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    Re: Feeding fish in winter ?

    Point of interest - carp do not have a stomach...............
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    Re: Fish Movement in Winter

    As the cold winter floods usually drive the fish into slack water, either the deeps or slower current near banks, on the inside of bends and similar places these are the sort of places I would...
  3. Re: What was your first fish and where did you catch It ?

    Knew it well Skip but, if fishing stills at the time, chose the Harefield pits - far more productive. Here's LB a couple of years ago...
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    Re: Travel float rod

    Nice to see you back - going for the smallest tinca challenge again this year?
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    Re: Travel float rod

    Do you mean something like THIS
  6. Re: What was your first fish and where did you catch It ?

    I posted this before on a similar thread some years ago - The first 'proper' fish that I remember vividly was a tench caught from a Colne valley pit in September 1952 (approximately a pound and a...
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    Re: Chub Catching Methods

    Finding them without letting them know you're there...................
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    Re: Is this the L.I.F?

    Thankfully it only took less than a couple of minutes (without sound) to determine the river in question - what happened next never happened.................:)

    PS Skip - It's now 6 years, nine...
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    Re: Is this the L.I.F?

    You hear that at all the fish'ins anyway.........................;)
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    Re: Is this the L.I.F?

    It's the Itchen - I remember every one of those potholes...............................

    PS Looks like the bridge at the far end of the beat...
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    Re: How local is local

    A few minutes stroll across the fields for river, stream and backwater fishing. A five minute drive to other river/backwater options if I fancy a change.
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    Re: Tragedy on the Colne...

    Was that towards the weir end Simon - I always remember that area as the most active for kingfishers.....
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    Re: Centre pin line release

    I've never found that but I will agree that if it's what you're used to and comfortable with then that's the way to go. IMO the main thing is having a reel that you have confidence in, a sound...
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    Re: Centre pin line release

    It's just a matter of personal preference there is no right way - I prefer my line from the bottom.....
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    Re: Rivers after rain

    It depends what you're fishing for. I've usually found that a rising river is good for barbel, a fining down river better for most other species..................
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    Re: Drennan 3 metre twistlock handle

    I must own up and in all the years I have owned my twistlock, must be pushing 10 now, I have never opened it up or cleaned anything other than what is visible on the outside and it still works like...
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    Re: In and Out of Hospital

    All the best Steve,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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    Re: Fishing method you are unlikely to pursue

    Well, I suppose it's better than sitting on concrete rocks in the rain........................:)
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    Re: Fishing method you are unlikely to pursue

    Sitting on concrete steps in the rain.................;)
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    Re: A soggy day at Boddington ressie....

    Thanks for organising Simon - good to meet up with the 'usual faces' again and Gordon and Pete for the first, and hopefully not the last, time. Looking forward to the next one..............
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    Re: How to deal with a Pike on the bank ?

    Look to see where your hooks are before proceeding to handle the fish. Insert two fingers under the gill plate, keeping them well away from any hooks. Lift the pike's head and its mouth will usually...
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    Re: The Boddington fish in thread...

    See you folks there...........................
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    Re: The Boddington fish in thread...

    It's only light rain that's forecast Skip - think of the weather that Windy brought to the LIF all those years ago and we're still here to tell the tale...................:)
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    Re: The Boddington fish in thread...

    Young whippersnapper....................:rolleyes:
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    Re: Chub and the future

    Possibly the main difference then is that I tend to fish where, in most cases, no one else fishes....

    To give you an example a couple of weeks ago I fished (which was) a shallow gravel dace swim...
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