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    Re: How did you get on?

    A fellow codger told me he’d had a good day on an untried pound behind the aptly named Fishery inn, Boxmoor. So armed with some fresh casters and a tub of hemp I was there at sunrise this morning..
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Rod, reel and float only on my codger matches...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    12 codgers turned out in extremely cold and frosty conditions yesterday at Boxmoor. Luckily it didn’t take long for the sun to warm us up a bit. My peg is usually a chub flyer but involves casting to...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Plenty of info here...


    https://www.fishingmagic.com/forums/predator-fishing/367066-drop-shotting-am-i-missing-something.html?highlight=Dropshotting
  5. Re: Length of line between end of pole and float

    Yes of course but I find it can cause my float to lift or drop giving false bites so I tend not to..
    I tie all my own rigs and have a selection of at least 60 in my box. I can usually find one to...
  6. Re: Length of line between end of pole and float

    There are many variations governed by conditions IMO .
    Yesterday for instance I was fishing in 5' of fairly coloured water. The carp in that lake are big, averaging 8-18lb. There was no wind and due...
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    Re: BIG PERCH Challenge lX....

    Latest scores update...

    1. Tone 1.. 3:6:0

    2..Ian G. 3:5:0

    3. Phil Heaton. 3:2:0

    4. Steve. 2:15:0
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    Re: Telescopic poles and rods

    You say you dislike tying rigs to a loop on your whip.
    No need to. If you watch this video first it shows how to tie a double loop connector usually used with Dacron connectors.

    YouTube

    Having...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Spent both Friday and Saturday on a fast flowing and coloured river Colne..Cheese paste on straight lead Friday then maggot feeder and maggot Saturday.
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    Re: Maggot feeders

    Maggot feeders work much better on rivers..
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Back on topic....

    I was pleased to see the owl and the pussycat are still alive and kicking, their boat moored at Boxmoor...
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  12. Re: Why didn’t I think of this before!

    Glad to see you have IMO the best FS reel ever made!
    I'm slightly surprised you thought £150 was a lot to spend on a Tournament rod?
  13. Re: Daiwa Amorphous Tournamnet Match 13s(ATM13S)

    £150 may seem a lot but like most quality 2nd hand items it will always be worth £150 if you look after it...
  14. Re: Daiwa Amorphous Tournamnet Match 13s(ATM13S)

    All I know is most Daiwa products with " Tournament" in the title are top end.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    The prospect of a wet and windy day deterred a few codgers from turning up yesterday. 7 including myself (organiser) did brave it.
    The GUC at Berkhamsted the venue once again.
    Most of us opted to...
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    Re: optimum hook size for a canal ?

    My optimum size for punch, maggot, pinkie ie small baits is 20.
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    Click Settings top right for your avatar, profile pics etc..
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Rob and I had another go for the elusive roach at Berkhamsted today. A slightly colder day with bright and sometimes dazzling sunshine.
    Once again we were plagued with gudgeon although today’s were...
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    Re: New Club extra costs

    A separate night fishing charge is fairly common amongst clubs. The other 3 rules are probably to deter practices which the club has had the most complaints about..
  20. Re: Who could catch a fish without tackle on a desert island?

    Make a fish trap out of palm fronds and secure it with some rocks.
    Maybe tie it down with the cord from the shorts. Shellfish as bait inside.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    You will be most welcome to join us once you turn 55 Rob. We will probably need some new blood as a good percentage of the regulars are over 70 and some 80.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    12 codgers fished today at the venue where Skippy and Rob joined me last week.

    https://i.postimg.cc/ZRMLmC9D/03-AFF019-F026-40-AA-A44-A-A6-D4-B2494665.jpg

    With those big perch in mind I fished...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    14 turned up for a club fixture on the GUC at Marsworth yesterday. I drew an unfancied peg on the wrong side of the bridge.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Over the years I’ve had many comments from skippy concerning my passion, canal fishing. Often slightly derogatory comments about gudgeon and snotty skimmers. After his success on the supermarket swim...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    It was a nice sunny day and about 1:30 I felt like going out.
    Chucked a few bits in the car and popped down the supermarket.
    Shock horror! There was someone fishing on my swim...
    I walked down the...
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