Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by bagpuss, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. bagpuss

    bagpuss Active Member

    I've recently started fishing a little more regularly. I'm not brilliant at it but I enjoy it and that's the main thing. I am also not in possession of the most up to date or expensive equipment and again, I'm not bothered at all. I know that a certain person has always wanted to organise a fishing competition (I won't name names in case he gets stuck with the job of organising one), so it got me thinking. Are there many people on tMP who are anglers? And more to the point are there any people who would be up for a tMP fishing competition somewhere in the country (and would anyone like to organise one??)

  2. Rapier

    Rapier Supporting Member

    Fishing? And you have the nerve to post against Wimbledon! At least there is the occasional fit girl to look at!
  3. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    I used to love going fishing when I was a kid, had all the gear, thought nothing of getting up at 3 or 4 in the morning to trudge down to the local dam or river Calder...sold all my gear tho when i started working...was never really that good at it anyway.

    Would love to take part again, but it'd cost a fortune replacing all my stuff...and fortunes I aint got! :(
  4. Andybassbone

    Andybassbone Member

    So are we talking course or sea fishing??
  5. Andybassbone

    Andybassbone Member

    You obviously have not been fishing on the beach in Dorset when the sun is out:)
  6. johnmartin

    johnmartin Active Member

    Or indeed, trout or salmon fishing with the fly.
  7. bagpuss

    bagpuss Active Member

    Personally, having seen quite a few of the 'women' Wimbledon has to offer I reckon the fish I catch are better looking and more talented!

    And for those of you who were wondering I was indeed talking about course fishing and not any other form.

  8. Bryan_sop

    Bryan_sop Active Member

    I've got all the gear but haven't been for ages. Used to go almost every week before uni but rarely get the time these days.
  9. Chris Sanders

    Chris Sanders Active Member

    Last tyime I went I hired a boat on the Shannon and sailed southerly through ireland, it was ace, stopped every lunchtime and evening for a spot of fishing and a few pints of proper guinness.

    The fish I caught round the power station were huge, I am told that this is due to the warm water that is pumped back into the shannon after cooling the cooling towers??
  10. sugarandspice

    sugarandspice Active Member

    One of my earliest childhood memories is going fishing with my dad and falling in the lake/pond thing. Not really been a big fan of fishing since then!

    However i do know a man that is! Our Conductor seems to be fishing crazy at the mo, so its worth getting him on the case, i feel like an expert in fishing and thats just from going to the pub after practices!
  11. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    Catch me a nice big Place Fish and i will say Thank You
    But fishing is just time wasted to me sorry
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2006
  12. flugel_fancy

    flugel_fancy Member

    I completely agree. Whats fun about sitting all day not being able to get up and go anywhere (big yawn) incase you get a 'bite' and then 9 times out of 10 having to throw the fish back because it is too small. That's after janking a great big hook out of it's mouth. And when you do......finally...... catch one big enough smacking it across the head with a rock!:eek:

    Not that I mind eating fish don't get me wrong that's the circle of life they die so we can live :-? but making a sport out of hurting something living it's no better than fox hunting. (she cringes as she hears hissing from the back row for bringing fox hunting into conv.)

    Oh and you always go home smelling rather unpleasant :redface:
  13. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    If you organise a canal trip I will happily come and drive the boat while you ll fish from it. Because I don't crash into bridges...
  14. bagpuss

    bagpuss Active Member

    There's a damned good reason you don't crash into bridges: because we're rarely daft enough to let you or that pseudo Welsh bird drive!! Besides, if I'm fishing and you're driving, who the hell is going to be making the bacon butties and tea/coffee/alcoholic beverages?? I couldn't possibly do it, I'm fishing. Doubt any of the other males on the boat would either, simply because it's not a males job!! [ducks quickly to avoid badly aimed missile thrown by random female]

  15. Nanny Ogg

    Nanny Ogg Member

    I do believe that some people see angling as an excuse to consume copious amounts of alcohol and if fishing off the canals in Amsterdam a reason to partake of the fayre of the brown cafes. However knowing brass players I really can't see that appealling.

    Bagpuss your ok with the Badger driving the boat as long as there isn't a jeep for her to try and kill off!
  16. tam-tam2

    tam-tam2 Member

    I know, he tried shove a crab through my car window the other week. Odd!!
  17. bagpuss

    bagpuss Active Member

    Hmmm, not so sure about that. With her driving ability, if she was piloting the canal boat and a jeep drove past on a road she'd still manage to damage the jeep and then claim it jumped out on her or something. I've often seen the strange look in her eye when a 4x4 drives past. I'd always blamed it on the alcohol until now!!!

  18. Nanny Ogg

    Nanny Ogg Member

    Shoving strange things thru windows hmmm sounds like a new weird thread to me!!
  19. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    Hey, I never actually hit that Merc parked by the canal in Wolverhampton!
    Men don't make bacon butties because they don't know how to, poor helpless lambs.
    Might be tempted to join fishing trip if it means standing up to my waist in raging Scottish torrent, (Not a very deep one then.) effortlessly landing wild salmon which I can then eat...
  20. Andybassbone

    Andybassbone Member

    Hey i would like you to know that i have made many an excellent bacon butty, on river bank, beach and even in a force 6 gale on a boat whilst fishing:tongue:

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