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  2. Absolutely spot on mate. πŸ‘ Each to their own on how they fish, where they fish, what they fish for etc but like you @yonny, it's all about doing it for yourself and hearing that alarm sound . What a buzz. As for all this tech, so you find the spot ,you find the fish, it still doesn't mean you will catch.
  3. I've got a couple of old pressure cookers that I use to cook up my particles. I make up a dry mix of pigeon conditioner and hemp (roughly 2:1) and add enough to cover about a quarter of the pan. Fill to about 2/3 with water and leave for 24 hours. It will swell up and if the water level above the particles is less than 3 inches, add some more water. Next the important bit - cook it outside on a gas burner. Do not even attempt to cook it indoors or else your significant other/mum will not be impressed! When the pressure cooker is singing, turn down the gas and give it a 15 minute simmer. I then turn off the gas and leave it in the boiling pan for 24 hours and normally plan to take it out it to co-incide with a trip. When poured into a bucket, you can add salt, don't add it before or else the hemp won't split. I normally then add a kilo of frozen sweetcorn to the bucket and it's done. Maize is a hard bait and I normally pour boiling water into the pan to pre-soak it to give it a kick start. Again, leave 24 hours, boil and simmer for 15 to 30 minutes. When it is done, test it by squeezing between your finger and thumb. If it doesn't crush, it's too hard and is liable to swell in a fish's stomach and could kill it. I've added mollasses to corn (available from farm shops or horse supplies) and freezing it really draws in the flavour. I have somtimes added hemp oil to the mix in the summer but don't really think it makes a huge difference.
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  5. Guys I wanna try getting on the particle a cooking/soaking it myself but a little unsure as I've never done it before. So I thought ill go for the cheaper easier option and got myself some maize pigeon conditioner and vitalin but am I right in thinking that the maize gets soaked for 24hours and boilies for 30mins and the pigeon conditioner just needs to be soaked 24hours is this right? Also any recommendations on choice of flavours/oils to add I was thinking off adding some hemp oil and some of the liquid that is the same flavour as my boilies as I don't want to get carried away with putting to many different flavours in
  6. finchey

    August catches

    Have you watched the Julian cundiff multi rig video, I've been copying the way he uses them on his, he actually uses two on his seems to work really well. πŸ‘
  7. elmoputney

    August catches

    Great stuff, they do seem to work well I think, I tend to use a nugget too better safe and all that
  8. finchey

    August catches

    I used my newly tied multi rigs, they work a treat well made up with them. On one of them I didn't use a hook bead but on ever cast I used pva nuggets and no problems with the loop moving. I will be knocking some more of these up. πŸ‘
  9. Unlucky mate☹️ I'm sure you'll get another chance mate you do put plenty of time in on that place.
  10. I thought sturgeon only happened in France but I see a lot of pics of them nowadays
  11. Deffo be back on that lake...may get around September though...going to a different lake Sunday...then next week off for some sturgeon...then week after i will be on the local lake were i lost it EVER DAY for a week...
  12. That's what I do or bite them a bit, I wouldn't let it worry you too much though we all lose them, you will get another chance
  13. Finger Nails...brake with nail then just pulled down...
  14. I think it may have just been unlucky tbh what do you use to strip the braid? It just seems weird that it broke where you stripped it?
  15. Suffix Stiff Link (i think)...but upgraded the lot now...
  16. The Fish i lost last week was DEFFO one of the lakes bigger residence too...would have been a PB.
  17. elmoputney

    August catches

    Well done finchey great result.
  18. What braid was it? , these things do happen sometimes even with good braids, especially if there are zebra mussels in the water, sometimes you just get unlucky but it makes the lucky days feel better
  19. Hi guys, is the lower Severn still throwing out a few carp??
  20. finchey

    August catches

    Just the one today equaling my pb 14lb 8oz. I know it's only small compared to a lot of the fish on here but the photo really doesn't do it justice. It was broad across it's back and quite chunky. πŸ‘
  21. I did a few simple knotless rigs with some brade and hooks (no brand)...and while at Fan Lodge i was playing a fish holding bottom using its weight...had a few decent lunges and was on a good 10min...got to inder rod tip and braid snapped jus above hook were stripped back.... So all rigs are now Korda Boom..Crimped..with Korda N-Trap stripped and Nash Claw hooks...loop style.
  22. Have I missed something,πŸ€” what happened last week? πŸ‘
  23. My dad had to wait for a knee op as by the time he got his appointment after 2 or 3 cancellations on the NHS he got prostate cancer so they couldn't do it, eventually by the time he got round to his knee he was riddled with arthritis and polymyalgia and he could barely walk he got his op about 6 months ago and he is still very much in recovery, keep pushing for an appointment if you haven't got a date set yet and good luck I hope you get sorted soon, it does seem a slow recovery In other health news I had my last physio for a while hopefully as my back has seems a bit better for now, so that's good I think,
  24. 90% of my rigs are now loop rigs...ALL made from scratch with all Quality Terminal...not having what happened last week 😭😭 Can be used as bottom or pop up's.
  25. 3 x Korda Black n Whites (Black) The Small version Β£15...jus was summat to buy.
  26. Jesus, how the hell do you get out of bed in a morning, I dont think the 6 million dollar man had that much wrong with him before they upgraded him All I've got is tennis elbow and a bad back and it was enough to make me retire the spod rod
  27. And to top it off a speech impediment! Only jesting buddy😁
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