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    Re: All this Rain

    Oh I didnt know that. See you Monday.
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    Re: All this Rain

    Wasted. I recall John Wilson saying that they built reservoirs in the wrong places. They are built to take water from the bwater table thus spoiling the rivers. If they took it from near the coast...
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    Re: All this Rain

    We have had so much rain here and the ground is so saturated it only takes a drop of rain for the rivers to start the upward graph on the river reports. The fields are still like lakes in places.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Up to the Wolds for some wagglering. Three carp and one bream. I did think about taking a photo for all the bream affectionardos on here but it started raining.:wh
    I was pleased to see roach albeit...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    NAH ! 11 m is all I need. Its a good quality one for silvers. Very light and slim. No need to pay for an extra 5 m I don't need.
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    Re: Maggot riddle

    Yes when you think about the foul smelling mud and gunge on the bottom which the fish suck in and blow out they cannot be that fussy about dietry delicacies.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Not fishing but......I took a trip to Bobco Anglings Aladins Cave today. I picked up a new pole and bits which is my Christmas pressy from my sandwich maker.
    If the staff in all the tackle shops...
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    Re: To pole or not to pole

    My good lady the sandwich maker wanted to buy me a Christmas present. Tomorrow I am off to Bobco at Leeds to pick up a brand new pole. Happy days.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Re the magpie... I have seen a group of magpies attacking one of their kind in a kind of gang brawl. I wonder if your magpies face didn't fit.
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    Re: To pole or not to pole

    I made my first pole aged about 12 or 13 from a length of bamboo and a 2 foot fibre glass tip one could buy from rod building supplies. It was about 14foot when rods were about 11 foot. I made it...
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    To pole or not to pole

    That is the question!
    There has been a little bit of friendly banter on here about using/not using a pole.

    I don't use one very often but have recently re elasticated my old pole of about 30...
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    Re: Hello - New to FM

    Welcome to FM. Keep at it. It will come right in the end. Let us know when you catch something on a lure.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    A day on the canal. Very coloured. A dry day however. Lots and lots of bites .Nothing big just fun with perch and roach. Plus two bonuses.
    The first was this little tommy ruffe. I have not had one...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Reading the posts from Flight and PC it tallies with my experiences this week. Utter useless. A rare and complete blank in fact with not a single bite or twitch. I presume its the sudden frosts after...
  15. Re: Anglers, clubs and fishery managers urged to use review to get cormorants on the

    I did this a week or two ago. Rayner, this is not an AT survey, they are just encouraging anglers to fill it in. Its the survey that decides what goes on the General Licence for the shooting of...
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    Re: Are you tempted I was.

    Because money has been tight in the past for me I still find the padlock on my wallet difficult to unlock.
    I do buy tackle nowadays but only to replace stuff that is getting worn out or broken.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    A well know swim. Haven't been there for 25 years! Used to be wall to wall gonks close in. Nice to see the photo.
  18. Thread: My Carp lake

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    Re: My Carp lake

    Good luck. Having a place mostly to oneself is great. Why not try one rod on a boilie method and another in a different direction on an alternative to see what up?
    I know blokes who carp up here in...
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    Re: Carp Fishing as Beginner

    Did anyone mention posting on HDYGO NEXT week? You say you havn't used a rod and reel. You wanted advice. You are obviously inexperienced but know a lot. Good luck, over and out.
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    Is the grass always greener

    Whats your attitude to your choice of venue in these inclement weather times.

    My own horizons have been narrowed considerably lately. I would normally at this time be on a large river after pike...
  21. Thread: My Carp lake

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    Re: My Carp lake

    Is it a big lake or something more modest. Has it got a good head of carp. They do tend to bunch up when it gets really cold.
    If its quite small and you can find where they patrol or shoal up there...
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    Re: Carp Fishing as Beginner

    I have been thinking about this thread today. Without being patronising, how experienced are you? To go from only ever having used a pole to big carp is a mighty leap. Makins to Abbey Lakes a similar...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Did someone say it might rain today. It blooming poured all day again. Determined to get a bite or two after my debacle on Monday on the Trent, I headed to a small water on the Wolds with worm and...
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    Re: Bargains. Let us know.

    John, I think it was you who put on here about the silicone meat stops? They arrived from China I think. Anyway I have used them a couple of times and they work a treat. I have never been able to be...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    PC. That looked a nice dry calm place to fish. My day today was a bit different. I made a bad decision. I fancied a barbel as the Trent has dropped down to be within its banks.
    I parked up away from...
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