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David_gravesend

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  1. Mainlines latest offering The Link

    There in lies the answer, it's the going bait because everyone is using it so it's going to catch the majority of fish. I've mentioned before I know your water and am friends with a couple of members, one uses nothing but mainline shelf life banoffee and catches from there, I think we sometimes put too much emphasis on bait. I'd be tempted to go with the singles approach or small pva bags just trying to by a bite and maybe repositioning every hour or so fishing for a bite at a time
  2. PVA bag fishing

    I find the cc Moore belachan bag mix very good
  3. Joining a Syndicate/Water

    Is that white cottage? I know 2 members and am hopefully doing a guest session with them in the next few weeks
  4. Joining a Syndicate/Water

    Also look at club lakes? I pay 75 quid a year for my club and have access to 5 decent carp waters and one that is rock hard and holds fish to over 40. I know you're in a different part of the country but clubs can offer great fishing working out at pennies per trip
  5. Blue Green Algae

    http://www.kentonline.co.uk/dartford/news/lakes-open-again-after-dog-96808/ this is was last year on a lake near me, nasty stuff
  6. Help needed to sink braid

    Is that the kastking stuff? Makes quite good spod ding braid as it floats I don't think you can soak it in anything but I see from another post you've switched from mono to braid because you're getting cut off snag fishing, ever thought about using a mono snag leader instead? Braid as a mainline is so unforgiving
  7. How to fish this water

    Birds don't like the spomb and braid lying on the surface so I usually make a cast with a baited spomb then don't retrieve it, I'll use the spomb as a marker for the catapult or throwing stick to get a better spread of bait. The gulls don't go anywhere near it!
  8. Any good?????

    Double handles, just can't get on with them...
  9. PVA bag fishing

    Personally I use the small size and only put the hookbait in, just feel it gives a better presentation rather than a compressed hooklink in a pile
  10. Nash - Cultured Hookbait

    Knowing how expensive Nash are I'd think 12.99 is for a kilo of normal boilies, I know in the tackle box they sell bags of 25 hook baits for 9.99
  11. Dropping the Lead

    Dependant on situation there can be no need to drop a lead, I'll only prefer to drop it if I'm fishing somewhere particularly weedy, snagging or a zig. The rest of the time it's a running lead set up and no need to lose it
  12. Brolly systems opinions

    Seconded for the esp lo pro
  13. What is your newest purchase

    A sad day on Sunday when my old faithful original greys prodigy's gave up the ghost. Therefore after much deliberation I've opted for 2 Nash dwarf rods 10 foot 2.75tc, I'm trying to cut down on gear and with the view I'd like to get everything in the boot of the car for a day session I've also purchased a drennan super specialist landing net pole that's collapsible.
  14. Who fishes with 2 rods ?

    I'm restricted by club rules to 2 rods but even on waters where 3 are allowed I usually stick to the 2. I think it has to be dependant on swim/lake size and I know of one particular swim on a local lake that is productive but realistically you can only use 1 rod
  15. Rigz

    I think it works better with it on as it allows more movement between the hook and hooklink
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