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Michael Hastings
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The writing on the wall
The Ashes series is fractionally passed the halfway point and already it seems inevitable that the metaphorical Urn will stay down under.  Two nil down after two and half way through the third where we cannot hope to win.  In truth it's very possible that E...
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What do I know?
Continuing the theme of fishing with mates I had a rare day
afloat with Rich, it’s rare for us to be in the same boat at least.  The weather was clear, cold and bloody
horrible and we didn’t expect instant action but it wasn’t long before one of
my floats w...
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Sore fingers
Fishing has definitely enriched my life, bringing me many
wonderful sights, scenes, adventures and experiences.  Of course the best thing has been the
friendships I’ve made through this shared addiction, some have been lifelong
while others have been more r...
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Ashes!!
All of a sudden it's here!  The first test starts in less than half an hour, England have won the toss and will bat.  Can England win?  Things have gone OK on the tour so far but here comes the test.  If England don't lose here at the Gabba then yes they ca...
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Sussed?
My favourite time of the year has come and almost gone.  Even after many years of basically doing the same thing in the autumn I still find myself fishing new spots and being more than surprised by what happens along the way.  I thought I'd pretty much work...
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Honours even
I’m awake before the alarm, there’s no point in rolling over
because I won’t get back to sleep, not on a fishing day so I’m up early,
boiling the kettle and filling flasks.  I
had envisaged getting a sleepy teenage lad out of bed would be difficult but no
I...
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Cursed
My attempts to catch bigger fish this year has already been
farcical so in hindsight buying a load of new gear was a foolhardy thing to
do.  Going into the autumn I had an
unreasonable amount of things that needed christening, with two new hats, two reels, ...
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Let me at 'em
  Time has been sparse this month and the only fishing I’ve
done is an hour of half hearted lure chucking on a lake that resembled a beach
in Poland.  I followed this a couple of
weeks later with a similar half-hearted effort at the same place.  Part of me ...
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Can England win Down under?
We all love to play "If I was selector..." and at the end of the test match summer my squad for the Ashes tour would be; Root, Cook, Stoneman, Hameed, Malan, Hales. Bairstow, Buttler. Stokes, Woakes, Broad, Anderson, Wood, Finn Ali, Rashid, I expect the sel...
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Lords
England win at Lords by 9 wickets inside three days.  Sounds easy on paper but in reality it was an even game until the third morning when England took control.  The match began with West Indies electing to bat first in tricky conditions. Stokes took 6-22, ...
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