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  1. Off Topic Lounge
    Well here we are at a moment the world stands as one. Now. If only. People in power, leaders, and Lies. Correct me if Im wrong here. This virus, was it not detected last December, that the virus had mutated, and now Human was passing to Human. This info was passed to China's top man, from one of...
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    Time doesn't half fly these days. Another 6 Nations upon us. So for this season: What can we expect! New French, Irish & Welsh coaches, England looking strong after a good World Cup, Scotland smarting from a World Cup exit....lets not forget what happened during the 6 Nations after Wales and...
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    So it all starts a week tomorrow in Japan. I'd like to begin by wishing Japan all the best as they are the first country outside the "traditional' s " to host the World Cup so hope it all goes well for them. Secondly lets look forward to some good rugby, and sporting behaviour by both players...
  4. Swap Shop
    I have a 13' , 8# ,4pce 13' ,XF2 T, rod in very good condition with triangular tube. Looking to swap for something of similar value in the salmon fishing world. Thank you Ian
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    Why not get one going for the women.:cheer2: The History The first instance of a Women's World Cup dates back to 1970 with the first international tournament taking place in Italy throughout July 1970.This was followed up by another unofficial tournament the following year this time in Mexico...
  6. Conservation Issues
    It is not just Salmon that are in trouble as this study by 450 experts? from around the world has revealed.Most of us as fishermen when out fishing notice things that have changed or species that we once saw that are no longer there,so who is to blame? we are all guilty in one way or another...
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    as title , give us your thoughts on who really is or was world class and your reasons
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    I'm not even a football fan but I've watched most of the games in the tournament so far only because I want England to succeed. Last night I watched the game with my daughter in a local pub car park on a big screen and the atmosphere was unreal. What I can also say is I felt a very deep...
  9. General Board
    There are many things in life that i would wish for but there are two things that come to the fore right now. (1) I would wish for the Salmon numbers to get back to the numbers that i grew up with and that when i go fishing there is a chance of catching a fish and taking one home if i so wished...
  10. General Board
    I’m not a Gardener or even an old fogey, but I quite often watch Gardeners World. For me it captures exactly why people garden and the enjoyment they get out of doing it, even though I don’t do it myself (other than cut the grass and plant the odd thing). Why is it that gardening is well...
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    The first World Cup trophy, originally named Victory, but later renamed in honour of former FIFA president Jules Rimet, was made of gold plated sterling silver and lapis lazuli and depicted Nike, the Greek goddess of victory. Brazil won the trophy outright in 1970, prompting the commissioning of...
  12. The Art of Casting
    Congratulations to Gerard Downey and Martin Kiely (Orca) on their recent success at Spey O Rama in San Francisco. Gerard's fifth win of the event confirming yet again his status as undisputed best of the best ever, and Martin's second win of the senior title, which is not too bad considering he...
  13. General Board
    Programme on BBC World Service Radio right now about salmon farming and the hugely positive social impact it has had. The figures involved are staggering, in revenue and jobs. Whole things seems unstoppable. It's under the "Global Business - The Fish Farming Revolution" heading. BBC - World...
  14. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    Here's a 'modern' spey pattern The Mrs Grant from Kelson (1890) on a #3 Blue Heron. I hate tinselled chenille (wish I had the real thing - this is from Hareline - in an ideal world I'd have dyed the nasty white core) but really fancied doing the pattern. Dx
  15. General Board
    Hi guys can anyone tell me were would be the best chance of a fish in January in Scotland a friend of mine is looking for one last trip before he leaves this world thanks in advance
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    Can someone please explain to me how these things work! I just can't get my head around this trading currency. I watched Branson and Michelle Moan telling the world it's the future but I can't get my head around it. There are other digital currencies but what is there value set against??
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    Thoroughly enjoyed this. No doubt experienced falconers would quite correctly find fault , but it gave me an insight into a branch of country life that I knew next to nothing about.:) www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09b68wy
  18. General Board
    Reports like this wind me up as you can see from the title. Someone has been paid to tell us what every fecker in the world already knows. This is the build up to 100% catch and release IMHO. Their research was done by googling...fooking googling...really Impact of catch and release angling...
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    Never must this happen again... The Battle of Passchendaele, World War I - YouTube We will remember them.
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    Yorkshire Day is tomorrow so for tomorrow Happy Yorkshire Day to all who are from and live in Yorkshire and to the the rest of the world who wish they were and did!!;);):D:D:D
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