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  1. I've joined that exclusive club of anglers that like to have a lie in, I usually rock up at the lake around noon, look for a swim nearest the car park, if one is not available i'll slip in between two other anglers, dump the gear down, open a few tinnies of super strength lager then start making camp, Always use a proper hammer for bivvy pegs, none of those silly rubber mallets, get the marker out and cover every inch of the lake in view, strangely enough the guys either side of me always seem to get a take whilst i do this, i must be bringing them luck although they seem to lose the fish when i bring the marker in.....noddies!! Then i'll get the spod out and build an island out of particle and boilies knowing the carp will flock to my bait, Hard work done, have another can, spark up a doobie and fall asleep with my alarms on full pelt to the next day, god i love fishing
    4 points
  2. Whilst discussing with Nigel (the fishery manager at Tricklebrook) the amount of gear we have to take with us for a 24 hour session, and any "extras" that would be needed to extend it to a 48.... "About 3 or 4 more Pot Noodles" Well it made me laugh
    2 points
  3. Personally I would love to own one, but they are out of my price range at the moment. do you think they give the angler an unfair advantage over someone that does not own one? and why do some lakes ban them, after all it's only a lump of plastic full of bait, what's the difference from a guy chucking a great big spod out that weighs over 3 - 4 lbs and crashing into the water at 50 mph, surely bait boats are better for the environment as they are electric (which is green) you're not spraying bait all over the lake and more importantly, you're not disturbing your fellow anglers who might have been fishing close by with big bomb splashes disturbing feeding fish?? just my own thoughts for what its worth, Im not trying to start a bun fight or anything, Im just curious as to your thoughts on the subject......
    1 point
  4. Just showing of a few of my Catches so far this year, the spring has been good to me so far, we shore are lucky over here all the fish have been caught in my Local creek just 6 Min drive from my house all for just a price of a Fishing Licence. I Feel Blessed to be living in such a Wonderful Place Cheers all The Hawk an Expat In Ontario ... Nice Gurt Fat Lady ... Nice Long River Unit . Caught with a Hook Bait of Chick Pea and Plastic Pop Up Corn . Over a bed of Maze and Chick Pea With Inline Bolt Rig . Another Gurt River Monster , Caught in the near side Margin with a Waggler set up , with a hook bait of three Mussel flavoured corn direct to the hook over a bed of maze and chick pea fed little and Often , BOOM !!... The Swim ... Put up nice old scrap this one. Caught on a Single Plastic Pop up Corn , with a Bolt Rigged inline feeder lead with a pack Bait of Ground Maze . Bread, Quick Oats and cream corn flavoured with Curry Powder , Boof !! This was One of 35 carp caught between two of us in a 18 hour session photo at the top of the thread being my biggest of the day, My fellow angler Mark had the Biggest of the day 24 Lbs see below Nothing like angling and a Sun rise .... They Breed em Long and Mean in these Parts. Caught on a hook bait of Chick pea and Plastic Pop up . Another from the same session as the one above , had 6 carp it a short 5 hour Morning session Boom... Lovely ent it ... Cheers Folks Tight Lines The Hawk..
    1 point
  5. bivvystreet

    Back leads

    most thick ridiculous bird known to man the swan
    1 point
  6. I was in a brolly the night before last. Scorching hot during the day but was freezing during the night! Bag zipped up to the chin, furry slippers on.
    1 point
  7. Ginger9991

    Back leads

    Great, Ive just brought these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SET-3-x-85g-FOX-CAPTIVE-BACK-LEADS-USED-CARP-FISHING-3oz-BACKLEAD-ROT-PROOF-CORD-/310943341512?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=fTAoINUa4DtczevJZ3TUkMRQxXQ%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc I use them as my carp control is pants! always end up with a carp taking at least another rod with it! thats why i fish bank sticks rather then a pod!
    1 point
  8. blanksalot

    Back leads

    As mentioned above, stopped using them altogether , due to poor indication, I always take a loaf of cheap bread to feed the swans off, preferably in the next vacant swim furthest from me
    1 point
  9. grangemilky

    Back leads

    Fair enough. I used to use back-leads religiously, but having seen how poor they can make your bite indication, i wouldn't touch them again. Strictly speaking, i was always told to use the heaviest back lead available, so its pinned to the floor, and the line will run through it giving you positive indication. If it was too light, the back lead will lift all the way untill the line is straight, before it shows any indication. However, i have had a fish kite around 120 yards against a heavy back lead before i knew about it. I know people who successfully use small backleads when fishing at range, but they slide it right down the line, so the line entering and leaving the back-lead is at a very small angle. If you are backleading rightnear your tips, you are creating a huge angle, that drastically reduces the effectiveness of your indication. IMO i would avoid them like the plague, and try something else.....a heavy fluro or braid mainline fished slack, or even more simply, just put the rod tips right underwater, or buy a gun.
    1 point
  10. matt_89

    starting fishing times

    Always aim to be the first person there if possible. Usually arrive as the sun comes up providing opening times allow. Sometimes things stop this though such as remembering you've left all of the bait in the freezer once you're half way there...
    1 point
  11. jonezy

    I'd love a social

    I'll come if Ian is.
    1 point
  12. As you can see, I need a proper bivvy. Cost me a couple of fish having to get off the deck and out that little door, I had to zip it up as it was lashing down all night. Still waiting for the sponsorship deal from Still Water to finalise, I'll punt their gear around the day ticket venues.
    1 point
  13. bivvystreet

    What Bivvy to buy

    i put my groundsheet down first and just peg to it
    1 point
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