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    Re: Are you still buyiny tackle?

    Normally I buy terminal gear and some baits through the winter from the local tackle shop. He'll be thinking I have found another shop because I haven't been in since October.
    I have a list of what...
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    Re: What's your favourite feature to fish to?

    Anyone would think I've never seen a photograph before, coz I mark nearly all I see as like. It's true I love fishing related photos.
    Where features are concerned, I prefer shallow margins up...
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    Re: Auto-Renewing April 1st Licences

    I think most folk who don't use the direct debit option are holding off for a while.
    The EA will be asking for an increase before too long. I had notification my licence was due as usual.
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    Re: Auto-Renewing April 1st Licences

    When the more flexible start date for the annual licence came in I was determined I would still keep the April first as my start date.
    Circumstance sort of forced me into not renewing until the...
  5. Thread: Morale booster

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    Re: Morale booster

    I agree, more pics please.
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    Re: Through Action Rod ?

    Sam vimes will be best to speak to. He's our forum tackle guru.
    As far as I know, the term now for through action is parabolix, I wouldn't be surprised if I wrong, I normally am.
    The parabolix rods...
  7. Thread: Swingtipping

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    Re: Swingtipping

    I was shown in the early 70s that especially with bream you would first get a twitch on the tip then the tip would show the bite. The chap that pointed this out to me advocated striking at the...
  8. Thread: Bailiffing

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    Re: Bailiffing

    They should have confiscated his fishing gear and revoked his licence. Selfish git.
  9. Thread: Can we.......

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    Re: Can we.......

    I started my self-isolation in October 2019, not intentional isolation just the way it worked out. I put a restriction on myself not to fish in colder weather.
    After this covid, I'm beginning to...
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    Re: Beginner waggling

    Fish occasionally get foul hooked, we all know this. At times a fish can be foul hooked in the eye, it's not something that happens regularly if it did folk just wouldn't fish with a pellet waggler....
  11. Thread: Swingtipping

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    Re: Swingtipping

    Last time I used a swing tip must have been in the mid 80s, Worked OK but nothing I'm fussed about trying to get back to.
    I much prefer a quiver tip, I've not got a swing tip in my tackle now. It's...
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    Re: The good ol' days of fishing

    Early fishing sorties to the Tidal Trent were sat on the back of my mate's cycle combination, the tackle was jammed into the sidecar. Good times to remember.
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    Re: The good ol' days of fishing

    Never mind the old tackle, what makes me smile is the old photos of me fishing in wellies and overcoats. The old clothing I used to wear didn't keep me warm or dry. I don't remember it doing.
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    Re: Single most expensive item of tackle

    I'm a Yorkshire man, being tight is ground in. Never been over extravagant with tackle, the biggest outlay was a Boss an 8 drawer system seat box. The cost was £420 in 1987, not a lot now but over...
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    Re: Slider float fishing

    Jim Baxter used to write in the now defunct Angling Star. A proficient local angler, I used to enjoy his articles in the star.
    Talking of floats fished under the surface film, I was fishing a match...
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    Re: Slider float fishing

    It's not a method I've used since I was nailed to commercials. Reservoirs were where I would fish the slider locally, waters I could travel to I just couldn't see the point when reservoirs were so...
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    Re: Tackle maintenance

    It's true Mark, in post 23 I did mention that.
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    Re: Tackle maintenance

    Yes I know we've always had it good.
    The trouble now is I need flat banks with limited walking, rivers for me are out of the question.
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    Re: Tackle maintenance

    The oil aroma was distinct in all tackle shops, I don't miss the old tiny knotted nets from that time.
    The opening of the season got everyone buzzing back then.
    Even in those days cleaning tackle...
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    Re: Tackle maintenance

    All I've managed to do whilst I've been confined to barracks is to put new line on a Diawa reel I bought to go with a new waggler rod. All threaded up, just need to add a waggler.
    The rod is ready...
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    Re: The good ol' days of fishing

    Apart from the odd snippet of things I can remember most of my memories have got lost since an aneurism burst in my bonce. If my memory is jogged then things slowly come back, Quite a number of...
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    Re: Tackle maintenance

    Nah don't do cleaning, I tried to get my wife to clean up my tackle when she grumbled about it, had no joy she flatly refused.
    My last trip was the end of September last year, I've not even looked...
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    Re: The good ol' days of fishing

    I used to enjoy club matches on the Saturdays I had off work, didn't get too much time off in the seventies. A shame now that matches are on the whole just a handful of anglers. One club I fished...
  24. Thread: Sticky pellets.

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    Re: Sticky pellets.

    The venue I fish the fishery pellets are Coppens, they take a little longer to soak than Skretting pellets. on the plus side, I never have trouble with them going mushy. With pellet preparation I...
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    Re: Right,a moan about spade end hooks...

    If you are unhappy with the pattern you are using you know how to solve it.
    Dope is superior to super glue, super glue is a terrible product in my opinion for fishing-related problems where hooks...
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