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smufter last won the day on September 16

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  1. Mainlines latest offering The Link

    I'd love to have a go at rolling my own BC, but I just don't get the time mate. Plus my Missus would go ballistic because I'm not the tidiest of blokes in the kitchen........
  2. Mainlines latest offering The Link

    The other way (lighter) might be the way to go. The Lake is very (very) silty, so visibility is key. Definitely going onto the MC Nut. Freezer space is still tight at the moment, but I have a plan, which involves one of these.....
  3. Mainlines latest offering The Link

    Tweak it in what way????
  4. Mainlines latest offering The Link

    I'm fishing singles Dave, maybe with a stringer of 4 or 5 sometimes, but usually just a single with a few "cattied" around just for good measure. Definitely not guilty of over baiting mate. I'm learning a little bit more each time I visit, Steve the Bailiff is very helpful and is a desperate as I am for me to catch a fish lol!! It's a tricky lake, that's for sure and the fish don't give themselves up easily. But I can't think of a nicer place to blank!
  5. Mainlines latest offering The Link

    My biggest problem is not being able to get to the lake as often as I'd like, maybe once a fortnight or so, and then it's only for short sessions (either 12, or 24 if I'm really lucky). Most (not all) of the lads that fish there are using ABS MC Nut due to the tie up with the local shop and it seems to be the "going" bat I'm finding out. I've got a few different good quality nutty baits in the freezer, as I say I'll persevere with those until I get enough space free to be able to stock up with the ABS.
  6. Mainlines latest offering The Link

    That's what I'd heard mate. As I say, our water has a tie in with a local tackle shop that will supply ABS baits at £6.00 a kilo for orders of 10kg or more. I'm just waiting for some freezer space to become available and will pop down and arm myself with some MC Nut. I'll stick with this one, promise!!
  7. I've got another session planned for Tuesday. Only a 12 hour as I can't get the time off to do an overnighter. But really looking forward to it. You never know, I could strike lucky!
  8. I'm learning something "new" every time I visit it CM. I have no doubt the fish will come eventually, but I'm just enjoying being there for the moment. As you say, there's more to fishing than catching fish.
  9. A few more. Shame I'm not catching anything, but you can see why I won't let it beat me!! It just looks so much better in the Summer!
  10. This is where I'm currently fishing..... can it honestly get any better?????
  11. I guess you're right. I play golf too and much prefer playing a course during the Spring/Summer months when the trees are in leaf. A golf course during the winter months, even on a nice day, seems a desolate place.
  12. Like I said in my original post, I enjoy fishing in the rain.... like you, I love sitting under the brolly listening to it. It's just the wind I don't like. When I'm looking at gallery pics of lakes I'm thinking of visiting, I much prefer the ones taken when the water is flat calm.... dunno why???
  13. Mainlines latest offering The Link

    I am going to stick with these Yonny. Just been looking for a decent "nutty" bait for my water as apparently the fish prefer it. Bailiff uses ABS Maple Cream Nut and suggested going on to it. I appreciate what you are saying mate. and I have been chopping and changing a bit recently, just trying to find something that will give me an edge.
  14. builders van

    I used to sell Nissans and the NV200 is a nice, reliable van. But the five speeder is a bit buzzy out on the open road.
  15. Due to A) Me buying 3 new reels B) Work being quiet at the moment I've had to sell my much loved Outkast "Smallwater" rods. Had them about 5 years or so, and absolutely loved them. As much as I like my Velocities, I'll always have a place in my heart for those little rods. Have you ever sold anything you've instantly regretted????