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  1. last weeks carpfishing at maythorne southwell

    as I no longer work ,I wish I could say it was because id amassed a fortune and a massive pension pot ,but sadly its because of ill health .
    I find im able to go a lot more regular now as there is no restrictions of work ,well it was a nice day last week so I decided to have a few hours at my local pond
    at the moment there seems to be more ducks than fish so floating bread was out ,pity as most of the beasts were on the top like submarines gracefully moving on the hunt for what the ...
  2. in search of a monster

    who has not wished they could catch a monster , over the considerable years ive been shark fishing approx. 5 times in looe cornwall biggest 72 pound and this was fun grappling with a beast ,

    at the time some years ago if you caught a 75 pounder your name got entered into the british records not for a world record but just to say this person caught a big one on what boat and on what day etc etc.

    alas my name did not get in nevermind its to far for me to go regularly ...
  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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

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

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