Saying Hello!

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Martin H
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Saying Hello!

Post by Martin H » Sun May 20, 2018 9:15 pm

Hi fellow danglers, a little about myself,
60ish and been fishing since I was about 10yr old, grew up in the Colne valley, learning the craft on the River Colne, Frays(yes it used to hold fish), Grand Union along all its stretches accessible on my knackered old push bike, Cowley Lake, Little Britain, Farlows and various places I could get into without getting caught. Was taught to fish by my grand father on summer holidays in Kent.
Now in Yorkshire surrounded by whippets and many fine fisheries. I've never sold or thrown away any tackle, except occasionally to a youngster to help him start, so have a shed and attic full of mainly old dishevelled well used stuff.

On the cane front I have a Martin James 'greaves' which was picked up for a fiver from a car boot and refurbished to a decent standard by myself.
Also a Sealey Octofloat which cost the same and scrubbed up well.

However my pride and joy is an 11'6" 2 piece Avon split cane I built from blanks sourced from old stock in the UK. This was funded by money my Grand father left me, carefully built(20 years ago) and named 'Sid' in Indian ink in honour of the old chap.

Reels... On my first proper 'payday' in 1976 I blew the whole weeks money on a Mitchell Match.. still used today, spins wonderfully. Since then several Mitchells, a Youngs Trudex and Purist 2.

Dislikes(not mean't to cause offence, just an opinion). Litter, carp fisheries and all that goes with them, the demise of mixed fisheries, boilies, bait boats, and well anything fishing related post 1980 I guess.

I think we all have a responsibility to pass on the mystery, to youngsters, of the 'monster' fish in the deep weir pool, to ignite the romance that captured myself and my cohorts, whilst sat shivering all night by a silent dark canal eating jam sandwiches and drinking Tizer.

Regards,,, Martin.

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Re: Saying Hello!

Post by Shed_Monkey » Sun May 20, 2018 9:24 pm

Welcome Martin - pour yourself a cuppa and pull up a comfy chair ... you'll fit in nicely round here!

You're dead right about the sense of mystery - it's the fuel that keeps me fishing even today.


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Post by AllRounder » Sun May 20, 2018 9:43 pm

Welcome to the forum Martin

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Post by Mark » Sun May 20, 2018 9:49 pm

Welcome to the forum Martin.
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The most precious places in the English landscape are those secretive corners,
where you find only elder trees, nettles and dreams. (BB - Denys Watkins-Pitchford).

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Post by JW1 » Sun May 20, 2018 9:53 pm

Welcome Martin


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Post by AshbyCut » Sun May 20, 2018 9:56 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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Re: Saying Hello!

Post by Duebel » Sun May 20, 2018 10:04 pm

Martin from Bamberg says hello to Martin H!

Any chance, that we can see some pictures of your fine rods and reels?
Greetings from Bamberg

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Re: Saying Hello!

Post by Paul_V » Sun May 20, 2018 10:27 pm

welcome aboard sir.

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Re: Saying Hello!

Post by Black Prince » Mon May 21, 2018 8:42 am

Hello Martin and a hearty :welcome: mike

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