Help required "Fennels Float"

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Help required "Fennels Float"

Post by Fredline » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:35 pm

Can anyone shed any light on this float that I have had knocking about for a while. It is a 5" home made job, painted like a Peacock and marked "Eternal Lambs" on one side and Fennels Float "Beechmere 99" on the other.

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Re: Help required "Fennels Float"

Post by JAA » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:45 pm

Love the blue tip!

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Re: Help required "Fennels Float"

Post by Harry H » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:45 am

Might be something to do with Fennel who is a member on here, there's a link to his website on members details.
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Re: Help required "Fennels Float"

Post by Shaun Harrison » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:40 pm

Martin Herrington posts as Beechmere on Instagram and has fished with Fennel. I would guess it's one of Martin's.

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Post by Shaun Harrison » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:43 pm

Here is my spoon he made from a piece of birch from the famous Beechmere. Image

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Re: Help required "Fennels Float"

Post by Whopper » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:59 am

Lovely spoon, only for left-handed persons, I assume?
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Re: Help required "Fennels Float"

Post by Mark » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:07 pm

Fredline wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:35 pm
Can anyone shed any light on this float that I have had knocking about for a while. It is a 5" home made job, painted like a Peacock and marked "Eternal Lambs" on one side and Fennels Float "Beechmere 99" on the other.
I contacted Fennel and he replied with the following. Hope this helps Fredline.

Yes this was once my float. It was made for me by Dave 'Phinehas' Foley and painted by his wife Emma. Quite possibly on our last trip there together. We called ourselves 'The Eternal Lambs' in reference to Keats, Byron and Shelley. It was a poetry circle writing with a purity of heart about life's adventures. I most likely sold the float in 2004.
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Re: Help required "Fennels Float"

Post by Fredline » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:28 pm

Thanks Mark, he is more than welcome to have it back if he wishes.
If you have no grease with you, and your rings are full of ice, do not cut out the ice with a pen-knife but get your man to put the rings one by one in his mouth, and so to thaw the ice.
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Re: Help required "Fennels Float"

Post by Lea Dweller » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:58 am

Mark wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:07 pm
Fredline wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:35 pm
Can anyone shed any light on this float that I have had knocking about for a while. It is a 5" home made job, painted like a Peacock and marked "Eternal Lambs" on one side and Fennels Float "Beechmere 99" on the other.
I contacted Fennel and he replied with the following. Hope this helps Fredline.

Yes this was once my float. It was made for me by Dave 'Phinehas' Foley and painted by his wife Emma. Quite possibly on our last trip there together. We called ourselves 'The Eternal Lambs' in reference to Keats, Byron and Shelley. It was a poetry circle writing with a purity of heart about life's adventures. I most likely sold the float in 2004.
There seems to be a "silence" from the other lambs :Chuckle:

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Re: Help required "Fennels Float"

Post by Fredline » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:16 pm

Boom! Boom!
If you have no grease with you, and your rings are full of ice, do not cut out the ice with a pen-knife but get your man to put the rings one by one in his mouth, and so to thaw the ice.
John Bickerdyke.

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