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Post by Troydog » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:54 pm

Good evening members. I am delighted to say that I have just joined TFF and I attach a Profile I sent to Mark to join:

In 1957 I was given a book called Mr Crabtree Goes Fishing by Bernard Venables. He said that "If you want to catch big perch you must fish the River Wye in Herefordshire....." (paraphrased)

In 1977, as a keen angler living in Manchester, I thought it was time to take a look at Hereford and its river. I parked by Bowens Guest House on St. Martins Street and dropped down the bank opposite the Cathedral.

On that May day I fell in love with the city and its river; I vowed to spend the rest of my life living here. I drank a handful of river water to celebrate. I had nowhere to live and nowhere to work but I had to stay.

In 2017 I am just so very grateful; and Bernard Venables was right.

I still have the cane Mark IV Avon rod, made (assembled) in woodworking classes at school, that I was using when I caught my first Wye three pound perch. I have PB's for barbel, bream, carp, chub, perch, pike and roach from the Wye and there may be members that are interested in this river.

Semi-retired now I have more time to explore the Wye, collect litter from the banks and do more fishing. ”Look ye also whilst life lasts" – I think BB said that……
Trouble is, the fish just don't read the books......
John Harding

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Post by AshbyCut » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:07 pm

A hearty welcome, Sir.
"Beside the water I discovered (or maybe rediscovered) the quiet. The sort of quiet that allows one to be woven into the tapestry of nature instead of merely standing next to it." Estaban.

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Post by Mark » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:16 pm

Welcome to the forum TD.
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where you find only elder trees, nettles and dreams. (BB - Denys Watkins-Pitchford).

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Post by WoodMagnet » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:32 pm

Welcome aboard sir. :Hat:
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Post by BobTheFloat » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:36 pm

What a lovely story welcome to the forum :Hat:
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Post by Paul D » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:47 pm

Welcome aboard Sir :Hat:
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Post by Shed_Monkey » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:12 pm

Welcome to the forum.


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Post by Tengisgol » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:18 pm

Welcome to the Forum and I look forward to some tales from one of my favourite rivers.
Where the willows meet the water...

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Post by Tom » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:34 pm


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Post by Carp Artist » Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:01 pm

Welcome aboard Sir
And when the clouds depart And the path is clear, Follow your head, follow your heart And should you reach paradise before me. Mine's a lager

R Hutchinson 1983 From The Carp Strikes Back

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