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onefishmike

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About onefishmike

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    Spain
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    Carp, Cats
  1. Rightihooooo! I have been in touch with a veterinary supplier in UK and have all the info. This is copyright so I have requested permission to post the text here, which was specially written for leisure fisheries, and cite the name of the professor who wrote it. Good news: 200 litres of Vircol solution costs only £10, 100 litres only half that price. WATCH THIS SPACE
  2. Has anyone ever had a problem with getting a big cat in the net? I find it quite difficult once they get to over 60 lbs. When I fished the Ebro we had a special sling made of reinforced PVC and with two aluminium poles around 10 ft long. We slid the fish into it and closed the poles together, then it was easy enough for 2 guys to lift a heavy fish out. However you can't really carry gear like this around when you are fishing for carp. The best way of course is unhook the fish in the water and release it without weighing or to get right into the water with the fish but you can't always do tha
  3. Yes, I have seen that one but £15.00 might not be cost effective for fishery owners who have to provide multiple tanks, plus there is all the hassle of servicing them every week. They might just as well do as Les Kaolins do right now i.e. supply the gear and prohibit anglers from using their own stuff. Virkol is produced by Dupont and it contains their Oxone + other chemicals. I use Dupont Oxone + Sodium Bromine to shock (sanitize) swimming pools and it does not even cost £15 for 50,000 litres. One problem could be that the water has to be correctly balanced but that is simple enough and all
  4. I agree with you about birds and wildlife. Nevertheless, until it is proved that nets etc. do not spread disease, then the issue has to stay on the table. As far as your gear is concerned I have two thoughts - 1. You should be congratulated for taking care and I wonder how many of our comrades do the same, so we still have to either to ban anglers own gear or provide dunking tanks. 2. How can you be sure that simple washing and drying is enough? Perhaps you use Dettol, or similar, but how can you be sure that it works.
  5. Yes, I have seen that one but £15.00 might not be cost effective for fishery owners who have to provide multiple tanks, plus there is all the hassle of servicing them every week. They might just as well do as Les Kaolins do right now i.e. supply the gear and prohibit anglers from using their own stuff. Virkol is produced by Dupont and it contains their Oxone + other chemicals. I use Dupont Oxone + Sodium Bromine to shock (sanitize) swimming pools and it does not even cost £15 for 50,000 litres. One problem could be that the water has to be correctly balanced but that is simple enough and all
  6. Yes, very interesting; I think that I saw it somewhere before. A few points I would like to add/query - If the range is 49 degrees then they would have a "blind spot"right in front? From what I have seem carp can swivel each eye independently? The ability to focus would not be a lot of good anyway in murky conditions. Having superior vision of the ultra-violet spectrum would enable them to see better in the dark than humans especially if there is considerable moonlight. Colour vision is the eye's perception of the light reflected from an object and depends on the wave length of that light.
  7. Well done! I don't know how I missed that, must have been having a senior moment. Anyhow got it now. Made by Dupont and contains their Oxone which I use for swimming pool sanitation. I'll get in touch with Dupont right away. Could be a big moment. We may have saved the UK carp population and the French as well. WATCH THIS SPACE. I have written to Dupont technical support and will publish their response.
  8. Good on you andy52! You really should find him a mate, then every time they have pups you could offer them on this forum and make lots of new friends. A bit off really to make jokes like that about poor otters. All of God's creatures have their rightful place in this wonderful world. Shame on you OneFishMike!
  9. Good on you andy52! You really should find him a mate, then every time they have pups you could offer them on this forum and make lots of new friends.
  10. Dead simple - Spend a bit of time on your local lake and see which angler is catching. Ask him to snip off his rigs for you. Perhaps he'll even give you some fresh ones with nice sharp hooks. . . . . . . and some baits. Seriously, best of luck with it and welcome to the "clan".
  11. Madam! If you don't stop your little brat from shooting his air-rifle at those nice cormorants, I'll call the police.
  12. A few years ago we renovated a small pond in one of the villas I manage and we stocked it with a mix 20-30 crucians, and goldfish (2 - 3 ins long) + 2 x 5lb mirrors. We fed them on dog biscuits and the only way, at the beginning, to see the carp was to leave the car at the end of the drive and wait, carefully concealed, for 15 to 20 mins. Eventually the came up, ready to feed, as soon as they heard tyres on the gravel. There is no doubt in my mind that they KNOW that we are there.
  13. Personally I would never dream of doing a thing like that, even for a virgin 30. Please PM me with the SatNav location.
  14. How about we vote for the best post, I go for this one -
  15. Please don't get up, you look pretty comfy there. I'll unhook this one on the grass!
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