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  1. Thought for the day.

    Was just thinking the same thing, if its still carrying this years it can't be a good thing
  2. British Record

    From my experience when a fish starts doing that it is a sign that its ill or in some other poor state, i give it months not years, very sad but the same thing happened to bigrig and we all know how that ended
  3. British Record

    Would appear the angler claiming the record, scales are out by 8oz making Captain Jack fall short of the record https://www.carpfeed.com/fishing-news/article/scales-test-says-captain-jack-is-not-a-record
  4. Sonic Rods

    I have 2x xtr3 3.00lbs as well as SKS black spod rod and a current S3, like Vic says good value for money and really nice to play fish on the spod rod does what it says on the tin as well i find its more suited to the medium spombs rather than the larger ones though
  5. British Record

    Don't hold me to this and it doesn't alter the situation but i believe the Holme Fen fish were spawned in the UK by a UK fish farmer
  6. British Record

    I think the Captain Jack situation is a a little different to the Big Rig one, Big Rig was force feed in a private pond until it was at a weight, when stocked it would guarantee a record, the holme fen fish were all stocked at around the 20lbs mark several years ago, as highlighted above big rig was feed in a stock pond as where the holme fen fish were stocked into the water and then had pellet feeders installed in the lake whilst it was maturing. Both fish are of the same Israeli strain, big rig was imported at around the 30lbs I believe I might be wrong, the holme fen fish were breed here in the uk by a uk based fish farmer. Even with the above bears no relevance to my fishing so its business as normal with regards to my fishing, I can't afford to fish the big fish waters we have around here let alone the prices the likes of holme fen and RH charge
  7. Looks very like the old Nash Groundhog
  8. How you choose a Boilie!

    Every single member on here that I know are very good anglers have all done there ground with regards to where they get there bait from, you need to find someone or a company that YOU are happy with and done your ground work on said company or person, At the end of the day you are going to be parting with a lot of earned readies into there hands over the course of the season, I would be wanting value for money from them.
  9. How you choose a Boilie!

    As you well know CM everything you have listed works in its raw form, what a lot (not all) extract or hydroylising processes do is make the nutrients housed inside those items more readily usable by the fish and on an attraction level gets the required bits out into the water quicker and some on the other hand do very little or nothing so horses for courses and all that.
  10. How you choose a Boilie!

    From what i know and it may be wrong info but the flavour combo in the Essential range was Grapefruit, Orange and Pineapple, it was believed these were used in a normal flavour form, these 3 combined using grapefruit EO, orange oil and a good pineapple flavour at the correct levels would be a very good combo. From what I have learned Cell should work best when used with the Activator as it's this that causes the reaction that seems to trip mr carp up, or without the activator after being left for a few days when the sugars start secreting from the bait (the white coating that appears on it)
  11. The Corn Ball was not meant to be :(

    Pigeon Conditioner, probably the most uk wide outlet i could find Pigeon Conditioner I would say nearly every basemix out there has soya and semo at some level in it as they have function soya fats/oil and veg protein content and semo for its properties to bind doesn't offer anything nutritional really but has a function, the lines are very blurred these days as to what is an out and out mix of 1 variety or another, I would ignore the pigeon holing and look for a balanced solution, my main mix currently contains elements of all 3. No hard or fast rules here just the limits of your imagination, for example liver works brilliant in a birdfood bait but works in a fishmeal equally as well. Fruit flavours have been used in fishmeals for years and so on. Hope that clears a few things up for you.
  12. How you choose a Boilie!

    If i am honest mate, I would look at some of the companies mentioned in the thread much better quality and nearly half the price per kilo even if you need them posting out and if you haven't got freezer space most do a shelfie option.
  13. The Corn Ball was not meant to be :(

    Pet shop or farm shop should sell pigeon conditioner The baileys can be a very good digestive aid so not all bad Bait and seasons most of it is old wives tales mate, balance is the key to any recipe when wanting to use it all year round, what you have there will catch all year round in IMO, they will still eat fishmeal even during the coldest temperatures the problem is during the periods when the water is colder there metabolism slows right down which means if they eat a lot of fishmeal type products it takes them a lot longer to digest. Mr Hearn suggested as long as 2 weeks when he experimented with his pond fish. Also there diet seems to switch it more carbs/fats based due to the fact they get a faster energy hit from this type of ingredient. So using your recipe if your really worried reduce the trout pellet content by 10-15% and use a combination of the soya, semo and baileys in equal measures to replace it and you have a winterised version :).
  14. How you choose a Boilie!

    There are good reasons why carp get caught on some of the above, but there ability to sieve out what isn't food is very impressive if its not food it rarely gets past there pharyngeal teeth.
  15. How you choose a Boilie!

    This will explain oleoresins better than I could, it relates to human food chain but the extraction process is the same Oleoresins A lot of what was classed as the really great flavours in carping history that Rod will have been alluding to are not in production anymore in there original form there still available but there make up has changed due to most of the chemicals and one of the base liquid now being banned. And yes your choosen bait company is a very good one.