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Everything posted by Damo_UK

  1. Looks like a nice little water! Good luck!
  2. Decent. Looks like plenty of room for sessions, especially with the extra space the wrap appears to give.
  3. 30 odd acres when full, it's dropped a fair whack at the moment - where i'm perched is usually 20 yards out from the bank.
  4. Today's view from the bivvy. Another raining day session.
  5. Redesmere mate. Back this weekend for another session.
  6. Wonky rod shot from a rainy blank on club water...
  7. Where did you get the NGT Anti Bac from please?
  8. This is a great tip - why have I never thought of this before!!
  9. I have never heard anything about this pole, but a quick look online tells me it should handle most commercial carp. I know it's only an inexpensive pole, but how many top kits do you currently have? In terms of elastics, well it depends on a number of factors - what size carp are you targeting - what kind of elastic do you prefer (hollow, latex, solid?), does it have pulla bungs, or standard bungs? I'd feel confident in sticking any elastic through the top twos - it's a carp pole after all, so the top kits are going to be power kits. I have several power kits for my Daiwa Air and I have
  10. Same here mate - I live alone anyway, so lockdown is absolutely boring. But, I count myself one of the lucky ones, being healthy and still employed - I work in the oil and gas industry and for lockdown we're all working from home - which in reality means watching as much Disney+ and YouTube fishing videos as possible. I'm more than happy and prepared to be bored for as long as is needed to minimize the spread. I also may or may not have set up my bivvy and bedchair in the spare room and spent a night or two in it just to try and catch some of the feeling of being on the bank. I have
  11. Welcome to the forum mate. For 95% of my UK fishing I use my 10ft Nash Dwarf Mk2 rods. I use them on waters as small as 1.5 acres, up to 15 acres. I have them in 3.5lb, because I fish with PVA bags and they have the backbone to chuck these a decent distance. Although they have the backbone, they have a very forgiving tip section, which makes using them on small waters easy. If you aren't using PVA bags, I would go a lighter test curve. I went for 10 foot over 9 foot as it gives you a bit more reach on bigger waters - but with a pack down size only 6 inches more. I pair these with
  12. 😂 That's Lil Don Exotic. A mash up of Joe Exotic and Lil Donnie Trump Mugshot. If you haven't seen Tiger King on Netflix, I'd strongly recommend it - very entertaining.
  13. I had the K9 alarms a couple of years ago. Bought to replace aging Fox buzzers and being a bit of a techie these looked perfect. I used them for a few day sessions before taking them to France with me. The first evening I am sat with my mate in-between our pegs (about 10 meters from my bivvy) when my mate says he could hear a whirring noise - checked my receiver, nothing - glanced at my rods to see the reel on my right hand rod melting. Long story short, I had what felt like it could have been a PB, but because my receiver had not indicated anything it had ran at least 100 yards and eventually
  14. That's why I left the plastic on my Fox X4 rods and i'm not even ashamed of it! 😂
  15. I'm going to try and find out this year!!
  16. I agree totally - they are completely overlooked in terms of carp - i'm going to have a bit of a mini campaign on Rake/lower rod this year, probably autumn time. As far as i'm aware only one or two people fish it for carp - the club advertise it as a pike water and stipulate that there is no carp present - but there clearly is to those that know. There are a few pikers I know that have been on there over the winter, but a 30 out of there is immense. Fish of a life time right there!
  17. I dread to think of the amount! Even buying rig bits from places like bank tackle, it soon adds up.
  18. I've gone through a fair few different terminal tackle solutions in my time, from using one of the old original Shakespere tackle boxes back in the 90's, to the Fox F Double, Avid Pouches and Korda tacklesafe - however as the years go by I found myself naturally honing my terminal gear to just what was necessary and fell upon the Korda Tackle box a few months back. I like things organised and this is perfect, rather than having hundreds of plastic pouches in pockets to sort through. I know it's very fanboyish and I'm not like that normally, but I think this is a genuinely decent product for so
  19. Thanks Big Bass - figured it was time to sign up and contribute rather than lurk and admire all the rod shots from fellow blankers 🤣
  20. Newest for me this week was the purchase of a mozzie infill for the titan hide XL as we're now coming out of winter and i'm a mozzie and midget magnet. Also purchased a pair of Avid AV8000 reels to sit on the 10 foot rods A spool of .33 shimano tech for the 14000 XTDs Also grabbed an Advanta Floating weigh sling last week - sits perfect in the side pocked of my 10 foot dwarf holdall as per the pic- most of my carping is being mobile so this really suits.
  21. Cheers Finchey. I have looked at Withnell Anglers previously - might grab a ticket. As an allrounder, PAAS is a great option - limited on the carp front - but for river fishing, whether course or game it is excellent -- also has some excellent pike waters, such as Rake Brook and lower roddlesworth ressie near you, which are both vastly underrated and overlooked.
  22. Not fished any of those - are they day ticket? Haven't fished a day ticket in a while but always up for it if it's a decent water. I fish a couple of waters not too far from Wigan on the PAAS ticket (Ulness Walton and Withnell Bottom Lodge) and a couple of stretches of the Ribble at Preston.
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