Anth with Lexi Jay
I’m Anth Golden born 1980 married to Leanne and I have a beautiful daughter Lexi Jay. Other interests include playing football and going to the gym .
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN FLYING TIPPLERS ?
I had them for a hobby for a while and when Dave Black started my friend and myself off, I then got the tippler bug and have joined as a member of the NTU and have been flying for 3 years.
WHICH STRAINS DO YOU KEEP ?
Bodens and Pilots also Dave Blacks successful Pilot/Boden crosses.
WHY DO YOU KEEP THOSE STRAINS?
I went and seen Dave Black flying them in a competition and liked what I saw. They are very easy to manage and I can settle and dark train them easy.
WHAT DO YOU PREFER COCKS /HENS OR BOTH ?
I’ve won competitions with mixed kits but prefer a good kit of hens in the dark.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FLYER/FLYERS?
A blue hen which was in the kit that won the 3rd youngbird national fly on 17hrs 05 mins breaking the club record. It also flew 19hrs 25mins and 19hrs 15mins as an oldbird.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TIPPLER LOFT?
Ian Elstob’s is the best loft I’ve seen.
WHAT IS YOUR FLYING POSITION LIKE ?
I live by a direct main road into Sunderland and it is very well lit in the dark.
WHERE DID YOU AQUIRE BIRDS FROM ?
My main birds came from Dave Blacks ex flyers.
WHAT IS THE BEST KIT OF TIPPLERS YOU HAVE WITNESSED?
I witnessed a kit of youngbirds fly over 19hrs for Dave Black in really bad rain. It was very unfortunate he could not get that bird from the tree.
DESCRIBE YOUR LOFT SET UP
I have two lofts 14 ft x 6 with a trap. It also has 12 individual flying kit boxes with big cages below and above and also a breeding room with 9 breeding boxes. The other loft is 8×6 and used for parting birds. Dave Black was a big help in the construction of the lofts.
WHAT ARE YOUR OLDBIRD TIMES AND POSITIONS?
19HRS 15MINS 3RD NATIONAL PLACE , 19HRS 25MINS DISQ TIME SHEET
WHAT ARE YOUR YOUNGBIRD TIMES AND POSITIONS ?
17HRS05MINS 1ST NATIONAL PLACE AS A NOVICE ,17HRS41MINS 1ST NATIONAL PLACE AND 15 HRS 04 MINS TOMMYHIGGS MEMORIAL WINNER
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT IN TIPPLERS?
Achieving my best time of 19hrs25mins then being disqualified for sending off the time sheet with year missing from the rings.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST HIGHLIGHT IN TIPPLERS?
Flying 17hrs05 mins and winning the national as a novice. Also getting my personal best with youngbirds of 17hrs41mins and winning the national.
ANY ADVICE FOR THE NOVICE?
Get as much advice as you can from the sucessful flyers in your area and see what works best for them. Ask as many questions as you can and take as much help they can give you. Dave Black has gave me alot of helpful advice.