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Arrrggghhhhhh

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This year I'm having a species hunt with a couple of pals, loser buys a bottle of good spiced rum for us all to share round the fire. The premises is simple you get points for each different species with rarer species gaining more points. Additional points are also awarded for specimen size fish.

Well I thought I'd start at the easy side and try and catch that little darling the ruffe from the local Chesterfield canal. I dusted off the old match box and was greated with this.....aarrrggghhhh

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I have laid aside business, and gone a'fishing.

Izaak Walton

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I heartily recommend one of these, Sir.

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((He's just hit a stone in weight at 9 months old !!!))
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AshbyCut wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:40 pm I heartily recommend one of these, Sir.

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((He's just hit a stone in weight at 9 months old !!!))
Dearest Sir. I have a genuine and traditional set of wooden mouse traps for just such an occasion!

That is a fine looking animal though
I have laid aside business, and gone a'fishing.

Izaak Walton

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We have 3 of them... no mice here... Rossi is it...? Is looking hale and hearty Mal.... a rude picture of health....
Just one more cast love, and I'll be on me way home

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In our house...

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Where the willows meet the water...

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Damn rodents! I remember renting a glorified broom cupboard in Park Royal as a "lockup". Little did I know there was an industrial bakery at the rear of the building connected via a series of corridors. Put all my tackle and spare bass amp and cabs in there thinking all was good, locked securely, guarded by a security patrol and covered by cctv as a deterent against two legged rats. A few weeks later I went in to find mass carnage, rods stripped of cork with their bags made into several giant fuzz ball nests and a Trace Elliot mickey mouse fun house. An expensive lesson :Angry:

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Some very nice looking pussycats on show.

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We have 6 of the damn things! All strays that have turned up when they heard that we were running the Correze Cats benevolent Home. All out buildings are now rodent free but unfortunately the cats can't get access to the garage which is where the fishing gear resides. The mice seem to know this and wreak havoc there every winter. I put some traps out this winter baited with Mars bar and caught 3 the first night!
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Actually, there's a bit too much of this going on:
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The dace is both lively and lean,
With a beautiful silvery sheen;
He'll snatch at your flies
With a lightning-like rise
And unless you are sharp, he's just been.
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Top to Bottom... Lemmy, Dave, and Mogs helping Jackie in the "home" office
Just one more cast love, and I'll be on me way home

Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but pictures and memories

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Last year I bought two chairs, one lightweight and an expensive session chair. I have yet to use the big one and, I doubt I ever shall. This is what those pesky mice did .....

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Looks like a write off. It'll teach me to keep the poison box topped up

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