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Saint Billy
29-08-2014, 07:49 PM
I have been fishing a handful of times and although I have hardly caught anything exciting I enjoyed the peace and tranquillity.

What I don't get is programs on TV like Robson Green etc, when they land a fish and its laying there gasping with a hook through its mouth they then suddenly turn it into a natural history lesson pointing out its beautiful markings and its huge dorsal fin and its ability in its own environment etc etc.

This is not a fish wealthfare thing, its just that if you hook a fish, either eat it or throw it back to live another day and enjoy your sport but dont make out your interested in its beauty and its markings around the eyes.

Whitey Grandad
29-08-2014, 08:19 PM
Don't ever go fishing with me. The fish know I'm there and all go home for the weekend. When I was a boy I lived 100 yds from the beach and used to go fishing off the promenade but all I ever caught was eels. I found out when I was older that once you've caught an eel on a hook it is 'tainted' and all you can catch after that is more eels. I've only been invited a couple of times since and each time nada, niente, nichts, nothing :( I think I'm still tainted.

Saint Billy
29-08-2014, 08:22 PM
Don't ever go fishing with me. The fish know I'm there and all go home for the weekend. When I was a boy I lived 100 yds from the beach and used to go fishing off the promenade but all I ever caught was eels. I found out when I was older that once you've caught an eel on a hook it is 'tainted' and all you can catch after that is more eels. I've only been invited a couple of times since and each time nada, niente, nichts, nothing :( I think I'm still tainted.
My first fish was an eel!!!

Whitey Grandad
29-08-2014, 08:26 PM
My first fish was an eel!!!

Say no more ;)

I used to take mine home and my mum boiled them up on the kitchen stove. I wonder now whether she actually enjoyed them or if she was just doing it for her little boy. Still, coming from a family of East Londoners...

Saint Billy
29-08-2014, 08:33 PM
Your mum didn't do the jelly thing did she? Uuugh.

Whitey Grandad
29-08-2014, 08:48 PM
Your mum didn't do the jelly thing did she? Uuugh.

Nah, you don't need to do that when they're fresh :rolleyes:

My dad used to like jellied eels, he especially liked the fact that they still had the bones in them and that made them crunchy.

Pedro
29-08-2014, 09:05 PM
I don't understand catching a carp in a lake, having your photo taken with it and chucking it back, poor thing must have had so many hooks in it than fully pierced girl.

Halo Stickman
29-08-2014, 11:03 PM
Whether or not you catch anything is inconsequential; itís simply the presence of the rod that matters.

If someone sees you sat all day on a river bank or at the end of a pier staring into the water with a fishing rod they think you are someone enjoying your pastime, in tune with nature and with yourself. They nod and walk off envying you.

If someone sees you sat all day on a river bank or at the end of a pier staring into the water without a fishing rod they think you are someone with serious issues who is almost certainly contemplating suicide. They nod and walk off ringing the emergency services.

tpbury
01-09-2014, 06:38 AM
Whether or not you catch anything is inconsequential; it’s simply the presence of the rod that matters.

If someone sees you sat all day on a river bank or at the end of a pier staring into the water with a fishing rod they think you are someone enjoying your pastime, in tune with nature and with yourself. They nod and walk off envying you.

If someone sees you sat all day on a river bank or at the end of a pier staring into the water without a fishing rod they think you are someone with serious issues who is almost certainly contemplating suicide. They nod and walk off ringing the emergency services.

That's funny! The next logical step is to go to the riverside with a phone and a fishing app - maybe people actually do that!

sunrise
01-09-2014, 08:01 AM
Don't ever go fishing with me. The fish know I'm there and all go home for the weekend. When I was a boy I lived 100 yds from the beach and used to go fishing off the promenade but all I ever caught was eels. I found out when I was older that once you've caught an eel on a hook it is 'tainted' and all you can catch after that is more eels. I've only been invited a couple of times since and each time nada, niente, nichts, nothing :( I think I'm still tainted.

You're not the only person I've heard said that but it's rubbish! Caught a Eel, put it back then I cast again, as I was tightening the line I felt a bite and shortly afterwards I reeled in a schoolie Bass.

Whitey Grandad
01-09-2014, 08:30 AM
You're not the only person I've heard said that but it's rubbish! Caught a Eel, put it back then I cast again, as I was tightening the line I felt a bite and shortly afterwards I reeled in a schoolie Bass.

Are you sure it was an eel? ;)