Friday, April 5, 2019
Gambit, Barwick and Command Centre Central
I'll pause there because I've come over all nostalgic with regard to all things Fred Dinenage.
Is he still with us?
Google confirms that Fred still retains a pulse although the work has dried up a tad. Plans are afoot for a revival of Anglia TV's quiz show "Gambit"
The general consensus of the public response on a phone in I caught one lunch time, appeared to be that there was plenty of water and it was a public right to leave the tap running when attending daily to the canines and molars.
Which was a bit depressing so come on Sir Jim, there's a message that needs to be made many times in order to make a few pennies start dropping.
Any producer of fish is subject to rigorous checks over what they do with their water and fish and costs are subsequently incurred.
There are some who hold the view that there is a policy of making smaller fish producing units economically unviable, as a few larger producers are easier and cheaper to monitor.
It flies in the face of a push for localism,
there would be revolution if this theory were applied to cheese.
Years ago fish were reared in smaller units to supply a neighbouring stretch of river. The fish were reared from adult fish taken from the neighbouring stretch of river and stocked at a smaller size, because fish food technology had not advanced to the stage that it is at today along with fish transportation.
and I'll add a "You couldn't make it up",
but it's symptomatic of the first years of Command Centre's centralisation when our annual application to introduce a small number of brown trout to this stretch of the River Dever was declined due to Bransbury being sited on a sensitive stretch of the Upper Itchen.
A request for monthly returns for the abstraction licence for our fish rearing ponds.
Fish rearing ponds that we mothballed in 2013 and an Abstraction Licence and Consent to Discharge that were subsequently revoked the same year.
News just in: Brian Barwick has resigned the post of Chairman of the RFL.
An old adversary of mine, we once shared a urinal in the top tier of the Warner stand during a Lords Test Match.
He was CEO at the FA at the time, while I sat on the Committee of Barton Stacey Football Club. I had a long list of questions for El Capitano, top of which was why a hoard of money accrued by my local county FA from fines issued in the grass roots game was not reinvested in the game at grass roots level.
I posed the question and Bri responded by zipping his solid gold zipper and exiting stage left.
I think I made my point, the chap on my left sniggered and said "well done" which seemed like a kind of an endorsement.
The Loos in the top tier of the Warner Stand by the way, some of the best in these isles. You can take your ease while keeping up with the cricket through a long thin window at eye level.
They think of everything at Lords, it's one of our favourite days out of the year.
A tremendous romp with an awful lot of effing and jeffing, I don't know why we were so late coming to the piece.
Last weekend the regular rods turned up for lunch and a walk up the river. Always an enjoyable day and a nod to an impending season, they all seemed reasonably pleased with work undertaken over the winter. Some have fished here for over thirty years and have seen the valley go through quite a period of change.
It remains a bit of a worry that data collected and presented by government agencies and private companies doesn't demonstrate the actual state of play in the field with regard to groundwater levels in this valley.