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Ah, the joy of it! Finally! Holidays, and your Pants down! For yes, here I am! And for the sake of a promise on an earlier thread, I shall do my best not to give away species, tackley bits, marks and locations.

THERE WILL BE A PRIZE FOR ANYBODY WHO PROPERLY TRANSLATES THIS POST CORRECTLY (PM only, so we don’t give anything away...).

For all those of you who can’t be arsed to read and translate, here’s a mini-comp:
Spot the Thingy: find the thingy, PM me with it outlined (if you have photoshoppy facilities) or a detailed description of where and what it is). And yes, there will be a very exciting prize for the first correct entry. Ahem.


And for the sake of another promise on another previous thread, here is a picture of me... I’d apologise for it being somewhat blurry, but I’m not sorry - it’s the glasses, you know:


Anyway, two days with your (un)beloved Pants down, and what is the result? Well, as most of you know, I have a penchant for a particular thingy, and I don’t get to go thingying very often, so I want to make going down REALLY count. Because of this, I had a couple of settling-in sessions with my Dangling Guide, just to make sure he knew what he was doing - close supervision of the Magic Dragon is a MUST in making sure he can guide you to the right marks for the thingy what you want to catch.

You see, I don’t want just any old species. Oh no, I want to target the best, the specialistest of all species - the baby instrument, the pupil of all pupils, the sweet-tasting fresh young tender student of the much blessed and sought-after. And why? Because they taste best.

So, we were at the South Steadies, where, in a mad dash between waves, :ahhh: I managed to retrieve these, left for me by some kind sole:


If they are yours, you can’t have them back, as they are proving very useful. They perfect my 80s haircut to a tee... As you can see, I brung ‘em back for the picture - sorry. However, I will use them every time I fish now, with my secret wotsit...


Back to the then-present... The Magic Dragon, trying his best to exhibit his Dangly skills put on a very poor show:


But thankfully, we got the wiggly back...


and poor old Bob’s your thingy, off he went, bob, bob, bobbin’ along:


Unfortunately, it started ABsoLUTEly WEEING it down, even though we’d only had wotsits in the water for 15 minutes, so we squelchily bogged off to the Stars and Stripes Inn to prepare for the next stage of my... uh... preparations. But just in case you REALLY want to know where we were, here’s a clue... Can you tell where it is yet?


So, on to the next stage (very theatrical, ain’t it?). Not put off by any reports and weather suggestions, we went to the Skid Mark. Oh the joy! It was like coming home!

I did get the Magic Dragon to dictate to me what sticks we were using, but I’ve decided against publishing them. If you PM me, I MIGHT tell you... Needless to say, they were all longer than me, thinner than me, and stiffer than me (except for when my back’s playing up).

We started off by lobbing out a pushy fennel (as you Bristol Channel boys have taught me, it is the bestest for this kind of ground... Or IS it?!?!). We also lobbed out our secret wotsit, which rewarded the Magic Dragon for his previously poor efforts with a little packet of joy, which I shall come back to later...
 
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For those of you wondering what not to catch thingys with, try this (glare from STB jacket is optional...):


It is worth noting that at the Skid Mark, there were very many routists, many dangling for grumps, and most angling for the Magic Dragon’s advice, tackle, and attention. I’m not sure whether the Magic Dragon wanted to hit them, or was just waiting for them to move... There was a rather large splash seconds after this pic was taken, but I wasn’t watching, so I don’t know what happened...


I think anybody who owns a thingying shop should have one of those little trays like cinema attendants - they’d make a fortune! Anybody want to go into business with me? I’ll sell the sweets, chocolates and Gingas, and you can sell the thingying things. This lady was very grateful, but I have still to work out of she is impressed or unimpressed by the Magic Dragon’s technique with a wiggly...


Now, it is worth noting that SOME people are very rude about routists. They are often rude, arrogant, grumpy, boastful, cocksure (although only our Maker knows why), and generally can get in the way a bit. Although, thinking about it, that’s starting to sound familiar... Anyway, all those things may be true, but the Friendly Northern (of course!) Family who took up residence at the Skids next to us, dangling for grumps, got a whole lot more than they bargained for. Their little lad worked out a very intricate system for winching up his grumpline, and managed to catch not one, but TWO fraggles - we call them Goober and Uncle Travelling Matt:


Well done, Random Routist Friendly Northern Family and lad! :clap3:

It was somewhere around this point that I decided to do a Bucket Round. This largely involves me walking round with a bucket of sweets and offering them to people. It’s a very interesting experiment, should you try it some time. It is for one reason only: it makes (most) people smile - there is little enough of that in the world, you know. Some people thought I was selling sweets, others thought I was weird (true, but not the reason), and some were chuffed. I suppose, in hindsight, I didn’t help myself, by still wearing my latex gloves whilst offering the sweets to a small child, saying “Don’t worry, I haven’t poisoned them...”, and I CERTAINLY didn’t do myself any favours by offering to “get them out” for the bloke who had his hands covered in thingyguts... Still, it gave him a laugh... If that was any of you out there, sorry!

And on that note, is anybody reading this the guy with the long hair and brown long-sleeved shirt that kept looking over, getting eye contact and smiling a lot? Did you know it was Pants and the Magic Dragon hitting the Skids? Were you amused at me or with me? Had you been smoking plants-that-grow-where-you-don’t-want-them-to? WHO ARE YOU!?!?!?

Anyway, the point of this catch report is, IS THIS A CATCH REPORT? DID PANTS HIT HER TARGET WHEN SHE HIT THE SKIDS? DID THE MAGIC DRAGON VICTORIOUSLY REEL IN A BABY INSTRUMENT? Yes. And it was most unhappy when it realised what we wanted to do with it...


MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Ah, the sweet taste of success...


And so, to leave you for now, this is not the end... There will be more to follow, I promise you that.

As a parting shot, is this a shag or a cormorant (sp?)? Whatever it is, it doesn’t like rubbery things. But I'd like to be able to say I got a shag. You know, for my report...


And as an extra clue, can you tell where we were yet?


:wiggle:
 

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:clap2: a smile finally breaks after a a cr*p day at work !!

As you know, I know, you know, I know where it is....so shall keep the secret hotspot to myself...........wouldnt want it getting to busy !!

Good to see the gloves out !!! getting some practice for the weekend...:thumbs:
 

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Now thats a catch report LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!


Well done mukka, your fooking barmy :lmao:
 

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PMPL..... Phrunts.... you stupid feathered clucker :clap3:





PS - Pushy fennels ARE more suited to clean ground (mud), :thumbs:




(in your dreams spaceman :nonono:)
 

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a rare snap of the duchess of york with her fishing kit on i believe!!
 

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great thingying report there mr phrunts.actually,i lie.have'nt a clue what you are on or on about:1a:
 
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SNOWY, me old matey! Gonna PM you soon. Piglet was visiting, so I've been trying to write my latest ACTUAL CATCH report in between visits to the fudge packers shop (Roly's Fudge) in the market, and remembering my Polish.

Sorry Moony was a Moo to you. I like you. I waved at you as I took Piglet to Bristol airport, and again as I left. Did you see? I waved in all directions and everyfink!

MIGHT be going out on Mr Pix's BOAT! :boat: HOOZAH! That means a catch report from yesterday AND a fell-in report for tomorrow (you know it'll happen!). Gonna drink a whole can of beer! Fell over a puddle last night. Better than the Magic Dragon, though, who got lost in a jungle of them sticky plant things when he got lost in the dark and ended up wading through the wilderness - details will follow soon...

Love Very Excited Pants.:wiggle:
 
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