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    Re: Should I or shouldn't I ?

    Our club, a few years ago, increased subs on the basis that the club needed a reserve fund. We have the distinct advantage of a healthy (2 year) waiting list so were able to force this through.
    Then...
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    Re: Should I or shouldn't I ?

    Oh! Will some people stop being so short-sighted! Pay your membership fees, no "ifs" no "buts", just pay up.
    If the club goes under because membership falls then, come the end of the restrictions,...
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    Re: Should I or shouldn't I ?

    Of course you should pay your membership, as a secretary of a small club I know that most costs are fixed, we don't have reductions from our landlords, bank maintenance will still need attention,...
  4. Re: New season targets and objectives

    Just to get out. to sit inches from the water's edge, to watch a float disappear, or a quivertip pull round, or to feel a fish pick up a bait when touch-ledgering. To try to get my bait out for the...
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    Re: Fishing spot enigma.

    Hi, sorry if it's been mentioned, but 2-3 feet, suddenly dropping to a fishless hole 15ft deep - anoxic perhaps?
    Cheers, Peter
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    Re: Are you still buying new tackle?

    I'm not buying new tackle during the lockdown but plan to splash-out when the shops reopen. A new pole and a 13' float rod perhaps.
    I will not be buying online but going to my local tackle shop....
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    Re: Hi from new member Peter

    Hi Keith, unfortunately the Kennet below Newbury has totally lost its sparkle (both literally and metaphorically). It's a shadow of its former self, there are no beds of ranunculus waving in the...
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    Re: Spare part for rod repair

    Hi, many thanks for the replies. As a disabled person I am considered high-risk from Covid-19 and am effectively house-bound for the next 10 weeks, to help alleviate the boredom I have undertaken a...
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    Re: Drennan 10/11ft bomb rod

    For gawd sake don't twist! Or - if you must, do it very gently!
    The carbon-fibres lie next to each other along the length of the rod and are bound with a resin. If you twist you risk moving the...
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    Re: Whats best?

    Hi, never used aniseed flavour on maggots but do use "partiblend" seeds and that's got aniseed in it, so maybe fishing aniseed maggots over the top would work.
    As for what to get - "Sensas do a...
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    Spare part for rod repair

    Hi, I have been asked by a mate to have a look at repairing a rod for him - Hardy Marksman XT 11ft float rod

    It's in a real mess, the butt section got closed in a car boot and has broken...
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    Hi from new member Peter

    Hi, I'm a new member here.
    I'm secretary of a small but very active local club - at least it was active until Covid-10 came along.
    I'm a general angler, fish occasional matches (2 or 3 a year) but...
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    Hi Cakey, I can see we'll have to agrre to...

    Hi Cakey, I can see we'll have to agrre to disagree on this one. It won't change my position, I'll still pay my subs to the ACA.

    All the best, Peter
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    Hi Cakey, Yes I agree with you but you know as...

    Hi Cakey, Yes I agree with you but you know as well as I do that isn't how it works.

    We have a police force but I bet you still buy locksfor your doors and use them when you leave the house! By...
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    Hi Guys, you also have to bear in mind that the...

    Hi Guys, you also have to bear in mind that the work of the ACA often compliments the work that the EA does.

    If the EA prosecute a polluter then this is a criminal matter and the law prescribes...
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    You and me both, mate, but let's live in the real...

    You and me both, mate, but let's live in the real world.
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    Hi Ron, That's got me thinking "What a great...

    Hi Ron, That's got me thinking "What a great idea". Can you give me with your supplier's details. I may have a go myself. Do they do blanks other than fly rods?

    Thanks, Peter
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    Hi Cakey, If you struggle to see what you getout...

    Hi Cakey, If you struggle to see what you getout of it then you are taking a very narrowmindedview of things.

    Taking the broader picture, I hope that my membership of the ACA contributes to...
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    One fishery I use now has signs (private fishery...

    One fishery I use now has signs (private fishery etc) in English and 3 Eastern European languages.

    So now they can't plead ignorance!

    Peter
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