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    Yesterday, 12:32 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Deep Hooking in Spinning
    I think most spinners and all flies are pretty equal in the deep hooking stakes. I counted back 300 salmon in my game book and 18 were deep hooked,...
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    Yesterday, 09:34 AM
    The lowest two pools on Kinnaber , on the North Esk are tidal and very productive, with both standard tactics and striped Sunray / collie dog. As the...
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    19-04-2018, 10:07 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Your first Salmon in General Board
    That's a fine achievement: 2500 salmon and 7 over 35lb! I'll never get there, sadly, but you are quite right about the addiction!
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    19-04-2018, 08:48 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Tyne versus Tweed in General Board
    They aren't net marks. Gill nets leave a signature that is unmistakable to anyone who has seen it, and none of those fish have it.
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    19-04-2018, 05:19 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Tyne versus Tweed in General Board
    Some cracking fish there. All very fresh and a good sea trout in the bottom pic.
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    19-04-2018, 04:34 PM
    Even in a big water, fresh fish can , and are caught. Not just in the warm weather.
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    19-04-2018, 08:10 AM
    Loxie replied to a thread Upper Caberston. Tweed in General Board
    The season on the Tweed was changed quite a few times around the middle of the 19th Century, and out of the usual jockeying between rods and nets the...
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    19-04-2018, 07:53 AM
    I think it may have been and gone. It's 50 to enter and if you win it's a further 400 a day (ish). Still compared to buying an option for $500k...
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    19-04-2018, 07:41 AM
    Loxie replied to a thread Russia situation in The Lounge
    I can certainly trust Corbyn's motives, it's just his judgement that troubles me!
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    18-04-2018, 09:00 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Your first Salmon in General Board
    I lost the first three I hooked. On consecutive casts. It was late 1970's I was fishing for trout with a small solid glass rod, rubbish mono, and a...
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    18-04-2018, 08:49 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Ant McPartlin in The Lounge
    Totally agree about S Yorks Police. I think the plot was lost by the BBC news reporting with the advent of the celebrity anchor. I give not a...
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    18-04-2018, 07:55 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Ant McPartlin in The Lounge
    It's a very difficult judgement. By publicising a celebrity accused of these sort of crimes you will undoubtedly attract attention. A lot will be...
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    18-04-2018, 07:25 PM
    Last time I looked, 2011 I think, it was around $70,000 per week for a 2 rod beat. Options for good weeks were traded for many times that. You could...
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    18-04-2018, 07:01 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Russia situation in The Lounge
    I think it's tricky if a state is breaking a convention on chemical weapons. In this instance I have no idea what the level of certainty over the...
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    18-04-2018, 01:35 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Russia situation in The Lounge
    It's a funny old world. 20 years ago if the British prime minister stated that they had intelligence proving a security threat to the UK but it could...
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    17-04-2018, 09:14 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread North Esk 2018 in Scottish Rivers
    Ahh logic in Salmon legislation, last seen trying to keep formation with a flock of Gloucester Old Spot circling overhead!
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    17-04-2018, 08:34 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread North Esk 2018 in Scottish Rivers
    Tom if you read the first paragraph of the document I linked in my last post it should clarify it. I've no idea why the Esks are a special case but...
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    17-04-2018, 07:28 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread North Esk 2018 in Scottish Rivers
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2014/327/pdfs/ssipn_20140327_en.pdf
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    17-04-2018, 07:16 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread North Esk 2018 in Scottish Rivers
    A cynic might think that their obsession with shutting down Usan in the hope of improving the fishing on the Esks, which by coincidence they own...
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    17-04-2018, 06:28 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread North Esk 2018 in Scottish Rivers
    I believe a special dispensation was made to the Esks board to make legally enforceable that part of the voluntary agreement with the nets not to...
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    17-04-2018, 04:30 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread North Esk 2018 in Scottish Rivers
    My understanding of the law is that on the Esks it's illegal to keep a fish before 1st May. A particularly stupid and pointless law IMO, but there...
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    17-04-2018, 04:23 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Ant McPartlin in The Lounge
    I don't think he would have passed a driving breath test anywhere, he was bladdered. It wasn't a marginal call it was recklessly and unnecessarily...
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    17-04-2018, 11:19 AM
    Loxie replied to a thread Ant McPartlin in The Lounge
    Sadly common sense and law are all to often divorced. Alcohol impairs driving safety and so does idiocy; you can legislate against one but, sadly,...
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    17-04-2018, 09:09 AM
    Loxie replied to a thread Ant McPartlin in The Lounge
    I totally get his struggle with depression and the foolish things it can make you do. If he endangers his own life that is very sad, but if he...
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    16-04-2018, 07:56 PM
    Gamakatsu Octopus for me if I want or need to use a single.
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    16-04-2018, 03:46 PM
    I have absolutely no problem with taking the odd salmon , when allowed. However , I thought that all wild salmon landed before 01/05/18 must be...
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    16-04-2018, 02:28 PM
    Springer put in th boot of a car! Was that a while ago?
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    16-04-2018, 02:18 PM
    I understand anglers desire to "set a hooky end pound in one of these monsters", and I am invited to West Canada every year by my fishing group to...
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    15-04-2018, 08:42 PM
    I think it became mainstream through Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrells, 1999?
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    15-04-2018, 08:39 PM
    Pale Blue Eyes. Or what goes on, especially the live in 1969 version. Velvet Underground were a big part of the soundtrack of my youth.
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