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Muz
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   Old Thread  #160 20 Nov 2023 at 6.44pm    Login    Register
I think he owns a bungalow on the complex which he rents out.
Might be wrong
Beyonce
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   Old Thread  #159 19 Nov 2023 at 10.34pm    Login    Register
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Do you mean Jurassic Island? Martin Bowler does not own it.
ip100
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ip100
   Old Thread  #158 19 Nov 2023 at 10.06pm    Login    Register
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No, but his fishery in Thailand might
Beyonce
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   Old Thread  #157 19 Nov 2023 at 9.07pm    Login    Register
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Do you really think that they pay enough per column at Angling Times to retire in your 50s?
ron83
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ron83
   Old Thread  #156 19 Nov 2023 at 8.59pm    Login    Register
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He's got to be finished after this - obviously a little jealousy for a bloke who was born into the John Wilson legacy and it was handed to him on a plate... He messed up and that chance has gone. I don't feel bad, this is obviously a common occurrence and just one video got leaked. I seriously hope he hasn't made enough money to retire and just go fishing, and that he has to get a job like the rest of us.
Gooner45
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Gooner45
   Old Thread  #155 11 Nov 2023 at 6.30pm    Login    Register
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excellent 👏🏻👏🏻
CTblahblah
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CTblahblah
   Old Thread  #154 11 Nov 2023 at 2.15pm    Login    Register
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Yeah, wasn't directed specifically at you

There's been some dead ones floating down the Wye this summer from poor handling and I like to think it's from ignorance as opposed to lack of care.
Baitman
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Baitman
   Old Thread  #153 11 Nov 2023 at 2.01pm  1  Login    Register
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I know you are just stating the obvious for the benefit of all the readers and you are very right in everything you say.
I have done a fair bit of barbel fishing so I know the ins and outs of it myself
CTblahblah
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CTblahblah
   Old Thread  #152 11 Nov 2023 at 1.52pm    Login    Register
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It does happen occasionally, even on strong tackle and in oxygenated water. That's why it's so important to rest them properly before taking them out of the water and stressing them further. And then resting them again at the end to make sure they are properly recovered and ready to go. Always head facing in to the flow. Sometimes that involves lying in some pretty uncomfortable positions depending on what the bank is like. The films or adverts normally make it look like the fish is played, unhooked, photoed and returned in once sequence although I'd like to think that is not what is going on in reality.

A barbel can look like its gone back strongly only to then get stuck in a bit of weed (often out of sight), belly up or half belly up and then drown from the flow coming in to the back of the gills. The trend of taking a stereotypical carp fishing approach and photographing every barbel is not helpful, they are not as hardy as carp and really need to be kept out of the water for the minimum time possible.

A bit of a sermon but if it saves a barbel somewhere down the line it was worth it.
Baitman
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Baitman
   Old Thread  #151 11 Nov 2023 at 1.25pm  1  Login    Register
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The second barbel looked very gassed, being belly up as it's landed in the net doesn't look normal...
Ddw
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   Old Thread  #150 11 Nov 2023 at 12.38pm    Login    Register
This to me would appear to be the official Drennan film of the incident. Two Barbel claimed , very similar looking fish .
https://youtu.be/5DfKFIWMsXY?si=VAEKi9OMbROypRG_
digger360
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   Old Thread  #149 11 Nov 2023 at 11.47am    Login    Register
I always thought MB was a good guy and liked his style and looked forward to his videos etc but that has gone out of the window now ...so just goes to prove we never know how honest people are in real life
as for his uncle JW always loved watching his TV shows until i had the misfortune to meet him whilst fishing the Ebro ...he was the comsumate proffessional in front of the camera all though slightly sulky if he didn't get his own way or something interupted him .. but in the evenings after a few red wines he was a proper diva and not a nice person and we did try not to eat in the same restaurant as him in the end and that included his guide and production team which says it all
JasonM
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JasonM
   Old Thread  #148 11 Nov 2023 at 10.55am    Login    Register
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😂😂 comedy genius 👌
For the younger generation they are probably scratching their heads thinking what’s so funny..😀
Clobersauraus
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Clobersauraus
   Old Thread  #147 11 Nov 2023 at 10.29am    Login    Register
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Brilliant, absolute quality
essesxandy
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essesxandy
   Old Thread  #146 11 Nov 2023 at 10.17am    Login    Register
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