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You will probably have received the e-mail from Ron about Tommy unfortunately passing away. Tommy was of the nicest, friendliest guys you could have met on and away from the waters edge. Tommy devoted 1000's of hours to his angling even when his illness got to a stage he struggled with mobility, and found it hard to get to the waters edge and set-up. A true gentleman that will be missed from the Scottish angling scene...Went up to see Tommy when he had to stop his overnighters and he was as positive and chirpy as always and it was a real shock to hear the news. My deepest condolences to his family...Also I know Sandy will be missing his master....

I know you'll be bivvied up somewhere mate on one of the great Carp lakes in the sky....Tight lines...Deepest respect. Mark

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09 Aug 2010, 18:44
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sad news RIP mate tight lines where ever you are hope you catch a big one

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09 Aug 2010, 19:04
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I only met tommy twice . Spent the afternoon and a few cups of tea the last time I saw him .. A very lovely fella and I feel privileged to meet and spend some time with him.
Rip tommy...

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09 Aug 2010, 21:34
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My gaffer phoned me the day from work to tell me i had an email about a member passing away. I didnt actually know the guy but hope his friends and family are coping.


09 Aug 2010, 23:01
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was very priveleged to have done a couple of sessions with the auld boy up at fintry,a true gentleman and an angling nutter like the rest of us,will be very sadly missed,ps remember the time me and you got hammered on the red wine at 2 in the afternoon :lol: :lol: R.I.P tommy


10 Aug 2010, 06:10
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Very sad news.
Condolances to his familly & friends.
RIP Tommy.

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10 Aug 2010, 12:36
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Well said Mark, Tommy became one of my best of mates over the years up at Fintry and enjoyed the banter we had, He surely will be missed by all who knew him R.I.P Big Guy

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10 Aug 2010, 14:14
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RIP big man


10 Aug 2010, 14:21
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RIP :cry:

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11 Aug 2010, 01:35
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:cry: very sad news a nice person and will be sadly missed, it always seems to be the wrong ones that goes first,Condolances to his familly & friends.

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11 Aug 2010, 13:30
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Never had the privelage to meet but obviously one of the good guys
RIP TOMMY


11 Aug 2010, 17:10
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I received the e-mail about this whilst up at Fintry and passed the news to others up there. Sad times indeed. Mark's words sum up eloquently the measure of the man.Tommy will be missed up at Fintry. I know people say lots of nice things when someone passes away but this was still the case for Tommy when he was fishing the water. Even up to last month, anglers asked if he was around.

Mark told me earlier this year of him stopping over-nighters. Such a shame as I know how much he loved Fintry. On long summer days, we would spend time talking about all sorts of stuff, touching on some subjects I would be teaching at the time. His despair was evident in discussing the way humanity often treats our fellow man.

I will remember him for his wry smile, massive bivvy, sandy the nipping dog and the day he fell in love with 3 in 1 coffee sachets. R.I.P.

Ian 8)

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12 Aug 2010, 16:08
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RIP mate :(


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i never knew tommy but he sounds a well liked man, rip mate


12 Aug 2010, 19:09
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I wish I'd had the opportunity to meet him. Condolances to his family on their loss

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