Thanks for this pic, Scotsmans has a distinct recognition from all points. Lovely.
Comment by Garry on 14th January 2014 at 02:09
Has this photo been taken a little while ago, there's still leaves on the trees.
Comment by Norman Skellon, Sydney on 14th January 2014 at 02:39
I beleive it is Ernest's birthday today. If so, happy day from one Springfield boy to another!
Comment by Scholes Malc on 14th January 2014 at 07:29
Does anyone actually fish there anymore? and what about the other nearby ponds I knew as a kid -Waddicars, Three Corners, Blackwater, Coolies etc etc or have the convenient, man made, well stocked carp ponds taken over fishing?
Dont see mnay fishing the canal anymore either
Comment by Ernest Pyke on 14th January 2014 at 08:37
Norman Skellon: Thank you - it`s my 86th!
Commenter`s; Let`s not start another argument as to whether it`s Scotmans or Scotsmans flash.
Comment by Mick on 14th January 2014 at 08:58
Scholes Malc You still see plenty of men fishing in the canal, theres a lot of them just walking along the canal bank with short rods and a few cans of strong ale trying to catch pike.
Happy Birthday Ernest
Comment by Lizzie down under on 14th January 2014 at 09:28
Happy Birthday Ernest....have a great day....cheers!!!.....nice pic by the way... :)
Comment by Fred Mason on 14th January 2014 at 09:37
Lovely photo, Michael...peaceful and tranquil.
I used to love fishing in the Blackwaters as a kid. The water was always so clear and there were lots of fish in it.
Happy Birthday Ernest. Well done lad.
Comment by A.W. on 14th January 2014 at 09:42
Many happy returns Ernest!
Comment by Michael Collier on 14th January 2014 at 10:05
Firstly this shot was taken mid july around 9.30pm
Secondly as Mick said there are still a few fishing and there was one on the flash on friday afternoon
Thirdly happy 86th birthday Earnest
Comment by Garry on 14th January 2014 at 10:37
You cause the arguments Ernest.
Comment by Ernest Pyke on 14th January 2014 at 11:16
Garry you are right with regsrd to Harry Cunliffe`s 31st Dec.2012 P-a-D.
See Harry`s last comment on 15th Dec.2013 on photo #24224 which is next to last in Album, Places, Scotsmans Flash.
Comment by Roy on 14th January 2014 at 11:50
Are there not still fishing matches on the cut yet Malc? i dont get there much myself these days. Happy birthday Ernest, have a good 'un and many more. Nice pic Michael, what time was it taken?
Comment by Roy on 14th January 2014 at 11:52
Sorry Michael, just seen the time, 9-30 pm.
Comment by Mick on 14th January 2014 at 16:02
Roy there plenty of fishing matches, sometimes about 30 to 50 men which can make it a stop start if your on a bike like me because of them pulling in there long rods and blocking the path while changing there bait
Comment by Neil Rigby on 14th January 2014 at 19:29
Happy Birthday Ernest.
Comment by Jean F (Wales) on 14th January 2014 at 21:14
Happy birthday Ernest and many more of them!
Comment by Ernest Pyke on 15th January 2014 at 08:21
Thanks to all who posted greetings on my birthday.
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