Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 16th August, 2012)
Those are huge rods. I've never seen anything like them in Canada.
Haigh Plantations from a new 'angle' ! (Well someone had to say it). Very good photo Mick - was it a competition do you know or just a group of friends at leisure?
Nice scene. Who has the best peg?? Look at the hundreds of pounds of fishing tackle and what are those secret recipes for baits?
Is it free to fish on the canal, Mick?
I'd Rather Be Fishing
I'd rather be fishing, Than talking to you,
At least when I'm fishing, I know what to do.
I'd rather hold a blue gill in my hand,
Than get hit on the head, with a frying pan.
I'd rather be fishing, than look at your face,
At least the fish, don't get on my case.
I'd rather get in a fight, with an alligator garr,
Than put up with your daily naggin by far.
I'd rather be fishing, any old day,
Than stay home with you, and try to play.
I'd rather untangle a backlashed line,
Than spend an evening with you, sipping wine.
Do I love fishing, or do I love you?
I know it's gotta be one of the two.
To know the answer is what I'm wishing,
Maybe I'll think of it, while I'm fishing.
Janice it will be a fishing match, they sit there all day and what they catch goes in a keep net then at the end somebody comes along and weighs there catches to see whos won.
Ernest I think you have to have a license to fish it are be a member a fishing club.
Trouble is bike riders have to keep stopping because these old fishermen block the tow path with there long rods when there changing there bate.
alan they are not fishing rods they are fishing POLES.large sectionial poles with an elasticated end for your short length of fishing line/float/hook.A modern version of the branch and line that most kids of a certain era once used.
They are poles Alan, made of a special carbon fibre which makes them very strong as well as very light, and can be as long as 18+ metres, and also cost in the thousands, and Ernie, its not free to fish in the canal, that stretch is controlled by Wigan centre, and for Janice it would be a club fishing match, these are usually fished weekly, I used to fish them myself, but it became to expensive,
Some of these fellows need to stop sitting down all day looking at floats. Exercise is what they want, just look at them....and how boreing this so called sport is. Golf is what they need, a great sport and plenty of walking.
Nicely done Mick,
I don't see why they need poles this size to fish the cut.
You want to try & find amooring place when you are boating ona canal when this is happening. Not easy!
They wouldnt need expensive long special carbon fibre poles if they sat on the other bank to do there fishing.
I'd rather watch paint dry. Except when am fishing miself.
Top jogger, you are right. Golf is a great game. It`s kept me enthralled and at 84 yrs.young, pretty fit.
Nice angle for the shot.
Who or what has right of way , the fishermen and their poles or the traffic on the canal
peterp and aitch.....thanks for the information...wish I had one
this is the real dirty harry take no notice on what the imposter is posting . he's making me out to look bad as for the fisher men full of fish this stretch of canal ive had some good days ere .
loved the poem "I'd rather be fishing"
puts a different angle on things! Good photo, too.
We`ll believe you DH ! (about the imposter)
A couple of hand grenades and it would be all over in five minutes instead of sitting there all day.
Dirty harry is behaving more like shirty harry!
bill7 - the boats have the right of way - and anglers are given areas where they're not supposed to fish (bridge holes, moorings, lock approaches, etc). However, both have to co-exist, and boaters are asked to show consideration to anglers, especially if there's a match on. Sometimes it's hard to do right by them - some want you to slow down, others to speed up, some want you to give their fishing spots a wide berth, others want you to stir the sleepy fish up. I do my boating in France now, and there's a marked difference between the anglers there and here - over there we exchange greetings and smiles with the fishermen....
Each to their own harry
Bet they all had their tea`s waiting on the table when they got home!!OH its a mans world.
Dirty harry...making you look bad? It doesn't need anyone else to do that. You're making a good job of it yourself!