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hatsoff Mon 23-May-05 10:52:33

I'm thinking of taking up a bloodsport and spending some time with dds teaching them. I thought about fishing. I just get the feeling that it could be kind of fun, you know, dangle a juicy piece of meat on a hook, watch all the fish bite, reel them in. what do you think?

TallyHo Mon 23-May-05 10:54:53

I am, quit frankly, disgusted. Why don't you paint your DDs with fresh fox blood and make them run round the countryside witha pack of hounds chasing them. It gives the good exercise and hones their survival instincts.

Auntfanny Mon 23-May-05 10:55:28

gross [disgusted emotion]

moondog Mon 23-May-05 10:55:29

Gwenick Mon 23-May-05 10:55:37

Dh wants to teach our boys to hunt with a spear - big cats and all that

emily05 Mon 23-May-05 10:56:49

Gwenick - this would be a good skill for them to have if they are in a survival situation such as a plane crash

Gobbledigook Mon 23-May-05 10:57:20

Gwenick Mon 23-May-05 10:58:00

then he wants to teach them to skin eat, roast the meat over a campfire and make clothes and rugs with the skins

swiperfox Mon 23-May-05 10:58:10


Flum Mon 23-May-05 11:01:02

Dp does fly fishing, love it. No bits of meat, just hand crafted flies (about 20 grands worth it seems!)

I think fishing is fun, but I don;t like fly fising much, coarse fising is dull.

Sea fishing is brilliant if you live near by.

Much more exciting is shooting game. If you can afford it.

tiffini Mon 23-May-05 11:02:01

iwas thinking of buying my DS a bow and arrow as a treat, and possibly a BB gun (sp?)

do you think this is a good plan


Flum Mon 23-May-05 11:02:12

Obviously fox hunting would be the sport of choice but some people don't seem to like it. For some reason.

HappyMumof2 Mon 23-May-05 11:02:48

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moondog Mon 23-May-05 11:02:59

hatsoff,why don't you pop over to see me in Kurdistan?
Very violent and bloodthirsty. Right up your street.They even let off guns at weddings just for the hell of it.

giraffeski Mon 23-May-05 11:03:43

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HappyMumof2 Mon 23-May-05 11:04:13

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hatsoff Mon 23-May-05 11:04:30

It's the reeling them in bit that appeals. It would seem you can keep them going for ages.

Flum Mon 23-May-05 11:05:14

I have an air rifle (birthday prezzie) and since moving to the country sometimes lean out of window and pick off the little rabbits that play at the end of our garden.

Wasn't sure what to do with them when dead but butcher happy to skin and prep them. You need about 3 for a stew for a family of 4 though.

Takes me a couple of days to get that many. But they are tasty.

Farmer next door quite chuffed as they eat his crops.

hatsoff Mon 23-May-05 11:06:08

bit off thread - Moondog - had my fill of Kurdistan thanks. (Iraqi, not Turkish, which might have something to do with feeling it was my "fill")

tamum Mon 23-May-05 11:06:43

You just never know when the supermarkets are all going to close down, do you. Think of the advantage you will have when they do. Except that all of ones work colleagues shoot on a regular basis apparently.

Flum Mon 23-May-05 11:06:50

Hatsoff - you should defo go for fly fishing then. Can take hours to bring a decent salmon in.

moondog Mon 23-May-05 11:08:35

What were you up to there,hatsoff??

hatsoff Mon 23-May-05 11:13:16

work. (for a big ngo)- only three weeks, spent most of it travelling to Kirkuk and Mosul - which weren't considered safe to stay overnight at the time so had to "commute" from Irbil. It was june/july 2003 so found it all a bit grim. but, back to FISHING...

emily05 Mon 23-May-05 11:13:35

I keep worrying about what might happen if we are standed with no shoes? or what if clarks shuts down? I might teach ds to sut up animals for leather

Flum Mon 23-May-05 11:13:58

I've tried to get the little deer too but I think I need a bigger gun.

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