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Martin James

Post by The Sweetcorn Kid » Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:57 pm

Martin is a legend, with more than a few stories about the old days of fishing including tales of Redmire and all those who made it famous. He really is a wealth of information when it comes to the Walker, BB era and loves to talk about it with like minded anglers.

He also knows the River Kennet like the back of his hand and is willing to guide anyone who asks, free of charge, such is his generosity. All he asks is that you make a donation to his charity The Army Benevolant Fund, a very worthy cause. As he did for me he will show you the spots, tactics, baits and even make the tea, and if your really lucky you'll get a bowl of his wife Kate's splendid Hot Pot!!!

Email Martin for details. martin@flyfishing.plus.com
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Re: Martin James

Post by Mark » Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:05 pm

Looking forward to Martin's posts
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Re: Martin James

Post by The Sweetcorn Kid » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:06 pm

Oh, ok. I've fished the Brimpton and Newbury stretches with Martin, and loved it there!! :wink:

Is that far from the stretch at Thatcham? Not all that familiar with the area to be honest.
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Re: Martin James

Post by Snape » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:00 pm

I used to be in the Wasing syndicate in the mid 90s and fished around Brimpton mill - a lovely stretch.
I once met Bob James walking the banks with his tackle there and after swapping pleasantries we went in opposite directions. I was fish spotting and having walked upstream turned to head back downstream again and found what looked like a perfect spot and tried to quietly move into a position to look into the swim hoping to see some barbel on the gravel. Unfortunately I stretched too far and the next thing I knew there was an almighty splash and I was in the Kennet; turning for the bank all I could see was Bob James in the next swim downstream looking furious! :hide: Needless to say I climbed out, profusely apologised and headed home. :oops:
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Re: Martin James

Post by PondPikey » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:46 am

Snape wrote:I used to be in the Wasing syndicate in the mid 90s and fished around Brimpton mill - a lovely stretch.
I once met Bob James walking the banks with his tackle there and after swapping pleasantries we went in opposite directions. I was fish spotting and having walked upstream turned to head back downstream again and found what looked like a perfect spot and tried to quietly move into a position to look into the swim hoping to see some barbel on the gravel. Unfortunately I stretched too far and the next thing I knew there was an almighty splash and I was in the Kennet; turning for the bank all I could see was Bob James in the next swim downstream looking furious! :hide: Needless to say I climbed out, profusely apologised and headed home. :oops:
Comedy Gold! :oops:

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Re: Martin James

Post by J.T » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:51 am

Oh Snape! :laugh:
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