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Uroy

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  1. Catching during tough times

    No they feed it all over . The fish seem to lye by the no fishing area a lot . Maybe no pressure there , no lines and little disturbance. People do catch it's just the feeding windows are so small and so infrequent that I'm puzzled as to how to catch them when they seem to be off so much
  2. Catching during tough times

    Yes that particular lake was stocked two years ago and the year before that and you can see them against the no fishing / no casting to bank
  3. Catching during tough times

    Yeah the top guys are getting 4/5 fish per year and they're on it most weekends . Unfortunately I can't see people working together as everything is cloak and dagger lol . My next outings will be worm and maggot as the boilie & pellet thing hasn't produced for me . Ill try roving different areas and keeping mobile.
  4. Catching during tough times

    Thank for the input lads . So the club are feeding high grade pellets regularly in the margins. The stock is high as you can see them ..... on the no fishing side 😂 . As far as I'm aware boys are fishing over beds of the pellet that the club feed with as we can buy them but also with pellet and boilies of their own choice . The thing with all the lakes that gets me is that they just go dormant for such long periods of time but they're all different types of lakes so it's not as if they're all deep and switch off once it becomes cold . Im leaning towards trying maggots and worms now . Maybe spending an hour in each free swim and casting maggot feeders or pva bags around hoping to pick one up . Obviously I'll walk round first and look for fish but if none show I'll try different areas . Due to nature of these lakes I've lost heart in just sitting it out on one peg for the session . Especially if it's been 5/6 weeks since a fish came out. On these lakes the fish rarely show except in two areas on two of the lakes . One is a no fishing area that included no casting into the area either and on the other lake the weed is so thick towards where they show you'd struggle to get them back the 100 plus yards to the bank . Pre baiting isn't allowed either
  5. I've been a member of a club for over two years now . The club has three waters and all are tough going . The lakes will go 3/4/5 weeks not doing a fish then they'll throw a couple up and switch off again . One lake went 7 months last year without doing a fish and another lake went 4 months before producing fish again . How would you approach these lakes ? I realise that's a very general question without you seeing the lake and knowing about them but had anyone any experience of fishing these types of tough waters ? There is a good stock in all lakes . My only theory is over feeding by the club hierarchy that make no secret of the desire for bigger fish than we have at present but surely there's a way to scratch a bite . Ill not say now what I've been doing as I'd like to hear you guys ideas or thoughts on how you'd try and buy a bite cheers
  6. The secrets to short session succes

    Cheers lads some good stuff to be keeping in mind so far
  7. After having a change in circumstances my fishing for this next year or so will mostly be limited to short sessions of 2-6 hours . So what tips would you guys say are crucial to short session succes? . I'm planning to make sure all my gear and rigs are well prepared and obviously won't be putting out masses of bait with the intention of fishing for a bite at a time . Has anyone anything else they think is important when your angling is limited to a few hours here and there?
  8. Length of hair / KD Rig

    What's the best type / pattern of hook for a kd rig ? Ive been playing about tying them with Nash fang x twisters but any diagrams I've seen online use a more curved hook does it matter ? Thanks 😀
  9. Length of hair / KD Rig

    What's the optimal length of a hair on a kd . By the hair I mean the distance from the hook to the start of the pop up . Not the entire length as obviously small pop ups and big pop ups alter this . I've just started tying kds and trying to find what works best cheers
  10. I was reading a story online about a well known sponsored angler ( he wasn't named ). But apparently he rarely if ever used boilies . Basically he seemed to fish over particles , maize mostly and fished maize on the rig . He caught well but would then claim it was caught using X boilie ... kinda got me thinking about my own fishing . I use particle a lot and usually a pop up or boilie on hook ( I do feed some chopped and whole boilies as well) . But I don't know why I use boilies ? I guess it keeps small fish away but it got me thinking at £8-10 a kilo do I really need them ? Is there anyone here that doesn't use boilies ? And why ? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated on this subject
  11. How long is the ideal rig?

    Some interesting stuff there lads , cheers. My new water is very silty with tests showing a 1.5oz lead to be sinking in as much as 12 inches in places. I've switched to helicopter set up instead of standard lead clip set up and I've been using 6-8 inch hooklinks but I think I'll try 10 inch plus rigs and vary them over three rods to see if any are more productive than others
  12. Ive been looking at various rigs on line and it seems most anglers vary the length of their rig for various situations . Personaly I tend to use short rigs 4-6 inches . But I'm not sure why . It works (most times) but does any one favour longer ones and if so what determines you to use a longer rig ? The type of bottom ? To catch wary bigger fish? Any thoughts much appreciated
  13. Multi rig critique

    Cheers mate. What rig would you use if fishing a bottom bait ?
  14. Multi rig critique

    Yeah that's great thanks
  15. Multi rig critique

    Both knots at either end where tied with a single one loop knot . Would that be strong enough or should I have went through twice ? I did try doing it twice but it was bulky and looked clumsy. Tho the one turn loop does feel strong and secure on a hard pull when testing
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