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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Jacobs View Post
    Not forgetting either that Thomas also had to assist when the Carp tried to wrap the line around the stumps . . . . .

    I somehow cannot see Walker jumping around like a loon yelling and high-fiving Pete Thomas, but then he wasn't on the TV back then I suppose.
    Good job there was no tv there as, at the time of the take, Pete was in the tent getting his head down as he'd done all the driving. He jumped out the tent wearing just a shirt, dived in, and and the rest is history.............................
    That's about as big as a fish that big gets
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    Just watched this programme for the first time. Jesus, Dean Macey is an annoying prat!

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    He's like a big soppy kid but I have warmed to him just a very little bit, I enjoyed last night's program, a good variey, not the usual carp blanket coverage and some English locations. Love the look of the Trent.

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    Last night's programme ended in a joke,two guys fishing against two,Macey and his mate sat with four rods fishing,plus two more spodding against Ringer and co. fishing two rods,absolutely of no relevance and total bollards,whilst on the Trent Macey almost lost his for at least six times,showing how the carp angling mentality has no relevance in barbel fishing,how many times did his for butt lift more than a foot from the ground,what the he'll is he trying to prove,apart from him being a k-nob with a capital K.....
    Last edited by whitty; 06-09-2019 at 08:18.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitty View Post
    Last night's programme ended in a joke,two guys fishing against two,Macey and his mate sat with four rods fishing,plus two more spodding against Ringer and co. fishing two rods,absolutely of no relevance and total bollards,whilst on the Trent Macey almost lost his for at least six times,showing how the carp angling mentality has no relevance in barbel fishing,how many times did his for butt lift more than a foot from the ground,what the he'll is he trying to prove,apart from him being a I-job with a capital K.....
    Christ knows why the two match anglers set up on pellet waggler, which is a notoriously slow-starting technique on waters that size? I’d have clipped-up and used the Method for quicker results. Four rods and spods against 2 pellet wagglers, it was like assault rifles versus peashooters!

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    Carp fishing mentality has influenced barbel angling for the worse both in techniques and tackle. IMHO the ideal tc for barbel rods is 1.5lbs but it’s crept up to 2 or 2.25lbs and, Tidal Trent excepted, that’s ridiculous, you’ll get as much feeling out of a brush handle! I won’t be watching Macey & Co. again. I didn’t think anyone was more annoying than Danny Fairbrass or Ali Hamidi, but I was wrong (again)

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Keane View Post
    Carp fishing mentality has influenced barbel angling for the worse both in techniques and tackle. IMHO the ideal tc for barbel rods is 1.5lbs but it’s crept up to 2 or 2.25lbs and, Tidal Trent excepted, that’s ridiculous, you’ll get as much feeling out of a brush handle! I won’t be watching Macey & Co. again. I didn’t think anyone was more annoying than Danny Fairbrass or Ali Hamidi, but I was wrong (again)
    That's what Graham Marsden called 'carbelling'. (I'm pretty sure that GM named it so first.) John Wilson used his Avon rod of 1¼lbs TC for much of his sport with barbel or carp. I do have one, a Harrison Chimera, that is 1¾lbs or so, Steve Harrison didn't like putting figures on rods, that is for winter barbel fishing when the river is hammering through. I normal condition it really is not necessary to use heavy rods.
    The same can be said of carp fishing though. I see people fishing a lake we have where the biggest fish is around 15lbs and they have 3½lbs TC rods, big pit reels, and 18lbs line. And then we wonder why many of the fish have mouth damage?
    I fished that canal stretch on the Grand Union before and I wondered last night why they weren't pestered with signal crays...
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    They were,just didn't show the carnage,crunched crayfish don't make for good TV...

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    I have to agree, I watch most fishing programs regardless but I do find Dean Macey an annoying prat also.
    The world is full of kings and queens who blind your eyes and steal your dreams!

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    It was on two nights running this week,last night's episode in Dorset was slightly better,but my missus said to me how annoying Macey was,we watched Mortimer and Whitehouse doing a far more refined programme,though with little actual fishing/fish involvement,a real pleasure to watch...

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