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    Re: What is the weight of these roach

    Both very true. Around the pound mark lengths are all over the place but climb into the higher weight brackets and they steady up. Over three pounds one extra inch in length means an enormous gain in...
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    Re: What is the weight of these roach

    That's the one I read and saw there was no way with chub to produce a graph! You probably could for individual rivers and get something out of it though. There is one by Fred Buller for European pike...
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    Re: What is the weight of these roach

    Yes it would!

    But, the graph wasn't really made to give a handy ready reckoner, though it functions as one. I made it this time last year so I could predict a fishery's maximum potential weight...
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    Re: What is the weight of these roach

    Is this of any use? I compiled the roach graph by measuring some of my own fish and plotting them along with those from a list published by Faddist in "Roach Fishing' 1949. The curve was computer...
  5. Thread: idlers quest

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    Re: idlers quest

    No, I don't think so peter. Why? Has someone been trolling as an impersonator?:eek:
  6. Thread: idlers quest

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    Re: idlers quest

    Thanks for mentioning it Jason, really glad you like it enough to care to, and sorry to everyone else for my not coming over to reply earlier, but i've only just been notified.

    Idler's Quest is...
  7. Thread: Single species

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    Roach, no contest. You can happily grow very old...

    Roach, no contest. You can happily grow very old chasing roach...
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    My local canal has sen an upturn in visitor...

    My local canal has sen an upturn in visitor numbers over the past year with plenty of people coming along and fishing. There aren't exactly crowds of anglers but a healthy number fishing on any given...
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    I was going to speak, but Paul, you took the...

    I was going to speak, but Paul, you took the words out of my mouth...

    ---------- Post added at 19:39 ---------- Previous post was at 19:36 ----------



    Anyone with an iota of intelligence got...
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    The water at half depth is probably moving at...

    The water at half depth is probably moving at half the speed of the water up top in a deep swim, and the water at full depth a fraction of it. If the fish are sitting two feet off bottom in a swim...
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    It's oh so quiet. Harvey, I'd guess we are now...

    It's oh so quiet.

    Harvey, I'd guess we are now standing at the very edge of angling knowledge...
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    Harvey, I think what happened was that you saw...

    Harvey, I think what happened was that you saw the misty perfection of the morning and thought , fish, and he thought, picture first, then fish.
  13. Thread: Not Again

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    No, but for the purposes of the great story it's...

    No, but for the purposes of the great story it's a shame it wasn't and I was convinced ever since the story broke all that time ago now when I was a boy carper struggling to put any bloody carp of...
  14. Thread: Not Again

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    Of course I do. Real carp angling is when a man...

    Of course I do. Real carp angling is when a man in a floppy hat stalks a carp with freelined corn, hooks and lands it with the hand me down rod used to land the previous all time best. With due...
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    Harvey, you can get UV dye...

    Harvey, you can get UV dye, it's used for tracing leaks. However, I'm not actually sure that the Dye is UV coloured or just reacts to UV light shone upon it, or even if that is the same thing?...
  16. Thread: Not Again

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    It's the fish of your lifetime, Ray, plus mine...

    It's the fish of your lifetime, Ray, plus mine and every angler who ever lived in England!

    The Irish fish is not my record, nor is any carp after Yates's fifty. Some things stay forever etched in...
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    I have access to a club stretch of the Wark's...

    I have access to a club stretch of the Wark's Avon, two miles divided exactly in two by a weir that effectively creates two different fisheries, upstream is open and sits in a water meadow and the...
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    Just out of interest Ray, how long was the fish...

    Just out of interest Ray, how long was the fish retained for? This is not a 'funny' question either, it's just that I have mulled over what exactly I would do If I ever had the good fortune to...
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    Tee-Cee. It took some time to find the reference,...

    Tee-Cee. It took some time to find the reference, but here it is.

    The New Compleat Angler, P117, Downes/Knoweldon, Orbis, 1983

    On roach and rudd ~

    "...they have a short-wave violet sensitive...
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    Every time I fish a river it is full of fish...

    Every time I fish a river it is full of fish because I keep catching them as proof. I really have no clue what all the 'good ol days' crew are on about when they complain that 'things ain't what they...
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    I never take a phone even though I really should....

    I never take a phone even though I really should. Then again, as all the fishing emergencies I've suffered have involved a complete body submersion I still don't see the need as they die in water,...
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    Roach are very sensitive to violet apparently. I...

    Roach are very sensitive to violet apparently. I always wondered whether bread or white maggots dyed violet would be an improvement?
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    I fished the Lower Itchen on Tuesday and was...

    I fished the Lower Itchen on Tuesday and was having plenty of fun with the small grayling up to twelve ounces and the occasional small brownie on trotted red maggots, then I switched over to single...
  24. Thread: sea fishing

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    Hi Farlough, I see Killibegs has thrown up a...

    Hi Farlough,

    I see Killibegs has thrown up a wolf fish recently! Ugly looking brutes but good eating apparently...
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    Matthew, I've fished Arnside couple of times and...

    Matthew, I've fished Arnside couple of times and it's good fun on light tackle. As Chris has said, you don't want heavy gear as it just spoils the enjoyment, a carp rod is OK, even a heavy feeder or...
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