- Nov 22, 2020
IIRC, the Daily Mirror owned the rights to the MR Crabtree/Peter characters, so when Bernard began writing a similar series for the Angling Times he had to come up with new names.I know all about Mr Crabtree, but Mr Cherry? Never heard of him - and he also smokes a pipe! Who's this Jim - where's his pipe?
Didn't realise a split cane and a bit of charred briar were also considered essential bits of kit for 1960's piking, as well as for other coarse fishing.
I miss my split cane rod, (only ever had the one - though I did have a greenheart fly rod too), but I don't miss my many pipes.