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  1. 3 points
    Dannygooner

    2019 Plans

    Man flu is real fellas. Beware the man flu. 50 x the strength of the female version. Don't be told otherwise 😂
  2. 2 points
    crusian

    2019 Plans

    You Northern gentlemen just seem to want to finish me off 😱 , it's hard enough work walking up the stairs .
  3. 2 points
    Ginger9991

    Bivvy Fire

    If your keeping a heater or candle on at night in a tent your a mad man if you ask me.
  4. 1 point
    nigewoodcock

    January catch reports

    Went out for a few hours this morning. The lake hasn’t done a bite since September 13th so was up against it with the little time I had available. The trip was really just to scratch the itch and get out the house for a bit and take advantage of these double figure temps. Looks like I’ve found their new Winter holding spot after the last area I was catching from had dried up!
  5. 1 point
    bluelabel

    eBay

    Yup.... I saw one on the bay go for £335 and refurbed examples for nearly £400, they are highly sought after and not very common... they are more famous for their impregnated fly rods (also labelled as Scotties)
  6. 1 point
    Its-grim-up-north

    2019 Plans

    Mate my lass takes the [censored] out of me because I think I’m on my death bed if I’ve had a cold for two days 😂... that’s us Yorkshire men for you. 😁
  7. 1 point
    Highy

    2019 Plans

    Not the 1st time ive thought of it...flavours...colours...beans...peas..etc
  8. 1 point
    Highy

    Bivvy Fire

    I think i only sleep n hour or 2 always clothed in sleeping bag...or try a hotwater bottle. Didnt mean asleep...just to take chill off inside...5 mins or so. But never leave it inside...after use i leave it outside to cool down and always take the gas cannister out/off...
  9. 1 point
    crusian

    2019 Plans

    I just want to stop catching everyones's man colds / viruses and actually get out fishing . 😢
  10. 1 point
    bluelabel

    eBay

    I bought a Sharpes Scottie 9'3" rod for £40... they're worth in excess of £300
  11. 1 point
    welder

    2019 Plans

    Living where you do, Phil, Horseshoe makes a lot of sense. Too much of a trek for me to do it on a regular basis or I'd be joining you. Ian.
  12. 1 point
    chillfactor

    2019 Plans

    Sounds like there trying to pay for a fence with that hike in price mate . Would you all say it's been just under a decade of otter problems becoming more apparent , with the last 5 years really hitting home ? Dread to think what the next 5 years will be like. unless there are changes in law & numbers are controlled. This thread has actually made my mind up for the plans for this year , it's got to be a fenced venue I'm done fishing waters getting nailed by otters. Think I'll get another Horseshoe ticket . @greekskii can only hope some of what you say might come into fruition. Good to see you posting again 😎
  13. 1 point
    Highy

    Ring swivels for hooks

    Had a go at the Ronnie Rig...have the Gardener 1's already pre made... So had a go myself but with the Nash Claw (love these hooks)..only thing is nowere had any uni swivels so used quick link swivels...still not too bad.
  14. 1 point
    greekskii

    2019 Plans

    In the most simple format, yes. It would also mean an unofficial cull would be possible. I do doubt however that the NE would let the designations drop completely before being re-designated but if they aren't in UK Law then there will be loopholes for sure to avoid having to deal with the government. I believe that things like SSSIs, etc. would be optional for landowners to comply with, which currently they aren't, a total disgrace IMO, imagine someone just sending you a letter going along the lines of "your 60 acres of land is now a designated site, you MUST comply with everything we say or face prosecution, you also can't take legal action against us over the designation as it's law itself." Happened to WDNAC at ringstead. I believe it is also an opportunity to get carp added to the native species listings when designations, etc. are re-written. A HUGE step forward IMO
  15. 1 point
    Dave Hedgehog

    2019 Plans

    That’s my face when I get a single beep on the margin rod 😁
  16. 1 point
    Tree123

    2019 Plans

    Depends on the dog a lot too my 2 year old is quite happy to curl up / in the bedchair. I still walk him him in afternoon ofc in a lo get session. But my dad 6 year old lab is a pain and won't settle at all
  17. 1 point
    Its-grim-up-north

    2019 Plans

    Catch more fish than my mate, he thinks he’s a better angler than me... but I know I am! 😉
  18. 1 point
    commonly

    2019 Plans

    It comes out both ends mate!! Have you got 50mmbutt rings?? I found the sonik SKS bag a bit tight with them, check it's designed to hold the rod according to ring size.
  19. 1 point
    Ginger9991

    2019 Plans

    Catch my first grass carp and this little stunner. Fish more with my old man....Find a new venue i want to tackle.
  20. 1 point
    yonny

    2019 Plans

    Changing nappies!
  21. 1 point
    salokcinnodrog

    2019 Plans

    Bream and tench both 12lb+😉 To keep on enjoying my fishing, to hopefully make inroads into the Nazeing big fish over 30lb, and to pioneer on a 350acre reservoir. All dependant on money and work though.
  22. 1 point
    salokcinnodrog

    Targeting bigger carp

    I think I was 12, cycling 7 miles to fish Thornham ponds, which had carp to double figures, roach to over a pound and tench to 5lb. Bait was always maggots, or bread, you had a choice of float or ledger. Amount of gear? You took what you could carry on your bike, rods usually strapped to the crossbar frame, a rucksack or seatbox on your back. I totally agree, too much gear, some necessary, some not so. No point in turning up with 3 Big Pit reels and 3lb test curve rods, rod pod, bivvy etc on a day only one acre water where the carp might just go to double figures. I enjoy going to waters like that with a floater rod, ledger rod (sometimes it is the same thing), and/or an Avon rod with centre pin reel, and fishing under my feet with a float. I took this approach to Bromeswell in Suffolk where a dad and his lad had been 'conned' into buying all the gear, either media or the tackle shop. Out with 2 rods, fire boilies over the top, sit and wait, and wait and wait. I was in the next swim doing my thing, firing out occasional floaters, but mostly fishing my float rod with sweetcorn and pellet. I think after the fourth carp they were both stood behind me chatting to the lake owner about what I was doing, and why they couldn't catch. Jon and I took down one of their carp rods, gave them a float, some pellets and some sweetcorn, set it up and sat them in their swim showing them how to catch. The lad landed his first ever double figure carp within 10 minutes! Please don't get me wrong, the big gear does have its place but it is not the only way to catch.
  23. 1 point
    muftyboy

    January catch reports

    Did a day session at st johns linear today and can't believe I caught the small plated and the big plated within an hour of each other . Proper buzzing
  24. 1 point
    nigewoodcock

    January catch reports

    No mate. I’ve not been able to fish much of late. This was only my second trip since the start of November, both being short day/morning sessions. I still try to visit the lake as often as possible, even when I don’t have time to fish, searching for them and keeping up with their movements. This allows me to put a bit of bait in places where I think the fish may be. It’s like I’m fishing without actually fishing. Then, when I do get an hour or two spare, I can try and time it with the time of day I’ve seen feeding activity, making more efficient use of the limited rod hours I get.
  25. 0 points
    chillfactor

    2019 Plans

    Well let's see what tomorrow brings 🤞
  26. 0 points
    yonny

    2019 Plans

    Nope. No plans to fence. Just greedy.
  27. 0 points
    bluelabel

    Preferred and average session lenght

    Day sessions for me nowadays... was a time that a week wasn't long enough... last long session I did was last March... a week on Redmire... damn near killed me... my back isn't up to a long night in a bedchair (collapsed discs) these days and at 60 years old my knee's (osteo arthritis) are not up to lugging loads of gear for a long session, so about 8-10 hours sees me totally cream crackered and laid up for a day or to to recover... god help me if I do a club match, the amount of gear you need for that is making me seriously question my sanity and that's only for 5 hours😲


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