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crusian

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    crusian got a reaction from welder in Hovering bird of prey   
    There's Buzzards where I fish in Suffolk , Welder , they always circle high in the sky with a very distinctive call ; only trouble is I need a proper camera , rather than my 'phone , set up on a tripod ready to roll - the Buzzards don't hang around very long .
    Don't get me started on the Kingfishers , stand still , dam it !  , although they're beautiful in flight .
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    crusian got a reaction from elmoputney in October Catch Reports.   
    And helpfully Koi tend to be more visible than mirrors and commons .
     
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    crusian reacted to yonny in Thought of the Day pt.2   
    It has been a very healthy year weather wise. No mental heat waves has meant the carp have continued to feed throughout the entire summer and this is reflected in fish weights. All over the country fish are coming out at top weights, MASSIVE weights. It's also done the environment the world of good. The grass is green and the water is clear, unlike last year when the grass was brown and the water was pea green!
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    crusian got a reaction from kevtaylor in October Catch Reports.   
    And helpfully Koi tend to be more visible than mirrors and commons .
     
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    crusian reacted to kevtaylor in October Catch Reports.   
    I know that by learning that the biggest koi swam with the A Team, I managed to catch the biggest in the pond after spotting the Koi hanging around at the end of a weedy bar one morning.
    He was their downfall in the end even though he was pretty elusive.
    Whether he was a leader or not I'm not sure.
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    crusian got a reaction from kevtaylor in October Catch Reports.   
    Sorry for the delayed reply , Kev - dodgy internet connection.
    Thanks very much for your detailed and very helpful reply .
    😃
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    crusian reacted to yonny in October Catch Reports.   
    I've fished a number of waters on which I swear fish travel and feed in year groups.
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    crusian reacted to kevtaylor in October Catch Reports.   
    I've noticed exactly the same on the 2 stalking waters I've spent a lot of time on, fish hang around, travel, spawn and feed in year groups.
    No doubt whatsoever on that.
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    crusian reacted to elmoputney in October Catch Reports.   
    I have noticed when the ghostie in vermuyden is around there are usually a good few other fish present and actually maybe even being followed when I think about it, it disappeared on my spot fairly recently after circling round it with a couple of mates for a while,I thought for a moment I was going to catch it but not that time the ghostie must've spooked
     
    Get it ghostie , spooked 😳
    Felt like a right kick in the ghoulies that day 😁
     
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    crusian reacted to chillfactor in October Catch Reports.   
    Anyone else noticed that any ornamentals or ghosties tend to be leaders of a decent size shoal? Where they go others follow .
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    crusian reacted to kevtaylor in October Catch Reports.   
    Only time on the lake watching will tell you the answer to that.  You could catch the bigger fish on the same spots and same methods as the smaller fish or you might have to leave the smaller fish and look elsewhere.
    If you manage to see the fish enough you start knowing which ones hang around together, what routes do they take, maybe learn where were they caught from previously - you want to end up feeling like you know where they will be in different conditions and then it comes together, you spot one of the big uns in an area and know that his mates will be there too and its game on - pay back time for the work you've put in.
    There really is no substitute for observation- the effort of watching and listening.
    You could find that different rigs catch the bigger fish, or that a particular one only ever gets caught on zigs for instance - just food for thought, you could just do a pub chuck like me 👍😂
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    crusian reacted to salokcinnodrog in October Catch Reports.   
    The first fish 23lb taken on a decent camera, and the 28 from the other side.
    Both fish fell to my Garlic and Megaspice pop-ups on helicopter rigs with a 4 bait stringer. The 28 was excreting Vitalin heavily where I had tipped a bucket of sloppy Vitalin 'liquid' in over the spot. The 23 I really didn't get a chance to look.
     
    I think the 23 had me made up, my largest fish from this year, but the 28 really blew me away, I'm still buzzing.
     
    Andy (@crusian), I think the fish colour up to the water over time. I don't know whether the 28lb is a VS fish or not, if it is that is a heck of a growth rate! I think the fish mix as I know the area has produced originals in the past.



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    crusian reacted to chillfactor in October Catch Reports.   
    Lovely fish all 😎... did manage a couple of twenties on the last night so ended up a great session in the end & another great French trip landing 3 40 + fish . Back late last night & up early for work so feeling it now a bit  lol . Already planning my next trip . 
    Thanks for all the comments 😎
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    crusian reacted to snowmanstevo in October Catch Reports.   
    After a couple of short blank sessions a couple of new spots produced these 2 today. 😬😎🎣


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    crusian reacted to Machali in Rod Shots   
    When the water has low levels, some of them goes river down, looking for deeper waters and survive... but many of them dies because they get trapped in little puddles
     
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    crusian reacted to snowmanstevo in October Catch Reports.   
    Effort=Reward 😬😎
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    crusian reacted to yonny in October Catch Reports.   
    I'm just making the most of limited time mate:
    Twice a week in the evening when the mrs puts the little'n to bed I'm driving like a madman to the lake, baiting up like a lunatic, and scooting back home before she's finished. I'm fishing Friday mornings. I only work half days on Fridays anyway so I can get the day off for a half day holiday. Getting there at first light, few hours fishing, job done🐋
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    crusian reacted to yonny in October Catch Reports.   
    Lovely little common this week but lost one of the bigguns which really hurt after so much hard work baiting etc. I'm still feeling it now, absolutely gutted.

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    crusian reacted to campionbouy in cobbleacre?   
    Hi myself and 3 mates turned up on Marios lake at 6:30 Saturday morning. we had no problems getting a swim each, the lake looked lovely and we couldn't wait to get set up, we all fished 2 rods but unfortunately none of us had so much as a nudge all day. we also fished Sunday until 7pm with the same result not a damn bleep,,, all 8 alarms were silent !!   from my swim I could see around 6 other swims and no one had any action at all over the two days,  obviously I'm not totally condemning this lake as I know to little about it and I'm sure there as been some great days on it BUT I was told on the Friday it was fishing really well and we would all be landing decent fish so like some of the other guys on here we were all very excited to get there, we had a 2 hour drive,  very disappointed and will not go there again, 
     
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    crusian got a reaction from finchey in October Catch Reports.   
    Well here's to Kate's  improving health , and carry on filling your boots .
    😃
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    crusian reacted to chillfactor in October Catch Reports.   
    Thanks Highy ...And me Mate.Worked hard for these captures .  Last night tonight mate . Although the owner said we could stop another week free of charge lol . But got to get back to reality at some point tomorrow.  
    Thanks for all the comments & encouragement lads over the week much appreciated 😎👍😎
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    crusian reacted to chillfactor in October Catch Reports.   
    41.5 lb 

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    crusian got a reaction from chillfactor in October Catch Reports.   
    Well here's to Kate's  improving health , and carry on filling your boots .
    😃
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    crusian got a reaction from chillfactor in October Catch Reports.   
    Good grief , Chill , from the camera angle this Carp looks even bigger than the 46 1/2 lb ! .
    Your Wife will surely see the benefit of you staying on for a few more days ? .
    😁
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    crusian reacted to chillfactor in October Catch Reports.   
    41lb .... same spot & tactic.  Bait had been out there for 30+  hours & eventually ripped off . 😁
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