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    Frothey Guest

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    Great to see Jim is out and about after his recent(ish) illness.

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    Nigel Connor(ACA ,SAA) Guest

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    Cracking fish - just look at that tail!!!

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    Yes, I echo the previous e-mail and I'm glad to see him with such a big grin on his face. The fish must have gone like a train on float gear - one of my chub-fishing mates has told me about their unbelieveable fighting qualities and they just don't know when to stop. One day I must put some serious effort in to catching one myself - I know how hard they can be to tempt and, living in Cambridge, I don't often get the chance to fish in estuaries or creeks.
    Talking of Mr. Gibbinson and Chub in the same paragraph reminds me that in his 1972 book "Chub", Jim stated that (thankfully) chub fishing would never be as popular as carp fishing and that he had yet to see the "Herbert Crump Chub Rod".... Well, My Chub Study Group mate Phil Sampford promptly went out and made one. It is still in use today and although the insignia and varnish has worn away a bit, it is still being used. He is even known as "Herbert" to his best friends. Hopefully Jim will see this posting and realise what an influence he has had on some of us at least. )

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    They're brilliant fish. I've had little experience of them, but I've caught a few to just over 4lb from Anglesey. Fight like hell, and not easy to hook in the first place. The little success I've had was with float fished and surface bread, and with small Mepps spinners with maggots on the hooks.

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    Frothey Guest

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    they catch loads of them all up the estuary thats about 400m from my front door - yet i never seem to get round to fishing for them.

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    jason fisher Guest

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    anyone who can get one mullet out of there gets all my respect, havig tried and failed myself.

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    Nigel Connor(ACA ,SAA) Guest

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    Frothey - give it a go.They are fantastic fish & you will be converted I promise.

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    Frothey Guest

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    you on about the taw jason? if it makes you feel any better, you have groups of lads with handlines and boat rods fishing from the longbridge that always seem to have more than a few. bubble floats, small mepps and ragworm seem to do the trick.

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    jason fisher Guest

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    i thought jims fish had come from the christchurch area, i'm not sure why though.

    there's some thing about mullet, sit on a rock off spain and portugal and you can catch em as easy as anything.
    but as soon as they swim into an english river they seem to become damned near impossible to tempt.

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    Frothey Guest

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    sorry, thought you were talking about "my"estuary

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