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    Today, 10:28 AM
    Loxie replied to a thread Smolt tracking in General Board
    Indeed they don't. I suspect that assuming that all the adults from emigrating smolts return to the same burn is the main problem there. I believe...
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    Today, 10:23 AM
    Loxie replied to a thread General Election in The Lounge
    I think there is considerable fear of personal violent attack these days which reduces the amount of door to door canvassing.
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    Yesterday, 07:45 PM
    When I was a kid in the late seventies and early eighties my dad would take me fishing on the Taw. My dad always preferred fly but he took a spinner...
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    Yesterday, 07:33 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread River Tees 2019 in English Rivers
    Eels have a very high conservation status, they are critically endangered on IUCN. Salmon are least concern. There is an opportunity to put more...
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    Yesterday, 07:02 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread General Election in The Lounge
    Funnily enough I'm not a natural Tory although for this election I've become naturalised. I'm naturally economically conservative (small c) and...
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    Yesterday, 06:41 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread River Tees 2019 in English Rivers
    Good luck!! I think the EA should be vulnerable to a legal challenge. Is there any common cause with wider conservation? What about Eels?
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    Yesterday, 06:38 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread River Tees 2019 in English Rivers
    Well said, the EA are nowhere near fit for purpose and typify the drive to centralise and try to force unviversal solutions to unique local problems....
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    Yesterday, 06:23 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread General Election in The Lounge
    It shouldn't come as any great surprise. Cummings used exactly the same social media campaigning methods to win the referendum. Normally people,...
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    Yesterday, 06:07 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Strong trebles...... in General Board
    Funnily enough I think it comes back to balance. Big stiff rods need bigger hooks to stop them being ripped out and light through actioned rods need...
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    Yesterday, 05:46 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Smolt tracking in General Board
    I think the return rates fluctuate wildly from river to river and year to year and probably most of all where it's measured in relation to the sea....
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    Yesterday, 05:19 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Strong trebles...... in General Board
    I've used guidelines this year and been impressed so far. Horrendous price though!
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    Yesterday, 03:43 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Smolt tracking in General Board
    I think there has been some movement these days. Probably 5 years ago, definitely 10 years ago and for 30 years before that absolutely no deviation...
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    Yesterday, 03:29 PM
    Oooft. That would hurt!! Long handled gaff?
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    Yesterday, 11:48 AM
    Loxie replied to a thread River Tees 2019 in English Rivers
    They are all privately run and funded now I believe. We have closed ours on the Exe, sadly and maybe temporarily. We used to have a compensation...
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    09-12-2019, 06:38 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Strong trebles...... in General Board
    I love the B990's. I've landed hundreds of salmon on them and never been let down. My only criticism is I would like them to make 16, 18 and 20's. I...
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    09-12-2019, 06:32 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread General Election in The Lounge
    Even they get it wrong now and then, remember Leicester? The future is notoriously hard to predict.
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    08-12-2019, 07:02 PM
    What pointless pile of bull dung those regulations are. All they will achieve is a hastening of the decline of angling in Wales.
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    07-12-2019, 05:20 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Death on our streets in The Lounge
    What I meant was why would anyone invest in any new business when dividends were taxed at that rate: a 5% dividend would be 0.1% return on capital.
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    07-12-2019, 01:07 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Death on our streets in The Lounge
    An interesting perspective I hadn't considered. I would have thought the other side of that coin would be that no one would be keen to invest from...
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    07-12-2019, 12:47 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Death on our streets in The Lounge
    I think you missed the bit about scrapping NI, both employers and employees. Top rate on unearned income hit 98% in the seventies.
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    07-12-2019, 12:43 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Death on our streets in The Lounge
    The idea would be to raise the income tax / NI yield by 10% whilst taking the lowest earners out of both Tax and NI. Scrapping employers NI would...
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    07-12-2019, 12:14 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Death on our streets in The Lounge
    I would absolutely agree with you on this except I think we do need a tax rise in the short term to improve the national finances which would,...
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    07-12-2019, 12:05 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Death on our streets in The Lounge
    Exactly!!
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    07-12-2019, 12:02 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Death on our streets in The Lounge
    I would very much prefer to stay in the EU but that isn't the point. Austerity was deemed necessary because of the ludicrous borrowing and...
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    07-12-2019, 11:48 AM
    Loxie replied to a thread Death on our streets in The Lounge
    Which Boris is proposing to do. The US is pushing back aggressively against this and applying punitive trade tariffs to countries who are trying it....
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    07-12-2019, 11:43 AM
    Loxie replied to a thread Death on our streets in The Lounge
    I think there are very good reasons London is one of the top global financial centres, competitive corporation tax would just add to that natural...
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    07-12-2019, 11:02 AM
    Loxie replied to a thread Death on our streets in The Lounge
    Actually he was released in February when May was PM. It is widely known that the probation service is not functional but in this case it was an...
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    06-12-2019, 08:04 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Death on our streets in The Lounge
    It's really not that simple. We need an economy and taxation system that can generate the funds required to give us the public services we need. You...
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    06-12-2019, 05:15 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread General Election in The Lounge
    Real project fear might be to hark back 40 years to last time a Labour government tried such a big state solution. 98% income tax rates, rampant...
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    06-12-2019, 12:17 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread General Election in The Lounge
    At the risk of being boring the net effect of the Conservative manifesto will be to raise the tax yield. Both sides are being dishonest but it's...
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