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    Re: Favourite winter perch method

    The ultimate bait is a live gudgeon lip hooked .

    Downside is you need to catch one first.
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    Re: Tackle made in the UK

    The only items of mine I know for certain are British made are my 2 Daiwa poles. They both have small union jacks on them...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    10 old codgers fished our weekly Tuesday outing yesterday on the GUC at Leighton Buzzard town centre. Quite a journey for me at an hour during rush hour. Despite its location it was pleasant enough...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    [QUOTE=neil1970;1507077]I fished the river with a mate at dusk yesterday.
    Didn't have a stiff, so thought I'd go on the lake.[QUOTE]

    Did the lake give you a stiff?
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Yesterday was day one of the 2 day, 2 gravel pits fixture.
    Drew on the big 22acre pit roughly opposite where I was Friday. No cold wind either.
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    Re: What’s your views on Bolo rods

    I’ve been using 17’ acolyte, not strictly a bolo rod but brilliant all the same.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Albans lakes ( formerly Willows lakes) in Tyttenhanger green near London Colney.

    Albans Lakes | Albans Lakes – Hertfordshire’s Ultimate Angling Experience
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    Re: How did you get on?

    This weekend I’ll be competing in a two day, two lake fixture.
    One of the lakes I have fished a couple of times in the last year, the other, a 22 acre pit, I haven’t for a few years.
    In the past I...
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    Re: Floating baits on a feeder rig

    Probably not the answer to your question but on the Oxford canal (or any narrowish canal) you may be better off with a float set up. That way you could present your bait off the bottom and it would...
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    Re: Floating baits on a feeder rig

    Dry expander pellets float so try hair rigging one on a band and put a no8 shot 1inch from the hook. This will sit just off bottom and soften after a while. Take a selection of 4 6 and 8mm and see...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    12 codgers fished the GUC near Berkhamsted yesterday. It was very cold with rain and a NW wind adding to the discomfort.
    The canal was almost gin clear so tactics were 22 hook to a 0.05 hooklink. A...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    45 miles down the M40 and through the picturesque Oxfordshire countryside to Clifton Hamden, a pretty village with some buildings dating back to the 14th century. Crossing the bridge I could see the...
  13. Re: Winter fishing - tactics and info on what the actual Fish do in the worser weathe

    In a nutshell, feed less and scale down your bait and end tackle.
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    Re: Is this the L.I.F?

    Because it's too easy to catch trout.
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    Re: The cost of your fishing.

    That sums it up really. It's only as cheap or expensive as the individual makes it.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    There was a hard frost and it was really cold this morning. A damp mist hanging over the town with visibility down to a few hundred yards. Not really an ideal day for fishing but I had arranged to...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    I had planned to join my mates on the canal in Leighton Buzzard town centre which is fishing it’s head off. In the event I couldn’t face the 45minute drive so stayed local. The GUC at Croxley was my...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Thermos still make them. I've replaced it with a steel one...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Last Sunday I fished a club fixture on the river Thame just outside Thame itself. After the same fixture last year, which was rock hard, I vowed never to return. However I was encouraged to go on the...
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    Re: Lakeside fishery, Leighton Buzzard

    The absolute flyer peg on the top lake is on the far side on the corner of the island. If you can get that spot, cast to the margin of the island. I doubt the bigger carp will show now it's getting...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    I was out twice last week and both days were very hard going.
    The cold nights, high pressure, easterly wind and bright autumn sun simply killed it stone dead.
    Our codgers match Tuesday near Tring...
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    Re: Centre pin line release

    I prefer the " use a sensible reel " option...😂
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    Re: Hemp & Tares

    These are brilliant and keep for ages...

    Copdock Prepared Tares - Benwick Sports Angling Centre
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    Re: Bargains. Let us know.

    Morrison’s sell this fine corn meal which is great for keeping your maggots dry.
    Just 75p for 500gr.
    Find it in the ethnic foods section.
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    Re: Tackle shop mark up on boilies

    You are forgetting 20% vat. In order to double up the retail price would be £12.
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