Hello from Dulwich...

Just joined the Traditional Fisherman's Forum, why not pop into this forum and introduce yourself.
User avatar
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:25 am

Hello from Dulwich...

Post by Kevskyb » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:50 am

Hi all,

My name is Kevin Miller & currently reside in South East London.

I’ll be 60 next birthday and always been a keen angler since my schooldays even if life had unfortunately gotten in the way a little over the years and prevented me getting out to a water as often as I would have liked.

10 years ago I had rekindled my love of fishing (being in my 50th year) & treated myself to some new tackle and decided to continue a schoolboy quest to catch a Barbel; a species that previously had always eluded me. After numerous blank sessions on the Kennet I finally landed a fine Barbel of just shy of 15lb .. 10 years on & still yet to catch another I’ve decided to go back to my roots and just fish for the love of fishing.. one rod instead of two and simple vintage style gear.

Met a lovely chap recently at Kings Weir & watched him play (&helped him land) a lovely Barbel into double figures on a beautiful 10ft cane rod that he had made himself - from then on I knew the traditional style was the way fwd for me now I am hoping to spend more time on the river.

My current ambition is to catch a Chub or a Barbel on the River Wandle on a fly rod using a natural bait, blackberry perhaps.

My contribution to the forum I hope would be to simply share memories both new and old.

& thanks Mark for activating me so to speak :Thumb:

User avatar
Posts: 2266
Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:49 pm
Location: Frankonia (Northern Bavaria)

Re: Hello from Dulwich...

Post by Duebel » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:58 am

Welcome to the TFF, Kevin!

Good luck with your quest!
Greetings from Bamberg

User avatar
Richard Jackson
Brown Trout
Posts: 1449
Joined: Wed May 04, 2016 3:16 pm
Location: Newark on trent

Re: Hello from Dulwich...

Post by Richard Jackson » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:53 am

Welcome Kevin
I spend most of my life fishing the Rest i just waste

User avatar
Eddy Pools
Silver Bream
Posts: 201
Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:23 pm

Re: Hello from Dulwich...

Post by Eddy Pools » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:14 am

Hello Kevin, welcome to the TFF

User avatar
Silver Bream
Posts: 244
Joined: Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:28 pm
Location: Glorious Nottinghamshire

Re: Hello from Dulwich...

Post by Barbelseeker » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:29 am

Nice introduction - welcome and enjoy

User avatar
Posts: 480
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:05 pm
Location: London

Re: Hello from Dulwich...

Post by JW1 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:43 pm

Welcome to the forum, I don't live far from Dulwich and have yet to try fishing the Wandle, please let us know how you get on.


User avatar
Head Bailiff
Posts: 18353
Joined: Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:55 pm
Location: Leicestershire

Re: Hello from Dulwich...

Post by Mark » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:45 pm

Welcome to the forum Kevin.
Mark (Administrator)

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).

User avatar
Black Prince
Crucian Carp
Posts: 899
Joined: Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:09 pm
Location: Lancashire

Re: Hello from Dulwich...

Post by Black Prince » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:16 pm

Hello Kevin and a big :welcome: mike

User avatar
Honorary Vice President
Posts: 9367
Joined: Sun May 06, 2012 1:27 am
Location: North Warwickshire

Re: Hello from Dulwich...

Post by AshbyCut » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:35 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.


User avatar
Paul F
Posts: 2998
Joined: Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:12 pm
Location: Somerset

Re: Hello from Dulwich...

Post by Paul F » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:41 pm

Welcome Kevin, I have fished the Wandle, a lovely river, sadly no barbel for me

Post Reply

Return to “New Member Information and Welcome”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests