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billy fish

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My father . Taught me to fish and tie flys. He opened the ”book “ of angling for me and turned the pages one at a time and gave me time to work things out for myself .
These sentiments are echoed in Duncan Halls article in the August issue of T+S.
 

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Another, sadly passed, angler I would have enjoyed a session or 2 with would have been author & magazine contributer, the late Tom Stewart. Compiled a lot of details of various flies & their originators. I wonder how many he actually fished from the book 200 Popular Flies?
 

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Of all the current & bygone angling legends, who would be your personal choice to fish with for a dy or night & why? Falkus would be high on my list, quickly followed by Moc Morgan, I'd also throw in Henrik Mortensen & Goran Andersson
Big jack charlton I reckon would have been interesting to spend a day at the fishing with other legends in my life would have been my dad and uncle who took the time to teach me both sadly gone now
 

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Big jack charlton I reckon would have been interesting to spend a day at the fishing with other legends in my life would have been my dad and uncle who took the time to teach me both sadly gone now

I had an invite to go salmon fishing with Jack (long story), but before I took it up he was on the front page of the Sunday Times having been prosecuted for poaching.
 

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Happy memories of meeting Jack at The Galway Weir Fishery when he was at the top of his success with the Irish Team. On both occasions, the first thing he would say is "don't talk football". Easy for me as I have a passing interest. He would borrow the rod for a few casts. From what he said, I believe The Ridge Pool was his local water. I felt that The Weir offered him a respite from fame, while his companion and the two wives hit the Galway shopping delights. To me, it was quite apparent that he had a deep love of fishing, RIP
 

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For very personal reasons I would choose the author of "The fish of Exmoor", H B Maund. It's a nice book about an area I know well but a bit dated now. He was my grandfather and died when I was 4. I'd give a great deal for a day fishing with him now.
 

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I was taught to cast by ( Jack Martin ) a very nice man, but i prefer the Lefty Kreh style.
I would like to fish with either or both.
I don't think most people would get on with Hugh falkus.
 

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My best friend ( dead now alas ) went on a Sea-Trout fishing coarse with him, and he thought Falkus was rather bombastic and liked his pop.
 

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And exactly what's wrong with that?

I heard a few stories about Falkus, some hilarious others maybe harsh, maybe deserving, one was a group of posh people that had paid a small fortune for a salmon fishing weekend including tuition at a hotel in Scotland, after waiting all day he finally turned up drunk, spoke for 10 mins and then left, they later discovered he had driven back to England plastered :)

Not sure whether to admire his gung ho attitude to life, he was certainly a character, or see it in a modern sense, an early celebrity struggling with a drink problem.
 

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Of all the current & bygone angling legends, who would be your personal choice to fish with for a day or night & why? Falkus would be high on my list, quickly followed by Moc Morgan, I'd also throw in Henrik Mortensen & Goran Andersson
As a Welsh international I've had the pleasure of fishing with Moc on several occasions. I spent a week on the Tweed with Paul Whitehouse and have fished with Stuart Crofts a couple of times. I've also met and talked with Dick Walker and Hugh Falkus on the bank. One of my fondest memories was chatting with Mr Walker at Damerham as he was giving up on a large fish and he invited me to try for it, later in the day he was having a cuppa at the hut and speculated as to how big the fish was......and I was able to tell him!

The funniest person I've met whilst fishing is probably David Percival, the former keeper on the Cressbrook & Litton water on the Derbyshire Wye.

Discounting all of the forgoing, I'd want to fish with someone who I could learn from or who would be entertaining (or both) and names that spring to mind are:

Henrik Mortensen
Michael Frodin
Steffan Jones
Oliver Kite
Frank Sawyer
Bob Wyatt
Doug Swisher
Oliver Edwards
Reg Righyni
 

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I met Gareth Edwards on the bank many years ago he was a proper gent . Also met Ian Botham never met such an !!!!!xxxcvv. In all my life . Dreadful man . As for who I’d like to fish with. Well I am pretty lucky who I often fish with already but April Vokey would be nice


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I met Gareth Edwards on the bank many years ago he was a proper gent . Also met Ian Botham never met such an !!!!!xxxcvv. In all my life . Dreadful man . As for who I’d like to fish with. Well I am pretty lucky who I often fish with already but April Vokey would be nice


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I once spent a evening with Ian Botham when he was over in Oz commentating on the Ashes . We were in the same restaurant and got chatting , went out for a few drinks afterwards and had a good laugh.
 
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