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Post by Snape » Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:27 am

Is this forum meant to be Ashlea pool rather than Ashley pool? Or is it a pool I'm not aware of?
I will make you Fishers of Men said Fish to Fishes
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Re: Ashlea

Post by Mark » Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:14 am

I would like to say that it was a typing error Snape, but as the 'a' is a few keys away from the 'y'…. :oops:

Well spotted Snape, I'm glad your paying attention. :wink:
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Re: Ashlea

Post by The Sweetcorn Kid » Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:08 am

Top marks for Snape......

Where we going to hide the next one then Mark??? :tongue:
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Re: Ashlea

Post by Snape » Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:04 pm

I will make you Fishers of Men said Fish to Fishes
For Fish is Fisher of Man who Fishes
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Re: Ashlea

Post by BeechmereLake » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:19 pm

What a wonderful read the Hiltonangling topic is, even though I don't carp fish anymore it gives me that buzz of going again, sadly I don't think it will ever happen but thanks for posting such a wonderful story, it really helps you see just what a man Tom Mintram was and how the Ashlea pool time led him to pretty much do the same at Redmire.
Thanks again Snape, a great read
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Re: Ashlea

Post by Gary Bills » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:07 am

I think the Ashlea sections in Hilton's "Quest for Carp" are among the most engaging, and I suppose that's down to Hilton "living the dream," - gaining access to a small, unknown water with huge fish - perhaps to beat the record of the day. Imagine his excitement - especially with those sightings of monster carp among the lilies! He designed his own rod for the purpose, of course, the Ten-Ten - a carbon version of which has been marketed recently by Hilton Angling. I've always fancied that rod, because it's said to have a flicky top with huge reserves of power further down - I suppose a kind of cross between a MK IV and a MK IV SU...?

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Re: Ashlea

Post by Carp Artist » Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:44 pm

Very nice articles on Ashlea, Snape. I very much enjoyed the Hilton one and was quite touched by Mike Willmott's account of the demise of the pools elder brethren.
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Re: Ashlea

Post by GooseQuill » Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:17 pm

I remember reading about Ashlea in Quest for Carp and was simply blown away by the pictures painted by Jack Hiltons words. What an amazing time it must have been for waters like these to be "discovered".....are there still any secret lakes out there waiting for such discovery?

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Post by Shaun Harrison » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:40 am

Another water destroyed by otters. I was sickened when Dave Gawthorn showed me the pictures of the legendary 'known fish' killed for just a couple of mouth fulls of flesh.

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Post by GooseQuill » Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:31 am

Shaun Harrison wrote:Another water destroyed by otters. I was sickened when Dave Gawthorn showed me the pictures of the legendary 'known fish' killed for just a couple of mouth fulls of flesh.
That sounds horrific. I guess that has finished the fishing there forever.......

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