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    Re: Drake floats.

    Something in the back of my head says they are made in Rochdale. I know one of my mates from years ago, 25 or more, who was a very good float match angler loved them and wouldn't use anything else on...
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    Three instances of the many, many that I've seen fishing. Fishing one of the remote upland reservoirs and a weasel catches my eye about 5 yards away whilst it was systematically searching all the...
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    Re: Deep water tench

    Another fan of fishing on the shelf or slope the maximum depth I fish either on the Northern deep reservoirs 30- 100ft. Deep 20 -50 ft 3 counties meres Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire for tench...
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    Re: Does flooding change rivers?

    Yes, when the Ribble Catchment is angry it's bloody angry, that's for sure! Interestingly, the EA up near Stocks Reservoir have been adding mixed sized gravel to the Hodder to keep the conveyor going.
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    Re: Does flooding change rivers?

    Alan rivers did have and do have balancing lakes, they ae called Flood Plains.
    There is work being done in Wales, Cumbria, etc with leaky log dams in the uplands. It also needs in my view...
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    Re: Does flooding change rivers?

    I've been thinking about writing what follows for a few days now, due to the fact I no longer go in for long posts. That stated, something that has come into common currency on the News and current...
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    Re: Does flooding change rivers?

    Kev the Dane is classed as the most Geomophically active river in the UK. This is due to the sandy/sandstone substraight soil it runs through and over.

    50+ years ago before I understood how...
  8. Re: This site must be getting slow off the mark these days

    Oh dear must be my age, misread the date when I clicked on it from another site. It's the 20th of Feb.....I think today?.....Is it? And therefore though it had been released today. I'll go away and...
  9. This site must be getting slow off the mark these days

    It never use to be slow years ago. Usually it was first with important news.....Must do better guys :D Close season retained following public consultation - GOV.UK
  10. Re: cormorants destroying fish stocks natural waters

    Indeed so in most case Ian they are flocked up at this time of year. But the flock on Farm Foods roof are there all year round. Depleted in numbers yes in the spring/summer months, but a good flock...
  11. Re: cormorants destroying fish stocks natural waters

    Ey by gum, I had Partridge last night for my tea Ian. Sadly it was the introduced Red Legged verity but lovely never the less. The lapwings near (100+) me (urban Area a mile and a half from the city...
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    Re: Ribble rising fast

    Just about right for chuck off Ribchester Front and a big girl coming out to play.
  13. Re: Nightmare scenarios when out fishing.....

    I'd have though the nightmare scenario whilst out fishing would be going for a **** in your onezzy suit and dropping a log in the hud without knowing you had. :D
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    Re: The greatest worry for mankind

    In the Year 25 25 if man is still alive...….. Zager and Evens 1969. They seemed to be well on to this back then. Hippies or visionaries?
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    Re: River feeder rod

    For those rivers I'd go for a 1.25 lb test 11 ft Avon rod with twin tops.
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    Re: Food for Thought?

    Indeed so Peter, and anybody who thinks that isn’t going tohappen over environmental regulations is being exceptionally naïve in my view.
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    Re: Food for Thought?

    Come Saturday morning all the regulations such as WFD, Bathing Water Directives, Habitats directives, are technically null and void, as they are EU regulations. And will start to be diluted and...
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    Re: Food for Thought?

    Alas we are more than likely going back to the future of the 1960s. Regulation and the agreements of fetters to stop such things happening are now days away from being lifted. Trump has already done...
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    Re: Dead cow's and strap leads

    Pete any close grained hardwood. Beech, oak, maple, cheery wood does the job. Once burnt in you get very little burning after that.
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    Re: Dead cow's and strap leads

    It was me Ray and I wrote an article on how to make them. Don't know whether they are still in the Archive or not. I seem to think the drawings got corrupted when the site changed servers or...
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    Re: Fish Movement in Winter

    Been done Mark by Dr Stuart Clough & Dr Paul Gardner on the River Frome with dace. One fish went 6 miles up river every night, only to return to the same spot it started from in the morning. ...
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    Re: Newark Needle Floats

    In deed I do. wasn't it some guy like Walter Boyer or something like that that created them? Never used them though.
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    Re: Fish Movement in Winter

    And don't forget the River Delph at Welney bridge pool. Stuffed with roach and hybrids this time of year along with predators. My PB Zed 11 03 came from the pool back in the mid 90s.
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    Re: Chesterfield Anglers!!

    PS One guy who use to post regularly on here was called Mark Brailsford Mark lives in Chesterfield and has done all his life I think. He defiantly known the rivers in that area and what they have in...
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    Re: Chesterfield Anglers!!

    The Trent has lots of DTs lengths around Nottingham upwards and downwards and that's about what of a run from Chesterfield …..40 mins?Plenty of Rubber dubs in the Trent!
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