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    Re: Stick floats on winders

    Stick float!!!!!??????
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    Avon Sunset
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    Re: Stick floats on winders

    saying about walks; Clifton Hampden on the Thames, late 80s, had no access further down. When entire length was pegged 3.2 miles to end peg. I drew the flier which was 2miles and as the flier needed...
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    re: Are you still buying new tackle?

    I'm holding off the Sphere; can't justify it for one swim that might not be available in the future due to possibility of all the land being sold - doesn't mean I'm not tempted but more likely to...
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    re: Are you still buying new tackle?

    Really, really tempted to buy a Sphere river rod 13'6" yesterday.......

    Do need to sort out my poles with new elastic; probably got the elastic I need to do it.
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    Re: Stick floats on winders

    My hemp and tare fishing is either with 2 to 3BB wagglers with just a couple of no. 10s down the line or home-made sticks that take from 3 to 5 no. 6 shot so not many shot. The days of shotting up a...
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    Dorset Frome roach swim at dusk
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    re: Are you still buying new tackle?

    I went into my local tackle shop 10 days ago and, apart from some maggots that are now keeping a pair of robins in food, spent £30 on hooks, groundbait and olivettes as a gesture of support. I just...
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    Re: Stick floats on winders

    Exactly that for me though I'm only pleasure fishing these days. I no long rig stick floats up with 20 no. 8s, only using 6 to 8 shot of whatever size does the job.
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    Re: Morale booster

    Not my biggest but over 6lbs and a cracker:

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    Re: Morale booster

    A truly enormous seatrout at West Bay:

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    So you think you're strong?
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    Where I last fished.
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    One of Graham Marsden's pics when we did the book on pole fishing:
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    Re: How did you get on?

    I did wonder if you'd been inspired by my post on MD, now I'm certain.
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    Re: Swingtipping

    I bought a very light action Silstar swingtip rod in the mid 80s then realised I really need a purpose-built quivertip rod so bought a Daiwa Cavalier 11ft quivertip rod. Still got both rods, and...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    I was glad to get out on Sunday on a comparatively busy old clay pit - nine of us fishing but plenty of room. The swim I'd fished the previous two days was in use so I trekked to the other side and...
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    Re: Morale booster

    Tranquility:
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  19. Thread: Dace

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    Re: Dace

    Before the black death dace stocks were phenomenal in my local rivers; I grew up catching big bags of dace on the Frome and Piddle with the upstream migrations from the lower tidal reaches forming...
  20. Thread: Big Roach.

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    Re: Big Roach.

    That last picture of Neil's shows why keepnets and roach really don't mix. I haven't used a keepnet for 7 years now and don't regret it one minute.
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    Re: Big Roach.

    If any one is still looking for a copy of the first book, Big Roach, there's currently a copy listed on ebay (I'm not the seller). Big Roach 2 is still available from the publisher.
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    Re: Big Roach.

    Last had a 2lb river fish in 2011, had two that year, both over 2-8, one from the Frome, one from the Dorset Stour. Both rivers still produce the odd big one but I have to do short trips nowadays so...
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    Re: Tackle maintenance

    Weirdly we're allowed to fish the middle reaches of Christchurch Harbour with bread for mullet all year round and only have to move if we start catching dace and roach..... Years ago this didn't...
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    Re: How was your Season?

    After a good spring I was just getting into my stride in the summer when my wife broke her ankle in two places so no fishing for three weeks and some restrictions after that, and when my hemp and...
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    Re: Tackle maintenance

    I think you'll find you need to wait until 25th March in Yorkshire!
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