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levigsp last won the day on December 22 2017

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About levigsp

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  1. Snaggy river rigging

  2. Will do Nige, there will be some interesting people there for sure.
  3. Just a point, I am not meaning to disrespect our younger anglers, its simply that everyone needs to fit in. If you think you will fit in with some old grumps feel free to make yourself known.
  4. Hi All, Long story short, I was going to sort this for this year as its a rather special one for me, but due to various personal things its not going to happen. I am willing to arrange an old git social with a difference! not here but in the heart of Carp rearing country Poland. It will be at a place I have thoroughly researched and I know the whole area like the back of my hand. It will be a comfort social over a period of a week, people can come for as many days as they like, but there will be comfortable accommodation close by, so you do not need to live in a bivey 24-7. There are also great eateries close by in the shape of Bar grills and to give you an idea, 4 people eating great grilled meats [pork/chicken, boar, venison] chips, salad, etc and as much as you would normal eat, plus a drink 2 soft drinks +2 pints of beer, came to £16, and the most spent anywhere for the 4 of us cost £30! flights to the area bare cheep. The whole idea is for a bunch of us to have a real social, where we eat, drink have fun etc, oh an catch some proper carp, virgin fish from oz to many lbs. I intend to arrange this for late summer early Autumn [day temps 20s, night 10s] in 2 years time. I already have some takers, just be nice for a few forum friend to join in. Let me know if anyone is interested.
  5. Bait, natural but different.

    Completely different animal, when hides are piled they are salted, the resultant blood brine is a magnet for tiny black buzzers that lay their egg on the hide edge and result in thousands of time maggots. Warbles live under the skin of the live animal and die is the animal dies, but on the living animal the sit under the skin getting larger by the day, eventually burrowing out through the skin, leaving the hide full of holes and useless for leather.
  6. Bait, natural but different.

    Strange they don't bother me in the least if I'm honest, but one sight of a flea, lose or ked and I'm itching all over.
  7. Bait, natural but different.

    I seem to remember having a rather amusing discussion with Del of here about these [don't know if he's still on]
  8. Bait, natural but different.

    Just think Nige does not like flying things, maybe there something in it,but not birds, insects if they lay the eggs of these.
  9. Bait, natural but different.

    Not pleasant, but imagine them crawling up you leg under the skin, through your groin and round your buttock and finally settling under the skin on your back. I most certainly do not wish to come back in a second life, just in case!
  10. Bait, natural but different.

    So, not quite Nick, gadfly are the cattle variety and are notifiable, not seen any since the 70s. These are the Cervus/deer variety, not notifiable and still very common and as it get milder in the uk they are spreading. Incidentally they were only ever notifiable due to them ruining hides, there are no public health issues. Still horrible critters.
  11. Bait, natural but different.

    They are about an Inch long and infest all the Rec deer up here, they are warbles.!
  12. Bait, natural but different.

    Afraid not wasp grubs, these are not dodgy to get but often very tiring and a by product. Almost forgot a lot bigger.
  13. Tips on pre baiting

    Not only cheap but one of the best baits there is.
  14. Dogs and fishing

    In a couple of weeks I head abroad to pick up another puppy, I am going to get to know him very well as I will spend a month or so with him on the bank everyday!, that should achieve two things I think.