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andy52

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    andy52 got a reaction from blanksalot in Weighing Fish   
    Sure that's a forty, you need to sort your scales out mate
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    andy52 got a reaction from Carpbell in Silly questions - an anonymous way to ask   
    B&F no longer exist, company folded and started trading as TB Feeds ( if memory serves) personally I wouldn't touch em
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    andy52 got a reaction from hawkman in Hello everyone   
    Hi John, welcome
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    andy52 got a reaction from billybaltic in Soaking frozen boillies   
    Get your own freezer( I got 2 ) full of bait
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    andy52 reacted to grangemilky in Get in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   
    Weekly shower? Who are you, the queen?
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    andy52 got a reaction from salokcinnodrog in The Future   
    What about a hook link that shortens at the touch of a button
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    andy52 got a reaction from bigfish63 in The Future   
    You guys been reading " bivey tramps 2"?
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    andy52 reacted to grangemilky in The Future   
    I also predict more rip off products that are misspelt using a 'K' instead I a 'C'
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    andy52 got a reaction from dalthegooner in The Future   
    What about a hook link that shortens at the touch of a button
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    andy52 reacted to luke_bristol in this forum caught me this winter twenty ;)   
    Been a very stubborn advocate of lead clips for a couple of years and have steadfastly refused to use a running rig, until today when I broke a run of ten blanks on my difficult club water with this peach at twenty lbs exactly
     
    Was also my first time out on Daiwa sensor (after binning Korda subline), which I would never have used (along with a running rig) were it not for all the praise it gets on here
     

     
    Had to fight through ice to get it in
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    andy52 reacted to dalthegooner in Soaking frozen boillies   
    The power supply to a freezer is not IP rated and is not designed to be installed outdoors. In order to ensure life safety, do NOT follow this advice.
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    andy52 got a reaction from snowmanstevo in come on then, what pets you got or would like   
    Cheers guys
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    andy52 got a reaction from theobeeus in Soaking frozen boillies   
    Get your own freezer( I got 2 ) full of bait
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    andy52 reacted to theobeeus in River Wye Hereford   
    amazing river quite possibly best coarse fishing river in England too, massive perch, great pike, amazing barbel, all sorts
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    andy52 reacted to nigewoodcock in come on then, what pets you got or would like   
    Sorry to hear that matey. Xxx
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    andy52 reacted to johnplumb in come on then, what pets you got or would like   
    So sorry Andy , Thought I was looking at a picture of our black cat when I saw Purrdi , his sister was run over 10 years ago
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    andy52 reacted to dalthegooner in come on then, what pets you got or would like   
    Sorry to hear that Andy 
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    andy52 reacted to snowmanstevo in come on then, what pets you got or would like   
    Sorry about that mate
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    andy52 reacted to Gaz in come on then, what pets you got or would like   
    thats the worst thing about having pets
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    andy52 reacted to dalthegooner in Weighing Fish   
    Any scales require regular calibration to ensure that they are accurate. Moving parts are prone to wear and tear, which will affect accuracy.
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    andy52 reacted to smufter in Weighing Fish   
    Before using my new ones, I trial weighed a few things from the kitchen that I knew the weight of. Bags of sugar (1kg and 2kg) and one of the wifes cakes (25kg  ) lol! amongst other things. Packed my tackle bag out, weighed it on the bathroom scales (which I know are accurate) and again tried it on the Ruebens. Bang on correct. So that was my way of testing them out. I caught a lovely 18lb Perch on Wednesday by the way
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    andy52 reacted to ouchthathurt in boilies or dead maggots in winter   
    Fortunatley its now spring time!!!
     
    I am a real boilie user, no matter what time of year. i firmly believe that carp will continue to feed throughout the year once you establish a high quality HNV bait. I will start prebaiting with a HNV bait that i intend to use over the year, feeding it in spots where i can see the carp feeding, once ive got evidence that they are feeding on it, I.E. i actually see them troughing it down or areas ive previously baited are getting cleared up and cleaned off, then i will start to up the feed over the months whilst fishing and when on prebait missions. by the time winter comes around, the carp are used to feeding on my HNV bait that it is recognised as a food source. if you continue to feed during the winter, the carp will recognise a constant food source and continue to feed in the cold as carp will continue to feed if the energy gained from their foodsource exceeds the energy exerted to find it. if the carp cannot get enough energy from their foodsource, whatever it is, they will have no choice but to slow down to conserve what little energy they have left. if they can aquire lots of energy from their food, they continue to move about, happily burning energy, which they then happily feed on your HNV bait - giving you a chance of catching it! So long as the bait keeps going in, they should keep eating it all winter giving you endless chances for success.
     
    A few seasons back i did the method described above, using "premier aminos 2000/GLM with a salmon oil, betaine, sugar, and a blue cheese flavour with a few other additives which i forget now it was a mike willmot appitite stimulator i think, anyway, i fed it in all year, and come winter, on xmas eve, i had a brace of 20s. the 1st fish was still in the net when the 2nd rod rattled off! This lake was rock hard, 5 fish a season was doing really well, i had over 20 fish that season all feeding well on my chosen HNV bait any time of year.
     
    Incedentally, i had been using the same premier aminos/GLM base with salmon oil and just changing the flavour each season, maple the year before blue cheese, mixed herbs before that, all worked extremely well, i could even chop and change with no impact on results. makes you think, i put the flavour in yet it made no effect on results, it was the base the carp were looking for and feeding on, the flavour was errelevant!
     
    My new "hard-speccie" lake has been subject to a baiting campaign with mainline Cell for the last 4 months, although admittedly the lake has been closed for the last 3 months due to otters/flooding (anyone see my regiment helping out with the floods eh???) the pressure was off for the fish as no one could angle for them, so just bait going in. went yesterday, there at 9am, 22lb ghostie common on Cell pop up over a mahoosive Pva bag of midi pellet - no Cell free bait this time, i wanted the only Cell boilie the carp found to be my hookbait!
     
    I have found that time and time again, if you choose a high quality HNV bait and apply it to your chosen water over the year, you will reap the benefits, rolling your own keeps the cost down, better than readymades, with next to no nutritional value, and cheaper then frozen readymades, which although are nutritionally superior, can be cost prohibitive. i have often found it cheaper to make my own, then it is also unique, as you add your own goodies.
     
    i find that this baiting campaign works really well, by carrying on throughout the colder months, adapting the feed levels to the weather conditions, you can continue to catch in the winter.
     
    Indeed, how many more carp would some anglers catch if they continued their heavy feeding tactics of the summer into colder weather. rather than switching to "fashionable" single hi viz pop ups as soon as it gets cold, when the carp still wanna big load of grub?!? Maybe we have conditioned some carp to shut down in winter as we all suddenly cut off their winter food supply, meaning they can no longer replenish lost energy as their high energy foodsource has been cut, so they slow down and shut down. Lakes are a large body of water which have been progressively adsorbing heat all summer, they dont get freezing cold straight away but will cool down gradually. obviously the amounts you feed need to be adjusted in relation to the weather, but i think we actually miss out by stopping the feed as it gets cold.
     

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    andy52 got a reaction from newmarket in Hello from Cornwall   
    Thinking of getting rid of the rhino, cleaning the litter tray's getting a bit much
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    andy52 reacted to theobeeus in still cant find any carp   
    If I can't catch during the day then I'm not interested.
     
    Then maybe it is time to try another lake
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    andy52 reacted to salokcinnodrog in Otter Petition 2014   
    Predation Action Group covers much of that I believe
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