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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from jh92 in 2021 carp porter fat boy   
    Essentially I would agree with you Blue, but sadly some days I struggle with sciatica and hip pain, so putting the gear on a barrow keeps me balanced as well as being able to walk faster. The days of carrying everything are gone. 
    I carry only what I need, that does include chest waders and life jacket, I've not been conned into extras. I don't have bivvy table, but my floater rod may need setting up so spare hooklinks and hooks are in my tackle box. Go through that I don't think there is anything I don't use! 
    I don't often take cooking stuff on summer days, but winter pike fishing a hot coffee is a big bonus, really warms you up, and tastes a whole lot better than flask coffee. Day times I often do pasta dishes (leftovers from dinner) which I can eat hot or cold. 
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to crusian in The Actor Bait Boat   
    One day , Highy ,  you'll build your Wife the Taj Mahal ( out of pallets ) , and she won't have any reason to have a go at you ever again .
    😁
     
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to carpepecheur in What is your newest purchase   
    If you like that, you may be interested in this. Have only had it a few days but it is amazing.
     
    identify birds by recording their song
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to monkey_climber in What is your newest purchase   
    Something to read while blanking

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Wiltshirecarper in Busy venues   
    I do think summertime many day ticket or even smaller club venues can be busy all the time. 
     
    I have gone to fish a club venue, the park lake, Suffolk Water Park and Hintlesham midweek and found no available swims! 
    Compare that to my syndicate, where the most I have ever seen is 10 anglers on 45acres. 
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Terminal Tackle   
    To be honest I don't think that drop off heli-rigs do constitute fish safety. 
    You need the lead on the end of the line for the rig to be able to be ejected. 
    If the lead drops off, the leader, or broken mainline can or even will, fold either side of the rig preventing it being ejected. This then becomes a potential tether if a fish swims around a snag, be it a branch or lily stem/root. This broken line wrapped around a snag tethers it. 
    Underwater 15lb line may take 60lb of pressure to break it!
    If that were a leader of 20-45lb, multiply by 4 to get how much pressure in pounds it would take to break it, it is likely that the fish would not be able to break it, mouth damage as it rips the hook out or tethering is the likely end result. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from yonny in line clipping   
    To be honest I clip up before reeling in, but I have positioned the stop knot directly under the rod spigot when it is on the buzzers. 
    I have allowed for the bow caused by the wind or drift, so it always goes back to the same spot. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Uroy in Planning a campaign   
    Learn as much as you can before fishing it!
    In my case it is find the features, not forgetting the margins. Some margin spots may be obvious, slopes, rushes, snags, others not so like undercut banks. 
    I get the marker rod out, and map the lake as best as I can, and Google Earth can show up some real treats, as does an Internet search. 
    I had some lovely hand drawn maps of Virginia Lake at Earith, some Google maps of Nazeing, with gravel bars and distances to the bars, weed beds etc. 
    As has been said, other angler's can be useful. Don't 'pump' for information, but generally swapping info can get you a head start. Other angler's may have favourite swims and spots, might be all fishing the same, so doing what they do might catch you fish, but being different can catch you more. 
     
    Going back to Brackens pool, most angler's used very little bait, there was a rule of no baiting by hand, catapult or stick, so I went in heavy with massive PVA bags and stringers, often casting in as many as 30 bags or 30 bait stringers as I could in 30minutes or so, all ready tied. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from NeilH2320 in Planning a campaign   
    Learn as much as you can before fishing it!
    In my case it is find the features, not forgetting the margins. Some margin spots may be obvious, slopes, rushes, snags, others not so like undercut banks. 
    I get the marker rod out, and map the lake as best as I can, and Google Earth can show up some real treats, as does an Internet search. 
    I had some lovely hand drawn maps of Virginia Lake at Earith, some Google maps of Nazeing, with gravel bars and distances to the bars, weed beds etc. 
    As has been said, other angler's can be useful. Don't 'pump' for information, but generally swapping info can get you a head start. Other angler's may have favourite swims and spots, might be all fishing the same, so doing what they do might catch you fish, but being different can catch you more. 
     
    Going back to Brackens pool, most angler's used very little bait, there was a rule of no baiting by hand, catapult or stick, so I went in heavy with massive PVA bags and stringers, often casting in as many as 30 bags or 30 bait stringers as I could in 30minutes or so, all ready tied. 
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to B B in Planning a campaign   
    I start on a syndicate water, ( my first time ) on the glorious 16th of June. I found out there’s a 47lb er I don’t know if it’s a common or mirror and I don’t want to know, which could go 50 this year so that’s my PB sorted , checked the rules, had a spy on the good old google earth and that’s about it. It’s 10mins bike ride away iv had a good look and will be just taking my marker rod for a while. There’s lots of vids on the YouTube how to fish it and pics of the fish but I don’t want to bother with any of that.
    My goals ...are to enjoy myself and do my own thing ... 
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to NeilH2320 in Planning a campaign   
    Do some feature finding, check depths, what the substrate of the lake bed is like, species of weed etc and then, record what you’ve found in a notebook.
    If it’s possible and allowed, it’s worth having a climb up trees and recording what you see. Carp tend to be like sheep, in that they’ll follow the same trail regularly. Also, don’t forget the margins. 
    Observe and take note of how the carp are affected by the the elements, the presence of other anglers. That sort of thing.
    My starting point when I do actually go fishing is: target areas of the lakebed that feels as clean as possible and bait those areas, and if possible, keep on baiting them.
    But, if the venue you’ve chosen is always busy, just get in where you can and hope for the best! 
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in What is your newest purchase   
    Comparing suppliers by reviews is the only way.
    More bad reviews than good for most to be honest although the only positives seem to be for Haiths, but they were one of the priciest. 
    I do keep going through batches at Gladwell's, some are 'ok', but I have been putting off buying until definitely needed. 
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in What is your newest purchase   
    25kg of maize. 
    Will have to get some more hemp as well, but it is looking for a good bag. Too much gritty, dusty rubbish about at the moment.
    Oh and more gas canisters, seem to have used a few over spring and winter. Hot coffee on cold and wet days fresh on the bank definitely beats stale flask stuff
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to carpepecheur in Taking the Dog   
    Gutted for you. They do become part of the family. My sympathies.
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to yonny in What is your newest purchase   
    Trent Baits do great hemp. It's the same stuff they use in their boilie mixes so they have to maintain quality. As a result it's not cheap, but not as pricey as Haiths though 👍
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from elmoputney in What is your newest purchase   
    Comparing suppliers by reviews is the only way.
    More bad reviews than good for most to be honest although the only positives seem to be for Haiths, but they were one of the priciest. 
    I do keep going through batches at Gladwell's, some are 'ok', but I have been putting off buying until definitely needed. 
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from yonny in What is your newest purchase   
    Comparing suppliers by reviews is the only way.
    More bad reviews than good for most to be honest although the only positives seem to be for Haiths, but they were one of the priciest. 
    I do keep going through batches at Gladwell's, some are 'ok', but I have been putting off buying until definitely needed. 
     
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to yonny in Bivvy, brolly system - too big too small?   
    Snap. Awesome little shelter.
    I also have a Tempest Brolly for when the big winds arrive on a reservoir I fish but given the choice it's the Lo Pro all day.
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from pablo7uk in How to hit that big cast?   
    Easy way to get further first is to reduce the diameter of your mainline; 20lb is 0.40mm or so, so go to 0.35mm or 15lb. Most 15lb lines will go that distance and have the strength to do it. 
    Your lead is too small to consistently hit the distance with 2.5oz. Your rods will be able to handle 3 or even 3.5oz, but you will need to be smooth with your style. The increased lead size should reduce line bow in any cross wind. 
    Flat leads can also reduce distance, standard pear or distance leads will improve how far you can cast. The flat leads though, do stop or reduce lead movement on slopes, or even if you get undertow.
    I have had 3oz distance leads move in a severe undertow on a 60acre lake when the lake inflow from the river relief channel rushed in along with meltwater. 
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to ouchthathurt in Bivvy, brolly system - too big too small?   
    Couldn’t agree more, I use an oval brolly with storm sides, it’s lightweight, quick to put up and pack down and for a quick move, I can just pull out the storm poles and collapse the brolly, chuck it on the barrow and move swims as needed. I find when I had a bivvy, I was more reluctant to move, with a 50inch brolly, it’s so much easier. I’ve done week long sessions under a brolly quite happily. 
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to yonny in Bivvy, brolly system - too big too small?   
    For me a lightweight shelter is even more important for longer sessions. On an overnighter you'll only set-up/pack-down once, but over a week the likelihood of moving is high imo, potentially a number of times.
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to Grodslok in Non-PVA funnel web?   
    We do, a few rivers on the west coast, and some on the east (baltic salmon counts as the same species).
    The far north is getting pretty decent, apparently. 
    We used to have 228 salmon rivers, but hydroelectric dams, logging routes and pollution has taken it down a few notches, to 30 something.
    Pike and perch are everywhere, and they do grow big, especially in the baltic archipelago. Some bloke got an 18,1 kg pike earlier this spring (that's a hair short of 40 lbs). That'd be fun to try some day. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from elmoputney in Aqua shoes, waterproof bivvy boots   
    I simply step into my trainers at night. 
    The laces are tight enough to keep them on, but loose enough I can slide them on with no hands. 
     
    I have tried boots, wellies will work, but anything lace up is a pain at night, unless you loosen the laces totally and put them inside the boot. Mind you in winter that can be best... 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Food source basemix   
    I don't. 
    Exactly the same flavour levels for the sausages and round boilies. 
    I use any flavour and essential oils at the lowest recommended level for food source baits. I also rarely use a boosted flavour hookbait when fishing bottom baits straight out of the bag over my food source bait, but I might if fishing a single hookbait on its own. 
     
    If I do use a single high attract pop-up that is normally boosted flavour, the flavour level for a 1 egg hookbait mix, is what is recommended for a 6 egg normal mix, or I will be using a purchased pop-up. 
    This is where I confuse the issue, as I often fish that hi-attract pop-up as the top bait on snowman set-ups, say Monster Crab or Squid and Octopus on top of a KMG bottom bait. 
    I have a feeling it was Fred Wilton originally. 
    I think Sugar based flavours like chocolate or maple,  and flavours from fruit ester and from natural product based, can be used at higher levels than alkali or non-natural based chemical flavours. This may tie in with acidic flavours being able to be used at higher level 
    There is a bit of an issue though as some chemicals, like iso-eugenol, come  from natural sources like Cloves. 
     
    If you are fishing effectively over your bait, I do not think that really there is any need to be using 'boosted' hookbaits. The carp will pick up the bait.
    I think it was a Ian Chilcott YouTube video who recently pointed out that. 
    Boosted hookbaits may work better effectively as a single hookbait rather than over any freebies. 
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to carpepecheur in Taking the Dog   
    Take him now. Collies are fast learners. Mine started at 6 months. The first time I had I had a good fish on he thought the carp was attacking me and went in after it. Now he sits and stares at my rod tips all day long. I swear he knows I have a bite before I do because his ears prick up and his body tenses. If I am away from the rod he will bark. Who needs an expensive alarm?
     
    A treat after each fish is returned maintains his interest. 😀
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