Archive | Bits ‘n Pieces Issue 3

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Grimsby

As Election fever grips the nation, the residents of Grimsby were treated this week to the sight of reality star ‘Joey Essex’ and wannabe MP ‘Nigel Farage’ boarding a fishing boat in order to ‘discuss’ EU fishing policy. This is a serious issue, as Grimbsy folk know only too well, so what was the main […]

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Dace

A perfect hand-sized fish, the dace (Leuciscus leuciscus) really doesn’t know it’s small. A six ouncer will twist its wiry frame in the current like a fish twice the size and the speed at which they dip a float is perfect for sharpening one’s ninja reactions. But it also takes the fly, and makes excellent […]

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Arthur Ransome

Even eighty-five years after its first publication, Swallows and Amazons casts a magical spell. Sailing, exploring, battles with bows and arrows and even drowning duffers – Ransome’s book had it all. But best of all was the fishing, and young Roger’s encounter with a monster pike. The author clearly knew his subject matter, as well […]

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