Catchelot - RIP

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    Posted: 26 Sep 2021 at 11:34pm
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This is in another thread but thought I'd post here also. Sad news - Catchelot (Allan Halvorson) passed away today. He will be missed by many. He had been battling lung cancer and he did so very bravely. RIP Allan. 
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Saw the thread title and thought it was banter. Guess not. Really terrible news. RIP.
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So sorry to hear this, Al was one of lifes good guys.
Dont take life too seriously.....no one gets out alive any way.
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sad news,hoping hes in a good fishing spot. will be missed
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bugger that is terrible news, such a great guy, he will be missed by all who new him. 
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Bugger,  that's not the news to start a week.
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Like MB - thought there was a catch.
Nope.
Sorry to hear.
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I only knew him on the forum - but he’ll be missed by us all, very sad to hear.
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Never knew the man and sad news for everyone.
My condolences to the family.

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RIP big Al. "Give you the shirt off his back" guy. Tight lines mateCry
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That's very sad news. My condolences to his family and friends. RIP Allan.
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A long time contributor to this site and gone before his time that's for sure. Rest easy Al and thanks for some very tidy 'Catches of the Day'
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First met Al when he gave me a VHF component. He didn't know me, I was just some bloke off the internet. By chance we ended up working at the same place. We would often have a chat about fishing at the coffee machine before our days started. Can't say I knew him well, but definitely one of the good guys. 
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****e! That took me by surprise. Yeah, we'll miss him alright.
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Genuinely very saddened by this news.

I was wondering why he had been so quiet on the forum of late and after reading this know why now.

Yeah - always sad news when you hear things like this.

Hope there's lot of rum where you are mate and some of those poster girls you loved to put up.
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RIP Catchelot, never knew you, but have enjoyed your contributions on here.
This time will come to all of us, always too soon.
A reminder to the rest of us to live while we can..
you can't fix an idiot with duct tape, but it does muffle them for a while...
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So sad. Go get some great catches up there.... 
Good bye Catchelot..
You will be missed.
If you always do, what you've always done. You will always get, what you have always got
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Catchelot was certainly a unique person to the extent it would be unlikely that anyone could take his place.

He had the added distinction of probably having the most posts to the forum than anyone else that included his regular "catch of the day" & "Caption This" threads, plus was notable for being the first to acknowledge other members birthdays.

He certainly enjoyed the parry & thrust of good natured banter to which end we regularly appeared to "lock horns" but was invariably engaged within the spirit of friendship & I am certain he will be looking down in agreement.

So long old friend.  
Scored a much needed hair cut this morning so now on the way to Mitre 10 to take back the hedge trimmer !!
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One of the good guys... 1st to put hand out to help..
 Knew Al was not well for a while.
A heavy heart
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Very sad to hear this, been a great contributor on here.

Resting in your final anchorage now Al.
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