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    Re: Good evening all at last

    Hi, nice to see you back Pete. I hope you have a great day tomorrow.

    Keith
  2. Thread: Centrepin

    by Keith M
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    Re: Centrepin

    Okuma do make very good centrepins and for trotting my workhorse one is the Okuma Sheffield Centrepin (see pic) however the Okuma Adventa Pro is also a great centre-pin for trotting and is also a bit...
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    Re: Another craft project.

    That’s a great job that you done there flight, nice one.

    I still have a similarly designed shallow box like that with legs. It’s a blue plastic Shakespeare ‘top-box’ from the 80s which has legs...
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    Re: Another craft project.

    The rear legs on one of my folding seats used to occasionally collapse so I drilled a small hole and fitted a split pin (attached via a small chain) which just pushed into the hole and has solved the...
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    Re: Keeping maggots in fridge ???

    Maggots kept in my bait fridge usually last me up to around 2 weeks during the warmer months before they start to change into caster, but I usually have to change the Maize meal or bran flakes in...
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    Re: Very long gap from fishing

    Hi and welcome back into the fold :thumbs:

    Keith
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    Re: Flourocarbon Hook links.

    I haven’t used the blood knot (tucked or otherwise) for at least 25 years now because I’m not that enthralled with tying strangle knots which can sometimes weaken the line at the knot usually when a...
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    Re: Catapult question?

    I have the Maggipult which was the forerunner to the ezfeeder and promoted by the world champion at the time Bob Nudd, but after trying it a few times I threw it into the back of my shed because it...
  9. Re: Plumbing up when you have a bait band hair rig

    Or you can buy yourself spring loaded plummets like these

    Stonfo Spring Loaded Plummets - PS2.49

    or these:

    Spring Loaded Clip on Plummets For Coarse Fishing, Depth Finding: Amazon.co.uk:...
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    Re: Freezing maggots

    No, they will remain dead after you have frozen them.

    Keith
  11. Thread: Simple tips.

    by Keith M
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    Re: Simple tips.

    If I can’t find my plummet I use a large SSG shot pinched over my hook.

    I use tippex on my Whips and Poles to mark the depths as it is easily removed after a session and I use the rod rings on my...
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    Re: Returning Fisherman

    Welcome to FM, hope you will let us know how you get on in the ‘How did you get on?’ thread. :thumbs:

    Keith
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    Re: Worst Tackle buys

    When Fox came on the scene not many years after making their supermarket trollies; back in the late 1970s; and they bought out their original ‘Low Seat’, I bought one and it collapsed because the...
  14. Re: Night Fishing is allowed: Angling Trust Update

    I don’t know how the following sentence could mean that night fishing is allowed, camping out is not allowed; whether you are in a bivvy or camping out under the stars with a rod in your hands or...
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    Re: Groundbait for perch

    Back in the 80s and 90s when I used to fish a lot of matches on the grand Union Canal around the Watford area you could often see large shoals of decent sized Perch moving along the canal, from...
  16. Thread: Simple tips.

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    Re: Simple tips.

    I can’t remember breaking my hooklengths over the last few years because of shot being put onto my lines, although it has happened to me in the past when I used to squeeze them a little too hard many...
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    Re: New kid on the block

    Hi bivvyboy, welcome to the forum.

    Do you belong to any clubs in the area?
    What type of fishing are you into mostly. Or is it obvious due to you forum name?

    Keith
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    Re: Your plans for Wednesday

    I know this is going off topic but how long does a fish have to live in a countries river and lake system before it becomes a native species?
    100 yrs? 500 years? a thousand years? Two thousand...
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    Re: Your plans for Wednesday

    Health isn't only physical, it’s also to do with the mind we are told. We are also being told that being shut up indoors for months on end can be very detrimental to some people’s mental health.
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    Re: Are Tackle Shops Open ??

    Our local tackle shop has decided to close down and has a sign on its window advertising its closing down sale.

    The virus was the last straw for them unfortunately.

    Keith
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    Re: Progold monofilament

    I bought a reel from wavein a few months ago and have been constantly bombarded with emails advertising their goods ever since, even when I blacklist them in my emails so beware. :(

    Keith
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    Re: Your plans for Wednesday

    Whether you are taking a chance by resuming fishing depends on where you can fish and how many other anglers you are likely to see, if any.

    If you can fish remote peaceful places with very few...
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    Re: When we fish again

    I will be trying to renew my rod licence in the morning like many other anglers just incase I do get out; however if I do get out onto the bank it will only be on one of our more remote fisheries.
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  24. Re: What's best, live or dead maggots on canal ???

    Whenever I use them! They certainly remain wriggley long enough to catch a fish and if they do stop moving I put a fresh one on. I put a fresh one on after every bite anyway even if I’ve missed a...
  25. Re: What's best, live or dead maggots on canal ???

    I can see why feeding dead maggots can work on top of thick silt, but I still much prefer to use live ones on my hook.

    However if you are catching Bream or Carp on a commercial fishery where they...
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