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    Re: Auto-Renewing April 1st Licences

    Mine came last week I wont be chasing a date change unless it's offered.
  2. Thread: Flat floats.

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    Re: Flat floats.

    Back in the 60’s there were a number of flat floats made under various names. Some were called sail floats, some aerofoil floats I remember trying them but they were not suitable on the waters I...
  3. Thread: Can we.......

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    Re: Can we.......

    The commercial fishery I mentioned that was still open closed last night and is not reopening till further notice.
    The message must have finally got through to them.

    I see a group of twitchers...
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    Re: Lockdown effect on fishing ?

    Over the winter because of bad weather no one fished one of our lakes. The bailiff on one day noticed a big increase in cormorant activity. This increased the longer no one fished until there were 15...
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    Re: Lockdown effect on fishing ?

    How many clubs with bans in place, all of mine. They have also suspended membership so anyone caught fishing will be classed as poaching.
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    Re: Can we.......

    Drove past one of my local commercials expecting to see it shut, you would be hard pushed to get another car in the car park it was packed. The country park on the other side of the road was locked...
  7. Thread: Can we.......

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    Re: Can we.......

    Like someone else said just treat it like the old close season which most us remember was 3 months without fishing. You got through it then you can now.
    Is catching a few fish worth more than...
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    Re: Can we.......

    On a Q&A session the question was asked by someone called Mark, the answer was no you should be going fishing or make unnecessary any journeys.
    Some also wanted to know if they could drive out into...
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    Re: Can we.......

    BBC coronavirus update going fishing is not allowed.
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    Re: Can we.......

    I have no intention to go fishing but when you read that fisheries are are allowed to open as normal it makes you wonder why are they.
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    Re: Can we.......

    Is it just me, I am finding this all a self-isolation, stay at home. don't travel,information all a bit disjointed. I just been told that all Lea Valley Fisheries are open as normal along with the...
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    While my club websites show a shut down my local commercials, unless they haven't got round to updating, still appear to be open as normal.
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    Re: Float fish on a feeder rod

    The simple answer is yes, you use any rod for what ever you want to use it for.
    Tackle manufacturers want you to believe you need all sorts of rods for this and that, you don’t.
  14. Thread: Morale booster

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    Re: Morale booster

    My morale boost was a walk in the woods with a camera I say was, all the country parks near me are now closed from tonight
    Will have walk some of the local footpaths.
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    Re: The good ol' days of fishing

    Those old black and white pics and the tackle bring back memories, The record list at the back makes interesting reading, the weights have certainly move on.
    The other books I am getting rid of...
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    Re: The good ol' days of fishing

    That's one of the old books I have in a pile waiting to go to the charity shop.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Make the most of your fishing with restrictions on movements likely to be in place it could be a long close season.
  18. Thread: Big Roach.

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    Re: Big Roach.

    Looking back my last 'big' roach big for me were taken on feeder fished mini boilies. My biggest ever roach came from small streams on lobworms or flake when fishing for chub.
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    Re: Big Roach.

    I now count any roach over a pound as being big haven't had one of that size for over 5 years. Thought a few years ago I had found a good roach water but they were Rudd/roach hybrids. Another water...
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    Re: Single most expensive item of tackle

    Not a lot compared to some £200 for a centrepin although my first carbon blank with inflation would be around £350 at today's prices.
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    Re: The good ol' days of fishing

    I find that when looking at old photos of fish and places I have fished over the years I still have a clear memory of the day. Even if some are now 60 years ago.
    I often wonder what these places...
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    Re: Big one at Farnboro'

    Apart from the carp show this year I haven't been to one in years. In fact it must have been in the late 60's I remember talking to Fred J Taylor on one stall.
    I do find it strange with all types of...
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    How was your Season?

    Using today for the season closing date how was your fishing year. A bit old school.
    I went a few times up to July caught some nice Tench to 6lbs and a few mixed bags. I haven’t been since for...
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    Re: Tackle maintenance

    Does anyone else remember linseed oiling nets and repairing them every close season. I would also strip down all my reels, change rod eyes, repair cork handles, clean what ever other fishing tackle...
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    Re: The good ol' days of fishing

    Agree, that is the one reason I now rarely go I stopped enjoying it, but still enjoy talking and reading about it.
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