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greekskii

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    greekskii got a reaction from commonly in What is your newest purchase   
    Fox bolt bubbles and some enterprise fake mixers. Need to get the club ticket and I’ll be trying to stalk/floater fish a few old carp up to high doubles whilst waiting for the river to open. 
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    greekskii got a reaction from elmoputney in What is your newest purchase   
    Fox bolt bubbles and some enterprise fake mixers. Need to get the club ticket and I’ll be trying to stalk/floater fish a few old carp up to high doubles whilst waiting for the river to open. 
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    greekskii got a reaction from yonny in Still Floating by Terry Hearn   
    defo reignited the river bug for me, especially as I was a bit lost for a target water this year. 
    Funnily enough a mate just told me he used to live 500m from the public section a few years ago...imagine having those carp under your nose but never seeing them!! 
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    greekskii got a reaction from welder in Locked Down/In (Not Avid 😂)   
    I’ll be on the river june 16th come what may. Spot I’m eyeing up is not controlled by any angling club and requires a long walk through stinging nettles to get to. Not quite sure anyone would bother trying to get close to me to be honest!!
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    greekskii got a reaction from muftyboy in Locked Down/In (Not Avid 😂)   
    I’ll be on the river june 16th come what may. Spot I’m eyeing up is not controlled by any angling club and requires a long walk through stinging nettles to get to. Not quite sure anyone would bother trying to get close to me to be honest!!
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    greekskii got a reaction from emmcee in Locked Down/In (Not Avid 😂)   
    Hopefully. There’s been a lot of end of june bandied about but a few friends that work at golf clubs have been told they are back to work before the end of the month so fingers crossed it’s even before the 16th. 
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    greekskii got a reaction from yonny in Books   
    for me the best bit of carp fishing writing I have ever read is a chapter in Subsurface Journal 2. The Edges of Places by Matt Beddows. I have read a lot of angling books and this chapter actually does something that none of the others do. I could read it back to back a few times a day and still be captivated by the words. This chapter stoked my interest to fish a quarry I had known about for a while but not looked around and I read it 4/5 times a year to keep my fire burning for all my angling. 
    I would very much recommend getting a copy of SSJ2 (if you can find one for a good price) just for this chapter alone!
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    greekskii reacted to yonny in What is your newest purchase   
    I wonder how many rigs will have been tied in the whole of the UK by the time lock-down ends?
    Thousands?
    Millions?
    There are 2.9M course anglers in the UK. If half of them tie 10 rigs for the season ahead that's nearly 15 million rigs. No wonder DF is loaded🤣
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    greekskii got a reaction from yonny in Old catch reports   
    brilliant Yonny
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    greekskii got a reaction from oscsha in Otter case   
    problem  is most of the releases are illegal!! there is 1 licensed rehab centre in the UK which is allowed up to 20 releases a year...they released only 7 in 2018... the figures for it will be publicly available or obtainable through an FOI request.
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    greekskii got a reaction from oscsha in Otter case   
    I can imagine it is pretty difficult to put a figure on it as they have such large territories and sightings aren't that commonplace. An otter seen in one place could be seen a few kilometres away the next day but if there are no distinguishing features how do you identify it's the same one or a different one?
    I'd say that the do-gooders dont want to even guess numbers as the need to release them and rehab them will be gone due to how many there are. Better for them there are no numbers so there can be no argument for or against them.
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    greekskii got a reaction from kevtaylor in Otter case   
    I can imagine it is pretty difficult to put a figure on it as they have such large territories and sightings aren't that commonplace. An otter seen in one place could be seen a few kilometres away the next day but if there are no distinguishing features how do you identify it's the same one or a different one?
    I'd say that the do-gooders dont want to even guess numbers as the need to release them and rehab them will be gone due to how many there are. Better for them there are no numbers so there can be no argument for or against them.
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    greekskii got a reaction from oscsha in Otter case   
    not according to Dave Webb.... he says it's too risky to chip them all as they don't respond well to the anaesthetic. If they were chipped then they'd be easy to track and get numbers and distributions...even evidence they visit your fishery and are causing the damage!
     

     
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    greekskii got a reaction from crusian in A mouse has infiltrated the bait bin   
    I have a mouse problem every winter as my garden backs on to fields. Traps get them but some of them are tiny ones so I am going to get the sticky tape stuff. Traps arent effective if they have an alternative food source I cut off the supply and nailed 4 in as many nights before xmas. 
    I have all my particle as of the weekend in blue barrels so no bait is left accessible, no doubt they will be all over my pop up pots now though!! God knows if they are in the garage nesting somewhere, i've had a root around and cant find them anywhere but  I may have missed them. Our estate is patrolled by loads of cats, I was tempted to kidnap one and put it in the garage for a few nights tbh!! 
     
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    greekskii got a reaction from carpyian in Otter case   
    put it this way, there is no known numbers for otters, or even population estimate. How can something which could actually be in excess be deemed as endangered still?? I tell the people I work with that love otters that the so called 'its only nature' route is not true, as they are rehabilitated and released instead of being left to die...that is not natural... there is no argument to it which makes me chuckle when they try. If you find a dying animal then nature intends for it to die!!
    It happens with every animal, including humans. i.e. without prolonging life with complex surgery and drugs there wouldn't be a failing medical service (I still blame the Government for not funding it properly). Too many otters = no birds, fish, frogs, etc. too many lions = no gazelles. too many cows = no long grass in the field. 
     
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    greekskii got a reaction from crusian in Otter case   
    put it this way, there is no known numbers for otters, or even population estimate. How can something which could actually be in excess be deemed as endangered still?? I tell the people I work with that love otters that the so called 'its only nature' route is not true, as they are rehabilitated and released instead of being left to die...that is not natural... there is no argument to it which makes me chuckle when they try. If you find a dying animal then nature intends for it to die!!
    It happens with every animal, including humans. i.e. without prolonging life with complex surgery and drugs there wouldn't be a failing medical service (I still blame the Government for not funding it properly). Too many otters = no birds, fish, frogs, etc. too many lions = no gazelles. too many cows = no long grass in the field. 
     
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    greekskii reacted to kevtaylor in Weighs slings?   
    IMO you may as well buy a retainer, it's a weigh sling anyway.
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    greekskii got a reaction from Pete Springate's Guns in Otter case   
    put it this way, there is no known numbers for otters, or even population estimate. How can something which could actually be in excess be deemed as endangered still?? I tell the people I work with that love otters that the so called 'its only nature' route is not true, as they are rehabilitated and released instead of being left to die...that is not natural... there is no argument to it which makes me chuckle when they try. If you find a dying animal then nature intends for it to die!!
    It happens with every animal, including humans. i.e. without prolonging life with complex surgery and drugs there wouldn't be a failing medical service (I still blame the Government for not funding it properly). Too many otters = no birds, fish, frogs, etc. too many lions = no gazelles. too many cows = no long grass in the field. 
     
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    greekskii got a reaction from oscsha in Otter case   
    put it this way, there is no known numbers for otters, or even population estimate. How can something which could actually be in excess be deemed as endangered still?? I tell the people I work with that love otters that the so called 'its only nature' route is not true, as they are rehabilitated and released instead of being left to die...that is not natural... there is no argument to it which makes me chuckle when they try. If you find a dying animal then nature intends for it to die!!
    It happens with every animal, including humans. i.e. without prolonging life with complex surgery and drugs there wouldn't be a failing medical service (I still blame the Government for not funding it properly). Too many otters = no birds, fish, frogs, etc. too many lions = no gazelles. too many cows = no long grass in the field. 
     
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    greekskii got a reaction from kevtaylor in Otter case   
    put it this way, there is no known numbers for otters, or even population estimate. How can something which could actually be in excess be deemed as endangered still?? I tell the people I work with that love otters that the so called 'its only nature' route is not true, as they are rehabilitated and released instead of being left to die...that is not natural... there is no argument to it which makes me chuckle when they try. If you find a dying animal then nature intends for it to die!!
    It happens with every animal, including humans. i.e. without prolonging life with complex surgery and drugs there wouldn't be a failing medical service (I still blame the Government for not funding it properly). Too many otters = no birds, fish, frogs, etc. too many lions = no gazelles. too many cows = no long grass in the field. 
     
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    greekskii got a reaction from yonny in Otter case   
    put it this way, there is no known numbers for otters, or even population estimate. How can something which could actually be in excess be deemed as endangered still?? I tell the people I work with that love otters that the so called 'its only nature' route is not true, as they are rehabilitated and released instead of being left to die...that is not natural... there is no argument to it which makes me chuckle when they try. If you find a dying animal then nature intends for it to die!!
    It happens with every animal, including humans. i.e. without prolonging life with complex surgery and drugs there wouldn't be a failing medical service (I still blame the Government for not funding it properly). Too many otters = no birds, fish, frogs, etc. too many lions = no gazelles. too many cows = no long grass in the field. 
     
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    greekskii reacted to Carpbell_ll in Otter case   
    What i noticed was the thing was caught in a landing net that must of been an otter that very comfortable to be out in the day time and getting close enought to an angler that it ends up in a landing.
    See Mr. Webb has also send he s pleased an OAP has gone to prison as it sends a message to other " fishery people ". Indeed it will personly i think the judge should of susspended the sentance due to the bloke being honest in his actions, not like he was hunting them in the dark off his land all camo'ed up not the kind of guy to shoot one and then run it over a few times before leaving it in the road, some people are too honest for theier own good.
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    greekskii got a reaction from kevtaylor in Otter case   
    bit stupid to do it in front of people!! again, totally get the reasoning. I have zero respect for Dave Webb after speaking to him at length and him confirming to me that otter releases, although not condoned by the UKWOT still happen and release sites have never been recorded or selected on potential impact to fishery businesses, and the bit that made me lose his respect further, is that he doesnt support changing the release system. As much as he says he wants to help fisheries, he doesnt, he is against them and couldnt give a monkeys. 
    The way he casually says a 30k fence is worth it for a fishery as if they have that kind of dough knocking about spare. He's an idiot and I really really hope a judge somewhere, one day, allows a fishery owner who cannot erect fencing for whatever reason to shoot otters just to see the look on his face.
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    greekskii got a reaction from yonny in Otter case   
    bit stupid to do it in front of people!! again, totally get the reasoning. I have zero respect for Dave Webb after speaking to him at length and him confirming to me that otter releases, although not condoned by the UKWOT still happen and release sites have never been recorded or selected on potential impact to fishery businesses, and the bit that made me lose his respect further, is that he doesnt support changing the release system. As much as he says he wants to help fisheries, he doesnt, he is against them and couldnt give a monkeys. 
    The way he casually says a 30k fence is worth it for a fishery as if they have that kind of dough knocking about spare. He's an idiot and I really really hope a judge somewhere, one day, allows a fishery owner who cannot erect fencing for whatever reason to shoot otters just to see the look on his face.
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    greekskii got a reaction from elmoputney in Otter case   
    bit stupid to do it in front of people!! again, totally get the reasoning. I have zero respect for Dave Webb after speaking to him at length and him confirming to me that otter releases, although not condoned by the UKWOT still happen and release sites have never been recorded or selected on potential impact to fishery businesses, and the bit that made me lose his respect further, is that he doesnt support changing the release system. As much as he says he wants to help fisheries, he doesnt, he is against them and couldnt give a monkeys. 
    The way he casually says a 30k fence is worth it for a fishery as if they have that kind of dough knocking about spare. He's an idiot and I really really hope a judge somewhere, one day, allows a fishery owner who cannot erect fencing for whatever reason to shoot otters just to see the look on his face.
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