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    Re: Hi from new member Peter

    Hi Peter and Welcome to Fishingmagic . . . .
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    Re: Lockdown effect on fishing ?

    When it comes to making rules in times such as these it is worth remembering that there will always be those who think that they can find some "wiggle room" to support their chosen view . . . like;
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  3. Re: Why not have lure fishing at Farmoor reservoir?

    Let me put it this way:

    I pay a significant sum of money for my rod on the Itchen and even then it is only for every second Saturday in the season . . .

    For my money I get an entire beat to...
  4. Re: Why not have lure fishing at Farmoor reservoir?

    That Farmoor have taken a deliberate decision to not allow lure anglers is due to the market that they understand . . . . personally I'd rather fish a fly only water and have a syndicate membership...
  5. Re: Why not have lure fishing at Farmoor reservoir?

    The owners/managers of a venue know their market far better than anyone else.

    That said, the only way that they are successful is when the marketplace supports their decisions and it seems that...
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    Re: Born again

    Hello Robbie and Welcome back to fishing in general and FishingMagic in particular.
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    Re: Are you still buying new tackle?

    I ordered some heavy nymph hooks and some traditionl nymph hooks from Orvis onlne and then found some new threads online so ordered a few new colours.

    I also ordered a new spare spool for my...
  8. Re: Where will you go and what Tackle will you use when........

    I will be on a local stretch of the Hampshire Avon as soon as allowed with a Sage #4 rod and reel and a box of dry flies with a few nymphs in a spare box, just in case . . . . .

    The river is...
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    re: Are you still buying new tackle?

    I have just received 4 new fly lines for some of my reels together with backing line and some leader materials.

    I ordered them online (unusually for me) and yesterday I ordered some additional fly...
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    Re: Lockdown effect on fishing ?

    Will an enforced shutdown of fishing have any effect greater than that which was an annual event prior to the Close Season being abolished on still waters and some canals?


    We had that...
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    Re: Can we.......

    Under the 2020 Act individual fines of up to £1000 are permissable as is the power for the police to forcibly remove people to a place of safety . . . .

    The Bill provides for some far-reaching...
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    Re: Can we.......

    Currently the police can only "request" that people fishing pack up and go home.

    That will change by Thursday when the Emergency Powers Bill receives Royal Assent and then quite large fines will...
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    Re: Morale booster

    Hello Mike,

    I had to delete the entire post as it was not possible to delete just the one photo.

    Probably best to remake the post with the two allowable pictures.

    tight lines,

    Peter
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    Re: Can we.......

    With the exception of one FM event years ago I have never fished in the close season, and I don’t start my trout fishing until July either so it won’t bother me at all.

    That has always been my...
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    Re: Swingtipping

    It was a very popular method in the early days of the big Danish lakes matches, but was superseded by the butt swinger that was much quicker to set when the bites were coming thick and fast.

    There...
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    Re: Hello glendy

    Hello and Welcome to FishingMagic
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    Re: Hello

    Hello, and welcome to FishingMagic
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    Re: Dace

    There are still few decent dace swims on the Hampshire Avon around Downton, typically in the 10 to 14 ounce range.

    Trotting for dace on a summer evening used to be lovely eay to spend a few...
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    Re: Single most expensive item of tackle

    I will refrain from being too specific as I think one of my ex-wives looks in here on occasion.

    Suffice to say you can look up the cost of a Barder Merlin online ;)

    My Milo 10-10 pole when I...
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    Re: Tackle maintenance

    I remember oiling keep nets and back then the local tackle shop had a pervasive aroma of linseed oil and ammonia from the gentles.
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    Re: Tackle maintenance

    After every trip rods and reels are dried and cleaned and if necessary oiled as well. My nets are rinsed and hung up to dry outside.

    Rig items that have been used are replaced and a general tidy...
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    Re: The good ol' days of fishing

    I'm not sure who is credited with the saying that, "nostalgia ain't what it used to be" but personally, I think he or she, was wrong.

    While the fishing landscape is constantly changing it doesn't...
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    Re: Very big float!

    Mark, the Fishing Gazette was a weekly publication that covered sea, coarse and game fishing with weekly results from around the country and was inaugurated in 1877 (date needs checking)

    It was...
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    Re: Very big float!

    The three rotund floats are Fishing Gazette style pike bungs.

    They will I’ll look great for a rub down and repaint.
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    Re: Old Newbie !

    Hello Paul and Welcome to FishingMagic
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