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    Smile John wilson emigrating?

    IS IT TRUE JOHN WILSON EMIGRATING,
    I HAVE TO SAY I WAS NEVER A BIG FAN OF HIS BUT IF HE IS GOING I WISH
    HIM BON-VOYAGE.
    tight lines
    hunters moon.

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    Default Re: John wilson emigrating?

    I think he's already gone to live in Thailand.

    His wife was in poor health which wasn't helped by the UK weather and he thinks with all the problems of bird predation, habitat destruction, poaching etc fishing in the UK has so many problems that it's on a very slippy slope.

    I was never a big fan either but he was a good ambassador for fishing over the years.

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    Default Re: John wilson emigrating?

    The bloke is a good angler and, if you get past the constant laughing, was a good presenter and, as has already been mentioned, a good ambassador for angling. I like his basic how-to book, Coarse Fishing Methods, a lot.

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    Default Re: John wilson emigrating?

    I was told he was going because certain members of a fishing forum were saying he was a cheat, and a fraudster, that he'd had his swims baited for days before, and even borrowed other peoples fish for the camera. And that he was not an angling God.








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    Default Re: John wilson emigrating?

    He's gone to Thiland cos he heard of the big fish Spiders caught there
    PaSC British by birth, English by the grace of God
    I got the devil in my blood,Telling' me what to do
    (And I'm all ears), Britain's premier bread angler

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    Default Re: John wilson emigrating?

    Still there is an upside to all of this: John can finally solve a problem that has been taxing my warped and inadequate mind for several years - how did the Arapaimas find their way from the South American rainforests all the way to well-decked and -beered pay-for-play pools on the edge of Bangkok? If he can solve this problem, I might once again be able to sleep at night.

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    Default Re: John wilson emigrating?

    I try to keep my stocking of Thames weirpools with mahseer and Goliath tigerfish as quiet as possible, you know - I wouldn't want others lowering the tone of the place....

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    Default Re: John wilson emigrating?

    Wilson did a solid job in the early years of angling on TV.

    His idiotic laughing drove me nuts, and unfortunately in latter years he seemed to exagerate the trait and play up to it, which is a shame because it spoilt the shows somewhat.

    Having said that - good luck to him.
    Last edited by terry m; 15-10-2013 at 12:32.

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    Default Re: John wilson emigrating?

    Yup. Very solid in the early years.

    [ame=http://youtu.be/8kb7Ou26wAQ]Go Fishing Master-class John Wilson Richard Walker - Early years. - YouTube[/ame]


    Plus one on Roach...

    Last edited by Paul Boote; 15-10-2013 at 12:21.

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