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welder last won the day on February 20

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  1. Another bad back here. I use a Nash Indulgence Daddy Long Legs chair and it's the business. As the name suggests, the legs are longer than on most chairs which results in a higher than usual sitting position. This suits me well and I can get up from it without suffering. The fact that it's also comfortable and supportive is a bonus. Well made, too. Ian
  2. What is your newest purchase

    Just ordered a little over a mile of Gardner Pro Blend mono in 15lb. Need to respool 3 Shimano Big Baitrunner Longcasts and 3 Diawa RegalPlus 5000 Bigpits. My son and I are on Napoleon Lake 1 in France first week in September and both feel the need for fresh line. £9-99 per 940metre bulk spool from Fosters of Birmingham seems entirely reasonable to me. Need three bulk spools between us and Fosters is 5 miles from where I sit. Got to love it. Ian
  3. NGT Tackle - Anygood

    Highy, you might want to consider bringing pod and full setup back from the edge until only your rod tips are over the water. Cast shadows and sight of the outhang by fish cruising the edge may result in spooking potential catches. Just an observation. Ian
  4. David, Alan still treasures the trophy but will be happy to hand it, personally, to it's next adjudged recipient. Ian
  5. Buzz Bars vs Pods

    Bars versus Pods? No versus required. Carry both and deploy as you see fit. Ian
  6. What's the best bait boat

    Best baitboat is a broad spectrum question, every owner/user will have a different opinion from the next. I have the Angling Technics Procat which suits my needs. A pal of mine has a boat, name forgotten, that resembles a cross channel ferry......It suits his needs. Enough said? Ian
  7. Suggestions on a new Bivvy

    harpz, I've been using the JRC Sti 2-man for years and there is no way in which it has loads of room for two bedchairs. I treat mine as a 1-man with a little, and I mean little, extra space. Even with the extended wrap, which I bought as an add on, it's still not a 2-man bivvy. Are you very, very thin? Ian
  8. Who is a fan of method feeders?

    I did the week on Wyton Lakes and stuck steadfastly to one rod on a boilie approach and the other on the method. Seven fish, best a strong twenty, in total. One fish to the Mainline Cell, six to the method feeder, always with corn/maize in the mix and sinking fake maize on the hair. I'm back on the method! Ian
  9. Gates for The Carp Society

    Tim, I'm buzzing, mate. At my most recent visit to Horseshoe, several months ago, it was obvious the there was a physical security problem, made worse by the fact that the numbers for the combination padlocks are being passed to non-paying, nocturnal visitors. We have suggested a GSM driven keypad system at the gateway which can be altered weekly, daily or hourly via specific input from a verified mobile. I believe that this image is what attracted Sabrina's attention.
  10. What is your newest purchase

    Just bought a JRC Bait Bag. Substantial bit of kit. Insulated interior and the separate lid-zip reveals two decent sized bait boxes as a bit of a bonus. Ian
  11. Forgotten worlds

    Vik, it's obviously local to you. Be nice if you could take a look and let me know wether or not I'd be wasting my time getting there. I'm a Brummie, well Water Orton in North Warwickshire, so it's a bit of a step getting there. Ian
  12. Forgotten worlds

    I like the idea of fishing right beside a very busy highway but off the radar, so to speak. I've spent a few more minutes on Google Earth, just looking, plotting and scheming......like I do when the bug has bitten. I'd like the opportunity to just chuck a few small bits of bread onto the surface, stand back and await activity. Ian
  13. Forgotten worlds

    Steve, I've frequently wondered about these waters, having noticed them when dragging our caravan down to Billing. Perhaps we should go on a voyage of discovery? I've found the narrow lane that you mention. I'll be down at the Aquadrome at some point this summer as several members of our family have fond memories of the place and have recently come back into camping. If you should go before I/we can get there I'm sure you'll let us know what's in the waters. Ian
  14. Who is a fan of method feeders?

    Try using Dynamite Baits Meaty Marine powder as a binder, added to some small pre-glugged pellets and a load of sweetcorn, pre-dried on a towel. Use the water from the corn can in the mix for the moisture and natural sugar. A fairly firm mix and give it a minute or two before casting. Couple of grains of corn on the hair or one on the hook. Try it. You might like it. I did........ Ian
  15. Fishing holiday

    I agree but not quite entirely. I'd still fish one rod on Mainline Cell....because it's an almost universal catcher and because I have real faith in it. Ian