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  1. Thanks for the replies all, much appreciated. Interesting information. Cheers Aled
  2. Interesting reply walked up. Well we have a full season in front of us, lets see how we go. Cheers Aled
  3. Great replies everybody many thanks all. Got me thinking, as an ex rugger bug*er i know that i felt my "match fitness" improved after the first few games, thinking about it, today was my dogs first working session (working not training) of this season, wondering if that is relevant. However the water issue could well be relevant very humid day today. Opinions and contributions still welcome all. Cheers Aled
  4. Good point regarding water Dave, that may be an issue. Walked Up do your dogs go all day with only their normal daily food intake?
  5. No Dougy, i've got a mongrel, Labrador Cross NZ Huntaway. Fair enough fellside, its just he seems to flag after an hours work, Does that include dog biscuits or meat chews fellside? Maybe like his master, his fitness levels are not good enough. Cheers Aled
  6. Hello All Looking for advice: What treats do you give your dogs to help them keep energy levels up on shoot days? Cheers Aled
  7. There is no totally correct answer to this question. I took a £5k cut in pay and left a really unpleasant place of work, the people i worked with were some of the most unpleasant people i have ever met! I earnt less money, but I became a lot happier! Has anybody mentioned those words "Quality of Life"? Cheers Aled
  8. Bead Head Olive Damsel (choose your bead colour), Hawthorn fly, Bobs Bits, and buzzers in various colours, managed a few on a Eathafoam Daddy Long Legs last Friday.
  9. I've come across this situation before: Where a youngster with special needs gets an introduction to something new and it clicks. One young lad is a very good amateur snooker player, and another a keen pleasure angler. Good on you Mel and best of luck. Aled
  10. If its any consolation i do not have the same passion for sea trout fishing as i used to go. At one time I'd be out 4-5times a week until the early hours, i now enjoy my hour's fresh air then head home. Perhaps we have more sympathy with the quarry as we get older....however i am able to go rough shooting and wildfowling and as i enjoy "one for the pot" type of hunting i do still enjoy that. Cheers Aled
  11. Well i think you are correct Jim Neal, the NZ Huntaway breed came about due to crossing whatever working sheep dogs were available in an area. Cheers Aled
  12. I've got a proper mongrel (accidental mating between a Lab and a NZ Huntaway) he wont make a field trial champion, but we go rough shooting and if restrictions allow we will be wildfowling this winter. I will also be taking him picking up this winter at a local rough shooting club. I think he'll do OK, but he wont be brilliant! Cheers Aled
  13. Sorry to hear that. Condolences to family and friends.
  14. Found this thread really interesting, as i'm more into my shooting now than i have been at any other time in my life. However my first love for 35years was sea trout fishing, especially fly fishing at night. That passion has waned during the last three years, however i very much look forward to a days shooting with my mad mongrel. Cheers. Aled
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