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  1. Clues in the title really, when I was younger and just starting out, some bits of kit I would have given a kidney for: fox mini micron alarms, Steve neville alarms, shimano 6010 baitrunners, solar sod pod and the century big Bertha spod rod, (any century rods really) I actually saw one in the flesh the other day and offered to buy it! What kit did you crave from years ago, that have vanished now?
  2. 17lb linear stalked on freelined dog biscuit. Only had about 3hrs so headed to this lil town pond. First time I’ve ever fished it.
  3. I moved this to a July catch report thread cracking fish Elmo, very well done. 👍👍
  4. What’s wrong with the old carrier bag in the bait bucket routine?? 🙄
  5. Well I do occasionally… one or two of my swims are lined with ballast, which after a wet winter set to concrete, so no sticks will get in there! I used cygnet sticks in the past, now I’ve got some stainless but I forget which make, but they were around £12 a stick, they’ve lasted ages. I’ve had cheap sticks in the past, but it is a wasted expense. Buy cheap buy twice. If I want to make a pilot hole, I’ll use either a threaded bivvy peg or a storm stick, they seem to work out quite well.
  6. That’s what I tell the Wife, if I’m not doing an overnighter then it’s not a “proper” fishing trip so I don’t deduct any brownie points! As it is, I’ll be on the beach before she wakes up and I’ll be feeding floaters into a match lake while she’s at work, so they “don’t count” when it comes to hours fished… to be fair to my other half, she’s never once complained about me getting the rods out, she often tells me to go! Often she complains because I haven’t decided when or where I’m going to in time for her to make her own plans! She spent two hours watching monster carp today, will happily have a go with a floater rod and often joins me with her own rod when summer mackerel fishing - although she usually catches more than me so I don’t invite her often!
  7. I’m not out this weekend mate, well I’m going bass fishing for the morning tide then might go stalking tomorrow evening… (but they don’t count!) garden looking good mate, cypry points for sure!
  8. Just brought some 3 & 3.5oz heli leads, a new baiting needle, some leadcore drop off bead kit thingies, some bait bands and some size 8 super specialist wide gape hooks.
  9. I only use a 50” oval brolly, if it’s needed, I haven’t used my proper bivvy in years. I asked a few fisheries why they don’t allow tents etc, their reply was simple, it came down to insurance - they are not running a campsite their insurance apparently won’t allow tents. How true that it is and what the legal difference between a blue tent and a green bivvy is, I couldn’t say!
  10. I do a lot of margin fishing, and dependant on substrate I will use either bottom baits (90%) of the time, or a really low lying pop up, usually on a spinner rig if it’s a bit choddy. My go to rig choice would be a bottom bait, with half a dozen boilies or broken baits around it, I want something that is discreet and only a mouthful for a carp. On my waters, everyone, (me included and I bet most carp anglers) take their old baits off the hair on the recast and chuck them in the edge, carp are aware of this and will ghost the margins looking for these. That’s what I’m trying to replicate, I’ll happily fish a single bottom bait in the margins, especially if I have seen carp visiting the same place. To my mind, a big pva bag with a blatant pop up would be too obvious, but every water is different!
  11. Just had a double take, one was a 5lb eel!! 😳😳😳 he was promptly returned, the other was a 23lb 3oz common so I gathered the photographers, lifted the sling onto the mat, unveiled her in all her majesty, held her up for the first pic… when she decided enough was enough and she leapt out of my arms and into the pond, unphotographed… our combined laughter soon rang out over the East Sussex countryside…
  12. 18lb 10oz, still got tonight and the morning hot spell to go. catching its breath in the retainer, all unzipped so it can swim out when ready.
  13. all set up for another overnighter on zombie sheep lake
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