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jh92

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  1. I was watching a video earlier of some guy fishing in France, he put a load of chilli powder and black pepper powder in with his ground bait, he was saying the bream won't go near it because of the pepper, is this true??
  2. Thanks for the reply cm, honestly mate the far bank is like a big cliff made from mud where the river has been flowing through there for hundreds of years lol something prehistoric about it. I like the idea of using liver and I'll give it a go because I might catch an eel... And I love catching them lol. I was thinking of adding tigernuts to the mix if I get breamed out and use them on the hook link. Also about the gear I'm using, from what I've read online big strong tackle is needed, I don't mind using lighter stuff it's just if I do hook up to a carp, is be gutted if I lost it due to the light gear I was using lol. I'll give what you said about the rods and positions a try and see how it goes mate, thanks!
  3. Haha that's good mate the smaller rods are a lot lighter to carry and use, I was just worried about the weight they have to cast so I thought the 3.25tc rods would of been better
  4. I thought I'd give a diary a go so I can keep track of my fishing and hopefully pick up a few tips from other members Yesterday I went fishing down my local canal, it was that caked in weed I wasn't able to fish it. The stretch I was going to try fishing and where the carp usually are was that green it was like a football field lol, so I went over to the river for a walk to see if there was any fish showing, my watercraft isn't the best so I'm not sure what they were but I'm sure it was fish lol. I also spoke to the bailiff and he was saying that there is carp around there, so I'm keen to give it a good go down there and its an ideal spot because its not that far from home so I can spend the evenings after work down there. It's the tidal part of the river (pretty close to the estuary) and it gets quite strong when the tide is going out and on its way back in. The kit I'm thinking of using is: 3 x 13ft 3.25t/c rods, I've got 3 x 9ft 2.75lb rods but I don't think they'll do the job 3 x big pit reels loaded with 15lb daiwa sensor End tackle is 1m of 45lb lead core heli rig style with 2.5 - 5oz leads (depending on how fast its flowing) and the hook link will be about 10 - 12" of 25lb braid with a size 6 korda wide gape hook. Should I use a leader as well? I'm not sure if its safe to be used when using lead core. For bait I'm gonna use a mix of vitalin and maize with a bit of corn oil and maize as hook bait, from what I've read the oil will help when fishing a river because it will carry food particles down stream or something like that? The way I'll fish is 1 rod up stream, 1 rod out in front and 1 down stream in the near margin. I'm not sure about what angle the rods should be at and if I should use back leads? Should the rods be up in the air like you do when beach casting so a lot of the line is out of the water and should back leads be used, because there's hardly ever any boat traffic there and wouldn't the flow move the back lead because of how light they are? I'll either mold the ground bait around the lead with the hookbait inside it or I'll throw in a few balls around each rod, I probably won't bother with prebaiting as such, but I'll throw in any groundbait I have left after each session. Anyway hopefully the next time I update this i have banked a fish cheers
  5. Could you do the same with hemp oil? Or would it be too thick mate?
  6. Thanks for the replies, i'll get some bug juice and thaumatin spray ordered later just in case I need it. I'm heading down the canal after work for a few hours so gonna try out the zig bugs I made last night and use them with out an attractor and see if I get anything lol
  7. Do these have to soaked or sprayed with an attractor before being used or do they work on their own? I've been watching a few videos on YouTube and they spray them with bug spray or something but I don't know if their just marketing the product or if you actually need it?
  8. Yeah mate lol just a shame I didn't catch any carp, but I really did enjoy it so that's all that matters. Next time I go there I'm going to try a different approach, vitalin and maize is a big no no haha
  9. Just a little update, I've been destroyed by bream, my carp cradle, net, sling and clothes are covered in slime. I've lost count how many of them I've caught but I'd say 4lb was the average and the biggest was 7lb 3oz. Last night was manic, I switched over to a size 6 with an 18mm pop up topped off with a piece of plastic maize and I was still bringing them in, sadly no carp lol! Gonna call it a day soon and go home and get some sleep haha.
  10. 5 bream now, had them all on maize but tempted to switch over to a pop up later because I don't want to be catching them all night lol. No carp yet, I've blasted the rod with a chod rig as far as I could to the other side (fish showing over there) but because I don't have any pellets/boilies to put into a bag or make a stick mix with, it's just on it's own. Should I leave the rod with the zig rig on out over night or should I switch to fishing the bottom when it gets dark? Thanks
  11. I've just set up on a resivour for a 24 hour session. Never fished here before so giving a bit of everything a go lol, 3 rods out, 1 on a chod rig, 1 on a zig rig about 2ft under the surface and 1 on 3 bits of maize fished over a big ball of vitalin 😁 I've also took the float rod with me, there's a good head of bream here that goes to low doubles, so might give it a try!! Update: I've had 2 bream since I posted, one about 3lb and the other at 4lb 10oz
  12. I've just set up on a resivour for a 24 hour session. Never fished here before so giving a bit of everything a go lol, 3 rods out, 1 on a chod rig, 1 on a zig rig about 2ft under the surface and 1 on 3 bits of maize fished over a big ball of vitalin 😁 I've also took the float rod with me, there's a good head of bream here that goes to low doubles, so might give it a try!!
  13. Thanks for the replies, in the end I went for the korda float kit, didn't really want to spend £9.99 on it, but it comes with everything and will make life a lot easier setting it all up lol
  14. Did you add a ring to your lead so the line can pass through it easier mate? I tried a pike float last weekend but the float was too buoyant for the 2.5 oz lead so I went back to fishing the bottom lol. Hopefully if I can get away from work early today I'll go to the tackle shop and see what floats they've got