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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 14th January, 2014)

Scotsman flash


Scotsman flash
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Photo: Michael Collier  (Nikon d5100)
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Comment by: Ken R on 14th January 2014 at 00:08

Thanks for this pic, Scotsmans has a distinct recognition from all points. Lovely.

Comment by: Garry on 14th January 2014 at 02:09

Has this photo been taken a little while ago, there's still leaves on the trees.

Comment by: Norman Skellon, Sydney on 14th January 2014 at 02:39

I beleive it is Ernest's birthday today. If so, happy day from one Springfield boy to another!

Comment by: Scholes Malc on 14th January 2014 at 07:29

Does anyone actually fish there anymore? and what about the other nearby ponds I knew as a kid -Waddicars, Three Corners, Blackwater, Coolies etc etc or have the convenient, man made, well stocked carp ponds taken over fishing?
Dont see mnay fishing the canal anymore either

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 14th January 2014 at 08:37

Norman Skellon: Thank you - it`s my 86th!
Commenter`s; Let`s not start another argument as to whether it`s Scotmans or Scotsmans flash.

Comment by: Mick on 14th January 2014 at 08:58

Scholes Malc You still see plenty of men fishing in the canal, theres a lot of them just walking along the canal bank with short rods and a few cans of strong ale trying to catch pike.

Happy Birthday Ernest

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 14th January 2014 at 09:28

Happy Birthday Ernest....have a great day....cheers!!!.....nice pic by the way... :)

Comment by: Fred Mason on 14th January 2014 at 09:37

Lovely photo, Michael...peaceful and tranquil.

I used to love fishing in the Blackwaters as a kid. The water was always so clear and there were lots of fish in it.

Happy Birthday Ernest. Well done lad.

Comment by: A.W. on 14th January 2014 at 09:42

Many happy returns Ernest!

Comment by: Michael Collier on 14th January 2014 at 10:05

Firstly this shot was taken mid july around 9.30pm
Secondly as Mick said there are still a few fishing and there was one on the flash on friday afternoon
Thirdly happy 86th birthday Earnest

Comment by: Garry on 14th January 2014 at 10:37

You cause the arguments Ernest.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 14th January 2014 at 11:16

Garry you are right with regsrd to Harry Cunliffe`s 31st Dec.2012 P-a-D.
See Harry`s last comment on 15th Dec.2013 on photo #24224 which is next to last in Album, Places, Scotsmans Flash.

Comment by: Roy on 14th January 2014 at 11:50

Are there not still fishing matches on the cut yet Malc? i dont get there much myself these days. Happy birthday Ernest, have a good 'un and many more. Nice pic Michael, what time was it taken?

Comment by: Roy on 14th January 2014 at 11:52

Sorry Michael, just seen the time, 9-30 pm.

Comment by: Mick on 14th January 2014 at 16:02

Roy there plenty of fishing matches, sometimes about 30 to 50 men which can make it a stop start if your on a bike like me because of them pulling in there long rods and blocking the path while changing there bait

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 14th January 2014 at 19:29

Lovely picture.

Happy Birthday Ernest.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 14th January 2014 at 21:14

Happy birthday Ernest and many more of them!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 15th January 2014 at 08:21

Thanks to all who posted greetings on my birthday.

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