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    Re: Good evening all at last

    Good to see you back Pete.

    Take care.
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    Re: Connecting a rig to a whip

    It works the same way as the fly fishing braided loop connectors.

    The connector is slid over the end of the fly line and, like the old chinese finger trick, the more strain you put on it the...
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    Re: Another craft project.

    Didn't the Octoplus fittings come with some different inserts Mick? I seem to remember some circular inserts . . . .
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    Re: Keeping maggots in fridge ???

    We used to work on 1,100 degree hours from fresh.

    So assuming the fridge is 3 degrees then about 11 to 12 days.

    That is a rule of thumb and I’m sure some people will say longer but when we...
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    Re: Carp Reels

    When I needed to upgrade my carp reels I spent ages checking what was available and asking advice from some excellent anglers who used to frequent these pages; the likes of Wol Gaunt and Dave Roffey...
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    Re: Trout on lures

    If you had even a basic understanding of the economics of breeding and rearing trout for fisheries then you'd realise that economy of scale are only prevalent when the size of the operaion would need...
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    Re: Queenford retention system

    Just had a chat with Wol and he said that, sadly, the QRS has been discontinued and he knows of none available.

    That is a shame as it really was a great piece of kit for those very large bream...
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    Re: Queenford retention system

    I’ve known Wol for years and chat on FB with him.
    I’ll ask him later on today for you but I think the QRS was discontinued.
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    Re: Very long gap from fishing

    Hello John and Welcome to FishingMagic

    Although rods, reels and methods have changed, (in some cases drastically), never forget that; a decent bait, presented well in an area known to hold fish ....
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    Re: Trout on lures

    IF this is your Business Plan then my best advice to you is:






    DON'T GIVE UP YOUR DAY JOB.
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    Re: Trout on lures

    Having lived and worked in the States for a number of years I can assure you that "stocked" trout venues are few and far between.

    The vast majority of lure fishing over there is aimed at Bass...
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    Re: Catapult question?

    Some degree of scatter is unavoidable, just think about the dynamics at work.

    I always use a mediun size mesh basket type when feeding pellet as that keeps them in a tighter group to when I use a...
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    Re: Renewing elastics, they are due.

    I have the Maver cleaner too and it works very well. I've never had a problem when using it but like most things you need to exercise a little care when cleaning fine tips.
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    Re: Fishing tackle used for...

    When my children were a lot smaller I would often use a lovely old wicker fishing basket as a picnic hamper as it was sufficiently voluminous to hold all the food needed for the four of us.

    I...
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    Re: Anyonr use float feeder rod combo?

    A good few years ago I bought a pair of the Normark Bob James River Twin rods that, in my opinion, were the best of that type of rod.

    The quiver tip was between 2 and 3 ounce and was as...
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    Re: Lockdown indulgence...

    You should be very happy with the Hardy Demon John as the materials and build qulity are second to none.

    I still use an old Hardy Marquis fly reel on occasion and it is as good today as the day it...
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    Re: Heavy groundbait

    Here is a tip.

    You can change the time it takes for a ball of groundbait to break up by squeezing the ball really hard and then wetting you hands and covering the ball with a coating of the water....
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    Re: Bread blending additives???

    Most commercial groudbait consit of; feed particles, attractants, colourings, binders and flavourings.

    Depending on your target species (and typical sizes) then you should adjust the basics to...
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    Re: Your plans for Wednesday

    Personally I don't fish in the Close Season for coarse fish so it is not really a problem for me. I have, on one or two occasions, fished an old FM match that was in memory of the Son of one of our...
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    Re: New kid on the block

    Hello and Welcome to FishinMagic
  21. Re: Angling trust heroes get fishing reinstated.

    I highly doubt that as from the last detailed exercise it seems that the 50:50 spilt has NOT changed. The Trust are well aware that any moves to support abolishment will result in the loss of many...
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    Re: Your plans for Wednesday

    Alan, no one is attempting to say that they know better than anyone else.

    The fact of the matter is that it is a judgement call on behalf of each angler, and their own conscience, as to whether...
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    Re: Are Tackle Shops Open ??

    An interesting question . . . . according to the announcement last night the answer is . .

    Yes . . . . but only if you can work from home or can walk or cycle to the shop and maintain the rules...
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    Re: Your plans for Wednesday

    Last year (2019) the EA were electro fishing and removing zander from the Oxford canal and it is illegal to return them to the water once caught.

    That works well because Zander are quite a tasty...
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    Re: Your plans for Wednesday

    On Wednesday I will be thinking about how many "anglers" will be applauding on Thursday night for the nurses who may well be caring for them in a few days time . . .

    One thing is for sure and that...
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