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    Ribble 2021

    Must be rain forecast, it absolutely stinks of slurry outside, just had to shut all the windows in this heat, bet all the new family’s that have moved to this town are delighted with there purchase.
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    Lopping cherry tree.

    By the way never prune a cherry tree in winter, it lets diseases in which can kill it, early to mid summer is best.
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    Continuing Environmental Degradation

    I was talking to a friend of mine the other day, he still works on street cleaning as I did before my retirement, and he was saying that a very large part of the litter they are picking up since the corvid pandemic started, are face masks they are picking dozens of them up every day. I must...
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    Ribble 2021

    If I was fishing down there I would park safely in mellor, and catch the Skipton to Preston bus, there are bus stops both side of the road by the bridge near the tickled trout. I used to coarse fish near there, always had a baseball bat in my rod hold-all though, just for peace of mind, I was...
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    Toe Nails

    Not a problem I’ve had, but bleach is an old remedy that’s supposed to work.
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    Covid Injection

    I was allowed to leave straight after my injection, but was asked not to drive for fifteen minutes or so, no problems after, my arm was a bit sore for a couple of days, but not as bad as when I had my flu jab.
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    Ribble 2021

    I first started fishing stocks back in 1975, when I started working for the water board, it cost six pounds a year to join the water board club, any method apart from maggots, fantastic fishing back then, used to catch brown trout up to seven pounds on live minnow fished under a float, some you...
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    Ribble 2021

    I see that stocks Reservoir will not be open for fishing this year, united utilities haven’t got a new tenant since Ben left.
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    Coronavirus

    I had a text from local health centre yesterday, to book my vaccination, did it right away, and I have mine tomorrow, and my wife’s has hers Friday, maybe things will start to improve from now on, sincerely hope so.
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    Ribble 2021

    May 8th.
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    Ribble 2021

    "Used to go rabbiting on a farm which went down to the deeps, looked like a canal to be honest, some big pike in there as well.
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    Ribble 2021

    Maybe salmon like bread, I was throwing some bread in the ribble at low moor for the chub, and a salmon came up and took a piece of the top, nice head and tail rise as well, never expected that.
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    Ribble 2020

    Yes I Remember that Fred from when I was a youngster, going over the Calder in Whalley it was as you say, all different colours and great rafts of foam, and the smell was horrible, I was born in 1949 and I can remember it, now there’s lots of Grayling which are supposed to be an indicator of...
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    Ribble 2020

    I remember repairing a water main that goes through the land at Blythes chemical works, that was the only main I ever came across which was made of fibre glass, it was made of that to be impermeable to the contaminated land it passed through, supposed to be arsenic amongst other chemicals...
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    Ribble 2020

    The brown trout and Grayling on the Calder are probably bigger because no one in there right mind would eat one. There are some nice ones though, by the way are any clubs stocking the diploid trout, saw one caught the other day on the Calder, and it was in really good condition, not like a...
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    Ribble 2020

    Probably hodder fish, there used to be a late run of large salmon on there, Remember Andy Blezzard telling me he’d once stepped on a redd composed of grapefruit sized stones , and he had sunk in up to his waist. I used to find some large dead kelts when I lived up there, easily thirty plus, and...
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    Ribble 2020

    There keen if they want to swim in a cocktail of slurry, sewage, and now Coronavirus as well, wouldn’t fancy a mouthful of that. When I used to coarse fished in the Calder the keepnet used to get covered in a horrible grey slime, and it stunk to high heaven, not nice at all.
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    Covid Vaccine... Well would you ??

    Definitely yes.
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    What happened to this fish ?

    I had a sea trout of the Hodder, early seventies from memory, which was very like that, think they call them pug nosed.
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