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  2. Well said CM. A lot of waters near me are overstocked with fast growing strains of foreign fish & whilst the majority of 'Carp', anglers are happy to throw 10's if not 100's of £'s worth of bait into a puddle in pursuit of that new PB, that looks the same as the other carp in the lake. My recent experience of digging the back garden for my bait, mixing up a bit of crumb & pellet on the bank took me back decades, reviving the kid on the canal in me, more organic & my approach has now been changed from sitting waiting for the receiver to sound to watching/anticipating my float to rip off. Well at least in the daylight hours!
  3. It's now got me thinking of using the round bait but presented with a float cos in a month or so there's going to be 5ft of Canadian weed everywhere. So no need to dump a lead, drop & present easily on the spots. Got to worth experimenting??? Worm & boillie???
  4. Well I had a 3-4lb tench, so that's better than a kick in the proverbials!! & yes I enjoyed using the float & feel it gave a much better understanding of the swim than just chucking a lead out. BIG UP FLOAT FISHING!!!
  5. still a bit chilly fella, wrap up warm & hope the adrenaline kicks in when your alarms scream!!!
  6. I'm thinking of presenting them with a float, just think my carp rods are a bit heavy duty & don't have a float rod. Should be able to cast out well but don't want to look a noddy as the lake is always busy & everyone there is very particular. Now I'm not normally one to give a stuff, but equally I don't want to be known as the odd one. Should I just present them on the bottom???
  7. Me too!!!! Need a green laser pen!!!
  8. I used to always use meat & emptied a park lake with the obvious luncheonmeat. I sometimes think of going back to it, the nuisance fish can be well a nuisance, but the armamesh stocking will prevent the tiddlers nibbling it in no time & I guess it would work well in presenting raw meats/fish that otherwise would come off the hair/hook. I'm also minded to use another old favourite ,that I don't believe other anglers are usingonmy syndicate, is worms. Dead or alive???
  9. Good call. have you seen the topic may 10th, s'posed to be a good night to wet your line. I'm doing Thursday after work, but no work Fri, so can pack up around lunchtime to avoid M25 gridlock. The very best of luck in your quest, mines a Yately common, PLEASE!!!!!
  10. I've done it a few times. You feel a bit minty all day, unless you can grab a shower) & wish you were still on the bank, but then I've found you always wish you were still on the bank!!! Of course if you nail one then it's totally worth it.. Any time on the bank is time well spent in my eyes. Take the brolly mate, you can't trust weather forecasts & you don't want to get wet, unless you're cuddling a lump!!!
  11. I'm bankside Thursday night, will the moon or carp gods favour me???
  12. 'It's called fishing, not catching' is the old timer quote I get, blanked for nearly 2 years,( must add I only go 24 hr once a month (young kids), 9 acre lake with 30 odd fish to go at. Over an hour away so pre baiting not always possible, just had my first bite the last visit, what a buzz to feel I am getting closer to nailing a pearler ain't that the reason we go, so fingers crossed, next trip lads!!!!
  13. Cheers Nm, thats the kind of response i was after
  14. The Firm t-shirt baby size & hoody for me, Touchdown 12lb, Rig marole hydrolimk & specimon. Krank no6 & Krank choody 6 & 8. 3k Hybrid freshly rolled.
  15. Thanks CM