Re: Woodhouse Grange
Hi Gregg I have no bad feelings towards baliffs that are doing there job, but the balif in question was and always will be a prize pratt, I was fishing at Woodhouse grange where he was the baliff and I was talking to him and 4 cars pulled up full of anglers, now bare in mind just to the left of where we were talking there was a new lake just dug out with 2ft of rain water in it, 1 of the anglers came up to us and told the baliff they had just come down from Newcastle to fish the lake has they had heard a lot about it, he then asked the baliff if it would be possible to use keepnets so they could have a little match between them.
The baliff told them they could use their keepnets in the lake to our left now this was the one with only the 2ft of rain water in I told Tony the baliff that he was out of order and asked him why he did not just say keepnets were not allowed, after a few heated words he walked off so I had to go and tell the 12 anglers thast there was no fish in that lake it had just been dug out and it was only rainwater that was in it.
Needless to say they went and had a right go at the baliff but he just laughed at them they even offered to pay pegging fees but no joy.
Ther was another time when i was fishing the little lake when a guy pulled up and went up to the cafe and went and read the notice board with the rules on, he then came down to the little lake and got tackled up he had been fishing for about 25 minuetes when the baliff came down for his money he went straight up to him and started effing and blinding at him and told him to take his feeder rod out and get packed up and( F off as) he was banned , when the angler asked him why he said feeder fishing was not allowed on the lake, the guy told him it does not say anything about feeder fishing not being allowed on the rules board but the baliff just told him to( F off). It was at that time I decided to pack up and not go back anymore as i could not stop myself from telling him what a pratt he was and worse, and I have not been back since allthough the fishery is one hell of a good fishery.