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  1. Thread: BOSS seatbox

    by markcw
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    Re: BOSS seatbox

    SOLD SUBJECT TO THE USUAL.
    Thanks for looking
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    Re: Newark Needle Floats

    I would say they were mid to late 70's Chris.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    I was in Leigh Tackle and Bait today, came out just shy of £300 lighter in my wallet, I bought a new margin pole.
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    Re: Hook length weaker than main line?

    I use the beads when feeder/bomb fishing,
    When pole fishing ,it is either loop to loop to join mainline and hooklength or a 4 turn water knot, the disadvantage of water knot though is ,there is no...
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    Re: Sending a rod by courier.

    I go up to warrington once a month if that helps , could meet anyone on the way up or return journey
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    Re: cupping in bait over a feeder

    If it came to it, you could loose feed by hand at that range, and why feeder fish ?
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    Re: Lesney bread press

    The drennan punches you are on about are bread flake punches, different length stems and different size punches, green plastic if they are the ones I am on about.
    I have a set of 4 plastic blue...
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    Re: optimum hook size for a canal ?

    It is not on hook size, but shank,gape, thickness, make, a lot of my hooks are tubrtini 808, Kamasan B511, both normal and F1,and drennan fine wire pole hooks, Guru in various patterns, I find these...
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    Re: cupping in bait over a feeder

    As above plus you would be limited on how far to cast due to length of pole, The only time I did it was when I had a method feeder on a slack line down a margin.I cupped in a sloppy ground bait over...
  10. Thread: "Hinged" floats

    by markcw
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    "Hinged" floats

    I remember having some quill floats with a flat top and a sort of "bobber" attached via what seemed like a couple of staples, When the float was shotted up the bobber top lay either flat or at an...
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    Lesney bread press

    Similar to the Newark Needle float thread,
    Did anyone have one of these and did they use them. ?
    I had one when I was young, used it a couple of times then it got confined to a box of bits,
    I...
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    Re: Preparing bread punch ?

    I use warburtons toastie in orange wrapper, 4 slices in microwaves for 15 seconds, then straight into a ziplock food bag, this keeps moisture in, some people wrap slices in backfill, when I come to...
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    Re: To pole or not to pole

    They are already out, called flick tips,
  14. Re: New to fishing, looking to fish the canals around Wigan

    There is one further down on the other side of the road from widdows that you go down a track to it, it has changed hands recently. Around Junction 27 of M6 there are about 7 day ticket waters in...
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    Re: optimum hook size for a canal ?

    Again it depends on what species you are after, also match your hook size to your line and elastic, you need a balanced set up. Many canals hold large specimens, if you do latch into something...
  16. Re: New to fishing, looking to fish the canals around Wigan

    The 3 sisters one is still going, A good one at hindley that not many people know about is Widdows Flash, Its a north west disabled angling water, anyone can fish it, some brilliant catches to be...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Even though I am based iin Oxford now,I am still a Lymm bailiff, I go up to warrington once a month and if time bailiff the Stillwater around whitley, I was going to do the Shady Oak stretch of the...
  18. Re: New to fishing, looking to fish the canals around Wigan

    As far as I know it's a Wigan District day ticket water, but if going to fish the canal area regularly it is better of joining, I heard it's about a tenner a year. I have seen a few fishing along...
  19. Re: Length of line between end of pole and float

    Dont be afraid to ask questions on here,regardless of how daft you may think they are, You may get a number of different replies to same question but a lot of those replies will be on the basis of...
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    Re: A new member for the darkside

    Just need to convince a few more especially @mikench
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    Re: Newark Needle Floats

    Yes, I think that was his name, he has since passed away, I used mine when on Norfolk broads, and I thin half of Norfolk did as well, Didnt see many around Warringron area, They came in different...
  22. Re: Length of line between end of pole and float

    Mark ,thanks for info on book,I will look for it.
    And to part answer the OP question it can depend on conditions and where you fish, you dont want a long length of line if next to snags ,the fish...
  23. Re: New to fishing, looking to fish the canals around Wigan

    Try the cut off from Pennington flash, some good fish in ther in the winter, Also try the Dover Lock stretch, if you dont catch you can nip in for a pint.
    On a serious note, please dont hold fish on...
  24. Thread: another new one

    by markcw
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    Re: another new one

    Welcome to FM, how much for the poles, I have one, am looking for spares for it,
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    Re: A new member for the darkside

    Welcome, advice given and freely recieved. Stay with the Darkside.:D
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