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    Reels and the cost your prepared to pay.

    I started off with a fladen and it was cack. Shakespeares cheaper ones are ok but don’t last. I now use a Daiwa ninja and a shimano Baitrunner both were about £50 new so that’s about my limit, £75 I...
  2. Thread: All this Rain

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    Re: All this Rain

    Same here, & I gave up on the idea of fishing’s at all today. One of the brooks nearby looks like it will burst its banks again if we have much more.
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    Re: All this Rain

    Might try the river tomorrow morning, we’ve had a fair amount of rain again so maybe a no go. But it’s the wrong type of rain I’m sure [emoji848]
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    Bargains. Let us know.

    Cancel it and reorder I know I would !
  5. Thread: Maggot riddle

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    Re: Maggot riddle

    I’m going to make myself look a right idiot here... but why are the holes so big in a maggot riddle ?
    I use a kitchen sieve all the dust/maize flour falls through and the maggots are still in the...
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    Re: To pole or not to pole

    I have 3 poles all left to me by my late brother. I’ve not got a clue how to use them. I’m pretty sure they are mixed up between each other and no idea how to sort them . I’ve used whips when taking...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191204/a9606f1d5107c2fea4d803632ce0425c.jpg

    This was the view I was greeted with this morning, I wasn’t expecting that ! Anyway not to be put off I used my...
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    New record Barbel announced

    Huge 21lb 2oz fish has just been announced by the angling times
    Nice early Christmas present for someone

    Angling Times - ***BREAKING NEWS***

    A new British record... | Facebook
  9. Re: Tying spade end hooks and hooklengths,or the inability to.

    Actually I’m finding it really good reading,knots have always interested me. Sad I know
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    Re: Brolly vs Day shelter thingy

    It’s the wind rather than the rain that really makes me feel cold.
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    Re: Brolly vs Day shelter thingy

    Thanks Sam that’s a good idea re the waterproofs. I had wondered on how restrictive a day shelter would be and not being a sit behind alarms angler sounds like it’s just be a pain. I can manage to...
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    Brolly vs Day shelter thingy

    Looking at replacing my old £10 car boot brolly. It’s not the biggest thing but has served me ok. But I could do with something bigger and preferably lighter. To keep me drier and warmer Mines old...
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    Re: Is the grass always greener

    My local river is well up and will be rising a bit more I guess. Against my better judgement I decided to fish it yesterday and had one chub.
    I’ll be back on the lakes next week that’s if the roads...
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    Re: Disgorger for deep hooked Perch

    I agree, I’m a pretty poor lure fisherman but every pike I’ve caught has been hooked in the scissors.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Back on the Soar today I’ve covered 2 odd miles today, drizzle and mist followed by heavy rain, but not overly cold. I’d drawn a blank over the 2 1/2 hours of fishing. River was up a little more than...
  16. Re: Tying spade end hooks and hooklengths,or the inability to.

    Yes 16 down to 22’s is my norm, I’d like to have longer hook lengths than I do at the moment 8” I’m sure I’d get a better presentation. But until I can warrant/afford a new hook length storage thingy...
  17. Re: Tying spade end hooks and hooklengths,or the inability to.

    I can do them with a matchman hook tyer at home, but wouldn’t attempt to do it on the bank. I make up hook lengths 10 at a time all same length bs hook size etc. Only use spade ends 16 downwards.
    I...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Finally managed to get an hour by the river this morning. Still flowing well and a little high. Banked 1 chub, lost another to a snapped hook length. Trotted bread flake on a stick float. Nice hour...
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    Tackle made in the UK

    Looking through my kit, I honestly think that the only tackle I have that is UK made is the floats I’ve made myself ! Everything else I’m assuming is manufactured outside and imported in.
    It would...
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    Re: Floating baits on a feeder rig

    I punch a load out at home and let them dry, really dry. Then put them in an airtight bag. You can hair rig 3-4 and get a big fluffy bait after a few minutes of it being back in the water. Saved me...
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    Floating baits on a feeder rig

    Warburtons is usually the best I find, nice and fresh it has a good doughy texture that holds on the hook well.
    Have a look at this link. I’ve used the fold in half method and works very well for...
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    Re: The cost of your fishing.

    My club ticket cost £65 this year incl £10 joining fee. Gets me access to 12 ponds over 2 sites, another somewhere and a bit of river, plus a Leicester Amalgam ticket which covers a fair amount of...
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    Re: How local is local

    My club waters are 12 miles so about 25 minutes drive. I’ve a canal and it’s back water about 10 minutes drive which is not bad fishing either tbh.
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    Re: When to strike when float fishing for Pike.

    Some great ideas folks. I’ve got some forceps and long wire cutters from my lure fishing which have been ok so far. I need to start making my own traces I’ve a few for lures but nothing for dead...
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    Re: When to strike when float fishing for Pike.

    John yes thank you I think that makes sense. It sounds a bit like when you get run from a carp on the feeder. You just give enough tension to hook itself rather than a conventional strike.
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