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  1. Very good thanks for sharing Blackpowder
  2. Ifits something to carry food and drink ,try a trout anglers bag most have removeable waterproof linings and external pockets. Blackpowder
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    Earlier today I saw a piece on AOL news where Chris Packham claims he once French kissed a fox. Cant find it now but did anyone else see it. Blackpowder
  4. And mugs pay to watch. Blackpowder
  5. That river looks in right good fettle. well done with your fish, persistence payed off in the end. Blackpowder
  6. Low water and Tweedhill on the opposite bank to Horncliff is abrilliant beat. i was ghillieing there Monday and Tuesday as the main ghillie needed a hand with some extra Rods. The previous spate had carried most of the fish away but my angler managed a fish both days and lost another also on each occasion. If you come up get in touch here and I will do my best to help you out if I am available at the time. Or get a back number of Trout and Salmon for April 2020 where there is a full article on the BDAA beat. Regards Blackpowder
  7. Fern I think they are still there in our Armed forces, but I dont expect you will encounter any of them tearing down statues and defacing war memorials. Blackpowder
  8. The Berwick and District A A water offers a fantastic bargain in salmon fishing over a prime stretch of the river Whiteadder, for example I as a pensioner only pay £120 for a season permit the season being from February to November, although the first and last months seldom produce any fish. There are no residential qualifications for permit holders the same price applying to locals and visitors alike. Yesterday was the first multi fish day for some years, although last week I had 6 lb and 9lb fishn fromvirtually the same lie. Roll back to 2007 when a shoal of grilse entered the pool I was
  9. Have a look on Fishpal - Fish Tweed you should be able to pick up both fishing and accomodation. The village of Norham has a wide range and caters for fishermen as for a beat I would suggest Tweedhill on the bottom of the river which fishes well in low water conditions . The ghillie would be your guide but I dont know about hiring tackle, most of the river is fly fishing and before you spend money on actual fishing I would suggest that your party has a session with a casting instructor to learn the basics of the job. Regards Blackpowder
  10. Its in memory, she fancied the pattern I had tied with polar bear fur but before I could take her fishing she was diognised with a brain tumor and died a  few months later.  I have stuck by this pattern and used no other with over 300 salmon and seatrout on the bank in 12 years.

  11. Just had a brilliant day on the Berwick and District Angling Assoc water on the river Whiteradder at Allanton on Beat 1. Over 3ft on the Hutton Castle gauge this morning so opted for 15ft rod and fast sinking tip. Successful fly was my own Hazel's Fancy tied on 15 mm aluminium tube. Three grilse between 3 and 5 lb plus a small 2 lb sea trout and the fishing only costs £30 for a day ticket.
  12. For years I have been making pigeon burgers by de-frosting frozen pigeon breasts, mince and make burgers then freeze them. I do keep everything very cold throughout the process. Blackpowder
  13. The people who designed those things never had to maintain them , that's for sure. Blackpowder
  14. Does not matter one would have one's man carry it to the stand or butt. Blackpowder
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