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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from finchey in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    After working another early morning breakfast shift at Honington I managed to get to the lake again for 9.
    Todays result was just the 2 Jack's, reckon 5lb tops
    The outflow is very high, so I fished the sheep fence swim. It is still weedy, and the wind is blowing it around.

     

     

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    After working another early morning breakfast shift at Honington I managed to get to the lake again for 9.
    Todays result was just the 2 Jack's, reckon 5lb tops
    The outflow is very high, so I fished the sheep fence swim. It is still weedy, and the wind is blowing it around.

     

     

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from B B in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    After working another early morning breakfast shift at Honington I managed to get to the lake again for 9.
    Todays result was just the 2 Jack's, reckon 5lb tops
    The outflow is very high, so I fished the sheep fence swim. It is still weedy, and the wind is blowing it around.

     

     

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from elmoputney in Selling stuff on fb   
    Facebook seems to have taken on all the keyboard warriors. On any post on a topic like HuffPost insults get thrown. I've actually had my account restricted in the past when someone insulted me and I responded by calling the person's post stupid and meaningless. Even fishing posts in some fb groups get 'queries' on fish weights, not the "are you sure that weight is right?" but real digs. 
    There are some very good Facebook groups I am a member of like the PAC, Chub fishing, roach fishing, but most others run personally are not worth the effort. 
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Okuma 8k or Penn affinity iiI 8000 lceu   
    As @yonnysays, any big pit reel will cast the distance as long as the reel is big enough.
    When I had my Century SP's twinned with Shimano DL10000's, the maximum distance I could cast with 15lb 0.35mm line was 90metres. Put on the Beastmaster reels, a big pit baitrunner on the spool, the distance went up to over 130m.
     
    There are ways to reduce line twist, and one simple one is DON'T play fish off the clutch or drag, use the back wind. 
    Not sure whether it is just me, but I also think lead clips can cause twist, a reason why I prefer run rings, which are not fixed to the hook link swivel. 
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to ouchthathurt in Canal Pre Baiting   
    Never too early to start doing the groundwork mate, knowledge is power! Good recon is never wasted. Do you know of any catches from this stretch in the past? If you get down there and can find carp that are active and moving, then it won’t harm to trickle in a bit of bait, just don’t kick the ring piece out of it, a handful here, a few handfuls there, other canal species will clear it up if the carp don’t. In your case, I’d start with the Polaroids and start fish spotting and learning the stock of the stretch. Then I’d lead and rake about to build up a picture of the canal bed and any features. Canal carp love cover over their heads and any occupied canal boats are worth a look, they provide heat and warmth. Just try not to drill a 3oz lead into the side of them, it tends to displease the owners somewhat... baiting spoons are always useful. It’s homework time mate, are there carp there? Can you find them/see them? Has the stretch got form or a history of producing carp in the past? Then swim mapping and baiting spots you see carp on, especially if they are spots you can observe from the bank, if you see a carp in one spot, you can bait one spot, move  on and investigate another spot, and another etc then go back and recheck any spots you’ve baited to see if the carp have got on them. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Munty in Bite alarms   
    You will get loads of different views, a Delkim vs Fox argument and probably each answer is right and wrong😅😉
    Personally I bought a set of Delkim St's back in 2000, I'm still using them. I have a mate who likes his Delkim EV's. 
    The Delkims St's still keep popping up on the ebay, at between £50-80. 
    I have 'borrowed' a set of Gardner TLB's to play, nice alarms, but I think the ATTS are the current version. 
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from B B in Looking for New Rods   
    Stalking at Quidenham Mere
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpbell_ll in Carpy spots, split from Simple Stiff d rig   
    I've read through this, and with a couple of exceptions, it seems like we are all fishing gravel pits. 
    What about other lakes, ponds or even meres? 
    My current lake is a proper lake, mostly clay/silty lake bed, with feeder stream running in one end and out the other. Other than an old Causeway it is nearly all softer lakebed, with loads of weed. 
    The spots I have found have not been in the weed, but have been rich in Bloodworm, depressions in the lakebed, or alongside rushes, proper Norfolk Reeds
    I can't claim any fish, so far it is theory, but I'm sure the causeway is not the best hard spot, it is down to finding spots the fish are currently harvesting 
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to Carpmaster in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    Two jacks beats a blank 👍
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from jh92 in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    That 10lb pike from the double take has put on weight, I had it again today at 12lb. The twisted mouth and scar on the back was the give away. Caught this time on a dead roach. 
    I also had another Jack. 

     
    The jack was lightly hooked and the hooks fell out in the net. Mackeral tail for that

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from finchey in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    That 10lb pike from the double take has put on weight, I had it again today at 12lb. The twisted mouth and scar on the back was the give away. Caught this time on a dead roach. 
    I also had another Jack. 

     
    The jack was lightly hooked and the hooks fell out in the net. Mackeral tail for that

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from B B in Looking for New Rods   
    What about RH DMX range? 
    I've got RH The Ones as well as my Century NG's and in terms of feel The Ones, although a lot cheaper, are very good. The current DMX rods also feel very nice. 
    https://rodhutchinson.co.uk/product/dmx-mk1-rods/
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    That 10lb pike from the double take has put on weight, I had it again today at 12lb. The twisted mouth and scar on the back was the give away. Caught this time on a dead roach. 
    I also had another Jack. 

     
    The jack was lightly hooked and the hooks fell out in the net. Mackeral tail for that

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from crusian in What's your plans for the new year?   
    10? She's a Husky, make it 20...
     
    I should convert my barrow! 
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to ouchthathurt in Simple Stiff d rig   
    In this case, I think it was down more to the cast itself, it required a low, hard punch to get it tight under the overhanging shrubbery and then stopping it dead so it didn’t drill into the clay bank that rose up immediately above the desired spot, if that makes any sense! The other rod fished to a more open spot where I could feather the cast went out sweet, the first spot was so tight it required maximum accuracy, a PVA bag wasn’t the one, as I couldn’t get the mark, with the long low trajectory needed, the PVA bag splashed down too soon, a PVA nugget would have been useful, but the bag was safely in my tackle cupboard at home... (perfectly useless!) as the water was gin clear, I opted to use a fluro combi firstly as it was nigh on invisible and whipping the existing braided hooklink to a fluro “boom” was far quicker that tying up new complete hooklinks. An important consideration when I had a carp show near the spot and I wanted a bait placed and waiting. 
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to elmoputney in Carpy spots, split from Simple Stiff d rig   
    So i guess the moral of the story is if you tend to fish overnighters like myself, fish in silt or just off pads and weed, 😂
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Pete Springate's Guns in Simple Stiff d rig   
    I did split the topic, if you need the link
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from elmoputney in Carpy spots, split from Simple Stiff d rig   
    Rod Hutchinson often explained something similar about the carp using gravel bars as the routes across gravel pits, and the silt in between being the feeding areas. 
    Day time may be the time to fish on gravel and night the time to fish off them. 
    The day is an 'inquisitive' take, night is a feeding take. 
    RH also mentioned that the carp may hide in lily beds and weed in the day, occasionally picking up a bait, and again coming out of the weed to feed properly at night. 
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to ouchthathurt in Carpy spots, split from Simple Stiff d rig   
    He also said if you’re too drunk to cast, chuck them in the edge! Lol! The man was a legend, RIP the late great Rod Hutchinson 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from emmcee in Carpy spots, split from Simple Stiff d rig   
    Rod Hutchinson often explained something similar about the carp using gravel bars as the routes across gravel pits, and the silt in between being the feeding areas. 
    Day time may be the time to fish on gravel and night the time to fish off them. 
    The day is an 'inquisitive' take, night is a feeding take. 
    RH also mentioned that the carp may hide in lily beds and weed in the day, occasionally picking up a bait, and again coming out of the weed to feed properly at night. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Carpy spots, split from Simple Stiff d rig   
    Rod Hutchinson often explained something similar about the carp using gravel bars as the routes across gravel pits, and the silt in between being the feeding areas. 
    Day time may be the time to fish on gravel and night the time to fish off them. 
    The day is an 'inquisitive' take, night is a feeding take. 
    RH also mentioned that the carp may hide in lily beds and weed in the day, occasionally picking up a bait, and again coming out of the weed to feed properly at night. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from crusian in Starting out   
    Welcome to Carp.com. 
    Keep things simple! 
    Don't get confused in rigs, or even bait. 
    Despite the fact that carp magazines, media or Facebook pages propagate rig fashions, a simple knotless knot hook on hook link still works well, for many baits; sweetcorn, luncheon meat, boilies and even most particles like chick peas, kidney beans which can be bought from a supermarket. 
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    I don't know your area, but find a fishery that will produce fish, although right now is a tough time to be starting, weather, lockdown and numbers of angler's make life tough. 
    Some of us are so old we started carp fishing just with a spare ledger rod while float fishing. That still works! 
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from elmoputney in Carpy spots, split from Simple Stiff d rig   
    Again at Taverham, I spent a lot of time out in the boat or wading. The most productive spots tended to be small gravel patches, even harder margins, not the biggest bars or plateaus. These gravel patches were not true bars, often being no more than the size of a dinner plate. 
    One of my favourite swims was a tight corner swim looking to an overhanging tree with gravel under it. The productive spot was not the gravel, where carp would often pick up every free bait, leaving the hookbait, but a grubby patch next to a fallen branchless tree stump. It was the route into or out of one of the back channels. 
     
    Brackens on Nazeing was a lake where for some reason you had to fish on the gravel if you weren't fishing the margins. If anyone has ever seen the lake empty, the gravel bars often rise vertically from the lakebed, no slope. You simply could not get a take from the deeper silty areas. 
    I think that some gravel bars are 'roadways' rather than actual feeding areas. If there is bait on it, you may get a pick-up, but carp are more wary and inspect everything, whereas in the silt adjacent to it is where the food is. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Starting out   
    The B175 hooks themselves aren't banned, it was the bending of, or using bent long shank or long curved hooks that got banned because of mouth damage. 
     
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