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   Old Thread  #1  13 Oct 2016 at 11.40am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
It has taken some time but at last here is a recovered version of South West Memories. As you may have noticed I like to illustrate the text as fully as possible with photographs so when the host site I used (TinyPic) closed down, all the photos uploaded to that site were lost. Hopefully this fate will not befall the site that now hosts all my pix!

I have had one or two PMs from members asking me to re-post some of my articles about fishing in the south west and abroad during what were the formative years of what is now modern carp fishing. It was a time of great excitement as each trip was a journey into the unknown, a journey of discovery, if you like. New venues, new tackle, new idea, new tactics, these all came to the fore when I was cutting my teeth on carping in general. I have been a keen angler since I was a kid so as well as my carpy reminiscences I will also take a look at the rest of my formative years as a coarse, fly and sea angler.

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EDIT: 19th April 2020:: Just noticed that this thread has been read over 70,000 times 82.000 times! I should have had it published as a book. If it had sold that many copies I'd have been able to retire a lot sooner!)
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   Old Thread  #473 10 Apr 2021 at 3.25am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Justin

"What do you think your contribution to carp fishing has been Ken?"

Ha! Pretty sure "legend" covers that

Was reading my 1998 beekay offering only yesterday

Long may you post big fella

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   Old Thread  #472 3 Apr 2021 at 12.41pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Wow ive got some looking and reading here, I may be some time, thanks K.
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   Old Thread  #471 30 Mar 2021 at 2.48pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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To quote Cat in Red Dwarf!, "I have brought joy to the world becaus I have abeautiful ass!"
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   Old Thread  #470 29 Mar 2021 at 1.07pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Simply Lovleh
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   Old Thread  #469 29 Mar 2021 at 12.57pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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What do you think your contribution to carp fishing has been Ken?
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   Old Thread  #468 25 Feb 2021 at 6.31pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Plenty in the tank Sir
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   Old Thread  #467 25 Feb 2021 at 4.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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119, 553 views now. I'm pretty chuffed about that. Still got one or two memories left in the bank so watch this space.
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   Old Thread  #466 27 Jan 2021 at 12.57pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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But, Dave. I have got a Proper Job, and some Proper Black too!

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   Old Thread  #465 26 Jan 2021 at 6.23pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Disappointed you didn’t have a “proper job” Cornish accent........
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   Old Thread  #464 26 Jan 2021 at 4.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I wouldn't know anything about that, Mr BL!
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   Old Thread  #463 22 Jan 2021 at 8.29pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Loved it Ken. Pioneering times even if it looks like a 70s German porn video
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   Old Thread  #462 15 Jan 2021 at 12.22pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Just found a youtube vid of the Rainbow tripo in 1994.

Ultimate Carping - Rainbow Lake,
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   Old Thread  #461 3 May 2020 at 0.23am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #460 2 May 2020 at 1.05pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The sunsets and sunrises were always spectacular…







…and I shall never forget catching fish for the camera. This is the director of what was Romania's top angling TV program with Philippe, myself and a nice thirty pound common caught to order.



And of course how could I forget Olivia!



My little mascot George, enjoyed the place too!



But my most abiding memory is of sharing four fantastic weeks with one of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet, the mad guy that is Philippe Lagabbe without whom all this would never have happened. Merci bien, M. le Bison!



Thanks for the memories.



Funnily enough this lock down, which has kept us cooped up for over five weeks now means that Tat has found chores galore to do that might not have got done had the virus not struck. I'll get back to this thread soon, I hope. In the meantime keep safe, keep well and most of all, keep SANE.





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