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N9nty
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Strange Encounter

Post by N9nty » Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:43 pm

I fish the River Lugg above Hereford regularly and in about 15 years of fishing have only seen and spoken to one other angler and I don't think he was a club member, what follows happened on another occasion. One evening I was walking upstream and intending to fish a couple more swims before packing up when I saw an angler coming towards me. There was no path as such just a faint cattle track in the long grass and we were both walking along some distance from the river so as not to spook the fish but he was walking to the left of the track, the river was on my right. There was nothing unusual about the angler but as he came toward me I was amazed to see that he was carrying an Avon MkIV with a Mitchell 300, exactly the same tackle as I was using. I can't remember what I said but I greeted him as one would another angler. He completely ignored me and carried on past as though I was not there, I stood and watched him until he disappeared into the gloom. Afterward it occurred to me that there was no sound of him walking through the tall grass.
Every time I fish the river I wonder about him.
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Re: Strange Encounter

Post by Snape » Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:50 pm

Always thought traditionalist anglers were rude with no manners! :Sarcasm: :Chuckle:
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after.
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Re: Strange Encounter

Post by RBTraditional » Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:53 am

Maybe you were meeting yourself on a different time level?.......Did you experience a feeling of dejava? Spooky!
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Re: Strange Encounter

Post by N9nty » Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:37 am

No, I don't think it was myself, I would have been a bit friendlier.
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Re: Strange Encounter

Post by Dave Burr » Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:58 am

Weren't after mirror carp were you?

Oddly, fishing that same bit of the Lugg one evening I was watching a couple of hot air balloons drift across the sky to my north. Suddenly they were very close and eventually touched each other and became stuck together! They flew like this for ten minutes or more with a helicopter flying nearby apparently watching the proceedings. Eventually they went their own separate ways and the helicopter did likewise.

I scanned the local paper that week - no mention and I have often wondered if it was intentional and the helicopter was filming it but I've certainly never seen such a 'stunt' on film. It's odd what can be seen from a river bank.

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Re: Strange Encounter

Post by Scott » Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:35 pm

Dave Burr wrote: Oddly, fishing that same bit of the Lugg one evening ...
Rude? Traditional tackle? I think we have found the answer....

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Re: Strange Encounter

Post by Dave Burr » Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:10 pm

Scott wrote:
Dave Burr wrote: Oddly, fishing that same bit of the Lugg one evening ...
Rude? Traditional tackle? I think we have found the answer....

:Hahaha: - Ouch!! :Hahaha:

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Re: Strange Encounter

Post by Santiago » Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:21 pm

I've just heard a very similar story about this chap on a train. The train was nearly empty, anyways his carriage was empty whilst he enjoyed reading his newspaper. Tens of minutes pass as he reads on, before he looks up to see someone dressed exactly like himself who is also reading a newspaper, and then he realises that the chap opposite is his mirror image. He quickly averts his eyes before looking back to find the seat opposite is empty, and no mirror in site. Spooky! Or just another case of narcolepsy!! Where one of the symptoms is having vivid dreams whilst still been awake. Our minds are easily fooled, some more than others apparently!
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