The Trent Otter (2)

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Re: The Trent Otter

Post by JerryC » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:43 pm

Surely they should have one on the Thames, after all he did spend most of his time there................ :Wink:
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Re: The Trent Otter

Post by The Sweetcorn Kid » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:55 am

Superb Sean......and a lovely barbel. :Thumb:

We have a sign like that on the moat.

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Re: The Trent Otter

Post by Paddex » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:59 am

Kingfisher wrote:What's the reason for the plaque being put there Sean? I mean was it to commemorate something?
may I quote from the Trent Otter's book:

Float Fishing and Spining in the Nottingham Style, 2. ed, 1885, page 149

"Charlie Hudson, who lives somewhere against Dunham
Bridge, within easy distance of one of the deepest, if not the
deepest, bream swims on the Trent, viz., the celebrated Dunham
Dubs, is about as good a bream fisher as any I know.
He often pilots gentlemen to that hole, and assists them in
landing some "pluggers," as he calls them. He makes it his
especial business to keep that hole well baited during the
autumn ; and for this purpose I know he often uses whole
bucketsful of worms. If any strange angler was to see
Charlie's landing-net for the first time, he would probably
think that there were some rare-sized fish when that thing
was wanted, for the hoop of it was at one time round a fairsized
barrel, only he had cut it and bent the two ends down
a bit, and then nailed it fast on a twelve-foot clothes-prop,
and the net itself looked as though it had some time or other
been part of an old strong eel net. I shall have to go down
and see Charlie before long, as it is now a long time since I
saw him, or heard anything about him and his exploits among
the bream."

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Re: The Trent Otter

Post by Shaun Harrison » Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:43 pm

SeanM wrote:It might look nice Nobby, but it's BIG and it's got forward and reverse gears!
I do like that one SeanM :Thumb: Spent most of my time this season on the Trent and have always lived close to it but still it beats you up. Been quite fortunate with a growing list of doubles this year but that isn't really what it's all about to me. I am loving still fishing swims that haven't been fished yet this season or possibly last season either.

Thanks for sharing the picture, I must go and take a look one day.


Re: The Trent Otter (2)

Post by Flightliner » Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:18 am

If you go up to the Dubbs at Dunham now to see the plaque it was given some remedial treatment two days ago where the overgrowing wood was cut back in order that it could be viewed as intended.It may be that in the future others may care to see that it isnt allowed to be completely overgrown and lost forever as its a legacy that we anglers have precious little in such tangible form to remind us of those who walked before us.
The club sign mentioned was found some distance from the tree somewhat damaged but that also was replaced more securely.
The river looked superb with the odd good fish showing, nice also to lean back on the tree and soak in the scenery and reflect.

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Re: The Trent Otter (2)

Post by Richard Jackson » Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:22 pm

J w martin was a angler in the early 1900's i believe and he had to connections to newark on trent were i think he was in partnership with slaters the rod makers whos premises were a few streets away from me
I spend most of my life fishing the Rest i just waste

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