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newmarket last won the day on June 5

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  • Birthday 28/07/1993

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    Deepest ,darkest,Grays...a quiet little hamlet , nestling on the banks of the Thames .NOT.
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    fishing , west ham utd

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  1. That’s how I see the goal posts , buzz bars etc , might as well use a pod … I like the rod tip pointing at the bait if possible too for indication purposes. Always try to be practical rather than tarty .
  2. I would say absolutely nothing 🤣
  3. Hey you lot , I have a question . What possible practical advantage can you get (and I say you cos I won’t be doing it) by using sticks & buzzbars as opposed to a pod ?
  4. Meaning it as a compliment Steve I would consider you quite Old Skool when it comes to this fishing lark so I have a lot of respect for any suggestions or info you come up with ( despite your choice of football team 😊). Which Sticks do you employ ? I bet you’ve had em for Donkeys …
  5. Hi fellas, there are surprisingly few threads on here about Banksticks so thought it ok to start a fresh one … can’t stand Pods , for a number of reasons , and it’s single sticks all the way for me . I recently bought some new ones made by a company called Lidsters that I found on EBay but they’re really skinny lightweight and not up to the job especially on the gravelly swims at my new lake , probably down to my decrepit arms and hands as much as anything but they were cheap so I gave em a go and to be honest were not even as good as the cheapo silver Dinsmore sticks that I bought decades ago . Therefore I’m looking to invest . I found some half decent looking sticks made by a company called Taska that look a definite upgrade at a tenner a piece ( and I need 6) . Has anybody had any experience of these or indeed any Taska stuff to give me an idea on quality ? Or is it a case here of you get what you pay for with Banksticks ? Im not a fan of anything stainless really and I prefer Black/Dark colours and came across the pro lite carbon sticks by JAG which look the business but costing about £180 which would hurt for about ten minutes but at the end of the day is it worth shelling out for better ? Or is it a case of not really mattering about the quality of the sticks and more to do with getting a grip on a way of getting the damned things in the ground ? I’ve noticed Jag and Century amongst others do twisty things to help screw your sticks into the ground and some companies sell stabilisers to help keep the sticks in place along with screwy stands for use on wooden platforms but they APPEAR to be for their sticks as opposed to for universal generic sticks … I’ve even seen diggers to pre-make holes to slide your sticks into . Do these things work ? I’d have thought if you have trouble with getting sticks in the ground , stabilisers won’t be any easier ? Does the quality and cost matter or is it just me being Carp at it ? 😊 Discussion and recommendations if you please Gentlemen . And the first person to mention a Pod , I’ll get Nick to ban ‘em 🤣🤣🤣🤣
  6. It’s like they’ve literally reproduced an advertisement off of a Chinese website such as Alibaba or AliExpress. I doubt Anybody , even complete novices will be sucked in by that surely ? Even a reputable tackle companies lead clips can be and are death rigs in the wrong hands anyway . Just my sixpence worth 😊
  7. Very nice mate , good luck with it 👍🏻
  8. That’s quite a decision Phil , I bet you’re excited , I would be . Barbel on the agenda ?
  9. I had one last weekend, not as big of course , that jumped out of the net a lot quicker than I got it in there . I quickly looked around to see if anyone had seen 😳😊. Congrats Ouchy , sounds like a fine fish 👍🏻
  10. 20kg of fresh Essential B5 (reluctantly but I’ll get the same rate I previously got for 10kg)in a mixture of 16 & 20 mil so there’ll be a lot of air drying going on . Boosted hard hookers (20mm) in both B5 and Black Snail . Also some paste in both flavours with which to roll my big boy baits . Those Mainline scoffers won’t know what’s hit ‘em 😊
  11. The only reason that Bivvy will be going up first is so it can . If last week is a guide those little cypri-tornado’s won’t give me any peace and if the weathers a bit iffy next time then I wanna make sure I can get the wrap on before the heavens open 🙄
  12. Hi Nick mate. Ya know , I literally never got time to have a play with the brolly . setting my rods up first to get fishing really bit me on the bum . Next time I’ll be setting up “camp” first 😊. Time on the lake will hopefully teach me about any particular big-Ger fish locations , the owner appears to be quite transparent and forthcoming with info like that as is his trusty Bailiff so I’ll be working on it , but ya know mate , I’m not one of these people that expect all the work done for them . You probably haven’t read this phrase on here for a while but I’m quite content to do my apprenticeship on this little lake and learn as I go . I’m just so happy to be out of the Essex day ticket rat race . It’s small it’s quiet and it’s local , and I don’t have to dump in a carrier bag .🤣I really couldn’t ask for more at the moment . I contacted Mike Wilmott who advised me to not only try large double hookbaits , slicing off flat spots and mounting two baits together , but also make my own big 40millers using paste . Its the identical paste the B5/Black Snail boilies are rolled from , I just need a bit of guidance when the time comes as to boiling times for such huge baits . I’ll want em hard but not too hard that I can’t hair rig em . You lot have always been a huge help to me in my fishing and I take everything on board and I’ll be trying all suggestions . But as I say , I’m in no rush . Even if I only fish with one rod . With such an empty lake the stalking opportunities will be endless . So far I’ve met one other Carp Angler and 2 pole fishermen in a whole weekend . And I’m told that was busy .
  13. Bream ? 😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣
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