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Like you say bud, I鈥檝e never in all my years fishing experiences anything like it. It was one of those moments where it totally caught me off guard! I know what I would say if it was to happen again in a polite way.
 

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THese people are about,but the entertainment value is imense.I find the best way is to agree with what they say,that immediately has them off balance.confusion then becomes rife.then in for thje kill.dog poo is a start,dog poo bags left on the beach,did you walk or drive here?Are you locall?now for the jugular.He who is without sin may cast the 1st stone!
no need to be nasty,just honest(y)
 

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It will be interesting if they decide to pop down tomorrow鈥ishing match going on. Is anyone else fishing the match? Be nice to meet some of you folk.
I'm hoping to pop down for an hour or so if the management at home is in a good mood and lets me out.
Would have liked to fish but this week has been hectic so I'll just have a mosey and a chin wag.
The predicted turnout is good so it will be interesting to see what comes out where.
 

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Don't give it a moments thought Anton. The fact that she upset you reflects on your regard for nature, and her uninformed disregard for the role fishing and fisherman play in environmental appreciation and care.
I got a good dog story though.
Few years back I finished work early afternoon, bought 12 quids worth of lug from the tackle shop, and hot footed and hiked it onto Holme beach. Tide was on the push so set up about 80 metres from the sea line, baited up a rod to hand, popped my now unwrapped lug on top of my box, wandered down and thought I'd fish a cast to hand back up to my kit as the tide bowled in as it does on Holme. I literally cast in, looked back, and spotted a black labrador legging it towards my box. Rod, distance, reeling in... I had no chance. The thing hit my box and chowed down on 98 lugworms and 3 sheets of the Daily Mirror in about 15 seconds. Canine dustbins. By the time I made it to my box it was looking at me with big doey eyes, wagging its tail, and was clearly asking for more... quite naturally. Several hundred yards up the beach I could see its owner, an ancient Norfolk duchess in a long wax coat and overpriced wellies, scuttling towards us and yelling quite fruity language. Myself and the labrador waited patiently. On her arrival she launched into a tirade accusing me of poisoning her dog, lodging hooks in its stomach, allergies, vets bills, stomach pumping... and demanded my name and address. (By now the dog was too embarrassed to make eye contact with me). I told her I would gladly give her my details whilst calmly explaining to her that I no longer had any bait at all, and that the evenings fishing that I was looking forward to with my 12 pounds worth of lug was now completely over so we had plenty of time to hike back to my car where I had a pen she could borrow. After some sweary huffing she scuttled off. The labrador lingered for a wee while and cocked its head... I like to think it was apologising, but I suspect it thought I had some more salty morsels in my box.
There is a moral to this story... the old duchess was rude, unreasonable, and actually quite offensive. The dog was just being a dog, was well mannered, clearly pleased to meet me, and appreciative. Ironic.
I would have pointed out to her that if she cannot control her dog then it should be on a lead.
 

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I'm hoping to pop down for an hour or so if the management at home is in a good mood and lets me out.
Would have liked to fish but this week has been hectic so I'll just have a mosey and a chin wag.
The predicted turnout is good so it will be interesting to see what comes out where.
Might see you tomorrow then bud, I鈥檒l be the one who hasn鈥檛 caught anything 馃槀
 
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