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  1. #21
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    Default Re: What was your first fish and where did you catch It ?

    After failing to catch on limpets off the rocks on a Hastings beach I found a soft shelled crab and impaled the innards on a hook. I cast it into an outflow which was probably sewerage and caught a small dab...
    I took it back to my grannies house and she cooked it for me. Circa 1960..
    My first freshwater fish was a roach on bread from the bridge at the back of the supermarket where I still fish today..circa 1969..

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    Default Re: What was your first fish and where did you catch It ?

    I can't remember my first fish but it would almost certainly have been from the Thames with my Mum, Dad and my sister in the second half of the '50s. A lifetime of fishing, still just as enthusiastic!

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    Default Re: What was your first fish and where did you catch It ?

    I know where it was, Radcot on the Thames but not a 100% sure what it was. Quite small and an awful lot of them caught on a tank aerial and bakelite pin.

    About 1957
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  4. #24
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    Default Re: What was your first fish and where did you catch It ?

    Quote Originally Posted by wetthrough View Post
    I know where it was, Radcot on the Thames but not a 100% sure what it was. Quite small and an awful lot of them caught on a tank aerial and bakelite pin.
    A tank aerial was my first rod with a black prince reel
    Trust me I’m an Engineer

  5. #25
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    Default Re: What was your first fish and where did you catch It ?

    my first fish was a daddy ruffe of a couple of ounces caught on a worm from westport lake in stoke and after 53 years of fishing since ive never caught another

  6. #26
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    Default Re: What was your first fish and where did you catch It ?

    Can’t remember the year but it would have been over 60years ago....a small roach out of a backwater on the Thames at Sandford on Thames.

    We used to spend hours, as kids, catching bleak and having great fun....don’t look on bleak so kindly nowadays

  7. #27
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    Default Re: What was your first fish and where did you catch It ?

    A salmon parr caught on maggot from the Avon running through QE Gardens in Salisbury. All of 2oz,

    But was followed that same day by a 1 1/2 lb grayling, and I was hooked!!!

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    Default Re: What was your first fish and where did you catch It ?

    I started fishing 1966 most probably a minnow on bread was the first fish I ever caught on a rod.

    We used to go the bakers and buy yesterday’s stale bread for 1 penny for bait. and bag of yesterday’s cakes for 1 penny to eat. With a bottle watered down of orang squash mum would make us for the day

    Maggots cost six pence when we could afford them

    My first biggish fish was a roach caught at Hertford lock on the river lea on a rod made out of a tank aerial and black prince reel, homemade quill float
    Trust me I’m an Engineer

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    Default Re: What was your first fish and where did you catch It ?

    A Bleak from the river lea back in 1970 , using a 2 piece glass fibre spinning rod. Happy days.

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    Default Re: What was your first fish and where did you catch It ?

    For me that would be a gudgeon caught from the Trent in 1949. The tackle was a 10 or 12 foot garden cane, no reel, just silk line tied on the end with a goose quill float and a gilt crystal hook to cat gut and maggot as the bait. There would be four or five of us in a line and once you caught a fish you handed the gear onto the next kid and so on. Like a piscatoreal pass the parcel. I've been at it ever since. Pete
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