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About harpz_31

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  1. I found the gardner nuggets a bit big and the nylon zip always busts on me so now I use the taska nuggets
  2. How to fish this water

    to get back to the original question im fishing a lake that's stocked with plenty of tench and bream and so far ive had over 60 carp 2 tench and 1 roach and zero bream not sure if its bait or baiting method or both but its worked well for me on a few waters over the last 6/7 years when I changed from mainly spodding to out and out boilie fishing I use liver boilies over large baiting area and use a little and often approach and very rarely catch anything other than my targeted species
  3. have you tried earl of Harrington in derby, not fished it personally but they have a dedicated carp water then there is pride of derby with the main carp lakes (pride lake and olvers lake) needing a premium ticket and the waiting list is 3 or 4 years long a1 pits stinks of poo literally, you can see the bog roll hanging from the trees but at £15 for 24 hours its cheap ncb area 5 in Ilkeston has a few lakes main 1 being manor floods (where I cut my teeth many moons ago)and needs a separate syndicate ticket or you can fish the famous mapperley res and theres trent view a newish day ticket water the other side of Nottingham from you moore green syndicate but at £600 its a bit on the steep side ajs fisheries has a few syndicate lakes and is well worth a look
  4. Avoiding KHV........

    The lake im fishing atm has khv and if you look on the government website at the numbers of venues infected its probably doubling every year its not just fishery managment that need to take action but anglers as well but I think its going to spread to most places within 15/20 years and places like linear are at huge risk I'm not fishing any other venue until ive finished on this 1 and then im getting new nets slings sacks and matts To answer your question I think khv is spread through direct contact with infected fish and water from affected venues so your bucket idea is a must really Of and I know quite a few match anglers who say the net dips dont work and only drying your gear in direct sunlight kills the virus
  5. How much bait to use on a day session?

    if it was me fishing this venue id have a walk round at first light I usually find this is 1 of the best times to see signs of feeding fish when ive found the best spots on a few pegs id try and fish 2 different spots and bait about 60 baits per spot and if 1 spot gets more runs then move all rods to that spot if im fishing into silt id start off with a 9" braid hook link and if the fish are a bit riggy id use a kd rig with a drilled out bait with a no6 shot wrapped in putty about 40mm from the hook as for how much bait id put it throughout the day it would depend on what activity I was getting in the swim but regardless id put in 30 baits in every 3/4 hours at this time of year most people have a different baiting approach but ive always found match style little and often works well as they say once its in you cant take it out again
  6. New bivvy

    Money isnt really an issue as long as u can see where your cash is going Ive bought a few avid bits over the last few months and im quite impressed so might have a look at their bivvies
  7. New bivvy

    Im in the market for a new bivvy and wouldnt mind a few suggestions Ive got a wideboy bedchair so its gotta fit that Ive currently got a armo v3 and its sucks, probably the worst bit of gear ive bought, 3 pegging points have ripped a chain in the poles has snapped the pole joints have split and had to replace the pegs within a year
  8. Would you "experiment"?????????

    Had to check I was on carp.com when I saw the header for this topic and not some how found my way onto grinder
  9. 2.75 or 3lb TC?

    if it was me I go for the heavier rod I think the benefits from a higher tc outweigh the drawbacks
  10. Women and Fishing

    my missus hates fishing and visiting me fishing and in 17 years has only been to see me fishing twice (twice to many) but loves it when I sod off for 2/3 days at a time so she can have some peace n quiet or as I suspect some other chap round but who cares im fishing best relationship EVER
  11. Length of hair / KD Rig

    Ive never used the kd rig as a pop up rig, I always used it critically balanced with fake corn but had the hair finishing at the bend of the hook which is usually 10mm to the bottom of the bait to the hook My all time favourite rig and wouldn't use anything else for fishing over particles
  12. Length of hair / KD Rig

    Absolutely awesome rig Always use a curve shank hook in any brand you've got faith in I personally use korda hooks and nash bullit braid
  13. Club Waters and Sydicates

    happened on a lake I used to fish manor floods in Ilkeston, the club added a premium ticket fee to the lake of £100 on top of the season ticket fee but theres 4 or 5 30s and loads of 20s and a 2 year waiting list so as long as theres people willing to pay clubs and land owners will hike up prices im on the syndicate im on because its a stunning venue and its off limits to the public so for me that alone is worth the £300 ticket price
  14. Micro Barbed Hooks

    I think you've got to use some common sense and use appropriate line for the style of fishing your doing so to minimise loosing fishing when using barbed hooks I don't know about everyone else but I go fishing to catch fish so the slight increase in lip damage is worth it to fish on the bank ratio the nature of fishing is damaging to a fish both physically and mentally so if it bothers you that much maybe flog up and get some golf clubs
  15. Suggestions on a new Bivvy

    im 6'4" and 18 stone and used to use it when I took my nephew fishing and got 2 bed chairs in easily but it was about 7 years ago maybe my memory isn't as good as I think it is or maybe my definition of easily isn't the same as yours but got all my gear and 2 bed chairs and room in between the 2 for getting in and out