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Press Manor Trout Fish-In 2010

Following last weekend's trout teach-in and fish-in at Press Manor, Ron Clay feeds us the low down and highs.


So another lovely day duly attended by our stalwarts has come and gone again.

The weather was darned awful with a bitter easterly wind and the only way to catch trout in quantity was with bungs, “buzzers” and blobs, or a combination of all three. Mind you, Mac Wallet’s buzzers looked more like baby dead parrots of the Norwegian Blue variety (lovely plumage).

100514wooly_144727912.jpgIt didn’t do me any good of course; all I caught was a cold. Mind you all I had were 3 casts and one pull. The rest of the time I was ordered to the tying bench to produce blobs.

There is no doubt that this “fly” has taken over where the Dog Nobbler and booby have left off. To those who knew how to fish it, it is truly devastating, yet when I gave the rest of the crowd my rates: £5.00 each, minimum order 10, I got some very strange looks and no orders at all.

Gary (Barney) Knowles landing a fine trout

My favourite blob incorporates hot orange cactus chenille with a hot orange marabou tail. I decided to try one of these fished a few days ago and it produced me 4 trout to 3 ½ lbs in double quick succession, fished dry would you believe. I wonder what would happen if I cast one of these horrors well ginked up on the hallowed Test.

But I digress, back to our fly-fishing day.

I had decided to try something different on this day and rather than have a match where the usual faces win, I decided to award the Andy Wright Trophy to who I considered to be the most improved of our trout fishing group.

A few years ago, a number of people totally new to fly-fishing attended this fish in. But this year, one thing I did notice was the absence of raw beginners. 

Winner - Ed Bibby
About 4 or 5 years ago, I spent a lot of time with Ed Bibby who was a complete novice in this aspect of our sport. He couldn’t get a line out much beyond his feet. But after some basic tuition, he was, I reckon, schooled enough in the basics; all that was required now was practice.

And to be honest, Ed obviously had practiced. Not only was he casting a line like a seasoned fly fisher, he was catching trout too. So the Andy Wright Trophy went to Ed!

However prior to me awarding this trophy, it didn’t prevent the sort of Gerrymandering we have recently witnessed from our politicians. A certain Mr. Shelob, because he had won the trophy last year, and without me being around, thought he could walk in and command top dog again!

And unelected would you believe?

Sounds like the sort of thing only politicians would stoop to!!

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Graham Marsden (fore) and Ed Bibby fishing ..... with Graham in inset

But overall we all had a good day. I’m looking forward to next year.

But not to paying £4.00 for a glass of mediocre lager!

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Lee Swords with a nice rainbow and Ed shows Ron his gratitude in the usual Liverpool fashion.



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Comments (32 posted):

Poshpaul (Angling Trust and PaSC) on 13/05/2010 10:48:59
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A grand day out Ron. At least you didn't have to listen to Shelob's rant at the injustice of your decision all the way home...although I 'll have a word with you and Bibby before next year's do. If you can physically perform what Shelob suggested the pair of you do...well it will keep us amused for years! Looking at those photos......Marsden and Bibby should have gone for the fish at lunch rather than the ploughmans!!
Wobbly Face (As Per Ed) on 13/05/2010 13:27:08
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I don't rember the place looking that warm!!! The orange blob I saw Ron tie up had Accrington written on it. (Used once by Ed when he broke the window in the caravan and pinched (no loop) the trophy and made of disguised in his Ice Cream van. I can not comment on what Ed was up to behind Ron's back but Graham was awe struck.
ED (The ORIGINAL and REAL one) on 13/05/2010 17:33:50
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Ron said: "And to be honest, Ed obviously had practiced. Not only was he casting a line like a seasoned fly fisher, he was catching trout too. So the Andy Wright Trophy went to Ed!" That,and the £25 I slipped him in the pub........
Wobbly Face (As Per Ed) on 13/05/2010 18:39:11
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So you've sold the trophy then Ed? Couldn't see you selling much in the way of ice cream on Saturday.
ED (The ORIGINAL and REAL one) on 13/05/2010 18:44:30
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It was too cold --I stopped in Matlock on the way home and sold a few 99s to make up the petrol money ...
Wobbly Face (As Per Ed) on 13/05/2010 18:51:22
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From what I heard and saw from the oposite bank, should that not be 69s?
ED (The ORIGINAL and REAL one) on 14/05/2010 07:45:45
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From what I heard and saw from the oposite bank, should that not be 69s? It's Graham that does that ... he has to supplement his income since he retired ....
Lord Paul of Sheffield on 14/05/2010 11:05:51
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Cold? For Derbyshire that was a stiff breeze. Did Uncle Dave make it home ok after Ed had siphoned most of his petrol out?
ED (The ORIGINAL and REAL one) on 14/05/2010 11:22:02
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Cold? For Derbyshire that was a stiff breeze. Did Uncle Dave make it home ok after Ed had siphoned most of his petrol out? Daves car is a 'hybrid' It runs on electric,petrol and Barneys farts ......
Lord Paul of Sheffield on 14/05/2010 11:31:06
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Hope it runs on pi$$ after what you did in the fuel tank
Morespiders on 14/05/2010 11:56:57
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If cars run on pi$$, then the old folks home where Bibby, Marsden, and Uncle Dave live, would be making more money than BP
Peter Jacobs on 14/05/2010 12:49:52
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If cars run on pi$$, then the old folks home where Bibby, Marsden, and Uncle Dave live, would be making more money than BP And probably having as many accidents as BP too . . . . . . . ?
ED (The ORIGINAL and REAL one) on 14/05/2010 22:57:36
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If cars run on pi$$, then the old folks home where Bibby, Marsden, and Uncle Dave live, would be making more money than BP And if Ron moved in they could sell solid fuel too .......
Jeff Woodhouse on 17/05/2010 11:49:41
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ARTICLE UPDATED WITH NEW PICTURES. One of them should be censored, but I didn't have the heart!
Wobbly Face (As Per Ed) on 17/05/2010 14:20:18
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How cute that last pic, Ron looks chuffed to bits and Ed took his teeth out for the occasion.
Morespiders on 12/02/2013 16:50:28
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So who's coming this year, great day out with good mates, and a great craic. Hopefully Sir Ron will be there to, as well as his real mates
Lord Paul of Sheffield on 12/02/2013 18:58:08
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Depends on the date but I'd be up for it
MarkTheSpark on 12/02/2013 19:04:59
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Be rude not to, Spiders. Depending on the date, natch
Morespiders on 12/02/2013 22:21:50
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Be nice to see you again Mark. Was thinking of a Saturday in May, think most of the old blokes will turn up, maybe a few younger ones to
MarkTheSpark on 13/02/2013 12:35:22
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Be nice to see you again Mark. Was thinking of a Saturday in May, think most of the old blokes will turn up, maybe a few younger ones to Much of May I will be on holiday or at family functions, so June would be better for me. But obviously I don't speak for everyone.
Lord Paul of Sheffield on 13/02/2013 12:48:36
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Saturday in may works for me but dpends on the date mate
Morespiders on 13/02/2013 15:18:17
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I'm sure we will sort something May July even
itsfishingnotcatching on 13/02/2013 16:38:06
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Never tried this "fluff chucking" so give me some time to save up for some kit;) Is this any good or do I need to rob a bank and ask PJ for some advice? Airflo Complete Fly Fishing Kit, 10ft, 7-8 line | GO Outdoors
Morespiders on 13/02/2013 18:26:36
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Never tried this "fluff chucking" so give me some time to save up for some kit;) Is this any good or do I need to rob a bank and ask PJ for some advice? Airflo Complete Fly Fishing Kit, 10ft, 7-8 line | GO Outdoors Don't bother, will lend you some then if you like you can get your own But don't think by coming you will get an invite to join PaSC Be nice to see you there
dangermouse on 13/02/2013 18:36:20
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Don't bother, will lend you some then if you like you can get your own If you`ve another spare rod I`d quite happily come along, always fancied having a go at fluff chucking.
Morespiders on 13/02/2013 18:47:42
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If you`ve another spare rod I`d quite happily come along, always fancied having a go at fluff chucking. The money your fiddling out of PaSC will more than pay for your tackle, just make sure you get a four piece rod, 2 piece don't fit in Ferraris
dangermouse on 13/02/2013 19:53:39
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The money your fiddling out of PaSC will more than pay for your tackle, just make sure you get a four piece rod, 2 piece don't fit in Ferraris Fiddling! :eek: Surely you mean my appointed salary? No spare cash atm, saving up for a Veyron. :thumbs:
Mr Cholmondeley-Corker (PaSC) on 13/02/2013 20:54:06
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Start a new thread Spiders you lazy sod. This is an old news thread....
Morespiders on 13/02/2013 22:10:43
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Start a new thread Spiders you lazy sod. This is an old news thread.... Have you read rule 977 chapter1769? Thou. Shalt not call the treasurer a lazy sod Also look at the fine for said offence
Mr Cholmondeley-Corker (PaSC) on 14/02/2013 06:20:47
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I'm not sure you're up to the role of treasurer anymore. Can you count past 10 and remember what the first number was?
itsfishingnotcatching on 14/02/2013 09:57:51
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Don't bother, will lend you some then if you like you can get your own But don't think by coming you will get an invite to join PaSC Be nice to see you there Thanks Del, once a date is sorted I'll try to be there :) Heartbroken about the PaSC membership but it's beyond my means following the appointment of that Dangermouse character :wh:D:D
Mr Cholmondeley-Corker (PaSC) on 14/02/2013 10:14:58
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Heartbroken about the PaSC membership Your only chance is to com to our NEW EARLY SEASON FISH-IN at Damflask Reservoir (July). Keep an eye on FM EVENTS for further information.


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