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    Yesterday, 09:59 PM
    I'm not a defender of rip-off prices such as we had on Tweed, after netting buyouts, in river, and on the coast nor do I know the deals for the beat...
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  • Walleye's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:55 PM
    Walleye replied to a thread River Wear 2018 in English Rivers
    Check out the phases of the moon. Every new and full moon there are spring tides. Spring tides are nothing to do with the season: they occur every...
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    Yesterday, 01:20 PM
    " Predation on Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) has been recorded in rivers and estuaries, but there is little documentation of predation at sea. Prey...
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    Yesterday, 01:18 PM
    Yes, the STCT CE, Paul Young, showed us pics last week. I lost faith when I saw the packets of long-grass seeds held by the politicians - they like...
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    Yesterday, 12:02 PM
    Walleye replied to a thread River Wear 2018 in English Rivers
    Had an hour out on the river last night and there are plenty of sea trout about for sure. Didn't connect but had a couple of follows. No moon but...
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    14-07-2018, 10:41 PM
    Walleye replied to a thread Cycling in The Lounge
    I went for a CX bike because I'm 6 ft 4" and many road bikes just don't fit well. The bike I got was an XXL and by the frame dimensions it was bigger...
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    14-07-2018, 08:26 PM
    That catch is nothing. Wait until you see last years' catch as the quota was 488,000 tonnes of sandeel alone > 90% to Danish boats since fish cannot...
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  • Dave Wilkinson's Avatar
    14-07-2018, 08:22 PM
    Why on earth not if a pod comes in and sticks - they can spin.
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    14-07-2018, 08:20 PM
    Regretfully, it is not us you have to convince. One of the Angling bodies needs stick them in court sharpish.
    26 replies | 894 view(s)
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    14-07-2018, 05:17 PM
    Walleye replied to a thread Cycling in The Lounge
    I'm not an expert but I've had good advice in the past.... There are usually only two or maybe 3 frames from most manufacturers. At your price range...
    79 replies | 1607 view(s)
  • Dave Wilkinson's Avatar
    14-07-2018, 03:24 PM
    Just that I think our salmon are being squeezed between lack of diet, possibly only in certain but vital areas of the High Seas, and North Sea for...
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  • Walleye's Avatar
    14-07-2018, 02:36 PM
    It wasn't a post about the morals of whaling. It was a comment about how similar the situation is regarding the science and how the industry uses...
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  • Dave Wilkinson's Avatar
    14-07-2018, 12:14 PM
    OK Mr Walleye: here 's one for you, sorry: would you rather eat whale meat, if that was the only meat option ? Or eat farmed salmon if that was the...
    13 replies | 461 view(s)
  • Walleye's Avatar
    14-07-2018, 11:11 AM
    With low water and high temperatures, what are folks thoughts on continuing fishing, especially where there is CCR? I personally don't mind if I...
    11 replies | 698 view(s)
  • Walleye's Avatar
    14-07-2018, 11:06 AM
    I watched a good documentary a few days ago about the whaling industry. 1.6million whales slaughtered in the last 30-40 yrs of the whaling industry....
    13 replies | 461 view(s)
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    14-07-2018, 10:19 AM
    Walleye replied to a thread They're coming home in The Lounge
    I know it was slightly tongue in cheek but loads of footballers give back to society and give time and money to charity. And there are footballers...
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    14-07-2018, 09:59 AM
    Walleye replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    It's not a fact that standards will diverge, border inspections will become mandatory and a physical border will be created. What is far more...
    223 replies | 5325 view(s)
  • Dave Wilkinson's Avatar
    14-07-2018, 08:07 AM
    The situation you present in your point one is correct save that it is already huge problem. But this is an aquaculture problem per se and not...
    9 replies | 453 view(s)
  • Dave Wilkinson's Avatar
    14-07-2018, 07:12 AM
    I wouldn't ignore Inverness: Rivers Ness, Beauly, Nairn, Conon, Spey close by. Good rail service up there too. I am sure Ness Castle Estates will fix...
    34 replies | 1753 view(s)
  • Dave Wilkinson's Avatar
    14-07-2018, 06:59 AM
    It's not so simple as your comment: The multiplier effect e.g: if I bought a new German car a portion of the price goes into the pockets of German...
    26 replies | 894 view(s)
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    13-07-2018, 11:38 PM
    Walleye replied to a thread Cycling in The Lounge
    When I was a kid, before grifters arrived on the scene, after the chopper phase, I got a bright red Raleigh racing bike for my birthday. Oh what a...
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    13-07-2018, 09:20 PM
    Walleye replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    Again, I'm happy to be shown how I am wrong. Yet saying I am wrong is no explanation of why I am wrong and won't change my opinion. I at least...
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    13-07-2018, 07:37 PM
    Walleye replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    Even he kept backing off from his project fear script! There was zero substance and detail to every point he put across and even he had to back off...
    223 replies | 5325 view(s)
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    13-07-2018, 05:35 PM
    Walleye replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    Its a trade border, nothing else. In a full Brexit, no people will be stopped, no passports checked, no physical barriers, no road blocks. The vast...
    223 replies | 5325 view(s)
  • Walleye's Avatar
    13-07-2018, 05:19 PM
    Walleye replied to a thread Cycling in The Lounge
    I sometimes don't wear waders at all in the summer. Just some old walking boots for grip and some light cotton trousers that dry off quickly. Or...
    79 replies | 1607 view(s)
  • Dave Wilkinson's Avatar
    13-07-2018, 02:51 PM
    It won't make the slightest difference where they have them - they're taking a huge proportion of the high-lipid diet for salmon and sea-trout out of...
    9 replies | 453 view(s)
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    13-07-2018, 10:32 AM
    Dave Wilkinson replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    Only a politician would draw a border line across the middle of an island - wherever it is. Unite it and let them finance themselves with loans from...
    223 replies | 5325 view(s)
  • Walleye's Avatar
    13-07-2018, 09:51 AM
    Walleye replied to a thread Brexit in The Lounge
    Sorry, but the Irish border is a Trojan horse full of remainers and bureaucrats. All we are talking about is how to collect taxes. It is a minor...
    223 replies | 5325 view(s)
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    13-07-2018, 08:08 AM
    Dave Wilkinson replied to a thread Rod wanted in General Board
    I've a load of old Daiwa gear at 12' or 15 ' in boron and carbon, if he doesn't find what he wants they can be viewed in South Northumberland.
    7 replies | 731 view(s)
  • Dave Wilkinson's Avatar
    13-07-2018, 06:53 AM
    Please excuse me for being pessimistic !!
    9 replies | 453 view(s)
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