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  2. cyborx

    Ridgemonkey modular bucket

    Hi! and welcome i know what you mean about the crusher sealing on the bucket, unfortunately tho i am not able to use the clips as suggested cos i didn't get any. i feel myself that Nick has it right above as they dont seem to be a part of the bucket system but just something left behind from packing.
  3. Today
  4. Stechecko

    Ridgemonkey modular bucket

    Hi guys, my head has been battered over these clips,which is why I sign up today because no one really knows what they are.the thing I find them useful for is clipping in the top of my bucket for easy access when using my crusher ( basically stops crusher from sealing to bucket) if yours get what I mean
  5. cyborx

    Zig fishing?

    not stupid at all Andy, personally (and i am NO expert, contrary to everyones opinion ;)) i have started using zigs in water over 2ft. say when i think the fish would have to physically alter depth to look for food? daresay that someone will come along with a more concise answer for ya!!
  6. yonny

    Zig fishing?

    Do a search mate, this has been covered loads of times. Here's a couple to start you off:
  7. Its-grim-up-north

    June catch reports

    Lovely looking carp that.
  8. Andy Hull

    Zig fishing?

    Morning all, I'm not sure how to ask this, How do you zig fish? I know what it is but how do you decide when and where and at what depth to do it? Hope it's not too stupid a question 😨 Andy
  9. Hi All, Just trying to find out some information about a lake in Chichester, its off Drayton Lane, If anyone has got any information on it I'd be very greatfull. Thanks in advance MattHic
  10. Its-grim-up-north

    Rod Shots

    What camera do you use mate?
  11. muftyboy

    June catch reports

    Managed 2 in between work last. Had a 19lb common at 1,30 this morning then had this little beauty as I was packing up at 5am.
  12. Yesterday
  13. muftyboy

    A Bit Of Interactive Bank Chat

    Been at the lake for a couple of hours. Only one here and will be going straight to work in the morning . Had 2 shows a rod length out so that's where I've just moved one rod to. The other one is close to an areator with a couple of kilos of bait . Hopefully won't be plagued by the big bream in here.
  14. nigewoodcock

    Rod Shots

  15. finchey

    Rod Shots

    I did a 12hr session yesterday I was at the lake for 4am. Spotted a couple of carp on the far side of the lake by the tree's, I put a couple of baits on them. No joy with them so kept my eyes open no more fish spotted so stuck it out because I know the fish do patrol along the tree line. But it was a blankety blank for me but it was nice day to be out. 😀😀😀
  16. Easy solution carry on taking water if you want or use a filter system if you want lol i do both
  17. Here's a bit of info that explains how to kill off Leptospirosis..... Looking at this, temps above 55c will do it, so a minute boil after filtering should be adequate... Purification tablets that contain low levels of chlorine would also work. You are right though. they a very small cells that will easily pass through charcoal filter. http://www.leptospirosis.org/agents-known-to-kill-leptospires/
  18. chillfactor

    Barbie

    There are certainly lakes around me that offer tench & crusian fishing . But stevo is your best bet on here . Not my area .
  19. chillfactor

    Barbie

    Was moving some tench & crusian fish today the stock pond needed thinning out .
  20. So somewhere in the region of 20-50 cases a year in the UK, so not exactly common. But having caught it in my younger years, I would not recommend risking anything that might infect you.
  21. Well don't forget the bone china tea cup , and to lift your little pinkie B.C. , we don't want people thinking Carp Anglers are uncouth .😊
  22. I know two people that have had it @B.C.. Both very nearly died.😨
  23. Might need to get some poncy tea bags then...…. Camomile, Mint, strawberry, ………… As far as Lepto goes,, There are millions of rats everywhere.... I think people panic too much, maybe once a decade we hear of someone being infected amongst millions of anglers and water sports enthusiasts..... See loads of kids swimming in local lakes and rivers during the summer holidays, never heard of a weils case round here. That's not to say that it couldn't happen, but I think some things get blown out of proportion...….. More likely to get smashed up driving to the lake imo………. Right, I'm off to find some Leptoberry tea bags ☕
  24. B.C.

    A Bit Of Interactive Bank Chat

    That's a bloomin lobster mate ……………... Got the chance for 24hrs Thursday night...… Really low on bait and the bait rolling gear is buried under a shed load of stuff so bought one of these from Aldi for 3 quid to do a quick couple of kg in the kitchen..... I say quick,, it always takes longer than intended, so should encourage me to sort the shed out... "again"...… Been knocking up a little groundbait/stick mix/bag mix..... Just some basic seed mix, with added mung beans, crushed hemp and pellets put through a little seed mill with the addition of some dynamite amino black at about 20% to help it bind and help darken it up a bit more (you could use a bit of bread crumb to help bind it, but I had the amino black knocking about)...….. the pellets giving it some nice fishmeal attraction and some oils to hopefully lift a few small particles up into the water column and I'll mix it up with some BAF fish hydro... Tiny half inch stick with an egg sized ball over the top, is all I'll be using, bite at a time stuff on my local. Burnt my little seed mill/grinder out, so will be looking to get another... My fault for over doing it..... But for around 10 to 15 quid they are well worth having in the cupboard, giving you lots of scope to experiment with different stick and bag mixes, if that's your thing.... Just to add... When using ground bait or small particles ground up like this, there is no need to fill it in, I find less is best as long as you are adding some liquid food in there..... Too much in the water can sometimes lead to fish just sifting on the spot and too pre occupied to find a hook bait. They have an incredible ability to find a mouthful of food as long as there's some nearby attraction.
  25. leptosporosis (weils) is NOT removed by portable water filters such as filter bottles, still needs to be boiled and still tastes rank
  26. The_Viking_Angler

    Strange happenings on the bank.

    Hi guys, So i popped out for a real last minute session on one of the local rivers to me after work last night, literally decided on the drive home that it was a good evening for it and was on the bank by 6.30. Now it is only a little stream the bit i was fishing, about 8ft wide at its widest but averaging 5ft and with depths averaging 2-3ft with some deeper pockets, running through a little village just outside harpenden, It doesn't look like much but it used to hold loads of barbel up to 14/15lb, chub to 5lb and has even thrown up a 23lb carp in its time. Nowadays, the average barbel is around 5/6lb but the bigger chub are still present. So i was 2 hours in, i had moved onto my second spot after losing a decent size chub and creating a lot of disturbance in the first. I'm sitting there, just missed a cracking bite, thinking that it's going to be a good session, i had lost one already and was getting plenty of bites so it seemed only a matter of time before i had my first river fish of the year. I had reeled in to out a fresh bit of meat on when i heard what sounded like wading accompanied by voices coming from up stream and then about 30 army cadets walked through my swim single file...I was a little bit gobsmacked if im honest, it was the last thing i expected to see After speaking to the officer in charge, i found out they had decided to do some river training and right at the start of the fishable stretch and walked right the way down. knowing the river like i do, i know that will kill the fishing for at least 3-4 hours so i ended up packing up and heading home, even though i was a bit peed off about it, i couldn't help but laugh at it as it is nothing i ever expected to see while on the bank... Does anyone else have any story's about things that they thought they'd never see while out?
  27. B.C.

    well the van is packed

    Sounds good for a bite ..... Glad you are catching a few... Still time for a few more.. Good luck mate 😊
  28. cloud9

    well the van is packed

    the fish are going down in size, 13lb 10lb &two about 5lb , weather has not been to good lots of light rain followed by the odd downpour,still beats being at work ... Moved twice so far trying to slot in where I can, the fish are proving hard to find,only seen one or two shows so far, hence the two moves to get near them....
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