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    Ribble 2021

    slurry with a fringe on top - yep - air always gets ripe just before rain here in Clitheroe - tractor grid-lock as the farmers race to get shut of the s***. reading a report on the Wye yesterday - it really put the boot into agricultural waste...
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    Bedlington Whippet, or Bedlington Lurcher.

    Ive had a bedlington whippet for six years - first 14 months hard work on re-call but once he matured - hes been perfect. I have him out 4 times a day - 3 short walks and one hour at lunch - great with my kids, dosent shed, only barks when threatend. king of soft furnishings and kips for fun. I...
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    Laddies first proper fish

    Brilliant - great to see
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    Ribble 2021

    Otter than July ! Had a couple of trips out last week - fly fished some lovely water above and well below clitheroe - not even an Otter or a Python - however I did actually see a salmon head and tail - which gave me at least another 50 casts Remember the Otters motto - Get fish or die trying...
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    Any recommendations on Polarised Glasses?

    Bought some costa jose, glass copper, 580's - in 2017 - wear them all the time, pub, driving & every minute on the water - expensive but worth every penny imo.
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    Ribble 2021

    Spring 2021 - So far so, so-so Eden x 3 = 15hrs, Ribble - Balderstone x 2, Calderfoot x 1, Low Moor x 5, Mid Ribble x 4 - all my ribble outings have been 2 - 3hr hit it and quit it sessions on ok water. This image is of the only salmon Ive seen. I did see what I thought was a salmon entering...
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    Ribble 2021

    loved it Fred - both of us - whats not to like - Rennie - 15ft rod perfect - my mate was fine with his 12'7"
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    Ribble 2021

    Been out on a few short bursts - hit it & quit it - adventures - nothing to report other than it feels ace to be out again. Yesterday while fishing the middle ribble - an Osprey flew over which was superb to see. I tried to take some photos using my phone - quickly fumbling it out of my pocket...
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    Hooked on Hope.... Terminal Chancer... the sequel

    https://anchor.fm/hookedonhope/episodes/Episode-4---Turning-Pro-biotic---One-Of-Us-Is-Dead-enmvom New podcast - TC - Chapter 3 & 4 Having had a taste of Aberdeenshire Dee – Lamont and I try to join the monied elite via the shortest route possible. We battle HR, dodge, and skive while also...
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    Ribble 2020

    Really enjoyed fishing this week - mainly in the evenings. Had a nice sesssion on the Hodder on monday evening fishing 8 - 10. Managed 3 sea trout between 1 - 2lb and lost another larger fish. Tuesday evening i got lucky and landed a nice salmon on the fly. Wednesday evening i helped a mate land...
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    Ribble 2020

    well this is crap isnt it............. stupid sunshine
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    Ribble 2020

    i think it may be broken - houston we have a problem
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    An open letter to The Duke of Alten

    The monkeys paw The origins of superstition can be a strange fuzzy business; walking under ladders, lucky jumpers, shirts, shoes on the kitchen table, running round a church thirteen times anti-clockwise at midnight to summon up the devil. Where they came from and why they still hold water...
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    Ribble 2020

    Gave the rain stick a rattle on Sunday afternoon (that sounds wrong) and we have had two days of drizzle - it may take me some time to get the dosage right - it’s been hidden since the floods of 2014/15 when it was left on top of my washing machine on spin cycle
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    Ribble 2020

    Aye - 8 going on 20 !
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