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  1. Into the Valley: Pioneering? Part 6

    by , 12-04-2010 at 10:34 (Meanderings of a lost angler: Fred Bonney)
    What a grey miserable day it's turned out to be, sitting on the bank with a sprightly east/south easterly, whipping up the surface. Autumn is here and this is probably my last trip down, certainly as a pioneer, as the pub club has joined me.
    Well, I've met up with George, at long last. As an arable farmer, it would appear to been a good late summer for him this year. No complaints thou, but it has been very busy. The weather's been good up here on the Wolds to. I gave him my views on the ...

    Updated 13-04-2010 at 09:33 by Fred Bonney

  2. My Story Part 1

    by , 12-04-2010 at 10:29 (Meanderings of a lost angler: Fred Bonney)

    FOR ME, WITH NO MENTOR or family member to take me fishing, what got me into fishing from a very young age was my inbuilt lust for the countryside and all that was in it.
    Born in Hammersmith Hospital, London, March 1949, my first 18 months of life were spent in Fulham, living at Uncle Ted's house, my mum's eldest brother.
    My dad was a glazier by trade and an electrician by qualification. He wasn't your typical house window type glazier (although he could ...

    Updated 13-04-2010 at 12:07 by Fred Bonney

  3. My Story Part 2

    by , 12-04-2010 at 10:26 (Meanderings of a lost angler: Fred Bonney)
    My first motor was a Cortina Mark II, second hand, red with a go faster white stripe down the side. It held all my tackle with ease. Then started my next phase of fishing. I never really ventured any further locally than the Shell Angling pits at Stanford le Hope, where I caught many a fine tench and equally fine roach. I missed the company of a fellow angler and so trips became occasional.
    I joined my first club, the Abbey National Angling Club. We used to have monthly trips to waters owned ...

    Updated 13-04-2010 at 12:04 by Fred Bonney

  4. Dreams Of Adams Mill

    by , 12-04-2010 at 10:23 (Meanderings of a lost angler: Fred Bonney)

    My expeditions to Adams Mill, MKAA's stretch on the Upper Great Ouse, started in late November 2000 . Being only four miles from my home and with all the media reports and comment in the angling press, curiosity got the better of me. So I decided to go and have a look at this now legendary fishery.
    If the place was as crowded as reported, with people queuing to get in at the appointed hour, I could trundle down to another MKAA water at Ravenstone, another couple ...

    Updated 13-04-2010 at 12:06 by Fred Bonney

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