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Rob Thompson
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A specialist anglers year, part one
Despite my best intentions to try and resurrect my writing at the start of last year it all went to pot I'm afraid. After taking over the new business we really needed a buffer period to settle in but the customers thought otherwise and along with trying to...

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Back to the barbel - A tale of three rivers
It's fair to say that over the years I
have pretty much ignored barbel during the colder months which is to
some extent a bit odd as without a doubt the species is at its very
best weight wise once summer is past. The thing is that although I do
class mysel...

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Underwater barbel and the realities of big bream fishing
Back in the autumn of 2013 I received an email from a lad called Jack Perks (check out Jacks website here - click me ) who wanted to know if it would be possible to use our club water on the River Soar to film zander underwater. My response was that he coul...

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Trent barbel and the future of angling
Biggest of the summer I kind of slipped sideways into some Trent barbel fishing this summer. It wasn't planned but the nature of the beast, in that it is generally an after dark affair, fitted in with the busy days that had become too common for my liking. ...

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A tale of tench, carp, and brick walls - blog update
Remember the Pringles advert, once you pop you can't stop? Well when you stop blogging it's a right job getting started again. Blimey it's well two months since I put finger to keyboard, a poor show indeed. Truth be known work has been busy and I am also in...

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A chubby finale - Derwent days and nights
It's fair to say that I've struggled to keep up with my blog over recent months, mostly down to other commitments but I also find that when I get out of the swing of writing it can be hard to break back into. Hence I have a number of part written blogs sitt...

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Big fish angling - The highs and the lows
For the majority of the country's river anglers the winter just gone was incredibly frustrating, I kept telling myself that it was selfish to moan about not being able to fish while elsewhere in the country lives were being ruined by the incessant rain but ...

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Big fish angling - the highs and the lows
For the majority of the country's river anglers the winter just gone was incredibly frustrating, I kept telling myself that it was selfish to moan about not being able to fish as elsewhere in the country lives were being ruined by the incessant rain but dee...

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Big fish angling - the highs and lows
For the majority of the country's river anglers the winter just gone was incredibly frustrating, I kept telling myself that it was selfish to moan about not being able to fish as elsewhere in the country lives were being ruined by the incessant rain but dee...
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