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Myself with 400mm local estuary Mangrove Jack on popper and 3kg Custom Ulf Tingstom Ambassadeur 2500
Next, same custom UT 2500 reel with me in Antarctica. No fishing in 2000 m of water!
First ABU Ambassadeur reel to be in Antarctica I suspect.
My primary acknowledgement must surely go to my son Fintan who has done all the hard work involved in making this dream of my having an ABU website a reality. The rest of the family, Anne my wife of nearly 36 years and my ever disgracefully disparaging but witty youngest son Declan, who tolerate my obsession with ABU
Proud ABU Collectors / Fishermen
The ABU Iron Gang at Korsor Swap Meet 2011
Uffe, Wolfgang, Knud, Dirk and Thomas
ABU Collectors at Kinna Swap Meet 2017
Skalderviken The ABU boys Surfcasting at Sunset
Southern Sweden Wolf Uffe Knud Dirk Tim Parratt Australia
(courtesy Uffe E) Re-catching old fish, no bigger fish than the one that got away!
I would also be very remiss if I didn't especially acknowledge my very good and longest known Swedish mate, Uffe Edefuhr, who has been instrumental in helping me get this site up and running thanks to so much accurate advice and many photographs supplied along with huge volumes of e-mail, Skype and even occasional MSN video conferences. THE man in the ABU world who knows and his respected by all not only for his knowledge but also for his manner to all. Spanish mackeral are our favourite sportfish. Uffe insisted on me using this photo of him holding a slightly smaller fish so as not to embarass me! Kyo (from ABU-mania) has a nice fat rainbow trout! Mate Lins (below right visits from Brisbane Qld, every year to go head to head with Art and I , in confirming who is the best fishernman on the day! Check out Max's fine Huchen specimen.
Jan Sjoblom CEO ABU Svangsta 10kg Pike below
Pro. Oyvind Bruland Norway Vintage ABU and 7.1kg Salmo Salar
Johnny Morris (aka Bass Pro) , and longtime friend of Len Borgstrom Steelhead Fishing in Vancouver BC, next Len Bass fishing
Fredrik Nilsson and beautiful Seatrout of 10kg Oresund Sweden
Some Japanese friends, Kyo and trout, and Ken T's Snakehead
Recently I received some family photos of very young fisherwomen and parent using both Abumatic and Ambassadeur reels to catch salmon in the Frazer River Canada. Thanks Mike, great to see the fans of a new generation!
Since beginning this endeavour, I have made many hundreds of e-mail contacts with sellers and I could not hope to mention them all personally but they do have the opportunity to sign into the Guestbook provided (which will soon be fixed) and participate in the forums soon.
In no particular order, Rob Jansssen, Len and Carl Borgstrom, the two Jans, Jack Erskine, Goran, Mike Harrison, Big Mike, Rune, Carmilla and Kjell, Clinton Beeler (of Zebco fame) Peter (Harro), Morgan Bengtsson, Christian M, Daniel Skupien, Toomba, Simon Shimomura, Glen Eriksson, Ove Agdahl, Frank Jones, Steen, Duncan, Alan, Uffe, Sture, Mikael Risberg, M.Ho Sifu, Marco, Guepiot, Christian, Jean Paul, Piet, 2 Peters, Andy, Steen, Ray Hays, Mats, Rikk, Carson, Patrick and Stu Lawson, thanks for the interesting regular e-mail.
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My interests beyond fishing (and other than my work as a supply primary school teacher. I retired today 27/01/2009 from full time teaching). My interests are many and varied and include travel, gardening, photography, eating/cooking, wine tasting and swallowing, home theatre/cinema and shooting.