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    salokcinnodrog reacted to welder in What is your newest purchase   
    I know. I won't, though, need room to hold a rave.
    Ian.
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from framey in Braid for hooklinks, rigs?   
    The bay

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Braid for hooklinks, rigs?   
    The bay

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpbell_ll in Braid for hooklinks, rigs?   
    The bay

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Braid for hooklinks, rigs?   
    There are some decent braids around for mainline use that aren't mainstream tackle brands😉
    You just have to double check every one first, getting other angler's advice and experiences. I think I paid £15 for 3 spools of the braid I have on my marker rod and pike rods. 
    That has definitely been better than a major tackle brand braid I had been using
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Can you get worse   
    Forward this weekend to BST. 
    Blanking can be a sad sign of winter, even if you know where the carp are getting onto them may be difficult, especially if other angler's are on the lake. 
    I must admit I have not been putting much in recently while fishing, but a number of pike trips have enabled me to prebait a little bit with mostly Vitalin and maize. 
    I know where there were fish on Saturday, let's hope they are still here today... 
    A full day from sunrise until... 
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to Pete Springate's Guns in What is your newest purchase   
    Be interested in your feedback-I’m considering one myself👍
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Can you get worse   
    I think I could say in all honesty on Virginia that prebaiting was responsible for almost every fish. 
    On Alton I am not sure, but have a feeling it may have given a couple of fish on first night rather than day 2 or 3.
     
    I wish I could say I had caught carp this year, but on the syndicate I joined in September I really had no idea where they were hiding over winter. Lockdown and no night fishing when we could get out again meant I honestly could not find them. For the past few weeks I have been trickling in a few boilies with Vitalin when I went up for a day's pike fishing. This week I did see carp, so at the moment I know where they are. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Pete Springate's Guns in What is your newest purchase   
    Got something to hopefully relieve back pain when sitting on my bedchair 
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/COMPACT-DELUXE-FOLDING-SEAT-outdoor-camping-chair-with-back-rest-festival-picnic-/303638460183
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to elmoputney in What is your newest purchase   
    Should've faked it more time for fishing if you don't have to cut it 😏🤔
    And more space for fishing tackle cos you don't need a lawn mower, 😂
    Win win 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in How to catch a fish that won't eat bait?   
    Or even with the Angling pressure on a spot! 
    I used to have a very good spot on the end of the back channels at Taverham, once people saw me regularly catching from it, the spot got regularly fished and stopped producing. 
    Another area, alongside one of the islands, a small gravel plateau just in front was also another favourite. The fish moved further out and down and stopped swimming between the plateau and the island. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Blow back rig, hinge or not?   
    A good 20mm from hook shank to the bait
    It really worked well on Nazeing Brackens pool; a quite heavily fished, even crowded at times, 2 acre lake with some wise carp, where you pretty much had to fish on gravel. 
    Added to the running lead and I got proper runs. 
    In 3 seasons I caught a number of rarely banked fish, including 3 30's. The only reason I stopped using it exactly like that is I moved onto the lagoons, and crayfish could be a 'mare playing with the bait. 
     
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to bluelabel in What is your newest purchase   
    Try fishing off the Dam wall... most folks go stalking along the long banks but get some corn off the Dam wall... summat'll have it
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to elmoputney in What is your newest purchase   
    Just gave the UK gov website £45, just hope it goes to the EA and not Matt Hancocks mates 😳
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to Pelamid in Advice needed of a medical nature   
    I have an auto-immune disease (lupus) that was first diagnosed as rheumatoid arthritis. It was a battle over many years to get it correctly diagnosed and actually took two decades before I found doctors who were competent at treating the illness. Most gave me steroids (prednisilone) and painkillers, then sent me on my way!
    I ended up hooked on painkillers, and it took years to get off steroids with all their long term complications.
    Anyway, nearly died after severe pneumonia set in. THEN the doctors took my illness seriously! Finally (only took 20 years!) I found a couple of specialists who turned things round for me - I really do owe them my life!
    My advice on anything health related is to find the best doctor you can that really understand your particular condition. 
    Practical advice on fishing:
    Don't drive too far, it is far more tiring than most will admit!
    Short fishing sessions
    Minimise your tackle - one rod/reel, rest, small bag of bits, bucket with bait, landing net, chair
    Search those places where you can get your car close
     
    I had to admit defeat with sea fishing, but when I got my state pension retired to France. I was lucky to be able to do that with a lot of support from my wife.
    Settled for river fishing and have spent the last three years searching locally for easy places to fish - and my health is improving!
    Here I am parked on the slipway (out of boating season) with my Decathlon chair (very comfy!) placed to take in the view.
    ......and caught some barbel, even hooked what was probably a carp - hooked pulled!
     

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    salokcinnodrog reacted to ouchthathurt in Advice needed of a medical nature   
    Well I could do with a new right shoulder if there’s one going spare... 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Advice needed of a medical nature   
    If you need a bait boat for medical reasons it is not cheating😉
    If for the sake of using a bait boat it is... 
    Even if you can't park behind the swim, being able to drop off the gear will surely help. That is something I do whenever possible. 
     
    My gear seems to have increased now that my PTSD care dog (Sky) comes with me almost everywhere. She has her food bucket, which usually contains extra treats... 
    I found that where I used to walk with Rucksack, rod holdall, bedchair and tackle box the ordinary barrow does make life a lot easier so I can be more comfortable with an extra chair, more water etc. 
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Advice needed of a medical nature   
    Pain, love it, it makes you know you are alive... 😖😳😉
    Seriously it really is not funny, can be a real session killer, stops you enjoying it. 
    I have arthritis in my knees, and a sore back, too much sports and probably not enough looking after myself. Sciatica down my right leg, from buttock to ankle, and my right knee especially can get very stiff and sore. Even walking Sky a few miles in the morning now hurts, but her welfare comes before my own. For some reason it seems worse in the morning than the evening! 
    I have had to stop using tackle brand chairs, they are too low, and switched to a directors style chair, which just happen to be cheaper. 
    If I can I do drive to the swim and unload, then put the car back in the car park, or as I did at Nazeing, fish 'car park' swims. I don't find pushing a barrow too bad for short distances, but anything over around 200metres and it hurts. 
    Sciatica, I found massaging my right buttock and trying to lay flat reduces the problem a bit, as does sitting with hips higher than knees, so even at home a low sofa is not good. 
    I'm more comfortable standing than I am sitting, but obviously everyone is different. 
    I go through stages of needing painkillers, then none for ages. 
     
    @Carpbell_ll I'd be interested in the diet you are with as if the red meat is a potential problem. 
     
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Blow back rig, hinge or not?   
    If you use a rig ring on the hook shank, with a line aligner and a bead to stop it, you can change hair length if required. 
     
    This has been my version for years. Rob Maylin called it revolving or extending hair with the rig ring. 
    It can be fished as a snowman (hence an orange Monster Crab pop-up as top bait) or bottom bait rig

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpbell_ll in Advice needed of a medical nature   
    Quite possibly because it was on my purchase history:
     

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from elmoputney in Advice needed of a medical nature   
    Quite possibly because it was on my purchase history:
     

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from elmoputney in What is your newest purchase   
    Got something to hopefully relieve back pain when sitting on my bedchair 
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/COMPACT-DELUXE-FOLDING-SEAT-outdoor-camping-chair-with-back-rest-festival-picnic-/303638460183
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in What is your newest purchase   
    Got something to hopefully relieve back pain when sitting on my bedchair 
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/COMPACT-DELUXE-FOLDING-SEAT-outdoor-camping-chair-with-back-rest-festival-picnic-/303638460183
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Uroy in Blow back rig, hinge or not?   
    In theory, the rig ring should allow the rig to reset itself. 
    It may possibly be that the hook pulls could have been from fish which picked up rigs that had not reset after being ejected in the first place. 
     
    The number of times I have seen fish pick up, move and eject rigs on semi-fixed leads with absolutely no indication at the buzzer still astounds me!
     
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to Sparky1964 in Advice needed of a medical nature   
    That’s a good idea. I’ve spoken to one club in Cheshire that have said I can park the Moho if I join the club, so for now it’s looking like that’s the route I’ll have to take, it’s a fairly small water too so no massive treks and my girlfriend will come and she’d help me then stay in the van. The bait boat idea is one I’ll be thinking seriously about too, but I kinda feel like it’s cheating
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