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  1. Cheers for the replies. I have some soaked and boiled nuts currently soaking in betalin ready for the spring. Casting isn't a problem as I drop from a bait boat with a PVA bag enclosure. I'll be crushing and drying some for PVA bags.
  2. Cheers, I've been using very few tigers as free offerings, less than a dozen on each rod. The fish do spook off large beds of bait so I can imagine if there's a concerted baiting campaign they'll get fed up and avoid tigers in a pretty short space of time, hence why I'm looking for an edge over tigers before they blow. I did well last season on tigers but even better when i crushed them and mixed some hemp in too, as fas as i know no one else tried that so I'll keep on with the same approach but change to a brazil nut as hookbait on one or 2 rods and see what happens.
  3. Cheers, unfortunately I'm not the only one using them, they've been used on and off for years but came into their own last season. But the secret is out now and I've been chatting to a few other members, the consensus seems to be that a lot of them will be fishing tigers next season. I'll carry on with them on one or 2 rods but I reckon that brazils will give me an edge.
  4. Does anyone have a tried and tested brazil nut rig please? I'm looking to move away from tigers next season and fish Brazil's over a small amount of chopped tigers and hemp as a way to stay ahead of the curve, tigers have done well for a couple of seasons but are becoming known so I expect them to blow soon. I'm fishing tigers on a short, stiff D rig with 2 small pieces of ziglite foam and 2 undrilled tigers. Would something similar be viable for Brazils or should I look for something different? TIA
  5. If I still lived down that way (grew up around your neck of the woods and lived in Carshalton till about 15years ago) I'd be looking at the CEMEX/RMC tickets.
  6. Fished it once, early spring in Hooters. Look for the bar feature not too far out, it's deep, about 17ft IIRC. Took one fish on an overnighter, 27lb common. Can't remember what bait beyond it being a boilie over some particles.
  7. Don't neglect a PVA bag when using a boat, a heavy mix will create a smaller baited area so a PVA bag in the middle of a strong baited area would be a good place to start. Try different baiting patterns, keep the boat running forward as you drop, try particle hoppers to get a line of bait, use boilie tubes to get a long line of boilies. Or just use a single bait with a small stringer in a spot that wouldn't normally see a bait.
  8. I use braid from China that I buy from eBay, £25 or so for 1000yards, I fill all 3 reels with it a couple of times a season.
  9. Delves in Thorne but not the best place to be overnight IMHO. Head South a bit more for A1 pits and Cromwell.
  10. I'm looking at this from a different viewpoint. If it were me I'd be looking for the best water to be able to stay on and plan my bait to that one water. That way you can build up the bait without having to worry about not being back there to get the benefit of the bait. Is it possible to just concentrate on one water and stick with it or do you HAVE to flit about? For one bait to saty with I'd go for The Krill by Sticky Baits, awesome in frozen and shelfies, lots of variations of hookbaits available, as are pellets and liquids to give you the edge. And it's proven to work, check out the c
  11. I have 3 FX11s and love them to bits. Easy to use, cast like a dream, the clutch is easy to use, 2 line clips, 2 spools and they look great. They aren't the easiest to get hold of, they sell out quickly so when you make your mind up go for it. Probably the best reels I've ever owned.
  12. Just agreed to buy an old Delkim TXi, one of mine is playing up so I wanted a spare as a back up, just in case. Bit of a bargain, £32 delivered inc postage and Paypoo fees, I won't send £££ as a gift, too risky.
  13. If you have royal approval then take your time and get a Trakker, Go Outdoors do good deals on them.
  14. Are you sure about this? I only ask as I've just had 7 weeks off work, I planned on fishing 4 days every week but in the end I found I couldn't do it, after a few weeks I realised that the sessions were getting shorter, I'd planned to fish 4 days and went home after 2 and so on. Sessions got cancelled, family became far more important. And who's to say your gonna catch? It can get very boring just sitting there not catching, it becomes a chore. Especially when the weather's crap, it was for a few weeks of my time alone and I found I wanted to go home but couldn't because the rain was lashi
  15. I only mentioned it as we had a great time there a few years back and it fills up quickly. I'd be happy to get involved with the organisation if need be.
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