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    Re: Best butt rest for floater fishing

    I once had to strip off and dive in after my favourite light Carp rod when using floating crust on my local estate lake, simply because I had to find something in my bag and looked away momentarily....
  2. Thread: Luncheon meat

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    Re: Luncheon meat

    Yep trout take anything edible including sweetcorn and luncheon meat, although not my first choice of bait for them.

    Keith
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    Re: Devon based newbie

    Hi, welcome to FM. I look forward to your posts. If you need any help then ask away as there are some good anglers on this forum that would only be too pleased to help.

    Did your dad not offer to...
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    Re: Hello from the North East

    Hi Anthony, welcome to the forum.

    Keith
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    Re: Rod tip breakage

    As a few of you know a few months ago I had the tip section on my Ultra split and break suddenly about a third of the way down from the tip and this happened as I was threading some 3lb line through...
  6. Thread: Float fishing

    by Keith M
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    Re: Float fishing

    Hi and welcome to FM :thumbs:

    Keith
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    Re: What is Traditional Angling?

    But Jeff despite Walker writing about the way the spool rotated in the wrong direction the Mitchell 300 was still one of the best fixed spools on the market back in the 60s and very early 70’s, and...
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    Re: If your swim had a poem written on it....

    Not completely rhyming but:

    It was the day of our annual match
    when we would meet along the towpath
    It would be decided on the heaviest catch
    Who would win and then have their...
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    Re: The Times discovers river pollution.

    In Herts there are lots of chalk streams that have almost dried up; compared to their normal levels, and although some of this has been caused by the warmer and drier climate; the majority of it is...
  10. Thread: Fluked fish

    by Keith M
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    Re: Fluked fish

    I landed a nice Tench just after dark one night and when I carried my landing net with the Tench in it to my unhooking mat; to my surprise there were two fish laying in the net, a 4lb Tench that I’d...
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    Re: Explanation please

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    So why on Earth is the bottom half of the float needed at all?

    If you need the extra weight that’s on the bottom part of the body to cast then why not just increase the size of the top part?...
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    Re: New member but life long pike fan!

    Hi Mepps, welcome to the forum, looking forward to your posts.
    I used to fish in and around Pompey myself many years ago (when I was in the RN) at the two moats at Centurian and Rowner on the other...
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    Re: Back to my second love, fishing!

    Hi and welcome back :thumbs:

    Keith
  14. Thread: Returner

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    Re: Returner

    Hi welcome back into the fold :thumbs:

    Keith
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    Re: Why go Fishing?

    If you fish with an ‘angle’ (a rod or a pole) then you are an ‘angler’ Mike

    Keith
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    Re: Homemade Throwing Stick

    I used to have one or two that I had made from old fibreglass match rod handle sections with part of the cork handles at their base to hold on to.

    They were fine up to around 15 metres and were...
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    Re: Why go Fishing?

    I fish for two different reasons; and mainly it’s for the pure pleasure of being out amongst all the solitude and the wildlife of the countryside, and catching quality sized fish (although not always...
  18. Thread: Record keeping

    by Keith M
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    Re: Record keeping

    I went through a stage when my mate and I kept detailed logs of all our Carp, Barbel and Tench trips with maps of all the waters and swims we fished with depths marked out, detailed bait info and...
  19. Re: Returned to fishing? What changes have you noticed?

    Maybe, if the person who’s using them is inexperienced and using old style giant barbs on their hooks, or is not unhooking their fish properly or is using a cheapish stiff crane for a rod, or is just...
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    Re: The things we bring home.

    Like Whitty I’ve often found shiny slug trails all over my tackle bags from slugs that have slithered inside my bags on the bank.

    And I think we have all had blue bottles hatch from...
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    Re: Holdall or Rod Sleeves?

    I haven’t used my rod hold-all for donkeys years.

    I keep most of my rods in their own padded rod sleeves and I have four different rod Quivers which all take different numbers of rod sleeves on...
  22. Re: Some questions from an idiot (premade rigs, shot, line)

    A finer line is usually much better in a wind when you’re float fishing; as there’s less line thickness to catch in the wind and current; plus it’s a bit suppler potentially giving you a lot less...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Very nice fish Neil, but that fish looks a lot happier than you mate :)

    Keith
  24. Re: Some questions from an idiot (premade rigs, shot, line)

    You could use much lighter line together with a small waggler which is attached bottom only, then you could bury your line below the surface with a quick flip on the whips tip; and the wind wouldn’t...
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    Re: Clever New Hooklength System

    Let’s just hope that hook makers aren’t thinking of selling hooks in packs of eight soon; like many other slowly shrinking things that we buy in our shops these days. :(

    Keith
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