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    Today, 06:01 PM
    budge replied to a thread Lonely hearts in The Lounge
    Brilliant ! Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
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    Today, 04:19 PM
    budge replied to a thread Why Do You Fish? in General Board
    Can't say I've ever worked out the reasons why I go ? I've been at it for as long as I can remember, 50 +years. There are lots of things i can still...
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    16-11-2019, 09:29 PM
    budge replied to a thread ringing the changes in General Board
    I just put them back where they came from then open the box and leave it on top of the microwave when I get home. All dried within a couple of hours ...
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    15-11-2019, 09:33 PM
    budge replied to a thread ringing the changes in General Board
    Sounds very familiar my only concession is to leave the "tiny" box at home in spring. Saves all of 2 ounces in my bag lol. The guy that catches more...
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    15-11-2019, 09:25 PM
    They must all be heavy boozers where I fish cos there's never anyone there before 10 and they clear off at tea time Sent from my SM-J320FN using...
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    15-11-2019, 06:00 PM
    budge replied to a thread ringing the changes in General Board
    I carry umpteen fly boxes and wallets with all kinds of creations. Mostly made up as I go using whatever I have available. There's very few flies...
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    14-11-2019, 11:10 PM
    I wonder what it is about spinning and backache ? I can fish fly all day without a twinge but pick up a spinning rod and my back is hurting after 20...
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    14-11-2019, 09:06 PM
    Yep must agree, Never been a morning person myself. I do sometimes make the effort but my early is 8 Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
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    14-11-2019, 09:00 PM
    Perseverance is the answer, and leaving the worms at home Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
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    14-11-2019, 02:11 PM
    There's always the odd one who knows the lot I just leave them to it and watch from a safe distance Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
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    13-11-2019, 10:46 PM
    Can't say I've ever had a problem with offering help and advice to anyone who seeks it. Doesn't matter to me whether it's a fellow angler, a new...
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    13-11-2019, 09:24 PM
    Mine will probably be the same thirty odd days on the Ribble keep saying I will book a few days up Scotland somewhere but don't know where or when...
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    13-11-2019, 06:18 PM
    Blimey ! Most of the anglers I meet on my local river are old hands, certainly the ones salmon fishing. Average age is probably over 50. We share the...
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    13-11-2019, 05:58 PM
    It doesn't sound like my kind of river there's always an odd one who acts ignorant but I tend not to rise to it now. Sent from my SM-J320FN using...
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    13-11-2019, 05:19 PM
    I try not to get too hung up about things nowadays. If it's another angler who isn't following rules or etiquette I assume they don't know any better...
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    11-11-2019, 09:30 PM
    Hope you're up and about soon. Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
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    11-11-2019, 08:07 PM
    I think I would have been glad of them back in my canal winter league days Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
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    11-11-2019, 11:02 AM
    I do get cold especially now I'm an old f##t. Like you say salmon fishing keeps you warm as you are moving about constantly. I just travelled light...
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    10-11-2019, 10:28 PM
    Managed to get out to the Ribble with the float rod today. Waste of time that was ! Did 2 hours trotting maggots for not a touch, then 2 hours with a...
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    09-11-2019, 02:58 PM
    Good post Pedro. I've learned to listen to advice but not be scared of trying something a bit different. The general consensus on the Ribble is to...
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    09-11-2019, 01:57 PM
    Dug out the stick floats and sorted my gear for a bit of roach fishing on the Ribble. I bought some maggots with the intention of going for a few...
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    09-11-2019, 12:03 PM
    budge replied to a thread Ribble 2019 in English Rivers
    Pollution incident on savick brook yesterday, farm slurry affecting 3km of the stream probably too low down to effect the main Ribble but a sign of...
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    08-11-2019, 06:07 PM
    Heat Holders are my choice sold in outdoor shops and not silly money. Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
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    08-11-2019, 04:23 PM
    budge replied to a thread Ribble 2019 in English Rivers
    I was up that way today so stopped to have a look at the weir. You can't actually get close as it is a private driveway down the side of the river...
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    07-11-2019, 08:49 PM
    budge replied to a thread Hatcheries in General Board
    Nice to see things have calmed down now. I have followed this thread from the start as it's something that interests me. I haven't much to add as I...
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    07-11-2019, 08:30 PM
    Ha Ha Ha I spotted 4 Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
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    07-11-2019, 04:00 PM
    budge replied to a thread Ribble 2019 in English Rivers
    I thought there was a fish pass on whalley weir ? I seem to remember seeing something about salmon back up near Burnley this year ? Or was it a dream...
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    07-11-2019, 10:48 AM
    budge replied to a thread Ribble 2019 in English Rivers
    That's something I have often wondered ? The count is very low considering the rod catch was greater than that count not many years ago there's...
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    06-11-2019, 03:43 PM
    budge replied to a thread egret in Picture Gallery
    Quite common on my local river Ribble, I usually see a couple when I fish. I think they are another creature that is spreading Northwards with the...
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    06-11-2019, 07:40 AM
    budge replied to a thread Wading boots recommendations. in Boots
    No sorry I was just saying the eBay pair were too small for me. I am 11s normal shoes so usually go a size bigger. I haven't worn Simms so probably...
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