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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 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 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 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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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from commonly 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 Carpmaster in What's your plans for the new year?   
    That ain’t a bad idea lol
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from emmcee in Where do you start with Goo ?   
    I definitely think there is something with garlic. It is the base for one of my most successful pop-ups, Verselle Laga garlic oil bird food liquid. It does also get used in a bait soak with liquid yeast if I can get hold of the yeast. 
    Rod Hutchinson KMG I do believe stands for Krill, Mackeral and Garlic, and I have had a load of fish on that. 
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to Carpmaster in What's your plans for the new year?   
    it do if you hold the dog lead out the window and keep the car at a steady 10miles an hour lol 😂😂😂
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Pete Springate's Guns in Carpy spots, split from Simple Stiff d rig   
    I know that feeling. 
    When I fished Taverham in one swim I always used to stick a bait on the corner of the island, and the other in a bay just on the side of the island, for years it produced loads of fish to me and most others. Nowhere else in that swim produced. 
    Bruce and I had a week there, stalking and surface fishing during the day, rods on alarms at night, which being as I 'knew the swim' was to the aforementioned spots. After 5 blank nights, I was fed up, being rained on and just chucked 2 rigs to the lily pads to the left where the swim shallowed up. I had 3 fish within minutes from a spot that had not previously produced. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from elmoputney in Simple Stiff d rig   
    I did split the topic, if you need the link
     
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to ouchthathurt in What's your plans for the new year?   
    I’ve found I’ve struggled with motivation since the start of the 3rd lockdown. I’ve got some time off from the ambulance and thought I’d be raring to go, I think the fact I can’t night fish is probably having a negative impact on my motivation. My water does not fish brilliantly during the day, but there again, I’ll catch naff all sat on the sofa at home! 
     
    I only made bait yesterday because the darling wife insisted I made some as my bait draw in the freezer is totally empty. 
     
    I’ve been walking my waters most days and was finding carp most days, especially in the smaller water all shoaled up and looking catchable, but the last few days they’ve drifted away from there, although they wouldn’t have gone far I reckon. If the rain holds off tomorrow, I will get the rods dusted off for a few hours, after all I’ll regret it if I don’t! 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in What's your plans for the new year?   
    I've struggled with motivation recently. Furlough from work is doing my head in, putting me off doing anything. 
    Saying that I have put fresh braid on my marker rod, and my pike rods after weeds and mussels fragged it, and respooled my carp and spod rods. 
    I don't fancy spending silly money for a day ticket taking the 10minute drive to Suffolk Water park or Hintlesham, and the syndicate is 23miles away. 
    I could get the pike rods out on the park lake now its thawed, might do that once the car is MOT'd tomorrow. I can always walk there. 
     
     
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to Carpmaster in Starting out   
    Nothing wrong with old school lol
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster 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. 
    (

    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 Carpmaster in Pre baiting in the winter   
    I know what we have all said about prebaiting in winter, but if you do know the location of the fish, it might be worthwhile trickling a few baits in. 
     
    I have written about this session before:
    Years ago I used to fish a lake called Thwaite, which in winter often produced the occasional fish to bright pop-ups, but you did need to mix and match, until you found what they were after any week. 
    For some reason I couldn't get to Nazeing and had time off between Christmas and New Year, so I spent a week on Thwaite. For the first couple of days, once I had found the fish, every take came on hi-attract pop-ups, but I was feeding my usual food bait, probably around 50 boilies every day. From day 3 onwards I started catching on the food bait, I seem to recall it was a 15mm hookbait with around 5 freebies on a PVA stringer. I ended up with a good number of decent winter fish. It was a proper winter session, freezing temperatures at night, and a cold rain almost every day, just warm enough to stop it freezing over. 
    On the occasional day trip to the end of the season it switched back to finding the right bait on the day, pop-up or even sweetcorn as I wasn't still baiting regularly. 
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