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  1. Re: Fishing method you are unlikely to pursue

    Well, I suppose it's better than sitting on concrete rocks in the rain........................:)
  2. Re: Fishing method you are unlikely to pursue

    Sitting on concrete steps in the rain.................;)
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    Re: A soggy day at Boddington ressie....

    Thanks for organising Simon - good to meet up with the 'usual faces' again and Gordon and Pete for the first, and hopefully not the last, time. Looking forward to the next one..............
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    Re: How to deal with a Pike on the bank ?

    Look to see where your hooks are before proceeding to handle the fish. Insert two fingers under the gill plate, keeping them well away from any hooks. Lift the pike's head and its mouth will usually...
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    Re: The Boddington fish in thread...

    See you folks there...........................
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    Re: The Boddington fish in thread...

    It's only light rain that's forecast Skip - think of the weather that Windy brought to the LIF all those years ago and we're still here to tell the tale...................:)
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    Re: The Boddington fish in thread...

    Young whippersnapper....................:rolleyes:
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    Re: Chub and the future

    Possibly the main difference then is that I tend to fish where, in most cases, no one else fishes....

    To give you an example a couple of weeks ago I fished (which was) a shallow gravel dace swim...
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    Re: Chub and the future

    Not sure which part of the Gt Ouse you fish but there are plenty of chub to the stretches that i fish - the thing is I don't fish it too often as it's a 20 minute drive and I have better river/stream...
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    Re: The Boddington fish in thread...

    It must have been the shock of even seeing the outside of GMs wallet.....................;)
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    Re: The Boddington fish in thread...

    The first time I met Evan (Windy) was at that early MF fish'in organised by Clarkie some years ago. He arrived at his usual time (late morning) introduced himself and set up in the next swim to me....
  12. Thread: Hook packets

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    Re: Hook packets

    100 Mustad in a little cardboard box - tie your own - those were the days.............:)
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    Re: Single circle hooks for pike.

    Usually one hooked through the tail or head depending on how it’s being fished. Bury Hill have had a singles only rule for some years and you can get some info from their site HERE
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    Re: Single circle hooks for pike.

    I've not used circles but have used large singles since the 70's without any problems. I believe that, as with any setup, the ones you lose are generally small jacks that haven't got a proper hold...
  15. Thread: Dropshot

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    Re: Dropshot

    When I first started drop shotting many years ago before it became popular over here I used an old quiver tip rod and caught fish.......
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    Re: Best all rounder 8lb mono ?

    The best design for a f/sl reel would be if the clutch/baitrunner acted on the bail-arm rotor rather than the spool. That way the line would always come off the way it went on.
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    Re: Shotting for a stick float

    Must have been hairy with all that small boat traffic.........................;)
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    Re: Shotting for a stick float

    For the size of float/depth Mike think 1 x no 4 for each foot of depth - unless the flow is very strong then up size to compensate.............
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    Re: How did you get on?

    I’ve had had a few sessions on the local river and streams over the last couple of weeks after the resident chub. Plenty of smaller ones on the ‘lead’ and some larger ones on the stick.....Also some...
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    Re: Size of Bait for Roach??

    Me too. If I'm stalking fish in a clear river/stream (and as I only tend to fish during mid morning - mid pm these days - let's face it the fish are there 24 hrs a day you just have to adapt to the...
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    Re: Pre-tied hook links.

    From the amount that's turned out I'd be very surprised if it wasn't by machine/s
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    Re: The Boddington fish in thread...

    There were more pubs for directional guidance in those days..................;)
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    Re: The Boddington fish in thread...

    Or if you're approaching from the east use NN11 6XB (Boddington Road Junction with Westhorpe Lane) and just follow the Boddington Road West for about 900m - the car park is on the...
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    Re: Best all rounder 8lb mono ?

    You didn't scroll far enough down the list.....................
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    Re: Best all rounder 8lb mono ?

    Pro-Gold also comes in spools of 100m, 500m, 1000m and 5000m..


    PS Just found a link CLICKHERE
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