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carpepecheur

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  1. I had the same requirement as you. Smaller reels for a 9 ft rod. I went for these https://www.decathlon.co.uk/avocet-bronze-freespool-6000-id_8361049.html. I am very happy with them
  2. The sort of atmospheric pressure change typically experienced in UK only represents a hydrostatic pressure change of 2 cms. In other words a carp can feel the same effect of an extreme air pressure change by swimming just 2 cms deeper. i just thought I would put it into context.
  3. Why not use a kite? The photo shown was taken that way. There are forums dedicated to this if you google "KAP.photo"
  4. It sounds like you are all using the mallet in the wrong way. Every time you go out and pre bait your swim or chuck in some groundbait, hit the ground hard with the mallet. The carp then associate the sound of the mallet with food and start salivating just like Pavlof's dogs,
  5. Buy a cheap Canon point and shoot camera on ebay. Down load the free CHDK (canon hack development kit) from the web (just google for info). You will then be able to program your camera to do anything you want including an intervalometer with bracketed shots. I paid £5 for an ixus 50 and have been using it for years to do self takes.
  6. Yes, quite literally. I was only testing - not fishing. (apart from getting a few crayfish for the pot
  7. Yes, just another one of my brilliant ideas that didn't work but crayfish crushed, and include in your ground-bait, work a treat and at least you feel you are getting your own back on them.
  8. I found a toffee recipe on the 'net. I am not sure how long it takes to dissolve but less than 15 minutes. I took a shot of crayfish attacking a couple of toffee coated boilies nailed to the lake bed. You can see the result here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPlpPbdVyJk
  9. I have been using the same xplode since they came on the market. It has not broken yet which is more than can be said of the spombs I have had. The main advantage for me is that you can fill it and close it one handed while holding the rod in the other hand so I find it much faster to bait up an area. I am not a massive caster so have no worries on the distance score. Main downside is it does not retrieve as nicely as the spomb - but of the two I much prefer the xplode. I always have both in my bait bucket but always choose the xplode first.
  10. Strangely enough I tried exactly the same thing - toffee coated boilies. The idea was that it would protect the bait from crayfish. Unfortunately the toffee dissolves quickly and drops off. Doh
  11. Using the logic of "The friends of St Georges", if they are worried about the birds being damaged by fishing related hazards, wouldn't be simpler to shoot all the birds?
  12. I have been using the explode since it first came out and would not consider changing back to a spomb. Just because they do not have the marketing power of Fox does not mean they are inferior. I understand you CAN get them on ebay in UK. If not, Pacific Peche in France do a mail order service to UK. Look out for special deals on that site from time to time.
  13. And I thought you were having a giraffe with a clever pun!
  14. I have been having a good year on spam. I cut a boilie in half and put that between a cube of spam and a boilie stop. Dalthegooner, your link goes to a product that is being spammed over carp forums ..... oh - i get it now!
  15. If you have a Canon camera the only self take kit you need is some free software from the internet. To use it, (once your camera is set up on a tripod or safe surface), all you do is is press the "ON" button - the software takes care of the rest automatically. There is no messing about with special kit. Even if your camera does have a self timer or similar function, you do not have to switch on your camera to set it. It could not be more simple and bomb proof. I mentioned it in this thread http://www.carp.com/topic/21379-capturing-that-perfect-shot/page-2#entry261968