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  1. Catching the impossible....

    Sometimes they appear on you tube in full but are taken down with in couple of days. They were on there in last year for little bit took full advantage watched them all back to back.
  2. Otters, reality check.

    You not wrong cm we are stuck with them. But there favourite prey eels have declined 90% so there numbers would have decreased anyway. The do gooders released them in an unatural way and we are now living with the consequences of there bad decisions. There was already a population of otters before the release of captive otters if the numbers were not rising with out the captive otter programme it was nature and it was for good reason. ie there natural food had declined 90%.
  3. Otters, reality check.

    I don't no if many of you heard the Carp Cast episode when they had some guy talking in depth about otters and he said Britain is basically an otter bank for the rest of Europe so theres noway they will give permission to control otters in anyway. just in case they need some of our otters for projects in other parts of Europe. So in effect our fisheries are basically subsidising the EU wide otter programme. We not going to get a sensible solution.
  4. Otters, reality check.

    PAG havn't got an uphill struggle it's an impossible struggle. You beleive what you like but I can promise you the PAG arnt going to get anyware i. Terms of otters. You might not like it but it' a fact. Fencing just isn' possible on alot of waters only a minority of waters can be fenced and fencing deprives other animals of the lakes. If fencing is possible of coarse it' the way forward. But even fenceing has problems. if you take every lake in the country and fence every one thats its possible to so the vast majority of the our lakes would still re main un fenced for various reasons. There screwed. Sadly its the most special lakes and carp that are most vungrable and impossible to fence.
  5. Otters, reality check.

    Sign all the petiions you want put as much pressure as you want it will not change the otters protected status if you beleive otherwise your the fool. It's not about thinking I'm big and hard the fact is alot of fishery owners have two choices watch there fish die or break the law. Petitions arnt worth the time of day there a petition for everything these days there ineffective. We had a refrendum that got 17.5 million votes to leave the EU and look what the polititions are doing with brexit if you want the support of these sort of people to help us with the otter situation well good luck. Which ties into the problem we have. If the british goverment supported lethal force against problem otters which they won't. Even if they did, otters are protected under EU law which overides UK law so therefore legally we arnt going to get anyware. I'm not saying otters should be culled but fishery owners should be able to protect there stock which there not so it' either don' get caught or watch otters kill our carp.
  6. Otters, reality check.

    It' already to late for many lakes sadly and many others are on borrowed time. Speculate. Lol. Don't need to speculate to much long term. Loads of waters have already been desimated and will never be the same again. It' plain to see un fenced fisheries the real special lakes that havnt been destroyed yet will be.
  7. Otters, reality check.

    Fact it hasn' made any difference what so ever. It' a step to noware if you beleive the trapping of otters on fenced fishery is a stepping stone for fishery owners to use lethal force to protect there lively hood you clearly don' realize what they and us are up against. There one way and one way only to deal with them and as I said it involves not getting caught.
  8. Otters, reality check.

    Otters are never going to find a natural balance because if a other pup is abandoned by it' parents the wild life do gooders will rescue it and re introduce it to the wild so much for not interfierng with them which is what the do gooders would tell a lake owner who's lively good is been wiped out. Organisations such as the PAG have good intentions but when it comes to otters there not getting anyware and never will.
  9. Finding a syndicate

    Be very carefull just because a lake calls it' self a syndicate doesnt mean its a prestigious water these days. There some bad ones out there. As Dayvid said majority of good syndicates you need to no somebody on there to get on. Best thing to do search syndicates in your local area on the net. Any you like the look of ring put your name on there waiting list ask if you can go for a look round. Just by wondering round it your getting you foot in the door.
  10. Plans for 2018 🎣🎣

    If your only doing a day or a over nighter spod and marker rods proberly better off staying in the bag. Happy new year.
  11. Dropping leads and it's impacts

    There a simple answer if people are so concerned about as something as insignificant as a lead clip been danerous stop putting a razor sharp hook in there mouths.
  12. Dropping leads and it's impacts

    Your right mate but it all comes down to user error if the clip comes off the swivel. There three types of lead clips the hybrid which are a bit OTT imo the clips with pegs that fix the clip there pretty fool proof and the push over the swivel until you hear a click type. All work perfectly well if used properly. I am a bit of lead clip devotee to be honest use them for the majority of my bottom fishing.
  13. Dropping leads and it's impacts

    Most lead clip can be used to drop the lead every take and every lead clip can keep the lead on the clip every take including the hybrids. I was recently reading the big interview book which is spin off from Carpworld. DF is interveiwed its from a good few years ago and even back then DF stressed the importance of only dropping the lead when absolutely nessasary. If you are useing lead clip and fish to keep the lead imo you should still be dropping the odd one noun and again if you never loose a lead then the tail rubber is to tight. You should loose the odd one.
  14. Dropping leads and it's impacts

    Which manufactures are advocating dropping leads unessarily? There was a bit of a trend to drop the lead with out thought but imo these days are gone. Vast majority of anglers ain't dropping leads for the sake of it these days. Only the gullible were doning it in the first place. There are situations where dropping the lead in thick weed for example is the best way forward. There also a big difference between dropping a lead every fish on a low stocked pit where you might catch a few fish a year to dropping a lead every fish on brasenose!
  15. I don't even look at breaking strain on the box it' all about diameter would only drop down to 0.30 if there are no snags, weed ect and I had to cast long even then I'd be wary.