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  1. 3 points
    fudgecat

    What is your newest purchase

    I brought some toilet paper with this picture on it
  2. 2 points
    Tony, PM received, mate. I've photocopied the pamphlet that came with my alarms in glorious technicolour, well, the same colour as the original, and it's all come out rather well. My wife has donated a First Class stamp and just as soon as the England/Norway nonsense has finished I'll take our dogs for a stroll to the mailbox up the road. You should, all being well, receive an envelope by the weekend. I hope it's of help to you. Ian
  3. 2 points
    newmarket

    What is your newest purchase

    This isnt really the thread to be posting this on but since it is now here im going to post on it . Nige , or any of the Mods out there , if you feel this should be made into a thread of its own then could you maybe do the necessary ? Since i'm one of the posters that caused this thread to digress radically , thanks . Ok , when i was a kid , no , ten years ago even , i was float fishing and feeder fishing ( pellets and traditional cage feeder ) albeit not on what sounds like a commercial type lake like the ones fudgecat frequents . I would sit on the bank sometimes watching the carper in the next swim , bivvied up and appearing to be just sitting there snd fiddling with bits of tackle or frying his breakfast or whatever and thinking to myself " god thats boring . How can he just sit there for days on end tidying his tackle box etc ?". I just couldnt see the attraction and it seemed so boring . I didnt realise that he was tying rigs or pva bags up or thinking about his bait application , trying to work out where the fish are , is his rig tangled etc like most of us do when we are fishing. I swore that would never be me . Although now , here i am and im hooked and have been for a long time now . This bits for Fudgey . You will be too mate . Any of us can only continue to whip out little to medium sized carp , on a float set up for so long and then we need another challenge . With me it was feeder fishing for specimen fish and then onto specimen Carping . Trust me it'll happen to you too . For the rest of you , who else said Me ? Sitting behind buzzers ? NEVER !!!!
  4. 2 points
    Iansfishing

    Carp angling learner

    if you are ever in the North West you can tag along with me no problem at all If you need any advice just drop me a PM and i will try and help out as much as i can All the best Ian
  5. 2 points
    nigewoodcock

    What is your newest purchase

    Why would you use a bait runner and an alarm whilst float fishing anyway??? No skill in fishing with alarms? Lol your going to cringe at some of your statements in a few years time, if your still fishing then! I'm not knocking you for float fishing for carp by the way. Sometimes, it can be the best way to winkle one out. What you will start to learn though, is that you have to be adaptable if you want to catch consistently. Maybe not on an over stocked commercial water, but if your happy fishing them, then crack on mate. Fishing is what you make it yourself. Get out of it what you want and if that's fishing with a float on a pin then do it. Just don't go down the route of being one dimensional and discarding every other style as having no skill. After all, what you are doing whilst float whilst float fishing is, in essence, the same as someone who is fishing with a lead.
  6. 1 point
    Lakewatch uk is a new just about to launch agency who are directly working with The police ea agents and joint the police action group farm watch to combat against fish/tackle thefts. Check it out on FB Lakewatch uk They are looking to deputise the public anglers in a prevention rather than intervention direction. Contacting fisheries to join as one and run a banned from one banned from all policy for anyone caught committing any lake crimes to wash out the troubles of this kind. With hotline numbers and SIA security on call if needed. I would advise you all to look this up on FB and help combat this. We all need to pull together on this to make it work. Lakewatch uk BAILLIF hoodies coming on sale soon for the keen angler wishing to support and protect our much loved sport / fish and other like minded anglers. showing as a visual deterrent and direct hotline numbers displayed clearly on the range.
  7. 1 point
    welder

    Bedchair and sleeping bag.

    Yes, he's allowed to post that. Trust me. It's relevant to the original question, and helpful. It's hardly advertising as Fox is a generic name in angling. Ian
  8. 1 point
    I can scan. I can email. I don't do multitasking. Ask my wife. Ian
  9. 1 point
    newmarket

    Syndicates in Lenwade Norfolk

    Hello matey , cant help you out with the venue i'm afraid but what i can do is welcome you to the asylum . If you really are mad then you'll fit in well
  10. 1 point
    cyborx

    What is your newest purchase

    and so, the meek shall inherit the earth. and on THAT note, i would consider myself educated carpy. :lol:
  11. 1 point
    dalthegooner

    Barbed vs barbless

    This is the only pro for barbless in my opinion. Although, as you state, it is a fairly big one
  12. 1 point
    dalthegooner

    What is your newest purchase

    I BOUGHT TWO BAIT BUCKETS AND SOME CORK DUST
  13. 1 point
    Welcome to carp.com. Although you can easily spend 'plenty money' fishing, you don't always need to. You can catch plenty of fish with plain basic tackle, a float and a hook. Its just when you start spending silly money on rods and reels that you end up catching yourself more than the fish!
  14. 1 point
    Hi Newmarket, Don't be sorry, I totally agree! However I want him to bag a few fish. The lakes I regularly fish are hard going at the best of times and I don't think camping will give him the bug for it! Ryan.
  15. 1 point
    charlieg

    qm1 hooks

    Thank you very much Neal. Unfortunately i do not work in a hook factor nor am I in the trade. That would be good if you get your hands on some choddy kranks as these are not in shops yet nor are the barbless standard kranks.
  16. 1 point
    phil dalts

    What is your newest purchase

    Newmarket,I was the same til 3 years ago,calling em bivvy boys,carpers, I said im not like em, I've slowly morphed into a full on carper, freezer full of boilies,tackle box heaving, 3 sets of alarms and all the gubbins!! My first go at carping was a starter carp set,pod,alarms,bobbins,reels and rods, It does creep up on ya and you don't even realise,my wife loves the gear all over the house(NOT)
  17. 1 point
    InteraX

    What is your newest purchase

    In which case fudgey, why are you using a baitrunner? Getting back to the original point to these comment, I think you should have fun with a centrepin. I believe centrepins have been used with floats since way before fixed spool reels were even invented. I think there may have been someone by the name of Izaac Walton that probably used a centrepin reel. I think there may be some people on here who Mr. Ludd would be proud of! Anyway, get out there, try something different and enjoy.
  18. 1 point
    If you have your equipment stolen from the bank side or in a public place that is robbery!!! It is only theft if it's stolen from somewhere and your not present. Ie shed garage etc. Plz keep safe and never put yourself in danger. If you are fishing somewhere were this sort of thing is happening and no ones doing anything about it then choose somewhere safer to fish. It is a sad time when we are forced to stay away from places we may of always fished but your safety is paramount. Speak to the owners/bailiffs of lakes were these problems are happening. We can provide security SIA registered to patrol fisheries and offer advice on protecting themselves from this happening. LAKEWATCH UK is concentrating all our efforts in bringing safe and secure surroundings around the places we all wish to go and relax. It's not much to ask for a sport back. Spread the word people to your lakes we are here to help.
  19. 1 point
    bigd26

    Carp angling learner

    Cheers thanks alot i appreciate that i will do if i need help
  20. 1 point
    newmarket

    What is your newest purchase

    They all have a good point fudgey and i understand your reaction because of the way CM was winding you up yesterday . Each to their own mate but i promise you you will be sitting behind alarms with the rest of us in 5 years time . Probably , like me , WHILST your float fishing with your 3rd rod . I dont see you as wrong , you know that , you've just been CM'd thats all :)
  21. 1 point
    smufter

    What is your newest purchase

    Hate to say it Fudgie, but most of Matt Hayes Carp fishing is done with fixed spool reels mate. And the guy has over 40 years experience. I'm not knocking you, I love your enthusiasm. But your methods are very restrictive. After 4 months of fishing, I think you are being very naive to say that you will "never use a baitrunner again". And to reel in when you have a cup of tea??? I spend a lot of thought, time and effort getting my bait just where I want it. I'd be reluctant to pull my rig in even if asked to do so by a bailiff. I certainly wouldn't be wanting to disturb my swim by bringing it in because I fancy a cuppa. As others have said, each to their own. But when you came on the forum 4 or 5 months ago stating that you were "nearly ready to go carping" and were after advice, not one other person on here would have recommended a centre pin reel to you. Can we all be wrong????
  22. 1 point
    Think these people should be shot in the face with rock salt from a shotgun. Even better deterrent; unfortunately, we live in to liberal a country... On a serious note, good idea. Let's hope it takes hold and makes a difference.
  23. 1 point
    nealjt

    qm1 hooks

    Charlieg I now make you my personal hook advisor!!
  24. 1 point
    fudgecat

    What is your newest purchase

    Good point there, But this is a carp forum and we all fish for them our own way, It could be with bite alarms or float or pin. But we all get the same result at the end, So its not fair when one carp angler tells anthour he is wrong because he fishes in a different way.
  25. 1 point
    Think these people should be charged with robbery if the offence is committed while the tackle is being used,much more of a deterrent.
  26. 1 point
    fudgecat

    What is your newest purchase

    would be a long night fishing in 12 acres with just 30 carp
  27. 1 point
    cyborx

    qm1 hooks

    S' ok neal, you cant help it if the old b/censored/r is blind they remind me of the circle hook thats prolific on the continent and usa
  28. 1 point
    frogy

    New to the forum and carp fishing

    Welcome son, yes everyone he's my boy
  29. 1 point
    Phil

    Banksticks advice please

    ^^^ What he said ^^^ Orrrrrr get yourself a decent bankstick with screw point, the Fox Euro ones work well. Then, buy a 3/8 bsf threaded adapter, like the bit on the bottom of a bite alarm or rod rest and have it welded to the end of a decent size metal rod. Then you can screw this into the bankstick and use it for added leverage when screwing it onto hard ground
  30. 1 point
    willi4692

    Barbed vs barbless

    It's worth noting that what happened to this fish can just as easily happen with a barbed hook. A couple of times before I have had hook pulls and the hook has caught hold in the carp's pectoral. It's a part of fishing that is out of our control, it is a rare occurrence but something that is always possible.


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