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  1. Thread: Morale booster

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    Re: Morale booster

    The club dug this lake out of water Cress beds back in the 1930s and the springs erupting from the bed make it a great winter venue as the springs are a constant temperature all year round.
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    Re: Morale booster

    Maybe he’s been in the seal sanctuary down by the lizard in Cornwall and got used to humans?

    Keith
  3. Re: Where will you go and what Tackle will you use when........

    Venues and tackle?

    I’m itching to get back onto my local estate lake and try for a few of the Tench that have been recently stocked; using My Drennan Tench float rod and the Shimano Aero 4000FA...
  4. Thread: Morale booster

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    Re: Morale booster

    Here’s an old shot from the early 1980s of a Chub lying next to one of my original 11ft John Wilson Avon/Quiver rods and a Black Cat Centrepin.

    https://i.postimg.cc/hjwZyqHS/Chub-n-Pin775x600.jpg...
  5. Thread: Morale booster

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    Can you spot the Heron?
    (You might need a magnifier)

    https://i.postimg.cc/q76dq3qJ/Thames-Wier3-2008-05051296x972.jpg

    Keith
  6. Thread: Forum changes

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    Re: Forum changes

    Sorry to hear you are leaving the editor post Cliff.

    Will you still be contributing to FM? (I hope so)

    Keith
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    Re: Drilled bullets

    I’m the same, you took the words out of my mouth Ian :)

    I used to occasionally use some lead wire wound tightly around the shank of a size 4 hook but haven’t used this for years.

    If I’m Piking...
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    Re: Confessions of an Angler

    I remember watching that film and that was my high street that he was cycling down on those shots.

    Its changed quite a bit now.

    Keith
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    Re: Confessions of an Angler

    A friend and I were waggler fishing for Tench one very early morning on a local gravel pit and I hooked a nice Tench which was giving a good account of itself, and my mate offered to net it for me;...
  10. Thread: Morale booster

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    Results of a night on the Kennet from around 1976/77 when it was OK to have photos like this.

    https://i.postimg.cc/CMfrWr7p/CE83-D60-B-9-EFF-4902-91-AC-2-E8-FF0-A7-B939.jpg

    Of course we...
  11. Thread: Morale booster

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    This lockdown is driving me nuts :)

    https://i.postimg.cc/rmX2sxwG/Forum-zpssksxg15e.gif

    Keith
  12. Thread: Morale booster

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    Even more so when the’re coloured as richly as this one :)

    https://i.postimg.cc/FsZMzD69/IMG-0025.jpg

    Keith
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    Re: What's your favourite feature to fish to?

    Two of my favourites are: Undercuts on the outside of bends, especially if they have a lot of undergrowth cover over them and not too many roots; and undercuts directly under weir sills;...
  14. Thread: Forum changes

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    Re: Forum changes

    Sorry to hear about Cliffs departure as editor.

    Look forward to seeing the new forum layout

    Keith
  15. Thread: Morale booster

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    Also seen in many ‘Wild West Shows’ according to the song :)

    Along with the hellarewe tribe which are pigmies who live in tall grasslands and all day long they run around jumping up and down...
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    Re: Through Action Rod ?

    For float fishing I look for a rod with a fairly crisp tip action which is capable of picking the line off of the surface easily on the strike (especially at medium to longer ranges) as long as there...
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    If I had a pound for every time the bubbles carried on right past my float with just tremble of the float (because the Tench were sucking deep down in the silt after bloodworm etc. and missed my bait...
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    https://i.postimg.cc/cCS0tM57/5539862-E-0-F4-B-4400-AB47-5568-E8-B9-B43-B.jpg

    A dark brown Common Carp from my local stream

    Keith
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    Re: Auto-Renewing April 1st Licences

    I’m not renewing mine till the current lockdown ends.

    Keith
  20. Re: Can you say which is the heavier of these two fish....

    The first one looks slightly thicker set in the body with a slightly larger head and looks about 4ins or 5ins longer than the second one so my guess is:

    First one about 9½lb and second around 8lb?...
  21. Thread: Morale booster

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    Re: Morale booster

    https://i.postimg.cc/7ZmF3jYL/Holme-Laceylake.jpg

    This is the lake in the grounds of the Warner’s hotel next to Hereford where we should have been spending this weekend (from Fri to Mon) but we...
  22. Thread: Morale booster

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    https://i.postimg.cc/63HVhWrP/JPEG-image.jpg

    By the expression on its face I must have forgotten to use any under arm deodorant that day :)

    Keith
  23. Thread: Morale booster

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    Spot the man made Cave where we used to store our boats.
    All it holds now are bats.

    https://i.postimg.cc/Bvpn5Dsx/IMG-0179-zps030ccca7.jpg

    Keith
  24. Thread: Morale booster

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    A remote and relatively unfished stream holding some nice Chub, Dace and a few trout that I occasionally fish when I need a bit of a break from Barbel.
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    Re: Lockdown effect on fishing ?

    Im very reluctantly abiding by the rules and not going fishing, although I could get in my car and travel a mile away to a private estate lake and not come in contact with another soul all day...
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