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    Re: How did you get on?

    S63, correct, I was using a four ounce rated quivertip and they put a really big bend in the rod. One time I thought for sure I was playing a very small Barbel.
  2. Re: so guys and girls have you ever been on a fishing holiday

    I once went down to my short trews and braces along with my wellies but I drew the line at taking my four cornered handkerchief off my head!
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    Re: How did you get on?

    THose big Trent roach have my appetite whetted so yesterday I was on a tidal reach all prepped just before the big 7+ metre tide turned.
    Slowly paced for a while on account of it bites and fish were...
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    Re: Loosing fish River Trent

    I never forgot a remark made by a match angler who was fishing opposite to me on the Tidal Trent back in the early nineties when I was heavily into the Barbel.
    He had drawn well but despite having...
  5. Re: so guys and girls whats your best find why fishing or going fishing

    I once found a one pound note, pointless to hold it up and ask if anyone had lost it as the as no one was around.
    I also found a garden rake on the bankside and several very good umbrellas on the...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    A day on the Trent yesterday, a little extra fresh water but the levels were good. I chose a swim that looked smooth and ended with it flowing a little slower so went in with pellet bait and a...
  7. Re: what have you pulled out of a river or pond (not fish)

    I fished worsboro dam near Barnsley as a fourteen year old. One area was the go to place for pike , seemingly no differant to the others on that bank .
    One cold Saturday a piker became snagged and...
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    Re: Fishing a tidal river

    I've always enjoyed the Tidal sections of the Trent over the non tidal.
    I sometimes say you get two days in one if it's a split tide where the first part is poor it's often better on the next ebb ....
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    Re: Loosing fish River Trent

    Each specie in the river chooses to reside in a location that suits its needs and Barbel will generally opt for the odd snag or an area where food is more readily available.
    It's not unreasonable to...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Footnote to my post.
    I picked an angling times up today and they've done a big spread on Trent roach. One line had me smiling as it said ten years ago you couldn't get a bite from a roach!
    Loads...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    A big Tidal Trent tide and a "spent " flood - lots of fresh water and fading colour-- what better conditions to have a session with hemp n tare on the river.
    Twenty minutes without a bite then I had...
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    Re: Record keeping

    I have records of days fishing that go back some forty year now.Nothing to complex in detail , just a date, venue, the fish type and weight , sometimes the times caught but often not , maybe the odd...
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    Re: Homemade Throwing Stick

    I made several back in my carp fishing days.
    All from a length of plastic tubing from Wickes.
    A cut at the top end like the commercially made ones and a bend made by holding it over a gas ring ,...
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    Re: The things we bring home.

    Last week despite using loads of jungle formula I came home with 5or six midge bites!
  15. Re: Diawa Amorphous Whisker 13' float rods for sale

    Mike, Kevin is a good sort, he's recently dropped the price of his maggots making others nearby do the same.
    I haven't been down for some three weeks now but may try later today as I would like to...
  16. Re: Diawa Amorphous Whisker 13' float rods for sale

    Mike, kevin is a top guy. I've purchased several items from him over the last eighteen months, some mint, some not so but he's always good to deal with.
    If anyone here fancies one of the rods Mikes...
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    Re: The things we bring home.

    Jerry, I said that I'd blanked.
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    The things we bring home.

    The other day after suffering another total blank I simply dumped my gear on the garage floor thinking that I'd clear it up the following morning.
    Later that night After feeling a little less tired...
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    Re: The Bracket interview

    Nice one Pete. I kept getting similar echoes of my past Angling life reading your interview!
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    Re: I'm Back (I think)

    Stu, once an angler always ----- !
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    Re: River Ryton, Blyth Worksop

    Ho Mart, welcome to fm. I live not to far away and go thro Blyth on occasions.
    I look at the river from time to time but like you I have no idea how to gain access to the Ryton.
    Its a lovely little...
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    Re: What is the best all round pellet?

    Years ago I used to buy my pellets direct from a firm called Trow Aquaculture near Preston. All 4mm halibut that I put directly into a feeder with hemp for Barbel.
    Others were a light brown variety...
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    Re: Tips on Tares

    S63, I simply fill my flask top (cup) on my 1litre flask, place the tares inside it with one iron tablet and Finnish the process by filling the flask with boiling water and leaving overnight.
    When...
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    Re: Tips on Tares

    A flask top full of tares and an iron tablet (ferrous sulphate at the chemists) left overnight will give you nice tares of a suitable hooking consistency that appear like black shiney pearls....
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    Re: Fishing opposite someone

    Alan, years before I joined the club its members were mostly match anglers who, up to 1990 when the match scene on the river crashed held weekly matches where the river was often occupied by a...
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