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    Default Re: Using Reservoir tactics on a wild Lough for brown trout

    Had to extract bats from the house twice - both times with welding gloves on after they got tired. The only amusing thing about the experience was watching the confusion on the cats face. After which he sprang into action, exiting through the patio door leaving myself with the bat to deal with.
    I'll be giving the Blue Bowl a miss I think; I felt nauseous just reading it.
    Nice pics though.

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    I've on more than 1 occasion had to detach a bat from a hook during a few sessions of night fishing, probably in the same way of extracting a hook from a parr or smolt. grasp the creature by it's back & remove the hook cautiously. A mate I used to fish with always kept a gardening glove in his pocket for this type of scenario, he hated bats!
    2019 & it will be time for a change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mackiia1 View Post
    Tomorrow's dinner in my house - cream and salt on the mashed spuds - mustard for the Bacon - cabbage boiled in the same water as the Bacon.
    Probably not the healthiest , but absolutely yum - even the Kids love it.
    That's the way to cook bacon, cabbage and spuds apart from salt on the spuds, butter and milk is the way I like it best. I love this dish myself particularly if the bacon is good quality not too much fat, but my wife and children wouldn't touch it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy1 View Post
    I've on more than 1 occasion had to detach a bat from a hook during a few sessions of night fishing, probably in the same way of extracting a hook from a parr or smolt. grasp the creature by it's back & remove the hook cautiously. A mate I used to fish with always kept a gardening glove in his pocket for this type of scenario, he hated bats!
    How has this thread changed from using reservoir tactics on Irish Loughs to talking about bats, and I'm not blaming you taffy1.

  4. #74

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gdog View Post
    How has this thread changed from using reservoir tactics on Irish Loughs to talking about bats, and I'm not blaming you taffy1.
    ... don't forget all the talk of ways to cook cabbage. Not bad though - 8 pages. Doesn't beat the thread about teapots ending up doing the Four Yorkshiremen sketch in less than 3 pages.
    Last edited by Cap'n Fishy; 03-12-2019 at 01:26 AM. Reason: typo
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    Default Re: Using Reservoir tactics on a wild Lough for brown trout

    That’s also happened to me while night fishing, I thought it was a leaf in the dark so went to pull it off and it nearly gave me a heart attack, lucky it wasn’t actually hooked and flew away when untangled, since then I’ve always removed leaves in the dark with caution

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    Always be very careful if you have to handle a bat...

    Bats and rabies - Bats and disease in the UK - Bat Conservation Trust

    Col
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    Was well aware of that Col. Normally a bat connects with the lure/fly on the back cast, the forward cast is automatically made without detection, except for that " damn caught a leaf on the back cast feeling, a "dunked" bat is far less lively than an air-dry version & is a very relieved mammal that hasn't met a watery demise. (Did some bat conservation courses with the local authority I was employed with before retirement)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gdog View Post
    .............How has this thread changed from using reservoir tactics on Irish Loughs to talking about bats, and I'm not blaming you taffy1.
    Apologies Gdog, I only followed on from the couple of posts previous to mine. No intention to hijack the 1st post.
    Last edited by taffy1; 03-12-2019 at 12:00 AM.
    2019 & it will be time for a change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy1 View Post
    Was well aware of that Col...
    For sure - most folk will be. I thought, no harm in pointing it out, just in case...

    Col
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    Default Re: Using Reservoir tactics on a wild Lough for brown trout

    Quote Originally Posted by Gdog View Post
    That's the way to cook bacon, cabbage and spuds apart from salt on the spuds, butter and milk is the way I like it best. I love this dish myself particularly if the bacon is good quality not too much fat, but my wife and children wouldn't touch it.
    We should do a seperate Bacon & Cabbage thread
    When all else fails , a running kick in the b0ll0x will often work wonders !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cap'n Fishy View Post
    For sure - most folk will be. I thought, no harm in pointing it out, just in case...

    Col
    None whatsoever, they are a protected species here in the UK.
    2019 & it will be time for a change.

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