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    Re: Why go Fishing?

    RE match fishing and pleasure - wasn't it the late great Jan Porter who wasn't overly keen on match fishing and very much considered it to be a vocation and a bit of a chore, but did it because he...
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    Re: Preston reflow Line?

    I found exactly the same, and I tried it in various breaking strains (depending on what I was after on the day) from 2lb 10oz up to 9lb. I also found that it was an absolute nightmare if you were...
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    Re: Greys Prowla wire

    Thanks for the replies chaps.

    Jeff - doesn't really bother me that it's not coated, so it's not a decider either way.

    steve2 - as I said, it's not cheap in the grand scheme of things (£80 for...
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    Greys Prowla wire

    I've been offered a joblot of ex shop stock Greys Prowla trace wire in various strengths. It's not cheap, but for the amount of wire on offer (50 spools of the stuff) and the price asked for it it's...
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    Re: Total Fishing Tackle - CHEATS!

    Alas this is all too common a problem with shops that also have their own online presence away from eBay, especially when they stock as much as this place does. Must be impossible keeping tabs on...
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    Re: Clever New Hooklength System

    I just use the humble (unbranded) rig bin - length doesn't matter and you can get loads in the small ones.

    Mind you, the flatness of the Preston and Guru boxes make them easier to store and...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Went to one of the local pits with the father in law last week. Targeting tench, but they didn't oblige (not a sniff of one all day), so instead we were bagging up on silvers. I reckon we managed...
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    Re: Best bait for tench

    Yep.

    Most of my tench fishing back in the 90s was with snails and maggots, although I tended to buy big bags of snails already dead from pet food and farm shops (as in shops that sold farm supply...
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    Re: Clever New Hooklength System

    Wagon Wheels.

    NO WAY are they the same size as they used to be...
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    Re: New to river angling

    Regardless of whether or not there's enough flow for rolling, it's not exactly the best tactic for a river newbie to start on as 1) it's nowhere near as easy as the old hands make it look, and 2)...
  11. Thread: Spam...

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    Re: Spam...

    Yeah, but are there any without Spam?

    (etc)
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    Re: Preventing sun/heat stroke

    I'm not quite as...less young as you (I'm 40), but it's exactly the same for me in that full covering, hat, cream, sunglasses, plenty of liquids etc just don't seem to do anything to prevent it now. ...
  13. Re: Returned to fishing? What changes have you noticed?

    This is my third year back after a 20+ year lay-off because life "got in the way".

    I would say the biggest noticeable change to me is how much rods and tackle have been stepped up - 1lb+ rods and...
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    Re: Preventing sun/heat stroke

    That's often the problem, though - due to either the orientation and/or lack of shade giving areas in a lot of the places I fish, keeping in the shade isn't really an option - it's a case of avoiding...
  15. Thread: Monster carp

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    Re: Monster carp

    I think it's good that Monster Carp exists, and fair play to ITV for giving it such a (relatively) prominent channel and time slot, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if it's done more to pique the...
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    Re: Continental manufacturers of tackle

    As others have said, hardly anything by the big manufacturers is made in the UK (or Europe, for that matter) these days, and hasn't been for years. The closest you're likely to see from them is a...
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    Re: Best bait for tench

    Red maggots, worms, sweetcorn and, sorry to say, boilies, in that order, with a lot of groundbait high in attractant but low in actual food.

    Unfortunately everything else likes maggots, worms and...
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    Preventing sun/heat stroke

    Bit of an odd one this (or maybe not)...

    I seem to have become VERY susceptible to heat/sun stroke over the last couple of years, despite keeping well hydrated, always wearing a hat (even in dull...
  19. Help IDing and confirming details of Bob James rods

    Wasn't quite sure which sub-forum to post this in, but figured it would get most views here.

    Am I right in saying that there were three iterations of the range of Bob James rods? Those that were...
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    Re: Favourite presenter on youtube

    Graeme's style isn't really to my taste either, but (without having been the victim of his bankside shenanigans) he explains tackle and techniques extremely well and, at the end of the day, I think...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    First trip out this season last week to the Bristol Avon.

    Pretty hard going, even though the conditions seemed perfect (muggy, overcast, light breeze) - two barbel lost first thing (one slipped...
  22. Re: Do short rods give less control over a hooked fish

    As someone who regularly uses a short (9ft) rod for stalking carp, and spinning for pike, in my experience you can give more direct heft with a shorter rod, but have much more control with a longer...
  23. Thread: Meat as a bait

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    Re: Meat as a bait

    Currently testing out the BBQ flavour Spam. The jury is out at the mo, as my one and only trip thus far this season was effectively a blank.

    But meat, and specifically Spam, is my go-to for...
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    Re: Cost of changing rod handles

    How much did they cost?

    Don't worry, I'm not going to hold you to a quote - I'm just asking purely out of curiosity.
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    Re: Cost of changing rod handles

    Thanks for the replies all.


    And there was me thinking it was just a "simple" matter of stripping off the old material, smoothing off the exposed butt and then gluing on the new cork and reel...
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