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Lea Dweller
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It is surprising how quickly a wooden bench or seat can deteriorate, when exposed to the elements. I hope that this special seat can be be restored to last for many more years! Well done Mal! :Hat:
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As another Harvey Torbett rod owner Im pleased to see his bench so well restored and now moved to a location where it can be enjoyed. Well done Darren :Hat:

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Thanks for the update and what a pleasing result. The seat, again looks marvellous, hats off to all concerned especially Darren :Hat:
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Great to see this story has a happy ending. It's a bit of traditional fishing history and as such deserves to be preserved.
I used to fish Wierwood Reservoir when it first opened for coarse fishing. It used to be one of the best big roach still waters in the south east. I fished it using a Milbro Coral Maestro rod (hence my moniker) and a 14" 3SSG waggler to combat the large waves. The biggest problem was avoiding the numerous trout which would happily take bread or corn!
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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Well done all involved :Hat:

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Harvey Torbett was a well-respected angler from South London, he also taught angling in a local school during the winter evening, gave up a lot of time helping junior anglers RIP

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