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    Wonderful story, hardcore in the extreme! Fantastic captures of huge river roach... Would love to read some more...

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    Totally blown away....epic story...best i,ve read in ages!

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    Wow, need more storys, URGENT, seriously thanks for that.
    It was easy once now look at it

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    There have been some great stories written on this site but most involve chasing a named fish in a pond. This is a proper angling story and I think the blurry picture of the 4lb adds to it!
    Thanks levigsp

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    Brilliant, your story has gone viral.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Bazil View Post
    Brilliant, your story has gone viral.
    Not sure what you mean
    However I am SHOCKED by the responce to my little tale, though I am glad 99.9 % of you dont know me but thank you all.

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    He means every man and his dog is reading your tale mate, I for one have pointed quite a few people in the direction of this thread and it has now had 980 viewings!

    Don't be embarrassed, it really is that good.
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    Best tale I read. Other than the obvious descriptives uttered by those I've shared it with one stand out comment was "the very essence of angling"

    I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms.
    ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

    In my opinion you came as close to living this passage from Walden life in the woods as anyone I've ever read! And equally as eloquent in the delivery of your story

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    Good quote Pigpen.Too much chasing money instead of dreams in this life.There is something to admire in living life without regret,it takes balls.

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    Just to echo what's already been said, thanks for sharing an incredible story. A truly gripping read, superb.
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    Sir that really is one of the most amazing stories i have ever read. im just gutted it had to come to an end. i hope there is more.....

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    Really good read that. Fantastic
    Taking away the moments that make up a dull day

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    Superb, absolutely superb

    Your story makes me realise I'm only playing at this game.

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    Unreal - that is hardcore to the extreme.

    Thanks for taking the time to tell your story, it was amazing.

    I need to put my health at risk, and hunt for the table, this winter if I want to catch my targets.
    Never let morals get in the way of a good insult.

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    I've also just ditched my misses!
    Never let morals get in the way of a good insult.

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    Fantastic story. Thanks for taking the time and trouble to share it with us. Are you still friends with Martin ?
    It reminded me (slightly) of John Baileys chapter, in the book 'Big Fish Scene'
    I too would love to hear more of your stories
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    Quote Originally Posted by lardbelly View Post
    Fantastic story. Thanks for taking the time and trouble to share it with us. Are you still friends with Martin ?
    It reminded me (slightly) of John Baileys chapter, in the book 'Big Fish Scene'
    I too would love to hear more of your stories
    Lost touch with Martin 25 years ago, he moved, stopp4ed fishing, I moved etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by levigsp View Post
    Lost touch with Martin 25 years ago, he moved, stopp4ed fishing, I moved etc
    Shame, he sounded like a good friend
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    Amazing account of a truly epic campaign culminating in the capture of what is the fish of a lifetime. Dedication to the extreme! And to top it all you had another 4lber. Did it mean as much as the first one?
    Looking forward to reading some more tales of campaigns you had since although I suspect the best one has already been told.
    Show em nothing.....tell em nothing!

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    And I thought my record 25 night session with gas stove, winter skin bivvy, bivvy carpet, bivvy heater and TV was hardcore!

    Well done.

    Big river Roach really are special creatures.

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