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  1. Good quality bait... I can knock together a quality bait for very little money using a blender and basic ingredients. Catch a shedload of fish as well. The idea that a good catching boilie needs to cost much is incorrect and irritates me to be honest. The carp are not fussy and eat most things, so stop trying to second guess them and give 'em a bit of what they like. It's not that hard - and there is very little proof about many components sold as carp attractors/stimulators etc... other than someone has sat by a lake and caught a few on it. I done that with a can of sweetcorn, it is s
  2. Steaming or boiling is done - why? To make the egg albumin harden to give bait a skin to stop nuisance fish and aid casting. To bind the bait together. How long do you boil an egg? There is one answer. Steaming - lose less of the attractants V boiling. Boilie recipes are designed for boiling, not steaming and designed to compensate for loss of flavour in the boiling process. So if you steam baits (about 5 mins for 20mm boilie) you need to factor that into your rolling process and adjust recipe, under flavoured definitely best. Carp work on chemo-reception but have taste buds in th
  3. No secrets there, was on the news as had such low water levels back in 2003. Nothing hiding I am afraid, high 20's, maybe scraping 30's biggest possible. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/dec/01/drought-risk-high-england-2012
  4. Are you planning to spod it out then?
  5. You are correct that carp do carry spawn all year round, when they are getting ready to drop they actually take on a lot of water which pushes up the weight divide the weight of the fish by 10 and times by 1.5 and that is (apparently) a rough guide to the 'extra weight' they will put on at spawning times. (25/10 x 1.5)
  6. You'll have to better than that - besides i am not trading atm as you well know and even if i was, its not my money.
  7. Thought that would get a response... Don't agree mate, man manages fish and wildlife, not the other way round. Next time you come across a beautiful lake that looks wild, bear in mind that is because its been looked after, even if it isn't 'obvious'. A bit like when they stopped dredging the Thames recently and we all got told it would find a natural balance - yeh it did, it flooded everywhere and its silting up. I don't think many people who actually live and work in the countryside would share your view it all looks after itself and everything is all our fault - for what? E
  8. Who do you think has managed the fishing stocks for generations to make them what they are today. Why do think they were shot out? Maybe we could bring back wolves and bears as well and release them near towns and villages. They have a right to eat after all. Point being that left to itself nature does not find a perfect balance, it needs to be managed by people, whether it being removing pike or shooting an otter. In the end we shot them all because they are a menace and now our fish stocks are thriving again certain people have decided its a great time to deplete them again - and for
  9. Fish a venue with less than 1 carp per acre and you will soon find out what consistent means...
  10. I think the idea is you slacken off the line and let it swim out
  11. Take lots of maggots and go float fishing. Fish by the wall in a likely looking spot, probably the quietest area or if there are trees near the water anywhere, and see whats about. Chances are if you pleasure fish for a few hours the carp will start to come along. I would start about 6 foot and play around with it. I wouldn't worry about it being deep, just fish it like you would fish anywhere else but if there are no features then the wall is the feature, so they will feed along the bottom of that at least some of the time. Windward end or wherever you reckon food will accumulate for whatever
  12. You would think its just plain common sense really wouldn't you? You will find people who have been fishing longer often still fish this way. Saves a lot of tackle and obviously you want your weakest link to be as close to the hook as possible. People used to fish fairly tight to the lead as well so if we got a drop-back or a carp was mouthing the bait we could hit it. Wary carp will suck and blow a bait and even fan the ground in front of them with their pectoral fins to see how the bait reacts, hence the invention of critically balanced baits for particular venues. The fashion now is
  13. Fantastic mate, really pleased for you! Two twenties is a real result, good dangling fella!
  14. A day with you would be a long long day
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