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    Today, 12:18 AM
    To be fair those are amoung the reasons I wouldn't buy a timeshare! It struck me that 5k was about the price of 1 salmon. I don't know what the...
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    Yesterday, 04:36 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread River Nairn Opening in Picture Gallery
    Looks fantastic water, just my kind of thing. Is it busy in the summer?
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    Yesterday, 04:31 PM
    That's basically the option price. That gives you the right to fish one rod for one week for ever. The rod can be sold again or passed to as you see...
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    Yesterday, 09:50 AM
    Loxie replied to a thread How low can it go? in General Board
    I probably didn't make the netting point very well. I think it would pretty obviously impact catches if we had the sort of netting pressure you and I...
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    16-02-2019, 10:05 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread How low can it go? in General Board
    Let's hope it makes a difference. I think sometimes circumstances seem to make futile all our efforts. Down here we have had a string of very hot...
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    16-02-2019, 04:42 PM
    Sadly you are not alone. I'm about a decade older than you and so I'm not old enough to remember the great days of West Country spring fishing but I...
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    16-02-2019, 02:28 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread How low can it go? in General Board
    Just milk! Disagreement is what these sort of debates are all about: we wouldn't get anywhere if we all agreed all the time. The question...
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    16-02-2019, 12:45 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread How low can it go? in General Board
    I fear that it is total nonsense. The assumption that most rivers have virtually unlimited spare capacity is, sadly, in no way supported by any...
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    16-02-2019, 10:58 AM
    Loxie replied to a thread How low can it go? in General Board
    I think the Russian commercial catch is mostly made up of pinks not Atlantics. Also I don't think many fish caught in that neck of the woods, there...
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    15-02-2019, 11:40 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread How low can it go? in General Board
    Except that 100 years ago stocks on many rivers, including the Nith, were in a very poor state relative to 20 years previous. Despite really...
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    15-02-2019, 10:51 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread How low can it go? in General Board
    Didn't make any difference for a hundred years before 2008.
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    14-02-2019, 10:34 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Double perfection in Picture Gallery
    My relatively limited experience of catching salmon, I've not yet caught 1000, leads me to believe they are all individuals at the end of the day....
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    13-02-2019, 07:22 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    I'm not trying to speak for others or tell you what you think. You are, as always, trying to selectively quote to make a point while steadfastly...
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    13-02-2019, 03:40 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    Do you actually mean they don't care about the consequences to others so long as they get some weird feel good factor about claiming to have taken...
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    13-02-2019, 10:41 AM
    Loxie replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    Absolutely. Try going to the bank for a business loan or an overdraft without a projected P&L and cash flow forecast!!
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    13-02-2019, 10:38 AM
    Loxie replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    It was the price for Cameron getting elected leader. He had to promise a referendum to get enough support for his leadership campaign. His plan was...
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    13-02-2019, 10:07 AM
    Loxie replied to a thread Doubles v Trebles in General Board
    I don't especially like doubles. All the 20+ fish I've caught, and sadly it's not that many, have been on B990's. I think a treble hooks better but a...
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    13-02-2019, 10:00 AM
    Loxie replied to a thread 6 Nations 2019 in The Lounge
    That really is a shame. I'm not sure I'd dignify what was done to him as a late tackle, I think I'd describe it as off the ball thuggery.
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    12-02-2019, 09:56 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    I think the big influx of Chinese investors in to Bordeaux caused a bit of a bubble. If I'd had the foresight to switch from mainly Bordeaux to...
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    12-02-2019, 09:20 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    15 is the right price for me. Occasionally 25 and very rarely a properly expensive one! In happier times I'd buy en primeur claret and Burgandy and...
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    12-02-2019, 08:46 PM
    Welcome.
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    12-02-2019, 03:43 PM
    tawpug replied to a thread Flies for spring. in General Board
    Gold body Willie Gunn tube tied long on copper tubes to suit your preference - absolute killer Spring fly.
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    12-02-2019, 12:45 PM
    Jack Holroyd replied to a thread Hybrid Salmon in General Board
    Ten or twelve years ago, our group on Morphie dyke had a great day and kept four fish. When Peter Winder , the ghillie came down he congratuted us on...
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    12-02-2019, 08:41 AM
    Loxie replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    Try a lighter style. Kiwi Pinot Noir drinks well: majestic defininition Marlborough is excellent. The Chilean we tried was 65 so not an every day...
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    11-02-2019, 10:19 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    Looks really interesting and from the wine society too so I'm tempted to try some. A bit more expensive I had a fantastic Chilean on Friday that...
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    11-02-2019, 10:09 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    Flog it and buy what you like to drink!!
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    11-02-2019, 09:06 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    I'm not totally against white wine, I agree the Loire Valley produces some nice stuff, pouilly fume amoungst them. I quite like wines from the Macon,...
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    11-02-2019, 08:33 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    I'm not generally a white wine drinker, so it's usually red for me but I think a splash of wine is good in the gravy, and yes my lot are all blooming...
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    11-02-2019, 07:53 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Slow start to spring in General Board
    We start on the Exe on the 14th but I probably won't bother. I will be out on the opening of the Taw and Mole on the 1st March, Deo volante. I'll try...
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    11-02-2019, 07:49 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    I cut the legs off and trim the crown. I roast all the offcuts, neck, spine, wing tips, feet, heart, gizzard etc and then boil up in chicken stock...
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