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    Re: How to deal with a Pike on the bank ?

    Never have understood this hand landing of pike after 50 odd years of pike fishing I have never done it. In the early days we used gaffs, big net weren't available and to be honest they didn't cause...
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    Re: A Few Words on UK Wildlife Depletion.

    I often walk round what is now Belhus Woods country park there are still a few lakes there two of which can be fished the others are now called conservation lakes. Any other waters are now carp...
  3. Thread: Bait Aprons

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    Re: Bait Aprons

    For years I have used a Wychwood John Wilson bait belt a very good design this along with his bait bucket is just what need for my small stream angling. Both were very well made and both are still in...
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    Re: What is Traditional Angling?

    Like you I use modern tackle in old school ways. Even people like Chris Yates are not "traditional anglers" they are "old school anglers". You would have to go much further back with tackle to be a...
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    Re: A Few Words on UK Wildlife Depletion.

    I take it this is the Mollands Lane area you are talking about. Caught many fish from there.
  6. Thread: The Kiss

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    Re: The Kiss

    You must be fishing the wrong lakes they are not that difficult to catch round here.
    Even had them on the pole when fishing for what ever comes along.
  7. Thread: The Kiss

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    The Kiss

    Do you kiss your fish before you release them?
    Just watched those celebrity anglers on TV kissing fish before they release them, am I missing out on something?
    Surprised that some tackle company...
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    Re: Single circle hooks for pike.

    Seems to me to be a good size if using singles, I sometimes use larger hook size.
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    Re: All change yet again.

    My fishing life as been one of chop and change the 60’s were spent chasing carp not very successfully the carp just weren’t there unlike today. Then moved on to chub, barbel, and roach with trips to...
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    Re: Korda distance sticks

    I see that Korda ones even have built in sprit levels. Just goes to show that you can con carp anglers into buying anything.
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    Re: That Ebay bug strikes again

    Just checked the final price they went for above normal retail price. A very good deal for the seller.
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    Re: Single circle hooks for pike.

    I have over the years tried all sorts of setups for pike singles, doubles, trebles but I keep going back to my double hook setup. That’s two trebles or a single and a treble it what I works for me. ...
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    Re: Bargains. Let us know.

    I think you will find that it is £4 a month. Mine was £5 a month.
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    Re: That Ebay bug strikes again

    Pleased to say I have been out bid and not going to get involved in a bidding war
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    That Ebay bug strikes again

    Made the mistake of going onto ebay to look for some old lures I lost last year. Never found what I wanted but did come away after biding for a lure rod, reel and more lures. Hopefully I wont win...
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    Re: Bargains. Let us know.

    I always carry a cheap pair of 10x25 when fishing they fit in the pocket they only cost around £10. Ideal for fish and bird spotting on the bank
    My bird watching ones are rather more expensive and...
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    Re: What length river float rod

    It's another one of those questions with no real answer.
    The rod I have used for years is my custom built 13ft Tony Fordham barbel trotter.
    Be bit old hat now after 30 odd years but it still does...
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    Re: 1963 Short Fishing Film.

    Has a school boy I fished Plucks Gutter and Grove Ferry on club trips around the time this was filmed.It was always packed out with coach trip parties of anglers on a Sunday. The tackle is what I...
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    Re: New Lure Fishing Book

    Brings my lure fishing books up to date although I am not sure I ready yet to fish for minnows and sticklebacks on lures.
    Given me a fresh outlook to my lure fishing.
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    The Oaks Lakes Sessay

    I have not seen or fished this place but seeing a report in the angling press regarding a recent matches on here there must be a totally obscene amount of fish starving in these ponds. I am surprised...
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    Re: Weighing in my landing net?

    Why not wash them out and reuse them instead of putting them in the bin?
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    Re: How did you get on?

    **** Censored? I assume I should have used the words blue, great **** and not just ****.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Unable to fish at the moment due to broken fingers I took a bird-spotting walk round the lakes the water level is still dropping. I know some of you have had plenty of rain but it seem that the near...
  24. Thread: Dropshot

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    Re: Dropshot

    Dropshotting can be carried out using what ever rod you have. Some will say it cant be carried out without using proper dropshot rods but it can. It strikes me as just another marketing ploy.
    If you...
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    Re: Weighing in my landing net?

    I have used the prologic ones in all sizes for years and they have never failed. I weigh any fish that need weighing in the landing net.
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