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    Default A return to proper fishing for me.......

    ... For the last few weeks I have been carp bashing on commercials, great fun indeed, but becoming slightly tiresome..
    This Sunday will be our 1st club match on the canal (Grand Union) at Tring.
    I am looking forward to scratching for gudgeon and small roach and perch.
    Bread punches are ready and shallow far bank pole rigs.

    Anyone else fishing this weekend?

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    Default Re: A return to proper fishing for me.......

    Tunnel Barn Farm (Club Pool) on Friday,but working at the weekend,good luck with the scratching!

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    Yes. I have a couple of boxes of dry Mayfly patterns on the desk in front of me, plus three others of small dry flies - Hawthorns, Black Gnats, Olives, Parachutes, Ants, Beetles, Emergers, Klinkhamers etc - for a day that an old pal of mine is giving me on a Southern chalkstream, as he does a few times every trout season. Stocked trout, but the country in its new spring livery will look lovely.

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    Default Re: A return to proper fishing for me.......

    I plan to slider fish a deep club pool for Roach and Bream - possibility of Tench too, I'm getting a 'semi' just thinking about it.

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    Mr Crabtree, good luck in the match! I've been fishing the GU in Tring for a few years now and have found it normally quite kind. Shame a lot of the carp disappeared from the Red Lion stretch as that was a favourite of my Dad I for a while. Don't think I'll be there enough to warrant renewing the membership this year which is a shame.

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    Hi there
    I got into carp fishing on the Tring GU behind Marsworth... back in 1976. We started off catching them on a float with sweetcorn...

    We would get large bags of what by today's standards are small carp, more like you get on commercials. but it got us the carp bug and 37 years later I'm still hooked on carp fishing.

    cheers
    Gareth

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    Default Re: A return to proper fishing for me.......

    Quote Originally Posted by bottle rocket View Post
    I I'm getting a 'semi' just thinking about it.
    Mmmm... I might get a lob on at some point.

    Some big perch inhabit the pound we are on..

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    The good old GU. Mostly dead when I was a kid (hard-won tiddlers even for top match rods on the bits around my way), yet I feed doubles on my walks now, and a few twenties and even an OMG! thirty-plus-plus. Pets to me they are and especially to the hairy geezer and 'is lady who feed them from their boat. Be positively uncivil to stick a hook in them. There's one in the river not far away that I'm keeping an eye on, however...

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    Default Re: A return to proper fishing for me.......

    Maybe a few hours on the canal, depending on the weather.
    Neil (PaSC Assistant Treasurer)
    "Never ask a man if he comes from Yorkshire. If he does, he will tell you. If he does not, why humiliate him?"

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    Default Re: A return to proper fishing for me.......

    Is the GUGGI (Grand Union Gobio Gobio Institute(?) ) still in existence? I read about it some time ago, it sounds a fun thing. Catching a gudgeon on the Grand Union being the membership qualifier.

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