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yonny

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  1. yonny

    What is your newest purchase

    That'd do nicely eh🐋
  2. yonny

    What is your newest purchase

    It works for all species including carp buddy, a very underused tactic.
  3. yonny

    Your favourite capture

    Lethal pesticides released by man that poisoned our rivers!
  4. yonny

    Your favourite capture

    Pretty sure under current law it'd be like starting a petition to make robbery legal 😂
  5. yonny

    Your favourite capture

    It's a European protected species so it's not up to our government (until Brexit anyway lol).
  6. yonny

    Your favourite capture

    That petition was a complete joke buddy, it was never going anywhere. It was for "For the introduction of non-lethal means of control of the Otter (Lutra- lutra)" when a license to trap and relocate (i.e. none lethal) otters is already available. They were petitioning for something that already exists! No one is going to change things for us in the short term, we need to do it ourselves. If the waters you fish aint being fenced you need to persuade them to fence it, and assist with the costs, or walk away. The time for shouting for change is way passed, it's too late already. There is no "if" buddy. The rivers are almost empty already.
  7. yonny

    Ns1 or acid pear

    The NS's have a proven track record over many years. Of the two I'd go for them.
  8. yonny

    Specialized hookbaits

    Sounds like you had moisture in the tub mate. They're really sensitive to moisture, you have to be careful.
  9. yonny

    Spider Spod

    I agree mate, we were playing around with it wondering how the hell it opens. Those magnets are mega strong!
  10. yonny

    Your favourite capture

    Unbelievably the very day I wrote that (yesterday) just so happened to be the day I saw my first otter on Grantham Canal! Last night I was on my usual mountain bike hoon along the canal and I spotted a pair of eyes in the torch light at water level on the far side. I assumed it was a fox drinking (there's loads of foxes round here) but as I got closer it became clear exactly what it was. It had already clocked me (I use 2 x very high power lights for night biking) and as I got nearer it turned, climbed the steep bank (giving me a crystal clear look at it), and did the off into the undergrowth. I was a bit taken aback tbh.... I've seen plenty of mustelids in my time including loads of mink but this thing was bloomin' massive. I've been spotting signs of otters all last year along that stretch and didn't spot one carp in 2018 where as previously I knew exactly where they could be found. I'm basically taking that sighting as confirmation those carp are gone.
  11. yonny

    Your favourite capture

    Plenty of signs of otters up and down Grantham canal - and very few signs of carp as a result. I'd expect similar all around the country tbh.
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    Specialized hookbaits

    Any time buddy. A funny story..... one year I was doing rather well on a syndicate near me. There were 2 other guys catching more than everyone else too. Three of us in total catching maybe 80% of the fish. It got to autumn and I was present for a capture with one of these guys - his hookbait was an S2. He was gutted I'd clocked it until I told him that the S2's are what I'd been catching on too (we'd both been keeping it quiet lol). As a result of this we then spoke with the third guy that was smashing it and guess what..... he was on the S2's as well. So the three top rods had all been using the same hookbaits completely independently of one another. Coincidence? Maybe. Personally that is enough evidence for me to indicate that those hookbaits are bit special.
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    Specialized hookbaits

    Yeah, they're pricey but they're worth it. It's not the rolling that costs. It's the curing process. He might as well have. It's a mental process they go through. I've used: S2 - As an all-rounder this is probs one of the best hookbaits money can buy. Works all year. F1 - Brilliant in winter/early spring. A bit different to anything else you've tried. GLMF - Awesome dark spicy hookbaits. Best used over bait I've found. I've used the cork balls and the crushed cork options. Both awesome but I prefer the crushed cork - more versatile. They're not the kind of hookbaits you use on overstocked puddles/commercial lakes, it would cost you a fortune. For tricky lakes when you need something that little bit special to compete, these are the nuts. I completely understand those that aint prepared to pay that kind of money, it's fair play. I've caught a lot of big fish on these which justifies it for me.
  14. yonny

    Your favourite capture

    Jesus. Not good.
  15. yonny

    Your favourite capture

    Brutal @chillfactor. That's a real shame mate. Gutted for you.
  16. yonny

    eBay

    We do that too! Great tip. We got a 12 ft oak dining table for a tenner because it was up as a dinning table lol. It's worth a fortune!
  17. yonny

    Cromwell Lake Fishery

    Essential on any water that it dude..... but.... you can give yourself a head start here: https://www.cromwelllake.com/lake-and-contour-maps/
  18. yonny

    2019 Plans

    Nope. No plans to fence. Just greedy.
  19. yonny

    2019 Plans

    Innit! I've heard on the grapevine they've already arrived! 😮 So basically species are potentially no longer protected? Would that also mean all waters on SSSI's could be fenced if the land owner funded it?
  20. yonny

    2019 Plans

    I wouldn't hold your breath buddy. Not gonna happen.
  21. yonny

    2019 Plans

    The one I'm leaving is yes. I had another ticket lined up which has jumped from 650 to 1100 quid just like that. Not fenced either. Needless to say I won't be joining lol.
  22. yonny

    2019 Plans

    Parco again Kev? You and me both mate.
  23. yonny

    Low stretch mono

    Exactly 👍
  24. yonny

    Lightest smallest baitrunner

    There's a few mate. A DL FB, an ST FB, and an X-Aero, all available in 2500 or 4000. There may be more too: http://fish.shimano-eu.com/content/fish/eu/gb/en/homepage/freespool-reels.html
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