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    Yesterday, 11:17 PM
    Never saw Best play but he had to be better than Rooney. Don't get me wrong, I think Rooney was a great player at his peak. The problem was that...
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    Yesterday, 12:41 PM
    Players in those countries play their football abroad from an early age. Their national leagues are nowhere near strong enough to produce homegrown...
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    14-10-2018, 11:12 PM
    Walleye replied to a thread River Wear 2018 in English Rivers
    Fished all day, middle river and never saw a single fish. It's been a strange old year. I fished a stretch today and I could see half a mile...
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    14-10-2018, 08:11 AM
    Walleye replied to a thread River Wear 2018 in English Rivers
    I didn't fish yesterday but I did pop down to Durham for a look. There were loads of fish running through and many were surprisingly fresh, probably...
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    14-10-2018, 08:01 AM
    Walleye replied to a thread Which ? in The Lounge
    I think the Trump administration will impose sanctions on Saudi Arabia and I'm sure the Saudi's will suffer greatly not being able to import sand...
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    12-10-2018, 11:50 PM
    Walleye replied to a thread River Tees 2018 in English Rivers
    Is it any method?
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    12-10-2018, 11:49 PM
    Walleye replied to a thread River Tees 2018 in English Rivers
    That is one of the best looking trout I've ever seen.
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    12-10-2018, 11:44 PM
    Walleye replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    The whole NI situation is a negotiating position. Eire are happy to toe the line of their paymasters the EU in all of this. I don't blame them, they...
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    11-10-2018, 03:33 PM
    Walleye replied to a thread Nicola Sturgeon in The Lounge
    I would happily pay politicians far more than they are now but it would have to be alongside many other changes. Politicians get it far too easy imo...
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    11-10-2018, 07:35 AM
    Walleye replied to a thread Nicola Sturgeon in The Lounge
    Good points. I like listening to retired politicians of any hue; they will speak their mind instead of towing the party line. Democracy works...
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    05-10-2018, 08:52 PM
    Any standards which include the ratings "poor", "very poor" and "at risk" are not worth the ink they are penned with. Pathetic. Anything less than...
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    05-10-2018, 12:44 PM
    Walleye replied to a thread Russia in General Board
    It's interesting. Western politicians routinely lie and use smoke and mirrors politics to get what they want. If I lived in Russia I am sure their...
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    03-10-2018, 07:37 AM
    Instead of focusing on the 30% number(s) from early data, ignore those and look at the return rate data over the following years. Most of it shows a...
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    30-09-2018, 04:31 PM
    Walleye replied to a thread River Wear 2018 in English Rivers
    I think you might be into something there. They started the work in late June 2017 for two months so maybe they were avoiding the coarse fish...
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    30-09-2018, 03:35 PM
    Walleye replied to a thread River Wear 2018 in English Rivers
    I was up there quite regularly last year. It took a long, long time to divert the flow so they could start the work and it was obvious it would be...
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    30-09-2018, 03:15 PM
    Found this interesting article with detail about river name origins in the north east of England. It also explains why I'm surrounded by both becks...
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    30-09-2018, 02:29 PM
    Walleye replied to a thread River Wear 2018 in English Rivers
    No fine. They did donate a couple of hundred to WRT. He's still pulling out big dumpy bags almost a year after they were washed downstream. He has...
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    30-09-2018, 02:24 PM
    Walleye replied to a thread River Wear 2018 in English Rivers
    You've missed the point entirely. With better design and proper screens, no fish would need to find it 2nd time or mill around in the screw outflow...
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    30-09-2018, 01:50 PM
    Walleye replied to a thread River Wear 2018 in English Rivers
    Next time you are stood next to it in your waders, imagine you are a fish finding your way through, not knowing anything in advance and driven by...
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    30-09-2018, 01:47 PM
    Walleye replied to a thread River Wear 2018 in English Rivers
    Yet without that extra 50k, how can they justify the comparatively very large costs of the project to fit a fish pass? Do they undertake projects...
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    30-09-2018, 01:02 PM
    Walleye replied to a thread River Wear 2018 in English Rivers
    Then the EA spent over a year and no doubt much of their budget putting a fish pass in at Stanhope where there was a Weir already. I remember...
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    30-09-2018, 12:48 PM
    Walleye replied to a thread River Wear 2018 in English Rivers
    The problem was that the profitability of the screw was marginal at best. Neither is it green in any way whatsoever. It was mostly a vanity project...
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    30-09-2018, 09:42 AM
    Walleye replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    Good post. Economies have checks and balances. Left alone they usually look after themselves. It's normally politicians who screw up economies...
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    29-09-2018, 07:48 PM
    Walleye replied to a thread River Wear 2018 in English Rivers
    Agreed, and they also show the effect of taking more than half of the flow from the river for the screw. I'm starting to fish now. Seen more fish...
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    29-09-2018, 07:29 PM
    Walleye replied to a thread River Wear 2018 in English Rivers
    Just because you haven't seen or heard it doesn't mean it didn't or doesn't happen. It wasn't just me. I was showing a visitor round Durham who is a...
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    29-09-2018, 06:32 PM
    Walleye replied to a thread River Wear 2018 in English Rivers
    Couple of years ago I think there were 19 dead fish found below the screw in September. EA expert said they were kelts. The hydro scheme broke a lot...
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    29-09-2018, 06:11 PM
    Walleye replied to a thread River Wear 2018 in English Rivers
    If you read my posts I have never said it is a mincer /chopper in the upstream direction. It is in the downstream direction. Every year, sea trout,...
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    29-09-2018, 11:31 AM
    Walleye replied to a thread River Wear 2018 in English Rivers
    Upstream, I agree it's a minor improvement. The counts would probably have been as bad if not worse than 1995 had it not been for the new pass. It...
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    29-09-2018, 09:04 AM
    Walleye replied to a thread River Wear 2018 in English Rivers
    840 fish on the counter in August. Well down on the average but not as bad as 1995, another dry year I believe. It's also worth noting that 90% took...
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    27-09-2018, 09:25 PM
    Mine reappears with all the on buttons checked. I have to uncheck all again before accepting. It is pestering behaviour and annoying. I have no...
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