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  • Hello anyone & everyone

    Hello all,
    Now for a quick history !
    Live in North Notts area (between Newark, Retford & Worksop)
    I started fishing again about 8-9 years ago, hadn't done any since leaving school & Im now 43.
    Bought tackle box & rod for my lad as birthday pressy around 1998 ish, started to show him what to do & found myself hogging the rod !.... "yeah just a minute son you can have a go in a sec".
    Ended up spending £100 on some 2nd hand gear at local market & spent the next couple of years pleasure/waggler fishing. Then joined a local club who had rights to a stretch of the Trent, loved that even though I didn't catch a lot, then joined the local Working Mens Club angling club who tended to fish more lakes. After a year fishing with them I knew I would need to invest in a pole so took the extravagant step of buying a £150 12.5m pole with 3 tops, wobbled like it was made of rubber over 11m but it was a start.
    Even though I was still treating matches as 'pleasure fishing' with friends I decide to up the ante 3 years ago & splashed out on a new Daiwa Matchwinner 811 (£200 off a friend). Got on ok with it although never fished it at 16m, but I did move up the table from finishing in the bottom 2 or 3 to usually mid table & ocassionally making a 2nd or 3rd place, which delighted me !
    Love fishing, don't go as often as I'd like (like everyone else) but found that commiting to a match means I'm very unlikely not to go, unlike pleasure fishing where DIY etc might mean I don't go.
    Won't be doing much for a week or two anyway cos I bust my no5 & a top 3 in a match on Sunday (on a snag not a fish !)........ decided to buy something new instead of repairing though, so an exiting week ahead.....


    P.s. is that a record for the longest intro

  • #2
    Welcome to the site Ian

    It's ggod to see someone clearly loving his fishing!
    [FONT="Arial Black"][SIZE="4"][I][COLOR="pink"]Team Teepot Match Group[/COLOR][/I][/SIZE][/FONT]


    • #3
      welcome to the site ian


      • #4
        Best intro. yet Ian! Not too far for you to join in any Midland get togethers!! Welcome mate!
        John - Kingfisher
        Talk Angling Senior Member
        Club Record Holder on Grand Union Canal Knowle:D