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.
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!
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.
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.
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.