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  3. Chilly one this morning but a lovely sunrise.
  4. This happened to me last week and as someone else has said lay the rod on ground and as in my case stand on the rod ๐Ÿ‘ the fish did stop running I managed to unhook the first then get the second in and unhooked ๐Ÿ˜ I do have to say I was slightly out of breath and heart was pumping ten to the dozen lol , 2 fags and a coffee later I was just about calmed down
  5. Bit of Her Maj's proddy music ๐Ÿค 
  6. As per title. I'm here with my caravan for a little break but these lakes are well fished by the locals. I never met anyone who was staying here and fishing. They have two specimen lakes with fish to 30lb. Lake 2 was especially kind to me as I had 8 carp out to 18lb over two day sessions. Tickets are dawn till dusk and cost ยฃ12 for two rods. All of the fish I landed were in absolutely stunning condition. A guy a few swims up pulled a 23lb common out that was just superb and they do fight well here. I'll be back next year for a few more sessions.
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  8. I have some real memorable captures: A 28lb carp from the local river caught on a 3hour session, which for years was my largest fish and one I still class as a PB, my first 20lb fish from Earith, my first 30 from Nazeing Brackens, a 4 fish capture over 4 days in winter from the Central lagoon and my current largest fish at 33lb caught in December. Plus a number of fish from the 350acre Alton reservoir, 2 20's in one night, 23 and 28, a night with 3 20's that was so severe with wind and rain I could not get pics of the fish, my camera and phone were soaked through. Two of the most memorable though were 2 fully scaleds from Ardleigh on the night of the London bombings. Memorable not for the fish especially, but because I had a very close friend who was on the tube when one of the bombs exploded. I had tried to ring him on the first fish, but only got his answer phone, he always answered. Thank god he survived and we still fish together as much as we can.
  9. 85/90 gram๐Ÿ˜‰ Haven't bought maggots in ages, but last time was a 568ml beer mug and the last of the tub and I had to do it myself as the girl in the shop didn't like maggots๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ I did tell her and she discounted the sale as it wasn't 2 full glasses๐Ÿ˜‰
  10. I do 10 foot wraps makes it easier to work out the actual distance, the longest cast on my lake 22 wraps 220 foot, my rods are 10 footers but the marker rod is a 12, but i use a bare lead on my 10 footer to get the distance once i find a spot i like.
  11. Not sure but looks dangerous, Wade best stand back and let me handle this one.
  12. ๐Ÿ˜‚ i have fat thumbs which cover the phone keyboard
  13. Would you squirt it on and massage in with your fingers. ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜…
  14. I reckon you can ask that for them with the bobbins, you might not get it but you shouldn't be far off the mark I don't think
  15. Yep, everything in Picture, also the 3rd Alarm is brand new, exchanged by sonik as the LED didn't light up on take, does now.
  16. Get what you can for em mate, is that with the bobbins or not? If not I think ยฃ100 is easily achievable
  17. What about 3 oz weights lol pint of maggots sir..
  18. Need some propolis on that! It's one hell of a gash
  19. Hi All, Take the post down if needed, but out of curiosity, I want to sell my old alarms... Sonik SKS all Purple (Limited Edition) are they worth ยฃ130?
  20. If you don't want to spend loads probably an okuma
  21. Only because rod lengths are in feet๐Ÿ˜‰ Everything else length wise I use metric. Only with the fish weights do I still use pounds.
  22. Have a listen to Pink Floyd's "High Hopes" From the Division Bell album... Awesome.... as always
  23. I should add: most of the time I keep the distance the same, if it's shallow the bait will fall a little behind the rods which is good IMO, only if it's deep I start subtracting a little for the spod.๐Ÿ‘
  24. Christ, my typing is getting worse. That's supposed to read it'll NOT work on the same level........
  25. Yeah the Kiana Carp Goo (distributed in Europe by Korda). It'll now work on the same level as the hookbaits I linked to, it's just flavouring as far as I'm aware, but I do believe it makes a difference.
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