|The "Factory of the Year" 2011 champagne that was |
awarded to celebrate our achievement.
Grandchild v's a 20lbs Pike
The votes are now in - Grandchild winning by a contry mile!
So I make no excuses for re-living the past - happy days, indeed!
On Sunday I was trying to explain to Benno how tight the Tring Syndicate (of the 1980's) was. I think it came from a reaction to Bob James getting caught fishing the River Wye on 14th June - what was he thinking of? The guys on Tring were sticklers for tradition - midnight on the 15th June was it, no sneaking a bait out after it got dark - we'd waited 3 months, two hours wouldn't make a difference. I am proud to say that I was part of this mind-set - they were a fantastic bunch of anglers
|Lester Strudwick with a Wilstone "double" - a great friend and mentor - a founder member of the "Carpike Specimen Group" - his influence is still a major factor in my angling today!|
|Alan Wilson with a double figure tench - quite simply the "Tring Master"|
|An 8lbs + tench from Wilstone Res. - 1985-ish - Cyanide Strait|
|My PB Bream - 11lbs 2oz - guesting at Brogborough Lake, Beds. - Sept 1991 |