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The Roach Basher

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  1. The Roach Basher

    What is your newest purchase

    Try WILKOs as well, can get 4 packs on offer start of summer .
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    Snaggy river rigging

    If its full of non-shy carp id use Surface baits with heavier floating line, tighten up, keep their heads up or even fly fish it. Depends on casting distance though.
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    Dropping leads and it's impacts

    I know a couple of lads who dont use leads at all...They just stick a pebble/stone in their pva bags and use backleads. This way, no lost leads or snags and weight/size/shape is up to you. Not recommended on small waters with anglers opposite though.
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    Pike fishing

    Fair play to you lads.. I've always fancied pike fishing but never confident enough to unhook them , so dont bother trying. Caught a few by accident, great fight. Getting spiked by perch is enough for me..Saw a guy land a 28lb from the GUC last year.
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    What is your newest purchase

    Is that the SK-TEK ? Was looking at the New Sonik range, all sold out though. Looks like good gear.
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    What is your newest purchase

    Latest Buy....Spyder 2.5 man Bivvy + wrap 299.99...Used it in December and January, warm,no condensation, bargain . Only problem is you have to remove porch to fit winter skin.
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    Dying a lake

    Linear Complex. I think they dye the lakes yearly , usually in summer, but still loads landed..I was over in June, looked like the Caribbean.
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    Ghosties and Koi Harder to Catch?

    But then there's the question, if they are more wary, why are they the first you see? Maybe its because they are more visible to us.
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    Ghosties and Koi Harder to Catch?

    Didn't see the river carp this year, but saw the bream again, so looks like no otters...although a delapre member mentioned seeing one on the island 3/4 months ago...There has been a ghostie ( Black Eye ) in that stretch for at least 3 years, came down from B&Q, it takes bread rolls whole but is line shy, travels with some bigger fish ...One of my targets.
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    New to forum....Northampton Angler.

    Flood relief/storage water, down river from Whitewater Centre,Bedford rd roundabout,dont know who owns this, but there are 4 lakes nearby (wesgon mill ?) and Billing on opposite bank...Also shoals of large carp upstream.
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    New to forum....Northampton Angler.

    All I can say is Northampton flood relief waters, I THINK the escapee's are in them..These are where the last flood water flows to, do the fish follow the water. I bait them up during winter, by summer the fish are on it. Only trouble is getting permission, but most owners can be bribed for a beer or two.
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    New to forum....Northampton Angler.

    I know a couple of the Irthlingborough ones still have very big carp, don't know if its a nature reserve though...Did a night a few years back, I blanked but some lad had a couple of big uns off the far bank.
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    New to forum....Northampton Angler.

    Thanks all...Same here, if I can help out with anything, I will...I understand some places are kept quiet...There are loads of unknown lakes around here but are they unknown or kept a secret..I've got a couple.
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    Multi use rod (quiver tip and float)

    Ive used the thick tip for trotting rivers and floaters...Same as carp rods, tip action is the same, stiff, progressive etc ... Its how you feel when you hook it, if you need softer/harder, trial and error...You could get a match rod with float and quiver ends- i had one, the tree was stronger though ( snapped it )
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    New to forum....Northampton Angler.

    Seen quite a few locals on here ie CM , funny thing is weve probably shared a bank and wouldnt even know it...Read so many posts of local waters i can only dream about now due to predation/pollution/poaching...Was looking at a lease on Sharman (few yrs ago) until the still unexplained fish kills, so many lost waters in Nene valley, but still some great ones.
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