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Coming into Rode Heath on the T&M this morning, six fishermen on the lock 52 landings, one who yelled "F-ing awful paint job, that's the scruffiest boat I've ever seen" as we went past*, and the penultimate one at the final bridge hurled his rods across the towpath, swore mightily and stomped off to sulk under a tree because we had to wait for another boat to come through.  I did mention that the canal was built for boats, but I'm not sure it helped.

I did take a photo of them clogging up the lock landings and will post it with a complaint to their fishing society when i get home. They were on every single bollard.

*I wouldn't mind, but I've just repainted the damn thing.

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1 hour ago, Arthur Marshall said:

Coming into Rode Heath on the T&M this morning, six fishermen on the lock 52 landings, one who yelled "F-ing awful paint job, that's the scruffiest boat I've ever seen" as we went past*, and the penultimate one at the final bridge hurled his rods across the towpath, swore mightily and stomped off to sulk under a tree because we had to wait for another boat to come through.  I did mention that the canal was built for boats, but I'm not sure it helped.

I did take a photo of them clogging up the lock landings and will post it with a complaint to their fishing society when i get home. They were on every single bollard.

*I wouldn't mind, but I've just repainted the damn thing.

Tell us what paint and brushes you used so we can avoid them 🙂.

 

.............Dave

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I was enjoying a bit of breakfast one sunny morning on the Cromwell moorings, top side of the lock. I'd had an early trip up from Torksey and all was well until a rather rotund,  bald chap who was fishing opposite decided to shout to his mates upstream.

He apparently had been there since F-ing 6am, had tried F-ing worms, F-ing maggots,  F-ing bread  and hadn't had an F-ing bite. He was well F-ing F-effed off with the F-ing sun, wind etc etc. 

I shouted across that we boaters didn't want to listen to his language anymore,  to which he replied that I should mind my own F-ing business or he'd come across and give me a slap. 

I said to be careful if he was planning swimming over as due to his immense F-ing size a passing boat might harpoon him.

His mates were quite amused by this but he wasn't.  He did thankfully shut up though.

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5 hours ago, Arthur Marshall said:

Coming into Rode Heath on the T&M this morning, six fishermen on the lock 52 landings, one who yelled "F-ing awful paint job, that's the scruffiest boat I've ever seen" as we went past*, and the penultimate one at the final bridge hurled his rods across the towpath, swore mightily and stomped off to sulk under a tree because we had to wait for another boat to come through.  I did mention that the canal was built for boats, but I'm not sure it helped.

I did take a photo of them clogging up the lock landings and will post it with a complaint to their fishing society when i get home. They were on every single bollard.

*I wouldn't mind, but I've just repainted the damn thing.

 

Sounds like the penultimate one had overdosed on the misery pills fisherfolk take to get them in the right frame of mind for fishing. 😁

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