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  1. bluelabel

    February Catch Reports

    Had this old chap on Sunday... 11lb even... only fish caught on the lake... the rod in the foreground is a Sharpe's 9'3" and the reel was a Mitchell 400 Bait, double 10mm cubes of meat on a size 6... Nice sunny day, but a bit of a cool wind... only bite of the day
  2. Heh.... went out to Ashlyns on Sunday and the two lads I was with both had barrows.... I rolled up pulled my kit out of the car (two rods and brolly, ruckie and food and bait bag with Avid lo-chair on top, and I was on the water before they had loaded the barrows up I was two thirds of the way through setting up when they arrived... Lightweight, mobile, small kit is the way forward chaps👍 (Still blanked me bum off though🤣😛😎)
  3. Sorry Basha's... https://www.army-surplus.co.uk/cooking-sleeping/sleeping/bashas-hammocks Great for summer overnighters... if I was in me yoof instead o me dotage, I'd have one
  4. You can get ex army Basho's too... set the bedchair up underneath
  5. Tip # 3,990.... take a look at your lead pouch.... how many do you actually need....??? I took mine out of my rucky weighed it and it went nearly 7lbs😲 took most of em out... I have a 2 rod setup and I have 3 leads each of 1oz 1.5oz 2oz and 2.5oz... and that's it (a few .5 and .75oz bombs too) Much smaller pouch too.. one of the little Advanta ones, (more room for bait or lunch☺️) Tip #3,991 buy a MUCH smaller rucky not a carryall... the rucky will leave both hands free and if the bag is smaller you WILL cut your gear down to suit... kinda justifies buying the smaller rucky then...👍 Tip #3,992 buy a Korum mat they are well padded big enough for a 30lb carp and small enough to clip to the Korum small system rucksack
  6. bluelabel

    Favourite pike lure?

    Shakespeare Big 'S' Perch plug.. killer... or a 4" roach soft shad in coloured water always go for hi vis... in clear water, natural colours with a bit of sparkle to catch its eye...
  7. Owdo Fellah... 👍
  8. https://www.amazon.co.uk/NGT-XPR-TERMINAL-TACKLE-BOX/dp/B07FCV3K6H/ref=asc_df_B07FCV3K6H/?tag=bingshoppinga-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid={creative}&hvpos={adposition}&hvnetw=o&hvrand={random}&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=e&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl={devicemodel}&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=&hvtargid=pla-4583726541669679&psc=1 Spot the difference... other than the price... wish I'd seen this before I saw the Korda version
  9. Never had an issue with mine.. I tend to use the Korum more than my Nash Scope ops
  10. Yup... crackin bit o kit... but heres the kicker... NGT make one for at least half the price and its virtually identical
  11. or there's this one... slightly taller but along the same lines https://www.anglingdirect.co.uk/sonik-sk-tek-folding-chair-compact?msclkid=6600ab6d864f1db6df5df731e0f56b3c&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Bing Shopping&utm_term=1103400093193&utm_content=All Products
  12. Avid transit lo chair I think its called... comes in a slip case https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=youtube+avid+transit+low+chair&view=detail&mid=6796A8D6A75C07956EA96796A8D6A75C07956EA9&FORM=VIRE
  13. I am in this boat now.. at 60 my body won't let my head do what it wants to do... I'm going to have to start buying ready tied rigs as my eyes won't let me see properly to tie my own... its taken over 2 hours to tie 5 rigs for maggots😭 As you get older comfort is needed and finding that comfort is hard work (and expensive)😭
  14. I have a JRC x lite chair and the Avid lo... and oddly enough, the Avid causes me less probs than the X lite, which kills my back... I've mastered "The Roll Out" of the Avid and wobble upright... (eventually) With the ultralite kit... a lot of our banks are stepped, so I can park me 'Arris on a mat and sit quite upright... I can't do it everywhere though... I think either Avid or Sonik do a chair along the same lines as the Avid but taller and more upright.. I may investigate that... Chairs are a bit funny really... What may seem comfy in a quick sit down in the shop could be blooming purgatory for 8 hours on a bankside.
  15. bluelabel

    February catch (baby) report

    Congrats mate.... won't be long before grandpa has a carp rod in his little mitts👍