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marker

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marker last won the day on November 26 2015

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About marker

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    http://northwestcarp.blogspot.co.uk/

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    Wirral
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    Carping

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  1. marker

    BOSLEY RESERVOIR

    it's members only mate
  2. marker

    War between Sonik & Greys

    i'm with kevtaylor, i'm a 'torrix te' user myself and they are exceptional rods
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    Throwing stick..

    120m!, jesus that's a long way for a throwing stick, as someone who has damaged tendons from trying to get a kilo of bait out to the hundred yard mark i'd say don't bother, even now many years later i still suffer with my arm, I've even had a steroid injection to try and clear it up but it only worked temporarily, my advice is don't even try and use a stick at that distance, far better to gear yourself up with a decent spodding setup, it'll do you less damage
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    Sharpening hooks

    i use the jag hook sharpening system, only the vice and file though, no need for either of the stones, you can get your hook sharp enough without them
  5. marker

    Long distance casting

    good call, I leaned my casting by watching terry Edmonds and mark Hutchinson on youtube, I got a mate to film me then asked him and a few others to pick faults which over time I ironed out
  6. marker

    Head torch

    petzl for me too
  7. marker

    Shropshire

    blakemere? http://www.blakemere-leisure.co.uk/
  8. marker

    Winter fishing tips

    keep warm, choose a well stocked water and focus all your effort on location, you can't catch them if you can't find them
  9. marker

    How often do you check your hooks?

    it's routine for me to check them every cast, if it's not 'sticky sharp' I touch it up and once it's been touched up the hook gets binned at the end of that session.
  10. marker

    Cromwell lake

    I've been a few times but only in april/may and never in september, for what it's worth zigs have caught me fish every time I've been
  11. marker

    Cheshire 30lb

    personally I don't fish commercials, the only day ticket waters I've been to recently are sandhurst and Cromwell, neither of which are local to the area, if you're going to pay day ticket rates you might as well head south, at least the waters down there offer 30's for the top dollar you pay, up here the prices charged compared to the size of fish available makes our commercials a complete rip off managing expectations is quite right, I'm Wirral based and I've fished in Cheshire since 1996, funnily enough I started travelling out there to catch bigger carp, 20's and possibly a 30?, in the 21 years since I started trying for one, I still haven't had a Cheshire 30, I fish a session near enough every week right throughout the year, my average over the years is around 3x20's a season, sometimes I have more, others i'll catch less but most of those 20's are under 23lb regarding expectations, catching a fish of 25lb+ in our region isn't impossible, some always get lucky but for most of us, a target like that requires time and dedication, the magazines might make it look an easy task but its far from it
  12. marker

    Cheshire 30lb

    I've been fishing in Cheshire for many years, outside of the south east we have the biggest concentration of carp anglers in the country but we don't have many big fish waters, so the big fish waters that are known are often under intense pressure if you come across a little known water with good fish in, the quickest way to ruin it for yourself is to put it online because everyone up here is looking for a leg up...lol
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    Cheshire 30lb

    join lymm mate, they have a few waters with 30's in
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    The Mighty Pellet

    I use pellets a lot, fox pellet pegs are what you need, they are similar to a v-shaped boilie stop but they have a round profile so they help to block the hole in the pellet which slows down water ingress and helps them last longer on the hair, they work perfectly with a 1.5mm nut drill and you'll find them in the 'fox edges' range of end tackle in any decent tackle shop
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