Sunday, 27 November 2005

Fishing trip

Pictures are of Horning Ferry (This was Douglas Bader's local during the second World War  he was a Pilot who lost both of his legs in an accident)

When Tom my grandson was old enough he became a fisherman and accompanied Dick his Grand-dad on countless  fishing matches and fishing trips.

On one occasion they decided to fish Horning Ferry, This is a big expanse of water with lots of holiday cruisers moored by the banks.

They fished it early evening - So armed with their Gear - Flasks - Tilly Lamps and picnic, off they set.

Dick could sit for hours on end, but Tom being only 10 years old couldn't sit still for very long and would wander along the bank.  Dick told him to sit down as he would scare the fish away (What a laugh with all the Holiday cruisers moored along the bank - and holiday makers wandering everywhere)...

You know fishermen you have to sit and be quite and watch the float...

It was now getting dark, so Tilly Lamps were lit - Sandwiches eaten and Tea drank. (How could they after putting maggots on their hooks Ughhh}

Tom sat quietly for a while and then started his wandering again - Dick looked up when he heard a sizzling noise - and Tom looked sheepish and asked if he could go and ask for a glass of water from the holiday makers moored just along the bank.

Dick said "No" - but as Tom looked a bit upset he told him to go - but kept his eye on him.

The people on board happily gave him a glass of water and chatted to him for quite a while - Dick couldn't understand why he hadn't drunk the water but had put his fingers into the glass instead.

It turned out Tom had touched the lid of the Tilly Lamp (remember I said Dick had heard a sizzling noise) Well Tom had burnt his fingers quite badly and didn't want Dick to know, as he had been warned so many times how hot Tilly Lamps can become.

On that fishing trip Tom learned a painful lesson - and Dick felt terrible knowing Tom didn't go to him straight away...So perhaps they both learnt a Lesson

ALLY

 

14 comments:

jeadie05 said...

Ive seen this picture before some friends of ours took over the running of this pub,they were called Hazel and Tony and had a son Simon ,this was in the mid sixties !!!,yes as you say they both learned something on that fishing trip ,great story Ally ................Jan xx

sdrogerson said...

a good tale..................
I don't get fishing at all

lsfp1960 said...

Great story and beautiful pictures.   Everytime one of you gals over in the UK post pictures..I think "Oh I've got to go to England."  And I don't like to fly...what am I going to do?

jeanno43 said...

Lovely story and the picture brought back memories.  Have been to Horning Ferry, used to go to that area of the country a good deal years ago with the caravan.

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jaymact1 said...

Lovely story Ally its very nice in Horning you won't be surprised to learn Stu and I visited there a couple of years ago. We went into a little teashop and all the waitressed were dressed up in old fashioned costumes they looked so pretty Love Joan.

labdancer51 said...

I looks lovely there Ally, Jim would love the fishing, he can sit there for hours and hours and he can`t wait to take Roman though I think he might have to wait awhile for that...lol!  A great story, but poor Tom , I`ll bet he did learn a lesson that day.

Sandra xxxx

plieck30 said...

I don't know what a Tilley lamp is. I am like Tom I would rarther walk around and look at things. When I tried to fish I tried to put the worm on the hook with gloves on so as not to touch it. Yuck! Paula

happinessdreams said...

Nice pics. Great story, I think they both learned a lesson.
Elisa

sarajanesmiles said...

Lovely story, but ouch, poor Tom!
My Brother loved fishing from an early age too, he still goes now, often for whole weekends!
Sara   x

grahamfarmga said...

good story
Terrie

billbinford54 said...

Oh for an antiseptic wipe before eating those sandwiches - I don't which image in this story is more cringeworthy!

onemoretina said...

What a sweet story this is, Ally.  This sounds so much like something I would have done as a child !  Yes .... Isn't it interesting where our lessons come from ?  Tina http://journals.aol.com/onemoretina/Ridealongwithme

nedmoh said...

Hi Ally ,Poor Tom that must have hurt, glad he didnt try to dip his fingers in the water and fall in !! Nice pictures .Love Jeanx

coy1234787 said...

Ally thanks for sharing your memories ... great story.
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