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carpsoup

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  1. You can keep a 2 man rubber dinghy in the boot of your car and an air pump that runs off the 12V cigarette lighter. I know a few river carpers that wouldn't go fishing without one. A life jacket is essential.
  2. x2 for the bait screws.......
  3. Everyone should read this book. I must have been about 10 when I first read it at school. The next was probably in my 30's and I enjoyed it just as much, which says a lot about the writing and storyline.
  4. Crocs are great. Doesn't matter if they get wet and can be slipped on in an instant.
  5. Machete..............Just to clear bankside vegetation if required
  6. theobeeus... You are a very rude, ignorant idividual.
  7. The guy was a complete idiot.... well done Ian.
  8. Hey Bald Eagle, I've never had a fish out of the river after October. How late in the year are you thinking of fishing?
  9. If you have the time soak it for 48hrs, it splits much better and seems to release the oils more. I have soaked for 4 days before (not intentionally)and it had 2" long shoots by the time it was boiled, still used it over a 5 day period though.
  10. I think I speak on behalf of everyone when I say, What? If you are going to preach garbage about an in vogue bait company, at least do it comprehensibly. Have a look at some of his other earlier posts. They're good for a giggle.
  11. OK..............Carpbell, if you don't know what a pastie is you shouldn't be giving advice to people. I said in another thread I didn't want to upset you but i no longer care if you get the hump. Are you trying to pee people off or trying to make yourself look good? It's obvious to anyone that you don't know what you're talking about so keep your uninformed opinions to yourself.
  12. Carpbell, Please don't take this the wrong way. My original reply wasn't said to try and get a negative response from you and I don' think it could be taken as trolling. All I was trying to say is that telling someone who asks about adjustable zigs to go and learn how to fly fish isn't helpful. Personally I don't like adjustable zigs because I find they can sometimes tangle on long casts (so we agree there) but the OP has started to use them and would like info/advice on usage. 10 years ago I fished a lake (layer pits) that more fish were caught on zigs at distance than conventional baits so I'm happy to comment given my experience. At the time no-one had heard of zig bugs but a few of us anglers there used Boobies as our zigs......... Now they're sold as zig bugs but the way we used to fish them was similar to trout fishing.
  13. So would I. That was my point..... A zig can be cast much further than a fly line, even when using a weight forward line and double hauling 25 yards is about as far as most people are capable of casting, myself included. As for advice is it any worse than being told to forget zigs and learn how to fly fish?? Really.
  14. How far do you think you can cast with a fly line????????
  15. I can't comment about the pigeon conditioner but I use 2 x 20L buckets a week, one of hemp and one of maize. As long as you don't use sugar you should be OK. I have added salt before but it didn't seem to make any difference. It will smell a bit funky by the end of the week as it starts to ferment a bit but I quite like the smell......... Put the lids on the buckets at night as rats seem to go crazy for it near the end of the week. Good luck by the way.
  16. A lot depends on the flow of water and the make up of the river bed. Generally the bait doesn't move as far as you'd expect but it also depends on how you apply the bait. For instance Vitalin can be balled up very solidly and sink like a rock or be left sloppy to flow downstream and create a trail of particles.
  17. Even the rivers can get busy sometimes.. The wierpool behind me has 8 anglers on it tonight, some were there from Thursday evening to get the swims they wanted for the start of the season. I've been prebaiting a swim for 4 weeks now but no-one's on it the moment so I'm down there tomorrow morning for 3 days
  18. The river season starts imminently............ anyone else excited or is it just me???
  19. Have you filled your spool up to the lip?? If so that can cause crack offs on braid. Make sure the level of the braid is 4-5mm below the lip of the spool and you might well solve the problem.
  20. Thanks Terry, I had a look round the 2 lakes, they look OK but a bit busy for me.... I'll stick to the rivers for the moment, thanks.
  21. Hi all, Has anyone fished either of the 2 lakes?? I'm interested in Lenton 1 particularly.
  22. A friend of mine had to go urgently in winter. I took him ages to get his one piece suit down to his knees by which time he was so desperate he just had to squat and go......... Afterwards he pulled his suit on and put the hood up, only to find he'd been in such a rush that he'd dropped one in his hood.
  23. In regards to money as far as im concerned if the money isnt there to shut a lake when your fish spawn for two weeks or so then you shouldnt have a fishery, Should be an EA rule that when a lake is under spawning they shut for a period of time!! Would you apply that just to Carp or all other species in a lake??
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