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This is my original Mitchell 330 from the early seventies. The Sherlock Holmes among you will notice it has non original screws
to the side plate but this is how it came back from the service centre after I had dropped it and bent the main shaft. Couldn`t
care less if it is scruffy to me it is the most beautiful reel on the planet, I wouldn`t part with it for ten thousand pounds. P1010649.jpg
 

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Morning Mick, I always thought `otomatic` was the French word for automatic. Got that wrong its some kind of gun.

I`m of to a family get together, I have put some drink in the fridge for when I get home I have the feeling I am going to need it.
 

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Good afternoon gentlemen, there has been a subject on everyone`s lips for about four years now and it seems there is no sign of
it dying down in fact it is getting worse, I am of course talking about doorways.
It is said if you want to get the feel of a town or just a street then `look up`, the roofline and windows will give a much clearer vision
of the buildings history rather than the bland same old same old clone shop fronts. The bank front door is in Norwich opposite the
market and what a magnificent beast it is. The much different but equally superb jewellers front a few doors down is another example
of how shops can show off their importance.
Many years ago me and the git clan where on walkabout in the lovely little town of Shaftsbury, along side us walking up Gold Hill
of hovis fame was an old dear who must have been at least eighty plus. Slowly but doggedly she ascended this mountain like street.
In the middle of the town was a Chinese takeaway called `yuk wah`, it had the filthiest doorway I have ever seen it is hard to see just
how dirty it was from the rather poor photo, as I took a snap of this horrible place said elderly lady stepped into the frame and I like
this picture it just sums up a moment of my life, sort of where I was at a particular time and place.
So lets here it for doorways {just don`t get me started on lampposts}, they are not just handy for getting out of the rain while waiting
for the bus or having a quick grab of your girlfriend`s bum in the dark they all tell a story.

Right, I am know about to lock horns with my photo scanner which I am convinced has it in for me.
 

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Last week in Norfolk we had a couple of scorching days so me and the missis just took a picnic and a couple of chairs to sit under
a tree by the river in Hoveton park, I say park it is only a small area and gets quite crowded but it was cool. A couple of kids were
fishing with whips plus a bloke sound asleep in his Korum chair, a few other mostly beginners doing everything wrong but they
were enjoying themselves all the same, really nice to see people fishing a public area and I would like to see more of it.

Wroxham angling was taken over by AD then AD moved to a different shop, now the original Wroxham angling has reopened in
the original shop although now primarily a pet shop it sells the best quality maggots I have seen in years.
 

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@Pompous git .....Good afternoon and welcome back PG....I trust you enjoyed Norfolk. Am up that way to see my eldest lad soon......I miss them doorways too! ;):oops:

.......Good luck with the scanner, we are here to help if needed. (y)
 

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Watcha Total, I have a morbid fear of the Dartford crossing every time I drive to Norfolk. Been caught out a few times over the
years but of late been lucky, then last week wallop, that will teach me to get lulled into a false sense of security.

PG 1---Scanner 0 :)
 

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My `instant` kit has a Shakespear fold up chair with a backrest and rucksack but the seat is small and actually gives you a pain after a
couple of hours. Anyway bought this slightly larger chair which takes my rucksack and it has a built in rodrest, only a couple of wiggly
bits of wire and it may seem naff and noddy but the thing works like a charm and is a lot more comfortable, result.

@mickthechippy , it may or may not be a small world. My late father in law like many had to go to work as soon as able to bring in money
and also had any chance of further education ruined by the war, he worked on farms before moving to London welding Thames barges
before ending up as a gardener in Greenwich park.
Despite fairly mundane jobs he was an intelligent man who took great care over things, if he had to write a letter it was a bit of an event
out coming his prized writing slope and it was a joy to look at his beautiful handwriting. Said writing slope he told me was quite old when
he got it and I suppose these things were a very useful item in their day.
The slope was solid mahogany and in fairly good condition. Around two years ago the missis decided to have a clearout and sell the slope
on e.bay, got about twenty quid if I remember right.
A pleasant middle aged gentleman from Folkestone turned up and bought it, I am hopeless with faces but was that pleasant middle aged
gentleman you?
 

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Well theres a thing !

its not often that the words "pleasant" and "gentleman" are used on this site and may or may not be described as myself

no, train driver, twas not, my days of buying and selling on furniture are long gone, though I did repair a nice table and windsor chair not long back and utterred them for a pecuniary advantage
 

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Good evening peasant underclass, here is a picture of a real car. There are those on here who actually believe that a
Hillman imp is a proper car, bless.
 

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I have loaded my shimano 2500`s with fresh 2/12 3 and 4 pound maxima. My 13ft ultralight is as pristine as the day I first waggled
it in Wroxham tackle, I have even ironed {yep} my fishing towels.

Trying some different shot, dinsmores rather than anchor. Have some new canal type wagglers , plenty of hemp and will use wheat as
bait and if that doesn`t work there are plenty of alternatives.

All I need now is a few kind words from Boris.

Before the sky falls in on me I have some antiseptic tissue type thingies for the gate, no need to park or fish near anyone else and
the chance of infecting anyone or being infected is zero.

Mind you I think the chances of me going fishing next week are slim to non existent but I can dream, anyway I thought you lot were
getting off too light:)
 

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Good evening gentlemen. Despite being an expert on everything sometimes even a clever dick like me is left
flummoxed. I sometimes fish the Thurne at coldharbour farm, fairly wide eight foot deep and tidal, perfect
stick float water. Sometimes catch sprat size roach sometimes goer size but nothing very big. However, when
the tide turns the river stands still can be a few minutes or up to over half an hour.
During this slack water if I move my float up so that my rig is well overdepth and use corn or a corn skin
I catch much bigger roach even had a few approaching a pound. Happened a few times so it is safe to assume
these fish are around all the time. Why can`t I catch these better roach when I`m trotting? The local bods
in the tackle shops say fish overdepth to slow things down but this does not make any difference, to be
fair and with respect they are bivvy boys or feeder anglers. I will be back in Norfolk {hopefully} in the
next week or two and would like to crack this problem, hefty roach, luvverly jubbly!
@Pompous git Just been rereading some posts and l have an idea for you to try if it hasn't been advised already. If using a rod use a long one, or a pole and use a flat float this will keep a bait static but still using a float. Hope this helps.
 

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Hello Tinc, most of my fishing on rivers over the years has been travelling light for chub. When I started fishing a fairly wide river
that was deep and belting through I have struggled, I hate fishing heavy I think it takes all the fun out of it.

Remember my first trip to the Hampshire Avon many moons ago, had to find a shop to buy some large avon floats that took six
or seven swan, what !!
 

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You can fish quite light with flat float give it a try or you can do it with a shouldered pole float held absolutely still but either way you will be fishing way over depth.
 

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Hello PG. I also read the request for iseas regarding Coldharbour, my favourite spot when visiting the broads. Have you tried hemp and tares on the stick? I had a couple of decent days catching decent roach last year doing this. Ot seems to suit the light line approach.
 

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Afternoon men, some nice comfortable swims at coldharbour and the parking is fairly easy. If I don`t do well I just sit there and
watch the world go by.

One day sticks in the memory at said venue, a large sailing vessel under engine power rather than sail conked out right in front
of me. The boat anchored leaving a large gap at the opposite bank for river traffic to pass, trouble was the bow of the boat was
fifteen feet away from me and the dogs aboard decided they didn`t like me and just stood there. Bark bark yap yap, I am not a
dog lover at the best of times and I gave up and went home.

Not really interested in say a days coaching from someone like Bob Nudd on stillwaters, I`m happy or should I say satisfied with
my usual efforts. Quite the opposite though regarding float fishing on rivers, running a float through and holding back along with
feeding is an art, trouble is you can`t really teach an old dog new tricks.
 

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I envy you. Coldhabour is a great venue and easier to get to than St Bennetts. Therefore a visit to the broads always sees a day or two at said venue. If you have it nearby then you are lucky. I have had some good bream out and even had a huge carp on too that spat the hook as I was about to net it! Great place!
 
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