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    Re: How did you get on?

    Just back from a morning on the Gade, I hadn't visited the old girl this year and I was dreading having to do another wombling job cleaning up litter like last time, thankfully it was clean which was...
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    Re: Hemp.

    I've got mixed views on hemp but boy do fish eat it. Spent quite a few summers watching them in clear rivers and the way the different species react is quite a sight.

    As a loosefeed in midsummer...
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    Re: The river that’s a legal person

    I'm sure it will be, but unlikely to happen anywhere over here as that river is very much Maori by the looks of the article.

    Saying that though, I'm pushing for the rivers around Watford to be...
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    Re: The greatest worry for mankind

    We've already dumped stuff on the moon and one reason alien life hasn't contacted us much could be the amount of junk satellites we got floating round the planet. Should we discover something of...
  5. Re: Does anyone buy fishing tackle from Ebay ?

    Nope you cannot leave neg feedback if you are a seller - another Ebay gem of a rule they introduced a while back when a group of monkeys took over the control centre and started randomly pushing...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Nice challenge, don't let one blank set it back, bring it on!! Worthy of a thread on it's own, perhaps when completed with all the adventures along the way :thumbs:
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    Re: Floating maggots ?

    Dude you were worried about feeding fish in winter, now you wanna drip feed them diet coke?

    Be careful as for every eight you could get 7up :D
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    Re: Feeding fish in winter ?

    I should add regarding the pond fish that dad feeds them very little compared to summer months, just in case anyone whacks out a kilo of pond sticks tomorrow morning :D
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    Re: Feeding fish in winter ?

    We always feed the fish in my dads pond through winter especially warm spells. One thing to remember is pond fish are generally less likely to burn off any food due to their confines, also Koi carp...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Thanks mate but dunno about the skill bit, come to think of it the enthusiasm was waning a tad today too :D
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Back on the river this morning hoping it had dropped and it had so I went past my flood swim for what was a steady glide. Soon regretted that decision as an extra foot of water came down along with...
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    Re: Why didn’t I think of this before!

    I think inner tubes get used a bit like that

    I once taped up the bottom seat with electrical tape (the one closest to the butt) leaving the top one free to move as I found it was always the bottom...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    I Hadn’t been on a proper river trip since Autumn so headed out yesterday and it sure looked a lot different to last time, the old girl was not so much high but over the banks in places and raging...
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    Re: Water clarity vs success on canals

    I know little about drop shotting but fish the canals a lot for perch on maggot and I often see drop shotters going along, sometimes many in a day. That could be the main problem is it's now so...
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    Re: optimum hook size for a canal ?

    Matching the hook to bait size is relevant as a basic rule, but the size of hook to size of fish is not much of an issue as you can catch some mighty big fish on tiny hooks all year round
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    Re: optimum hook size for a canal ?

    I was in a tackle shop yesterday looking for an alternative to my b510s (size 18) and the size of some of the hooks seemed ridiculous. Some 18's looked more like 12's to me and even their 22's were...
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    Re: Fish Movement in Winter

    Probably not as the canals usually go pretty clear and the bottom near the towpath is often visible, another factor with winter fish movement on canals is comorants so features often hold the fish...
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    Re: Fish Movement in Winter

    I believe these winter movements happen on every single water in the country and it's mainly man made obstructions that stop them being large scale events.

    Every now and then though you get fish...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Haha close to 40lb of Pike in Storm Brenda, that's the spirit - Get in! Top dangling :thumbs:
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    Fish Movement in Winter

    I have a couple of carp in the canal near me that I see on my commute most mornings, well they are not mine of course rather someone else's as being bright white and pottering about in the Grand...
  21. Re: Learning some video skills; roach fishing on the Stour

    Nice one Mark, there was a lot to like about that video, nice to see the fish go straight back and your point about barbless is spot on, you simply just do not lose fish on barbless hooks with...
  22. Re: Who could catch a fish without tackle on a desert island?

    I'm so hungry I'm wishing it was North Ronaldsey McDonaldsey
  23. Re: Who could catch a fish without tackle on a desert island?

    Can I just say it's defo a mermaid as on Isla del Rob there is no pc correctness and in the imagination of a starving victim of shipwreckery the Mermaid is most certainly of the female form,perhaps...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Chub have a habit of getting everywhere, I can't recall many stillwaters where I haven't had one, granted sometimes their numbers could be minimal but they do show up, be it introduced by someone on...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Looks like a sorry looking chub to me
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