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  1. I eat whatever my son cooks. I do the washing up. Ian.
  2. I agree with all of the above. My nephew has three Tribal Velocity's in 3lb test and I have to say that in my opinion they represent excellent value for money. He, I and my son had a week in France early June and the rods performed very well indeed, landing fish well over 30lbs with ease. Ian.
  3. Yes, it is. However, it's all too easy to become obsessed with the idea that bigger fish are better fish. There is nothing more pleasant than going back to our roots and fishing for whatever takes the bait. Sitting, chilling with no pressure just watching the float and wondering what will pull it under. Love it! Ian.
  4. Those numbers are almost right. Just need several more hooklinks now...…….. Ian.
  5. I've recently done a week at Windmill Lakes, Cosse en Champagne, France. I caught 251lbs of carp. ALL on Pallatrax Gripz in size 4. I'd be glad to commend these hooks anyone interested. Ian.
  6. He must have covered thousands of miles on his treks between home and the water! Ian.
  7. Oz Holness gave a talk about the Burghfield Common at a social club a couple of miles from where I live, last year. Accompanied by a slide show I found it a very interesting presentation and was properly impressed by the man's sheer determination. Ian.
  8. As in the title, those ads that pop up at the top of every sign-in page and frequently between posts......I feel compelled to eradicate them by clicking on the little X in the top right corner. Just a bit of sport. Am I alone in this or am I peculiar? Ian.
  9. Dean, welcome amongst us. Ian.
  10. Unless you try you'll never know, Teo. Got to be worth a go. Personally, I'd pop into the nearest frozen food outlet and buy several bags of sweetcorn, cheap as you like and almost always effective. I'd bait up a few margin spots quite heavily and let the feeding fish clear some of the weed. Then I'd fish these cleared spots with several grains of corn on a hair rig. Ian.
  11. See me arguing? Sam, Alan and I are all self employed. Therefore.....whatever, whenever. Ian.
  12. Mid October even better. Alan will want to come so he can shake your hand and share a Guinness or two again. I can also bring my nephew Sam. The three of us have just spent a week at Windmill Lakes in France so Sam's heard all the tales about them socials and assorted nutjobs…..strangely, you were quite high on the list...…..😉 If we both put this out on Facebook I imagine we could arouse some interest. Even if all we do is agree to book on the same day it should work. I've already asked Ben, the resident bailiff, about this. He said "Hey, just do it". Ian.
  13. It's still a pleasant part of the world, mate. When the A5 was widened and improved I was glad that they left the old bridge beside the new one. A bit of a landmark for me...……. Ian.
  14. Was a time some years ago that if a social were even suggested on here it would be fully subscribed within days. Stevo, Nige Woodcock and Phil Chillfactor will attest to this, I'm sure. I met, and still fish with some cracking buddies I encountered on this forum. We'd often do two or three a year. Good times...……... Ian.
  15. The first time I ever fished a river was just upstream of Atcham Bridge. I was either 9 or 10 and went with my Dad and one of my uncles. I was the only one who caught...……….😉 Ian.
  16. Update. My son who's coming to France with me has had a bit of a sort out and has given me some more inline leads. I now own 27 of the things...….. Ian.
  17. Off to France this coming weekend and did a bit of "just in case" shopping today. In my mind's eye I thought I was low on inline leads so I bought six. Oh, backleads, I thought. So I bought three. Then PVA came to mind so I bought loads of assorted bags and a bulk dispenser thingy. Got home and pulled the tackle holdall out. I now own twenty three inline leads, 14 assorted backleads and enough PVA products to enable me to wholesale the things...... Is this an age-onset thing or do others do the same? Ian.
  18. Respect. Head down, stealth mode employed. Waiting game now...…. Ian
  19. I got mine from an Ebay outlet, harpz. Ian.
  20. Then it's about time that somebody did. No better man for the job than you, mate. Get it fished. Ian.
  21. Harpz, you might want to take a look at the Pallatrax Gripz range, too. Seriously sharp hooks! I spent a weekend tying rigs for an upcoming trip to France with them. My fingers have stopped bleeding now...…….. Ian.
  22. Softly, softly catchee monkey. Oh, and that dark mirror...…….I find Google Earth Pro a very useful tool. Ian.
  23. Hey, just do this. I've done quite a lot of "guesting" myself over the years. Where there's a will there's a way...…….. Ian.
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