The Northern Angling Show

They say you should never meet your hero’s, being the absolute rebel that I am, I flouted this rule completely and headed over to the Northern Angling Show knowing full well that John Bailey a.k.a Mr Crabtree would be present. So with my Mr Crabtree book sitting alongside my packed lunch in my backpack, I set off.

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It was nice to meet a few like minded people at the Show and see some of the latest innovations. In fishing these innovations are limited, lets be honest there’s only so much you can “jazz up” the bait on a hook on a line on the end of a stick approach. Then it happened I had spotted Mr Crabtree himself. After body checking a few children out of the way, I managed to sneak a few words in with him.

I have to say that meeting John was an absolute pleasure and he is genuinely passionate about his fishing and getting people into fishing. I really don’t subscribe to the celebrity culture which we live in. I would say that with  99 out of 100 celebs that I see I would rather leave alone and let them get on with there daily lives in peace. However, there are a few exceptions that I wouldn’t be able to resist talking to:

  1. There’s the ABSOLUTE superstars like SuBo, JedWard, Ant and Dec. I mean you would have to be stupid to not speak to stars of their calibre.
  2. Ellie Goulding who I would (regrettably) have to kidnap and pickle to keep as a friend in a jar forever.
  3. Mr Crabtree

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2 Responses to The Northern Angling Show

  1. “Ellie Goulding who I would (regrettably) have to kidnap and pickle to keep as a friend in a jar forever.”
    A friend? Lies! I hope you never ever meet her.

    But top notch writing there again! xxx

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