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  1. playhappy

    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
  12. playhappy

    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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    Ribble 2020

    my daughter Rose - she bugs me - she’s left handed - zorro is casting an oracle scandi 12’9” with a airflo scandi 8/9 line ?
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    Ribble 2020

    Wow - that’s what its all about - what a cracker - well done
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    Ribble 2020

    Its never easy, but its always entertaining.
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    Beat Names & how we get them

    Hi – I’m interested in beat names and how they are given their names Some are named after land marks, or the geography of the river. On the ribble we have some crackers Fiddlers hole (unknown) Baby elephant (Unknown) Dangerous corner (overhead powerlines) Sparks pit (overhead powerlines) Blue...
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    Bandit Country

    So - where on your various rivers would you think twice before fishing or has a reputation that precedes it. The places that no club wants to police. I'm asking as a form of research - for a chapter for my next book. I know all about my local river the Ribble but want to be able to compare it...
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