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Wednesday 8th November
I was waiting at Belfast International Airport arrivals lounge when my mobile began to ring.

Hello Ron,i said

Where are you ?, said Ron, in the arrivals lounge, said i, I'll be there in a couple of minutes. I then picked up my bag and began to make my way out.

Outside i negotiated the traffic when i heard ANDY, i looked up and i saw who i thought was Ron, after a double take, my wave turned into a pointed finger, i could not take in who was there, not 100 yards away, i squinted my eye's to make sure it was who i was looking at, yes it was him MARK.a very ggod friend of mine. The two of them had kept it a secret from me that Mark was coming over. The greeting was done and then Ron, Becky and Nicky appeared from behind the bushes.
After a lot of chit chat about my suprise it was off to meet Shona. Another warm welcome i must say.

Fishing,

Portgelone, i had a good amount of roach, the river was cold, and a bit slow in running, but still very enjoyable, the craic was great, i never let Mark forget what he and Ron done to me,

Not many pictures were taken during the visit, the fishing was a bit hard, so it was action stations all round, but i did manage to get a few.


Above Ron with a typical roach

And below a typical roach to Marks rod



And last of all my favourite image, a reflection in the River Bann



We did manage a few of the black stuff, it was great to meet up with Sammy, Agnes and the locals again, the craic was mighty and the guinness was fine

looking upstream from peg 9



looking upstream from peg 7



Mark on peg 9



Here's a small Roach



Ron with his 5lbs-2ozs Bream



Another view of Ron's fish



Here's me relaxing after a hard days fishing

 

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Hey Andy, sure sounds like yall had a great time . I know it had to be a big surprise that Mark was there as well. I reckon he couldnt let you have fun again without him. :dance01:

Did Colin show up for any of the fishing or the Pubs at night ? :coffee:
 

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Looks like you had a great time ANdy! Thanks for sharing all the great pictures! :)

Do yall ever eat those bream? If they taste good, they look like theyd make a hearty meal ;-)
 

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why do they call them coarse fish?
 

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A member from fishingposts.com posted this, i asked the members if they knew

I am led to believe they are called coarse fish as years ago fishing was for the elite and wealthy, specialising in the top end of the fish market i.e. salmon, trout etc.

The wealthy wanted the best for the table and all other fish were considered coarse and not suitable for aristocracy.
 

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Ooo that makes sense! Interesting. Ive always enjoyed learning how phrases or terms came into being.
 
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