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tonymgarner

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  1. Anyone know of a carp syndicate near swadlincote? I know of swakestone but are there anymore within 30 mins drive. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Hi I am trying to get a solar panel for my bait boat (lake reaper). The manufacturers don't sell one but I have looked at the foldable one for a procat (??) at £150. I can buy 2 x 10w/12v panels from ebay at £40 in total and hinge them together (a couple of quid from B&Q). What I need is some views/assistance on the how to "chain" them together electrically....... does 2x10w = a 20w charge and 24v?? How do I solder them etc Any help greatly appreciated!!
  3. Hi. I am booked to take my son on our first ever fishing trip to France. For the lake we are fishing, there have been some posts of 30-50 fish caught in a week. My conundrum is Boilies..... The lake list bait sold on site as mainline cell or hybrid (although quite expensive). I can obviously buy this in the UK and a lot cheaper than in France. Or Should I use a local bait company who's gravity range seems to be a good but not proven on the lake. Mainline or Gravity?????
  4. Sorry, meant to say I bought an 8 battery charger and 24 rechargeables for about 12 quid off eBay. But they're on their way from China.
  5. Not used it yet. Been charging up batteries and labelling it up (my 14 year old will be using it and at the moment he can break fresh air). Was going to have a play (probably without the fishing) this weekend.
  6. Yeah, Ive got some larger batteries that run the boat itself. The AA's are used for the remote controller, fish finder base unit and the fish finder itself. Was looking at Argos and 4 (I think) was 15 quid. I've send 8 on the bay for 3 and a half, so was going to chance it with the cheap ones. No more expensive than buying Duracells.
  7. Help - I've just bought a lake reaper and it needs 24 AA batteries. Any idea how long they'll last?
  8. Hi I bought some self life's from a shop that sold them for use on their own lake. I don't fish there anymore and the boilies have gone hard. Could I soak them in water? Can I also add a flavouring to the water? The boilies are fruit based, so could I complement with Scopex maybe or contradict with chilli spice? How long is the max I can soak for before they're too soft or is it trial and error?
  9. Latest purchase is a Kampa Loo. Fed up with dirty toilets, no toilets or bush craft. Get in the bivvy, letter box the door and bombs away. Next purchase ............ Air freshener !!
  10. Hi I went to Brasenose 1, Sun. Mon & Tues and blanked. Is there any shame in that?
  11. Yeah, I do see what you're saying, though, let's say I pre-tie Bags with rig inside (no lead), attached directly to the lead clip, I have most fishing situation covered. I also, don't have to re-thread my Tungsten tube every time I change from bags to leadclip/bottom baits. So I was thinking rig in the bag and tie to clip. Rig in "in the mix" rather than sitting to the side, sort of thing. Not sure if I am explaining it well.
  12. Hi I'm trying to see if I can somehow attach a PVA bag of pellets +/- the rig to a lead clip system. As I see it and it's been explained, the lead should be in the bag. Any suggestions?
  13. Am going to Longford next Sunday. I can see there's some old posts out there but was looking for more upto date tactics, weights, lake info etc. Anything positive greatly appreciated.
  14. Recent. I cleaned it and it worked OK for a while an now it sort of slips.
  15. Hi. The way I see it, it's a right angle triangle.....the marker and rods are the same distance, assuming a "tight lines" approach (the longest bit). The "spod length" and the lake depth form the right angle and so the spod length should be shorter than the marker length. I would like to add a drawing but can't see how to upload one. You can't ever get it spot on over the rig because of undertow bowing the line, under town moving the marker in relation to the rig, the profile of the lake bed and depth only really matters after about 15 feet, from memory. In TC a few years ago, I think they got sub-Aqua people to check the bait vs the marker and there was always a broad spread as the Spombed/spodded bait falls to the lake floor. Hence its not an exact science and it's what you feel most confident with.
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