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    Please note well Graham’s recent comments re. personal attacks on fellow anglers. The possibility of litigation is ever present, so I suggest that FM readers create ‘nom de plumes’ we can refer to, so as to avoid trouble. We have a great tradition among angling writers in the past with such pen names as ‘BB’ and the ‘Trent Otter’
    May I start the ball rolling with the following:

    Matt Hayes – New name: Carpet Stains
    (Matt is the diminutive of carpet, and he is not very big. In the Posh and Becks tradition of naming your children where they were conceived, Staines in Middlesex is the venue. His parents were on a top of a bus at the time, and by the time they lit up their post coital fags, it was going through Hayes)

    Des Taylor - New name: ‘BBB’ or more appropriately ‘SSG’
    (Bonkers Brummie B*st*rd, Barmy Beardie of Bewdley, Seventeen Stone Git – you can make up your own from now on)

    Some of the other greats from the past betray their roots in their writing names
    Fred Taylor – Obviously from the rag trade, with early exposure to bobbins etc.His actual name is a corruption of ‘Thread Tailor’

    Dick Walker - this one is a worry, as it appears not to have anything to with fishing, but is some sort of sexual exercise machine (although extensive research on the top shelf of my local newsagents has failed to produce any picture or diagram to show how this works)

    I will sign off now as I have probably upset just about everybody – I’m sure you will let me know!
    Still not sure what's going on

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    John Pleasance Guest

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    K.P. nuts, now who could that be ? )

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    Keith Miller Guest

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    For the most part contributors to this forum do not hide behind pseudonyms or indulge in libellous critique.
    Should we head down the road that Kevin suggests I feel that would be an unfortunate error.

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    Wendy Perry Guest

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    lol john )

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    Ron Clay Guest

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    One of the reasons why writers of the past used pen names was quite simply there were not all that many writers and overexposure was something they feared.

    Dick Walker wrote under the name "Waterail" for the Fishing Gazette. JW Martin never used "Trent Otter" as a pen name . That was a nick name given to him due to the sheer amount of fish he was able to extract from the Trent.

    Personally I do not like pen names. It gives me the impression that the writer may have something to hide.

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    John Pleasance Guest

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    Hello Wendy, I was only thinking last night that I hadn't seen a post from you for a few days,(I might have missed some)and hoping you were doing O.K.
    I expect you're glad you're not fishing today,it's pretty nasty out there.


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    Stuart Bullard Guest

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    John was thinking about Wendy last night, mmmmmmm.

    Anyway, how is the hip?? I had to have some rather major surgery 5 weeks ago, so I am off the bank for a while.

    As for Kevin, I think he needs some major surgery!

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    Del Jarman Guest

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    Stuat, re- Kevins need for surgery. I'm pleased you didn't say where, cos' now we can while away a bit of spare time guessing.

    Del.


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    Del Jarman Guest

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    Re-above keep it clean..... well cleanish.


    Del.

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    Oh dear, oh dear. Perhaps it was because I rushed, perhaps I didn't finish the piece off properly, or perhaps I forgot to print 'This is supposed to be just for a laugh' across the top! If you have to explain a joke it isn't funny - so here goes. I did not suggest writers send in articles using pseudonyms, I didn't ask for the pen names of every angler that has every written (thank you anyway).What I was trying to suggest was that we fellow readers/writers of FM think up some amusing pet names for our contemporary writers, and I just tried to start the ball rolling with a few of my own (twisted I agree!) suggestions. I didnt realise that angling was such a serious business -Sorry!!!
    Still not sure what's going on

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