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About harpz_31

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  1. harpz_31


    my best advise is don't be a sheep and just use something because that's what everyone else is using don't get me wrong sometimes it works to follow the crowd but ive found more often than not its best to do the exact opposite to what everyone else is doin for example on the syndicate im fishing i was told when I joined last year everyone fishes over tight beds of pellets so I fish a scattered boilie approach and not only did I catch more than pretty much everyone last year ive already had the 2 biggest fish in the lake out this year finding a bait you've got 100% confidence in isn't one someone can "here use this" and that's the bait for you, it took me a few years to find "the one" and I can honestly say ill never use another boilie again so its worth switching and swapping till you do find it
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    Day ticket waters r most at risk and it should be made compulsory for them to provide nets slings and matts With the amount of traffic you get through places like linear its only a matter of when not if
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    the syndicate im fishing atm has had KHV and was brought in by a match angler as the lake next to ours is a match lake and is connected via a drain when I joined it last year i decided not to fish any other venues until id finished on this 1 as its the only way i can be 100% sure im not spreading the disease and when i do move on ill give the fishery my old slings nets and matts and get new 1s
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    Tackle Tarts Guidance !

    looks like some attachment that goes on a mars rover probably cost as much as well
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    I just let them bite me and use anti histamines to stop the itching
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    El Scorchio

    im just doing 12 hours from 8pm till 8am while the heats up like this no bivvy just the bedchair on the bank
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    Any recommendations?

    I got some tfg boots years ago for walking through the long wet grass on the banks of the river trent and they look very similar to the 1s in cyborgs picture very good boots tho and apart from new laces they still going strong
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    kent particles, anyone used?

    Used to buy ther own brand pineapple boilies years ago and was quite happy with them Also had cell off them in the past and was equally as happy If they still sold the pineapple boilies I'd probably have some but each to their own I spoz
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    Don't laugh

    tfg do 1 called red mist which I believe lee Jackson uses or used like others have said it a gimmick, if it truly did disappear underwater all lines would be red your best bet is to stick to a tried and test line (I use gardner gt hd) and pin it down when possible
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    Hemp seed.

    whats the longest you can store dry hemp ? a match fishing mate of mine said hes had some for 3 years and still uses it
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    Hemp seed.

    the place where I get my boilies from stopped selling uncooked hemp because the quality was stinky winky for the price and that was about 2 years ago when I went online to order my first boilie batch of the year I noticed he's started selling hemp again so im gonna ask him if the quality is better or if he's stopped giving a rats bottom about his customers
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    Carp care

    out of the 80ish fish I had last year only 2 were over 20lb+which is way I put its rare I use a sling but I weigh and photo all fish for records
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    Carp care

    its very rare I take a fish out of the net I think its easier for me and the fish I weigh it in the net and transfer it back to the water in the net ive never really timed it but id say its less that a minute out of the water and is it just me or does anyone else hate it on fishing shows when they say "lets get it straight back" when it looks like they've had it out for ages while rattling to the camera and taking hundreds of pictures
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    A good first bivvy?

    just got a avid basecamper for £168 from angling direct and am well pleased with my first look at it not quite a 2man but bigger than a 1man and fits my wideboy bedchair loads better than my old armo v3 (worst bivvy ive ever had) not sure if it a good first bivvy unless your over 6 foot like me best bivvy ive ever had is a tfg brolly that I got for about £100 and ive had for years, not the comfiest but spot on for a day sesh or quick overnighter