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DEANO30

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  1. Is it terry hearn that swears by big baits ... big baits catch big fish ... tbh all i use is 20s and mainly on rivers ... cannot remember the last time i chucked one out on a lake thoe ... i might just do that this weekend with my current run of blanks be good to switch things up abit i bet the carp aint seen a 20 mill halibut pellet in years hehe ... just remember normally the person catching is the person doing something different from everyone else.
  2. 20 millers are fine when a 7lb river carp pops up looking like a porn star lol.
  3. My thorts... I use to fish a now very popular runs water and i was using the source a dark red/brown bait at the time it was all the hype and matty hayes swore by it ... this paticular water was only a few years old and the water was still very muddy i used the source for about 3 months solid on all rods and i was picking up 1 or 2 fish a session not bad but not great for a runs water. One week i had run out of bait and money , at the time i was in college and most of my money was used on weekends drinking with the lads chasing crumpet ... raiding the piggy bank and scraping pennys off the side i had 4 quid in my back burner on the way to the tackle shop i was going to buy something i just didnt no what. While i was in there nothing was in my price range i even thort about leaving and going to buy some cans of corn but then i came across some large pots of tutti frutti shelf life chops ... at 2.99 ... now these were the most moody looking boilies ever they where rejects from the local bait company all different shapes and sizes but i had no other option so i took the plunge and still had enuff for a bag of chips on the way home. The next day i took my chops along with me and had a red letter day somewhere around 12-15 fish all on these reject chops after that i fished these chops up against the source side by side and the rejects consistently outfished the source. I thort in muddy water that the fish would use there sense of smell and the source really did have a wiff to them ... but i would like to go on record and say the fish where actually using there sight even in muddy water over smell and i put it down to the colour of the rejects it has to be them rejects didnt even smell like tutti frutti they didnt really smell they where just orange smelless mishapes that out fished the top bait of that era. Think of this next time you visit a tackle shop.
  4. Trusty old halibut pellets all i use for my river carping in 20 millers had my fair share on them the only thing is the barble like them aswell ... i did a whole season on a lake on them and outfished a few of the boilie lads ... so smufter dont forget your bag of halibut 20 millers aswell
  5. You can still get them at tesco ... chum mixers standard size are best ... if prepared propley nothing else comes close to hooking fish on them and i have tried them all. Bakers are ok but best drilled and used on a hair ... when soaked you still have to ram the hook throu them and this can lead to missed bites as the hook does not pull throu as easy as a mixer.
  6. No but abit off subject ... have you ever used a pop up as a marker/peace of mind that the bag has melted ... sometimes when im fishing within catupult range or when the water is abit low temp i will stick a bright pop up in the bag. When it pops up on the surface i no the bag has done its job ... thats the thing with a catty it has no line clip ... yes you can tell what line your bait has landed using a far bank marker like a tree etc etc but how far out you cast can sometimes be a pain if you take your eyes off the water for a minit or two sorting out stuff and then you go to put some freebies in then thinking im sure it was another 10 yards haha even more so when you have alot of water in front of you ... now i cast ... let the line settle ... then grab my catapult and wait as soon as that pop up hits the surface i fire away.
  7. Both great rigs but for me the Hinged stiff rig is my preferred choice ... i just like the loops either end and the way it settles also the movement makes it harder for the fish to deal with the multi i find is a little bit one dimensional on the movement part over clay or gravel i would use the multi but silt and weed is deffo a job for the hinged.
  8. Well i use the heli setup with pop ups so on the hook is no good for me i normally tie my stick to the lead loop and put 2/3 foam nuggets in the bottom of the stick to keep it suspended as it sinks take that with a pinch of salt yet to land anything so far this season .
  9. Well this will make intresting reading.
  10. Im not bothered its come out and im not dead set on one fish never will be just be nice to have him sulking in my net oneday ... he was caught off the bottom ... the weed is just starting to get going id say about 3-4 inches on the bottom but this place does get choco with silt weed ... going to stick with my popups and mini 6 inch zigs keep watching the water and time all i have is time.
  11. Just a little paragraph like that is the reason i go fishing i to would of been itching to catch that leather aswell ... paid off in the end thoe trusty old corn best bait ever bud ... shame people got wind of it could of been in for a few more but atleast you had a good run.
  12. Hi macca welcome to the forum and congrats on the new lake. If you are going for the crucians you are gonna need to scale down on everything line , hooks , split shot even the float ... I have caught a few in my time you stand a much better chance with a pole but im a rod and reel kinda guy so the way i fish for them is to use a pole float on my rod ... sounds backwards but it works ... you need ... Pole float with a long stem and thin body , number 8 split shot , 3lb line and size 16 hooks. Space the first 3 split shot under the float at 1ft intervals the last split shot place 8 inches from the hook you want a large gap between the 3rd and 4th split shot this will create the slow fall throu the water so the bait settles on top. Crusians are very finnikey feeders and unlike bream and there bigger carp cousins will not bury there faces in the silt ... if you look at the mouth of a crusian it has a much flatter bottom lip that is basically inline with the lower body not rounded like bream and bigger carp ... this is evolution of the crucian and it suggests it feeds compleatly different from most fish thus the reason they are so hard to catch a crusian with cruise close to the bottom picking bits and pieces up as it goes do not use a groundbait you will not hold the fish that way they are not going to get there heads down. All of my crusians have all come from deep water as stated cruiseing the bottom so try to find the deepest part of the lake this is where the long stem pole float comes in using a longer stem in deeper water with keep it more stable and prevent drift a common problem when using lighter lines and split shot. And as for bait the one bait you didnt mention and is my number one for catching crusian is chrysalis its deadly it sinks slow and with the setup suggested it will settle on top. Only use red maggots as feed little and often over the top. I hope this helps and sorry if its an essay Goodluck. Dean. If you need anymore help im happy to come show you how its done .
  13. If you are going for the crucians you are gonna need to scale down on everything line , hooks , split shot even the float ... I have caught a few in my time you stand a much better chance with a pole but im a rod and reel kinda guy so the way i fish for them is to use a pole float on my rod ... sounds backwards but it works ... you need ... Pole float with a long stem and thin body , number 8 split shot , 3lb line and size 16 hooks. Space the first 3 split shot under the float at 1ft intervals the last split shot place 8 inches from the hook you want a large gap between the 3rd and 4th split shot this will create the slow fall throu the water so the bait settles on top. All of my crusians have all come from deep water so try to find the deepest part of the lake this is where the long stem pole float comes in using a longer stem in deeper water with keep it more stable and prevent drift a common problem when using lighter lines and split shot. And as for bait the one bait you didnt mention and is my number one for catching crusian is chrysalis Do not use groundbait ... just red maggot over the top ... little and ofter. Good luck. Dean.
  14. After browsing throu the photos of captures of the years gone by , before the season had even started i stumbled across a picture of a big common with huge sholders ... something that has always avoided me in my fishing and one of the reasons why im on the lake .. well that big common has a name Breeze Block and has been banked already . Pretty sure he will be sulking for a good few months now but there are plenty to go for just really wanna meet him oneday. How do you fill when your target gets banked , do you have targets and is it wrong to have targets.
  15. I the only shimano rod i have owned was a hyperloop 13ft match 1 1/2 lb test was a great rod and playing carp upto 10lb on it was great fun ... i snapped the top section playing a 20lb+ on it not what it was intended for i dnt think . I replaced it with a john wilson masterline 13ft match not as good as the hyperloop and its getting abit battered now so i may be looking at a new match rod later this season.