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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in What’s the best....   
    There is your starting bait: sweetcorn. 
     
    Personally, I go against the grain (sorry😖) and fish a run ring, but with a lead link; a length of 8-10lb mono with the lead attached to the end.
    Normal hook length attached. 
    Put the lead in the PVA bag, along with some pellets, and a few grains of sweetcorn, and keep the hooklink outside with the hook stuck in the corner of the bag. 
    Be gentle casting, it doesn't need a hard whack, be smooth. 
     
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to Carpmaster in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    Good day angling 👍
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from finchey in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    He had a damaged jaw, quite possibly snapped at as they group up for spawning

     

     

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from finchey in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    9 pike today, 2 at 13lb, a 12, an 11, and the rest singles. One I estimated at 8 I decided to weigh, was actually 9lb. One feisty little jack caught me on the finger so didn't have his picture taken.
    Not the most comfortable swim, had to sit in chest waders all day

     

     

     

     

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from commonly in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    He had a damaged jaw, quite possibly snapped at as they group up for spawning

     

     

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from commonly in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    9 pike today, 2 at 13lb, a 12, an 11, and the rest singles. One I estimated at 8 I decided to weigh, was actually 9lb. One feisty little jack caught me on the finger so didn't have his picture taken.
    Not the most comfortable swim, had to sit in chest waders all day

     

     

     

     

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    He had a damaged jaw, quite possibly snapped at as they group up for spawning

     

     

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    9 pike today, 2 at 13lb, a 12, an 11, and the rest singles. One I estimated at 8 I decided to weigh, was actually 9lb. One feisty little jack caught me on the finger so didn't have his picture taken.
    Not the most comfortable swim, had to sit in chest waders all day

     

     

     

     

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from finchey in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    Aargh!
    Schoolboy error:
    Get a pike close to double figures in the landing net, as I released the tension the hooks fell out, dip landing net as I lifted and pike swims out....😳🙄
     
    Who wants dirty wet smelly hands anyway? 😂😉
     
    Ended up with 5 in the end, nothing massive. 
    I might have to start comparing pics for more recaptures 

     

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    salokcinnodrog reacted to Nube in Carp waking up?   
    Yes, I work outside and here in the South West I can definitely see nature on the move. Birds calling to stake their territory and even saw bees today. In sure after the recent cold snap this weeks warm temperatures will move things along at a pace
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from yonny in Carp waking up?   
    Every water is different. 
    Deeper waters may take longer for the fish to start moving, or waters with low food stocks. 
    No point in wasting energy looking for food if there is little about.... Or conversely the fish might be looking for food and constantly moving. 
     
    Some waters will fish all the way through. 
    Pretty much any water above 4degrees and somewhere a take is possible, be it on a zig, (hurgh, spit) or on a float fished or ledgered bait. 
    Lengthening days might get them moving, but on some waters there is another factor. 
    As the water warms up, the bottom 'turns over'. A layer of algae silty stuff floats up from the lakebed, hits the surface. You will see what looks like little patches of a thin layer of floating lichen covered in tiny bubbles. 
    This can be the time carp start moving. 
     
    The best way to find out, is to spend time watching and fishing. 
     
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to crusian in Carp waking up?   
    " As the water warms up, the bottom 'turns over'. A layer of algae silty stuff floats up from the lakebed, hits the surface. You will see what looks like little patches of a thin layer of floating lichen covered in tiny bubbles. "
    Ooh , thanks for that reminder , Nick .
    😃
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from buzzbomb in Carp waking up?   
    Every water is different. 
    Deeper waters may take longer for the fish to start moving, or waters with low food stocks. 
    No point in wasting energy looking for food if there is little about.... Or conversely the fish might be looking for food and constantly moving. 
     
    Some waters will fish all the way through. 
    Pretty much any water above 4degrees and somewhere a take is possible, be it on a zig, (hurgh, spit) or on a float fished or ledgered bait. 
    Lengthening days might get them moving, but on some waters there is another factor. 
    As the water warms up, the bottom 'turns over'. A layer of algae silty stuff floats up from the lakebed, hits the surface. You will see what looks like little patches of a thin layer of floating lichen covered in tiny bubbles. 
    This can be the time carp start moving. 
     
    The best way to find out, is to spend time watching and fishing. 
     
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to ouchthathurt in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    That’s just catch and release at its best nick! 😁 good result mate, well done 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from B B in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    Aargh!
    Schoolboy error:
    Get a pike close to double figures in the landing net, as I released the tension the hooks fell out, dip landing net as I lifted and pike swims out....😳🙄
     
    Who wants dirty wet smelly hands anyway? 😂😉
     
    Ended up with 5 in the end, nothing massive. 
    I might have to start comparing pics for more recaptures 

     

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from ouchthathurt in A few pike including a new PB over 20lb   
    Aargh!
    Schoolboy error:
    Get a pike close to double figures in the landing net, as I released the tension the hooks fell out, dip landing net as I lifted and pike swims out....😳🙄
     
    Who wants dirty wet smelly hands anyway? 😂😉
     
    Ended up with 5 in the end, nothing massive. 
    I might have to start comparing pics for more recaptures 

     

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    salokcinnodrog reacted to elmoputney in A post lockdown social venue   
    I did message the lake last night, they will announce details on fb when they are ready to open but they would gladly host a carp.Com social, I will keep my eyes on fb for when they are ready, I have a feeling most other lakes will be getting booked as soon as restrictions are eased so we may have to act fairly quickly once it's announced but I'll keep you posted 
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to elmoputney in A post lockdown social venue   
    I could ask him and see what he says If ashmire doesn't come through, it wouldn't be a bad back up lake, 
    I forgot to mention there is a little microbrewery  within walking distance if that's allowed to open again 🍻
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from crusian in Anyone fishing at the moment?   
    Been there, done that, went back to it, tried to make the relationship work, and failed. 
    Liz actually used to enjoy fishing together, us and the children. Come to that I know my son was conceived in a bivvy... 
     
    She just couldn't understand fishing was important for me to unwind. 
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to emmcee in Hook sharpening yes or no?   
    Well since my venture into sea fishing over the last 3 years I've stumbled across various hooks and patterns from makes I'd not heard of. One particular brand do a chod style hook and it's the sharpest hook I've ever got straight of a packet and at £2-45 for 10 they are cheap as chips. No carp tax on these. I've just got to use them carp fishing now 😂
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in What is your newest purchase   
    I have a dog that will chase anything. I've heard and seen her catch and crunch mice she dives at in the grass. She has also escaped her long lead when a muntjac came past. The dog Spike was screwed a metre deep, she pulled it out of the ground. Her long lead now gets looped around a bedchair foot, even the bedchair has been moved with me on it. 
    Even on the long lead she will catch rats:
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to ouchthathurt in What is your newest purchase   
    I’ve got a terrier that just loves hunting rats... 
    cats
    foxes
    badgers
    squirrels 
    ducks
    pigeons
    mice
    sheep
    horses
    cows
    fish... 
    bit of a ‘mare at times to be honest! 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Anyone fishing at the moment?   
    Been there, done that, went back to it, tried to make the relationship work, and failed. 
    Liz actually used to enjoy fishing together, us and the children. Come to that I know my son was conceived in a bivvy... 
     
    She just couldn't understand fishing was important for me to unwind. 
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Hook sharpening yes or no?   
    We are long past the days of blunt hooks in the pack. 
    I have the view that now they should be sharp enough to use straight out of the packet. 
    If they are not sharp enough, find another manufacturer that does produce good hooks. 
    I have used various makes over the years, Partridge, Owner, Drennan/ESP/Kamasan (Kamatsu), Gardner, Solar and Gamakatsu. 
    Back in the 1990's Partridge were my standard hook, Piggybacks, I had no problems, nor with Drennan Super Specialists, and the Super Specialist's were chemically sharpened back then. 
    I then made A switch to mega sharp Owner FLB's, they were scary sharp, as were Gamakatsu. 
    Shame the GP204's aren't still about!
    I'm currently using Kamasan B175's, Solar 101's, Gardner Muggas, and Mystic VMC's. The VMC's hold their points and are very sharp as are the other hooks I use. 
     
    Of all the hooks, I will not use Korda, I found they didn't hold a point, and the Kurv's were not sharp enough. 
    If a manufacturer's product isn't good enough I won't use them. 
     
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to ouchthathurt in Anyone fishing at the moment?   
    Sorry EX wife... 
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