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  1. Re: Desparate to get out for a session but they've issued ANOTHER flood warning in my

    I nipped out for a couple of hours this afternoon; I wanted to fish the Stour but it's coming up fast AGAIN so opted for a local stillwater. Quite a pleasant couple of hours in the sunshine despite a...
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    Re: Does flooding change rivers?

    As Phil says dredging is not the answer. In the 50s, 60s and 70s the old Avon and Dorset River Board/Authority/Wessex Water Authority dredged and straightened the Dorset Stour, canalising it so badly...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Having almost been blown off the river on Thursday during my walk I kept a close eye on it. Yesterday it was up a bit and coloured but I figured that when the wind dropped this afterrnoon it would be...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    I thought about the Stour today but with it inching up again after yesterday's rain and the strong wind I too the easy option on my local commercial. It was slow going with mainly little roach but a...
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    Re: River Nene

    Used to be Peterborough DAA on day ticket, had some nice stick float fishing there.

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    Re: The lack of good fishing articles.

    I'll see if I can record smells.... Just kidding.

    I watched some footage I did back in September (not on Youtube) and picked out a woodpecker, moorhens, wren, blue tit, robin etc. in the...
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    Re: The lack of good fishing articles.

    I find it fascinating. I've seen Hugh Miles' footage of the Allen (he only lives just down the road from me) and others's efforts. Some is good, other stuff not so good but a few surprises like the...
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    Re: The lack of good fishing articles.

    True but I look upon it as part of the massive learning curve. I'm looking forward to the challenge of underwater filming, something not feasible at the moment in the current conditions though there...
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    Re: The lack of good fishing articles.

    You can write the articles but who will publish them nowadays? That's the problem. A really great and different article on catching specimen fish with great pictures might make it into Catch Cult and...
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    Re: The lack of good fishing articles.

    I got lucky on batteries for ThiEYE - it came with two batteries and if you respond in 15 days you get another battery and charger free so I got that plus the so-called duff one also came with...
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    Re: The lack of good fishing articles.

    That area of the Stour is right next to the very busy Wimborne Bypass, and, similar to the spot I've been to at Sturminster Newton, the traffic noise is horrific (it's also under a metre of water...
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    Re: The lack of good fishing articles.

    I have stuck with Angling Times for 50 years, have still got a run (not unbroken but the vast majotiry) of them from 1972 through to about 1987 and plenty of later examples (would love to browse...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    You have to remember that Sandy Bay which is the shallow bay opposite where Peter is fishing is Oxford's equivalent of the beach in summer and was so for many decades. Years ago at wolvercote there...
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    Re: John Wilson rod identification

    The Daiwa tip rod stores the tips in the handle with a rubber bung to keep them in and similarly the original Shakespeare Wand had the tips in the handle with a screw on butt cap.

    You're spot on...
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    Re: John Wilson rod identification

    I'd have thought the very early Wilson programmes predate his own brand rods; certainly I always thought the JW Avon/quiver rod was the first by a few years and it wasn't until later that the...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    With the Dorset Stour barely within its banks and still rising it was best avoided so I had three hours on a local commercial fishing for roach. On the previous trip the owner's son had told me that...
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    Re: Ground bait

    Collant just means sticky in French; VDE and Sensas have versions of it.
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    Re: Ground bait

    Must admit I haven't seen VDE groundbait for years, all Sensas around here though we are 30 miles south of Calais (look on the map!).
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    Re: Ground bait

    We probably need to source some PV1 to mix in as that's a sticky additive that will break up.
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    Re: Ground bait

    Gros Gardons seems to have changed recently and I've come across two or three very different mixes lately as my old stock of the original fairly coarse mix has almost dried up. The new versions are...
  21. Re: Recommendations for a 13ft stick float rod for roach fishing.

    I've never seen a tricast rod in my local Dorset/Hants tackle shops and never used a Tricast feeder rod. The only time I used to get to waggle the Tricast rods was in the days of the NEC/Sandown...
  22. Re: Recommendations for a 13ft stick float rod for roach fishing.

    Fishing rods, like most pieces of engineering, are built with a safety margin to cope with abuse, knocks, over-bending, too heavy lines etc. Some rods seem almost indestructible such as the original...
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    Re: Line for trotting

    45 years plus of fishing the stick, including many matches won with the method, and watching the best in the game using it long convinced me that fine lines give better presentation using a stick....
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    Re: Float making.

    I managed to source some cocktail straws (3mm) from Makro about 5 years ago and Tesco had some slightly longer and very slightly bigger so the cocktail straws will fit tightly into the Tesco straws...
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    Re: Line for trotting

    It's too thick for stick float fishing; I prefer a line that's 0.12 to 0.14 in diameter not 0.20 which is what 4lb Sensoor is.
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