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    Re: The Return of The Tuna

    Always been fascinated by the tales of the old Tunny club up in Scarborough and Whitby, such a shame it's no longer going. What a spirit of adventure those anglers of old had. If only I was a...
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    Re: Places to fish in North Lincolnshire??

    I have to agree with flightliner. The upper Witham is a shadow of its former self, yes there are some big chub in there, more 5 pounders than I can remember, and I've fished it for over forty years!...
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    Re: the wonderful witham.

    The Upper Witham is a shadow of its former self. The quality roach have disappeared down the gullets of the squadron of cormorants that descended on the river over the last couple of years when we...
  4. Re: Another roach season is about to begin...

    Hello Mark,

    I've not been on here for yonks, but decided to have a nosey and see what's happening in the real world!!! Good luck with that 'needle in a haystack' up noorth, I know how difficult it...
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    Definately a printing error...it was a long time...

    Definately a printing error...it was a long time ago when I was 6 years old! hahaha

    Note to myself: must edit my profile
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    Reading this thread goes to show just how rare...

    Reading this thread goes to show just how rare 2lb roach are, but is'nt this the reason why a specimen roach holds such an attraction or some would say an addiction! To me, a 2lb river roach is the...
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    Many moons ago I used to search out those...

    Many moons ago I used to search out those discount book shops and uncovered some real treasures, like The Book of the Perch for a couple of £££s, now I look back I wished I'd bought a couple of...
  8. I'd echo Matt's comments, this is an all time...

    I'd echo Matt's comments, this is an all time classic rod for roach fishing on small rivers. I have the original 10'6" version and there's no finer bomb rod for fishing the link-leger on small rivers...
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    A good post and some interesting comments I've...

    A good post and some interesting comments

    I've always believed it's about enjoying your fishing and not catching at any cost and as been mentioned before, variety is the spice of life whether that...
  10. Thread: Maggots

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    That maggot farm is probably the same one I still...

    That maggot farm is probably the same one I still use, but now it supplies a varity of pellets, worms, groundbait, casters etc. And the maggots don't come any fresher, straight from the pits. The...
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    My favourite hooks for float fishing for barbel...

    My favourite hooks for float fishing for barbel on the Middle Trent are the Preston PR21 or the PR29 barbless hooks to nylon in sizes 14 and 12, very reliable and excellent for presenting maggots or...
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    According to the 'Catching the Impossible'...

    According to the 'Catching the Impossible' website, Hugh Miles will be featured filming on the River Wensum and some of the local lakes on the following dates on Springwatch: 7th 8th 9th and 10th of...
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    It's on BBC2, but did'nt mention what days next...

    It's on BBC2, but did'nt mention what days next week. All it said was that Hugh Miles would be appearing on Springwatch next week to film the fish and wildlife on and in the River Wensum.

    I'm sure...
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    Springwatch - Hugh Miles

    For all those anglers interested in the natural world, that excellent programme Springwatch featured Hugh Miles and some of his stunning underwater filming of freshwater fish in the River Avon. Next...
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    Mans greed knows no bounds. Once the Bluefin tuna...

    Mans greed knows no bounds. Once the Bluefin tuna have been wiped out, then they will move on to other species of tuna until they too have been fished to extinction.

    Anybody who has a Facebook...
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    The Angling Star is one of the few quality...

    The Angling Star is one of the few quality angling publications on the market today. Always reminds me of some of the old style magazines covering a wide variety of fishing stories and articles, with...
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    I believe Collingham control part of the stretch...

    I believe Collingham control part of the stretch around Bassingham, not sure what stretches Lincoln and District have. Most of my fishing is further upstream in waters controlled by Newark...
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    Derek, If my memory serves me right, I believe it...

    Derek, If my memory serves me right, I believe it was around the late sixties, when the dredgers travelled along the riverbank removing the willows and scooping up the riverbed to build up the banks...
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    Going back to the Upper Witham. I remember tales...

    Going back to the Upper Witham. I remember tales of coach parties from sheffield travelling down at weekends to fish their matches, but I was always told that they spent nearly as much time in the...
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    Anybody who wants to watch it on tv tonight, can...

    Anybody who wants to watch it on tv tonight, can view it on BBC4 at 8pm. Well worth watching, especially the awesome pictures of the sailfish attacking their preyfish. The cameraman who was in the...
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    Graham, I purchased the above last year after I...

    Graham, I purchased the above last year after I broke the tip of my Shimano specialist rod when, being too lazy one late evening to dismantle my reel and end tackle, I just broke it down into two...
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    An excellent, but very disturbing programme...

    An excellent, but very disturbing programme highlighting mans greed and how money corrupts the minds of our so called politicians and leaders without any thought to the consequences to the...
  23. I always enjoyed Johns articles in the Angling...

    I always enjoyed Johns articles in the Angling star and it was his love of floatfishing on some of the rivers and stretches that I also fished, that first introduced me to FishingMagic. I always felt...
  24. Interesting to see that braid 'is a superior hook...

    Interesting to see that braid 'is a superior hook link material to flourocarbon'. I would also include ordinary mono-filament lines in that catergory, due to the stiffness in their qualities as the...
  25. My favourite time for roach fishing on the rivers...

    My favourite time for roach fishing on the rivers is usually from September through to the end of the season, but I usually wait until the conditions are right i.e. a river fining down and still...
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