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Re: Pictures of Cheshunt

Post by The Sweetcorn Kid » Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:32 pm

Bill Keal's hut, excellent!!! :wink:
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Re: Pictures of Cheshunt

Post by Gary Bills » Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:08 pm

Dontknowmuch wrote:The Croxby fish definately had nothing to do with Thomas Ford. I may be able to dig up some information concerning the original stocking there as I know a chap who's a real Croxby buff and has spent a considerable amount of time on research.

In the meantime the photo below should definately be in the Cheshunt thread.

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That would be great DKM! - some of the Croxby fish were said to be 25lbs or so; and any light thrown on the mystery of their origins would be much appreciated, and fascinating.

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Re: Pictures of Cheshunt

Post by Mark » Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:43 pm

Please note the relevant pictures above are from an article written by Weyfarer on the Pure Piscator website.

http://www.purepiscator.com/articles/da ... shunt.aspx

Weyfarer has kindly said that the pictures in this post can stay on the forum. I would personally like to say thank you Weyfarer for your understanding and I would sincerely like to apologise.

Please can we all learn from this and can we ensure we ask any originators permissions before we post any future pictures and/or articles of this nature.
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Re: Pictures of Cheshunt

Post by Weyfarer » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:36 am

Here's my pitch at Cheshunt sometime in the mid-seventies. Tackle comprised two home built JB Walker cane Mk4's and Mitchell 300s. Line was olive Platil 10.4 lbs b.s with running bomb and baited with luncheon meat. Alternatve set-up would be free-lining a large salmon iron threaded into a part cooked potato. Heron indicators of course with silver foil (you can just see it folded for safe keeping onto the rear rod rest. Beneath the rods was a sheet of heavy duty black plastic to prevent line snagging in vegetation and two flower pots into which the cylinder of silver foil was placed when conditions were windy.


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Re: Pictures of Cheshunt

Post by Weyfarer » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:38 am

....and this is Bill Keal laying out a net.

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Re: Pictures of Cheshunt

Post by DontKnowMuch » Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:11 am

Weyfarer wrote:Here's my pitch at Cheshunt sometime in the mid-seventies. Tackle comprised two home built JB Walker cane Mk4's and Mitchell 300s. Line was olive Platil 10.4 lbs b.s with running bomb and baited with luncheon meat. Alternatve set-up would be free-lining a large salmon iron threaded into a part cooked potato. Heron indicators of course with silver foil (you can just see it folded for safe keeping onto the rear rod rest. Beneath the rods was a sheet of heavy duty black plastic to prevent line snagging in vegetation and two flower pots into which the cylinder of silver foil was placed when conditions were windy.


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What an absolutely fabulous photograph. Iconic!

Thanks for sharing that one with us Weyfarer :hat:

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Re: Pictures of Cheshunt

Post by Mark » Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:29 am

Both lovely pictures. :thumb:
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Re: Pictures of Cheshunt

Post by The Sweetcorn Kid » Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:34 am

Splendid sir!!! :hat:
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Re: Pictures of Cheshunt

Post by Gary Bills » Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:03 pm

Haunting images! Thank you, Wayfarer.

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Re: Pictures of Cheshunt

Post by J.T » Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:37 pm

That last image is like a dream, lovely. :)
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