Thursday 26 December 2019

A Fishing Book Christmas Present.

We went to Killarney last Friday and I chose a book in The Works for my Christmas present.  Mortimer and Waterhouse: Gone Fishing.  Ten Euros for an hard back book and a font that is readable.  When we got home the missus wrapped it up and put it away for Christmas.  Such is life.

The book is a spin off from their superb television series: Gone Fishing.

I opened the book yesterday and I ate (read) a quarter of the book last night.  It's  so beautifully written.  Full of silly daft humour and also pathos.

It reminds me of when I was young and I would read the Mr Crabtree Fishing book and Daily Mirror cartoon strip..  When he would take his nephew fishing.  Teaching him how to observe and fall in love with the water craft that is Angling.

I don't  think you need to be an active Angler to read this book.  You might be like me who use to spend summers in their youth fishing in mill ponds, flooded quarries and streams.  Remembering the laughs and failures and that man who told us to throw an Accrington brick under the water lilies to attract the Tench.  Then he picked one up threw it in the water with the
noise of a bomb and an almighty splash and we never caught one fish!

Any one who wants to recapture their youth and realize we are all living on borrowed time, I recommend this book.  Maybe I will even  get the mini digger to dig a fishing pond next year and start fishing again or even buy a fishing and campsite site in France or Portugal?

29 comments:

  1. There’s always Bantry Bay!

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  2. My grandad use to fish in Bantry Bay Philip. I am like Bob in the video. I am a friend of the Coarse fishes. Ones that you put back. Oh to catch a Barbel. Did you ever go fishing Philip?

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  3. Fishing reminds men with large baskets, umbrellas, tins of maggots, cigarettes, transistor radios, sandwiched and rain.

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  4. Just finished Vybar Cregan Reid‘s Footnotes. I think I mentioned it before. It’s a wide ranging book to dip into - also for non runners.

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  5. Yep. Don't forget the keepnet cooling your cans of beer Gwil. Or even a bottle of wine. I remember going fishing once on a pond in winter and it was iced over. So I broke th ice and made an hole it the ice. Then I set up my fishing tackle and froze for a couple of hours. At least I had my whisky to pour in my coffee in my thermos flask. The weather was a constant companion too. Happy fishing days. Hope you had a good Christmas Gwil?

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    1. We’re doing very nicely. Even manage a 12 km joggle this morning - just the thing to clear the head. Hope you’re having a good one too Dave.

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    2. Wet and windy here Gwil. Hoping to go walking tomorrow. Thanks.

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  6. Yes the book is on my must read list Gwil. Thank you for the recommendation.

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  7. I've seen a few episodes of these programmes. They're great, and, as you say, remind us of the precariousness of life. My brother was a keen fisherman when I was a child, and our kitchen always smelt of wet coats and waders. I used to play with the tins of weights he kept in his pockets. Later, when his family was born, he stopped fishing - no time I suppose, but it always makes me sad that he no longer enjoys something he loved so much.

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  8. Thanks for your thoughts the veg artist. Wonderful fishing memories. I don't know why I don't go fishing myself anymore. Think I get bored of hobbies pursued on my own? You can't beat a days fishing with a friend and having a laugh and a joke and a few tinnie, whether you catch a fishy on a lishy or not. Its appreciating nature and enjoying friendship. Thanks!

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  9. You make me remember my brothers, who fished when children, or my husband, an avid angler all his life.

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  10. I am pleased this post stirred some family fishing memories Joanne. Perhaps you will write about them on your blog?

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  11. Not living near any water there was no fishing. Shame, because my Dad always had a yen for it.

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  12. Hi Valerie. Canals, flooded quarries, mill lodges, streams, rivers..? I was mad for fishing them. I bet your dad told some great fishing tales? Thanks.

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  13. You chose yourself a good Christmas present by the sounds of things Dave.

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  14. Yep. Nobody can choose a present better than yourself. There are two episodes of the programme on BBC tonight. Well worth watching. Thanks Rachel.

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  16. I meant to say Happy New Year Dave! (I'm a bit late for Christmas wishes) :)

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