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    Re: Gaymire: Are the Monsters Still There?

    Hi Eddie,

    If there was nothing that would give away the location Martin would not need to have cropped the photos would he.

    How do you know the photos don't exist & more importantly Is Yvonne...
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    Re: Gaymire: Are the Monsters Still There?

    Sounds to me like Mr Selman has really wound you up Cliff and your clearly gagging for posts on this thread so ok here you go, I’ll throw you a tit bit…

    Is Yvonne aware of this is all being...
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    Re: Weed problems...

    A very buoyant bait popped up a fair distance over the weed that will continue to pop up when pulled down so never gets into the weed regardless of how many tugs it gets sounds like the easiest...
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    Re: Size of Bait for Roach??

    Its true they can come at any time but given the choice I would still be more confident fishing for them as the light starts to fade at the end of the day.

    Something I have noticed allot, and I...
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    Re: Size of Bait for Roach??

    I recall reading something about Roach fishing on a heavily matched fished canal. During the day it was all tiny baits to stand any chance at all but after dark the Roach would take big lumps of...
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    Re: carp behaving badly

    If your having problems unhooking them in the net then I would use the mat. Yes it will take longer but its better than damaging the fish or yourself.

    Hold the Carp for a few seconds in the net...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Very Interesting evening on the big river. As I happened to be passing a stretch of the river in the early evening I took the opportunity to throw in a couple of tins of corn in a swim with the...
  8. Thread: 2 ways

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    Re: 2 ways

    How many Roach did you have ?
  9. Thread: Pellet mash

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    Re: Pellet mash

    I just read this thread with interest as I just got back from a trip after Barbel, 20 Barbel as well as the obligatory Bream & Chub over a couple of days and while I would normally dropper out bait...
  10. Thread: Helicopter rigs

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    Re: Helicopter rigs

    It sounds like your facing an uphill struggle trying to solve problems created by the rig.

    If your targeting Roach i would ditch the helicopter rig and just go with a standard sliding feeder...
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    Re: The Silver Bream

    The Thames used to produce a fair number but I dont know if thats still the case.
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    Re: Shorter rod thoughts.

    This ticks most of your boxes. It comes with two tips, one is ringed for float fishing (so the marketing blurb says) although there is not allot of real difference between the two tips. Not sure I...
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    Re: Length under split shot (river trout)

    In my experience river Trout are suicidal and will take a worm regardless of the distance the shot is from it so I wouldn't worry about it.

    The good news is that it sounds like you have mastered...
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    Re: Where did that river go?

    By total coincidence this very morning I also visited a small river that I had not seen for some 6 or 7 years.

    I was making a long car journey home from a trip away and decided to stop on route...
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    Re: Gaymire: Are the Monsters Still There?

    Oh dear.

    Why didnt you provide the link to the thread you closed on the subject last time Cliff ? We were reaching an interesting point and then you abrutly closed the thread with no real...
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    Re: Help required fishing a specimen lake

    If its 100m long x 40m.wide and little showing I would be tempted to hedge my bets if there are very few others fishing. Setup near the middle and spread rods from shallow to deep casting to any...
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    Re: Coarse fishing in Brittany

    In terms of rivers many of the rivers in Brittany are considered category 1 which is trout/salmon. The Blavet does have coarse fish , the usual species. On the faster streaches a trotting / roving...
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    Re: Help required fishing a specimen lake

    I dont see any picture.

    How big / deep is the lake? If its small and not very exposed wind is unlikly to have allot of influence.

    Is there allot of angling pressure ?

    I would go with bolies...
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    Re: What is Traditional Angling?

    Of course there are no hard & fast rules but I think its fair to say traditional angling is generally less succsessful than modern angling. Traditional anglers also tend to spend allot of time...
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    Re: Loosing fish River Trent

    I dont know the Trent but sometimes just a change of position can solve the issue. I recall one swim on the Wye that was basically a fallen tree over an undercut bank. Everyone would try and fish it...
  21. Thread: Fluked fish

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    Re: Fluked fish

    Had a Carp on a bare hook once...left the unbaited rod in the edge while i setup.a second rod. Suddenly it started to pull round so i grabbed it and after a good tussle landed a resonable Carp...
  22. Thread: Why go Fishing?

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    Re: Why go Fishing?

    As I mentioned before perhaps its because they see it as part of a bigger picture.

    Why train to run a marathon ? ...cant be pleasant can it..but people do it ...why ? ...because they want to run...
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    Re: Homemade boilie basemix advice

    No but x y & Z might make them work even better ;)

    I dont mix my own baits anymore. Too time consuming. Now I let the bait companies worry about the ingredients and I concentrate on the fishing.
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    Re: Record keeping

    Thats a nice idea for a very quick and simple way to jot down a few details with minimum effort.
  25. Thread: Why go Fishing?

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    Re: Why go Fishing?

    That could be applied to so many thing in life…why climb the mountain ? …why run the marathon ? ….why cycle from lands end to John O'groats ? …all could be considered pointless wastes of time. Each...
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