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Most ridiculous thing you've bought for fishing?

Post by John Milford » Wed Dec 04 2019 13:21

As I mentioned on the 'Where to fish?' thread, I'm currently out of action with a crooked back.

Being laid-up, wishing you were fishing, bored out of your skull and on the internet is a dangerous combination.

So, I've just cheered myself up no end by spending the princely sum of £2.99 (posted) for this, for cutting up baits! :grin:
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What's the most ridiculous or absurd thing you've bought, specifically for fishing?
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Post by Cyprio » Wed Dec 04 2019 13:30

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Equivalent to 19 of your chopping boards.
Difference is yours will get out of the bag more than these
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Re: Most ridiculous thing you've bought for fishing?

Post by John Milford » Wed Dec 04 2019 13:45

Cyprio wrote:
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Equivalent to 19 of your chopping boards.
Difference is yours will get out of the bag more than these
:exit:
:laughs: :laughs:

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I've been asked to produce mine twice, since the beginning of October Andy! (Once on a day ticket water and again on a members-only club water).
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Re: Most ridiculous thing you've bought for fishing?

Post by Carlperkins » Wed Dec 04 2019 16:19

A boat
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Re: Most ridiculous thing you've bought for fishing?

Post by Robert Woods » Wed Dec 04 2019 17:26

A keepnet as I never fill one...!!! Seriously I brought expensive 13M Preston Pole last year plus matching pole rollers etc. Never used it above 2+2 or 2+3 sections so a margin pole would have done. All gone now as back to kipping in chair.

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Post by zodiac » Wed Dec 04 2019 19:17

I bought one of those wheelbarrow thingies years ago. I used it once. It took me about 2 hours to get from van to water, the barrow capsized twice, I ended up taking all the stuff off it and ferrying it. I felt like throwing the bloody thing in the water. I'm the end I took it home and left it lying in the front garden long enough for some one to steal it. It took about 2 weeks but I got rid of it eventually.
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Re: Most ridiculous thing you've bought for fishing?

Post by martin(rockape) » Thu Dec 05 2019 11:57

Not exactly ridiculous but in quantity i would say Lures and Floats....they catch anglers more readily than fish more so the lures.

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Post by Duncan Holmes » Thu Dec 05 2019 14:22

Titanium Banksticks, well they were a present, but a ridiculous indulgence that makes me feel a little guilty each time I use them...
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Re: Most ridiculous thing you've bought for fishing?

Post by John Milford » Thu Dec 05 2019 15:35

The most ridiculous thing I've seen made for anglers is a camouflaged wallet. Let's all just think about that one for a moment . . . . :scratch:

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Re: Most ridiculous thing you've bought for fishing?

Post by Kev Berry » Thu Dec 05 2019 17:10

Drennan deep throat disgorger. I think we all had one "just in case"
Never used it

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Post by Fish on.... » Thu Dec 05 2019 17:54

John Milford wrote:
The most ridiculous thing I've seen made for anglers is a camouflaged wallet. Let's all just think about that one for a moment . . . . :scratch:


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I think the real tree camo’d floatation suits were more ridiculous. Surely the last thing you want camo’d Is a safety device :laughs:
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Re: Most ridiculous thing you've bought for fishing?

Post by John Milford » Thu Dec 05 2019 18:23

Kev Berry wrote:
Drennan deep throat disgorger. I think we all had one "just in case"
Never used it
Funnily enough, I did use my John Roberts 'Deep Throat' (original and best :pipe: ) the other week Kev. Not that any hook was out of sight, it was just that I had a three point stitch-up with the bottom treble, making it tricky to invert it - so I used my deep throat to pop it out.

(The beauty of the design , of course, is you can push hooks further in without the points re-engaging when you withdraw it.

Worth carrying, as that was my 'just in case' moment and the first time I've used it in years.
"He's some sort of lure savant. Or just has an unhealthy addiction to old lures. We are not quite sure . . . . . "

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Re: Most ridiculous thing you've bought for fishing?

Post by John Milford » Thu Dec 05 2019 18:37

Fish on.... wrote:
John Milford wrote:
The most ridiculous thing I've seen made for anglers is a camouflaged wallet. Let's all just think about that one for a moment . . . . :scratch:


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I think the real tree camo’d floatation suits were more ridiculous. Surely the last thing you want camo’d Is a safety device :laughs:
They're made specially for pike anglers. So that you can swim away from your secret hot spot unseen, before you start shouting and waving your arms. :clown:
"He's some sort of lure savant. Or just has an unhealthy addiction to old lures. We are not quite sure . . . . . "

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Re: Most ridiculous thing you've bought for fishing?

Post by Chris Hammond » Thu Dec 05 2019 19:08

A laundry basket, lady's hair curlers and coax cable connectors spring to mind.

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Post by 70+piker » Thu Dec 05 2019 19:30

All of my fishing kit. I should have stuck to tiddly winks. I could have been a contender!

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Re: Most ridiculous thing you've bought for fishing?

Post by John Milford » Thu Dec 05 2019 19:48

Chris Hammond wrote:
A laundry basket, lady's hair curlers and coax cable connectors spring to mind.
Aren't those the basic components for one of delboy's homemade bite alarms? :shrug: :clown:
"He's some sort of lure savant. Or just has an unhealthy addiction to old lures. We are not quite sure . . . . . "

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Post by Happy Hayes » Fri Dec 06 2019 08:10

John Milford wrote:
Chris Hammond wrote:
A laundry basket, lady's hair curlers and coax cable connectors spring to mind.
Aren't those the basic components for one of delboy's homemade bite alarms? :shrug: :clown:
:laughs: :laughs: :laughs:
I’m sure Del could make something out of them
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Post by martin(rockape) » Fri Dec 06 2019 09:05

Happy Hayes wrote:
John Milford wrote:
Chris Hammond wrote:
A laundry basket, lady's hair curlers and coax cable connectors spring to mind.
Aren't those the basic components for one of delboy's homemade bite alarms? :shrug: :clown:
:laughs: :laughs: :laughs:
I’m sure Del could make something out of them
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I bet he could

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Post by Mike J » Fri Dec 06 2019 09:42

A new Cooper S a month before I married a woman who drove a beat-up van.
And yes she was gods gift to Dyson before we walked down the aisle, after it was like lobster thermador.

Second time around I made a far better choice, she still drives my car but only when I allow her.
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Re: Most ridiculous thing you've bought for fishing?

Post by Crackoff » Fri Dec 06 2019 13:08

A rod for the wifey :wink: took her out once it's cold :cry: took her on the boat and after 5 mins :pale: :sick:

She's never been since :laughs:

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Crackoff wrote:
A rod for the wifey :wink: took her out once it's cold :cry: took her on the boat and after 5 mins :pale: :sick:

She's never been since :laughs:

Grant :smile:
Sounds like that was a useful purchase. :wink:

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Re: Most ridiculous thing you've bought for fishing?

Post by Chris Hammond » Fri Dec 06 2019 18:22

martin(rockape) wrote:
Happy Hayes wrote:
John Milford wrote:
Chris Hammond wrote:
A laundry basket, lady's hair curlers and coax cable connectors spring to mind.
Aren't those the basic components for one of delboy's homemade bite alarms? :shrug: :clown:
:laughs: :laughs: :laughs:
I’m sure Del could make something out of them
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I bet he could

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Post by Crackoff » Fri Dec 06 2019 18:30

davelumb wrote:
Crackoff wrote:
A rod for the wifey :wink: took her out once it's cold :cry: took her on the boat and after 5 mins :pale: :sick:

She's never been since :laughs:

Grant :smile:
Sounds like that was a useful purchase. :wink:
Method in my madness Mr :lumby: :laughs: :wink:

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What people say there going todo and what they actually do is two completely different things :wink:

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Post by davelumb » Fri Dec 06 2019 18:35

Crackoff wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Crackoff wrote:
A rod for the wifey :wink: took her out once it's cold :cry: took her on the boat and after 5 mins :pale: :sick:

She's never been since :laughs:

Grant :smile:
Sounds like that was a useful purchase. :wink:
Method in my madness Mr :lumby: :laughs: :wink:

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Post by Kevin O'Keeffe » Sun Dec 08 2019 19:15

Fish on.... wrote:
John Milford wrote:
The most ridiculous thing I've seen made for anglers is a camouflaged wallet. Let's all just think about that one for a moment . . . . :scratch:


41q46-GhtAL.jpg
I think the real tree camo’d floatation suits were more ridiculous. Surely the last thing you want camo’d Is a safety device :laughs:
Got one years ago.... and yep... doh!
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Post by Kevin O'Keeffe » Sun Dec 08 2019 19:18

John Milford wrote:
Kev Berry wrote:
Drennan deep throat disgorger. I think we all had one "just in case"
Never used it
Funnily enough, I did use my John Roberts 'Deep Throat' (original and best :pipe: ) the other week Kev. Not that any hook was out of sight, it was just that I had a three point stitch-up with the bottom treble, making it tricky to invert it - so I used my deep throat to pop it out.

(The beauty of the design , of course, is you can push hooks further in without the points re-engaging when you withdraw it.

Worth carrying, as that was my 'just in case' moment and the first time I've used it in years.
With you Kev... its been in the bag for years and years but never used it
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Re: Most ridiculous thing you've bought for fishing?

Post by martin(rockape) » Sun Dec 08 2019 22:27

Kevin O'Keeffe wrote:
John Milford wrote:
Kev Berry wrote:
Drennan deep throat disgorger. I think we all had one "just in case"
Never used it
Funnily enough, I did use my John Roberts 'Deep Throat' (original and best :pipe: ) the other week Kev. Not that any hook was out of sight, it was just that I had a three point stitch-up with the bottom treble, making it tricky to invert it - so I used my deep throat to pop it out.

(The beauty of the design , of course, is you can push hooks further in without the points re-engaging when you withdraw it.

Worth carrying, as that was my 'just in case' moment and the first time I've used it in years.
With you Kev... its been in the bag for years and years but never used it
Used mine once and that was probably a couple of years ago and its been in my piking bag since i bought it in the 1990's so worth having just in case.

I believe mine is a John Roberts brand.

Just like side cutters and spare sets of forceps they are useful to have around just in case

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Re: Most ridiculous thing you've bought for fishing?

Post by NopikeAlex » Tue Dec 10 2019 13:43

That wallet made me p*ss myself , not so long ago I was actively looking for a camo
Tabaco pouch... Hahahaha what a nunt!!

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Post by spincityfan » Tue Dec 10 2019 14:13

One of my mates brought a real tree camo knife, put it down whilst night fishing and never saw it again!

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Post by John Milford » Tue Dec 10 2019 14:56

spincityfan wrote:
One of my mates brought a real tree camo knife, put it down whilst night fishing and never saw it again!
That's exactly the reason why I only ever keep my camo one in my car! :laughs: (nice though. :wink: ).

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