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chillfactor

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  1. Great stuff mate 😎 Plenty to get your teeth into there... very jealous 😉
  2. Doesn't sound like a big otter problem then really , as your group probably would of caught at least one fish over the years... that would of obviously had a lucky escape & bare the battle scars . A big cormorant problem will hit the fishing too though as the fish don't tend to get there heads down as confidently from what I've seen . Hard to say as I don't know the venue. Greeskii is local though so his comments are probably more on point.
  3. Cormorants will stab & injure big fish though , which in some cases will cause a slow death if infection takes hold . Not knowing the place or area but looking at a map , it looks prime for otter visits . But I'm surprised you've not spotted any evidence. Do you walk around the whole reservoir regularly?
  4. You sure it's not otters ? The time frame would fit 4-5 years then very little left .
  5. Have a good un Highy... where you heading ? Usual place or somewhere new .
  6. chillfactor

    July catches.

    Great fish all .....😎
  7. That's exactly what I'm doing Highy 😉
  8. Finally getting around to re- proofing my old armo mk 11 Purchased the fabsil cleaner this time & considering it's not been cleaned in ten years was well chuffed at how clean it came up , all the bait stains came out , it even shifted carfulcarping's puke stains lol from one of the socials 😁 Just waiting for it to dry now .
  9. Congratulations mate 😎 Booked my tunnel crossing today for my early October trip .... 🎣🇫🇷
  10. Black always at the bottom of what ever combo as it would be in shadow & as you point out will silhouette against the sky . The colour change is more to do with matching the hatch on the day.
  11. Can remember a mate buying a second hand set back in 2010 , but couldn't tell you how long before that they were released. Probably a good few years though . Give daiwa a ring they will no doubt know & are normally pretty helpful .
  12. Agree stevo .... black & white is the go to . But that day couldn't get a take so played about with different combos, that little slice of orange did the trick that day , so definitely worth keeping busy & making things happen for anyone just getting into zigs .
  13. Have a fantastic trip mate 😎
  14. Was it woody from the tackle shop in Hereford stevo .... catching chub & barbel from the city centre on chips . I was fishing the Wye back then & remember it well .😁
  15. I must be in the minority of never having sky ... all my mates do . Just could never stomach paying out monthly for tv , just don't watch enough I suppose .
  16. Personally I wouldn't be in a rush to set up , once you've all sorted out who's fishing where , let everybody else crash about finding spots & start fishing . Hang back leave you water line free & you might just find a few fish start turning up . It's worked for me in the past .
  17. Personally I wouldn't be in a rush to set up , once you've all sorted out who's fishing where , let everybody else crash about finding spots & start fishing . Hang back leave you water line free & you might just find a few fish start turning up . It's worked for me in the past .
  18. If your fishing hele style just use a quick clip , all nicely hidden under a sleeve, have a look at the esp buffer sleeves, they work well & do soak up the bounce of the lead a fair bit tbh when playing a fish . Just had a quick look .... there esp chod rig sleeve
  19. Certainly looks bang on colour wise highy , might have a look myself as I rated GR60 .
  20. I have on good authority that this is basicly GR60 rebranded, so should be a good line if that's the case.
  21. chillfactor

    June Catches

    Having a good season so far mate ... congrats on the pb 😎
  22. I will prevent other fish taking my bait when I'm stalking ,so not to ruin any chance of the one I want , if I can't do that , then I'm not stalking . Like I said in my earlier post I have to be able to see the fish for me to call it stalking. But that's just me everyone's different. 😉
  23. Personally.... if I say I've stalked a fish, the first criteria has to be that you've spotted it & singled it out for capture. And actually see it take your bait. If you apply it to other hunting field's there is a difference between a stalker & a trapper
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