated the area returned and accused me of cheating and asked me to bring my flies in stating I was fishing a flicker mini lure which was illegal.

I refused and told him I was fishing a single buzzer to which he replied you don't fish buzzers like that.

I pulled a slow draw to sink the buzzer and within a couple of seconds the rod was almost snatched out of my hands.

With the fish in my net matey was almost sat on my shoulder but sat nicely in the side of the fish's mouth was a nice black buzzer with the breather clearly visible.

No apology, not thanks for the info, just an angry, "you look like coarse anglers, (we did ), and it looked like you were cheating so we had to check as they stormed off
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Old 14-01-2018, 09:27 AM
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When it comes to fishing,I don’t think it’s wise to say always or never.Ive seen too many instances where something shouldn’t have happened....
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Old 14-01-2018, 10:03 AM
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Advice to boat anglers.
ALWAYS stay away from bank anglers.
NEVER encroach on bank anglers who are catching fish!
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Old 14-01-2018, 10:14 AM
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Advice to boat anglers.
ALWAYS stay away from bank anglers.
NEVER encroach on bank anglers who are catching fish!
I agree and would add ...boat anglers ..never cut in front of another boats drift. But all of that is more about common courtesy, common sense and plain good manners than fishing...
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Old 14-01-2018, 12:25 PM
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I agree and would add ...boat anglers ..never cut in front of another boats drift. But all of that is more about common courtesy, common sense and plain good manners than fishing...
...I would also add - when approaching the end of a drift and with boats behind you, don't f'ing gun the engine out of the drift until you're clear of said boats. Absolute zoomers!
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Old 14-01-2018, 01:01 PM
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It’s not unlike cat skinning, there is more than one way. Some ways might be better than others. Some people have very closed minds but I think a flexible adaptive approach pays dividends.
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Old 14-01-2018, 01:49 PM
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NEVER eat blackberries from behind the fishing hut, ever!
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Old 14-01-2018, 03:28 PM
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There is one bit of advice I always give to every angler I meet on the bank side- “enjoy your day”
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Old 14-01-2018, 03:44 PM
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I always say hi to other anglers and recently even local maggoters say hi to me too. I never rig my fly rod first, I put the waders and the vest first and then rig the rod last.
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