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Lea Dweller wrote: Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:23 am As a youngster I remember seeing Ravioli in The London Zoo, as I lived not too far away. It was a special capture for so many reasons, how time has flown!
That is what first fired my desire to fish for carp :Hat:
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It's that time of year again. :cheers:
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Aitch wrote: Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:01 pm That is what first fired my desire to fish for carp :Hat:
I too remember looking through the glass at this fish in London Zoo as a small boy, a dream was ignited. A couple of years ago I caught a 45.08 common after returning it to the lake all I could think of was that fish in the zoo all those years ago.

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To Richard - an astounding capture that still resonates today.
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I am probably just one of very many who have read Walker's account of that capture dozens of times and without doubt it inspired me to acquire a Mk IV and go fishing. Indeed that capture still resonates today. :Hat:

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Legendary among anglers. I’ll raise a glass to the guvnor this evening.
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Today it’s another year on since Dick caught his record carp that changed the face of angling. There are still some copies of the book Dick Walker-The Legend available that was published to commemorate his Centenary. Dick gave us so much covering not just carp fishing, but all aspects of coarse fishing. His five rules in Still Water Angling are as important, today as when they were first written, if you want to catch good fish. Long may Dicks memory live on.

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Martin James wrote: Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:10 pm Today it’s another year on since Dick caught his record carp that changed the face of angling. There are still some copies of the book Dick Walker-The Legend available that was published to commemorate his Centenary. Dick gave us so much covering not just carp fishing, but all aspects of coarse fishing. His five rules in Still Water Angling are as important, today as when they were first written, if you want to catch good fish. Long may Dicks memory live on.
And for those who do not what the five rules are... :Hat:

1. You must locate your fish.
2. Avoid frightening the fish.
3. Use the right tackle.
4. Choose the right time to fish.
5. Use the right bait.
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