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    It's long been necessary to keep your wits about you when bank fishing at Farmoor, specially on a nice day. There's quite heavy traffic...
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    JohnH replied to the thread How Did We Ever?.
    Take a look at the colour plate of Dr Bell's (of Blagdon) flies in Adrian Freer's excellent book on the subject. They originated between...
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    JohnH reacted to Vintage Badger's post in the thread Hover fly line with Like Like.
    Errr... I'd imagine Hoover is the best make, as I'm not aware Dyson or Shark make fly lines? ;) Joking aside, if it's a typo and you...
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    JohnH reacted to 3lbgrayling's post in the thread LOM 10/11/21 with Like Like.
    Harder day today.2 deg on arriving at lake but forecast was ok. Again headed to malling. but slow.I had the best fish of the day as my...
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    JohnH reacted to York1e's post in the thread Returning with Like Like.
    Gave up fishing 3 years ago due to ill health, since the then sitting in hospital through Aug/Sept some of which I was on life support...
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    JohnH reacted to PaulD's post in the thread Anyone use a baitcaster for salmon fishing. with Like Like.
    I used to use this Abu Baitcaster (6ft 6" - casting 5 - 25g) for seatrout and grilse. The reel is an Abu Ambassadeur UC 4601C, left hand...
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    JohnH reacted to John Bailey's post in the thread Packham and his Platform with Like Like.
    As a one-time professional historian, I had sympathy for Huw Edwards this week for being roundly censored by his employer, the BBC...
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    JohnH reacted to jc123's post in the thread Guidline elavation finish with Like Like.
    thought it was their 'eco' finish absolutely fantastic rods tho', i remember your previous post, super easy to cast, i'd be surprised...
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    JohnH reacted to Cap'n Fishy's post in the thread LOM 5/11/21 with Like Like.
    Only took shots of a couple of your fish, plus the otter that swam past with a fish in its mooth... With apologies to the 'don't lift...
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    JohnH replied to the thread LOM 5/11/21.
    Looks like some great late season big-water fishing. Well played Jim...
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    JohnH reacted to 3lbgrayling's post in the thread LOM 5/11/21 with Like Like.
    what a great day on the Lake of Menteith today.23 fish to the boat .4 over 6lb. outstanding.. Some photos to follow (tomorrow) Jim
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    JohnH replied to the thread The Letters of Reverend E C Alston.
    Adrian Freer has done some good work in respect of "angling heroes of the past whose memory we should rescue before it is too late" over...
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    JohnH reacted to BobP's post in the thread The Letters of Reverend E C Alston with Like Like.
    Back in 1973-77 I was a river keeper on the Wylye - the Piscatorial Society water. Through Richard Walker I was introduced to the Revd...
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    JohnH replied to the thread The Letters of Reverend E C Alston.
    There's a reference to meeting Revd. Alston in Ireland on pages 68 to 70 of Bernard Venables' 1993 book "The illustrated memoirs of a...
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    JohnH replied to the thread Fishing the F Fly.
    +1 from me, but as Col says each to their own...
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