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

    I'm itching to get on the Leeds Liverpool Canal. Will be using my 11ft Diawa float rod, fishing light with maggots or worm. My ambition, before all this kicked off, was to explore the canal more. It...
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    Re: Lockdown effect on fishing ?

    I wasn't referring to you being selfish or thinking the world revolves around you. Irony? Hey there's some right there!
    I was referring to the groups of lads still wandering about. The people...
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    Re: Lockdown effect on fishing ?

    I think the current situation throws the real character of people into very sharp focus. There are those that take their responsibility to wider society seriously, unfortunately there are many people...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Our final fishing trip was before the "lockdown." Took my little girl out with a pint of mixed red n white maggots and set her 3m whip up for her. I was fishing with my float rod, treble maggot on a...
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    Re: Starting back up again

    Hi Jon. I returned to fishing after a long break and was surprised at some of the developments in tackle.
    Many years ago I fished with a 13 foot Shakespeare match rod, a 9 foot Shakespeare leger rod...
  6. Thread: Float making.

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    Re: Float making.

    That's a bargain and I would love one. Unfortunately, once I've factored in the expense of the divorce after I unveiled it, it's not really worth it.
  7. Thread: Float making.

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    Re: Float making.

    I'm on another float making mission, all very rough and ready, but I enjoy it.
    Have been using reed from a broken garden screen as waggler bodies and inserts from scewers. I also found a sealed...
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    Re: River feeder rod

    I don't do a lot of river fishing unfortunately, but I would have no concerns about taking my TF Gear Compact All Rounder rod.
    I put a short review in the tackle review section on here with some...
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    Re: If you target a certain species of fish.....

    My favourite fish is still the perch, it was the first fish I remember catching and I still think they are the most striking looking fish we have.
    My perfect fishing day would include roach, tench...
  10. Thread: Crexit?

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    Re: Crexit?

    I'm sure it's not just a Liverpool thing, but a lot of the carp population is quite transient. I've been told of carp caught from one park lake being transported to another water. That's how some of...
  11. Thread: Crexit?

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    Re: Crexit?

    That's the issue that bugs me the most. I fish a fairly small pond regularly, it reminds me of the places I grew up learning to fish on. I still enjoy chucking a float out but it is impossible to be...
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    Re: For all the blurb and modern advances…

    Personally I choose to fish in a very simple manner. I have to be honest and say that I get a real kick out of catching a couple of decent fish on a homemade float or a simple sliding drilled bullet...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    It was my last day off work and I was determined to get some fishing in. Following two blanks, one of which using the dreaded drop shot rod, I really wanted some fish bending the rod.
    It was a case...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Got this from ALDI in Liverpool....:wh

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    Re: How did you get on?

    In my experience its waggling a rubber fish on a hook that is ignored completely by real fish.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    The desire to get out after finishing my night shifts proved too much. I only had a couple of hours, despite stating that I was giving up my attempts at drop shotting, I foolishly chose to have...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    I've never fished Greenbank before, heard there's been some nice sized perch come out.
    The tent boy invasion is the reason I want to visit and catch from all the parks; they seem to becoming purely...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Jeremy Wack's Liverpool Park Lake challenge....it's a winner! Sounds like it should be on Discovery Shed channel!
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Will carve out a niche for myself as a scally Jeremy Wade!
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Yes, but it's changed since I fished it as a kid. Now full of chubby carp, the lads lining the banks in their bivvies know their names.

    Liverpool Council offer free fishing on all park lakes,...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Today was my only chance to go fishing this week, decided to make a start on my project of catching from every park lake in Liverpool. After dropping my big lad off at school, I headed for Greenbank...
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    TFGEAR Compact All Rounder Rod (8-10ft)

    I've used this rod for almost two years and have found it adaptable, robust and well made.
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    On sale at Go Outdoors for £59.99 (I got mine for £49.99) I would not hesitate to recommend it.
    I've...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    I thought it looked like a chub but I'm fairly certain nobody would have transferred chub to our little pond.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Sorry for thread diversion, this was amongst my fish from yesterday.
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    I think it is a grass carp? I'm no carp expert and was wondering what any of you more knowledgeable guys think. Cheers.
  25. Re: What was your first fish and where did you catch It ?

    My first fish was a perch caught on a big hook tied to black cotton, a big old worm as bait and a matchstick float. It was 1976 in the summer holidays with my uncle and cousin at The Seven Sisters in...
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