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chillfactor

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  1. Nicely done muft 😎 Big commons love a tiger nut 😁 Elmo stick at it fella .... look forward to you posting about your pb 🎣😎
  2. Never felt the urge to give one a kiss myself either 😘🙈
  3. Looking back I reckon my best results came from baiting a matching pellet to my boilie. Was using baitworks at the time & they do a pellet from the same mix. Was mixing a few chops of boilie in with the pellet. The pellet would break down even in the coldest of water leaving lots of food signals but not to much to actually get there fill . On the day it was a judgment to bait straight away or not depending on activity. Not a fan of baiting over there heads in winter , as they might spook for the day . I had 3 spots baited one for each rod , & offering slightly different options ie depth / Sun/ shelter etc .
  4. Great advice by all & not much to add tbh . If you can bait a little a day or two before fishing... don't get carried away just enough to let them know there's a little fresh food on offer . Then on arrival just bait a little again before getting the rods out . Once you find bite time on your lake in winter you only really need to go a couple of hours either side of that window , as above either side on lunch time.
  5. Always surprises me how quick tigers dry back out too & dehydrate , back to an unprepared state .
  6. May as well stevo .... Mick had some of his best fishing , while off for the same reason . There's no substitute for time on the bank & no better way to recover.
  7. Fair play stevo certainly getting in amougst the toothy critters 🎣
  8. Result mate.... great read too 😎
  9. Been a good read this . Reminds me of a funny story from a c.com social years ago . A fair bit of drink was involved , which ended up with Lewis forgetting to put his leads on when he cast out for the night ..... needless to say he wasn't on his spots when he reeled in late morning 😅
  10. Spot on ..... I've had nothing but poo going on since coming back from France, hence not posting much . Thoughts & respect to all you guys . Keep on keeping on .
  11. Welcome to the forum 😎 Stevo will tell you it used to be the midland mafia on here ..... turning into a northern one these days 😁
  12. Anyone else noticed that any ornamentals or ghosties tend to be leaders of a decent size shoal? Where they go others follow .
  13. All this info your gathering will all fall into place over time , just make mental notes on what's going on . Personally I would of moved as you could of always moved back. Over the years I reckon the moves that of paid of the most are the worst weather conditions to do so 😅 & we all sit there thinking do I really want to up sticks in this 😁
  14. 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 😎
  15. 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 😎👍😎
  16. Just landed another big common looks over 40lb again 😎 finally coming good for me that spot 😁 Kate's amazing mate ... she knows I haven't been able to fish much the last couple of years been working to hard & nursing her through cancer , so a couple extra days while I'm all the way out near Germany was cool with her . It's paid off too now big time 😎
  17. 41lb .... same spot & tactic. Bait had been out there for 30+ hours & eventually ripped off . 😁
  18. Thanks mate .... smiles crossed with a bit of shock I reckon . I managed to find the deepest part of the lake , was very silty but thought it has to have visits from the residents at some point & so it proved to be. Was using a little stick with a couple of pva nuggets inside to stop the lead plugging & hold my hook bait in the upper layers. Worked a treat .
  19. Just had another common but only a baby ...mid teens I should think . Was supposed to be on our way today but going to stay another day or so ... it was a brave phone call to the misses 😂
  20. Yeah Been feeding retro baits ... but double tiger nut was on the hair.
  21. 46 1/2 lb absolutely mint common what a fish 😁
  22. Upper 40 common in the sling looks over 45 ..... pb common . Absolutely buzzing what a scrap ! 😁 Will get it weighed in a bit 😎
  23. Well today it became apparent why we've struggled all week , biggest hatch of damsel fly's I've seen . So should think the carp have been pre occupied with the emerging/ changing nymphs. Just bad timing ... been scratching my head all week & I think I found the answer today.
  24. Cheers guys .... some units crashing out tonight so fingers crossed for another chance .
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