PUMPKIN FISHING…

Pumpkin Fishing...
Pumpkin Fishing...

PUMPKIN FISHING

I spent the morning learning about a relatively little known sport called "Pumpkin Fishing".

Located near Nursling, an expert was on hand to guide me through the process. I was amazed at how much skill was involved in selecting the right size hook in order to pick up the pumpkin you are targeting.

It was all the more difficult once you had hooked a pumpkin. They are surprisingly heavy. It involved some hard work, reeling in a pumpkin that kept rolling one and then the other.

At the moment EU regulations dictate that you are only permitted to take one pumpkin home with you. However, I am delighted to say that at the end of the year, when we have officially left the EU, it will be possible to take home as many pumpkins as you wish. It's great to have finally identified a benefit from leaving.


SIGN UP FOR DAVID'S NEWSLETTER

Sign up to David's latest stories which are delivered to your inbox in the morning. Please note: your details including your email address will not be sold or given to a third party. 
Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.

Leave a Comment





Search the site

Latest Marchwood Stories

Local Authority And Rock...

December 1 2020

LOCAL AUTHORITY AND ROCK…

LOCAL AUTHORITY AND ROCK Just for fun, in December, a few tough quiz questions that will likely separate the brightest of you from the rest. Can you name me a very well known rock song that features the word “Counsellors: in the lyrics?

I Am Not The Grinch But........

December 1 2020

I AM NOT THE GRINCH BUT……..

I AM NOT THE GRINCH BUT….. A few things I would encourage people to think about as we approach Christmas. Trees are better left outside. They look better outdoors. They want to be outdoors. They are doing more good for carbon capture and air quality when outdoors. Don't buy Christmas crackers. Nobody enjoys them. They…

Councillor David Harrison, profile picture

December 1 2020

STOLEN HANDBAG…

STOLEN HANDBAG PLEASE can anyone who finds a handbag (black cloth quilted material/type) dumped in or around Great Copse Woods (Romsey) let me know. It contained irreplaceable photos and a family member is beside themselves. It also contained cash, cards etc which will probably all have been taken but the photos is the thing that…

Beavers In The New Forest...

December 1 2020

BEAVERS IN THE NEW FOREST…

BEAVERS IN THE NEW FOREST There is a lot of delight that beavers introduced into Exmoor have apparently done the business over the weekend and built a dam. This is the first time this has happened in England in hundreds of years. Beavers are these days appreciated as a keystone species. I would not normally…

Utterly Rediculous...

December 1 2020

UTTERLY REDICULOUS…

UTTERLY REDICULOUS If all goes to plan, there will indeed be elections in the New Forest area next May 6th. I checked with the Chief Executive at New Forest District Council today and he confirmed that plans for the whole process are already well in hand. It promises to be a huge task because it…