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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from commonly in What's your plans for the new year?   
    I suppose in terms of this year I half succeeded against the odds, catching 20lb carp and pike  from Alton water despite Anglian Water keeping it closed for 6weeks longer than lockdown, although losing my ticket after a couple of Eastern Europeans cast over my rods 2 days on the trot and me pointing out very strongly they were in the wrong, was not part of my plans. 
    A month on The Wensum after spotting 2 big barbel in an unknown area, but failing dismally in the low flow. 
    Then onto the new syndicate in September, which I am still trying to learn. I have had a few pike out from there on a prebaiting trip... 
    Goal for next year as always is to enjoy my fishing, catch a few and maybe a Personal Best. 
    That goal is becoming harder over the ages, not because fish over 33lb don't exist, obviously they do, but because I prefer to catch genuine grown on fish from British fish farm heritage rather than stocked at 40lb plus. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from finchey in What's your plans for the new year?   
    I suppose in terms of this year I half succeeded against the odds, catching 20lb carp and pike  from Alton water despite Anglian Water keeping it closed for 6weeks longer than lockdown, although losing my ticket after a couple of Eastern Europeans cast over my rods 2 days on the trot and me pointing out very strongly they were in the wrong, was not part of my plans. 
    A month on The Wensum after spotting 2 big barbel in an unknown area, but failing dismally in the low flow. 
    Then onto the new syndicate in September, which I am still trying to learn. I have had a few pike out from there on a prebaiting trip... 
    Goal for next year as always is to enjoy my fishing, catch a few and maybe a Personal Best. 
    That goal is becoming harder over the ages, not because fish over 33lb don't exist, obviously they do, but because I prefer to catch genuine grown on fish from British fish farm heritage rather than stocked at 40lb plus. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Choprider in The Bankside Diner what's on the menu??   
    Try bacon and egg in a brioche bun... 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in What's your plans for the new year?   
    I suppose in terms of this year I half succeeded against the odds, catching 20lb carp and pike  from Alton water despite Anglian Water keeping it closed for 6weeks longer than lockdown, although losing my ticket after a couple of Eastern Europeans cast over my rods 2 days on the trot and me pointing out very strongly they were in the wrong, was not part of my plans. 
    A month on The Wensum after spotting 2 big barbel in an unknown area, but failing dismally in the low flow. 
    Then onto the new syndicate in September, which I am still trying to learn. I have had a few pike out from there on a prebaiting trip... 
    Goal for next year as always is to enjoy my fishing, catch a few and maybe a Personal Best. 
    That goal is becoming harder over the ages, not because fish over 33lb don't exist, obviously they do, but because I prefer to catch genuine grown on fish from British fish farm heritage rather than stocked at 40lb plus. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpbell_ll in What's your plans for the new year?   
    I suppose in terms of this year I half succeeded against the odds, catching 20lb carp and pike  from Alton water despite Anglian Water keeping it closed for 6weeks longer than lockdown, although losing my ticket after a couple of Eastern Europeans cast over my rods 2 days on the trot and me pointing out very strongly they were in the wrong, was not part of my plans. 
    A month on The Wensum after spotting 2 big barbel in an unknown area, but failing dismally in the low flow. 
    Then onto the new syndicate in September, which I am still trying to learn. I have had a few pike out from there on a prebaiting trip... 
    Goal for next year as always is to enjoy my fishing, catch a few and maybe a Personal Best. 
    That goal is becoming harder over the ages, not because fish over 33lb don't exist, obviously they do, but because I prefer to catch genuine grown on fish from British fish farm heritage rather than stocked at 40lb plus. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from emmcee in Boilie recipe advice   
    Believe it or not, one of the least useable proteins for carp, unless as @emmcee says, you add an additional enzyme. (Bengers anyone?)
     
    Personally I think that as carp are omnivorous, able to eat both vegetable and meat matter (within constraints), a meat or fish protein is the best at supplying all the essential amino acids, although there is one non meat and strictly speaking, not vegetable, that contains every essential amino acid.
     
     
     
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from emmcee in Boilie recipe advice   
    I can think of very few baits I used wheat germ or wheat gluten in. It breaks many baits down too quickly. Carp don't have stomachs, so ANY bait just gets pushed through anyway. 
     
    As for the original recipe, mix and match, explore and learn, but don't be surprised if it turns out as a slush.
    You need dry ingredients, blending them up won't give you a 'flour' unless you really go for a long time and in the case of tigers, is a good way of killing your grinder. You can buy and use ground hemp, but again, it is not easy to use as it is oily. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from emmcee in Boilie recipe advice   
    Please, carp do NOT have a stomach, I am positive because I know my biology, they have a continuous intestine which digests the food as it passes it through. 
    The more they eat, the faster it goes through, so as fast as they swallow, it will come out the rear end, a continuous stream. 
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from jh92 in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    Back on the pike trail, 4 today including a double take, biggest went 10lb

     

     
    I had 7 takes, 4 on ledgered mackeral head, 3 on smelt and landed 2 on each, but lost 3 fish as hooks pulled. I can only assume small fish that didn't take the bait deeply. All were lightly hooked 

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from jh92 in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    Followed it up with another 12lb fish

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from jh92 in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    Been having a few pike trips this year, nothing special until today. 
    A ledgered pollen produced a 20lb1oz fish. Hadn't been out more than 20minutes

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from jh92 in Pike at night   
    I think the same.
    I found that we would only get night takes at certain times of the season; October to November, then early March to end of season, and on big full moons.
     
    Bite indication is important, you can't watch a float constantly at night, you need other indication, and free lining is a no no, too much chance of a dropback and deep hooking
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to Carpmaster in What is your newest purchase   
    And thank you for your service ouchthathurt I can fully understand about where your coming from about the head not being quiet right after war hope everything works itself out for you the tranquility of fishing should be a great help 
    Thank you once again for your service 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from crusian in View from your bivvy door.   
    08.00 this morning. Bit frosty, but this view... 

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from crusian in View from your bivvy door.   
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from finchey in Reservoir virgin!   
    Tie an overhand knot in the leader, but don't pull tight. Thread your mainline through the knot, and then tie a grinner or uni knot around the leader, wet and pull both knots tight. As habit I lighter tag the ends. 
     
    I've used this knot for years, both carp fishing and sea fishing. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Its-grim-up-north in View from your bivvy door.   
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from finchey in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    Back on the pike trail, 4 today including a double take, biggest went 10lb

     

     
    I had 7 takes, 4 on ledgered mackeral head, 3 on smelt and landed 2 on each, but lost 3 fish as hooks pulled. I can only assume small fish that didn't take the bait deeply. All were lightly hooked 

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from bluelabel in View from your bivvy door.   
    08.00 this morning. Bit frosty, but this view... 

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    salokcinnodrog reacted to bluelabel in Scooooooooooop?????   
    Tackle companies have a reputation for finding solutions to non existent problems and charging like a wounded Rhino for them... Preston Pellet wetter...? Trakker baccy pouch...? Guru water bucket on a string...? C'mon stop taking the pee with the overpriced tat
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to Choprider in What is your newest purchase   
    Cheers for the info 👍
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Choprider in What is your newest purchase   
    That looks like the cold weather Coleman gas. A lot better than the standard. 
    I would say though if you can get hold of it try GoSystem gas
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to buzzbomb in Scooooooooooop?????   
    I was going to suggest steel flour scoops for baking or the cast aluminium ice scoops we use in the bar, but then I watched the video and saw I didn't know what I was talking about. 😀  As you say, a nice big cooking spoon would do.
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to bluelabel in Scooooooooooop?????   
    This is one of the reasons that the tackle trade gets right on my thunga's... items like this is nothing but rank profiteering...  
    Get down yer local pet shop and get one fer a 10th of the price and give the tackle trade the finger for being so greedy
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to Choprider in What is your newest purchase   
    Used the recommended bulin  T4 today in anger, my god it’s a good stove on my 4th cuppa now.

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