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  1. I would love to come out of a tackle shop with only spending £60-£70, come to think of it the Mrs would love it too, im sure. As for kits mate, you'd be much better off saving your money and buying quality items (yes they are more expensive) little and often, rather than trying to get a complete kit at a lower price, i can assure you that th kit in these packs arnt worth the trouble.. Swivels, hooklinks, and hooks are all things that you really dont want to be getting wrong, think fish safety, as for other things such as hair stops, if things are really tight there is a number of things that can be used that will cost next too or nothing.. eg: spaghetti, grass, small piece of match stick, abit of reed etc etc, In my honest opinion, treat yourself to a decent tackle box, get your bear essentials and then when you have a couple of spare quid treat yourself, before long you'll have a full box (and then probably end up only useing a quarter of it anyway)
  2. 32 miles round trip, normally made upto 5-7 times a week
  3. Where abouts you from, i may be able to get hold of one for you mate.
  4. Cheer's all, I've finally settled onto a water that i like (apart from lack of fish ) but all in there are stunning and run to a good weight, with a couple of added bonuses... Stoogi, jealousy will get you no where
  5. Just the one for me last year even though i put in alot of time and effort, was hoping for some more but hopefully this will be my year?....... 24lb on the nose p.s dont ask about the face
  6. Are the legs, line thats been blobbed with a lighter???
  7. Fake corn at the eye of the hook, fake tigernut, aint got a clue what you used for the legs though ??????????? Look good whatever its made from
  8. Just upgraded from the Stealth to the STI brollie, might take a couple more minutes to set up, but no annoying storm poles in the way, alot more stable, no ribs to bang head on (although i do miss hanging stuff on them ) and generally more room. But did use the Stealth for at least 5-6 years and never once had a problem with it.
  9. You can buy them new for £99, but as you said a really good reel He also says that he got 2 reels for £110
  10. You can take pretty much what you like on a bus, you my be chargerd for the pleasure though (thinking about im sure you will be charged for it) Will travel pretty much anywhere to fish for a day session or longer, if there is something there i want to catch. My new water is approx 10/15 miles away (but can be upto an hours drive )
  11. Daiwa Sportmatics for my carp fishing (and pike on large rivers, lakes) (currently looking at some new ones though as these are getting abit old and rattly) Shimano GTE-B's for my barbel, bream and tench fishing (and pike if fishing the smaller river) Shakespeare Mach 1 for float/course fishing (not used much and lost my last reel ) And i have a Centre pin that i used when in the mood for some traditional style fishing, used for all of above apart from pike, cant remember make though, i will update when i get to it...
  12. Good for trying new bait/rigs on, so you aint sat behind your rods wasteing time and effort on your priority water"s", and as said above for abit of a catch up between freind and still have the chance of a fish or two, personaly though they are just holes in the ground with very little to look at, although on some the wildlife is quite freindly and tamer which can be nice (unless its the rats ) also, i think there good places to get beginners hooked on fishing. Again as has been said, not to keen on the type of people that are drawn to some of these lakes, and most lakes are there for profit only with no fish care enforced, especially on matches which are held on these waters most weeks.
  13. Dont forget that the salt in sea water will deteriorate any tackle and espically your line much quicker than normal fresh water will.......
  14. Like it. Another use for unhooking mats..... A cold wet windy day, and the mutt must of thought it looked nice and warm in there....
  15. http://www.carp.com/carp-forum/viewtopic.php?t=43340
  16. Im lucky enough to work with the canal running alongside our yard and the river being two feilds away, and through the summer mainly, we have "people" fishing them both on a regular basis.....
  17. But in reality there isnt just a few, is there??
  18. When casting with braid (spodding), its normally not having the clutch set tight enough that causes problems, and as you load the rod up with finger on line ready to cast, the clutch slips leading to a very sore finger tip for a day or two. A Finger stall is a sensible choice. Due to braid having near zero stretch, it makes a very poor shock absorber, so some sort of leader will be needed.
  19. (1) Phone, also turns into radio, camera, games console, and internet... (2) Fags If i could have a 3rd it would have to be the mutt, who can also raise a smile sat on the river bank............. As soon as the kit comes of she turns into a right loopy thing, soon as we hit the bank though she just wants to sit there and watch the world go by....
  20. I own my fair share of camo item's, mainly because i like some of it, other bits were at the right price. Some items such as clothing does make me feel more confidant at times though (as has been stated by Happyhammer) but on the other hand i've left work on numerous occasions in a high viz shirt and kit in the car and caught fish both of bottom and surface, now my experiances have come from non pressured waters, would it be the same on pressured waters??? I also think that blending in with your surrounding is a big part in camo items, not always necessary camo but natural colours (browns, greens and in some cases black)
  21. Just seen that myself, it'll save you a furtune over time. (Cadac used to make the same thing but there hard to find nowdays)
  22. Unless the club own's the tretch of canal,which im sure they dont,would'nt (or has consent from the EA/British waterways) they cannot remove the fish from the water. Even if they had permission to have the fish removed, again im sure the EA would of been in charge and carried out the removal themselves. What happend to the fish?? Who removed them?? Was it dont properly??
  23. Rake on a rope is how most do it, hard work but gets good results, rake as much weed out as poss ten feed over the raked area, this will encourage fish into the area and they will clear the bits you missed as long as the feed keeps going in!
  24. I know a few people on here use the Sundridge wireless alarms and are very happy with them, (and also think there under the £100 mark for a set) im sure someone will be along soon to give you more/better info. P.s Welcome to the forum.
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