View Full Version : Influential danglers and a can of Sweetcorn.

03-09-2005, 21:20
Who were the influences whilst you were undertaking your fishing apprenticeship? Be it known, or unknown anglers. http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

03-09-2005, 21:25
my dad, Andy Little, Pete Springate, Hutchy, Mr Crabtree and Ritchie Mac

03-09-2005, 21:40
I'm still in mine really and i've have to say my Dad mainly, my Uncle is important as well.

04-09-2005, 02:02
The family are responsible for my love of Tench fishing, grew up catching some wonderful specimens & loved every minute, still do in fact, although I have to admit IÂ’ve not fished for them exclusively this year. God I want a double, is that being greedy? My old woman just recently had her pb Carp, a Mirror just shy of 18lb. & the old manÂ’s not far behind either!!!

A mateÂ’s old man named Jack Lacey was the first person to really introduce me to the carp scene, he and K.M. Jack played the extreme margin game when it came to catchin Carp, preferring to introduce a few cubes of Spam by hand among the lilies, watching for movement, waiting for the correct moment. I would sometimes sit with him all day, fascinated, keeping out of site & quiet as fook, fantastic feeling hitting into a fish not a foot from the bank, exhilarating stuff! I emulated the man, and reaped the rewards.

My mate, Mr. Baldy Slaphead ***t http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/blush.gif (Spoons) who introduced me to the wonderful world of Sea fishing on the edge, and for rekindling my admiration for flinging the old fluffy gear. http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

My mate J. & his bruv Lee. My desire is to permanently sample the laid back life in the Champaign region of France. I know itÂ’s not everyoneÂ’s C.O.T fishing wise, but IÂ’m not interested in running a lake, itÂ’s the life style IÂ’m after!! http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Jack Hargeaves. [notworthy]

God, itÂ’s like the Oscars. http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Would I have fished otherwise, had it not been for these individuals, In all honesty, I seriously doubt it. http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/frown.gif http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

04-09-2005, 18:32
So no one influenced your angling then http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Or has the subject been done to death. http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/confused.gif

04-09-2005, 18:42
A guy by the Name of Gerry charndler. and a bit by Rich mac.


05-09-2005, 11:01
Early days were Jack Hilton, Kevin Maddocks, Terry Eustace et al.

I don't think you can ever stop learning as each species kind of requires an apprenticeship all of its own and I'm happy to say that all my recent learning comes from my other half, quite a competant multispecies angler.

I learn by watching and asking questions and then applying what I have learned for myself. I've had quite a few pb's this year so I must be doing something right and I guess it's from having a very good teacher who has opened my eyes again to the fact there is more to fishing than just CARP!

I think I didn't really learn too much from those early influences, technically, apart from catching their enthusiasm and realising fishing is an adventure http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

05-09-2005, 21:52
a bloke called ritchie beaufort, lives in australia, peter garvan and maybe my mates who i grew up doing it with, pete springate gave me some great advice about women relationships and drink though lol and ritchie mac conned me into buying a set of 4500 sea spins when i thought they were 3500's o'yeah andy dommets a bit of a woman but he did invent the garfield mascots before me....... http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

p.s. kieth napier influenced me wanting to do good awesome bloke and very clever too.....

the rest just made my stomach turn, terry's a nice lad, berny's a bit of a saige and lockies cool banana's, i heard fred eats em if you ain't carefull too. lol http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

05-09-2005, 21:58
wendy hating david payne knows a great bakery and.............

05-09-2005, 22:22
Forgot to mention the guys that got me into fishing - Dave Arnold, Del Harley, Tony Unwin, John Sissons, the other John, Nanx, Glenn - kind of surprises me that none of them come on here - some of them got into carping big style yonks ago - but we all started off on the rivers round Kent

05-09-2005, 22:51
probably know their face ali, well what they looked like when i walked round with the dog 30 years ago now, monks the lot of em back then, realones http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif p.s. the thames is a river in kent too lol