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    Re: How did you get on?

    S63 Nice tench. I wonder if the missing fin and score marks are down to cormarants?

    After the talk of pole floats on here I dug out my pole and had a trip to the deep reservoir for silvers. I had...
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    Re: Fishing Magic Tackle-Mart

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    NEW for 2019 - 2020!! Avoid crowded banks and competition for the best swims with the Angling Indirect 4-Rod Super Bivvy-Boat! Who needs a bait-boat when...
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    Re: What would you use this float for

    Yes my recollection is that pole fishing took off in the UK about the early 70s. I bought a book by John Carding and Ken Giles called "An introduction to Continental Fishing" or similar. I met and...
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    Re: Homemade paste baits

    I take the lazy way out. I buy supermarket ready puff pastry and add flavours. Usually ground up pellets or strawberry flavour but anything goes really.
    It makes a good sized batch which I freeze in...
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    Re: What would you use this float for

    There is nothing like re-inventing the wheel is there? I have used(probably still got them somewhere) pole floats like these many years ago when poles first started to be used commonly.
    I have not...
  6. Re: Returned to fishing? What changes have you noticed?

    I have a box of floats from Marks to Ashurst to stillwater blues and so on. I dont think I will live long enough to use them all.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Went to my reservoir today as its deep and it can produce on those hot sunny days when other waters die.
    One tench, one bream, lots of rudd and four carp. This was the biggest at 16.12. About time I...
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    Re: Bargains. Let us know.

    Go Otdoors have a Prologic Specialista 12 foot twin tip 2lb test curve for the sale price of £25. Reduces from £79.99p.
    Might be worth a look for the barbel. Unfortunately I just dont need an other...
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    Re: Truly compact folding chair

    I have a JRC lightweight chair. Its OK for a short sit but the seating bit is very short. OK for little people.
    The back leans too far backwards and I have doctored it.

    The observation I would...
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    Re: Tips on Tares

    This is probably sacrilege.........I have used hemp and tares for yonks and appreciate their roach catching abilities.
    However this summer I have started catching good roach on 4mm banded pellets...
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    Re: New to fishing/pole/canal

    There are others better equipped to advise on canals/poles etc but one glaring omission is a landing net. Tight lines.
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    Re: Fishing opposite someone

    Crikey Mick, £150! Must have been a millionaires club up here.
  13. Re: Returned to fishing? What changes have you noticed?

    Yes things have changed. Personally now retired I find I can enjoy all sorts of fishing. From float fishing/pike/perch/carp/feeders/bivvy up/ lures/barbel/ you name it. Just whatever I fancy. I think...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Rich, I am no expert on these matters but that fish looks more crucian than F1.
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    Re: Fishing opposite someone

    For me...A.
    Mark ...re the overcrowding you mention...........isn't there another post running about ones vision of hell? :omg:
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    Re: Starting back river fishing now Retired

    Welcome to FM.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    I have just returned from what I can only describe as a two night grueller. I fancied a trip with bivvy where I could park with all my clutter next to my swim. It was a picturesque secure large lake...
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    Re: Hello

    Welcome to FM Simon. The Tidal at the rear of Ham House was one of my favourites. 70s I think. Does it still fish for dace and roach?
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    Re: Drennan Acolyte question?

    No, the Acolyte tips have to be bought as a different fit.
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    Re: Drennan Acolyte question?

    I have the 13 ft Acy distance feeder and have not managed to break it yet.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    I have noticed on one of my waters that to start with you get rudd, rudd and more rudd until you have caught a load, then they disappear and the roach become catchable!!
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    Re: How did you get on?

    On the reservoir today. Lovely to have a lake to oneself. 4 carp to 12+/one crucian/ 3 chunky perch/a bream and some rudd. Shame about the tench that came off at the net.
    All on prawn. Strangely I...
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    Re: Carp rigs for size 12 hooks

    I presume you mean hair rigs? You can tie hair rigs on a size 12. You can buy them with the rubber bands attached for pellets.
    If you want to tie your own to comply with the rules, hooks seem...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    First river trip of the new season on a rather fast but clear running lower Trent. Just the evening. I had one run from this barbel at 8lb. 10 ozs. There was a very chilly Northerly wind and I...
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    Re: Would you drink the water?

    The thought of drinking Thames water!!!!!!!! All those used rubber Thames Trout floating by!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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