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crusian

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    crusian got a reaction from elmoputney in Hookpulls and how to cure them   
    Tight lines , Elmo , and congratulations on the 20+ , I'll look for the 'photos on another thread .
    😁
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    crusian reacted to elmoputney in Back to pastures old   
    1st 15lb one looked a lot darker in real life 
    This one was a real scaly one, I had an occurance on my rods 😁
    2 hook pulls though need some fine tuning I think this week, especially as I've had a few lately and lost a couple of real good uns 😢
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    crusian reacted to elmoputney in Back to pastures old   
    Well I managed to land one in the night, few scary moments really tried every trick to dispatch the hook into something, I thought for a moment it had snagged me up but a little pressure with the rod down low seemed to get it moving luckily,it went completely the wrong direction to usual really threw me off kilter they usually head straight for the pads , it was caught on a ronnie rig from a spot that usually produces but I don't always fish for some reason so quite pleased I moved it there last night 🤔😁
    23lb12oz mirror which I thought was much bigger, looked big I though lt, pics to follow 
    Otherwise fairly quiet night and morning so far 
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    crusian reacted to elmoputney in Back to pastures old   
    Another day another hook pull 😭
    Lots of signs still lots of rolling in the general area, just hope I get to right the wrongs 
    I'm having a bbq to smoke out the mozzies, 😁
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    crusian reacted to elmoputney in Back to pastures old   
    I keep thinking this is the one this weekend, every weekend I think that lol, when is one of those bigguns going to get netted? . surely I havent used up all my lives and they have slipped my grasp, I'm getting proper addicted at the moment, I want to be there all the time, I am buzzing like an old fridge, because I am going today to try and tempt one, I have an overnighter locked and loaded, just the usual anxiety that the swim is available now, just need the green light from Mrs P and I'm away  
    they saw bait Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday this week, cos I am letting my foot off the gas, so they know its there just hope they visit today 😬
    Tight lines all 
     
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    crusian reacted to elmoputney in Back to pastures old   
    This is the 11lbers tail 

    20lb4oz both sides 


    The 15lber I regret not getting a proper photo with 
    And the stunning 17lb blank saver 

    Not a bad weekends work, shame about the other 3 nil pointers though, but a lot happier than before the 17lber this morning, I am convinced that first one I lost last night was one of the bigger ones, we will never know though so I will just have to try and catch it again sometime 😉
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    crusian reacted to Carpbell_ll in Back to pastures old   
    Sounds like you need to get a handle on the woman, drop a few hints that you and a few work mates are thinking of doing a lads weekend in Amsterdam next year, she will have no problems with you spending up your spare time on fishing. 
    I take it most of you guy's ladies don't read the carp forum either? 
    Great stuff on the catch, it's an eye opener on the regular baiting approach, i daren't try, if i was to turn up and the swim wasn't free i can't be sure of my reaction, could be one of those bad decision in an instant moments.   plus it's a 100 mile round trip not what i call local, have been dropping hints of a move to Wellingborough on a home exchange but she is having none of it. 
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    crusian got a reaction from elmoputney in Hookpulls and how to cure them   
    Hi Elmo .
    I use a combi rig with an ESP Gripper hook with a hair .
    Using pop ups , almost all my hookholds are in the scissors , but after reading your post I altered the rig so that the hair came off the middle of the bottom of the hook ; I've had one fish hooked middle of the bottom lip , so I'll see if this was a one off , or I carry on with improved  hookholds 🤔
    😃
     
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    crusian reacted to Highy in Highy? Did you sell my idea 😁   
    NO pics today... VERY quiet day on the fishing front 
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    crusian reacted to Golden Paws in View from your bivvy door.   
    Sunrise over the Islands Fishery near Warminster and the new Harrison Torrix's got christened just before midnight with a 19lb 6oz Common.

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    crusian reacted to Highy in September Catch Reports   
    Extatic...packed all gear in car n phone too, little en says can we go park dad, And I hidden fish came out on my way out... 24lb 3oz...no 1 had a clue it was in.
    Be on there more often now.. 
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    crusian reacted to elmoputney in September Catch Reports   
    Yay Congrats mate on the PB great stuff really chuffed for you 👍 
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    crusian reacted to Highy in September Catch Reports   
    18lb on the nose....
    PB too... This was not slipping away. 
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    crusian reacted to elmoputney in September Catch Reports   
    All coming together nicely, I like the sound of a REAL BIG ORIGINAL 😁
    Well done Yonny 👍
    I've often been tempted to try a water shot lol but I'm usually on my own, so don't bother, I would always get one on land first just incase, you will have to catch a bigger one mate keep your chin up there is still time for more 👍
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    crusian reacted to yonny in September Catch Reports   
    Day sesh yesterday went brilliantly, 3 carp including one of the real big originals. And the baited area finally did me a bite! Will put some pics up when I get the time on Monday.
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    crusian reacted to Highy in September Catch Reports   
    Absolutely wounded with this, it was an awesome looking fish... Mistake made while trying to take a pic in water with the fish in cradle 😭😭😭
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    crusian reacted to Highy in September Catch Reports   
    Just had 17lb Common... Weighed... wriggled off mat..Good job 2 mates here to witness it... 😭😭😭😭
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    crusian reacted to Highy in September Catch Reports   
    14lb 8oz
    Shame about my face 🤣🤣
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    crusian reacted to commonly in September Catch Reports   
    Well, look at what you're doing right first buddy,,
    You're getting a take, arguably the most important start to the puzzle! 
    So, slowly tweak your rig until you bank every bite. 
    Without telling you how to suck eggs, one by one one alter the hook link length, hook pattern, hair length, etc. 
    Eventually it the puzzle will fit into place. It's all part of the adventure to your quest👍
     
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    crusian reacted to framey in September Catch Reports   
    Got done again yesterday 
    really having a confidence crisis ATM !!
     
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    crusian reacted to elmoputney in What’s the scariest experience you’ve had whilst carp fishing?   
    I will see if I can find one 😅
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    crusian got a reaction from Carpmaster in What’s the scariest experience you’ve had whilst carp fishing?   
    I'd like to see a 'photo of that 
    😁
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    crusian got a reaction from Highy in September Catch Reports   
    Well someone must love you .
    😁
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    crusian reacted to muftyboy in September Catch Reports   
    Had one this morning just as I was about to pack up for work. 
    Not massive, guess around 18lb.
    1st one this year from this lake. 
     

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    crusian reacted to Golden Paws in What’s the scariest experience you’ve had whilst carp fishing?   
    Slightly off topic but I gave some kids a night to remember. I was all night barbel fishing right out in the sticks when at 3 in the morning I heard some kids on the far bank coming down from half a mile away singing what could be described as "racist rugby songs". When they got opposite to where I was fishing, I dipped my isotope underwater and let out a piercing werewolf howl! They absolutely crapped their selves and and a few more howls had them running away. Well worth disturbing the swim I was fishing at the time and I dare say tales of the "Beast of Wiltshire" still get told!
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