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  1. Re: Difference between a Pole and a Whip

    Whips are usually telescopic on the top 4 sections so not possible to break down like a pole.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Having sat at home all day yesterday bored stiff I was itching to get out. The wind had dropped to a slight breeze,it was raining but very mild.
    Chucked the gear in the car and headed over to Kings...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Yep...

    9am

    https://i.postimg.cc/c19kwDCp/64-E570-D7-1-A03-48-B3-A017-17359788-CA1-C.jpg


    3pm.

    https://i.postimg.cc/6pRZ6QFH/B635-F336-C505-4-D97-93-E4-D93-E64-F3778-F.jpg
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    Re: How did you get on?

    ent down again this morning and started on the upstream pegs slowly working my way down.

    https://i.postimg.cc/6qymXpCB/C2-F2-DDEF-D308-4-A47-B638-64918349-FDCA.jpg
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    Re: How did you get on?

    I've dug out some old Mustad size 14 to 6lb:3oz carp feeder hooks from my box of hundreds of packets ...
    Going back down later with a beefier rod, Abu Suveran 12' feeder..

    Watch this space..
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Today I returned to the river Colne in town where I lost 2 good fish last Saturday. The water level was up a few inches and very coloured. Used the same set up- Shimano 10’ forcemaster tip rod, 8lb...
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    Re: Ground bait

    If you want a sticky roach gb I recommend VDE Super roach.
    It’s a sweet hemp based mix and mixes stiff enough to ball into deep water without breaking up.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    8 codgers fished yesterday at Apsley near Hemel. A bright and sunny day with a gusty wind. I fished between 2 boats with a light 2bb canal grey waggler with the depths marked on the rod for the...
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    Re: Waterway wanderers permit

    Canal towpaths are public footpaths so are freely open to walking, cycling etc.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Had a very disappointing day on the Colne Thursday trotting flake for no bites, my blank being saved by a tiny bleak on maggot.
    Yesterday I went back with my tip rod and maggot feeder.
    The peg I...
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    Re: Waterway wanderers permit

    … CRT. (A charity).quote...
    Caring for our fish
    As part of our work as a charity, one of the three key roles of our national fisheries and angling team is to look after the wellbeing of our fish...
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    Re: Waterway wanderers permit

    Why do anglers need permit to use the canals.[/QUOTE]

    It helps pay for the maintenance, stocking and general upkeep of the canal.
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    Re: Waterway wanderers permit

    Waterway Wanderers Map | Where can I fish on your waters? | Canal & River Trust

    These are the canal locations where a CRT wanderers ticket is required.

    ie. Not club waters.
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    Re: Waterway wanderers permit

    The C & RT.often haven't got enough staff to come out to an incident ( dewatering for instance ) so I doubt very much they'd come along checking if you had one of their wanderers permits.
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    Re: Seat box legs help!

    Plenty on eBay with screw in adjusters which don’t slip.
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    Re: Some scenic photos

    That picture reminds me of working there on a gin palace yacht in the late 70’s...

    Took this recently ......

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    Re: How did you get on?

    I may be abroad but I’m still looking in !!!

    Time you went river fishing Michael...
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    Re: Line spray

    I have yet to find a line that doesn’t float? In fact I wish there was a true sinking line for waggler or feeder fishing. Some say Maxima sinks but it doesn’t without help.
    I once tried a “sinking...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    11 codgers fished yesterday at Northchurch on a bright but freezing cold morning. The gusty wind made it feel even colder..
    Most of us settled on a section which was sheltered by some industrial...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    A fellow codger told me he’d had a good day on an untried pound behind the aptly named Fishery inn, Boxmoor. So armed with some fresh casters and a tub of hemp I was there at sunrise this morning..
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Rod, reel and float only on my codger matches...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    12 codgers turned out in extremely cold and frosty conditions yesterday at Boxmoor. Luckily it didn’t take long for the sun to warm us up a bit. My peg is usually a chub flyer but involves casting to...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Plenty of info here...


    https://www.fishingmagic.com/forums/predator-fishing/367066-drop-shotting-am-i-missing-something.html?highlight=Dropshotting
  24. Re: Length of line between end of pole and float

    Yes of course but I find it can cause my float to lift or drop giving false bites so I tend not to..
    I tie all my own rigs and have a selection of at least 60 in my box. I can usually find one to...
  25. Re: Length of line between end of pole and float

    There are many variations governed by conditions IMO .
    Yesterday for instance I was fishing in 5' of fairly coloured water. The carp in that lake are big, averaging 8-18lb. There was no wind and due...
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