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    Re: Drop shotting - am I missing something?

    Dropshotting is just another form of fishing with an artificial lure, so the answer to your question is the same as for spinning etc: it is perfectly possible to catch fish at any time of year,...
  2. Re: Interesting observations whilst fishing...

    Two or three times I've had follows out of reeds from quite large grass snakes in pursuit of frog imitation surface pike lures.
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    Re: Spinning on a standard rod?

    I've had a look at pictures of the Korum All Rounder rod and I think its name is a bit misleading. It's undoubtedly okay for a variety of jobs - ledgering, feeder fishing and float fishing spring to...
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    Re: Your earliest fishing memory

    I was brought up in Colchester and there is a recurring theme to my childhood fishing memories: blokes sitting on bicycles and smoking whilst chatting to the kids as they fished. They were friendlier...
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    Re: Hello from the canary islands

    I've scuba dived in Fuerteventura quite a few times. You have some absolutely enormous stingrays there.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Although the conditions weren't ideal I have been getting cabin fever, so I went out for a walk along the banks of my local river with the lure rod. The banks were slippery, so footholds were...
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    Re: Does anyone buy fishing tackle from Ebay ?

    I've bought good stuff on eBay and I've bought tat. You really do have to look very closely at items before pressing that "buy" button. Someone mentioned pike lures above; my experience with nice...
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    Re: The greatest worry for mankind

    No doubt that climate change is a serious issue and that we all need to contribute to doing something about it, but there is one issue that almost nobody talks about. I suspect that the reason is...
  9. Re: Who could catch a fish without tackle on a desert island?

    Having watched Naked and Afraid, just spare me from having to share the island with an American "alpha" male or American female who thinks she can out-alpha him.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Some years ago, a friend of mine was sitting in an armchair on a Sunday afternoon in the living room on the first floor of her town-house watching the grand prix when she heard a noise from behind...
  11. Thread: Sea Urchins

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    Re: Sea Urchins

    I used to scuba dive and I remember once kneeling on a sea urchin and getting a couple of spines in my knee - through my wetsuit. They stayed in there months then one day came to the surface and just...
  12. Re: When to strike when float fishing for Pike.

    On reading the above, a couple of additional points for you:

    Firstly, you're right of course that nobody wants to deep hook a pike. However, if you do it is vital to have invested in a decent set...
  13. Re: When to strike when float fishing for Pike.

    On reading all of the above, a couple of additional comments for you:
  14. Thread: Baitcasters

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    Re: Baitcasters

    Steve - in my case it's not about casting massive lures, although I tend to use ones at the heavier end. As I said, I generally use my baitcaster from a boat where I will typically take four or five...
  15. Re: when was the last time you guys cleaned out your tackle box

    I tend to clean out my accessories box a couple of times a year. Apart from anything it's a good opportunity to collect together all the random swivels and other bits and pieces that have found their...
  16. Thread: Baitcasters

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    Re: Baitcasters

    As a right-handed person I've got a left-hand wind Shimano Caius reel that I use with a Savage Gear Butch light rod. It never even occurred to me to buy a right-handed wind one and I get on fine with...
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    Re: Strong Treble Hook Recommendations

    Fox XS Carbon trebles have always worked well for me.
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    Re: Angling Direct buy out Erics Angling.

    They're not the worst people in the world, but it's quite clear that if you want a wide choice of products from a wide range of manufacturers they're not the best. Their continuing growth seems sure...
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    Re: Drop shotting - am I missing something?

    Don't get too disheartened. I do a lot of dropshotting and some days it works and some days it doesn't. Generally I get a "feeling" after thirty minutes or so if I'm going to have a slow day. To be...
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    Re: How to deal with a Pike on the bank ?

    Just a few pointers in addition to what people have already said above:

    Pike aren't homicidal maniacs. They won't make lunges at you to try to bite off your fingers. If you handle them correctly...
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    Re: All change yet again.

    In my opinion there is always a danger that fishing can become a bit like Groundhog Day if you always fish in the same places for the same species of fish. I fish a lot - most days if the weather is...
  22. Thread: Dropshot

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    Re: Dropshot

    I reckon the rod will be fine.

    I do a lot of dropshotting and it's a lot of fun. A couple of bits of advice though, if you're interested.

    Unless you intend fishing somewhere where there are...
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    Re: When to call it a day on a canal?

    Light conditions and lure fishing are an interesting topic.

    Most people I think would agree that really bright conditions are not the most conducive to lure fishing, but that's not to say you...
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    Re: First time out....

    I don't think you need to get too disheartened. I fished The Soar at Kegworth on Saturday, so not a million miles from where you must have been. The fishing was slow for me too (I had three fish in...
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    Re: Best lures and spinners for perch and pike

    Absolutely agree. A Mepps will catch both perch AND pike very effectively.
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