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wickie2358

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  1. Thanks for the warm welcome back, and Bob, you are absolutely correct. It is awesome scenery. Only saw one other soul whilst i was up there all day, the feller who kindly took my mugshot for me. I kinda felt sorry for him, he set up his rod around 11am, and didnt catch anything. And theres me with brazzen cheek asking him to photograph my catch.
  2. Well, it's been a while since i last visited this forum. Been away doing menial things, etc. Today was the first time I put rod to water in several months. I decided to go to my local haunt, the pond up on the mountainside (5-600ft up) What a great way to kick off the new start! Setup around 7am, fishing was slow and didnt catch anything for hours upon hours. Spent most of the time sat on the bank, looking like this: Due to the day being slow, i snapped a photo of my rod, doing its usual thing. Being silent! Had a few line bites between 2-3pm, nothing significant. Que 3:15pm, and the reel was screaming! Picked the rod up, and boy, was she fightin! Put up a fair scrap, rod had a nice bend in it too. Without further ado, here she is: Well i suppose its now time for the obligatory wierd faced photo. All in all, was a great day. Lovely common carp for my troubles. Thanks for looking, and fish on!
  3. Try this link: http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/research/library/consultations/108764.aspx Then scroll down to where it says Respond Online. =)
  4. I discovered about a month ago, that there is more books relating to the Riftwar Saga. Which means I have to go speak to my local library. I was only aware of the Legends of the Riftwar, but I just found out (10mins ago) that there was 3 more before that. The Riftwar Legacy * Krondor: The Betrayal (1998) * Krondor: The Assassins (1999) * Krondor: Tear of the Gods (2000) Legends of the Riftwar * Honoured Enemy (2001) with William R. Forstchen * Murder in LaMut (2002) with Joel Rosenberg * Jimmy the Hand (2003) with S. M. Stirling Guess I'm going to be busy soon.
  5. I'm sorry, but that is out of order. Taking an air-rifle or any other kind of firearms fishing is a serious danger to yourself. You run the risk of being arrested for possesion of a firearm in a public place. And if anyone else is thinking of taking an Air-Rifle fishing, I just want to state some facts of law regarding this. It is: An offence to possess an airgun in a public place without lawful authority or a reasonable excuse. An offence for people aged 14 to 17 to carry an airgun or airgun ammunition in a public place, even if it is in a secure cover. An offence for an unsupervised person aged between 14 and 17 to fire airgun pellets beyond the boundaries of private land on which they have permission to shoot. *Edit: Just thought I'd add an extra note, IF you was to 'use it' as you put it, you would also be up for an Attempted Murder charge. Good luck with that.
  6. Really? Personally i dont buy your viewpoint at all, but each to his own. I tend to agree with Tony on this one, as the rig will already be in the carps mouth, so how can this contribute to abrasion resulting in hook snap offs? Please ignore my comment, I appoligise, I was pretty tired when writing that (no sleep due to the heat the night before ). What I meant to say, and clearly my tiredness got the better of me, is that shrink tubing over the eye of the hook can also add a bit of security to your knots. Again, all I can do is appoligise for any misguidings I may have caused.
  7. Hmm, im from south wales too. Interesting question, however i would have thought an animal feed store would supply it. I know there is one on the ffrwdgrech industrial estate near the TFG shop down in brecon. But i haven't been in there yet, so can't comment on wether they sell it or not. Just done a quick google search, here is the contact info for the suppliers. Hay & Brecon Ffrwdgrech Industrial Estate, Llanfaes, Brecon, LD3 8LA Tel: 01874 624161 Fax: 01874 623854 Always worth giving them a call, in fact, think i might do the same!
  8. Thats some cracking photos, my uncle loves birds of prey. I'll have to show him these photos. I'm sorry, but i cant understand a word of that.
  9. No Well, no carp that is. But took maggots for a bit of float bashing, so quids in really. Had loads of perch, so it wasnt a wasted journey.
  10. It is very peaceful Apart from the horses I saw no one else all day. And with temps hitting 22oC+, it was very hot too. The downside (but is it a downside with a view like that?) is that its a 500-600ft climb up the base of the mountain to get to the pond. I also turned into a Lobster man.
  11. Was fishing this morning(technically it was yesterday), up the mountain as usuall, when 2 horses decided to pay me a visit. Old pinto was a nice one, even liked eating my sweetcorn. Untill it realised it didnt like the taste and thought that my arm would taste better. But after the arm incident, i calmed it down. The chestnut, was a meanie tho, tried to kick me.
  12. Ok, so the weather was nice today. Decided to take a trip to Llandovery, in West Wales. It was a lovely 90 mile ride on my motorcycle, left the house at 7am. And boy, was it hot. Now I've been to this place many times, but never appreciated it properly, until today. I pulled up in the car park, and noticed the statue. I've seen this before in passing, but never looked closely. There is only one way to describe this, and its as follows: Yes, thats right, It's awe inspiring, measuring 16ft (4.9M) high. I decided to take my camera with me. Fancied doing some photography. Ok, I've bored you enough. It's time for the photo. I know what you are thinking, WOW. Took two more photo's of the remains of the old castle. Yes, not much left of it, as you can see. So to cheer you up, here's my ugly mug standing next the right hand remaining wall. Now, for the boring part. A brief bit of history. (sorry ) Llandovery Castle, was built in 1110 and almost immediately captured by the Welsh, changing hands between the Normans and Welsh until the reign of King Edward I of England. The castle was used by King Henry IV while on a sortie into Wales when he executed Llywelyn ap Gruffydd Fychan in the marketplace. It was later attacked by the forces of Owain Glyndŵr in 1403, and has stood as a ruin ever since. The 16-foot (4.9 m) high stainless steel statue to Llywelyn ap Gruffydd Fychan was unveiled in 2001 on the north side of Llandovery Castle, overlooking the place of his execution six hundred years earlier. He had led the army of King Henry IV on 'a wild goose chase' under the pretence of leading them to a secret rebel camp and an ambush of Glyndŵr's forces. King Henry lost patience with him, exposed the charade and had him hung, drawn, beheaded and quartered. And thats it. Thanks for looking, and reading.
  13. I was only speaking in jest, didnt mean any offence.
  14. There is plenty of good waters in Wales, you just have to know where they are. Also, i take it you dont speak Welsh? I find it sad the welsh language is dying in wales. I asked: Where do you live in Wales?
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