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    Re: To pole or not to pole

    My good lady the sandwich maker wanted to buy me a Christmas present. Tomorrow I am off to Bobco at Leeds to pick up a brand new pole. Happy days.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Re the magpie... I have seen a group of magpies attacking one of their kind in a kind of gang brawl. I wonder if your magpies face didn't fit.
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    Re: To pole or not to pole

    I made my first pole aged about 12 or 13 from a length of bamboo and a 2 foot fibre glass tip one could buy from rod building supplies. It was about 14foot when rods were about 11 foot. I made it...
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    To pole or not to pole

    That is the question!
    There has been a little bit of friendly banter on here about using/not using a pole.

    I don't use one very often but have recently re elasticated my old pole of about 30...
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    Re: Hello - New to FM

    Welcome to FM. Keep at it. It will come right in the end. Let us know when you catch something on a lure.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    A day on the canal. Very coloured. A dry day however. Lots and lots of bites .Nothing big just fun with perch and roach. Plus two bonuses.
    The first was this little tommy ruffe. I have not had one...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Reading the posts from Flight and PC it tallies with my experiences this week. Utter useless. A rare and complete blank in fact with not a single bite or twitch. I presume its the sudden frosts after...
  8. Re: Anglers, clubs and fishery managers urged to use review to get cormorants on the

    I did this a week or two ago. Rayner, this is not an AT survey, they are just encouraging anglers to fill it in. Its the survey that decides what goes on the General Licence for the shooting of...
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    Re: Are you tempted I was.

    Because money has been tight in the past for me I still find the padlock on my wallet difficult to unlock.
    I do buy tackle nowadays but only to replace stuff that is getting worn out or broken.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    A well know swim. Haven't been there for 25 years! Used to be wall to wall gonks close in. Nice to see the photo.
  11. Thread: My Carp lake

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    Re: My Carp lake

    Good luck. Having a place mostly to oneself is great. Why not try one rod on a boilie method and another in a different direction on an alternative to see what up?
    I know blokes who carp up here in...
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    Re: Carp Fishing as Beginner

    Did anyone mention posting on HDYGO NEXT week? You say you havn't used a rod and reel. You wanted advice. You are obviously inexperienced but know a lot. Good luck, over and out.
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    Is the grass always greener

    Whats your attitude to your choice of venue in these inclement weather times.

    My own horizons have been narrowed considerably lately. I would normally at this time be on a large river after pike...
  14. Thread: My Carp lake

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    Re: My Carp lake

    Is it a big lake or something more modest. Has it got a good head of carp. They do tend to bunch up when it gets really cold.
    If its quite small and you can find where they patrol or shoal up there...
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    Re: Carp Fishing as Beginner

    I have been thinking about this thread today. Without being patronising, how experienced are you? To go from only ever having used a pole to big carp is a mighty leap. Makins to Abbey Lakes a similar...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Did someone say it might rain today. It blooming poured all day again. Determined to get a bite or two after my debacle on Monday on the Trent, I headed to a small water on the Wolds with worm and...
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    Re: Bargains. Let us know.

    John, I think it was you who put on here about the silicone meat stops? They arrived from China I think. Anyway I have used them a couple of times and they work a treat. I have never been able to be...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    PC. That looked a nice dry calm place to fish. My day today was a bit different. I made a bad decision. I fancied a barbel as the Trent has dropped down to be within its banks.
    I parked up away from...
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    Re: Carp Fishing as Beginner

    Is this a commercial with lots of carp? Is it relatively snag free. If so and presumably you are hooking bigger carp at pole distance I doubt you will need a 2.75 TC rod and 10000 size reel. You wont...
  20. Re: Any universal quiver tips you would recommend?

    Sylvanillo Maybe across their range EXCEPT the distance feeder rods.
  21. Re: Any universal quiver tips you would recommend?

    If you can mugg markcw for his Shakespeare wand just do it. Failing that try to get one second hand. The older sort thats about 40 years old that is. For light line fishing for silvers the bites...
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    Re: Favourite winter perch method

    I used to like live or deadbait but this last year I cannot catch a biggy for the life of me. So...........no favourite at the moment UGH :omg:
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Bitterly cold day in the Wolds today. With the rivers still in the news and roads flooded I headed uphill to a small club fishery that contains lots of small carp to 5/6lb. Not every ones favourite...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    I am pretty sure looking at the website that this started off as a Verulum water. The roach fishing was superb, the stock coming from Verulum Park lake. After a couple of years of stocking they were...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    A stiff bitterly cold NE wind off the North Sea was never going to make the fish switch on today.
    The lake was crystal clear and full of leaves. No bites until 2pm then 2carp at 8+ on quickstop worm...
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