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    Re: The greatest worry for mankind

    Another new virus in China, natures natural way of controlling population. The more we multiply the more they multiply. If they don't kill us they weaken us and reduce fertility and birth rates. Aids...
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    Re: Does anyone buy fishing tackle from Ebay ?

    I have bought a couple of fishing bits from them, never had any trouble. If your not sure about an item you can send the seller a question about it first. Sold a few bits, a couple of mishaps but...
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    Re: The greatest worry for mankind

    Cheer up-Here's my new great nephew, I am a great uncle, awesome. I am on my way out and he's just come in, population equilibrium maintained. He will drive an electric car, eat stem cell grown meat...
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    Re: The greatest worry for mankind

    It’s all going **** up S, what with me cannot tell the difference between a Vulture and a Sparrow anymore, what a pair of kippers are, our poor editor wandering around foreign airports in a dazed...
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    Re: The greatest worry for mankind

    I noticed that, couldn't be bothered to change it, it's a load of ****.
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    Re: The greatest worry for mankind

    See a few sparrows down here every summer in Sussex by the sea, not seen a tree sparrow for years, saw one song thrush last year. Both these were very common in London when I was a kid. I still see...
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    Re: Fish Movement in Winter

    Fascinating that, 6 miles, fish are surprising; I bet some very interesting findings would be made if more of this was done.
    I once saw a big shoal of roach on a small weir. This weir was only about...
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    Re: Fish Movement in Winter

    Not sure i would want it to happen but it would be interesting if a few fish were tagged every year and noted when and where caught along rivers just to answer your question.
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    Re: Newark Needle Floats

    I also remember them and couldn't get on with them so they were ditched. They disappeared generally so that says a lot. I think my problem was you could never get any of the float rubbers to fit out...
  10. Thread: "Hinged" floats

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    Re: "Hinged" floats

    I would imagine it gives a bit more indication; the bobber moving upright would be a bit more noticeable at distance. I found this once experimenting with homemade plastic straw floats, fished them...
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    Re: Fish Movement in Winter

    I think there must be many different factors from river to river that determines it all so no two rivers are probably the same. My chub example for instance, I only know it on that river in the way...
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    Re: Fish Movement in Winter

    One river that is about 20 yds wide and up to 12 ft deep in the middle for about 1/4 mile and then quite suddenly becomes very narrow and shallow for the rest of it. I fished this a lot in the lower...
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    Re: Fish Movement in Winter

    I have been surprised to see a few crucian carp caught on the HDYGO thread recently. In my experience they completely shut down after October to March but that may just be an indication of it being...
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    Re: Fish Movement in Winter

    Only that my mate who had an out door pond about 12ft, 6ft and 8ft deep full of big goldfish that I think are carp family. They just lay dormant at the bottom of the pond when it gets really cold....
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    Re: Mersey Winter Cod Boat Trip Jan 2020

    Good trip john and a few cod, none this side of the country, I miss my boat fishing and winter cod, I loved being out in a boat, different world.
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    Re: Global warming? Oh no not again!!!

    I appreciate that, a lot depends on where you live and the quality of the transport and i wouldn't want to have change all the time either. But I found about 10 places, river canal and...
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    Re: Global warming? Oh no not again!!!

    Remember the old London trolley buses that run off electricity from wires, they worked very well. I cant remember why they scrapped them, maybe they were ahead of their time and should come back. I...
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    Re: Global warming? Oh no not again!!!

    It shouldn't stop anyone fishing Steve, I gave up my car through redundancy, something had to go and it was the car. I just got inventive, very fined down gear that packs into one bag, found places...
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    Re: Global warming? Oh no not again!!!

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    Not forgetting the emission advantage because that’s the main thing that electric cars are all about. This is it really, are people prepared to accept a different type of...
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    Re: Global warming? Oh no not again!!!

    I think they may get round this problem one day where you have a relay service for long journeys as long as they are there and back, you pull in and swap your car for a fully charged one, you swap as...
  21. Re: Who could catch a fish without tackle on a desert island?

    I have found rod, reel and line washed up on a beach and watching Bear Grylls island thing they found a whole fishing net once except they still couldn't catch a fish with it.
    I was assuming Laguana...
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    Re: Chesterfield Anglers!!

    I do not know the area but just out of interest and see if I could help in some way I Googled fishing in Chesterfield and got a load of commercials etc so I Googled River fishing in Chesterfield and...
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    Re: River rights

    Ha, I am sure your right but they were the sort of places where the servants would clear the dead sheep and branches. I cannot remember how the chains were fixed but I do remember they were quite...
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    Re: River rights

    I do not know if this relevant or not, I paddled down the Kent Stour once from Wye to just before Canturbury, lots of big private fishing signs on what looked like quite big estates which was no...
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    Re: Light jig use continued

    I vote that the most comprehensive answer given on here.
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