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tipitinmick

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Now you mention it Mick cycling should definitely be on the no list atm, much more likely to spread the virus or injure yourself cycling than driving to and sitting by a lake.
If it had been one cyclist tootling along I could understand that but, five lads that looked like they rode for a cycling club, expensive bikes, lycra clothing. You know the sort. But, stupidly riding ever so close to one another. 😣
 

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Five lycra wearing middle aged men rode their push bikes past my front gate this morning. You could have thrown your quilt over all five they were that close. All breathing heavily and talking / laughing. It does make you wonder why we can't go fishing. 😲

Two wrongs will never make a right. Why should I compromise other people's health and put more pressure on the NHS just because some knob heads want to go out for a bike ride.
 

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The coarse fishing close season dates back to 1878 the Environment Agency removed the close season on most stillwaters in 1995 and most canals in 2000 so for over 144 years we have had a closed season and just in the last 25 years we have been allowed to fish all year round on the still waters, not to be able to fish for a few weeks now in my opinion is the least we can do to help save lives and help the NHS I would do it every year if it helped others live and fish in the future.
Exactly mate, when are people going to realise that this is one of the biggest threats to life in peace time. Fishing pales into insignificance in comparison. Relax, do as your told and, hopefully, we won't have lost any members to the virus.
 

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Five lycra wearing middle aged men rode their push bikes past my front gate this morning. You could have thrown your quilt over all five they were that close. All breathing heavily and talking / laughing. It does make you wonder why we can't go fishing. 😲
Five lycra wearing middle aged men rode their push bikes past my front gate this morning. You could have thrown your quilt over all five they were that close. All breathing heavily and talking / laughing. It does make you wonder why we can't go fishing. 😲
That sums it up perfectly
 

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That sums it up perfectly
They went past again this morning pal. About the same time so Im guessing they are meeting up somewhere. Same five lads. Two abreast. Theyll be alright if a tractor is coming around the corner. 😲😣
 

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my boss still cycles with his friend each day. they keep 5 meters apart, as with most things the few will ruin it for the majority so you cant say all cyclists are twats, same as you cant say all fisherman are twats as the majority listen and are adhering to the advice, its the few who are being twats and you will always get those few, i just hope they injure themselves quickly
 

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If I put a lycra suit on...reckon i'd look like a condom full of walnuts!!
 

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Don't forget if we Don't slow this down they'll probably less of us to go fishing at the end of this.I only fish in the summer now due to bad eczema but our matches were due to start next week gutted but I get by.Time to think of others and the NHS.
 

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Talk about mixed messages I bought the Anglers Mail today and the info about fishing is go and fish on your Tod.
Canal and Rivers Trust says no fishing. The Angling Trust says no fishing. The clubs I am a member of have clos d their waters yet the AM is saying we are OK to get out there and fish.
There is nothing I would like to do especially in this sunny weather but the little voice in my head keeps saying no it wouldn't be right. What a dilemma!!!!
 
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