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    Re: Single circle hooks for pike.

    Yes, Powerpro is a very good braid, I used it for many years after seeing it recommended in a magazine. Its price has recently increased relative to other braids. Last year I fancied a change so I...
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    Re: Single circle hooks for pike.

    I recommend you change from mono to braid. I changed over about 15 years ago. I use braid of about 35 lb breaking strain. Although it's expensive the advantages are:

    The breaking strain doesn't...
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    Re: Single circle hooks for pike.

    I pike fished for many years using a deadbait mounted on two treble hooks on a wire.

    Generally it is effective, apart from when a flying treble gets tangled up in the net, which often happens....
  4. Thread: New small bag

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    Re: New small bag

    I bought the Korum Daysack two years ago. It's good, the four compartments on the outside are useful because three of them have see through mesh.

    I've use it for full day sessions for chub,...
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    Re: Lidl temperature sensor

    Why would you want to measure the surface temperature?

    It's cheaper to buy an alcohol type thermometer for a few pounds, put it in your landing net and dip it in the river for a few minutes at the...
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    Re: Pilchard oil on flys and lures?

    I remember the book by Barry Atkinson. In it, didn't he say that floats should be painted a pale grey blue to blend in with the sky when a fish is directly under the float? Scientifically he's right....
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    Re: Shaving off the ounces

    Thanks for the weigths of the stealth chair and the Korum Aeronium chair, I'll look out for them.
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    Re: Shaving off the ounces

    Does any one know how much the JRC Stealth X Lo chair weighs please?

    The JRC site mentions the dimensions but not the weight.
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    Re: Shaving off the ounces

    I weigh fish in the landing net, I don't take a separate weighing net.

    I don't use a camera. I think fish are out of the water too long if photos are taken.

    I used to weigh fish with spring...
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    Re: Global warming and fish size.

    Mark, the energy used and carbon dioxide produced by vehicles are included in forecasts of climate change.

    A petrol engine pumps about 3kgs of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere when it burns one...
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    Re: Global warming and fish size.

    There's a number of factors which have caused the maximum size of many of our coarse fish species to increase. Warmer weather is one. Another one is predation by cormorants, which have reduced fish...
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    Re: Global warming and fish size.

    The world's churning out increasing amounts of carbon dioxide and we will never be able to reduce atmospheric temperatures to those experienced fifty years ago. The most we can do is try and reduce...
  13. Re: Anglers, recycling and Litter - a study! (please help a student out!) - continued

    I've completed the survey. Having read your comments above, you seem to be concentrating on disposal of nylon fishing line - yet there's only one mention of it in the survey, which is more concerned...
  14. Thread: Fishery upkeep

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    Re: Fishery upkeep

    If trees fall into the river, then depending on their position, it's usually better to leave them there rather than remove them. The reason is that the branches in the water form a good habitat for...
  15. Thread: Fishery upkeep

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    Re: Fishery upkeep

    The Environment Agency will give you advice, a few times a Fisheries Representative has visited one of the waters I fish.

    I've checked the EA and Angling Trust sites to see if there's any...
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    Re: Latex landing nets

    I use a Korum 30 inch latex net for pike fishing. I broke one after two seasons use, but there was nothing better in the wide range of nets in the tackle shop, so I bought an identical one last year....
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    Re: Attaching circle hooks for pike?

    I crimp a circle hook to the wire trace. I think if you whip the trace along the shank, then the stiffness of the link might reduce the effectiveness of the hook up. But I've no facts to prove this....
  18. Re: Is it possible to stock predator fish species from other countries to England?

    Spoonminnow, yes it's true that the Uk has a fairly small number of fish species compared to the US.

    The reason is that the US is 40 times the size of the UK and has a five climatic regions -...
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    Re: Rivers with canoe problems

    Geoff see this link to the Angling Trust site:

    Navigation

    Download its 41 page report "Conflict on the River Bank" and then read appendix J, Problems in Other Areas of England.

    Perhaps...
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    Re: The most incompetent celebrity angler on tv....

    In Anglers Mail, John Bailey explained how he advised the film crew and the two stars. He located a range of good fishing locations and swims, and I imagine he arranged access to some private waters....
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    Re: Surface fishing for carp

    I've been carp fishing more this year because of the poor state of the rivers. I prefer surface fishing as you can see what's going on.

    I've found that when carp suck in hard baits such as...
  22. Re: Observations about fly fishing for coarse fish on a river.

    Here's a useful guide to the choice of flies for river trout fishing. I know you'll be fishing for coarse fish but the advice is relevant.

    http://www.fishingbreaks.co.uk/pdf/hatchcalendar.pdf
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  23. Re: Observations about fly fishing for coarse fish on a river.

    Mark, I fly fish a local river which has a mix of coarse fish and trout.

    It's rare to catch a chub on fly because they easily spot an angler in shallow water and swim away.

    I once had a large...
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    Re: Surface fishing for carp

    I've read all the comments by forum members and I'll try them out when I next go carp fishing, probably in a few days time.
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    Re: Surface fishing for carp

    Thank you for all the ideas.

    I tried squeezing a big piece of flake around the hook and letting it slowly sink. The small fished ate it up quicker than when I used floating crust, so I abandoned...
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