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    salokcinnodrog reacted to blanksalot in Anglers anonymous, tackle addiction   
    This is a thread for like minded anglers that suffer from tackle addiction 
     
    Today i had a tackle box tidy up after adding some new items i'd recently purchased, 
     
    I was probably in denial when i moved from one tackle box up to two,
     
    That wasn't enough so i up sized again 
     
    When is enough..enough, i will cancel my e bay account & cut up my debit cards and tell all tackle shops to ban me for life 
     
    This was 90% content of my rig box, i won't even start on my tackle bag 
     

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    salokcinnodrog reacted to luke_bristol in this forum caught me this winter twenty ;)   
    Been a very stubborn advocate of lead clips for a couple of years and have steadfastly refused to use a running rig, until today when I broke a run of ten blanks on my difficult club water with this peach at twenty lbs exactly
     
    Was also my first time out on Daiwa sensor (after binning Korda subline), which I would never have used (along with a running rig) were it not for all the praise it gets on here
     

     
    Had to fight through ice to get it in
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to midlander in Best big pits under £100   
    Two handed strike......
    one hand grabs the rod as per normal....'t'other grabs the spool to stop it spinning, slow it down, then with index finger of same hand adjust clutch until fish is under control.
    dont touch the handle until the clutch is set.
    After a few goes you get used to it.
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to liamclose in Boilies aint for me any more   
    Firsrly pre baiting is far from a waste of time if the fish are regularly picking up free offerings up and not getting caught they become much more confident and therfore more catchable. You dont have to bait up with loads of bait either little and often is very effective. Its not as simple as going down the lake and dumping lots of bait it takes abit of thought
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to andy52 in The Future   
    What about a hook link that shortens at the touch of a button
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to blanksalot in The Future   
    That's called a tangle     
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to newmarket in boilies or dead maggots in winter   
    All hi-tec stuff then lol . Listen mate i aint knocking the "c" word cos it works , we all know it too .
    It certainley cant be bad for the fish , after all they eat enuff of it.
     
    I reckon so much of the stuff goes into many many lakes all the time making baiting "teams" futile .
     
    Mind you everywheres different .
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to ouchthathurt in This year has to bring me a 30   
    29.7lb? Shouldve given the scales a shake! Lol!! Only joking!
     
    I got well into the 30 hunting game years back, devoting every free minute to hunting one down. one night, i finally had the take i was after and the hook pulled at the net!
     
    Went back for a purely social session, just picked a swim next to my mate at random, chucked out two single hookbaits under overhanging bushes, no effort shown! Sat back with a beer and a rollie and chill out with some good mates, at 1145pm, i hooked and landed a 30lb 5oz mirror, only time this mirror went over 30.
     
    Once i joined the army, i moved all over and i couldnt get on a water i liked the look of, i found one water with 30s in it, but it was nails and i struggled to get my head around the place.
     
    i moved to a nearby lake just for a change and had a 28lb and 35lb common in one 6pm-7am session! Last thing on my mind was a 30, even though i was aware there were a few present, i certianly didnt expect to land one of them!!
     
    The (self applied) pressure was off and i could relax and fish for fun, went to a holiday park with a lake, chilled out on a "runs water" and landed a 31lb mirror!
     
    When i actually set out to catch one, i had real issues, when i just fished to enjoy it i caught 2 30s, both Pb mirror and Pb common.
     
    im now on the 30 trail again... although none of them will beat my current Pb, (as far as i know anyway!) i cant wait to get in there and have a few out, as it s, 1st session out yesterday, had a 22lb ghostie (biggest ghostie to date) and im buzzing at the thought of getting more.
     
    those who let the numbers game overtake them will soon burn out and fade away, as rod hutchinson said in "a carp strikes back," "dont forget to stop and smell the hops along the way!!"
     

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    salokcinnodrog reacted to claytonsiddall in This year has to bring me a 30   
    Thanks for the warm welcome guys.
     
    I do enjoy my fishing and mostly all of the carp i catch, i think most carp fisherman who havnt yet had a 30 do aspire to put one on the bank and i have been close to that weight a few times now but.......im not rushing to a muddy puddle to pull one out as there would be no sense of achievment in that, to be honest the overstocked waters do not do it for me.
     
    Anyway....the 30 will come.
     
    Cheers all
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from snowmanstevo in First Carp Trip   
    Smiles, fishing, and a few good looking fish, looks like it was worth it.
     
    Don't ever forget that feeling  
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from snowmanstevo in Soaking frozen boillies   
    It is sad that he got so 'het up' that he was forced to take the ejection seat as occasionally some of his ideas or opinions were on target.
     
    Now I do not think that a milk protein bait is the best bait going in the slightest, and Hi-Nu-Val worked best when an additional enzyme was added to assist in protein breakdown and utilisation, as a plain and straight bait, there were, and are better, with a mix of protein sources. (animal, fish, meat etc).
     
    I do think that in many cases extremely high in protein is wasted, since only around 40% is used for tissue growth, repair etc, and any more than that is used for energy first. 
     
    Halibut pellets, designed for feeding to halibut, and as such, not the best bait for carp. Fine in small doses, but it is when more and more people use them (or trout or salmon pellets), that problems arise. The high level of oils in these pellets are not suitable for carp, and can lead to problems (http://www.newtonangling.com/documents/Are%20we%20killing%20our%20carp2-1.htm
    http://www.carp.com/topic/2207-trout-pellet-problems-and-ill-informed-anglers/?hl=%2Btrout+%2Bpellets
    http://www.anglersnet.co.uk/authors/bruno14.htm
     
     
    Particles, best in the summer? To some extent I agree, the oils that they provide the attraction, are more free flowing in warmer water. In addition to that, fats are more digestible in warmer months for carp, although vegetable oils are better than fish and meat oils (see above). Particles also provide more carbohydrate, energy than most boilies. Being as the carp are more active, the particles provide better regular energy.
     
    That does not mean that other baits won't work. Worms, maggots, snails, slugs, caterpillars all have been known to catch carp.
     
    At the end of it, this thread was about soaking, rehydrating boilies etc. Air dried work, can be used straight from the air dry bag, but why not add some extra attraction if you feel it works, for that is the question. By the way, personally I never found the need, use them straight from the air dry bag and caught   
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from grangemilky in Soaking frozen boillies   
    It is sad that he got so 'het up' that he was forced to take the ejection seat as occasionally some of his ideas or opinions were on target.
     
    Now I do not think that a milk protein bait is the best bait going in the slightest, and Hi-Nu-Val worked best when an additional enzyme was added to assist in protein breakdown and utilisation, as a plain and straight bait, there were, and are better, with a mix of protein sources. (animal, fish, meat etc).
     
    I do think that in many cases extremely high in protein is wasted, since only around 40% is used for tissue growth, repair etc, and any more than that is used for energy first. 
     
    Halibut pellets, designed for feeding to halibut, and as such, not the best bait for carp. Fine in small doses, but it is when more and more people use them (or trout or salmon pellets), that problems arise. The high level of oils in these pellets are not suitable for carp, and can lead to problems (http://www.newtonangling.com/documents/Are%20we%20killing%20our%20carp2-1.htm
    http://www.carp.com/topic/2207-trout-pellet-problems-and-ill-informed-anglers/?hl=%2Btrout+%2Bpellets
    http://www.anglersnet.co.uk/authors/bruno14.htm
     
     
    Particles, best in the summer? To some extent I agree, the oils that they provide the attraction, are more free flowing in warmer water. In addition to that, fats are more digestible in warmer months for carp, although vegetable oils are better than fish and meat oils (see above). Particles also provide more carbohydrate, energy than most boilies. Being as the carp are more active, the particles provide better regular energy.
     
    That does not mean that other baits won't work. Worms, maggots, snails, slugs, caterpillars all have been known to catch carp.
     
    At the end of it, this thread was about soaking, rehydrating boilies etc. Air dried work, can be used straight from the air dry bag, but why not add some extra attraction if you feel it works, for that is the question. By the way, personally I never found the need, use them straight from the air dry bag and caught   
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to dalthegooner in Weighing Fish   
    Any scales require regular calibration to ensure that they are accurate. Moving parts are prone to wear and tear, which will affect accuracy.
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to smufter in Weighing Fish   
    Before using my new ones, I trial weighed a few things from the kitchen that I knew the weight of. Bags of sugar (1kg and 2kg) and one of the wifes cakes (25kg  ) lol! amongst other things. Packed my tackle bag out, weighed it on the bathroom scales (which I know are accurate) and again tried it on the Ruebens. Bang on correct. So that was my way of testing them out. I caught a lovely 18lb Perch on Wednesday by the way
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to albionchez in Bank Sticks or Rod Pods ?   
    Thinking about it, yes it can. However I've never used it like that, I have separate bank sticks. I may well lighten my load by removing the bank sticks from now on and use the ones from the pod if need be
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from We5ty in I want the chance of a 30+ this year, where to go?   
    If you do decide on Lee valley, it's likely I'll be back on Nazeing. I've got withdrawal symptoms for the lagoons, and I'll happily put kettle on for you, if you can handle black coffee, and chat if you ever wander round when I'm there
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from We5ty in Advice on how to clean/wash a sleeping bag please?   
    40degrees and spin, which I use for almost everything anyway.
    Never a problem with killing a washing machine. Strangely enough, although many places will convince you to buy a new washing machine, it is often the brushes that die, NOT the whole machine, and they are replaceable (more so if you into DIY or have an engineer round).
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from andy52 in Otter Petition 2014   
    Predation Action Group covers much of that I believe
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from mickey58 in Otter Petition 2014   
    Predation Action Group covers much of that I believe
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from mickey58 in Otter Petition 2014   
    This is this years Otter Petition:
    http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/59529
     
    Whatever your thoughts on whether it will do any good, as anglers we really must stop burying our heads in the sand, even if you don't normally sign petitions, then PLEASE sign this one. The Government then have to discuss this once it reaches the required amount of e-signatures.
     
    The more we keep on, then eventually people have to sit up and take notice. As anglers, we are at the forefront of protecting nature
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to johnuk7990 in Bank Sticks or Rod Pods ?   
    I use both, if the ground soft then I use bank sticks, but some places are very hard with stone then I use my pod
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from We5ty in I want the chance of a 30+ this year, where to go?   
    No worries, I didn't want you jumping in at the deep end, fishing for fish you weren't ready for, either not knowing the effort required or the skill ability. A bit of a difference between an overstocked day ticket water with a couple of easy 30's or the more natural balanced fishery.
     
    I believe that Carthagena has taken this years membership on, but you'd be looking at around £400 if you went for that lake syndicate, although one of the 2 has 40's as well. It is actually not that far from Nazeing Meads, on the road from Broxbourne station towards Nazeing.
     
    Also come to mind is Kelvedon and District, Silver End, some old fish, very weedy, but I know quite difficult.
     
    Anyway if you follow the previous link I gave to Lee Valley there are a few in there, although North Met and Bowyers I think have a waiting list
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from We5ty in I want the chance of a 30+ this year, where to go?   
    I'm a little bit iffy in worrying about 'having to catch a 30', but that is just me, possibly because I don't know your ability level, and knowing how few and far between 30+ fish it has taken me with over 30years fishing experience, only ever catching 3 30's.
     
    Suffolk is pretty much a no, although NS fisheries, West Stow and Nunnery may have space, although very much a case of what you know (have a look at Suffolk Venues)
     
    I can point you directly to Lee Valley fisheries, and they are not syndicate. They have venues from the edge of London to Harlow, Broxbourne and Hoddesdon.
    Nazeing Meads has 3 lakes, Brackens, which has a few 30's, 2 acres, but quite a hard 'riggy' water, where the fish can shy away from pressure, or the Lagoons, which I know hold 30+ fish, although I have only managed to get to 27 so far from there.
     
    http://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/go/fisheries/
    There is a gallery on each fishery as far as I can remember, and a few of the fish may look familiar
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to newmarket in Recommendations on bite alarms   
    Your going to get a million and one different suggestions here mate but MAY I suggest fox alarms ?
    Imo they are reliable and you can pick up some good quality models at very reasonable prices .
    I'm still using my fox eos alarms and they have never let me down .
     
    As for transmitter , most alarms including fox' are compatible with the attx transmitters mk 1 or 2 .
    Again , very reasonable second hand on ebay especially the mark 1 attx .
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to luke_bristol in anti tangle or lots of tangle?   
    What do you think of the setup on this running KD rig?
     
    The rig is connected via an ACE quick change clip covered in an anti tangle sleeve; this quick change clip sits inside a Korda safe zone running rig stem
     
    Would the rigidity from the bottom of the leader across this join to the top of the rig help or hinder the anti tangle properties of the rig?
     

     
     
     
    Compare and contrast with the obvious "hinge" at the same point in this rig:
     

     
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