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  1. #13491
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    Default Re: How did you get on?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikench View Post
    Try a feeder rod instead of a carp rod.
    I’ve given that thought Mike, you have to get within inches of the Reed bed for takes, hook a decent carp and you have to bully it out instantly, don’t think my feeder rod would be up to that.

    Sticking to the Matchpro on float seems a far more enjoyable method, I’ll have to work on the bailiff and owner to get the lake netted with a big reduction of the small stuff.

  2. #13492
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    Default Re: How did you get on?

    Quote Originally Posted by nottskev View Post
    I'm not being funny, but why do you have such a long rod rest? I've often noticed. It looks as if the tip section rests on it. Doesn't your rod sag in the middle?
    Its a telescopic feeder arm and will go much shorter.
    I usually strap it together with my landing net handle, which when at its shortest is the same length.
    Can't say I've noticed my rod sagging on it,
    Simply habitual really, no specific purpose...

  3. #13493
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    Default Re: How did you get on?

    Quote Originally Posted by peter crabtree View Post
    Its a telescopic feeder arm and will go much shorter.
    I usually strap it together with my landing net handle, which when at its shortest is the same length.
    Can't say I've noticed my rod sagging on it,
    Simply habitual really, no specific purpose...
    I use one of those feeder arms fitted to the front leg of my chair with a angle adapter and a rear rest for the butt. I use it for float fishing, they are great on wooden platforms and hard standings.


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    Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing.

  4. #13494
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    Default Re: How did you get on?

    I met John (s63) at the estate lake today, after he suggested it last night. Any excuse to go fishing is a welcome change from all the stuff I am supposed to be doing, now we have eventually moved to Kent from our London home of forty years. There is so much to sort out, I think it might take a while...

    It was only a short morning session, something I could not do before as any fishing was at least an hour away. I had a great few hours catching all sorts of fish (all the ones that make John grumpy). The best fish of the session was my first estate-lake tench.



    Tomorrow I have to drop the missus of in Canterbury at 06:00 so I should be back just in time to see John catch that elusive bass from the pier around the corner from our new house. Living this close to the sea, I had better take up sea fishing...

    Ralph.
    Hmmm... Where did that one go?

    My fishing blog

  5. #13495
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    Default Re: How did you get on?

    Without doubt,the variety makes it exciting too,I used to go quite regularly,but living where I do the sea is a fair jaunt,Southend being about the nearest at around 90 miles...

  6. #13496
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    Default Re: How did you get on?

    I blanked for barbel yesterday evening. Just a bream and some perch despite the river looking perfect and babel turning over in front of me, so they were definitely there!
    I am going to start a post in the barbel section re yesterday and some questions.

  7. #13497
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    Default Re: How did you get on?

    Quote Originally Posted by whitty View Post
    Without doubt,the variety makes it exciting too,I used to go quite regularly,but living where I do the sea is a fair jaunt,Southend being about the nearest at around 90 miles...
    I had a mate who called sea fishing The Lucky Dip! I love it and don’t do enough of it.

  8. #13498
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    Default Re: How did you get on?

    Quote Originally Posted by whitty View Post
    Without doubt,the variety makes it exciting too,I used to go quite regularly,but living where I do the sea is a fair jaunt,Southend being about the nearest at around 90 miles...
    As kids this was the nearest place to fish in the close season. We caught the train from Romford and really abused our fibreglass spinning rods and Intrepid reels on the pier.. Never caught much but it was a day out.

  9. #13499
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    Default Re: How did you get on?

    I haven't had much chance to fish since the end of May, what with chasing my team(Bangaldesh) around England and Wales for the Cricket World Cup and being privileged to watch the most unbelievable one day game in the final for eight weeks only to come back to the passing of my last remaining uncle (who was the first captain of the Bangladesh cricket team and was terminally ill).

    Anyway made it to the tea estate on a working visit with my son who is home on holiday from studying in the USA.

    He wanted to pick up the basics of method feeder fishing. So last evening saw Jibon (under whose care the lake is) and the two of us at the bank of the catfish and carp farming lake. It has been netted out as I have mentioned before, but there are a few fish which had escaped the net still there. Nothing big ranging from 1/2 to a couple of pounds.

    We armed ourselves with a couple of Tackle Box Darent Valley 8ft Specialist Quiver rods. Their small size make them easy to manage at night and were ideal for the size of fish.

    For the method mix we mixed up a 50-50 mixture of whole meal flour and fishmeal powder wetting it down with some lake water in which we had added 10ml of liquid betaine and 50ml of GLM liquid. Bait was a very soft paste of bread and ants eggs.

    We fished the paste moulded on to size 14 Drennan wide gape specialist hooks. Most of the leftover fish are Rohu (Labeo rohita), an Indian cyprinid, which has a fimbriated lip. With this it tends to pick up and squeeze its food into its mouth as opposed to just sucking it in. This we reckoned negated the hair rig. Although large Rohu will suck in smaller baits and are easily caught on hair rigs, the fish here were small. The ultra soft paste would allow the hook to be pulled out by the tension of the quiver when the fish ran with the bait and would hook the fish with the small 20 gram flatbed feeder aiding this process. That, at least , was the theory. It worked. We caught a number of fish. But when my son was broken by a fish I re rigged him with a hair rig, moulding the paste round one of Laguna's special bait stops. He continued to catch Rohu. So much for the fimbriated mouth theory.

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    My son with the little rod

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    Son and Jibon with a small Rohu

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    The little 8 footer did its job

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    The biggest one we got. They can get to well over 50 lbs.

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    A yellow tailed catfish that muscled into the action. They fight very hard.

    Tomorrow we fish the "big fish" lake.

    All the best

    Lakhyaman

  10. #13500
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    Default Re: How did you get on?

    Good to see Darent Valley rods travelling to many corners of the globe.

    My condolences for your loss.

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