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  1. 6 points
    buzzbomb

    Rod Shots

    Once more, into the beach...
  2. 4 points
    chillfactor

    Rod Shots

    Buzz... I reckon there's room for another rod or two 😁 Great photo mate 😎
  3. 3 points
    buzzbomb

    Rod Shots

    I've been using my poor old chair for 15 years now, but can't bring myself to throw it out. Considerable sentimental value.
  4. 3 points
    bluelabel

    Rod Shots

    Big chuck to the far margins BB...πŸ˜‹πŸ˜Ž
  5. 3 points
    Yeah that makes me chuckle that one. With carp angling you either get it or you don't. And trying to explain it to someone that doesn't get it is impossible.
  6. 3 points
    I've always been my own worst enemy tbh, I tend to get obsessed with things way too often, I struggle to juggle everything and don't always get the balance right, that being said I dont think I am being unreasonable wanting to have a hobby, without something else to focus on my depression would be much worse I think, I've felt like just going to work and everything else day in day out becomes a real grind,I love my family and feel lucky but sometimes It all gets tough to deal with, My family does always come first but you have to remember sometimes you need to put yourself first, I sometimes need a break to get my head back together and fishing allows me to detune and refresh, I tend to not go out boozing or socialising much these days so I love to stare at water it's therapeutic for me,
  7. 3 points
    chillfactor

    August catches

    Well arrived at blakemere early this morning, did the rounds etc 5 anglers on all blanking for a couple of days so nothing out. Set my nephew up first in the peg next door & I hadn't even started fishing & he's gone and banked a pb 24lb on the nose first 20 too for him . Already made the trip happy days 😎
  8. 3 points
    smufter

    August catches

    I don't believe this!! The last time I brought Liddy up here she caught two to my blank... She's now just landed a 30.5 Linear. And it's a named fish. I'm never going to live this down!!
  9. 2 points
    buzzbomb

    Rod Shots

    It's about a mile across at this point, but it's wider further up. We're not expecting too much, but it's nice to get some corn out there and pretend we know what we're doing. 🀣
  10. 2 points
    Highy

    What is your newest purchase

    40g Spin Doctor (yellow) just been to local water and tried out....OMG it cured my twist after about 4 casts each πŸ‘πŸ‘
  11. 2 points
    Me too, without a doubt mate. It's not possible to really tune into a water when fishing with mates imo. I love a good social but my 'proper' fishing is done on my own. I'm miles more effective as an angler when it's just me giving my all.
  12. 2 points
    You have targeted/caught big fish from tricky waters Nick so you know all about the dedication required. That comment surprises me from you. I always smile in my trophy shots. Some don't. I do not believe that should open them up to questions about their source of motivation. Those who have been there and done it should know full well that numbers and sponsors are simply not enough to put yourself through what it can take to catch some of these fish. End of the day if you don't ABSOLUTELY LOVE the thrill of the chase, the highs and lows, the hardships and the successes..... you simply will not succeed in targeting big fish (unless you choose to fish and instant big fish water full of fake bigguns - which will no longer get you a sponsor in this day and age). Imo the suggestion that numbers and sponsors are on the mind of a guy that has just caught a fish he's spent weeks/months/years working for is quite ludicrous and for me shows a massive underestimation of the dedication these guys posses. Those that have not been there and done it should have a go before passing judgement on those that do. Targeting big fish is tricky, it can be rock hard in fact, and most simply don't enjoy angling enough to hack it.
  13. 2 points
    smufter

    August catches

    I'd love it to be called that Geezer. But it won't. She's not a member..... although she is now thinking of joining. It would be good because she'd be the only lady member.
  14. 2 points
    I could of wrote that myself.
  15. 2 points
    chillfactor

    August catches

    It's those pheromones at work again mate.... you didn't stand a chance 🀯 Big congrats to your daughter mate... great capture 😎
  16. 2 points
    Totally agree i love having time to think and drift off on a tangent, people always seem to think you need to be with others to be happy and the old dont you get bored or lonely while your fishing on your own? and I think nah its when I am most at peace sitting with my thoughts,
  17. 2 points
    therein lies the appeal of angling for me... it's a time for introspection, compartmentalising ones thoughts... I think that for me, the actual act of fishing has become secondary to the day out... once you settle into the day you take in other things... bird life, fish movements, trees, flora and fauna... with so much to surround yourself with, it's easy to sink into into the environment... I think that once you settle in, you tend to fish on auto-pilot where casting, & rebaiting and all the other mechanical movements become almost automatic whilst your mind is on the water... Take it easy ElmoπŸ‘πŸ˜Ž
  18. 2 points
    elmoputney

    August catches

    Nice fish whats its called? Liddy's Lin πŸ˜€
  19. 1 point
    crusian

    What is your newest purchase

    My Sister In Law had laser eye surgery , and the people who did the surgery didn't tell her she would lose her close vision . As I understand it , you need to have the operation before you are 40 . πŸ˜ƒ
  20. 1 point
    dayvid

    Rod Shots

    If it aint broke then dont fix it , as they say.πŸ‘
  21. 1 point
    crusian

    Hi all

    Hello Teddy What type of waters are you thinking of fishing , Teddy ? . For instance Nick is fishing a 375 acre reservoir so he needs to be able to cast distances . Do you want to be mobile like Dannygooner , or do you fancy fishing for 24hours , or longer , bivvied up , relaxing , socialising . πŸ˜€
  22. 1 point
    crusian

    August catches

    That's a handsome Carp to have as your personal best , Chill . πŸ˜ƒ
  23. 1 point
    muftyboy

    The future ???

    Sorry , meant to put bait boat. πŸ˜…πŸ˜…
  24. 1 point
    Not sure about the 'bulldog licking pee off a nettle' shots, πŸ˜–πŸ˜†, they always strike me as doing it only for the numbers for their latest sponsor. If you are only chasing numbers, then I think you are in the wrong pursuit. I've been there, done it, as many 20's in a season, have to beat my largest fish etc, and realised that there was/is more to it than that. I go fishing to relax, enjoy my time off work or the pressures of life. Sometimes my fishing trip is almost all sleep for two and a half days, other times it is work hard looking, baiting and chasing. Some of my trips are with a Mate, but most of all I enjoy time on my own with my dog. I enjoy the being away from everyone. I struggle to deal with crowded waters. I prefer to be out in the boonies, away from everyone. That really does affect my choice of waters. I can't deal with local club waters, which are crowded almost every weekend, even if I do fish from Sunday to Tuesday or Wednesday. I like being able to hide out on a big open water, as much as I enjoy catching big fish. Beating my largest is no longer the priority it once was.
  25. 1 point
    I luv going with my mate,he’s in his mid 60,s and I like to spoil and fuss him we’ve worked and fished together for 25years and I treat him more like my dad than a mate but i also luv going on my own,just me and the surroundings. I ALWAYS 100% fish better alone,no distractions I suppose,and while a bit of guilt creeps in if I’ve been doing long hrs at work for any length of time and I’ve not spent a lot of time with the fambo I gotta get my fishing fix......... it’s the most powerful drug I’ve ever had. As Yonny says it’s impossible to explain to others who ain’t like minded 🎣🎣🎣
  26. 1 point
    elmoputney

    August catches

    That's a shame maybe she can name her next 30 out of there, I have done a deal with my littluns today they are doing there fishing club rudd bashing session at 11 and they are going to help me try and catch some carp first for an hour or two,it only cost me a McDonald's so far but its progress 😁
  27. 1 point
    elmoputney

    August catches

    I think it should be renamed Big Lin is a bit of a boring name isn't it, LIDDY'S LIN has a lot more character is there a deed pole for carps?
  28. 1 point
    smufter

    August catches

    This one is called "Big Lin"......
  29. 1 point
    muftyboy

    The future ???

    I'm off to France at the weekend and will be using a boat. Mainly because the distance is probably just outside my comfort zone for casting but also because it will make my life easier. At the end of the day I've spent a lot of money on this trip so want to give my self the best chance to catch a whopper.
  30. 1 point
    Ican vouch for this...LAST WEEK...i sat in my bivvy for a good 20mins looking over my rig and was very quiet sulking.
  31. 1 point
    smufter

    August catches

    Just had a small common. Only went about 5lb. Both missed runs earlier, Liddy cos she's out of practice, me cos I'm a Noddy
  32. 1 point
    I think that sometimes the pressure is subconcious and you are not really aware of it... I have seen marriages fail due to the desire to be out on the bank and I've seen some real tantrums on the bank over lost fish... sometimes you just have to take a step back and try to be philosophical about it... the turning point for me came after losing my parents... I vowed that my sport was going to be enjoyed no matter what... and once the pressure to compete (match fishing) went, along with the desire to take a step back from work.... I began to take stock out of what I really wanted out of my sport now the match fishing has gone by the by, the serious side of carping has evaporated for me and I go carping about once in every 5 sessions... maybe it's an age thing but sometimes you just gotta slow down and watch the world rush by... still nice to get a lump now and then thoughπŸ‘πŸ˜Ž
  33. 1 point
    yonny

    The future ???

    The definition of angling is "the sport or pastime of fishing with a rod and line". I think that just about sums up my approach.
  34. 1 point
    harpz_31

    The future ???

    and that's where the tech comes into its own, for when you cant stand there chucking a spod out 150 times a day or don't want to annoy everybody by chucking the marker out 50 times on a day ticket venue so if theres gizmos out there that let people carry on fishing when otherwise they would have had to call it a day then nobody should look down their noses at you for choosing to fish the best way that you can
  35. 1 point
    bluelabel

    The future ???

    slowly and carefully...πŸ˜‹πŸ˜Ž 40 years of shift work in a heavy manufacturing job take their toll, plus a couple of bike accidents and playing cricket up till my late forties... I'm 61 now and yes it hurts getting up in the morning... that's why I retired last year... my old employers have just gone back to a 12 hour day and with an hours worth of travelling each way there was no way I was going to continue... the times of me working 12 hour days and nights are long gone
  36. 1 point
    emmcee

    The future ???

    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.
  37. 1 point
    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‘
  38. 1 point
    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‘
  39. 1 point
    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‘
  40. 1 point
    yonny

    The future ???

    And to top it off a speech impediment! Only jesting buddy😁
  41. 1 point
    bluelabel

    Rod Shots

    Blanked me bottom off today.... but here's a gratuitous rod shot anyway
  42. 1 point
    jh92

    August catches

    Awesome fish mate, what is your float fishing setup? I want to give it a go lol
  43. 1 point
    elmoputney

    Deal Breakers

    I was put off by having to book night sessions on a club water , quite often the Chance only arises for me after loads of begging and being a super husband so that I can nip out for a quick overnight session,I haven't got time to ask a bailiff for permission as well as the missus πŸ˜€


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