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    Re: man fined for killing shark

    Way back in 1969, I hooked a small great white shark whilst fishing for bluefish off the KwaZulu Natal coast.It was probably about as big as the one shown here.

    I managed to drag it through the...
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    Re: Why Buy Fishing Mags

    Judging from what I have read here, if I had money to invest, the bottom of my list would be a UK angling magazine, although to be fair, Coarse Angling Today is the best of a mediocre bunch.

    The...
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    Re: RIP Terry Lampard

    Terry was one of the all time greats.

    RIP
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    Re: Flourocarbon mainline or not?

    Please read my post carefully.

    I said "Tend" to pin the line down to the bottom which indeed it does and which will in some condition mean the use of less or even zero back leads. The more it...
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    Re: Flourocarbon mainline or not?

    Other than being almost essential for fly leaders, I would think that fluorocarbon could be very effective when legering for barbel, and other fish on rivers of course. Here the invisibility is not...
  6. Thread: gore tex jacket

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    Re: gore tex jacket

    A little bit about Gore Tex.

    The original patent was awarded to WL Gore and was for expanded PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) membranes. This polymer is also called Teflon and is used to coat...
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    Re: Places to fish in North Lincolnshire??

    The fishing in Northern Lincolnshire is wonderful, provided you are not one of these nutters who only rate roach over 3 lbs, bream over 12 lbs, pike over 30 lbs, tench over 10 lbs and barbel over 15...
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    Re: A gem from Angling History

    Phil - What an absolutely fascinating thread. I initially thought that the "graining" could have been a dace, or maybe even a dace/chub or dace/roach hybrid - if such things exist. I note that it was...
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    Re: making your own tackle

    If you are a fly fisherman, there is a tremendous advantage in being able to tie your own flies. With a bit of practice you can make them better and more durable than many flies bought in shops.
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    Re: Mr Crabtree what do you think?

    The Crabtrees of 2013:

    "And there we have a lovely tench Peter - see the nice little red eye."

    "That's because you've been out on the **** all night; did you get it off with Patsy again?"
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    Re: Split-Cane Test Curves

    But in my opinion the best effect carbon has in fishing rods in in terms of fly rods.

    I have several top class rods from the stables of Greys, Harrison and Sage that will knock any cane rod into...
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    Re: Split-Cane Test Curves

    The test curve is a hypothetical value that actually in practice does not exist. It is the force required if exerted at 90 degrees to the butt of a rod that will cause the rod to bend to a point...
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    Re: Five Minutes With Ron Clay

    I have been working on it on and off for the past few months. It's not easy as much of it is historical and gleaning all the facts has been very difficult. Most of the people I knew in the 50s and...
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    Re: Weighing your fish

    I also have a set of 40 x 1 Avons which I have had for over 30 years.

    I have had digital scales which became a real pain in the ass.

    I suppose I'll have the Avons until the day I drop, they are...
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    Re: Five Minutes With Ron Clay

    I think you are going to have to wait for my book for that one.

    The River Leam is one of the most wonderful of English streams. It contains good sized chub, but nothing massive - 5lbs 3oz was my...
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    Re: Do Fish Feel Pain?

    I wonder.

    Perhaps fish possess more "intelligence" than we give them credit for. I have done a good deal of fishing for chub in small clear streams and at times they have given me the impression...
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    Re: Do Fish Feel Pain?

    The pressure on the line is one aspect of what causes a fish to pull back, or even fight longer and harder. From my own experience the sudden appearance of the angler on the bank can cause fish to...
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    Re: Your Favourite Fishing Quote

    "When we go fishing, it is not the fish that we want; what we desire is the pleasure that is obtained from overcoming the difficulties of catching them."

    Richard Stuart Walker
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    Re: Andy Renton

    An update on Andy Renton's condition.

    He has been moved to the Sheffield Hallamshire Hospital where the doctors say he will spend at least a year.

    The doctors have given him 30% chance of...
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    Andy Renton

    Talented all-round angler and member of the Don Valley Specialist Group - Andy Renton, was taken to hospital recently after a heart attack which also ruptured his spleen.

    He is in intensive care,...
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    Re: long float rod advice.

    I'll bet you are a hell of a lot younger than me.
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    Re: long float rod advice.

    And it also depends a lot on your fitness and the strength in your right/left arm.

    I have a couple of 17 footers and quite honestly, for me, they are a barstard to use. The longest rod I can trot...
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    Re: Is there a benefit to method feeders?

    I have used the method feeder on and off for close on 40 years. It seems to work best with carp, tench and bream. In fact it seems to work incredibly well with bream.

    I have also used the cage...
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    Re: How long do they live?

    I am only stating these figures from memory. As I have said, Eric Hodson was the man who did virtually all the work on fish ages and whether they slept or not, and he is not with us.

    I never meant...
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    Re: How long do they live?

    As a matter of interest, the Leney stocking that produced Clarissa cost £2-17-0, plus 7 bob for the carriage!

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