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   Old Thread  #48 9 Dec 2017 at 9.33am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #47 9 Dec 2017 at 8.59am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Was you on the Stella fella?
Lol this was from 2016 when there was fuel strike in France
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   Old Thread  #46 9 Dec 2017 at 1.31am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Usually find supermarket, find fuel.

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   Old Thread  #45 13 Jun 2016 at 0.00am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Calais , now worried about football idiots as well!😁
Thanks😊
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   Old Thread  #44 12 Jun 2016 at 10.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Which port you arriving at?
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   Old Thread  #43 8 Jun 2016 at 9.23am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi Chaps

Just another first timer in France, we are driving down Limoges which is about a 6 hour drive, does any one know what the fuel situation is actually like now?

Nothing much on the net at the moment and would like to hear from anyone that has been in the last couple of weeks !

Many thanks in advance

Tight lines!!
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   Old Thread  #42 19 Mar 2016 at 5.59pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Can't see that
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   Old Thread  #41 16 Mar 2016 at 4.33pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I wonder if you have to have spare contact lenses?
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   Old Thread  #40 16 Mar 2016 at 3.35pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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wow, thats interesting and a quick google confirms it.
SO if you dont have a second pair, if pulled over hide the pair you are wearing before they come up outside your window. They cant prove you wear glasses!
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   Old Thread  #39 15 Mar 2016 at 10.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Time for a trip to Specsavers
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   Old Thread  #38 15 Mar 2016 at 10.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I dont
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   Old Thread  #37 15 Mar 2016 at 10.50pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
A mate of mine got pulled over, and after all the usual questions was asked if he had a spare pair of driving glasses which he had to produce, as it happens he had a spare set so all was good, how many people don't carry a second pair?
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   Old Thread  #36 13 Feb 2016 at 11.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I started a ''fishing list'' on my computer
I've got one of those.
I'm a little bit embarrassed to say that I also make a list of where I have packed things.
I started to do that after I got to a venue once with headache and couldn't find the asprin. Ended up emptying all my gear out only to find them in the place I first looked but now with a bigger headache of having all the gear over the place
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   Old Thread  #35 13 Feb 2016 at 9.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Don't worry about France too much, I spent a whole summer there bailiffing and brought very little with me apart from a basic setup and bedchair carried on the train.

The venue will have everything you need and if they are a decent place you will have a great time. Just relax.

One thing I noticed being just a few of us lads working there was that we loved the punters who were friendly and up for a bit of banter and a few beers with us

Don't take the fishing too seriously and make a point of 'going in' to HQ and getting drunk with the staff

It's good for morale and makes everybody feel at home and we got quite bored sat together while everybody was out there doing the hard hours fishing.

Don't worry about language barriers, if you need anti mozzy gear etc. they have all that in the villages. Just say Bonjour, smile, and ask in plain English what you want. You don't need to be shy of the locals, they love the business and I found them all really friendly. I can speak a little bit of French and that helped me get a bit more in and friendly with them of course but they really don't care. Don't be shy and don't ever feel isolated. Just march into the shops and into the bars. They know who you are, remember, they have seen hundreds of Pecheurs Anglais from the lake before you!

And somebody else mentioned it and it is a brilliant idea, not just for holiday fishing but for your own domestic fishing too:

I started a ''fishing list'' on my computer as I am scatty and have a times been in a terrible state on the bank stranded miles from home with no phone, no alarms, no wallet, no reels, all sorts

The fishing list becomes a real living, breathing thing, and really organises your head

The thing I noticed was it got me to really visualise a session happening and loads of good little idea sprang from it, just neat little tweaks of all sorts of things

We might as well be happy and sorted on the bank and make damn sure we have everything sorted and can just relax and focus on the job in hand

Let's face it life is too short and stressful without having our wonderful passion also ruined by stupid mistakes that ruin our fishing before we have even started

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   Old Thread  #34 3 Dec 2015 at 3.46pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Actually, if you are early and there is space, you are on the next available. (at times we've pulled up and boarded instantly, crossing inc boarding in 45 mins anyone?)
Also the reverse applies, if you are late you dont get stung for a new ticket, again you are on the next available.

This comes from using the tunnel multiple times a year of the last 15 years, I'd never use the ferry unless forced...
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