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  1. Newbie with Lakes

    Quote Originally Posted by rayrudd View Post
    Hi Everyone,

    My name is Ray and I am based in the Rugeley area of Staffordshire. I have primarily joined the forum as we are looking for a fishing club to make use of our lakes. There is a hut available by the lakes for use. If anyone would like to find out further information on this please contact me.

    As this is my first post I hope that I have not transgressed any rules of the site.

    I look forward to hearing from you all.
  2. The new look forum

    Quote Originally Posted by fishplate42 View Post
    That's better! The pictures can now be linked as well as text. Something that did not work in the old forum.


    Click on the picture!

    I don't mind this new format. Change is good if it makes it easier to use and adds functionality.

    Ralph
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  3. Another feeder gone...

    I had my third trip recently, same pond, same peg - once I gain familiarity there I'll start and venture a bit further a field.

    Again, I started with pellets and was going to opt for a new method feeder, only to realise that my mould didn't fit this model method feeder. Doh. So the pellet feeder got the call up again.

    I'd been fishing for a couple of hours and had a few small bites. I was beginning to feel really comfortable with casting, hitting the same spot again ...
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  4. Second trip

    I recently went on my second fishing trip, back to the same pond. I don't want to over complicate things by fishing different waters. I think it's important to learn the basics and that will be made so much easier by getting comfortable on the same pond.

    It's sad to say that my local tackle shop is closing down, and it means I'm going to have to drive 20 minutes just to pick up a pint of maggots. However, I did pick up a new rod and a few other bits at half-price. The rod was a travel ...
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  5. New beginnings

    Since beginning to look in to fishing, one thing that was always on my plan was to document my process: to give me a tool to look back on and visibly register my progression, and as I learn to give other beginners a tool to help them get under way (probably in the process of "don't do what I did"). So here we are. In the interests of not giving myself a massive undertaking (and also to keep people interested in the post) I make no apologies for the length of the post - I imagine some will ...

    Updated 19-09-2017 at 19:28 by durham-newbie

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