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    Re: How did you get on?

    It was 5 degrees when I arrived at the supermarket in town, in the wind on the wharf behind more like 3 degrees so I hoped I’d get some precious moments.... Set up regrdless and slowly froze as I...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Yes, that's it.....
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    Re: How did you get on?

    11 codgers fished today at Bulbourne near Tring on the GUC.
    A cloudy and chilly start followed by hazy sunshine as the morning wore on.
    ...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Under slightly warmer conditions you would catch on that peg. You want to cast really tight to the island for the carp..
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Had a walk around the town pit and the adjacent Colne today.

    Saw just the one fishing...

    https://i.postimg.cc/hPqNF98n/3-CCB7-AA4-082-E-4-BE4-A177-737-AFDEBDBDA.jpg

    Or two maybe?
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    Re: Are you tempted I was.

    Took my seized up TDX 3012 reel (older black and silver version) to the tackle shop this morning. They offered to send it to Daiwa for repair if I paid the postage.
    Not certain how much the repair...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Having heard of a big chub being caught from a local canal swim, I decided to go down there today. I haven’t fished there for a good few years and remember catching roach on the whip and punch last...
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    Re: Brolly vs Day shelter thingy

    I thought posh houses in the Chalfonts had garages for drying things out?
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Monday afternoon I went down to the supermarket wharf again for the big perch. Chopped worm in first via bait dropper then whole Dendra on the hook below a bobber.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    With no scheduled fixture on the list we decided to have a knock up yesterday on the GUC at Marsworth. A dry and mild day with very little wind which was favourable but the water was rather clear....
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    Re: How did you get on?

    After yet another day of light rain it stopped around 2pm today.
    An opportunity to try for a big perch out on the canal wharf behind a supermarket in town. Set up 11’ ultralight, a drennan perch...
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    Re: Favourite winter perch method

    The ultimate bait is a live gudgeon lip hooked .

    Downside is you need to catch one first.
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    Re: Tackle made in the UK

    The only items of mine I know for certain are British made are my 2 Daiwa poles. They both have small union jacks on them...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    10 old codgers fished our weekly Tuesday outing yesterday on the GUC at Leighton Buzzard town centre. Quite a journey for me at an hour during rush hour. Despite its location it was pleasant enough...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    [QUOTE=neil1970;1507077]I fished the river with a mate at dusk yesterday.
    Didn't have a stiff, so thought I'd go on the lake.[QUOTE]

    Did the lake give you a stiff?
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Yesterday was day one of the 2 day, 2 gravel pits fixture.
    Drew on the big 22acre pit roughly opposite where I was Friday. No cold wind either.
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    Re: What’s your views on Bolo rods

    I’ve been using 17’ acolyte, not strictly a bolo rod but brilliant all the same.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Albans lakes ( formerly Willows lakes) in Tyttenhanger green near London Colney.

    Albans Lakes | Albans Lakes – Hertfordshire’s Ultimate Angling Experience
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    Re: How did you get on?

    This weekend I’ll be competing in a two day, two lake fixture.
    One of the lakes I have fished a couple of times in the last year, the other, a 22 acre pit, I haven’t for a few years.
    In the past I...
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    Re: Floating baits on a feeder rig

    Probably not the answer to your question but on the Oxford canal (or any narrowish canal) you may be better off with a float set up. That way you could present your bait off the bottom and it would...
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    Re: Floating baits on a feeder rig

    Dry expander pellets float so try hair rigging one on a band and put a no8 shot 1inch from the hook. This will sit just off bottom and soften after a while. Take a selection of 4 6 and 8mm and see...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    12 codgers fished the GUC near Berkhamsted yesterday. It was very cold with rain and a NW wind adding to the discomfort.
    The canal was almost gin clear so tactics were 22 hook to a 0.05 hooklink. A...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    45 miles down the M40 and through the picturesque Oxfordshire countryside to Clifton Hamden, a pretty village with some buildings dating back to the 14th century. Crossing the bridge I could see the...
  24. Re: Winter fishing - tactics and info on what the actual Fish do in the worser weathe

    In a nutshell, feed less and scale down your bait and end tackle.
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    Re: Is this the L.I.F?

    Because it's too easy to catch trout.
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