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My first rod was a bit of bamboo with a cotton reel on a big split pin whipped to the cane, it had a silk line and there were only 2 eyes on the rod....... had it till me 9th birthday then I got one of those solid glass 6 footers with a tideflo strikerite centerpin
 

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I remembers the Woolworth jobbie you mentioned above, a green one, if I remember rightly, with a cheap foreign centre pin of some sort....Dad and I shared that rod alternately, "one bite or one fish each" he used to say to me....Happy days...:).....The 'Black Prince' reel was bought 3 months later after getting the Woolworth's rod....I remember going to the shop with him to buy it, just over one pound I think....:giggle:
Bang on Mark. Although I didn't get a centre pin with my one. Unless dad nicked it and never told me they came with one. 😆 I reckon your old pa was living a double life Mark as I've done that with my dad. Your dad didn't disappear for a day every now and again did he ? ...... Brother ? 😲😆👍
 

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I remembers the Woolworth jobbie you mentioned above, a green one, if I remember rightly, with a cheap foreign centre pin of some sort....Dad and I shared that rod alternately, "one bite or one fish each" he used to say to me....Happy days...:).....The 'Black Prince' reel was bought 3 months later after getting the Woolworth's rod....I remember going to the shop with him to buy it, just over one pound I think....:giggle:
What's betting the keepnet and landing net in the pic are knotted mesh Mark ? Oooooh I can just feel it now. Dry as a bone they'd take five layers of skin off the palm of a bricklayers hand. 😲😣😆😆
 

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@tipitinmick .....I didn't see much of Dad until I was 5 years old mate.....He was a night worker all his working life in the 'Print'..... A brilliant Father and a man and could turn his hand to anything.....All those happy hours spent in his company, especially when fishing, are very precious memories...:)
 

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@tipitinmick .....I didn't see much of Dad until I was 5 years old mate.....He was a night worker all his working life in the 'Print'..... A brilliant Father and a man and could turn his hand to anything.....All those happy hours spent in his company, especially when fishing, are very precious memories...:)
Come here ya big lump. Let me give you a hug. 😲. Tis all we have mate is memories. Like Wise Owl does ... Live everyday like it's your last. I bet when you went with your dad it secretly turned into a match. 😆😆👍
 

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Come here ya big lump. Let me give you a hug. 😲. Tis all we have mate is memories. Like Wise Owl does ... Live everyday like it's your last. I bet when you went with your dad it secretly turned into a match. 😆😆👍
^^ Smiling here.:);).....Every fishing exploit with Dad was a 'match' Mick.:giggle:.....He didn't win one when out with me until he was 65! lolol:love::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:.....
 

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^^ Smiling here.:);).....Every fishing exploit with Dad was a 'match' Mick.:giggle:.....He didn't win one when out with me until he was 65! lolol:love::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:.....
Winning fisho or beating my dad .... I'd take beating my dad everyday of the week. Lose to my dad and I'd never hear the last of it. 😆😆👍
 

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Winning fisho or beating my dad .... I'd take beating my dad everyday of the week. Lose to my dad and I'd never hear the last of it. 😆😆👍
Just a thought Mick! :love: .....The centre pin off the Woolworth Jobbie was missing 'cos your Dad used it when he was learning how to roll luncheon meat! :geek::giggle::ROFLMAO:
 

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@tipitinmick .....I didn't see much of Dad until I was 5 years old mate.....He was a night worker all his working life in the 'Print'..... A brilliant Father and a man and could turn his hand to anything.....All those happy hours spent in his company, especially when fishing, are very precious memories...:)
Never really saw my old man till I was 8... he was always on overseas duty... (more money and peace and quiet from me mum...) in fact I think his leaves were coinciding with the conception of my 2 brothers and me sister....🤣🤣🤣 till me mum made him come out of the Navy in 66...

Sadly my old man had no interest at all in fishing... my one regret is that I never got to sit with him on the bankside
 

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Never really saw my old man till I was 8... he was always on overseas duty... (more money and peace and quiet from me mum...) in fact I think his leaves were coinciding with the conception of my 2 brothers and me sister....🤣🤣🤣 till me mum made him come out of the Navy in 66...

Sadly my old man had no interest at all in fishing... my one regret is that I never got to sit with him on the bankside
:oops: How strange
 

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Just a thought Mick! :love: .....The centre pin off the Woolworth Jobbie was missing 'cos your Dad used it when he was learning how to roll luncheon meat! :geek::giggle::ROFLMAO:
He’s brilliant at that Mark. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve watched him roll a bait under an overhanging tree and caught big chub. That’s when he’s had some luncheon meat as when I was a kid I used to eat it when he wasn’t looking. 🤮🙄😂😂
 

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He’s brilliant at that Mark. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve watched him roll a bait under an overhanging tree and caught big chub. That’s when he’s had some luncheon meat as when I was a kid I used to eat it when he wasn’t looking. 🤮🙄😂😂
My Dad would have left a hook in a piece to break that habit Mick! :giggle::ROFLMAO:
 

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My Dad would have left a hook in a piece to break that habit Mick! :giggle::ROFLMAO:
When I got a bit older he’d take me night fishing on our local Wintersett reservoir. Around midnight he’d chirp ..... “ right lad, time for a bacon and egg sarnie “ to which he’d make the most terrible sandwich you’d ever seen. He’d pass me my sandwich and say ..... “ don’t tell your mum will ya lad ? “. I thought .... too right I’m not dad. She’s packed me up with a roast beef sarnie, a couple of packets of crisps and a six pack of Tunnocks caramel wafers which I was supposed to share with you but hey, you go enjoy your burnt bacon and egg sarnie dad. 😂😂😂

Love ya dad. 😘
 

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^^:giggle:.... @tipitinmick......And Dad made sure you got lumbered when you grew up with all his decorating chores for being a cheeky sod!:love::ROFLMAO:
😆😆. Yep, he did me on that one. He's always made out he's rubbish at DIY and so mum never asks him to do anything. Wish I'd thought of that when I got married 30 odd years ago. 😣😣
 
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