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elmoputney

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  1. Hi everyone Not sure if anybody will remember me but I used to be a member years ago, I've been getting the old fishing bug back for a while, and while lots has changed I am older,greyer and nearly bald and married with childrens, I now feel it's time for a return to fishing, I used to love a long session on the bank that seems to be a distant dream, I think an overnighter may be a rare thing but I am hoping to nick the odd short session here and there, I'm going for the first time in a good few years tomorrow and I am buzzing , Anyway hope to be able to join in here and see what's changed in my absense, I am gonna knock up some bait tonight in preparation for tomorrow while the misses is out shhhhhh
  2. Thanks nick I think the 16mm nozzle will be perfect for 20mm boilies i will try a 12mm nozzle next time I think they look and smell pretty good this morning though the ready to be relocated in a carps belly
  3. I thought I would see what's changed since I last angled, I've noticed sponsored lakes are on the up round my way there are Nash lakes and a korda embryo lake, neither really appeal I have to say lots less club waters and more syndicated waters all over the place All the videos I've watched everyone seems to use 2 poles stuck in the ground and casts out in wraps these days not feet or yards ? Bait fashion seems to be krill based or coconut ? Pop ups are still bright , goo was a thing I believe , I just bought a camo bucket will I be slaughtered for it eeek, it does seem like nothing and everything has changed since I was last fishing, but one thing I did notice was you don't get a lot with £50 in a tackle shop these days 😬
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    So what's changed then since I've been gone ?

    I've noticed everyone at the lake I am on seems to be fishing with a slack line these days, I thought that used to be an edge, now it seems common practice
  5. Mixed up another batch of the base mix last night, I had 8 eggs and I think I should've used 7 added a little more basemix though as they were too sticky , I think I may be adding too much yeast into the mix as they seem to be proving quite a bit when in sausage form either that or make a thinner sausage to compensate added 10 more drops of squid though they flipping stink, still a work in progress but learning a little more each time ,
  6. I've spent a while looking at boilie guns and decided the Gardner ones are either not great (plastic) I did own one and it wasn't all that great tbh, or too pricey metal ones, so I've found a cheap caulking gun on eBay with steel tube and I am going to try this they look virtually the same as the others but at a fraction of the cost ? Anyone else done this ? Will let you know how I get on anyway once it arrives,
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    Caulking gun Vs boilie gun

    New gun worked well, cleaned up ok and didn't really struggle to make a sausage,I could almost fit a 500g mix in the tube I didn't take any pics though as I was a little pushed for time, but it saved me about £30 on Gardner's pricing , the model I bought is a newborn 620al on eBay for £10.95 plus postage at present, so I hope as it represents value it's ok to mention it,
  8. I'm just hoping this mild weather doesn't bring them all out again and I can get on one of my spots , stay home it's gonna snow tomorrow if you are going where I am going
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    Caulking gun Vs boilie gun

    Nasty coffee and a 16mm nozzle anyone ? I even got the verniers out 16mm +/- 0.1mm inside diameter and linished for a smooth finish, were sausaging all over the world
  10. Looks a nice place to be old school, even if the gods arent smiling, good luck I've done 2 pre baits this week hopefully they found them and maybe even fed on some, I'm starting to feel like sooner or later I'll get my chance, would be nice if it came tomorrow though
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    Tell me about bobbins and bite indication...

    Just coat some digestives in clear resin cure them and hey presto biscuit bobs are born
  12. Mrs Putney is going out with the kids tomorrow already arranged before I asked lovely jubbly, late night bait making a go go
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    Tell me about bobbins and bite indication...

    I just use these for everything cos they are cool 😎
  14. Thanks pukka carp I went for a walk round yesterday to throw some bait out and actually found a few in a snag, now I've just got to try and convince the misses to allow me a few hours to angle for them this weekend 😬
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    Caulking gun Vs boilie gun

    I picked up my gun today from the post office only had a quick look but it looks a solid piece of kit and probably very similar to the Gardner ones will do a more detailed review when I get to test it
  16. Got my sonik compact chair have to say it it's pretty good quick up and down feels sturdy and doesn't feel under pressure with my super powered BMI oh yeah i'm well above average
  17. Hi Pukka carp I'll be honest I don't know if it is too cold for it, although I haven't had any bites in 3 sessions might be a good idea to run a test though will pop one in a jar and leave it outside and see what happens with it today was a good lesson though thought I did some things well and some not so well tbh I used my marker rod and found a couple of nice spots took a bit longer to hit them than I would like which probably didn't help my chances, one of my rigs came in a bit tangled so need to cure that, but the key one was not spending enough time fish spotting,locating I'm getting closer to catching one though everytime I think, just need to fine tune, I did take some pics of a nice 24lb common though so was nice to see one on the bank
  18. Forgot to add I am going for a morning session before work
  19. What a load of poo I decided I don't want to spend ages making loads of boiled round things for now so I just made some for the hook and some less round hookbaits as for the sausages will be chopped up for loose feed or crumbed up These have the working title of Squilk
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    So what's changed then since I've been gone ?

    I've been visiting earith a bit lately carp lakes gates are usually open for all and sundry to visit, I also got the impression that most were otter fencing apart from ECL up that way
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    So what's changed then since I've been gone ?

    Just started having a read through some of the posts on here very emotive stuff, it's not something I think I can form an opinion on instantly really other than time is limited for me and probably due to being in East Anglia there is a huge chance they have already got into most lakes in the area, so probably wisest to look at places that have been protected or are looking to be for now
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    So what's changed then since I've been gone ?

    I guess otters are a thing that has changed since I was away as well and also something I have been sort of considering but without really knowing too much, I drove through earith and down the lakes the other week and had a chat to the guys who were putting it up at ashmire, but should you fish somewhere that hasn't got them now ? It's all a bit overwhelming I'm not gonna lie , I feel I have a lot of waters I would want to fish round here some haven't got it, could I be wasting my very limited bank time ?
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    So what's changed then since I've been gone ?

    It's not really a gripe just an observation really something that has changed since I was away, I shall reserve judgement completely till I've been living it again. For a while, and have learnt the finer points
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    library???

    I was on a forum for a while and they used to share PDF copys of books in a secret library,not fishing though, in a private section for regular posters
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    Favourite fishing tv programme

    Wotcha Definitely agree on carpcatcher I've spent ages just watching his vids, most of the lakes seem to be near me as well, I am fishing on one of them at the moment, just using a couple of three handfuls, seriously though it's nice to see a real carper and one who isn't afraid to share his story and ideas without the need to stuff products in your face every 10 seconds,
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