Thursday, 22 May 2014

Doppelgangers of the Angling World Part XXX

We have not had one of these grace the blog since way back in March, so without further ado, has anyone seen this two fine anglers grace the bank side at any one time?

Below we have that ace Northern comedian and lover of monkeeeeey and a nice cup of "Rosie Lee" Johnny Vegas, lovely Chub Mr. Vegas a really lovely fish.




And below we have an angler who goes by the name of Andrew Poole, looking very relaxed it must be said, wearing a natty and fashionable  T-Shirt.




Random irritations part two.......


I had the misfortune to catch this advert on the idiot box over the weekend. It was a real WTF moment, what marketing genius came up with this idea? Now people say that if an advert get's the viewer talking about it, then the job is done.

This is so sad and pathetic to be unreal. This makes the "Gocompare" advertisements appear to have been made by Sergio Leone, the genius who bought us among others,  the legendary Once up a time in America.

It utter shite! Really, this is an affront to my sensibilities







On that happy note I will wish you a pleasant evening.


Be Lucky

Monty D

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Old Haunts

Well the close season is flying past, me well I have not had the time or inclination to wet a line. Lady D and I finally got around to getting married one month ago today. Just a small intimate family gathering, nothing flash or fancy as we are not kids. It's funny as I would not class myself as a nervous person, but fuck me on the morning of the wedding I was a wreck. Thankfully the best man arrived early and calmed me down with a cupla beers. And his words were "Jas, savor every moment as the day will be over in a flash". His not wrong, before we knew it we were back home, all done and dusted. No time for a honeymoon as of yet, but we are Antigua bound in September


The Family.
Today the original plan was to pop down to Marsh Farm, but I decided to take a walk along a river that I have not fished for years. In all honesty because of it's urban environment I kind of fell out of love with the place. But Gruff has shown an interest in fishing here in the forthcoming season, so my walking boots were put on and off I sauntered.Normally it should be running gin clear being that it is a chalk stream, but yet gain another pollution incident has occurred a few miles upstream from this photo here.The Environment Agency are carrying out tests, but as of yet they have not identified the cause.  





I did however chance across this on a different stretch from the photo's above.Now if this is kids,well their den making skills have far surpassed anything we managed in our youth. Perhaps it was a BS member taking his spawn spotting very seriously, in that he felt the need to camp out all night? Alas no, out popped a head and an Eastern European gentleman who inquired "What you want", me being me just laughed and explained it was the close season and suggested he packed his shit away. I then phoned the EA and suggested they came down, if they did or not I do not know.The close season eh don't you just love it?  






Can I be tempted back to fish my old haunts, well  the river does hold some cracking fish. But I'm not sure that fishing here again would really light my fire so to speak. Time will out as with all things I guess.

But our old friends over on Fatwa have been keeping me entertained with this thread here.

http://www.barbel.co.uk/site/vbulletin/forum/barbel-talk/9451-bfw-poll-close-season-lift-extension.html


It's comedy gold for all the wrong reasons, but they seem to take immense joy in pontificating on all things mundane. Please guys never, ever stop it makes the working day pass so much better.


I cannot end this blog entry without a huge debt of gratitude to S***s.The six points we took off you this season kept us in the Premier League. The vast sums of filthy lucre you spent and yet again your ambitions for Champions League football imploded. Still we were not much kop at all, but then again beating you three times in a season was a pleasure.


Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Be Lucky

Monty D