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  1. Cheers guys! Sounds like the DL's might need a swerve... My mate has 3 of the 12000 baitrunners...he's restarted carp fishing last year, he likes them a lot. My logic is these will be both carp and pike reels for me...if I keep my windcasts and get the pro10000's ...or do I flog the windcasts and get the 1200's. Edging towards the 10000 pro at the moment. Ta for that guys! Summat to think on.
  2. Hi i'm looking to get a new set of reels - with the baitrunner feature, i have 3 Windcast Z5500 big pit reels with the quick front drag, sold my old Shimano 8080's 2yrs ago n wish i'd have kept 'em now. My budget rules out the expensive stuff so no point suggesting the £150+ reels like the Shimano XTB Longcast - medium in those would be great, but a bit too expensive at the moment. So i'm looking at the Fox EOS 10000 and EOS 10000 Pro, Sonic Vader X FRS 10000 pro or the Shimano DL's in 10000 size...or are there others i don't know about ? Any of you guys got experience of t
  3. 14/16/18mm or other ? What i'm driving at really is size vs effectiveness. Are smaller baits more like naturals and more what the carp are inclined to? Do big baits (20mm +) put them off ? Of course they have certain advantages in that they're going to be able to catapult or stick further out, but the downside is they will fill the fish quicker...but then they might be a problem for smaller fish ie bream n tench - which in my book is a good thing. So what are your thoughts in regard to bait size....do you even consider it beyond how far you can get them out ? Do ya think size matters not in te
  4. My last purchase.....the Ridgemonkey XL bucket with loo seat! Can't say i'm particularly excited by having this lol...but some things are necessary. Just prior to that a few weeks ago i got a new Pod - the Fox Stalker Plus. I'm not counting bait i've bought in between. Natch.
  5. Good bait the old bacon grill....not cheap these days though!
  6. There was oy about 45 carp in there after the fish kill in the early 90s. I don't go round there much but even the last time I went in spring I saw a couple bow waving. The water is now so different to how it was in my few seasons on there (86-90) and it's never been a prolific water and for the same reasons as not fishing the Scotsmans ie low stock (though not as bad as Scotsmans) I find Cheshire a far more interesting place to fish. I'd really only consider fishing Wigan waters now if I was unemployed and couldn't afford to travel.
  7. Good to know!! I hope to walk down next time it's hot n see if I can see a few cruisers in there....
  8. I heard the carp were dead in there a couple of weeks back... it haven't been down to see anything. Interesting your saying bream? Have you been down n seen?
  9. no, and they're not for me so i'd not have one even if they were allowed.
  10. What to get small particles out? 🤪 catapults and throwing sticks are allowed thankfully!
  11. Yes indeedy - tis what I've been thinking of. My coarse fishing bandmate is always raving about "the method" as he tends to fish a lot of commercials catching smaller pasties but in numbers. Must admit when I saw the prices of method mix and even breadcrumb groundbaits they're a lot more expensive than umpteen years ago when I last used 'em. I used to make my own baits - from scratch so i'll have to buy in some fishmeals n stuff and knock up my own as I aint paying those rip off prices.
  12. The spod is banned, I just edited my post to clarify - we can use corn and pellets, hemp maggots and casters and groundbait but not much else besides those and boilies. I think balling some groundbait out is something I've not done in a long time that will have some positive effect as a lot of smell/attraction in the water will draw 'em in n get them searching for food. I think if we could spod on there it'd be deadly - but we can't. A rule says we can spod boilies only from October onwards. But who needs to spod boilies? Some pegs are not bad close in but a lot its more midrange distances - t
  13. I don't see my result as "a result" I'm just me average really....and as once upon a time this was a runs water and now it's not (for everybody) tells me we're all in the same boat - often struggling. This lakes well stocked if these were all stockies that have never seen a line before I think everyone would be hauling 'em out. So I and others are experiencing the results if angling pressure. But all that said in such instances your suggestion of the baiting situation is still a good answer....get the fish feeding hard and competing with each other to scoff the next boilie. If only we c
  14. Yeah I meant leadclip my bad. Bottom baits - mostly with a piece of fake corn to tip it off. Occasionally I'll do it with a small pop up n putty or a snowman. Very standard carp rig nothing fancy. The bottom of this lake is relatively clean sand....its a lake that was dug for sand fi r the m6 motorway - Dovemere (cheshire) on the Prince Albert card.. a water that once upon a time was a runs water but not anymore....plenty people do 48hr blanks on there these days or if they catch it's 1 or 2. Occasionally someone will have a bag up session when they're really having it and they're
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