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

    This question will have been asked before... New members in a New Year may be interested. Always some lovely memories to be had when asking the question ; what was your first fish and where did you catch it.
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    Default Re: What was your first fish and where did you catch It ?

    I thought that I should add that mine was a small perch from Moat park Maidstone. My float was a modified wine cork with a twig through it; I can still remember that float bobbing about on the surface. About 1966 the year.
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    Default Re: What was your first fish and where did you catch It ?

    Mine was a small roach from the local common pond and while I dabbled with all species, as well as match fishing, the roach remains my favourite fish.
    It was caught on a single 'gentle' bait on a size 14's hook . . . . . showing my age

    My first "big" fish was a Tench of all of 3 pounds (according to my Litte Samson scale) caught from the Longwater at Hampton Court a year or two later.
    Last edited by Peter Jacobs; 02-01-2020 at 09:31.

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

    A stickleback caught with a net from a pond in Epsom, approx 1962.

    First fish caught on a rod, can’t remember the species but it was on the Long water at Hampton court late sixties.

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

    Apart from jacksharps (sticklebacks) mine was a lovely golden rudd of around 6oz caught on a rod made from a sapling branch, some gut, a plain white quill float, a 14 hook to nylon and bread for bait. Caught it in a pit in a wood near to the Bowaters paper plant in Ellesmere Port.

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

    Just to say that i cant really remember,probably op's namesake...on a hook that is.

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

    First fish a roach from Raphael park Romford. First bigger fish a chub from the River Roding near Passingford Bridge. We use to guest/poach all of the river and nearby ponds back then.

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

    Apart from the usual minnows, loach and bullheads caught in a small net, my first fish on a rod was a chub of about a pound trotting a worm down the river hodder, near the farm where I used to live, at the village of Bashall Eaves.

    In fact I’ve lived all my seventy years within four miles of Clitheroe Lancashire.

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

    A small roach at Foxton GUC. My brother taught me to fish on that stretch.
    I’d like to fish there again someday.

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

    I posted this before on a similar thread some years ago - The first 'proper' fish that I remember vividly was a tench caught from a Colne valley pit in September 1952 (approximately a pound and a half). Apparently some other angler caught a somewhat larger carp that same month from a certain pool in Herefordshire and stole all the limelight..............
    That's about as big as a fish that big gets
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