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PostSubject: Bad luck!!!   Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:43 pm

After the banana scenario on the boat last week I was wondering if there's any reason for this (why is it bad luck to have bananas on a boat) and what other fishing superstitions are out there wether it be global or just something you and your mates do/don't do and why

We always blow the horn to the fishing gods as we pass through the tunnels on the way to Anglesey???
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PostSubject: Re: Bad luck!!!   Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:29 pm

Found this on the internet Wink
Back in the days of the transatlantic crossings by wooden sailing ships many hazards would befall the captains, crew and passengers. Disease, pirates, shipwrecks, storms, etc., claimed the lives of a good percentage of the captains, crew and passengers attempting the dangerous voyage. Needless to say, a transatlantic crossing in the 17th and 18th centuries was a very risky endeavor. Often the vessels would stop along the way in tropical islands to gather provisions such as food and water. There the passengers and crew would often purchase wooden crates of bananas from the locals and bring them aboard the ship. These crates would have all manner of critters in them such as bugs, spiders, vermin and snakes.

These critters would make their way into the bilges of the ships, multiply, and then find their way into the captain's quarters. The captains circulated the rumor that bananas were bad luck in an attempt to keep the critters off the ship and out of their cabin. The crew and
passengers were more than eager to follow suit because of the inherent risk of the crossing. So, if the captain announced prior to the voyage that bananas were bad luck and not allowed aboard the vessel, everyone complied. You must remember that these were the days of burning witches and the like, so superstitions were taken very seriously.
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PostSubject: Re: Bad luck!!!   Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:20 pm

Nice1 Clive have you heard about the suitcase one??
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PostSubject: Re: Bad luck!!!   Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:55 pm

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We always blow the horn

Aye aye no wonder Andy Lee is always smiling rolling laugh

With the luck I'm having with boat trips this year I'm going to shoot an Albertross to try and improve things Sad
If it wasn't for bad luck I'd have had no luck at all Exclamation

Nice thread Andy Very Happy

Great answer Clive Rock on
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PostSubject: Re: Bad luck!!!   Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:15 pm

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We always blow the horn

Aye aye no wonder Andy Lee is always smiling  rolling laugh


lol! lol! lol! he should go under more bridges rolling laugh rolling laugh

I don't have any superstitions i'm just crap at fishing
but could do with one though to help me catch more fish lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Bad luck!!!   Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:25 pm

If you guys are on the way to your fishing mark and you see a lone magpie you can't simply ignore it you have to salute surely ???
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PostSubject: Re: Bad luck!!!   Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:44 pm

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If you guys are on the way to your fishing mark and you see a lone magpie you can't simply ignore it you have to salute surely ???


Yeah I always salute a magpie (forgot about that one Very Happy )
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PostSubject: Re: Bad luck!!!   Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:49 pm

Go on what is the suit case one?
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PostSubject: Re: Bad luck!!!   Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:20 pm

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Go on what is the suit case one?

I don't know Paul but when trying to prove the bananas on a boat one webbo did that thing where you hold the phone to your mouth at a weird angle open your eyes as wide as you can and ask it something and it said is bananas or suitcases are found on a boat it could bring bad luck or a poor catch??? So I told the Mrs that's the cruise out of the question lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Bad luck!!!   Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:44 am

I reckon your all Bananas affraid
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PostSubject: bad luck   Tue Sep 08, 2015 6:45 am

I may have solved your "no fish" problems, only bloody idiots blow their horn going through the tunnels. It was stupid 50 years ago, and I thought you well brought up, well educated, and well Im buggered if I know, sensible types would have stopped this noise pollution.
This must be why I always, well nearly always caught fish. Besides if you were having a bit of a snooze, it sure woke you up!

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