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NOTES FROM THE SHED – ON NOT CATCHING FISH

  also published at http://www.horrabridge.org.uk as part of a series on Talking Walkham – a tributary of the Tavy in West Devon. Here in The Shed, one of our projects is to turn 50 years’ worth of fishing junk into … Continue reading

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ENJOYING DISAPPOINTMENT

Here in The Shed, our favourite bit about learning to be an angler is the indoor preparation. Our fingers are warm. Our cigars will not go out on a muddy tree stump or disappear into the grass. The project over … Continue reading

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shednotes 165: MORE POACHING DEBATE, PLUS THE BIG ONE: FLIES, SPINNERS OR WORMS?

The following essay on fishing has been published at http://horrabridge.org.uk/talking-walkham—updated-61015.html Talking Walkham 2 filed 6.10.15 (Talking Walkham 1 is appended) In the course of asking questions about the Walkham, this column ended up directed to Robert Mountjoy of Crapstone – … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 138: On poachers, peal and growing your own salmon

The Shed has opened a blog line called TALKING WALKHAM, about its local river, and is posting the first one here  … Between 1724 and 1727, the author of Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe, published three volumes of essays called A … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 42: TALKING TACKLE AFTER BEING ALL AT SEA

A Shed reporter recently published the following … by George Edwards My shed is full of old fishing tackle and I always take some on holiday, to get a hook in some kind of water. But I am only buying … Continue reading

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SUCH A THING AS TOO MANY POCKETS

When I’m preparing to go fishing, my starting point is to zip up all the pockets in my fishing bag and all the pockets in my fishing jacket, while they are still empty. Left open, they are a temptation to … Continue reading

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FILE UNDER F FOR FISH – COOKING WHAT YOU CATCH

As noted elsewhere, the first lesson of blogging is that organisation is the key. Having discovered that, I am resolved to break up all my scrapbook-type posts and file them in some sort of decipherable order. And that’s why, for … Continue reading

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ten shilling bait

For an introduction to Ten Shilling Fishing, see http://tinyurl.com/pum4ed4/ The Ten Shilling Fisherman needs a bait costing pennies which will come out of the  freezer every now and then and go back in for the next time. I’m filing one … Continue reading

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ten shilling bait

For an introduction to Ten Shilling Fishing, see http://tinyurl.com/pum4ed4/ The Ten Shilling Fisherman needs a bait costing pennies which will come out of the  freezer every now and then and go back in for the next time. I’m filing one … Continue reading

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TEN SHILLING FISHING

See pic filed as benfield-tenbobrig caption: NOT MUCH TO LOSE: A typical Ten Shilling Fishing rig. See story for explanation. Ten Shilling Fishing I’d like to call my hobby Coarse Fishing but that already has a meaning, as in freshwater … Continue reading

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