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  1. Budget fishing

    I have three main hobbies, fishing, cycling and hiking. If you began any of these activities today, and looked for advice online or in magazines, you would be forgiven for thinking you need to win the lottery to enjoy them.

    The super lightweight carbon bike, honed to perfection in a wind tunnel, will set you back more than a 3 bed semi.
    Your lightweight, breathable, waterproof walking clobber - not forgetting the latest gps system - makes third world debt figures look manageable. ...

    Updated 21-09-2019 at 17:03 by d.owens

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  2. Operation Ducky

    Friday 5 July 2019

    Tonight would be the beginning of three night shifts over the weekend. After getting out my pit at 10:30, the day was my own until picking the kids up from school at 3:30. The Ducky had been on my mind, I could have grabbed a few hours fishing on numerous, nicer waters, but I had let my previous failures on that snaggy puddle get under my skin. This was personal. I was soon heading to the tackle shop for a pint of red maggots, a bait I have confidence anything ...
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  3. No luck lake

    The closest fishable water to home, about a 15 minute walk, is a rather neglected park pond. It's known locally as The Ducky. I have only ever witnessed one fish being landed from it, a pike of about 8lbs that fell to a spinner. The place screams PERCH to me every time I'm on the bank.

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    My return to angling came off the back of watching dozens of YouTube videos about drop shotting, people hauling out perch after perch on bitterly cold winter ...

    Updated 06-07-2019 at 09:37 by d.owens

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  4. Old school fishing

    Little Pond In The Woods
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    I discovered the small pond on a bike ride with my son. We noticed a couple of people fishing, I found that no special permit was required to fish, and heard the usual rumours of “a couple of big carp.” The pond reminded me of the little places I would fish as a youngster, I couldn’t wait to see what was in it.

    Tuesday 25 June 2019
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    Updated 06-07-2019 at 09:38 by d.owens

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