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PostSubject: House of Commons photo call Weds 17th June 11am (+free cup of tea)   Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:00 pm


On Wednesday morning 17th June there's a photo call at the House of Commons at 11am
in support of the Climate Change coalition. More anglers are needed to show our support.
I know the time is pretty dreadful for anyone even if you are working up in town.
I'm going to try and make it along though - if you can join us please let me know ASAP.
If you can bring a rod and wear a fishing jacket, so much the better, but not essential.

Martin Salter said that afterwards we can have a natter in the House of Commons cafe
and he'll buy a cup of tea for anyone who can make it.

Thanks, Ed.


from Martin Salter:
The Angling Trust has joined the Climate Coalition to show our support for action to
tackle climate change, which we see as a genuine threat to fish and fishing in the future.
Higher temperatures mean less oxygen for fish in the water; more intense and sporadic
rainfall will make pollution, floods and droughts worse; and diseases like KHV will
flourish. You can read Mark Lloyd’s blog on the subject HERE on why this issue should
matter to everyone who cares about our rivers and the aquatic environment.

We will be participating in the huge Speak Up rally outside Parliament on Wednesday 17th
June and the organisers have asked if we would organise a special photocall with anglers
wearing fishing jackets and carrying our rods. As our National Campaign Coordinator I will
be there with our South East Chairman Paul Eslinger. If we can get enough anglers to
commit to attending we will invite MPs from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Angling
to join us for a photocall at 11am. We are expecting to attract national press interest.

Please let us know if you can spare me an hour or so on June 17th to make sure the voice
of angling is heard in the corridors of power on this important issue.

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PostSubject: Re: House of Commons photo call Weds 17th June 11am (+free cup of tea)   Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:18 pm

eye will be going as crazy crab, I will be the first member if the OMRLP to step inside that place lol! cheers Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: House of Commons photo call Weds 17th June 11am (+free cup of tea)   Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:53 pm

James is coming too, and I should try to make it, so thanks chaps - the details are:

Meet at the House of Commons, St.Stephens entrance, 10:55 sharp
It is marked (9) on this map: http://www.parliament.uk/documents/facilities/maps/colmap.pdf

Martin Salter should be there to meet us (& more important, to buy the tea)

It might be good if you can look a bit more like an angler than a loony (just for the photo Keith, you can change back after!)
If you wear something like a fishing jacket (might be a bit hot though), a TAC hat, and/or bring a rod that will be even better.
(small telescopic rod might be best for train transportation, stick a reel on it & you're done.   See if Martin will let you fish the full tidal from the HoC terrace afterwards)

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PostSubject: Re: House of Commons photo call Weds 17th June 11am (+free cup of tea)   Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:24 pm

he looks like a loony no matter what hes wearing.lol. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: House of Commons photo call Weds 17th June 11am (+free cup of tea)   Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:27 pm

will this do Ed


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PostSubject: Re: House of Commons photo call Weds 17th June 11am (+free cup of tea)   Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:51 pm

No, wear a TAC T-shirt under that waistcoat, and loose the loony hat, a TAC hat instead would be good.
You're probably going to be in an Angling Trust press release so they'll want it a bit serious.

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PostSubject: Re: House of Commons photo call Weds 17th June 11am (+free cup of tea)   Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:02 pm

OK Crying or Very sad Sad
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PostSubject: Re: House of Commons photo call Weds 17th June 11am (+free cup of tea)   Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:53 pm

Everyone keep your fingers crossed we are not all shot dead by the police... pale
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PostSubject: Re: House of Commons photo call Weds 17th June 11am (+free cup of tea)   Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:43 pm

He's right, no sudden movements!
Don't hold the rod under your arm like a shotgun, and don't stuff
the waistcoat full so it looks like a suicide vest.  With your stomach
mind, it would look like that even when completely empty !
lol!

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PostSubject: Re: House of Commons photo call Weds 17th June 11am (+free cup of tea)   Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:45 pm

HAVE looked at me pigy bank, its a bit empty, need money for other things at momement so will not be able to go
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PostSubject: Re: House of Commons photo call Weds 17th June 11am (+free cup of tea)   Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:56 pm

Surely you can use your OAP's bus pass crab Razz
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PostSubject: Re: House of Commons photo call Weds 17th June 11am (+free cup of tea)   Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:15 pm

James Mitchell wrote:
Surely you can use your OAP's bus pass crab Razz


GOT 11(ish) more years to go lol!
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PostSubject: Re: House of Commons photo call Weds 17th June 11am (+free cup of tea)   Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:58 pm

dont worry keef, theres enough loonys in the house of commons lol!
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PostSubject: Re: House of Commons photo call Weds 17th June 11am (+free cup of tea)   Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:39 pm

Some photos from this morning
http://wordsandpictures.oxfam.org.uk/pages/search.php?search=!collection18711&k=7aaf01165b
We were at the back, I am hidden behind a beekeeper, but there are some better anglers-only ones coming.
Thanks James for coming along and bringing those excellent fish stamp; The chat afterwards was all very interesting.

Coffee afterwards on the terrace:
James Mitchell, Martin Salter, Daniel Williams, Paul Eslinger

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PostSubject: Re: House of Commons photo call Weds 17th June 11am (+free cup of tea)   Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:33 pm

Cheers Ed, good cause to be involved in and I think the Angling Trust guys appreciated us coming along. Keeps the TAC nicely at the forefront of peoples' minds I reckon.

Good that we were the only group there to get MPs to turn up as well. It is clear Martin Salter is still very well plugged in to the Westminster Village, bodes well for getting Anglers' voices heard during this Parliament.

Pity the photoshoot was such carnage, tricky to get a load of random activists into some kind of order though, a bit like like herding cats.
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PostSubject: Re: House of Commons photo call Weds 17th June 11am (+free cup of tea)   Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:28 pm


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PostSubject: Re: House of Commons photo call Weds 17th June 11am (+free cup of tea)   Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:30 pm

Well done people good on you for showing the colours. Lets hope progress is made.
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PostSubject: Re: House of Commons photo call Weds 17th June 11am (+free cup of tea)   Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:28 pm

Better photos


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PostSubject: Re: House of Commons photo call Weds 17th June 11am (+free cup of tea)   Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:40 pm

well done ed,james.
but it does look like a monty python sketch. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: House of Commons photo call Weds 17th June 11am (+free cup of tea)   Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:17 pm

A Labour and Tory MP there Willie, but no SNP! Do the Scots not care about angling and climate change? Or are they secretly hoping it improves the weather up there *shock*
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PostSubject: Re: House of Commons photo call Weds 17th June 11am (+free cup of tea)   Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:05 pm

it would have been good to have a sturgeon to attend.
also james,is that black rod i see lol!
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PostSubject: Re: House of Commons photo call Weds 17th June 11am (+free cup of tea)   Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:15 pm

....Police said, under no circumstances should the group be approached by members of the public. Any sightings should be reported to the Department of Bad Attire, so that the suspects can be apprehended and retrained...
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PostSubject: Re: House of Commons photo call Weds 17th June 11am (+free cup of tea)   Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:10 pm

William Pettigrew wrote:
is that black rod i see lol!

I was already told off for making a black rod joke on the day Very Happy

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