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    Today, 10:12 AM
    Well said: a Scot, Yorkie or both LOL
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    Today, 08:12 AM
    Dave Wilkinson replied to a thread Corvids in The Lounge
    Interesting, the only choughs I've seen were in Portugal on cliffs at Cape St Vincent, maybe N'land weather is a bit too cold. On starlings, I...
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    Yesterday, 11:44 PM
    Seeking, thanks for sharing the data. I only checked one of the links on puffins and yes between 1969 and 2000 the numbers are up 33% or 38%....
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    Yesterday, 02:08 PM
    Dave Wilkinson replied to a thread Tyne 2018 in English Rivers
    All sorts of arguments are there not:- One, Tyne owners have missed out on c 100 years of letting. Two: Is the river good enough to match...
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    Yesterday, 01:55 PM
    Dave Wilkinson replied to a thread Corvids in The Lounge
    Maybe because man's intervention into nature has been such an outstanding success !!
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    Yesterday, 10:39 AM
    I don't have the time to write the details on here and don't particularly want to broadcast it all anyway but there is a website now: ...
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    Yesterday, 10:26 AM
    I wonder how your papers defined a grilse ? I know of three meanings ( maturing after just over 1 year at sea; any salmon maturing before its 2nd SW;...
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    Yesterday, 09:57 AM
    Walleye replied to a thread Corvids in The Lounge
    Human nature I guess. The idiot Gove actually talked some sense a few weeks ago. He said the CAP subsidies would be replaced with something based...
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    21-07-2018, 09:39 PM
    If it's an adventure you want then try and get on Alta in July. Lovely gorge upstream on the good beats. Lodge or camping but very hard to get on....
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    21-07-2018, 06:26 PM
    Dave Wilkinson replied to a thread Tyne 2018 in English Rivers
    I have no idea of what you mean by to no avail, sorry. The first lesson in important matters is not enter arguments you cannot win. If you mean no...
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    21-07-2018, 04:25 PM
    Dave Wilkinson replied to a thread Tyne 2018 in English Rivers
    Good advice already. But as I fish the beat below this may help, unless one of the locals or ghillies can help better. Like most of the North Tyne...
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    21-07-2018, 03:50 PM
    Dave Wilkinson replied to a thread Tyne 2018 in English Rivers
    Isn't there a ghillie and when ? Fly preferably for you ?
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    21-07-2018, 02:51 PM
    Dave Wilkinson replied to a thread Trump in The Lounge
    Pity Monty Python is no longer. But I have to agree with his stance on China. If it is the case that these poisonings in Salisbury can be...
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    21-07-2018, 01:37 PM
    Dave Wilkinson replied to a thread Corvids in The Lounge
    I rarely hear, except from the gamekeeper lobby, that raptors are vermin. They all form part of a predation chain which, if man had not interfered,...
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    21-07-2018, 01:29 PM
    Dave Wilkinson replied to a thread Tyne 2018 in English Rivers
    If you think that is what I am implying then you are sadly mistaken but thanks anyway. Maybe your PhD in psychology was prematurely obtained ? For...
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    21-07-2018, 12:25 PM
    Dave Wilkinson replied to a thread Tyne 2018 in English Rivers
    I agree entirely with your sentiments Rrrr but please take it from me they were a massive problem. If I can find the Fed's report from the 1960's...
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    21-07-2018, 12:09 PM
    Dave Wilkinson replied to a thread Tyne 2018 in English Rivers
    Sorry the site glitched, there were three in support. Apologies again. p.s. SITE RULE: PM's cannot be displayed, since anyone would understand that...
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    21-07-2018, 12:05 PM
    Dave Wilkinson replied to a thread Tyne 2018 in English Rivers
    No comment save just 63 years experience and of commercial fishing
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    21-07-2018, 11:54 AM
    Dave Wilkinson replied to a thread Tyne 2018 in English Rivers
    I don't think responses like this are helpful and I am unaware that you speak for anyone else. You condemn the value your own input, if any, by your...
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    21-07-2018, 10:23 AM
    Dave Wilkinson replied to a thread Tyne 2018 in English Rivers
    You could ask anyone who fished a Tweed syndicate prior to netting buy-outs of the 1990's and later, especially those on the lower river. Slung off...
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    21-07-2018, 10:16 AM
    Dave Wilkinson replied to a thread Corvids in The Lounge
    Great post. Hardly a piece of waste land left these days or ponds. Swifts, cuckoos, lapwings a plenty in my youth - hardy a one left. Just thinking...
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    21-07-2018, 09:18 AM
    You fish split shifts normally, 06:00 until noon on your sole beat. The river is then shut until 18:00 when you fish another beat on a rota until...
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    21-07-2018, 09:10 AM
    Dave Wilkinson replied to a thread Tyne 2018 in English Rivers
    Ta for your note. Conditions this year are exceptional, hopefully. There's a PM for you. Sorry for odd errors due to my Apple resizing the text. I...
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    21-07-2018, 09:08 AM
    Dave Wilkinson replied to a thread Tyne 2018 in English Rivers
    I'll PM you > breakfast Rrr and tight lines, Dave
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    21-07-2018, 08:48 AM
    Dave Wilkinson replied to a thread Tyne 2018 in English Rivers
    But I'll give you one: There are two very logical reasons which I am sure if you've an educated mind that you can find them in time. Thanks for...
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    20-07-2018, 04:06 PM
    I'd be very careful where you go in Iceland and ensure that the rules are set out clearly as they like worming which might not suit you. The...
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    20-07-2018, 09:20 AM
    Walleye replied to a thread Cycling in The Lounge
    This podcast has expired but if you can get hold of it it's well worth your time. It's astonishing the level of organisation and planning that went...
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    20-07-2018, 03:29 AM
    Walleye replied to a thread Cycling in The Lounge
    They're working together to distance everyone else then it will be a straight shootout between the two. Whoever cracks first will lose. GT is...
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    19-07-2018, 07:03 PM
    If we're not producing as many smolts as c 6 - 9 years ago, especially from more southern UK rivers and rivers off low ground, then I suspect there...
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    19-07-2018, 06:51 PM
    Dave Wilkinson replied to a thread Tyne 2018 in English Rivers
    I suspect that few know how astute the EA are being with the proposed new NLO. But the generation to follow us might regret the nets coming off as...
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