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chillfactor

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  1. chillfactor

    Your favourite capture

    The guys I know who are up & down the country netting all winter Kev . Were at a commercial day ticket lake in Northampton last week . Turns out there's only a couple of carp left in there.... the owner couldn't believe it considering what the stock should of been . He had seen the odd patch of scales but didn't think for a minute he had been wiped out . I completely agree Kev .... it's just a matter of time for all un fenced venues the way the last 5 years has exploded compared to the previous 5 . If you have fishing in your area guys then make the most of it & cherish the captures even more . How Many of our favourite captures on this thread are already gone .... won't be just one of mine, that's for sure !
  2. chillfactor

    Your favourite capture

    Brutals the right word mate.... moved 6 fish from that lake to a small pond around half acre , literally in someone's back garden tge kitchen window looks over it ... about 4-5 miles away from the lake . they didn't last a night Four of them on the bank the next morning . Unbelievable
  3. chillfactor

    Your favourite capture

    I own a little stretch of river used to love taking my boy down there to fish for brownies & silver's ... nothing much left in there now . I think your right about angling in the UK , but it's not "could be" it will be mate ...it's already started as you know from first hand experience.
  4. chillfactor

    Your favourite capture

    We would of fenced it years ago if possible.... unfortunately it isn't fella .
  5. chillfactor

    Your favourite capture

    It was a good friends lake mate & colleague ,gutted especially for him . Nothing to rebuild that's the end of that water mate .
  6. chillfactor

    Your favourite capture

    Well lads what can I say , very depressing day to be an angler ! Absolutely no big fish left so the common above has been had this winter as I spotted it in the summer . Even the small amount of fish left the majority of them had half a tail . So from my findings today if your on a water getting hit hard by otters in a few years there be nothing left & what is will more likely be damaged . The future looks proper grim !
  7. chillfactor

    2019 Plans

    Not a lot we can do really mate , only thing we could do is try & get the timing right so the pumps gone back on at 9 tonight & running all night . The noise of the pump will hopefully help tonight & keep any unwanted visitors away .
  8. chillfactor

    2019 Plans

    Well let's see what tomorrow brings 🤞
  9. chillfactor

    2019 Plans

    It's all to do with Natural England I think? There's nothing natural about prison style fences going up all over the country. Not just fishing lakes either there's a big wetlands bird sanctuary south of me that's having to fence to protect the birds. You never know though the RSPB getting involved might be the key to change long term . They've starting on the ducks on our lake now the fish are in short supply !
  10. chillfactor

    2019 Plans

    Sounds like there trying to pay for a fence with that hike in price mate . Would you all say it's been just under a decade of otter problems becoming more apparent , with the last 5 years really hitting home ? Dread to think what the next 5 years will be like. unless there are changes in law & numbers are controlled. This thread has actually made my mind up for the plans for this year , it's got to be a fenced venue I'm done fishing waters getting nailed by otters. Think I'll get another Horseshoe ticket . @greekskii can only hope some of what you say might come into fruition. Good to see you posting again 😎
  11. chillfactor

    2019 Plans

    Watching the bobbins after too 😁
  12. chillfactor

    2019 Plans

    Had the same conversations Kev, hence the question .. not Good times !!! We've got a pump turning up Thursday to drain a lake to see what's left. scales everywhere every time we go up there , so it's not looking hopeful .
  13. chillfactor

    2019 Plans

    Does seem to be a lot of us dropping syndi tickets this year . Out of interest , you guys who had the big increases in renewal price , are your venues fenced ?
  14. chillfactor

    Low stretch mono

    I used korda touchdown in the past for a low stretch line & would happily use it again . Good on abrasion compared to most pre stretched lines . I was using it in15 lb in weedy waters .
  15. chillfactor

    2019 Plans

    Still wondering where to fish at the moment. Got to admit having not fished since the france social August last year & only fished a couple of times last year before that, proper lost my mojo . Think finding somewhere to fish will sort that though & get my carp head back on . Off back to France late March with a couple of old members of here so that may well be my first session of the year & something to look forward too
  16. chillfactor

    Thought of the Day pt.2

    Not so sure mate .... with identity theft I bet there's plenty of dead people still searching the web lol
  17. chillfactor

    January catch reports

    Very nice Nige 😎
  18. chillfactor

    Thought of the Day pt.2

    Agree with you there muft .... pretty much spot on to a Zander . Are they the same species Buzz?
  19. chillfactor

    Rod advice required

    Would probably look at 13ft rods your definitely have all bases covered then . Welcome to the forum 😎
  20. chillfactor

    Thought of the Day pt.2

    Happy new year to all you guys , hope 2019 is a good one for you 😎
  21. chillfactor

    Your favourite capture

    Same got some very memorable barbel captures , a brace of doubles back in the 90's stand out from the Severn & my first doubles from the wye . Was quite the barbel hunter back then driving about trying all the different rivers, good times 😎
  22. chillfactor

    Your favourite capture

    That fully scaled is stunner 😎
  23. chillfactor

    guys we need to sign this

    Signed via link on fb a mate put up .
  24. chillfactor

    Cork Handle Butt Grips

    I personally use the solar butt grips & have been spot on fishing locked up ... can't vouch for the new design but the older versions are great .
  25. chillfactor

    Your favourite capture

    Nothing better mate, been taking my boy since before he could walk . Slowly progressed him to bigger fish the last two fish were caught on our first over nighter together, I had also took his older cousin with us . He had gone to bed a bit down as his cousin had caught a couple during the day & he hadn't had a bite lol .. his rod screams off at 1 am & there's no waking him no matter how hard we tried so his cousin landed that one too , anyway he stuck with it the next day & got his rewards . Very proud Dad x
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