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    Re: Helicopter rigs

    The Hooklink twisting around your mainline more than likely occurs when you're reeling in, especially if you do so vigorously.. It shouldn't happen when you cast out and the weight of the feeder...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Went for a practice at a day ticket fishery near Leighton buzzard today in preparation for a club fixture on Sunday...
    The water level was about 4’ down due to some bank reinforcement being...
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    Re: Coarse closed season to remain

    It was never going to change, even if the vote had been a landslide in favour of scrapping the CS.
    The EA simply don't have the money, staff or resources to administer the complexities of a change. ...
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    Re: Best butt rest for floater fishing

    Not quite, as I don't fish floating baits (another story) and avoid carp fishing like the plague.
    If I'm feeder fishing where striking isn't always necessary my rod will be on my thigh with one hand...
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    Re: Best butt rest for floater fishing

    Reel in....

    Let's not forget fish welfare here, losing a rod is ok as you can buy another one. A fish attached to a lost rod could either injure itself or even die as a result .
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    Re: Best butt rest for floater fishing

    I would keep hold of the rod the whole time my floating bait (or any bait) was out. Why put it in a rest when the risk of losing it are so obvious?
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Club fixture today on the River Colne, my local stretch. Drew a peg I’ve not fished for a few years, it used to be a hot chub peg but not today.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Got myself a new 17’ acolyte yesterday so I took it down to Runnymede on the Thames where there’s a good depth.
    Got down there 8:30 and started fishing at 9.
    12’ deep at my feet and gin clear..
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Had a couple of hours on the Colne yesterday, which I hoped would have a bit of flow after the rainy Wednesday.

    https://i.postimg.cc/4xtzVFPs/71-ED8400-512-E-4045-9-BE5-450-A6-CE7-C955.jpg

    No...
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    Re: Rod tip breakage

    I sat next to someone who'd set up a brand new, unused red range feeder rod once. First chuck it snapped clean in half...
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    Re: The Boddington fish in thread...

    Thanks for that info John. Definitely not a match as that would incur pegging fees, and you'd probably beat me...
    I have fished it when the level was as low as the bottom platform, it doesn't seem...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    7 codgers fished the GUC at Berkhamsted yesterday, a warm, sunny day with a very light breeze. Whether it was the rather chilly night before or what, it didn’t fish as well as 2 weeks ago when the...
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    Re: Old Daiwa Quiver Tips

    These fitted my old Daiwa rod.

    Drennan Spare Feeder Tips - Buy Online
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    Re: Old Daiwa Quiver Tips

    You may find the Drennan spare quivertips will fit.
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    Re: Float fishing on a canal

    yes, scale down your end tackle, 18/20/22 hooks to 2lb Hooklink or finer...
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    Re: Difficult forum interface

    Settings .. Top right..
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    Re: Hi from Tring...

    Hi, I don't live there but I am a member of The Tring anglers. If you're not already a member I recommend you join, there's plenty of members who would be happy to help you ...
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    Re: spion cop shirebrook

    Give them a ring and ask.

    07789 691531
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    Re: What is Traditional Angling?

    adjective [usually ADJECTIVE noun]
    Traditional customs, beliefs, or methods are ones that have existed for a long time without changing.

    One could argue that angling and its methods are always...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Didn’t fancy the club fixture on the canal, the venue is full of weed..
    20 minutes down the M25 and I was at Runnymede
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    Re: What the hell is that ?

    It resembles the dye used for leak detection used by water companies.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Went down to the Colne today and walked down to the long straight stretch which was sheltered from the wind. Dropped into a swim which had obviously not been fished lately judging by the nettles. Did...
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    As I was fishing on the Thames,
    my hands were all a quiver.
    I tried to swing a massive perch,
    It fell back in the river.

    As i was fishing on the Trent,
    on catching roach I was hell bent.
    I...
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    What the hell rhymes with towpath?
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Thanks for the like Kev, did you notice my feeder arm was much shorter ?
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