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    Default Memories of Days Gone By.

    Stolen from the Yorkshire Fishing website, a gentle reminder for us 'older one's'.

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    Collar and tie along with shiny shoes, don't see much of that on the bank now, thank you I enjoyed that.
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    Thanks for sharing that Merv, what a contrast to today eh?

    Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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    OMG....how I hated those baskets. The most uncomfortable things to sit on.

    Nice reminder of how life used to be....not just fishing.

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    Thanks a million, Merv - great stuff.

    Didn't life look better then??

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    Thanks for posting that Merv, really enjoyed that trip down Memory Lane.
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    Wonderful stuff Merv. I was only 3 when that was made, but the memories of sixties Britain came flooding back. Particularly liked some of the home shots as it reminded me of my grand parents. Keep nets have certainly improved
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    A friend sent it to me by e-mail Merv,I used to work at the company that won the the match and knew the winner Tommy Evans. I also fished a few times with Jack carr who won the all england in the fifties on the somerset levels- the Huntspill I think- he was the guy in the tackle shop talking bait.
    The guy presenting the trophies was Tommy Eyre president of the old NFA and my apprentice supervisor at the winning teams steelworks.
    I used that train as a young teenager right up to the day when Beaching had the line from Lincoln to Boston axed . Fished the works sports match just the once too.
    Tommy by the way only fished in shirt and tie because he was being filmed.
    Dont be mistaken with the "genteel" atmosphere portrayed in the film tho.The fenland match scene was a hotbed of very competative anglers
    Great and happy days.

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    Very enjoyable. Nice glimpse of swing tips, early Mitchels and aluminium bait tins.
    Although I never knew the Witham then but I can recognise the river now from the film, although on many stretches the banks are being overtaken by brambles.
    The line the specials ran on is now a cycle path called "the rail way" of all things!

    The river is mostly used in the winter by pikers nowadays.
    Last edited by john step; 24-07-2015 at 22:07. Reason: missed a bit/ wife keeps talking at me

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    Merv, great link thanks for that. I remember Jack Carr winning the All England. It was on the Huntspill. In those day the match was decided on wieght alone and Jack Carr put 63 odd lbs on the scales to win the individual and team result for one of the Sheffield teams almost on his own . His catch set the record for the Nation which stood for years and was eventually beaten off the same venue with a weight of 68lbs , I think by a Rugby angler called Dave Rudge but I could be wrong about the name. On reflection I think it may have been Dave Burr and I am confusing him with Barry Rudge the captain of the Goole team who were second in a Trent National (this is beginning to sound like the inane ramblings of an old man). Someone will no doubt correct me. Pete.
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