Whirlwind tour across England for a few fish

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Whirlwind tour across England for a few fish

Post by Martyn on Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:16 pm

I allowed myself to be talked into an early start by a friend for a trip to Grafham Water - not the lake but the Exhibition Centre to look at tackle launch being featured in a well-known magazine (can't say who but they tend to reports on stream and field type stories Very Happy) I must confess that apart from the food it was a boring hour or two watching people pose by Grafham pretending to fish.

The interesting bit was a stop on the way back near Warwick where we actually got to fish with the spanking new fancy american tackle that was being featured. My job was to try and land a big Brownie and a big Rainbow so that someone more photogenic could pretend that the fish had been caught by them on the new tackle being featured (even though I'd taken along my Hardy and my Chris Ward to fish with) Very Happy

A reasonable sunny afternoon was made miserable by a cold breeze and a lack of feeding fish until the photographer and the director? started throwing food pellets in and we just cast out without flies, just floating pellets... It was like being a carp fisherman Very Happy Luckily between the four of us we managed enough decent sized fish before the light faded for a decent photo shoot.

So I got a free day out, free food, free fishing on a well-stocked trout lake, and loads of freebie lines, leader, Gink and Xink, Fish-Fuzz for fly-tying, got a nice Brown Trout for tomorrow's lunch - and I have to do it all again in a couple of months when the season starts and they want to do a boat fishing feature.... Life is hell when you have friends in publishing rolling
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Post by ArronBarclay on Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:22 pm

really have a word martyn.... theres just no need for that sort of boasting..... but put in a good word for me and the business....... lol only jokeing mate... but no seriously...... loopy
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Post by Martyn on Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:24 pm

Should have been in Coarse not casting so I've copied it there - Sorry Sad
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Post by Weaver on Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:44 pm

Sounds like you had a good time, and free tackle thrown in can't be bad.

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