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    Posted: 31 Jul 2020 at 7:22pm
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Only those who were around a few years ago will remember Bender. He passed away 5 years ago. 

He was one of the best.

He was very influential on this site. He was a moderator before I was one. He was very wise  and knew more about boating and life than I think I'll ever know.

Many years before I knew Shane Kelly I was mates with Lee Kelly who was a very skillful motorcyclist. It was many years before I realised Shane & Lee were brothers. 

RIP Bender, I'm actually shedding a tear for you you funny bastard Heart
Best gurnard fisherman in my street
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Top bloke alright Smudge.
Not sure I had any personal contact with Bender, but definitely remember reading a lot of his posts/information/advice.

To be old and wise you must first be young and stupid.
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Yes one of best contributors on the game fishing site. And to be honest never realised he oversaw some of our ridiculous banter. He had a great way with humour which he regularly demonstrated in his posts... very dry and hilarious ..and a great angler I suspect, which was never questioned cause of his knowing everyone (if only on here) and insightful always modestly expressed knowledge of lots of topics that seemed to come up... sometimes same topics over and over... much to entertainment of all.
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Founder member of the Shoreboyz, good bugger, great mate, passionate fisherman and missed. 
Funny as stated, friendly with most (idiots excluded) and family fitted in as well.
Fondly remember his first marlin, as would you Mr. Green.
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