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ianain last won the day on March 10

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  1. Thought for the day.

    Very shiny
  2. Cheers Steve, think I've cracked it:
  3. Doh! Not Boddington, I'm on mud, but there are rocks less than 16.764mm beneath ground level; you can sometimes weave a peg through, storm poles make me speak funny words . Trouble is I rarely use a brolly, so haven't developed a knack for using one (showing how dumb I am ). When I have used one, it's normally on plain simple mud where you can get pegs and stuff in.
  4. Any advice for pegging down a brolly on rocky ground? Was fishing yesterday and needed to put up my brolly, to protect from sun (not much, but enough) to protect from rain (enough) to protect from wind (not my own ) The wind kept changing direction and meant re-positioning the thing, anyone know any good ways of getting the pegs deep enough in the first place (mallets not allowed)?
  5. Thought for the day.

    'Best by' refers to when the item is best to be eaten by, after that date it will lose quality nutritionally and taste wise; 'use by' is the date when it will start to fester and become a breeding ground for bacteria as the food breaks down into easily digestible items for bacteria to breed and feed, it might not be evident by look or smell though, so if in any doubt - bin it. Dairy items can be some of the worst because they're kept in the fridge, the bacteria that can stand those sort of conditions are usually quite bad for us, remember listeria? But yeah, bad luck on that, dry toast (no spread) is supposed to be good? and no watching ready steady cook while you feel sorry for yourself watching telly!
  6. Thought for the day.

    Aye up stranger, good to see you here again, hope you are well
  7. Home made boillies

    This is as good a thread to start with as any it covers a lot in a short space It depends on how deeply you want to get into it, but you should read quite a lot about the subject first since there are so many avenues you can go down.
  8. Hello From Plymouth

    Welcome to the forum
  9. April catch reports.............

    Reminds me of a line in Carry on up the Jungle: Or something like that
  10. Thought for the day.

    Yeah, playing bugle is almost as bad as using a mallet to put your tent pegs in
  11. Hello

    Sweetcorn and Marmite, you'll fit right in. Welcome to the throng!

    The Nene valley is still living in the Iron Age
  13. There's no simple answer; approaches are based on what we think is going on under the water, anglers should be keeping an open mind and open approach since what works one day may not the next. The sloppy mix can create interest from passing fish and create a feeding are since there are bits suspended in the water as well as an area on the bottom where they can really get their heads down. The small balls of groundbait may attract a few fish in at a time so that you do not spook a whole shoal of fish when you catch one. Fishing for one fish at a time, or creating a feeding frenzy, spreading bait out to keep them hunting, keeping the bait tight to keep them in the same area ... The list of possibilities just keeps increasing, seasonal variations, none is correct every time, experience and ability helps. This is why watercraft is king, if the fish are basking in the surface areas, there's little point pinning a bait to the bottom. Fishing several areas gives you the chance to play the odds, if all else fails, soak up the rays and listen to the world wend its way through the solar system and contemplate what would have happened if you'd stayed at home
  14. Hi

    Welcome to the forum
  15. Haiths Robin Gold

    I'm sure that I speak for many of us when I say - I don't need to imagine