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fudgecat

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    fudgecat got a reaction from David_Ridgers in Charlie wants to go fishing   
    My cat charlie is always in my fishing bag. All he wants is to go fishing.
     

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    fudgecat reacted to blanksalot in December catches   
    A new p.b for my son today at 24.8 
     

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    fudgecat got a reaction from salokcinnodrog in Nearly ready to go carping   
    Back after a long break. Back to using bait runner reels and brought a 6ft stalking rod for fishing in the margins. Getting all set for the winter after buying wet gear and a umbrella tent, camping stove, Wont be much longer then i be fishing for the big carp but on the float. I currently still fishing at millbarn but are looking for a new venu thats local, with the bigger fish.
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    fudgecat got a reaction from nealjt in Charlie wants to go fishing   
    My cat charlie is always in my fishing bag. All he wants is to go fishing.
     

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    fudgecat reacted to newmarket in What is your newest purchase   
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    fudgecat got a reaction from newmarket in What is your newest purchase   
    I brought some toilet paper with this picture on it   
     

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    fudgecat got a reaction from cyborx in What is your newest purchase   
    I brought some toilet paper with this picture on it   
     

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    fudgecat got a reaction from cyborx in What is your newest purchase   
    Good point there, But this is a carp forum and we all fish for them our own way, It could be with bite alarms or float or pin. But we all get the same result at the end, So its not fair when one carp angler tells anthour he is wrong because he fishes in a different way.
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    fudgecat got a reaction from cyborx in What is your newest purchase   
    would be a long night fishing in 12 acres with just 30 carp     
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    fudgecat got a reaction from muftyboy in What is your newest purchase   
    I brought some toilet paper with this picture on it   
     

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    fudgecat reacted to InteraX in What is your newest purchase   
    In which case fudgey, why are you using a baitrunner?
     
    Getting back to the original point to these comment, I think you should have fun with a centrepin. I believe centrepins have been used with floats since way before fixed spool reels were even invented. I think there may have been someone by the name of Izaac Walton that probably used a centrepin reel.  I think there may be some people on here who Mr. Ludd would be proud of!
     
    Anyway, get out there, try something different and enjoy.
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    fudgecat reacted to newmarket in What is your newest purchase   
    This isnt really the thread to be posting this on but since it is now here im going to post on it .
     
    Nige , or any of the Mods out there , if you feel this should be made into a thread of its own then could you maybe do the necessary ?
    Since i'm one of the posters that caused this thread to digress radically , thanks .
     
    Ok , when i was a kid , no , ten years ago even , i was float fishing and feeder fishing ( pellets and traditional cage feeder ) albeit not on what sounds like a commercial type lake like the ones fudgecat frequents .
    I would sit on the bank sometimes watching the carper in the next swim , bivvied up and appearing to be just sitting there snd fiddling with bits of tackle or frying his breakfast or whatever and thinking to myself " god thats boring . How can he just sit there for days on end tidying his tackle box etc ?".
     
    I just couldnt see the attraction and it seemed so boring .
    I didnt realise that he was tying rigs or pva bags up or thinking about his bait application , trying to work out where the fish are , is his rig tangled etc like most of us do when we are fishing.
     
    I swore that would never be me .
     
    Although now , here i am and im hooked and have been for a long time now .
     
    This bits for Fudgey . You will be too mate . Any of us can only continue to whip out little to medium sized carp , on a float set up for so long and then we need another challenge .
     
    With me it was feeder fishing for specimen fish and then onto specimen Carping .
    Trust me it'll happen to you too .
     
    For the rest of you , who else said Me ? Sitting behind buzzers ? NEVER !!!!
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    fudgecat got a reaction from dalthegooner in What is your newest purchase   
    Good point there, But this is a carp forum and we all fish for them our own way, It could be with bite alarms or float or pin. But we all get the same result at the end, So its not fair when one carp angler tells anthour he is wrong because he fishes in a different way.
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    fudgecat reacted to newmarket in What is your newest purchase   
    You are quite correct Philip and long may it continue .

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    fudgecat reacted to phil dalts in What is your newest purchase   
    Am I right in thinking this forum is for ANYONE interested in catching carp,NOT just the bivvy boys,3days no fish crew, enjoy your fishing fudgecat,I caught a 27lb mirror on free lined luncheon meat close in,great fun!!
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    fudgecat got a reaction from newmarket in What is your newest purchase   
    would be a long night fishing in 12 acres with just 30 carp     
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    fudgecat got a reaction from newmarket in What is your newest purchase   
    Not understand what carpmachine is talking about. How can a fly fishing reel hurt a fish more than a bait runner ?? At the end of the day its a line and hook. How can backwinding hurt a fish more than playing the clutch with a bait runner. The only true way you will not hurt the fish is to stop FISHING.
     
    Oh and the carp only go up to about 20lb.in the lake that i fish.
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    fudgecat got a reaction from cyborx in What is your newest purchase   
    Yeah had fantastic day with two 15lb carp plus other fish. Best fishing reel ever
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    fudgecat got a reaction from newmarket in Nearly ready to go carping   
    Oh and the reel was made in 1966, the year England won the world cup 
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    fudgecat got a reaction from cyborx in What is your newest purchase   
    Made in 1966 and a fantastic tool for float fishing.
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    fudgecat reacted to shade in The magic of carp fishing?   
    Anyone else believe in it?
    I just finished a four day session on a lake that I have fished, on and off, for the last 30 years. The usual would be, if you caught ten fish a season, you're doing well.
    I fished a swim that I have fished a hundred times before, with wildly varying degrees of success, often as not resulting in no action whatsoever, but the swim that gave me my first ever 20lb carp!
     
    Long story short, on this occasion, almost 21 years to the day that I had my first twenty, everything just clicked into place, and, for a short period of time, the almost impossible became easy. Nine runs for seven fish on the bank. No monster fish, but the session of a lifetime for me!
     
    22.14C, 22.05C, 19M, 18.08M, 17.05C, 15.06C, and a small common about 6lb.
     
    The 22.05 being the best looking,
     

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    fudgecat reacted to newmarket in budget baitrunners   
    Welcome to the forum . You cant go wrong with shimmys or Daiwa but on a budget ?
     
    Okuma all the way ....
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    fudgecat reacted to newmarket in Nearly ready to go carping   
    When i was a kid i used to go over the local park lake and pick up Goose feathers that were always lieing about by the lake ( valsnce moat Dagenham ).
     
    Once stripped down and a couple of float rubbers added all they needed was a bit of bright paint abd you had a quill float that lasted for years.
     
    Apart from the peacock quills available in tackle shops you couldnt get better floats .
     
    Even small ones threaded through a tiny corkball woukd give you a lovely little perch float .
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    fudgecat got a reaction from newmarket in Nearly ready to go carping   
    Ok i still well into float fishing, I recently have been using the old floats including some old quill floats that were given to me. Its more fun and you get a better bite detection. I have even been using river floats for carp fishing as well. They much better than the pre - weighted floats. I will be looking into making my own quill floats very soon see if i can find something on google.
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    fudgecat reacted to newmarket in Returning to carp fishing.   
    There are 2 lakes in Hornchurch itself , when i lived there of course .
    Albyns Farm , in hornchurch country park , is a very small lake that has been raped by our eastern european cousins .
    Only a few silvers remain and there is no organization overseeing the lake , the local hooligans ensuring it is not safe for you or your gear .
     
    The other lake in Harrow Lodge Park , is the interesting one .
     
    Last autumn i think , i was walking round the lake pushing my son in his buggy and i noticed a couple of large koi photos of which i've posted up on here before :
    Now on a lot of outdated fishing websites , this lake is described as a mixed coarse fishery but i know for a fact that there USED to be a fair few Carp in there .
     
    To my knowledge nobody has fished this lake for a good ten years the reasons for this are unknown but its not as if i havent tried to find out .
     
    The NO FISHING signs dont help
     
    Or it may have been poached to death or there MAY be a few monsters in there .
     
    Last summer there was some sort of wildfowl disease over there , cant remember its name , but there was several hundred dead ducks and swans .
     
    I did my homework at the time and discovered that any fish would be unaffected .
    Indeed there was no fishkill of any kind.
    At the time the lake was 400 yards from my home and there was a public outcry as to how the park in general and the boating lake in particular had been allowed to get into such a sad state .
    Apparently it was caused by a very bad blockage of silt in the stream which feeds the lake therefore the water company were working with Havering council ti solve the problem .
     
    The council also received a mandate to clear up the lake by desilting and thereafter properly maintaining it.
     
    Now i found out about all this by e-mailing a local councillor enquiring about the No Fishing signs .
    I was told there was no reason why anybody couldnt fish there if they chose to and he told me that after ringing around NO department of havering would admit to putting up the signs.
     
    As far as Havering were concerned i or indeed anybody else was welcome to fish there .
     
    He kept in touch for several months by email , keeping me up to date on the lakes clean up programme etc . Right up until we were forced to move from the area .
     
    Here is the interesting bit ( sorry for the waffle ):
     
    At one point , the councillor asked me if i was interested in starting/organizing/running an Angling Society proper to Harrow Lodge Park lake .
     
    Can you imagine it ? Me ? Running a fishing club ?
     
    At the time i turned it down immediately as i just never would have had the time , what with fostering etc .
    Of course my having to move away from the area is well documented so now it is out of the question for the foreseeable future but the aim is to move back at some stage , somehow .
    THEN it may be worth looking into .
    As for stock levels , nobody knows . I have seen a couple of large koi and a ghostie in there last winter but its impossible to say how big they are .
    At one time , according to the afirementioned websites , there was a healthy stock of most coarse species which included Carp but now , after the eastern european invasion and lack of controlling organization its really impossible to say
    The only way is to fish it apNd find out because the fella i spoke to at havering council made it quite clear that there was no money to finance a netting even during the scheduled desilting ?
     
    Anyway , if i was still in the area i would have fished it with float and feeder to find out , time allowing of course .
     
    If the OP would like a bit of a challenge then there is certainly one at Harrow Lodge .
     
    If any of the original stock are still there it COULD be very rewarding
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