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  1. Thread: Morale booster

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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,...
  2. Thread: Morale booster

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    No problem, I have just worked it out, I don't have an acolyte thingamabob.
  3. Thread: Morale booster

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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 :)
  4. Thread: Morale 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...
  10. Thread: Morale booster

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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.
  12. Thread: Morale booster

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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...
  14. Thread: Morale booster

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    One of those days wishing I was the other half.
  15. Thread: Simple Stool

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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...
  16. Thread: Morale booster

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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...
  18. 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,...
  19. Thread: Morale booster

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    Yeh, I know it's daft but it's something to do and it cheered me up.
  20. Thread: Morale booster

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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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    Notskev, I think it was the rod, it was the only solid cane I ever owned but I might have been trying a split cane top section from another rod, I had plenty at the time and maybe found one to fit...
  22. Thread: Float making.

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    Re: Float making.

    I have not got round to it yet, still sitting on my table where I last left off. I will do though over the next few days, I bet your shed's coming along better and will probably look better if your...
  23. Thread: Morale booster

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    I think that's an oddity of a rod I came across. It is solid cane of some sort by Marco, it had the Marco transfer on it just above the butt and just the number 42. The other odd thing was the top...
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    One of my banker swims, not pretty but nearly always catch something there, especial chub in the winter, had 9 one afternoon, they don't go big in this river, average about 2lb, 4lb+ a very good...
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    I managed OK :)

    Got any pics of those fantastic Frome Grayling Pete, not seen any for a while.
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