Friday, 18 March 2011

I've just posted this on the BS forum, for those who don't know there is a lot of criticism of the chairmans involvement in FISH N TIPS magazine.

This magazine has been "slated" everywhere, the Cemex boys gave it lots of criticism, as did lots of other forums. Steve I haven't got a problem with you "personally" associating yourself with it, but when you try and involve the BS in it saying it is good publicity, I think that is scandalous coming from the chairman.

Over the last 5 years the downturn in membership figures has been a thorn in the committee’s side (as I well know). You and Fred need to take a long hard look at the irreparable damage you have both done to the BS. Mainly on the internet forums, where Freds rantings and ravings have got him into hot water with moderators on frequent occasions and ending up with him being banned/suspended, one of which was the BS's own forum and you backing him at the time... (Not really the impression the BS, PR man should be giving to the outside world is it?).

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Richards new car.

I'm going to see this this afternoon, he's just got it along with a new converted coach to transport it!

Friday, 11 March 2011

A day with monty dalrymple

Ah well as monty has mentioned it on his blog "man hugs" were the order of the day (after 4 years I can't really complain)when we met, great to meet up with fellow northerner "gruff" a very nice man (from good stock are donny folk)who I will see a lot of next year. A strange thing happened just after we met, he took his trousers off!! Maybe he knew something we didn't.

Off too the river and Monty picked me out his favourite swim, you can fish out the back of your car, "yeh said I pull the other one.. "I've had loads of chub from just under that tree".

A cuppa 1st I said and a wee dram, so the kettle went on and the malt came out.

Out came the Paul Johnson MK1v Avon paired with my Chris Lythe wide drum and loaded with 6lb line, a bucket mashed bread size 2 hook and a big bit of flake, just sit back and wait for it to wrap round, so thats what I did. Despite numerous bait changes, crust, lobbies, cheesepaste and pellet it never did wrap round but countless cuppas later we called it a day.

A wonderful day and really good to see monty again after such a long time it won't be as long next time.

Sound of Music - So Long... Farewell

good friday

ah well it's here at last on my way to Yat Rock to meet the legendary monty, I'll see if I can get a pic or 2 of the great man for you all.

Thursday, 10 March 2011


G sneaked one out right at the death, lovely day and at least it wasn't frosty when we packed up. Great win for Spurs last night.

Monday, 7 March 2011

end of season sortie

I am having my last 10 days or so down south (as usual) went to the Kennet today met up with Graham E amd Chas K, couple of barbel came out but not to us 3.
I did however have a new PB weighed exactly 7lbs frightened me to bloody death when it leapt clear of the water 20 yds downstream.