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Everything posted by greekskii

  1. Interestingly enough I clicked on 100 of the larger dots and nearly every single one seems to have some form of mitigation either ongoing or agreed to be done in the next year or two.
  2. The government wrote the Water Framework Directive pretty much word for word in to British law, they actually tightened the chemical elements which made nearly every single river fail instantly. Only issue is, the EU used to fine Britain heavily for not meeting targets...I cant see the government fining themselves can you? The water company regulators have put in to the next pricing review targets (i'm not sure thats exactly what it's called. its the AMP26 I believe) about pollution and effluent and clearing it up. I have sat in on numerous Anglian Water workshops and meetings about local SWT plants on the Nene and how they are looking to combat not only the incidents of overspill and pollution but the general outflows. Funnily enough, as one industry insider put it to me, the water that comes out a treatment works is more heavily regulated than what comes out your tap!
  3. Id be inclined to try 3 chods or stiff hinges spread around and stick a big spread of bait out. You can move them around quickly and easily on showing fish.
  4. Friend of mine is doing well on the bug
  5. Second this. Mugga contis are a very strong hook.
  6. Either or. Depends on which pellet you use tbh. Coppens supreme or elite are good. Skretting premium is similar. The Aller Aqua pellets are good too now they are readily available. edit - salmon fry crumb is an incredible addition to bag mixes
  7. Looks like me before I got the manscaper out 😂😂
  8. all down to me giving you that fake run 😂
  9. If boilie prices are going down whilst ingredient prices go up then it’s either selling off old stock or the quality is taking a hit.
  10. if you used the post office then I believe the person that posted the item can claim for a lost/stolen item. There is a process, or used to be at least, that wasnt widely advertised but did exist. It has to be the poster of the item though so wont help you out unfortunately.
  11. I use an albright knot mate. Havent had one fail ever on me. Back to back grinner isnt a bad alternative either. I'm sure you know them but for any that don't https://fishingtackle.shop/blog/the-best-fluorocarbon-leader-knots/
  12. For a leader I’ve used the avid outline. Very good IMO. Easy to straighten out with a quick tension of it. Very good abrasion wise and near as dammit invisible underwater.
  13. A very very limited one. Deadman’s shoes scenario from what I’ve heard taking to a lad thats on there this year. Believe he said there’s a only a handful of known carp in there.
  14. I will second the BAF mix. I used Polaris and ccmoore prior to using BAF. There’s on winner hands down. I have 14mm pop ups holding up big size 4 hooks for days on end out in the lake. It also hardens up nicely to create a hard bait whereas the ccmoore mix used to create a more spongy bait.
  15. have a look at the fox splicing tool, not a needle, just twisted wire. works a treat and could probably make yourself at home for a quid.
  16. fox edges drop off run rig system is nice and tidy, only drops the lead when you need it too.
  17. That's always the trouble isn't it nicer bringing it back empty though 😂 I remember once I walked a mile with two 20L buckets full to the brim with maize, maples, etc. To a spot on the river. Worst idea ever as my arms pretty much dropped off and I had to wait 20mins until they recovered so I could get the bait in the river 😂 always take a barrow is my advice!
  18. I did exactly that on a few Margin spots a few weeks ago. Makes a lovely looking trap.
  19. Looks good mate. I have a mix of XXL, large and normal sized nuts. I’d expect the smaller ones to fall through the normal plate. The particle plate gives it much more of a finer chop. Defo be worth having a mix of both. im going to run some peanuts through pre-prep. The particle plate should give me a load of small peanut chops which can then just be soaked for 48hrs in boiling water. Easy prep.
  20. River here has been coloured for the best part of the close. Difficult to see much and the rain is due all week to make it worse. First year for a while I’ve not done the start of the season on the river as I’m too focused on blanking on my chosen water for the year! I did eye up a nice area yesterday evening which the lake backs on to. There are fish in the marina and this offers a good look at the entrance cut as well as a shallow bar, loads of overhangs and some lilies too. I’m sure I will end up giving it a bit of time at some point this summer!!
  21. A PDAA club ticket is like £35 or something last I checked. You’ll be covered for miles then. there’s carp in that stretch for sure. And huge shoals of bream. Fishing near the barge is tricky as opposite is the railings and elevated path and you won’t get next to it at all. The rail world bank has been fenced off I believe due to drug addicts and other undesirables. personally wouldn’t want to be doing a night there without a few mates!! You can sometimes get them going on the top but I’m sure Pre baiting and early morning, late evening trips for and few hours will pay off.
  22. let me know how it goes, I doubt I will be doing any for a while as I crushed up plenty last time round.
  23. yes 2 heads has been a thought to be honest! I havent, the particle plate smashes them up pretty small, I think a mix of both would be much better IMO, reckon a half and half plate would work a treat to be honest, for anything you throw in it really. Give a full variety of sizes with no need to change. My next thing is to try tigers on the normal plate!
  24. Recently broke my little ice crusher so invested in the RM boilie crusher and particle plate. The kit without the particle plate is on offer at TFT for the same price as the head only which made the purchase even better. used it once so far and my god is it good. The crusher fits a bit tight on the bucket and is difficult to fit/remove but that’s a minor thing that should loosen up with use I suspect. I whipped through crushing a few kilos of tigers in about 5 minutes. only downside is the need to unscrew/screw on the particle plate when you aren’t using it. Think it’s 10 screws, yes it’s only a few minutes by hand doing it but I’m sure there could be another way of fitting it that would make it quicker and easier.
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