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  1. Carpmaster

    Rod Shots

    Nothing to report other than itโ€™s wet ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚getting good at camping I might go for my badge init in scouts ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    3 points
  2. framey

    Cygnet 12m baiting pole

    Use whatever floats your boat and serves you best in your angling and sod what anyone else thinks to many people nowadays think they are the authority in what should and should be allowed and whatโ€™s right or wrong. When I want to use a bait boat and the rules say I can then I will ๐Ÿ‘
    2 points
  3. Hi Elmo . I bought a Baiting Spoon for a particular margin swim , then the bailiff cut the tree down ๐Ÿ˜ก . I usually carry the B.S. in the back of the car , just in case , as sometimes I need it to tuck my bait into little margin spots where others may not be able to put a bait ? . ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
    2 points
  4. Big Bass

    Rod Shots

    Talking of camping trying to swing a overnight trip before Crimbo hope to book the old shed again.... thatโ€™s if the great Richard Walker looks the other way.
    1 point
  5. Sounds like my local pond. My favourite swim (yeah I know it's not trendy to have one and you've got to find the fish first!) is 6 wraps so 24 yards by my reckoning. I did consider some baiting poles but found that underarm casting a small korda spod; http://www.korda.co.uk/fishingtackle/baiting-up/mini-skyliner/ and stopping it dead as it hits the water means I can bait with barely a ripple. Using the larger size one was hit and miss and I ended up depth charging the swim too often. I have seen bait boats used and my mate put his to good use by catching the largest fish in one
    1 point
  6. elmoputney

    Cygnet 12m baiting pole

    Gonna play devil's advocate here ๐Ÿ˜‚ 200 for a baiting pole or an actor bait boat ยฃ200 both deliver your bait and rig to a required spot, bait boat is probably a better tool as it can go further and dare I say it with about as little disturbance,and probably easier to use too, however a bait boat is cheating and a pole is fair game, funny old world we live in isn't it ๐Ÿ˜‚
    1 point
  7. elmoputney

    Cygnet 12m baiting pole

    That would be a lot less faffing about I think
    1 point
  8. framey

    Cygnet 12m baiting pole

    I believe the tacklebox version is 18m and telescopic
    1 point
  9. elmoputney

    Cygnet 12m baiting pole

    I do think they are more useful when you have a longer reach, you can get a corus one and a saber one 18m for ยฃ150 nowadays,not sure if they are any good though, but to me it would be better value to get an 18m than a 12m for ยฃ90 and end up buying extra sections at ยฃ30 a pop
    1 point
  10. framey

    Bait Allergy...

    I would ask a DR rather than an Internet forum as none of us know how bad your allergy is.
    1 point
  11. framey

    Cygnet 12m baiting pole

    I have the 12m and 5 spare sections always in the van just in case I have a lake with loads of over hanging bits and pieces
    1 point
  12. crusian

    Cygnet 12m baiting pole

    Hi Jh92 Well when you add up the cost of all the bits you are getting they are ยฃ180 worth , but if you went to your local independent tackle shop you may be able to cut a deal - I did . How much is postage ? . ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
    1 point
  13. elmoputney

    Cygnet 12m baiting pole

    I've spend a little while thinking about baiting spoons, and for me a 12m one isnt that useful as its only 3 and a bit wraps long, it's fine if all your spots are close in but it wouldn't benefit me that much at 12m long really, and I could mainly live without one at those distances
    1 point
  14. salokcinnodrog

    Pike at night

    I think the same. I found that we would only get night takes at certain times of the season; October to November, then early March to end of season, and on big full moons. Bite indication is important, you can't watch a float constantly at night, you need other indication, and free lining is a no no, too much chance of a dropback and deep hooking
    1 point
  15. Golden Paws

    Pike at night

    If they are feeding 6 hours after it gets dark, I think that means they are night feeding! I only normally gave it 2 or 3 hours after dark but did try the odd longer session but it wasn't overly productive. Fishing on the Somerset Drains, eels used to drive you mad and the experiment was dropped. Agree about the sentiment of being alert, alarms on and close to hand ensure that all runs are registered immediately and struck in good time.
    1 point
  16. victormeldrew

    Pike at night

    Hello,I think pike do feed in the dark,but not at night if you know what I mean...if it gets dark at 5pm then they might get caught up to about 11pm.then thats it till the next morning,,also i.m.o night fishing is bad for pike and night fishing and free linning is even worse
    1 point
  17. I had 7 takes, 4 on ledgered mackeral head, 3 on smelt and landed 2 on each, but lost 3 fish as hooks pulled. I can only assume small fish that didn't take the bait deeply. All were lightly hooked
    1 point
  18. Golden Paws

    Pike at night

    A mate of mine caught a big pike on the steps of a large concrete domed reservoir a couple of foot out in about a foot of water. He had a theory that the pike patrolled the margins after dark looking for easy pickings as some anglers discarded any unused deadbaits in the margins. We did a whole night session on a Somerset Drain once and got smashed to pieces by eels, I think we had at least 15 runs each but did catch a pike just after midnight. We would regularly fish a couple of hours into darkness in the winter but it wasn't all that productive but did throw up the better specimens.
    1 point
  19. chillfactor

    Pike at night

    They were always margin captures in amongst the reeds & pads on the river , But we would regularly catch at night.... but only females.
    1 point
  20. chillfactor

    Pike at night

    popped up dead bait for me .... running lead & around a 2ft tail . Just make sure you tighten down to the lead & don't go to light , 2/34 oz minimum. Also deadly for zander ๐Ÿ˜‰
    1 point
  21. chillfactor

    Pike at night

    My, best river pike have always been night captures Nick . Interesting you say not many come out & night . Jack's in the day .... big females at night for me .
    1 point
  22. Followed it up with another 12lb fish
    1 point
  23. Been having a few pike trips this year, nothing special until today. A ledgered pollen produced a 20lb1oz fish. Hadn't been out more than 20minutes
    1 point
  24. bluelabel

    Dropshot/lure setup

    I got most of them through Harris Sportsmail or Angling Direct... mainly jellies
    1 point


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