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    Re: All this was going to the tip!

    You fell on your feet there Deano.

    Nice one :thumbs:

    Keith
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    Re: Shotting for a stick float

    You are most probably spot on Mark, I bow to your wisdom; but he certainly didn’t sound that keen on them when he wrote in the 2nd print of his book in 1976 ‘Float Fishing tackle and techniques for...
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    Re: Shotting for a stick float

    Billy didn’t like the stick float at all and much preferred using the Avon float.

    I still have his brilliant float fishing book where he describes all of the floats of the day and when and how to...
  4. Re: August Laguna Fishing Products Caption Competition

    Fred Quimby alias ‘The Enforcer’ from the Environment Agency shows off their latest deterrent against licence dodgers, (disguised as a pike), so beware!

    Keith
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    Re: Waters you won't be going back to

    Isn’t there any good freshwater fisheries in Cumbria?
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    Re: Shotting for a stick float

    On the relatively small rivers and streams that I usually trot I use both Avon’s and Sticks and am rarely able to trot further than around 20 to 30 metres and more often than not no more than around...
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    Re: When to call it a day on a canal?

    I’ve always found that when I’m targeting Pike during the darker hours then fishing a static dead or live bait on the bottom works best for me, as Pike often strike by sight (as well as vibration)...
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    Re: How did you get on?

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    It’s the same for me too. The only times that I fish a commercial water is when I’m fishing in a team match against another team, or practicing for such a match, otherwise you wouldn’t find me...
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    Re: Newbie and need some Info

    I think you will find that although the bylaws say that you can take certain fish for the table, this only applies if the fishery owner also agrees to you removing fish from their waters otherwise it...
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    Re: Best lures and spinners for perch and pike

    The lures that I have caught most Perch on over the years have been very small Mepps type spinners (see below).

    https://i.postimg.cc/9MgRgT2h/64-F479-A7-FF43-477-B-9-B6-F-FFAA4-E754-EFD.jpg
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  11. Thread: fishing reel

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    Re: fishing reel

    John, The only two salmon that I’ve caught (which weren’t huge) were caught on prawns, and that was definately a nice way to catch them.

    NB: I haven’t caught any salmon since then, on fly or...
  12. Thread: Float length

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    Re: Float length

    Here are a few of the very small wagglers that I use with my whips:

    https://i.postimg.cc/QMv1QTPC/Whip-Floats.gif

    I’ve also occasionally used one of the smaller Drennan Glo Tip Antenna...
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    Re: Hooklength size

    When I’m waggler fishing on a Stillwater or I’m trotting on moving water I prefer my hooklengths to be quite long, and I nearly always have a dust shot or two on my hooklength when float fishing, and...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Oops! posted in error. Sorry
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    Re: New or second hand

    I should have added the word ‘look’ into that sentence ie, “just to make them look a little different”.

    They are guilty of incrementally changing things ‘just for changes sake’ if the changes...
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    Re: New or second hand

    Many modern rods are just re-hashes of older rods with slight differences in their build just to make them a little different or a little cheaper to make.
    Greys, Drennan and a lot of other rod...
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    Re: Where did that river go?

    Here’s a bit of news about a planned new reservoir in Abingdon which could possibly help to alleviate the problem (fingers crossed) as long as it isn’t too late.

    MPs respond to Chalkstream Crisis...
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    Re: Hi guy. Absolute novice here.

    I hope you both have a great day at the weekend and catch loads.
    welcome to the fold :thumbs:

    Keith
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    Re: Water Temperatures

    When someone states that it’s a load of cr@p because they’ve caught Barbel in freezing cold weather themselves, I don’t think it’s quite as simple as that; we also caught Barbel in the snow on a...
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    Re: Water Temperatures

    Back in the mid 70s a mate and I used to do a lot of Barbel, Chub and Pike fishing during the year, and we used to keep detailed fishing logs containing Air & Water temperatures, Wind strengths &...
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    Re: Hooklength size

    Whenever I’m float fishing (not with a pole) I much prefer to use a longer hooklength, mainly because it adds a bit of stretch on the strike, and will allow me to use finer hooklengths without too...
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    Re: Who's been a naughty boy then

    You don’t have to pay for a junior licence although you are still advised to obtain a free junior licence in advance ; so why don’t the NRA create a similar licence for the few genuinely unemployed...
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    Re: Where did that river go?

    There are already at least three large reservoirs within a ten mile radius of where I live and every one of them has been used to store water at some time or other in the past, so why not press them...
  24. Thread: Hello

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    Re: Hello

    Welcome to the forum :thumbs:

    Keith
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    Re: Pellet mash

    I’ve never even seen the river Anker but this is how I would most probably start fishing it for its Barbel.

    Feeding:
    It would depend on the width of the anker but if it is beyond easy loose...
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