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    Delks all the way

    I switched to Delks for everything but barbelling about 2 or 3 years ago and wish I'd have done it sooner. The sensitivty, adjustment and variety of features have been perfect. I especially like...
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    Well done Pete. I'm not jealous. I'm not. ...

    Well done Pete. I'm not jealous. I'm not. Honest. Oh I am am. ******!
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    Black groundbait

    A company called Cookes, from Rotherham, sell Black Crumb. They also supply Jolleys, the pet food chain.

    It's just dyed Brown Crumb as is available in 20kg sacks. The last one I bought was only...
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    Brrr..

    I had a few hours on the River Wharfe yesterday in the hope of grayling. I blanked.

    The river was the right level and colour but I measured a water temp of only 0.4 degrees celcius. The...
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    That's class!

    That's class!
  6. Cheers Eddie.

    Cheers Eddie.
  7. Any of the Yorkshire rivers right for Grayling fishing?

    I'm looking to take a mate fishing in the hope of him catching his first grayling.

    Are any of the Yorkshire rivers clear enough at the moment or are they still coloured with snow melt?

    Cheers.
  8. I've been doing a lot of roach fishing of late...

    I've been doing a lot of roach fishing of late and my lack of success has had me thinking about this a lot.

    I can't say for sure, but in addition to cormorants, clearer rivers and abstraction, my...
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    The rig I use (and showed in CF) uses beads that...

    The rig I use (and showed in CF) uses beads that are pierced sidewats using a leadcore splicing needle. A Powergum stopknot is used for the lower bead.

    Ray, I've had problems with the braid stops...
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    I think it matters loads. I've lost fish as the...

    I think it matters loads. I've lost fish as the float stop slips.

    When using leadcore, I tie a powergum stopknot to stop the lower bead or stop sliding.

    If you're not using leadcore two float...
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    Ryan, I'd keep it quiet for your benefit and...

    Ryan, I'd keep it quiet for your benefit and those that fish there regularly. It's busy enough up there as it is.

    I didn't do too well. 230 roach in 4 day trips with only one over 1:08 (it went...
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    Pete, that's a cracking fish. Way better than...

    Pete, that's a cracking fish. Way better than many people will realise. I'm glad they gave you a Drennan for it as it certainly deserves one. Good photo too.
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    I think the best thing about specimen roach is...

    I think the best thing about specimen roach is that most of us are so used to seeing small ones that the difference is startling. Add to that how difficult that can be to locate or catch (excluding a...
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    I used to catch loads of barbel from the River...

    I used to catch loads of barbel from the River Don on meat in normal conditions. I think it worked so well for a number of reasons;<ul> Pellets weren't going in The fish were rarely fished for I used...
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    Hi Ian, I've found 2oz to be about right. It...

    Hi Ian,

    I've found 2oz to be about right. It allows me to reach the distances I might need to fish at. It's not so heavy that it pulls the fish off and yet it seems to give about the best hook up...
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    Just receivedthe samereply too. Good of them...

    Just receivedthe samereply too.

    Good of them to reply and they obviously put a bit of time in with a lengthy piece of text. However, they missed the point of my complaint.

    If the BBC think...
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    Another thing to add is that catching fish such...

    Another thing to add is that catching fish such as tench, perch, carp and so on while they aretaking on water to hydrate their eggs doesn't seem to do any harm. They simply carry on living their...
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    Kasman, a sprung or heavy hanger pulls the line...

    Kasman, a sprung or heavy hanger pulls the line tight. I want it as tight as it will go without dislodging the feeder (usually 2oz).

    This helps with a helicopter rig for roach or tench as the fish...
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    Has anyone had any replies yet from the BBC or...

    Has anyone had any replies yet from the BBC or RG's website?

    I've had nothing through other than a standard auto replymessage to confirm receipt of my e-mail...
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    Hi Nige, With roach it's usual single or...

    Hi Nige,

    With roach it's usual single or double maggot on a size 16 or 18 B611. Hooklink would be 3lb 6oz Reeflow Powerline. I find I require a little finese to get pickups from roach (althought...
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    Morning Ian, I would completely agree if we...

    Morning Ian,

    I would completely agree if we were talking about carp.

    With roach and tench in particular (and to a lesser extent, bream), I've found a short hooklink of 1&quot; (that's not mistyped)...
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    Bigger roach and bream tend to swim in a...

    Bigger roach and bream tend to swim in a direction that allows the rig to drop back. On occasion they'll just sit there and the bobbin with simply twitch. That's why I love the Delks. My old alarms...
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    Ian, when I fish super tight lines I'm looking...

    Ian, when I fish super tight lines I'm looking for the rig to spring back so the indicator will drop back. The indicator is mainly used to keep the line tight during a take, hence the Quiverlocks....
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    Or join us here, on Facebook -...

    Or join us here, on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/group.php?sid=ae6925c25afe8cddda29c375eb3eea8e&amp;gid=41696085589
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