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Angling

Subcategories from this category: Catch Report

It's my birthday today, 48 years young, oh my God, where has all the time gone?

Anyway, there's not much we can do about getting old, all we can do is make sure we enjoy as much as we can of life. And there is nothing really that I enjoy more than going for a day fishing with a really good friend. Unfortunately, my good friend was unavailable so I went fishing with Charles :-) :-).

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I visited Charlecombe pond at Rocombe on Tuesday for a short afternoon session. The gate is kept locked at all times now and members must purchase a key in order to gain entry to the car park.

It was fairly warm so I wasn't expecting much action from the carp. I was however quite surprised to see how much surface weed there was at the pond. In fact, in all the years I've been fishing Charlecombe I've never seen weed in there. There is nothing wrong with a little bit of weed, however, I hope that it's not left to get out of control.

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This is a quick message to Dave, if that's your real name, who sent me a very rude email telling me that I had misspelt savaloy. You sir are a troll and a coward. You send me an abusive email using a false email address.

What makes me laugh is you must have spent a considerable time enjoying my article on carp fishing. I can only put your little outburst down to jealousy.

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I'm going to trend a new Twitter hashtag that I hope people will use to report carp catches in the Torbay and surrounding area. So if you've caught some nice carp and would like to share some photos and information with other anglers them please use the following hashtag on Twitter. #CarpCatchReportTorbay

If you've not used Twitter before, or you've got an account and don't know how to use it then it's quite simple. Write your message which can't be any longer than something like 147 characters (that's approximate). By the way, that doesn't include the photo, you can write your message and include your photos. Now the important thing to remember is to put in the hashtag at the end of your message. The hashtag will be included in a number of characters.

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If you are a fisherman then I don't have to tell you how great the sport is. If you are a serious fisherman then you well know that when you're not fishing you're thinking about fishing, and when you are fishing your thinking about the next time you're going to go fishing. People who have the fishing bug think about it all the time. Now imagine being absolutely hooked on fishing but because of a disability you simply cannot get out and participate. Frustrating would be a complete understatement. I know this from personal experience. Thankfully I do have people who will go fishing with me, however, we have to arrange our trips, I can't simply decide to go fishing whenever I want, I've got to go when it's convenient for my helpers. That suits me, I know that people can't just drop everything when I want to go fishing. But there are people out there who don't have anyone to go with them, I really feel for these people, it must be horrible when you really want to do something but it's simply impossible because you don't have anyone to help.

I would like to bring together like-minded anglers in the South Devon area and offer help to disabled anglers who for some reason cannot go fishing on their own. I would like to make it quite clear that this would be on a voluntary basis. I think it's important that the disabled people who want to go fishing don't feel obliged that they have to pay the person who is helping them. Anyway, I would like to think that both parties would be able to fish, the helpers just there to help the disabled person tackle up, baits up land fish. After all, it's more fun to go fishing with a buddy than going all on your own.

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