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    Tourist complains about fish in harbour

    Tourist complains about fish in harbour




    By Victoria Ward
    Most holiday makers taking a stroll around a working harbour might expect to see the odd fish.



    But when David Copp came across a fishing trawler moored in Ilfracombe Harbour he took great offence and complained about the “disgusting” smell.
    The 46-year-old was outraged that his children, aged seven and nine, had been forced to endure the sight of 12 crates of dead fish and crabs, piled up on the quayside.
    He said the ordeal had left them “quite distressed” and demanded to know why the harbourmaster was not more considerate to tourists.
    “There were flies flying around and the smell was awful,” he said. “The ship was just sat there not doing anything, and there were 12 crates of dead crabs and fish just lying there covered in flies.
    “It’s not the sort of thing you want to see on holiday, there was a real stench.
    “My children were quite distressed by it. These people should be a bit more considerate to the holidaymakers."
    Mr Copp called Ilfracombe harbourmaster Rob Lawson to complain about the smell that had emanated from The Lady of Lundy trawler before calling the North Devon Journal to air his woes.
    Mr Lawson tried to explain that fishermen depended on the daily catch for their livelihoods and that it was a common site on a working quayside.
    “He was very upset that he had come across the boxes of fish and thought it was entirely inappropriate and not a good sight or smell,” he said.
    “I explained the workings of the harbour and that it was a working quay and that while it was not ideal, sometimes this happened.
    “But he didn’t calm down, he went to the local newspaper and then when they printed his complaints, he came back to me to see what I had to say.”
    Mr Lawson admitted that it was quite unusual to have a working harbour with public access.
    But he added: “This is generally considered an asset because visitors can get a really good feel for how the industry works, they can enjoy the whole experience.
    "I told this chap that you shouldn't take your children to a harbour if that is how they react to dead fish."
    Mr Copp is understood to have been on a two-week family holiday in the popular north Devon tourist resort when he lodged his complaint, which attracted disbelief from locals. One said: “Ridiculous. Does he think all his food comes in packets? What did he expect to see at a working harbour?” Tony Rutherford, the managing director of Bideford Fisheries said "Seeing us in action is often considered a tourist attraction in these parts."


    Tourist complains about sight of fish in harbour - Yahoo! Travel UK



    What the fuck is wrong with some people, morons!
    Well, luckily I didn't have any tortoises on me at the time...

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    He clearly went to the wrong plaice.

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    David Copp on his next holiday will be visiting an abbattoir in Wales and will discover that cows aren't born and bred in cling film covered polystyrene packages, on a side note we would like to share our condolences with David Copp on the death of his daughters pet goldfish and wish the goldfish a merry journey along the sewers of North Devon.

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    What a soft cock numpty.

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    What an idiot. Poor kids, for having a penis like that for a father.

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    Do they still have fish mongers in the UK? Or is it all just cod in batter from the local chippy and crab sticks from the supermarket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Do they still have fish mongers in the UK?
    Yeah, there is one just around the corner from me.

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    the Dad sounds like a right tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jizzybloke
    Yeah, there is one just around the corner from me.
    Lot of immigrants where you live, they are hardened up for this sort of thing, still think you should send in a letter to your local newspaper complaining about dead animals being dispalyed in shop windows probably best to use a fake name unless you want to be featured on td though

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    What a sad twat...Imagine if this muppet went to Asia, he'd go out of his tiny mind! Definitely deserves a fish slap:


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    Quote Originally Posted by jizzybloke
    My children were quite distressed by it. These people should be a bit more considerate to the holidaymakers."
    Claims are us ,call 0800 187 etc

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    ^^that should be in Thormy's thread!

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    ^Already is mate, I posted it a few pages back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jizzybloke
    “There were flies flying around and the smell was awful,” he said.
    Complaining about the works of the quayside is one thing ,,,,,,,,, but then to divulge his experiences with his wife under the duvet later that night is taking it a step too far IMHO

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    Quote Originally Posted by jizzybloke
    Thormy

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    Quote Originally Posted by khmen
    What a sad twat...Imagine if this muppet went to Asia, he'd go out of his tiny mind! Definitely deserves a fish slap:
    Probably a relative of "social"!

    There are only two thing's that smell like "fish" in the whole world and one of them's fish, but don't tell the kids that it''l upset them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelandjan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jizzybloke
    My children were quite distressed by it. These people should be a bit more considerate to the holidaymakers."
    Claims are us ,call 0800 187 etc


    Shouldn't that be 'Clams are us'

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    This is Thailand
    That is England.
    Part of life's rich tapestry me thinks.

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    The bloke's obviously no brain sturgeon.

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    They just went on holiday to the wrong plaice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    They just went on holiday to the wrong plaice.
    See post #2 Noodles. Plagiarism at its very best.

    And you are the sole culprit.

    You might think this is a moment to carp on, but you'll only flounder....

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    See post #2 Noodles. Plagiarism at its very best.
    I'm sure he doesn't mind, he's not that shellfish. Anyway as it seems you're talking at cross porpoises I'll get on my pike and sling my hook.

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    They're not alone apparently.
    How do you tell when a plane full of British tourists has landed? A selection of complaints from travellers from the UK

    * We bought Ray-Ban sunglasses for five euros ($9) from a street trader, only to find out they were fake.
    * The brochure stated: "No hairdressers at the accommodation." We're trainee hairdressers ? will we be OK staying here?
    * There are too many Spanish people. The receptionist speaks Spanish. The food is Spanish. Too many foreigners.
    * We found the sand was not like the sand in the brochure. Your brochure shows the sand as yellow but it was white.
    * We had to queue outside with no air-conditioning.
    * I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts.
    * It's lazy of the local shopkeepers to close in the afternoons. I often needed to buy things during "siesta" time ? this should be banned.
    * I was bitten by a mosquito ? no one said they could bite.
    * We booked an excursion to a water park but no one told us we had to bring our swimming costumes and towels.
    SOURCE: ASSOCIATION FOR BRITISH TRAVEL AGENTS, THOMAS COOK
    Funny British traveller / tourist complaints revealed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo
    They're not alone apparently.
    Quote:
    How do you tell when a plane full of British tourists has landed? A selection of complaints from travellers from the UK

    * We bought Ray-Ban sunglasses for five euros ($9) from a street trader, only to find out they were fake.
    * The brochure stated: "No hairdressers at the accommodation." We're trainee hairdressers ? will we be OK staying here?
    * There are too many Spanish people. The receptionist speaks Spanish. The food is Spanish. Too many foreigners.
    * We found the sand was not like the sand in the brochure. Your brochure shows the sand as yellow but it was white.
    * We had to queue outside with no air-conditioning.
    * I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts.
    * It's lazy of the local shopkeepers to close in the afternoons. I often needed to buy things during "siesta" time ? this should be banned.
    * I was bitten by a mosquito ? no one said they could bite.
    * We booked an excursion to a water park but no one told us we had to bring our swimming costumes and towels.
    SOURCE: ASSOCIATION FOR BRITISH TRAVEL AGENTS, THOMAS COOK

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    Funny British traveller / tourist complaints revealed
    I have to admit "funny or what"? and I'm British despite what "pupa" thinks!

    A perfect example of the way "British Society" has been dumbed down by left wing liboturd politicians and education authorities, not to mention Labourites.

    Fortunately these people are in the minority although they could be indicative of the way the "UK free ride" has been encouraged...aren't they?

    Or were they really naturalised immigrants on a subsidised free-bee holiday paid for by the British taxpayer?

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    A large part of the problem seems to be that dead fish smell.

    In future all dead fish should be scented.

    I await the day when Ilfracombe smells of roses.

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