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  1. Re: Leads for stick float fishing with hemp.

    Thanks guys, exactly what I needed.
  2. Leads for stick float fishing with hemp.

    Many years ago I used hemp on the hook under a stick float for roach and dace. Using ordinary shot resulted in false bites when the fish went for the shot. I found some small strips of lead with a...
  3. Leads for stick float fishing with hemp.

    Many years ago I used hemp on the hook under a stick float for roach and dace. Using ordinary shot resulted in false bites when the fish went for the shot. I found some small strips of lead with a...
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    Re: advice for kent

    I had a trip out to Monk Lakes last Tuesday 14th May. Fished on Bridges Lake with a clipped up method feeder using Red Krill groundbait and hair rigged 8mm Red Krill pellets 4 or 5 feet from the...
  5. Re: Trip report. Monk Lakes, Staplehurst, Kent.

    Thanks John.
  6. Trip report. Monk Lakes, Staplehurst, Kent.

    Nice sunny day for my 70th birthday !
    Fished on Bridges Lake close to a reed bed with Red Krill groundbait and 8mm Red Krill pellets on a method feeder clipped up to hit the same spot every cast. ...
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    Re: Fake maggot question?

    My fake hemp sinks. In fact, before commercial fakes came on the market I used to use an old electrical cable sliced at an angle. It was a black cable with a white inner layer. Take out the copper...
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    Re: Fake maggot question?

    The only fake bait that I ever caught on is a plastic hemp seed under a stick float rig feeding boiled hemp. In fact, at times the fish were almost climbing up the rod on it.
    When you get silver...
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    Re: Lake fishing in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

    Yes, I saw the close season note. I spoke about it with a local tackle dealer who told me that there are some enormous bream 11 - 12lbs and some decent carp, along with 20lb+ pike and big perch.
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    Lake fishing in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

    I’m a disabled angler in that I cannot walk very far. There is a lake at Dunorlan Park in Tunbridge Wells which looks very nice and seems to be in my walking range from the car park. However, their...
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    Re: Method feeder advice

    There are several very good YouTube tutorials on fishing the method feeder.
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    Re: Day Ticket prices

    Probably the biggest commercial in my area of Kent is Monk Lakes. They have match and general fisheries stocked with carp, roach, perch, chub, barbel and tench and specimen lake with some very large...
  13. Re: Angling Trust urges RSPCA to stop blaming anglers for plastic problems

    The only evidence you will ever find of me having occupied a fishing swim will be 6 holes. 4 for my chair and 2 for rod rests.
  14. Thread: Dubbin

    by Brianw999
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    Re: Dubbin

    I used to use Neetsfoot Oil inside my army boots to keep the leather soft.
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    Re: It’s 2019: Let’s Have a Ban on Trebles.

    I stopped using trebles something like 35 years ago when I figured that if I can catch and land other species on a single hook then why not do the same with Pike. I started to use double hooks with a...
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    Re: Bait tray / table

    I use one of these. Available in 3 sizes.... Luufan Ultralight Aluminum Folding Camping Table, Portable Roll-Up Table with Carrying Bag for Outdoor, Camping, Picnic, Beach, Fishing, Cooking...
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    Re: Mini throwing stick.

    Short to mid range throwing stick ?

    Buy a 12” wooden ruler. Screw the cap from a deodorant aerosol to the end. Job done.
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    Re: advice for kent

    Monk lakes match fishery if you want virtually guaranteed fish.

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    I’ve never blanked there. I use a method feeder with 8mm banded pellet hookbaits. Bite indication is a case of having the...
  19. Thread: Box vs Seat.

    by Brianw999
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    Re: Box vs Seat.

    I don’t match fish any more as I am disabled (cannot walk much more than 100metres without resting, cannot stand still for more than a few minutes) and I need a flat bank or platform for my chair...
  20. Thread: Hook Tier

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    Re: Hook Tier

    I’ve used the Matchman since it first appeared. In fact, it wasn’t until 5 minutes ago that I even knew what the Drennan looks like !
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    Re: New site member.

    Yes, I have a blue badge. Are you talking about the car park accessed down the road between the law courts and the night clubs ? If I remember correctly there is a gate at the back that leads to the...
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    Re: New site member.

    I live in Tunbridge Wells so it’s a quick motorway run to Walton taking just less than an hour. If anyone knows of a River Medway location with a flat bank and close parking I’d love to hear of it.
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    New site member.

    Hi all,
    My name is Brian Whitelegg. New to this site but not to fishing having been fishing for 60 years. After a break of 5 years following the theft of all my tackle I have mainly concentrated on...
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