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    Thumbs up Dropshotting first attempt...

    Great fun! Even though I caught nothing but weeds

    There is nothing better than getting out there and giving it a try. I learnt more in a few hours on Sunday than I have from months of reading about it. But it is not just about the fishing to me, it is the whole thing, discovering parts of London that I have never seen before, and collecting facts about the canal that I did not know before. The whole day is described on my blog HERE, but now I can't wait for next time when, armed with my experience of last Sunday, and some smaller jig heads, I will catch a fish!

    Ralph.
    Last edited by fishplate42; 27-10-2015 at 20:36.
    Hmmm... Where did that one go?

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    Default Re: Dropshotting first attempt...

    Quote Originally Posted by fishplate42 View Post
    Great fun! Even though I caught nothing but weeds ....
    Nice one Ralph,
    Yet another good write-up on your blog. Your experiences for a first try probably match a lot of others including mine - at least you got weeds!

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    I've bought most of my setup for dropshotting now, like you I've done loads of Web based research and am Itching to get out and give it a go!

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    Another nice one Ralph. I am quite in awe of your skills at the making of your professional looking layouts.

    On a fishing front(which I can understand) does the tube still go to Richmond?
    You could explore miles of Thames towpath from there past Kingston to beyond Molesly if my memory serves.

    Tight lines.

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    Default Re: Dropshotting first attempt...

    Quote Originally Posted by john step View Post
    Another nice one Ralph. I am quite in awe of your skills at the making of your professional looking layouts.

    On a fishing front(which I can understand) does the tube still go to Richmond?
    You could explore miles of Thames towpath from there past Kingston to beyond Molesly if my memory serves.

    Tight lines.
    Thanks for you kind words regarding the blog. Yes, the tube and now the Overground both go to Richmond so that is another place I could go. I think I may need yet another permit to fish that part of the river...

    Although I have a permit to fish the Regent's (as well as my EA rod licence) nobody asked to see it and we were there all day. Although I would not knowingly fish in an area I was not allowed to, what's the point of issuing permits if nobody checks them?

    Ralph.
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    Default Re: Dropshotting first attempt...

    Thanks Ralph.

    You can also use worms when drop-shotting.
    I may be old, but I ain't dead yet.

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    Default Re: Dropshotting first attempt...

    The Thames below Staines is free, all you need is your E.A. rod licence.

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    Default Re: Dropshotting first attempt...

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Tyler View Post
    The Thames below Staines is free, all you need is your E.A. rod licence.
    Don't some stretches require a Weirs Permit?

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