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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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    salokcinnodrog reacted to elmoputney in Pre baiting in the winter   
    I've decided to wait for a month or so then I'm going to start getting things going for spring,if we are ever allowed out again that is, I've also decided I'm going to be more covert this year 😁 
    Secret squirrel is going to be my middle names 🤓🤠🙈🙉🙊
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Basher227 in Pre baiting in the winter   
    Like @yonny I think it's too late if they have closed down for winter, unless it's still fishing and producing fish,  or you know where they are holding up.
    On my syndicate the fish appear to be in an out of bounds area, so there is no point in baiting until they come out. 
    It may also be too early for prebaiting for next season. 
     
    It might be valid if your are fishing a small water and they are constantly moving. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from elmoputney in Simple Stiff d rig   
    They do work as bottom bait rigs, I used to catch a lot of fish from Taverham on them, although for some reason I started using pop-ups more often, and found as a pop-up rig the presentation was perfect, especially with 20lb Amnesia. 
     
    I don't like the extra metalwork either. You are almost committed to a pop-up whereas a standard D does work as both. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from elmoputney in Simple Stiff d rig   
    No, never, it is not my basic pop-up rig, I don't ever use them, they don't work.... 😳😅😋😉
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to Carpmaster in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    Nice pike that mucka 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Pelamid in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    As my current water is not particularly carp friendly, I've been exploring its pike potential with a few trips this year.
     
    Over 4 trips a mate and I have had some good fish, pike from 2 to 21lbs, normally a couple each trip, although we did manage a blank between us each day.
     
    The mate in question is the friend who managed to catch the twenty I lost last year, really into his fishing now, and enjoying it.
     
    Our first pike trip produced 3 to me, and Colin saved a blank with the small jack last knockings.
     
    My fish were two around 6lb, and a scrappy 16 with a missing pec.


     
    The next trip, Colin managed another couple of jacks, and again I had 3, topped with a 17. The 17 was a bit of a nightmare, not the fish, but the idiot dog walker who as I was unhooking it, got so close to the rod tip, moved it away from his face, and pulled the treble under my nail, more problems unhooking me than the pike.
     
    Unfortunately we both blanked next trip, but hey ho.
     
    A week later we were back at the venue, after a couple of casts I cast a whole joey mackeral, and within minutes, a finicky take with just a few bleeps and a nodding rod tip, no line pulled out the clip I hit into this beauty at 21lb




     
    The smile is very real, only my second ever pike over 20, worthy of a new PB at 21.
     
    Chuffed
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to emmcee in Where do you start with Goo ?   
    For me personally,  I wouldn't touch korda goo or any similar product.  For me having total confidence in the bait you use should be enough. Start adding goos and glugs then you might start questioning whether it's the bait , the glug or whatever is catching the fish. Use a matching enhancer that match your  hookbaits for sure but a goo not for me. 
    I suppose it's all about what you're confident in. If it gives you confidence then fair enough but for me your confidence should be in your bait and not an overpowering goo. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from finchey in Scaled down dead bait rod.   
    Your problem is setting the hooks with a shorter rod, not many are stiff enough. 
    On a jerkbait or lure rod it is the fish hitting the lure that sets the hooks. 
     
    You might find a 10ft carp rod with a 3lb TC is OK, but to be honest, not having done it myself I wouldn't know. 
    My pike rods are 12ft and 2.75 or 3lb tc
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to framey in What's your plans for the new year?   
    Wouldn’t be much different with any of the others lol
    they are all self serving dipsticks
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Making pop-ups   
    Making pop-ups.
     
    I do make my own special pop-up hookbaits with a special flavour combination that has worked well for me.
     
     I work on a 1 egg mix with the flavours, oils and attractors as a 6 egg quantity.
    For pop-ups I do use Mainline Polaris or Richworths Pop-up mix, dependant on which is easily available. A 1 egg mix lasts me usually a whole year.
     
    So added to 1 egg is 5ml of Ultraspice Flavour, 2.5ml Verselle Laga Garlic Oil, 20ml Marine 17 liquid and 10ml Tunamino liquid, and the whole lot is whisked together and the base mix gradually added until it is stiff enough to roll. 
     
    As I said a 1 egg mix produces enough pop-ups for a whole year, this year I rolled a load of 20mm and some 14mm baits.
     
    I boil the baits in boiling water for 1minute and then leave to dry overnight, before adding a bit of extra liquid.
    The 20mm I added a touch of red dye in with the extra liquids.

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    salokcinnodrog reacted to ouchthathurt in What's your plans for the new year?   
    Very true Nick, 
    due to covid, I’ve been on shift a lot more, I’ve lost touch with my water. I walk the dog around most mornings, but when I have got the odd overnighter in, I’ve been fishing more in hope then confidence. The swims I know can throw up consistent catches are usually taken and I’ve not got the recent/current info on the place, nor have I been able to go off shows etc as they are stubbornly reluctant to show when I need them too!
    my bait has stopped going in, I have no idea when I’ll get on the bank next, I sit in my ambulance and get messages about carp caught at my water...  
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from elmoputney in What's your plans for the new year?   
    I find preparing for a season and venue is the best way to make the catch results show. 
    I've found that the less I do, the worse my results are. 
    Just walking around the water is gaining knowledge, even better if you have a marker rod in hand... 
    On Nazeing at times I felt like I hadn't prepared enough, whereas on Earith, Ardleigh and Alton I knew I had, and to be honest in reference to not enough prep and doing the preparation, I think the results showed in my catches. 
    I know we all pretty much got messed over last year, lockdown, then often crowded banks so we couldn't get on fish, although I did not do too bad in the time I had on Alton. 
    This year I really hope the government get their act together, but I'm not holding my breath. 
    I would love to be able to succeed on the syndicate lake as there are some very nice fish in there, and that will come to plenty of time looking. 
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to crusian in What is your newest purchase   
    Yonny , your Dad should have cut a deal with your Mum - " if the lad can hit an apple balanced on your head he can keep the crossbow " .
    😁
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from carperjake in Brazil nut rig   
    I have seen tigers blow. 
    If you are going with a Brazil, find the floating ones, and use a 360 rig (shrink tube over the eye), or stick with the D-rig. 
     
    The D rig can be used with buoyant or sinking baits😉
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from elmoputney in Do garden birds eat pigeon conditioner?   
    Yes they do. 
     
     
    And yes I did cos I know what you mean, hopefully the space makes sense
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from commonly in What is your newest purchase   
    Yes I have got the big RH one, but the new one is flat for Sky to sleep on and for pike fishing. 
    The RH one is massive, it actually fits from side to side in the back of my car!
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from bluelabel in What is your newest purchase   
    I do think the original Optonics still look good. I remember putting the ears on mine after painting them white and adding a homemade receiver box. 
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to Carpmaster in What's your plans for the new year?   
    I’ve written to my local MP underlying my mental health issues and how they’ve closed every outlet I had of helping my mental health. Woke up to an email from him this morning. We shall talk later he says, fingers crossed 🤞. I walk about 4-5 miles with my gear to my water. Where is the problem? I fish on my own even tho I’m not supposed to. I’m at least 10 foot from people in most of the swims.
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in What's your plans for the new year?   
    Already emailed my MP to make an effort to get it reinstated
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in What's your plans for the new year?   
    Years ago my son was becoming interested in drumming, so I set up a load of bait buckets in order for him. 
     
    Sadly I know in Ipswich that cancer and ICU wards have been closed and switched to Covid treatment. 
    Other illnesses, mental health, cancer and stroke patients are being left with no help. 
     
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from commonly in What's your plans for the new year?   
    Years ago my son was becoming interested in drumming, so I set up a load of bait buckets in order for him. 
     
    Sadly I know in Ipswich that cancer and ICU wards have been closed and switched to Covid treatment. 
    Other illnesses, mental health, cancer and stroke patients are being left with no help. 
     
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from elmoputney in What's your plans for the new year?   
    Years ago my son was becoming interested in drumming, so I set up a load of bait buckets in order for him. 
     
    Sadly I know in Ipswich that cancer and ICU wards have been closed and switched to Covid treatment. 
    Other illnesses, mental health, cancer and stroke patients are being left with no help. 
     
     
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to elmoputney in What's your plans for the new year?   
    Well my plans for now are home schooling, furlough this week anyway then we shall see, but probably more home schooling and trying to keep spirits up 
    Yesterday we made a band and were drumming along to music, I haven't told the misses yet that we've dented the steamer pans a little 😁
    Stay safe people 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpbell_ll in Happy new yr   
    I'd be lost without bino's; I use mine for regularly scanning the water looking for fish, even at the wildlife. Especially useful in winter for watching the coots and grebes. If grebes are working an area, it can be a good pike spot. If coots or even tufties are about it can be a good area for carp food. 
    Yes, occasionally I do look at other anglers, on an open bank I don't think it can be helped. 
    What they do in the swim is up to them, but every now and again it can bring up a new spot. We have enough respect for each other not to 'swim jump', but I figured from where someone was fishing and catching from a patrol route. By working out the route I was able to find a spot fish were coming through for myself. 
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