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    Re: Which wire?

    I have tried 5 so far and afw or American fishing wire seems very good.
    drennon severn strand is c**p yet has a strange cult following that said it is ok in the heavy strains i have been using 20lb...
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    Re: JABO REMOTE CONTROL BAIT BOAT

    For a cheap bait boat look at patriot .
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    Re: 16 year break!

    Rods line reels ?
    Nobody has mentioned hair rigs ,bolt rigs and alarms .
    Bait advances are amazing .
    Rods reels etc do not catch you fish getting your end tackle right ie bait and bait...
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    Mr crabtree goes "summer pike fishing" .

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    He does make the odd remark about getting it back into the water quick because of the time of year etc .
    Lets face it pike fishing in season would have been boring tv but I hope...
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    Re: missed runs on deadbaits

    I have been fishing a large pit as well as other waters over the last few years with a mate and we have found that the strike as soon as possible means far fewer fish and when you might only get one...
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    Re: Greedy fishing clubs

    Thank's for all the reply's to my initial post, i have read them all .
    My opinion has not changed, at this point I should make it know that i am primarily a pike fisherman though summer fishing for...
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    Greedy fishing clubs

    Why is it that clubs take on loads and loads of rivers just so they can say they control x amount of miles of bank to make them sound like a bigger club so they can charge even more for a ticket or...
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    Re: do you "loose" tackle in your gear

    Never mind Tackle I just found a mackerel head and two fish sections in the back of my bait boat have not been fishing for over two weeks, it was the smell in my garage that alerted me !!
    must of...
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    Re: seal 50 miles upstream

    That latest seal was in ferry lagoon on the fen drayton complex home to the record bream .

    I am on the pike syndicate there it's a very lo stock venue as it is ,not uncommon for the carp guys to...
  10. Re: So who has fished a river in the close season?

    My brother did it this year but only as he got the date wrong by 2 days .
    Personally i think the close season is a load of balls just makes it easy for the people who steel fish to get on with it...
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    Re: Popping Up Deadbaits

    No self respecting pike fisherman should ever throw away a wine bottle cork .
    Asti or champagne are even better .
    Just glue a swivel into the bottom or thread a length of wire or line all the way...
  12. Thread: Carp rods.

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    Re: Carp rods.

    What is it you actually want the rod to do ?
    once you have tried a spomb you will not go back to a spod ever again no point .
    I have the large and small size spomb and have a converted 2.5lb carp...
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    Re: drink/food for winter fishing

    I use a ss flask every work day and find coffee tastes better than tea in a flask gave up on glass flasks about 10 years ago far too fragile .
    I actually a tea drinker by preference .
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    Re: drink/food for winter fishing

    Sausages, bread rolls ,brown sauce and a frying pan then i make fresh sausage sandwiches every two hours this is great in cold weather don't forget nappy change bags to cover your hands don't want to...
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    Re: How are groundbaits tested

    I test my baits on my pet fish in a tank but it doesn't really answer your question and my fish are mainly large predators and tropical so it's not very relevant to wild fish.
    However i have been...
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    Re: Rod Recommendations

    I would avoid the fox warrior range they are not through action and have quality problems for the price.
    I got a pair of NGT "specimen pike" rods 12ft 2.75 for £50 can't fault them proper through...
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    Re: pike fishing laa waters

    Only ever fished hemmingford a couple of times we all blanked on lures but have been told it can fish well on its day .
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    Re: Sardines and cable ties

    I will give cable tie's a go .
    I have a labeling gun the ones the shops use to put lables on clothes with plastic tags .
    I hAve found it to be the best way possible of mounting live baits they seem...
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    Re: Sardines and cable ties

    Pipe freeze spray would do the job.
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    Re: Sardines and cable ties

    My mates and me consider sardines one cast wonders, they are cheap enough though I have found that correct use of bait elastic on a frozen bait should give you two casts .
    However by then I would...
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    Re: how far do you go...?

    I take a small folding trowel but have only used it once ,they do cheap trowels in the pound shop.
    I think it's the fact that most of he food I eat when fishing keeps you bunged up.
    I have had to...
  22. maver match this hooks to nylon problem

    I find these briliant hooks to nylon untill on my 4th or 5th packet i Have come across a problem only on the size 12 to 8.6lb 15" maver match this barbless carp feeder they snap ! lost three fish...
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    Re: Willie the Worm, your Majesty.

    I have read in a few places that you should not hook through the saddle as that is a bit like hooking straight through the main organs and makes them die faster .
    I have been using a size 10 paltrax...
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    Re: Landing net handle length

    Depends on the length of the rod but in general I find you loose less fish at the net if you have a decent long handle .
    Fiber glass is a waste of time first time you tread on it it's wrecked ,...
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    Re: ? Carp Rods ?

    Don't want to spoil the broomstick rod party here but what size average fish are you fishing for and what distance do you want to cast too ?

    I have a fox warrior 3lb test rod it is a great rod for...
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