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  1. See me arguing? Sam, Alan and I are all self employed. Therefore.....whatever, whenever. Ian.
  2. Mid October even better. Alan will want to come so he can shake your hand and share a Guinness or two again. I can also bring my nephew Sam. The three of us have just spent a week at Windmill Lakes in France so Sam's heard all the tales about them socials and assorted nutjobs…..strangely, you were quite high on the list...…..😉 If we both put this out on Facebook I imagine we could arouse some interest. Even if all we do is agree to book on the same day it should work. I've already asked Ben, the resident bailiff, about this. He said "Hey, just do it". Ian.
  3. It's still a pleasant part of the world, mate. When the A5 was widened and improved I was glad that they left the old bridge beside the new one. A bit of a landmark for me...……. Ian.
  4. Was a time some years ago that if a social were even suggested on here it would be fully subscribed within days. Stevo, Nige Woodcock and Phil Chillfactor will attest to this, I'm sure. I met, and still fish with some cracking buddies I encountered on this forum. We'd often do two or three a year. Good times...……... Ian.
  5. The first time I ever fished a river was just upstream of Atcham Bridge. I was either 9 or 10 and went with my Dad and one of my uncles. I was the only one who caught...……….😉 Ian.
  6. Update. My son who's coming to France with me has had a bit of a sort out and has given me some more inline leads. I now own 27 of the things...….. Ian.
  7. Off to France this coming weekend and did a bit of "just in case" shopping today. In my mind's eye I thought I was low on inline leads so I bought six. Oh, backleads, I thought. So I bought three. Then PVA came to mind so I bought loads of assorted bags and a bulk dispenser thingy. Got home and pulled the tackle holdall out. I now own twenty three inline leads, 14 assorted backleads and enough PVA products to enable me to wholesale the things...... Is this an age-onset thing or do others do the same? Ian.
  8. Respect. Head down, stealth mode employed. Waiting game now...…. Ian
  9. I got mine from an Ebay outlet, harpz. Ian.
  10. Then it's about time that somebody did. No better man for the job than you, mate. Get it fished. Ian.
  11. Harpz, you might want to take a look at the Pallatrax Gripz range, too. Seriously sharp hooks! I spent a weekend tying rigs for an upcoming trip to France with them. My fingers have stopped bleeding now...…….. Ian.
  12. Softly, softly catchee monkey. Oh, and that dark mirror...…….I find Google Earth Pro a very useful tool. Ian.
  13. Hey, just do this. I've done quite a lot of "guesting" myself over the years. Where there's a will there's a way...…….. Ian.
  14. Sid, are you referring to the pools which have a much larger one nearby, with an Italian restaurant at one corner of it? Ian.
  15. CBR 600. All the motorcycle you'll ever need. Enjoy the sunshine, mate. Ian.
  16. I can't do June as I'm in France from the 8th until the 16th. September or October are good for me and my son. Ian.
  17. Horseshoe is looking like the place. As has been stated decide on a date, pay the £25 membership and whoever turns up turns up. It's £1 an hour so we can opt to do 2 or 3 nights, whatever personally suits. Early Autumn this year would be good for me but a consensus is needed. Ian.
  18. As do I. Bonus is that you don't actually have to punch anyone's lights out....Hey, delete him from your Christmas card list. Ian.
  19. It's the "hope you don't mind" bit that would have infuriated me. You have to laugh then choose better "mates". Ian
  20. It's usually possible. The place is seldom fully occupied and it's huge! Ian.
  21. Horseshoe would be fine by me. I like the place even if the size of it is a bit daunting. It's an hour and a half from home so fairly handy. Can't do June as I'm in France, can't do 24th July, it's a bit of a special birthday...….Any other time is great! Ian.
  22. We didn't, mate. Miles waived it because we were already paying a lot of money into their coffers. Another reason was the political infighting within the Carp Society and new memberships were being discouraged. Ian
  23. The trophy spent quite some time in my son's possession. Biggest fish at one of the many socials he and I have attended over the years. We'd both be up for a social, pretty much anywhere. Ian
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