Floating past

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What the strangest thing you seen floating passed , or
What strangest thing sunk in your swim.
once seen a full staircase floating down the River Tyne.
And a Quarry I go piking to has a inside down car in. Can’t see it in summer as it in a big bed of lilies.
also seen a big turd floating passed on a commie. Dirty bas tards.
 

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A dead Dog. I was fishing a old clay pit and noticed out of the corner of my eye something floating in the reeds. I wandered over and it was a dog, Alsatian type. Some b@astard had tied a concrete post to it and lobbed it in. Phone the police who came down and got it out. :mad:

On the river Soar, there used to be Coconuts always floating by.
 

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I once brought in a dead Heron while feeder fishing, and a trainer (Nike) on a waggler line.
 

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Floating passed probably dead sheep or big chunks of trees so nothing that unusual. In terms of sunk in the swim again not all that unusual but there’s a wreck of a German bomber off the bembridge end of the Isle of Wight and my grandad managed to hook and land a bit of fuselage from it last year which was quite cool to see.

Coconuts is an odd one arch! They are quite a common sight to see go by amongst the mangoes, mangrove pods, manatees and dolphins etc when I fish in Florida but wouldnt expect to see them in our more temperate climes!
 

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Floating passed probably dead sheep or big chunks of trees so nothing that unusual. In terms of sunk in the swim again not all that unusual but there’s a wreck of a German bomber off the bembridge end of the Isle of Wight and my grandad managed to hook and land a bit of fuselage from it last year which was quite cool to see.

Coconuts is an odd one arch! They are quite a common sight to see go by amongst the mangoes, mangrove pods, manatees and dolphins etc when I fish in Florida but wouldnt expect to see them in our more temperate climes!

The river does flow through Leicester. 'Nuff said really. ;)
 

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Haha good point, surprised theres not bits of mangoe as well left over from all the chutney!
 

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I was once doing a bit of fluff chucking on the River Riccal (N. Yorks) and a Cow came floating past
 

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I know I've told this before, but it is a memory I will never forget, albeit from over 20 years ago now. I was fishing a match on the Grand Union Canal, and it was a tight affair with not more than a few gudgeon in it. All of a sudden, it seemed that a certain, not exactly slim, club member was playing a bit of a beast. Lots of eyes were on him as he proudly slid his net under... a 12" Michelin man. He never quite lived it down...

In terms of floating? Perhaps a 10x8 garden shed heading down the Trent!
 

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Strange this as I was talking to a mate who worked for the EA yesterday about did he ever find any bodies when working (He didn’t ) another old fishing friend told me years ago on a big themes match just before the whistle went a body went floating past no one got up as to call the police as there was to much riding on it ! No Moblie phones in them days.
 

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Not so much floating but sunk - many years ago I was netting one of the Nostell Priory Lakes with the then Yorkshire Water Authority's fisheries team and we started to pull in a heavy object.
Once it got into shallow water everyone shot up the bank and left the net where it was - it was an oxygen bottle similar to the type used in welding but for that brief moment it looked like a WW2 bomb :D
 

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A dead Dog. I was fishing a old clay pit and noticed out of the corner of my eye something floating in the reeds. I wandered over and it was a dog, Alsatian type. Some b@astard had tied a concrete post to it and lobbed it in. Phone the police who came down and got it out. :mad:

On the river Soar, there used to be Coconuts always floating by.

You'll always find coconuts in rivers where there's Hindus as they're used in their ceremonies.
 

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Now you mention Hindus I was on the warks Avon last year when they had a festival on at Stratford and the river was covered in flowers they'd been throwing about, like thousands of them!
 

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I fished a New Year's Day open on the Stour at Wimborne and a policeman asked us if we'd seen a body. We hadn't but the one they were looking for turned up three weeks later a couple of weirs down.
 

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Fishing the Dee in chester and a dead cow floated past, there used to be a flooded quarry we were allowed to fish and at the bottom was a car with a "body" in the passenger seat, you could just make it out in the wainter when the water was clear..... it wasn't a real body but someone had thought it funny to stick a tailors dummy in it and fasten the seat belt so it looked like a real one the police got that peeved at calls about it they eventually sent a diver down to remove it lol
 

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I fished a New Year's Day open on the Stour at Wimborne and a policeman asked us if we'd seen a body. We hadn't but the one they were looking for turned up three weeks later a couple of weirs down.
Saddest thing I ever saw was red berets,rucksacks etc going down the Trent at Collingham when an inflatable dinghy with a load of Scottish TA Paratroopers had gone over the weir in darkness.
 

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When fishing the Trent after a heavy rain its easier to say what haven't you seen floating past!!
 

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A cow, which happily they got out by the weir. A dead sheep....Both on the Medway.....The saddest one of the lot, a 'John Doe' washed up in my swim on a TAPS match on the Thames by the Chelsea embankment :(
 
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