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 on: January 17, 2021, 09:28:06 PM 
Started by bracken - Last post by phil p
good to see your still about have the help from all of us dont worry about that. i waiting for this lockdown to lift and im out on the water

 on: January 16, 2021, 02:45:54 PM 
Started by bracken - Last post by buzzerman
HiTony good to hear from you. Don’t be hanging your fins up yet there is always help on hand from members at events You have always been overweight so you can’t use that as an excuse either. As soon as we have the all clear and hopefully members of a certain age have had their arms jabbed a fixture list will be organised. We have lots of new members who I can’t wait to meet and I’m sure old stalwarts like yourself will be able to advise them on our great sport.
So no excuses Tony get your fat butt out on the water again as soon as it is safe to do so. Rik has gone down the motorised route with the customised madcat tube due to his girly knees that he will hopefully be having replaced in the near future
Brian might be able to help you as he seems to always forget his kit so will be fishing from the bank at lots of fixtures
Hope to see you all soon on the water and I’m sure all our thoughts are with our Chairman at this difficult time for him and Sue

 on: January 14, 2021, 10:42:12 AM 
Started by bracken - Last post by bracken
Hello to everybody - and as far as possible in the prevailing catastrophic conditions, a happy new year to you all.

I'm not sure how float tube fishing will go in the current situation where one is banned from travelling more than a few yards from home, but hopefully things will improve after we have all been vaccinated. I don't get to hear very much of what is going on in everybody's lives these days, but some of it is not as good news as I would have liked to hear regarding health issues of the old guard and their kin. Hopefully things will improve for all of you affected. As I write, I'm sad to report that it is unlikely that I will be able to venture forth on a big windy lake in a float tube again - immobility and overweight has finally caught up with me, and made me reassess what is safely practicable in order to be fair to everybody else around me. I'm fairly certain that even Ric would be hard pushed to heave me out of the claggy mire these days. (Kennick at low water a couple of years back)!

I had a nostalgic view of Foremark earlier this week when two young ladies made an appearance on the TV by having the audacity to want to go for a walk there, and unfortunately made the acquaintance of the local constabulary. I reflected on fishing there one morning with one of our more interesting past members - who had enough high explosive in the boot of his car, (licensed and legitimate I might add), to have blown up a substantial area if he had set it off. I guess a car search by the boys in blue that morning would have caused some excitement and a wry comment or two on here. Those were the days!

It would be nice to see a bit more comment and interaction on this site from some of the membership. This will still be one of the primary 'hits' and a showcase when searching for Float Tubing UK and there is quite a lot of useful information here. Some of it needs updating by a better man than me, and the site needs a good literate person to take it in hand and keep it interesting. It would be good to see some of the apparent myriad of new members taking a more active role in the organisation. Facebook is all very well, but be warned that it can be a dodgy / dangerous place, and be careful what information it gleans and squirrels away about you!! Nuff said!

 on: November 15, 2020, 06:18:08 PM 
Started by buzzerman - Last post by John Dagnall
I don’t know what to say when I heard this very sad news but I want you to know I very much care and sympathise with what you both and your family are emotionally going through at this time. I found the help of the Macmillan nurses a huge support in helping me when I had my cancer diagnosis and they saw me through operations and treatment. You have been a truly outstanding chairman and the mainstay of the BFTA. I am sure everyone recognises the efforts you have made at the helm and hope to one day to fish with you once again.
John D

 on: November 13, 2020, 07:19:46 PM 
Started by buzzerman - Last post by martin
Sorry to hear the sad news. You have done a remarkable job as Chairman over the years. You will be sorely missed but as you say, family is paramount. All the best Martin and Lesley.

 on: November 12, 2020, 08:45:43 PM 
Started by buzzerman - Last post by phil p
sorry to here such sad news. If there is anything i can do dont hesitate to ask. all the best

 on: November 10, 2020, 10:48:44 AM 
Started by buzzerman - Last post by dave
I'm so sorry to hear your sad news. You will surely be missed as Chairman but your family must come first in these circumstances. You have done a sterling job as Chairman and I would like to thank you, not only for that but for our friendship over the years

Dave M

 on: November 06, 2020, 10:41:32 PM 
Started by buzzerman - Last post by andre
As some of you are already aware I have today had to report some very bad personal news. My wife has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. It is therefore with regret that I have resigned my position as Chairman of the association. The next 6 to 12 months will be a very testing time and I will need to prioritise the needs of my family.

I'm sure you will all understand my decision and I truly hope that we may meet up at some point and enjoy a day out.

All the very best to you all, stay safe.


 on: October 09, 2020, 08:54:36 AM 
Started by buzzerman - Last post by andre
Sorry guys still not fishing at the moment.


 on: October 02, 2020, 05:30:43 PM 
Started by buzzerman - Last post by buzzerman
Another worthwhile match at the mighty Bower normal times £22 4 fish tickets and £10 towards the charity

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