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    Re: Shimano Stadic C14 1000

    That's what I was thinking about using it for.
    After chatting to predator anglers at the carp show on Saturday I may have finally been convinced that I need a proper dropshotting set up.
    After all...
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    Shimano Stadic C14 1000

    Had a play with one of these today does anybody on here use them?
  3. Thread: Carp Show

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    Re: Carp Show

    I must admit those free spirit rods were very nice. After picking up a few it was very tempting to buy.
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    Re: Food for Thought?

    The area you talking about is where the Thames crossing is planned. They have had to change the planned route because the contaminated ground.
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    Re: The greatest worry for mankind

    I see that according to the news Mr Trump is at it again helping American industry by removing the water protection bill and allowing pollution of waterways to help industry.
    What a great...
  6. Thread: Carp Show

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    Carp Show

    Visited the Brentwood Carp Show today made me realise just what big business catching a few carp is. It was packed with people spending money on anything that might just catch them a few more.
    Never...
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    Re: Self hooking rigs ?

    What is a dink rig?

    I would say that every fish I catch on lures is self hooked. Can't remember ever having to strike a take.
    I would also say that most carp are now caught on one form or another...
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    Re: Self hooking rigs ?

    Which opens up another can of worms, should we fish at all if we are worried about fish welfare?

    Regarding self hooking rigs on most commercials all rigs are suppose to be free running so the...
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    Re: Self hooking rigs ?

    Strange thing about self hooking rigs is that they are banned on most commercial carp lakes on fish welfare grounds but classed as OK on carp lakes were the welfare of carp is seen as paramount. I...
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    Re: One for the rod detectives

    I always find that when I need to use one, swing tips give a better bite indication than quiver tips and can be used when fishing straight out in front where a quiver tip can't.
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    Re: Protective tube for spare quiver tips ??

    With some of my feeder rods you can unscrew the butt cap and the tips are stored inside. Always seemed like a good idea to me.
  12. Thread: Silstar rods

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    Re: Silstar rods

    Haven't used that rod for over 25years last used for small stream fishing for roach. Anything bigger and the rod would bend double which it did when trying to land fish over a pound. Have recently...
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    Re: Silstar rods

    I have a ian Heaps canal rod made by silstar a very good small stream rod. Used it a lot on early commercials carp ponds before the carp got too big. Also have a match picker the slimmest softest rod...
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    Re: Does anyone buy fishing tackle from Ebay ?

    I did accidentally bid on Ebay last weekend, the rod was "sold" for £1 more than I bid. When I checked the rod reappeared under the same seller at the same starting price. All bids were listed under...
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    Re: The greatest worry for mankind

    Going vegan will mean less insects due to the amount of veg insects and grubs eat unless we switch to GM crops which in turn leads to less insects.
    At least insects don't normally eat global...
  16. Re: Hopkins Spoons have caught carp in tidal creeks

    I have caught what are considered non predator fish including carp, Rudd, Rudd plenty of Chub on lures. Roach and Rudd on smaller baits, chub on all sorts of lures, carp on spoons but lost count how...
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    Re: The greatest worry for mankind

    Virus will become the biggest killer with population growth the closer people live together the quicker virus spreads. Due to fake news jab uptake for some virus is lower already.
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    Re: The greatest worry for mankind

    Problem is that most people do not care about insects and would be happy to see less of them. Just look at the amount of insect sprays available for most types of insect.
    Also I don't think many...
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    Re: Does anyone buy fishing tackle from Ebay ?

    I buy and sell through EBay buying mainly lures and old out of print fishing books books. If I could find a cheap courier I would put most of my rods for up for sale.
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    Re: Lesney bread press

    While talking bread punches did anyone ever buy one of those trays to keep the bread fresh.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Well done, good to see someone using what is now classed old fashion the method of sink and draw instead of just sitting it out and waiting.
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    Re: Fish Movement in Winter

    I have re-caught the same fish on different parts of rivers some distance apart. It can give a false impression of just what the big fish stocks are in rivers. Pike recaptures are easy to tell it's...
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    Re: Lesney bread press

    Yes I have used them and still have new one unused from my late father in law tackle box. Also have and still use a drennan bread punch set that cuts heart shaped piece in various sizes.
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    Re: Fish Movement in Winter

    I was looking in large fishpond recently approx 50’x10’ there were no fish in be seen. That was until I spotted them shoaled up by a dead lily bed they all appeared to be asleep or in semi...
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    Re: Global warming? Oh no not again!!!

    I only know of one day ticket fishery near me where I could get a bus to any where else would need 2 or 3 changes plus a taxi ride. All the places I fished years ago are no longer on bus routes those...
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