ACES vs CHAVS MK2 ??

Nippi

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Lol! Yeh the years haven't been too good to me Neil - "Nah geezer I'm a chav right, sorted!"

Seriously though, old Jack was my boyhood hero and the reason I started fishing all those years ago. I couldn't wait for friday night and Out Of Town; the highlight of my week. Sad but true!
 

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Totally agree, great programs, I've now got a few of the DVD's and have not long re-read the book again (Jack Hargreaves - A Portrait).

I met him on Throop many, many years ago and fished with him (well near him to be precise!). I well remember the conversations but then loads of kids and parents kept turning up and he eventually politely packed up and left. He made a point of saying "Cheerio" to me as he left.

Great memories.
 

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I've got the DVD's too; classics. Still love 'em today. I actually met him several times in Dave Swallows old shop in Moordown though I was always too shy to pluck up the courage to actually talk to him. As you say Neil, great memories!
 

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Old jack was'nt just about fishing, he could and did do many things, all to do with the country side, hence the title.
I enjoyed Jack more than **** walker or any of the others of that time.
 
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he was really laid back and slow at times but the things he could do with them hands..........
 
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Totally agree, great programs, I've now got a few of the DVD's and have not long re-read the book again (Jack Hargreaves - A Portrait)

I've probably plugged this book of Jack's before, but The Old Country is a really moving book which shows Jack to be what he really was - a conservationist who was prophetic about the planet's future.

He passed his last few years in Upper Belchalwell, and used to nip down to the pub in Okeford Fitzpaine for a pint on his pony and trap. The local laddos all took the piss out of him, for no reason, just the stupidity of youth.
 

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He was also a very successful TV/Radio producer/executive and made big impacts behind the camera as well as in front.

The quote from the National Film Archive says it all: "When they finally cover Britain with concrete, they will have something to remind them of what it was all about".

I really used to enjoy Friday nights when "Out of Town" was broadcast.
 

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Saturday 6th October

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Look out Mark W, Wayne N. and me........ there's another "banker" about!!!!
 

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Its a good job its so far south or I would have winkled out my statuotory bag of silvers that gained me a nice spoon (who got my spoon )and won us chavs the match along with a tiny bag of carp by some Bristow fella.MR Marsden your crown is safe mate for this year only.
 

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Andy Nellist has got The Spoon, his 6 months are up!

The Cider Boys from Bristol are otherwise engaged but there's a fair few new Chavs and Aces willing (and able?) to have a go on this one.
 

Ray Daywalker Clarke

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I dont do match fishing anymore and have'nt for almost 20 years.

Used to enter a few opens and went on the club matches. My last season of match fishing i won 17 trophys out of 19 all first place.

Something for some of you to think about maybe, then again fishing this kind of water is something i have never done. So looks like i will be bringing home the wooden spoon. At least i get to win something.
 

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Cakey, glad your coming this year matey, make sure you get pegged near me in the quiet corner haha.
 
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Cakey

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aint it weird how we are to noisey but more and more joined us through the days ??
 
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