Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    metroland.....
    Posts
    7,467

    Default Angling Times 14/7/2050

    If the angling press(or the media in whatever form)were to do a feature on 50 years of fishing heroes,who in your opinion would be in the section 2000-2009????

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Just Floating Around
    Posts
    5,233

    Default

    Hello Peter,

    Personally i don't have any angling heroes, but in my honest opinion it would have to be anyone who either taught you how to fish or helped you to feel comfortable and confident in how you fish.
    As i taught myself how to fish, i guess all the magazines i read or the different web pages i viewed or the people from off this website who helped me solve fishing problems and questions would have to be my angling heroes.

    Tight Lines

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    metroland.....
    Posts
    7,467

    Default

    Good shout Stealph,unfortunately my hero would not qualify for 2000-2009.
    He was of course Bernard Venables (Mr Crabtree)

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    In God's County: Wiltshire
    Posts
    22,644
    Blog Entries
    6

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by peter crabtree View Post
    unfortunately my hero would not qualify for 2000-2009. He was of course Bernard Venables (Mr Crabtree)
    Mr. Crabtree would be mine too, followed closely by dear old Jack Hargreaves.

    Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers.

    Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher's salary. ~

    Patrick F. McManus






  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    shefield, south yorkshire
    Posts
    3,669

    Default

    For me it would have to be none other than Dick Walker, for a variety of reasons he stands alone. He was not always right in his assertions, he did however inspire others to think about tackle and techniques with a fresh outlook.
    A true giant.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2000
    Location
    Liverpool UK (and proud of it !!)
    Posts
    31,995

    Default

    I see no-one has mentioned ...............
    ..
    .

    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    MoreSpiders !!!! ........
    His list of big tench and other fish is unbelievable!!!!!
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    It's a fine line between genius and madness -- I wish I knew which side of it I'm on !

  7. #7

    Default

    I was going to mention Morespiders as my angling hero.

    He is full of advice. I listen to his advice and then catch fish by doing the opposite. It's a simple formula.
    PaSC Junior Development Officer ><((((°>

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    metroland.....
    Posts
    7,467

    Default

    I was thinking more along the lines of up and coming young anglers who may well be counted among the heroes in 2050.
    Alex Bones may well be one.

  9. #9

    Default

    Alex bones doesn't get enough coverage to end up a "hero" really, i don't think.

    i would have said more likely heroes from this decade would end up being Scotthorne, Raison, whichever ringer it is that just started up guru, for the match side of things.

    Maybe Bowler and welchy for the specimen side of things.

    Not that i'm saying you don't need talent to become a hero, but i think coverage is the key factor in becoming someones hero really. Mind you, having started fishing properly as an adult, i've never had an angling hero, simply anglers whose opinion i consider over others. for example, bob roberts, i quite like his outlook on things, and would consider trying anything he recommends. but then, compared to most of the characters, he's significantly more local to me, and seems to fish accessible places, most of the time.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Fosdyke, Lincolnshire
    Posts
    71

    Default

    I would say my angling hero would be Bob Nudd. A great sportsman, and a complete gentleman. Such a nice guy and always has the time to talk to you. Unlike alot of other top anglers. And he also puts so much back into the sport he loves. One of the greats imo, ofcourse there are plenty of others though

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •