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    Re: The Boddington fish in thread...

    Hi Simon,
    Gutted, but I'm going to have to duck-out from Sunday's meet. This was to be my last outing before getting my hip replacement surgery but 'life' has conspired to b*gger...
  2. Thread: Ray Nimmo Floats

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    Re: Ray Nimmo Floats

    Great photo, glad to see he's still in the game.
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    Re: The Boddington fish in thread...

    And we used our brains a lot more than our phones!!
  4. Thread: Hooklength size

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    Re: Hooklength size

    When I first got into match fishing, back in the mists of time, particularly stickfloat and waggler fishing on running water, it was at a time when hi-tech lines were starting to evolve, really quite...
  5. Thread: Ray Nimmo Floats

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    Ray Nimmo Floats

    Anyone know for sure if Ray Nimmo is still actually manufacturing floats?
    I get the impression that those available on t'internet (predominantly e bay) seem to be of a residual nature from days gone...
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    Re: The Maidment Interview

    Excellent read Neil.... It confirms what I've though for a while though.
    That you come from a long line of "fish whisperers" - Nobody, but nobody can get a fish to behave and pose like those in...
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    Re: Who fancies a fish in?

    Ah yes Simon.... Famously when the tide was most definitely out at Clattercote and we had about nine inches of water under the boards!!
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    Re: Who fancies a fish in?

    Definitely up for this Simon. Great venue choice.... never fished it, always wanted to!!
    Hopefully I can squeeze this in before the surgeons descend on me and replace my hip with something far more...
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    Re: Total Fishing Tackle - CHEATS!

    Agreed - Totally bizarre behaviour by someone that may have ambitions to trade on that site.
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    Re: Total Fishing Tackle - CHEATS!

    Make sure you give them a proper send-off on the seller feedback Jeff.
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    Grandslam.... Need to pay attention!

    One of the difficulties with the rapidly decreasing angling emporiums are the limited opportunities to actually see and handle kit before you buy it.
    I recently bought a bump/spray bar for my...
  12. Thread: Tips on Tares

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    Re: Tips on Tares

    That's the first time I've come across someone using iron tablets for tares. I've known many to use them with hemp, although not myself. Very interesting though.
    I prepare my tares much the same as...
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    Re: What is the best all round pellet?

    I've not used the Robin Red pellets.... yet, but my experience of Robin Red generally has been excellent.
    That and the amazing Van Den Eynde 'Pigeon Sh*t' groundbait additive. Me and a couple of...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Could have been dace Peter - Ninja-quick on the Thames. Even the larger ones.
    Sounds like a really good session though.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Okay... River Thames roach 'hotspot'.... Check!
    Perfect weather.... Check!
    Perfect flow.... Check!
    9ft of water over nice, clean sand and gravel.... Check!
    Casters, maggots, hemp, tares and...
  16. Thread: Meat as a bait

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    Re: Meat as a bait

    I don't normally start using meat on rivers until late summer/early autumn and then through the winter.
    On one of my local commercials, however, using 4/5mm cubes of meat, fed like 6mm pellets, with...
  17. Thread: Meat as a bait

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    Re: Meat as a bait

    I was in our local Co-op the other evening and couldn't believe my luck when I saw that they had Tulip Bacon Grill for £1.19 a tin..... So I did a bit of stock-transferring to my own 'bait-warehouse'...
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    Re: Chick peas for crucians ...

    I've had a lot of success over the years with chickpeas for tench but have never tried them for Crucians.
    As a larger bait I've used strong flavoured/coloured meat cubes (chilli, garlic, paprika,...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    First chance I've had to report in....
    Had my first session since the end of 2015, lovely stretch of the Thames near Clewer last Friday.
    Hard going from early morning, very bright sunshine and the...
  20. Thread: Prawns as bait

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    Re: Prawns as bait

    Brilliant roughly chopped with hemp/hali crush in stick mixes or cage feeder Jeff.
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    Re: Cooking Hemp.... Infuriating!

    Just checked out Haith's website for their hemp.
    Terrific website, marvellous range of stuff...
    But blimey Peter... When did standard size hemp start being traded on the FTSE 100?.... ;)
    £10.40 +...
  22. Thread: Prawns as bait

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    Re: Prawns as bait

    Graham,
    If you do use prawns, take a handful out and chop them, not too fine, but into small pieces.
    If you then mix them with a slice of blitzed, white bread, some paprika and or...
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    Re: Cooking Hemp.... Infuriating!

    My mate used to buy hemp in bulk from Hinders and then let me buy smaller quantities from him.
    It always seemed very consistent and did what it was supposed to do.
    He doesn't do the amount of...
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    Re: Cooking Hemp.... Infuriating!

    Mine too!

    I agree, age must play a huge part in the quality.
    Like you Peter, I normally buy the tinned hemp but I decided to get dried this time as I wanted to make up a fair amount to hit the...
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    Re: Cooking Hemp.... Infuriating!

    I think it really could come down to quality. This batch was from Blake's, which normally has been really good in the past, but this batch is really poor, possibly the worst I've ever had.
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