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  1. Re: It’s 2019: Let’s Have a Ban on Trebles.

    I find it curious when those who advocate the use of barbless trebles, and yet retain one of the barb's intact claim, ''It's only to secure the bait''. Presumably the same concerns are not applicable...
  2. Thread: Sad news

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    Re: Sad news

    Very sad news indeed, RIP Graham. Condolences to his family.
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    Re: Those distinguished fish.

    This is not new, older members will no doubt recall the debates that persisted over several seasons regarding the ''two tone'' Bream saga.
    Many theories were put forward to account for this...
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    Those distinguished fish.

    They can be of any species, and are often very ''attractive'', novel if you will. I have slides and photo's of some very odd colourations and markings. Pike with burnished gold gill plates etc. This...
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    Buy in haste.

    This was brought home to me recently during a conversation with a couple of guys who described to me purchases from ebay not living up to expectations. It seems that the prices of said items...
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    What is it.

    That distinguishes the angler who is recognised for his catches when compared to your average angler?

    my belief is that often those guys put much more into their fishing, building up their skills...
  7. Autumn, now we will see how they run.

    In my experience this is the season when most fish will give the best account of themselves, especially following the temperatures we have been subjected to over the last few months.

    I'm certain...
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    A bitter pill to swallow.

    To be made aware of the decline of a favourite water that has held special memories for a number of years.
    One such water was a small drain in Lincolnshire that had produced some mighty Perch for my...
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    Re: Expectation vs Realisation.

    John S, you have me at a disadvantage mate. I've no recollection of any of my lures appearing in the press, that is unless my memory is worse than I think. Can you recall where you saw them.
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    Expectation vs Realisation.

    As anglers I think it's fair to say that we will all prepare to varying degrees for our next impending outing, hoping for that elusive ''Red letter day''.
    But in reality how often does that prove to...
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    Re: In what way.

    My thoughts exactly Mick.
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    In what way.

    Will this brutally hot Summer impact on Autumn and Winter fishing?

    Weed growth both on the bankside and beneath the water will obviously create problems, as will water levels.

    Looking through...
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    The measure of a true friend.

    Having written recently about my enthusiasm to get back on the bank now the heatwave is losing its grip, I was encouraged even more this past Sunday.

    My regular fishing mate Gus, called in that...
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    My longest break ever.

    That is in over 60 years of fishing.

    The current weather played a major role in my decision, ''I hate excessive heat'', but now I sense a change. My anticipation is building by the day, but I will...
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    Re: Any angling ambitions left?

    Good luck with that Steve. I harboured a similar outlook for a five for over fifteen years. Nowadays with time not being on my side it must remain a pipe dream, but I've had endless fun along the way.
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    Any angling ambitions left?

    I suppose this will apply to those with a few miles on the clock. There's no doubt some will say just to carry on fishing. That may be true, but I'm trying to look a little deeper.

    Are their for...
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    Re: One magic that never dims.

    Hugh Tempest Sheringham, John, and what a wonderful description.
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    One magic that never dims.

    Be that the dip of the float, the tap on the rod tip or quiver, the dimple around the dry fly, or the pause on the travel of a lure. Nothing seems to get the heartbeat to quicken or the pulse to race...
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    Do views recorded on threads-

    Reflect the interest the thread holds, or is it purely, at least for some a way to bolster their post numbers?

    I say this having noticed over time that few threads stay on topic, before...
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    Mud and more mud.

    What has happened to those crisp frosty mornings of old?
    Nowadays it seems to be nothing more than a constant trek through an endless sea of mud. Surely I'm not the only one to be heartily sick of...
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    Re: Key fishing spots

    As Sam says, it's a self fulfilling prophecy. Popular swim's are often found near to access points, so they are fished with regularity and baited with the same enthusiasm.
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    Key fishing spots

    I guess these are chosen for having a feature. ie- the bend in the river, over hanging bushes, or where there's a ditch or a drain entering the river or drain. All obvious features to you, but also...
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    Re: One off baits.

    One chap of my acquaintance gained something of a reputation as the captor of a number of large Carp, some of which were taken by employing raisins as hook bait.
    And since the subject of banana has...
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    One off baits.

    Whilst searching through some old photographs yesterday, I came across several which had been long forgotten. These were from the mid sixties and showed a catch of Pike which were taken on nothing...
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    I'm a lost cause.

    This bloody weather is putting the lid on any immediate hopes of wetting a line. Up at four this morning to be greeted by strong winds and a coating of the white stuff.
    So once again I'm resorting...
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