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    markspod reacted to bivvystreet in Good old Korda ......   
    It's just the whole c'mon get in the net thing that he shouts and the dodgy heavy breathing,not normal
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    markspod reacted to newmarket in View from your bivvy door.   
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    markspod reacted to newmarket in Tackle Reviews   
    About 18 months ago i was wanting to try a fluorocarbon mainline .
    I felt that in order to get the best out of my slack line / running lead set up i needed a line that was going to sink and stay sunk .
    Because i dont need to cast long distances ( which is just as well cos i cant cast for toffee ) then a fluorocarbon made sense , i just didnt and couldnt pay (what i consider to be) fortunes for it and unfortunately , compared to mono , thats what you have to pay for fluoro.
     
    So i started combing the net for fluoro fishing lines and eventually came across this .
     
    Now i'm going to post a link here . I'm pretty sure this is just an independent review .
    It's not a link to an ebay item and im not asking for advice on how to sell something :
     
    http://bassfishingdem.blogspot.co.uk/2009/04/vicious-fishing-fluorocarbon.html?m=1
     
     
    I picked upu 800 yards of this stuff for about £11 + postage of about 6 or 7 quid .
     
    I suffered the usual problems with breaking in a new fluoro line , exacerbated by not knowing what to expect .
    Birds nests whilst spooling up , coiling , line flying off the spool etc .
    I got plenty of assistance on this forum and that plus line conditioner and the use of Musclin sinker helped me get it under control and after stretching it out and a couple of dozen casts it bedded down fine .
    Its sinks like a brick , quickly , i cant see it underwater and it knots well providing its well lubricated .
    I've also never noticed any damage to it during/after use and i do check it regularly .
    I've had the same line on my spools ever since and if anything it performs and behaves better the longer its been there .
    Casting wise , although i am a rubbish caster anyway , its certainly as good as i can chuck the mono that i have on my spare spools .
    So there you have it .
    VICIOUS fluorocarbon line .
    The yanks use it for Bass fishing and Newmarket uses it for carp fishing , at a fraction of the price of uk fluorocarbons .
     
    Since i've had this stuff they have brought out a new pro-elite version which you can get for about £25 for a bulk spool so i may even invest in that next time .
    Just thought you people might be interested .
    Its good stuff & i'm well pleased
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    markspod reacted to sgart in View from your bivvy door.   
    Much more tidy swim
    From this spring.

     
    Tysta larm by Simon KG, on Flickr
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    markspod reacted to beanz in Desperately seeking   
    drain/chimney rods may be worth a look, if you want to make your own...and save a few quid
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    markspod reacted to mooseman in Desperately seeking   
    I made mine out of a decent quality, but older, carp match pole that I bought off a guy for £28!
     
    Get a cheap ali bankstick, cut down to about 3" below the threaded head and file/sand smooth. Then just cut back the pole tip until you can "Just" slide the bankstick in, make sure it is sanded super smooth and a good snug fit.
    Smear the bankstick with araldite or similar (Not superglue!) and slide/twist it in so the threaded head is flush to the tip. Put a length of shrink tube about 4" long over the section and shrink down with a paint stripper/hairdrier. Put another layer of shrink tube on over that if you can, or some good duct tape for extra strength.
    Tape on a short length of pipe lagging for buoyancy if you like to slide it across the surface.
    Mine ended up about 9.5mts as the pole was originally 11m, and I've had it for 5 seasons good as gold.
     
    You now have a baiting pole!
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    markspod reacted to sgart in View from your bivvy door.   
    That looks like a really pleasant water. 
     
    From tuesday morning: 

     
    Bivvy life by Simon KG, on Flickr
     
    Not technically from the bivvy but still. 
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    markspod reacted to muftyboy in View from your bivvy door.   
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    markspod reacted to matt_89 in July Catch Reports   
    Here you go emmcee, Nice fish and another good result.
     

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    markspod reacted to carpepecheur in poaching from river lot   
    It is quite simple really - fish the thousands of free public waters and rivers in France which offer much more of a challenge and fun than paid for armchair fishing.

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    markspod reacted to newmarket in Dave Lane   
    Wonder how many strokes he managed to pull in that double quick time ?
     
    I have a lot of respect for certain "star" anglers
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    markspod got a reaction from newmarket in Curious Case of the Two Lost Bites   
    Use an in line lead with the line outside the lead not through it. As soon as the fish shakes it's head the lead will drop off( buy cheap leads in bulk) leaving you directly in contact with the fish.
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    markspod reacted to newmarket in Curious Case of the Two Lost Bites   
    Gotta disagree malc imo lead clips HELP the carp to use the weight of the lead to shed the hook .
    If it HAS to be a bolt rig then maje it an inline bolt rig .
    The swivel just gives em more movenent with a clip imo
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    markspod got a reaction from welder in Slack line fishing was I right   
    Another problem with slack lining is under water tow. The reason it often takes so long to sink is because there's actually a massive bow in the line under the water, resulting in very little sensitivity, and by the time you indicator is registering a fish it's already travelled some distance from where it was actually hooked.
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    markspod got a reaction from newmarket in Slack line fishing was I right   
    Another problem with slack lining is under water tow. The reason it often takes so long to sink is because there's actually a massive bow in the line under the water, resulting in very little sensitivity, and by the time you indicator is registering a fish it's already travelled some distance from where it was actually hooked.
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    markspod reacted to nigewoodcock in June Catch Reports   
    Did a quick overnighter last night. Had this fella at 21lb and a bit early doors this morning.
     

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    markspod reacted to newmarket in Tiger nuts....   
    Shelfies harm the fish ? That is the biggest load of old dross i've heard in a long long time .
     
    These days shelf life boilies are usually as nutritious as freshly rolled ones and in some cases even better .
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    markspod reacted to nigewoodcock in June Catch Reports   
    Some lovely fish this month.
    A few of mine from June:
     










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    markspod reacted to sgart in June Catch Reports   
    From a new syndicate I started on last year. Blanked whole last year and the first tries this year but 2 one nighters in a row I now seem to have unlocked the lake.

    Really nice looking fish I caught sunday morning. One of my targets. 

    Untitled by Simon KG, on Flickr

    Some week ago I caught another target which also is the biggest in the lake and on new top weight. 

    Ulla på 13,82 by Simon KG, on Flickr
    There is a nice looking (and apearently hard fighting) common left that im after as well. Next in line of the targets  
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    markspod reacted to nicksingleton in June Catch Reports   
    Thought you guys might like this one I had the other day before the river season started. I thought it was one of the best looking commons I have ever had. It only had one barbule aswell, very distinctive fish.
     

     

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    markspod reacted to esminthecarper in New PB 24lb 3!!   
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    markspod reacted to hawkwise in Second 30 of the year ! Boom ..   
    The Evening of Sunday 8 th June thought i would go off Spend a couple hours at my Fav ole fishing spot

     not really expecting to catch, it was more of a case of baiting up the swim for the next Stupid 0 clock Morning 

    but thought i would put a line out for hour or two anyway.

     

    it was a bright a lovley evening i love fishing of this little Canoe dock ( why i normally only fish there stupid 0clock in the morning) 

    so was it unusual  for me try and fish it in the evening ( though often pre bait there in evenings)  because it can get busy with canoe's

    well it is a canoe dock haha.

     

    When i arrived i was expecting maybe  some of the Canoes to be maybe arriving back after a day out the water as it was already 7 pm

    but the Car park was empty apart from two trucks , one of which i recognized as my Next door neighbours son's  he and his mates where just getting there canoe ready to go out on the water

    so all was good wasn't going to get to disrupted by canoe's .

     

     

    So i got my bait box and sling shot all set up ready for a spot off baiting , and i cast a heavy bolt rigged  feeder of ground dog biscuit, birdseed and cream corn mix , with a hook bait of plastic pop up corn and 4 gulp power maggots , and started shooting out some baits to my fav spot ready for stupid 0 clock the next morning .

     

    My line only been in the water a min or so i had a run , turned out to be a nice 10 pound  channel cat put him back  . and then  i cast out again to the same spot as before

    and carry on my baiting, and hour or so went by and the Lads with the canoe arrived back so i reeled in and moved out there way so they could all get out and pull there canoe up.

     

    Once they had done there thing and all was peaceful again i cast out once more, saying to myself final cast ill pack up go home in another half hour, come back stupid 0 clock in the Morning.

    when BOOM !! another Run and boy was it taking off , the bend in the rod was telling me i had a nice fish on here, the water where i am fishing has now got heavy with weed so i was having to pull the fish

    though this which i thought was making the fish seem heaver than it was maybe 

     

    When i saw the fish for the first time and saw it back , ahh cool another 20 + maybe mustn't loose this one  mustn't loose it , come on in the Net my lovley !!

     

    And  >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Boom 34 and half pounds of Wild River Canadian Carp Get In !!

     

     



     

     



     

    The Rig ...

     



     

    The Swim..

     

    I Still went back at Stupid 0 clock the next Morning and netted 4 more Carp 3 nice doubles and this nice 24 ................

     



     

     

    Boom !!! love this fishing over here i is a lucky boy ...

     



     

    Boom Gurty the great Big 30 ...

     

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    markspod reacted to smufter in June Catch Reports   
    Went for a day session at Stream Valley Lakes in Crowborough (Sussex) yesterday. Pretty little water, only about 2 or 3 acres and 6 swims. Me and my mate were the only two there.
    Personally had a great day, with 5 fish out, 4 Commons (20, 18, 16.5 and 13) and an 18lb Mirror. My mate (who fished my "usual" swim and it's one where I've normally had good results from) didn't have a single beep up until 4pm when he decided to change swims. Went all the way up the far end (to get away from me most probably  ) and about an hour caught a small mirror that I would guess was around the 12lb mark.
    Only one photo taken (the first fish which was the 20lb Common) as this particular one had a nasty cut on it's side (I can only assume through spawning) so it was decided to handle the others as little as possible.
    But a great day, although it chucked it down for a few hours

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    markspod got a reaction from buzzbomb in June Catch Reports   
    Had a 23.14 common & 21.10 mirror within half hour of each other last night, shame about the other 36 hours
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    markspod got a reaction from bivvystreet in June Catch Reports   
    Had a 23.14 common & 21.10 mirror within half hour of each other last night, shame about the other 36 hours
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