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levigsp last won the day on November 20 2018

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  • Birthday 16/10/1948

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  1. Thake a word of advice, buy the M300, you can by pads for it on ebay/amazon for pennies, if you tight, refill the gas canisters[you tube] Clip it to you trouser, belt pocket etc and everywhere you go no biters within 20 feet, they are so unobtrusive you wont notice them. Why buy the big bulky things if not needed. Only time I would use one of them is in a great big indoor area , log cabin or the like.
  2. I cannot believe that you all are happy to spend your money on fancy tackle bait etc and then sit there getting bit or stung or spend money on chemicals to repel both insect and fish, a bit stupid in my book. Spend a little on a Thermacell and be done with all flying insect full stop.
  3. I have fished enough unfished lakes in my time, originally I used naturals [1970s,] then particles including corn[1980s-1990s] now I go all out big 22mm sturgeon pellet and or boilies. I genuinely believe I have wasted a lot of time chasing carp with so so baits, when I should have been using great baits.
  4. No that's not right. Micronized corn looks like cornflakes, it is used in lots of mixed feeds for dogs, horses, sheep, cattle etc. It looks like corn flakes! its precooked to help release all the goodness and the rolled and dried. Many thousands of tonnes are fed to carp asis every year. But if in doubt soak and boil!. If you re boil micronized corn you lose all the sweetness, protein etc.
  5. If you only want to feed it, buy flaked maize [micronized] as there is no need to cook it as its already cooked.
  6. I was actually joking about some of it. But I rent out a 3 acre lake in Derbyshire to a single person who sublets, they get it for £1500 PA from myself. Lakes are worth what's in them, if they contain 10 small carp they will be worth less than 100 small carp, but ten big carp will be worth even more. I wont be back down to my property in Hamps before the summer and no doubt youll want something sorting by then. If you are serious and want to go ahead with something I can put you in touch with someone local.
  7. Just give me a shout, Ill look fish present , we can come to an amicable agreement! Ive had this sort of arrangement a few times.
  8. Just found this and thought Ian might like, then thought maybe a few of you might.
  9. There is a benefit to otters--- meet Lutra, accompanies me to meet school children to teach them the damaged that otters do, after all how else are they meant to learn. The rest of the time it resides above my toilet where I can admire it whilst peeing.
  10. I don't like Beethoven but this come close to changing my mind.
  11. I too have fished a long time and for all types of fish. I agree with Chill, I have met anglers that have recently took up carp fishing, who are better anglers than some who have fished sixty years and I met those opposite way round. What I have noticed is that the anglers who have done it all their lives, generally have a better understanding of nature and the countryside.
  12. I spent some time with Kev on and off the bank. He was very knowledgeable on carp fishing and was a natural caster, something you don't often see. He did rub people up the wrong way, but he loved doing it, it was just him. his last while on this planet wasn't nice at all.
  13. I think people are looking at this from a carp fishing view only. When I started fishing every lake, canal and river was solid on Saturdays and Sundays, the river and canals with match anglers and the lakes with pleasure anglers, then in virtually every harbour in the UK there would be dozens of boats taking anglers out. This reached its peak in the 1970s with a few exceptions, a hand full of lakes in the country were quiet, either because they were private or just unrewarding to the average angler, Wraysbury and surrounding pits comes to mind as does Swarkestone gravel pit. Pits and lakes were dug out in the 1960s and stocked with trout for the close season, most are now closed down used for coarse fish or shooting etc. The number of specimen hunters at that time was very small numbering in the hundreds! Move on to 2018, the number of match and pleasure anglers is a fraction of what in was in 1970 and has not been replaced by carp anglers, although their numbers have massively increased. And virtually every harbour in the UK now has but a handful of angling charter boats and a lot of these sit idol. I well remember seeing every drain and ditch in EA full of anglers, miles upon miles of the Nene, Trent etc full both banks, and sitting in Whitby, Aberystwyth, Southwold and Brixham waiting our turn to leave the harbour in a cue of boats full of working class men hoping to catch some cod or such for the freezer. Over all In the numbers game, there is no comparison the only increase is the number of Carp/specimen anglers.
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