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About bof1

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    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 03/03/1949

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  • Location
    Last of the Summer Wine country
  • Interests
    Carp fishing mainly, but in the last 50 years+ I've done a lot of other types of fishing.
  1. Prebaiting

    I think a lot of quieter lakes would benefit from bait going in from now onwards, especially if you can get down regularly. You wont need a lot of bait when its this cold, 10 baits or so in each swim put in at dusk (or later) so the stuff isnt just feeding the birdlife. If the fish are moving about a lot you can either add some small particles eg stewed wheat, groats, or pigeon conditioner or boost the quantity of boilies , just dont go o.t.t., at least till the temperatures get up towards double figures. BOF
  2. So What is sheer luck

    Went on a trip to a lake in central France mainly for the Sturgeon, but took a boatload of pellet, particles and 15 kg of boilies just in case the Sturgeon didnt co-operate. Caught a modest Sturgeon early on (probably over the previous anglers bait), but nothing from then on for two more days. However I kept on putting in the particles and pellets in 3 spots, one where I had seen a fly hatch being attacked by a load of Swallows. This was along the line where I suspected the fish would pass through should they be patrolling along following the prevailing wind, (when there was one). This proved to be a good idea, resulting in a small Mirror, then a 35, followed by 3 40+'s (best 45lb 7oz) and one more Mirror on the last night, in the middle of a torrential downpour which may have been a low 40 / high 30, but I didnt weigh it, just squelched along to the slightly deeper water and released it. To most that would look like I had a little good fortune, plus good watercraft. BUT that fly hatch came at a time when I normally would have been in the nearby town stocking up with food etc. had not my pal hooked up to a 70lb + Sturgeon, which was beating him up all over the place, and it just happened I saw the Swallows from his swim whilst waiting to try and net that fish. Had it not gone down towards my swim I wouldnt have clocked for the birds activity, and I might not have tried to bait up that area quite so heavily. That was blind luck. BOF
  3. What is your newest purchase

    Try NO THANK YOU! A pal of mine had one of these it collapsed internally (due to the very poor constructional materials) within a month of purchase. With these you really do get what you pay for.
  4. Video from Chilly

    Outstanding !
  5. Salokinnodrog

    And me Dannygooner. Not much chance of getting me away from the fireside in stuff like this. BOF
  6. Good luck with this, (I am a complete novice with this stuff as well, despite owning a Lucky Fish Finder for 4 years now). Of course you could contact Joe Baitboat Jacobs on the Facebook "Bait boats for sale Carp Fishing" page, but he may charge for his advice, (its his business after all). BOF
  7. Plans for 2018 🎣🎣

    If the NGT is like the Ridge Monkey job it will turn out a lovely warm Cornish pastie too.
  8. Plans for 2018 🎣🎣

    Do I detect a vast amount of particle preparation about to go on here? That's my way of getting rid of all the green phlegm that seems to be so common these days. I spread Bucktons Pigeon Conditioner, soaked in boiling water overnight, and let the silvers and other Carp clear it off, (I use Bucktons as there are no big grains like Maize to slow the preparation process, even boiling it on the bank).
  9. Plans for 2018 🎣🎣

    Just remembered, when your kids get to the stage when going with Dad should be an adventure its important to make it one for them when the day arrives. Make sure to take a stove and cooking kit with you. Kids are almost always hungry, and cooking a hot sausage sarnie with them will be remembered long after other more important parts of the trip. BOF
  10. Plans for 2018 🎣🎣

    But its great when they get to that stage ! BOF
  11. Plans for 2018 🎣🎣

    Apparently I have a new hobby, (according to "Her Indoors"), making bait that I don't use "'cause I don't go fishing.." Well you have to do something, I can't spend all the day watching TV whilst waiting for her to get ready. BOF
  12. Plans for 2018 🎣🎣

    Go for it ! Just don't expect everything to go exactly as you expect. I retired 3 years ago and am actually fishing LESS now than when I was working, thanks to "Her Indoors's" habit of finding "stuff" for me to do, (always immediately of course), and then she grumbles that I don't go fishing! BOF
  13. Not sure the 410 had an Auto bail arm. The 330, yes, as did the Mitchell Match, but surely the 410 was just the high speed retrieve version of the 300 wasnt it? BOF
  14. The Cheating Thread

    Sorry I should have said :- It is better to be fishing for real fish that are maybe smaller than your ideal target, and not ghosts that someone claims are still in a venue. Good luck. BOF Good luck. BOF
  15. The Cheating Thread

    It is better to be fishing for real fish and not ghosts, that someone claims are still in a place. Good luck. BOF