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  1. Fished the free stretch of the Thames by Windsor...

    Fished the free stretch of the Thames by Windsor Rugby pitch last sunday from 5pm to 10pm. Not a thing.
    Will keep on trying!
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    Thanks for all the insight. My favourite local...

    Thanks for all the insight.

    My favourite local fisheryhas a boillie ban and we've not been using them for 2+ years and of course have become efficient with other baits.

    With this...
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    Cheers Andy will review.

    Cheers Andy will review.
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    At risk of becoming awfully unpopular I'm going...

    At risk of becoming awfully unpopular I'm going to ask a really silly question:

    - Why boillies?

    More and more venues seem to be banning these as a ground bait and even a hook bait.

    Why do...
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    I'm a weekend fisherman living in Windsor. My...

    I'm a weekend fisherman living in Windsor.

    My family let me fish on Sunday's but occassionally I fancy a night session. I've got the gear as I have the occassional week or long week end in France....
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    Bovril sandwich in the morning. Corned beef,...

    Bovril sandwich in the morning.

    Corned beef, cheese slice, salt and tommy sauce for lunch - with a Star Bar for dessert.

    Paprika pringles as a snack throughout the day.

    I've tried changing...
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    Love it. The visual connection is superb -the...

    Love it. The visual connection is superb -the fish sucking down freebies and then watching your bait disappear into that reaching mouth and then theline straigthens out - can't beat that.

    But hey...
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    Hey Paul - surely you are falling to tricks of...

    Hey Paul - surely you are falling to tricks of the retail World.

    Just because it's half price you feel you should buy it! The advice you have been given seems pretty sound. I too have a torch...
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    RG - poor statement - poor programme. Fishing...

    RG - poor statement - poor programme.

    Fishing programmes like this are so inaccessible to most of us.

    I used to love Day Ticket.

    Why - because that's the World most of us live in and can get...
  10. Thread: The Big One

    by Nik Foad
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    So - no threads in reference to the Big One in...

    So - no threads in reference to the Big One in Farnborough this weekend?

    I went along with a pal on Sunday who has recently started fishing with me as his guide/tutor (poor chap!) Blind leading...
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    Darn Sarf is still full of opportunities for good...

    Darn Sarf is still full of opportunities for good value fishing.

    Living in Windsor I am a club member with wonderful access to the River Thames and over 7 lakes - ranging from old country ponds to...
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    Day Breamer Your shop keeper did one of two...

    Day Breamer

    Your shop keeper did one of two things here:

    First - he's in sales. His job is to sell and whenever possible UPsell.

    Second - maybehe is offeringgenuine advice. Maybe75 quid is...
  13. Thread: What camera

    by Nik Foad
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    I echo the phone camera posts. Just upgraded...

    I echo the phone camera posts.

    Just upgraded my phone to a SAMSUNG Pixon MM800. An eight Mega pixel camera. It has multiple modes for different light settings and you can email your photos from...
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    Don't frown upon kids that aren't fishing...

    Don't frown upon kids that aren't fishing correctly - give them some of your knowledge.

    They're the fishing future and we all started somewhere.
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    This weekend should be promising. Long cold...

    This weekend should be promising.

    Long cold spell followed by a week of above average temperatures - surely that stir the fish into action of the lakes?

    Rivers - can be productive in the...
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    That's unfortunate - I guess he doesn't want your...

    That's unfortunate - I guess he doesn't want your business.

    Not a good move on his behalf I'd expect!
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    I have a local tackle shop in Windsor that I use...

    I have a local tackle shop in Windsor that I use each weekend when fishing.

    I bought my first rods from the owner Malcolm Hicks and he drew my first rigs on paper for me to learn.

    I can't...
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    Pondwood - was my first visit to a commercial and...

    Pondwood - was my first visit to a commercial and 3 years later I still keep visiting. 3 good lakes offering something for every angler of all skill levels from small to medium carp in the middle...
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    Brave time to start fishing after a lay off!

    Brave time to start fishing after a lay off!
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    Sunday - off fishing on Sunday. Taking a...

    Sunday - off fishing on Sunday.

    Taking a beginner - a bit like the blind leading the blind - so really hope to deliver some fish.

    Going to a quiet local commercial - so pretty confident that I...
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    ...and I'd be happy to take some annual leave to...

    ...and I'd be happy to take some annual leave to man the gun boats!
    Sinking a rogue trawler maybe nearly as satisfying as landing a 9lb river chub!!
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    Alan You have yet again lowered my confidence...

    Alan

    You have yet again lowered my confidence in our ability to oversee the protection of our seas balanced against the need to earn money and recover taxes.

    Not a great picture.
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    Mark I too watched this program. Perhaps what...

    Mark I too watched this program.

    Perhaps what is worse is the story played out last week.

    A trawler hunting for haddock kept catching cod instead. They bagged up on cod and kept hunting for...
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    I fish in and around the Thames Valley area -...

    I fish in and around the Thames Valley area - mostly on commercials and I've been checked at least 5 times and this is only my second season as a fisherman.
    I've never been checked on a river...
  25. Thread: Carp Landing

    by Nik Foad
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    Brendan - I'll look into the Klinx. Peter -...

    Brendan - I'll look into the Klinx.

    Peter - this is the policy I have followed but it's amazing how the fights vary from venue to venue.

    Thanks for the pointers.
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