#CrabtreeChallenge Why #ILoveFishing

Crabtree ChallengeI’m proud to say I’m a ‘Crabtree Kid’ – one of those anglers who grew up with all the simple wonders and pleasures that you experience via angling. I took my formative steps in this wonderful pastime thanks to ‘expert’ advice from Mr Crabtree.

As I’ve said before (see here) – most anglers in the UK (over a certain age) who hold some passion for their chosen sport, can’t have escaped knowing something about Mr. Crabtree Goes Fishing. The wonderous tales (at least for a child) ultimately inspired a generation to go fishing. There can be few anglers, who grew up in the 50s and 60s, who weren’t influenced by the adventures of Mr Crabtree and his son Peter.

#CrabtreeChallenge…

Thank you for divine placid relaxation… Silence, save only for bird song and peaceful ripples upon the water. The natural wonders of a frosty morn, warmed by an orange glow breaking through mist and haze. Pitting your wits against your next ‘PB’ – This is fishing… Crabtree I Salute You!

Crabtree Resources:

amazon.co.uk
The Mr. Crabtree story was created by Bernard Venables and was originally published in The Mirror newspaper in the 1940s. In the comic-strip story a father takes his son Peter on a series of angling adventures over the course of a year, catching various species of freshwater fish from rivers and lakes. In 1949 the book – Mr. Crabtree Goes Fishing – was published and has since sold around four million copies.

purchase at amazon.co.ukIn 2013 Mr. Crabtree Goes Fishing was turned into a popular TV series. Presenter John Bailey, an internationally renowned fishing guide, is seen fishing and walking in the footsteps of his angling hero, Mr. Crabtree. There is also a Facebook fan page and a book to accompany the series – Fishing in the Footsteps of Mr. Crabtree.

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About Dave Hasney

National Coordinator for UK SMART Recovery - Previously a Recovery Worker and prior to that a Management Consultant and H&S Practitioner - Kept sane by Angling, Good Food, Real Ale & Wine - Cynical thoughts sometimes developed from others.

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