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    Re: Lockdown effect on fishing ?

    My home made mask is a tea towel with a piece of polythene taped in side it. Fold over and tie round the mouth and nose. I change it every couple of days and disinfect the old one in a bucket of...
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    A couple of Chub, I think these come from one of my banker swims but caught at different times.
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    Re: Confessions of an Angler

    This was just completely daft, I used take the water temperature regularly but on this occasion I pulled my thermometer out and it was broken. I had an expensive watch, a casio marine watch that I...
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    Re: What made you return to fishing?

    Once after a long spell not doing much fishing, work etc, about 5 or 6 years I think it was, a redundancy prompted me back. Just thought how do I fill my time. I started to keep some records for the...
  5. Thread: Banksticks bag

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    Re: Banksticks bag

    I am not sure your going light enough and a bit of overkill if it is just mud, a wipe in the grass and maybe a wipe with my cloth if still needed. However, I understand the niceties of having...
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    Quite big from one river I fish, once just a nuisance slime bucket pest, now a morale booster, I wonder how these are missed now; how times change :) I love them really, always a pleasure. However,...
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    No problem, I have just worked it out, I don't have an acolyte thingamabob.
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    I have never seen so many fish that I cant catch. This is supposed to be a morale booster, not an inadequacy booster :)
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    Re: Morale booster

    To catch a fish all you need is line, hook, a couple of beads and a bit of nail varnish.
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    Re: Clutch or backwind

    I always back-wind, just cannot get on with those drag systems, they can fail sometimes. back winding is instant, never fails, and as I do it all the time I can feel when its about right, how much...
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    Re: Why not have lure fishing at Farmoor reservoir?

    [QUOTE=Krang;1521373]The damaged caused by the peircing its self is negligible compared to the potential damaged caused by ripping out the hook. Speeding the pressure between three points reduces the...
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    Re: Why not have lure fishing at Farmoor reservoir?

    Trebles can go deep or shallow so can single hooks and they can go back, side or front, I have had both types of hooks all ways; we have no control how a fish takes a lure. Your still clutching at...
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    Re: Why not have lure fishing at Farmoor reservoir?

    I don't buy that, I think your clutching at straws; piercing, jab whatever it makes no difference, pulled or not pulled, knife or hooks. Its still potentially three times as much damage and probably...
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    Re: Why not have lure fishing at Farmoor reservoir?

    I understand your point about spreading the pressure although the total pressure is still the same but I cannot see how three puncture wounds is no different to one puncture wound or pulling out what...
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    Boot fair finds for a few groats.
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    Lots of Mullet collect there but they will not let me fish - shoals of big Mullet; I have lost a lot of sleep over that vision.
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    I like a challenge now and then:-
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    Re: How to Take the Shine from New Line?

    Just thinking aloud-soaking it would seem a more practical way but would whatever you were soaking it in seep through to the bottom of a tightly wound spool of new line? I have noticed when I run my...
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    One of those days wishing I was the other half.
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    Simple Stool

    Came across this in one of the many ads thrown my way via the internet. However, I thought it a neat idea, it wouldn't suit me as I always prefer a back rest and maybe not so good on an uneven...
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    The river Brede, (Sussex/Kent border) in the summer.
    (PS, a like to all these pictures)
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    Re: Lockdown effect on fishing ?

    Things were put in a bit of perspective for me an hour ago. I rang my sister who works in the NHS. She has been transferred to another department because they have closed down the one she was in for...
  23. Re: Where will you go and what Tackle will you use when........

    Like S63, a bit of sea fishing might be my first call, I live on the coast so it's always been the easiest option. A spot of float fishing probably off the jetty having a natter with the passers by,...
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    Yeh, I know it's daft but it's something to do and it cheered me up.
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    Talking of herons, this one would sit all day in this tree at my friends house waiting for us to go indoors, he had a big outside goldfish pond with about 50 goldfish in it.
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