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    Re: Wingin' it with coarse gear...again

    Hope so mate, go for it!
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    Wingin' it with coarse gear...again

    This could be my last catch report for a while so thought i'd put a diary entry from last week on here for anyone who's thinking of sea fishing following Whitty's Dorset post

    Once again we’d...
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    Re: Tonbridge sortsground, Medway river.

    Yeah I only walked round it as the other option was to go shopping with the mother inlaw, not a tough call.This was a few years back now. From memory it looked ok but as you say just a normal bit of...
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    Re: Tonbridge sortsground, Medway river.

    I've walked round it when visiting the inlaws, the river splits in two either side of the park if my memory serves me rightly. It didn't look barbely at all when I went there but that's not to say...
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    Re: Chub and the future

    This is a river which sums up what chub are facing in urban stretches and I hate to say it but I think it's going to go downhill for you there. There will be the odd big one left and a seemingly...
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    Re: The Boddington fish in thread...

    I've had to pull out for reasons beyond my control and apologies have been sent to Simon, I wish you all tight lines and even if the weather is iffy you're still out there fishing which cant be bad...
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    Re: Lost and Found

    Can you post it on the World Sea Fishing forum Mark? There's a section there for Scotland catch reports I don't think they would mind a lost and found posted there, there's every chance the owner of...
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    Re: Weighing in my landing net?

    Yes I do, That's a good point that the net is likely to get heavier when releasing a fish on the whole, to be honest I'd rather lose an ounce or two, knowing the only thing the fish has touched is my...
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    Re: South East London

    I've fished the Darent and Cray and they are really really tiny, further afield the Medway around Maidstone may be a better bet

    Where in the New forest did you fish a river?
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Me neither to be honest, I can't explain it and I know many Severn regulars cant either. I've fished a fair few rivers and never seen any go that colour, maybe there's a Guinness factory upstream :D
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    Re: How did you get on?

    I couldn't resist a last minute dash up the Severn yesterday, the flow levels looked perfect like last time but instead of going for chub and barbel it was an opportunity for big roach. I was armed...
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    Re: River Thames Windsor, Staines etc

    Doh! Yep that's the one, shows the last time I went there
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    Re: Weighing in my landing net?

    I used a weigh sling once, couldn't believe the amount of slime it had on it after, I guess you'd have to really wet it first so find using the net is easier. I take a plastic bag for the mini...
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    Re: Weighing in my landing net?

    I see a lot of people use a plastic bag, don't they remove a lot of slime from the fish?
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    Re: Weighing in my landing net?

    In the net is the best and safest way to weigh fish that aren't huge or tiny

    I always weigh the net after releasing the fish too - The weight is often slightly out depending on how wet the net is....
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    Re: Prawns, cockles and mussels

    And Chub, I've never seen chub make a beeline for a bait as they do for prawns, it's quite a sight in clear water
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    Re: River Thames Windsor, Staines etc

    Wow Walton used to be free by the bridge, the old bridge has been painted by both Turner and Canalletto, which always impresses the lady folk when you randomly throw that in whilst running a float...
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    Re: Prawns, cockles and mussels

    I'm still learning about prawns.

    I find Asda's ones work well and Sainsburys don't, of course the lack of confidence could be a self fulfilling prophecy when using both but it has happened so...
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    Re: Shotting for a stick float

    France is quite a civilised place, free from war and tyranny. I wonder if those who are travelling from there to here are really desperate, and if so, desperate for what??

    Nice PC stance by the...
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    Re: Shotting for a stick float

    I use large shot, much more versatile - you can easily remove them to fire at the incoming inflatables :D
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    Re: Shotting for a stick float

    I had a day trotting an Avon on the English Channel last week :D
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    It's time water was treated as an unsustainable resource until water comapanies put in the infrastructure to suggest otherwise
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Like others I spent the week doing a bit of holiday dangling down the coast even if it was not as often as I would have liked. The first trip was a reccy as I couldn't wet a line, I did find an inlet...
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    Re: Canal fishing tips?

    2) Bigger bream tend to form shoals of their own whereas small bream can be found all over the canal usually with roach

    4)Its not so much species rather the time of year, all the species come up...
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    Re: Hooklength size

    I tie my hooklengths longish - around 12-14inch i guess, but buy a pack of pre tied as back up just for when I've forgot to tie enough, finally used them recently and was surprised how short they are...
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