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Steve Holmes



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PostSubject: Re: social barbel fish in,10th dec.   Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:56 am

Nice one Keith.

For those that don't know the area, when you get to some upright wooden mooring posts about 10 foot out into the river, you're in the right place. Or you can look for the first bench on the bank which is just behind them.
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PostSubject: Re: social barbel fish in,10th dec.   Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:06 pm

eye will be turning up around 1530hrs, by bus, set up befor its get to dark, but if any one going and has to pass Addlestone, any charch of a left, will be staying over night
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PostSubject: Re: social barbel fish in,10th dec.   Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:57 pm

Keith - I'll happily give you a lift there, but not back as I'm not staying overnight .

Problem is "when" will depend on when I finish my Saturday chores, which depends on when I get up, which depends on when I go to bed tonight, which depends on when I get home this evening which depends on when I get things done in here in the office, which depends on me getting off social web sites like this....

If you reckon on lunchtime +/- an hour you wouldn't be too wrong, probably. Might be best if I give you a call when I pretty much know when I should be leaving & see if you're OK for a lift - unless anything more definite comes along in the meantime.
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PostSubject: Re: social barbel fish in,10th dec.   Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:17 pm

cheers Paul, as I can get train back. or a bus if they are running on a sunday
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PostSubject: Re: social barbel fish in,10th dec.   Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:04 pm

me and pauly two cups will be on the river before noon.
be great to see everyone Very Happy
dont forget to get the long johns on ,its gonna be freeeeezin.
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PostSubject: Re: social barbel fish in,10th dec.   Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:33 pm

would love to fish tomorrow but im back on shift . Hope a few fish are caught . Make sure you take backleads for all that weed !! Look forward to seeing some pics !
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PostSubject: Re: social barbel fish in,10th dec.   Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:59 am

if any one is taking a wheel barrow, with there fishing kit on, can you add a 2Lts of spare water for me please as eye only got a ruck sack and bag, no more room

many thanks
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PostSubject: Re: social barbel fish in,10th dec.   Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:05 pm

Nice to meet up with Willie, Keith, Paul and Steve this evening.
Hope you guys catch somthing better than the rowing boats just before we left!
It's a pleasant but cold evening and you deserve it for your efforts! santa

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PostSubject: Re: social barbel fish in,10th dec.   Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:55 pm

sorry guys could not make it as ended up going footy and have just came back from nottingham.
hope you all catch something and not a cold?.
up the palace....
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PostSubject: Re: social barbel fish in,10th dec.   Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:37 am

thanks to paul,keef,ed,matthew,steve h and andy v. santa
started off a very pleasant bright sunny day,by the time we came home,10ish the frost had come down.
no flow,clear water,some weed but not much.
only one fish was caught,but what a cracker bounce im sure youll see a pic of it today.

as usual,great to meet up again,and meet andy v for the first time.lots of laughs and banter.
bring on the next one sunny

forgot to mention,keef stayed on to do the night(crazy)we tried to talk him out of it,too no avail.
as we were walking of into the distance,keef,a couple of penguins and a polar bear were returning our waves.
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PostSubject: social barbel fish in   Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:53 am

when i cycled home at midnight from the social club with a belly full of 12 year old scotch i thought of keef, return of the crazy crab. when your in a group you only need one fish, well done. must make the next one! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: social barbel fish in,10th dec.   Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:05 am

Glad it went well chaps, look forward to seeing the pic, whatever it may be Smile

I didnt get back from the WBC memorial day until very late, so couldnt get down, next time.
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PostSubject: Re: social barbel fish in,10th dec.   Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:13 am

Well done lads, that is some fish steve had...!!

Someone might need to pop up and give Keith a cup of anti freeze!!!
Fair play, don't think I would of stuck it out for the night..

Andy..
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PostSubject: I CONQUERED JACK FROST    Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:15 pm

Aaaarrgggghhh, und an extre big bottle of rum for me


I CAME, I STAYED, I FOUGHT, I WON, I KILLED JACK FROST, Aaaarrrggghhh,

b 4 i fort jack frost


after i fort jack frost



me one man, one rod rest


30mins after all the "boys", had left, jack frost made off, so I spent most of the night sitting on me char, looking at the clouds all bye me self, caught naff all, then found out most of me matches where damp, but manage to get me brew on, hot vegee soup, tea, sweets, there were two other fisher-person on other side, they caught naff all as will, left at 1030hrs,
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PostSubject: social barbel fish in, 10th dec   Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:19 pm

Who won the Tea making comp? nell. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: social barbel fish in,10th dec.   Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:44 pm

A full moon, no flow and the river has lost 6 degrees in one and a half weeks but somehow we were graced by a rare non-tidal zander.

My first ever zander and I'm delighted it was a wild Thames fish. Paul Sullivan weighed it on his scales that have been checked against 2 other sets and it came out 10lb spot on Smile

The weighing/pics was a real team effort which is the great thing about social fish-ins....thanks to Willie who talked me thru where all the prickly bits are, Paul for netting, weighing and calming me down Smile and Andy for pics. Even if we caught nothing it would've been worth it as we had a good laugh. Keith glad you are OK.





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PostSubject: Re: social barbel fish in,10th dec.   Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:55 pm

Cracking Zed Steve and a double as your first one big repect mate,just showing off so you are young Zedeye Laughing ....livebait?? anyway whatever the bait a big well done to all for getting out and having a bash .....You realise that fish may turn you to the dark side of Predator hunting Steve.
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PostSubject: Re: social barbel fish in,10th dec.   Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:24 pm

James Annear wrote:
Who won the Tea making comp? nell. Wink

as it was only me left, and stayed overnight, all b me self, and that I did make myself 3 cup of Teas, and shouted out to any one near, in my Looney voice, to taste me Tea, I volunted me self to me Tea taster and prize giver, I gave me "CRAZY CRAB", 7 out of tea, as i had left me suger at home, use condensed milk and used tap water and not the thames water, so I think I hav win it, can someone second this proposal please,

Crazy Crab


will done Steve, only fish caught in that area that day
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PostSubject: Re: social barbel fish in,10th dec.   Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:45 pm

I second it oh you crazy crab fisher person.
That was a enjoyable evening glad i came along if only to see that amazing fish that steve caught but what he is not telling is that
Pauly 2 cups and I saw the run on Steves alarm as he was busy talking to us!! so Paul what do you think 1/3 of the fish each?. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: social barbel fish in,10th dec.   Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:53 pm

Remarkable Steve, very well done mate. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: social barbel fish in,10th dec.   Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:03 pm

Andy Venn wrote:
what he is not telling is that
Pauly 2 cups and I saw the run on Steves alarm as he was busy talking to us!! so Paul what do you think 1/3 of the fish each?. lol!

Andy wasn't I having to listen to yours and Paul's inane drivel at the time? (only joking mate, brilliant to see you Very Happy )

Steve A - smelt deadbait.....I may not have been after barbel Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: social barbel fish in,10th dec.   Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:25 pm

Good to see you all as well and don't forget the kennet in the new year.
Now where did i put that pike rod and reel.......

Oh and by the way that fish was all yours mush you put a bit of thought into that and it payed off good angling that was....

Andy The country bumpkin
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PostSubject: Re: social barbel fish in,10th dec.   Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:38 pm

well done steve,that face will stay like that for quite a while.
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PostSubject: Re: social barbel fish in,10th dec.   Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:01 pm

Steve nice one, you look don't half worried though mate! That is one mean looking fish!
19:20 that was only about an hour after Matthew and I packed up and went home.

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PostSubject: Re: social barbel fish in,10th dec.   Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:04 pm

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Who won the Tea making comp?
We asked that when we arrived, the answer was that everyone was a coffee drinker except Keith!

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