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commonly

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  1. Don't be afraid to ask,sensible anglers (in my experience) will help you out or point you in the right direction. I've just been camping on a new venue for the last two years. I'm definitely not a regular, but slowly gaining the knowledge. I love the challenge of a new decent water, if it was easy I think I would quickly lose interest. Not that I've caught much lately, but having been down the road of changing too many elements on new venues. I found that can really knock your confidence & more often than not go back to my own way. I prefer to keep my fishing simple. You're either on them, or your not. As they say it's called fishing, not catching
  2. Looks nice there David. Good size common last night. I can't wait to get out next week for a 48. Best of luck mate πŸ‘
  3. White vane as far as I know has KHV, so give a wide berth. Never heard of woodmere?? Plenty of good syndicates in the area
  4. So true Corbyn sadly got splinters from sitting on the fence with brexit. I fear you're right, the communist way of life seems to be our destiny
  5. Power very much shifted when this tech company., blocked the so called most powerful man in the world last year. Now one of them has lost the power??
  6. There's no panic, the army are being drafted in. But not until after the weekend??? Worst joke of the year so far! They couldn't give a flying one. If & when, there's an enquiry into all the money gifted to their mates & hundreds of small businesses bankrupted due their careless actions, they'll all be in the house of lords and untouchable. Lessons must be learned and all that bull. If the left is what we pin our hopes on then we're in trouble, they need to get their house in order & quite frankly we have all heard the usual get out ' this is the mess left by the previous government.' Look at how they behave in PMQ' s public school boy jeering, what the...... It's one rule for them and another for the rest of us We need a party or government, that truly has the general publics interest at heart, surely that needs to be run by the people. What have we got to hope for??
  7. I said to someone last year during lock down, this is the prequel to hunger games!! Holy carp, what next??
  8. I brought one of these instead of a telescopic rod. Sorry it's a dated version but they do a newer Tribal version in 4 piece https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/313680510015?hash=item4908d0bc3f:g:ZqQAAOSwvvhhJPyb Great bit of kit, fits nicely into a suitcase. I've had various size shimano reels on it, but go with the 10000 bait runners for a nice balance
  9. Good start, best of luck mate πŸ‘
  10. Imo if it snaps between two pulling tools, it will definitely snap with an angry 20+. I do pull to near destruction for my own piece of mind. 3 turn blood knot on fluro hook link. Often I find different knots snap depending on the line material, so I keep trying different knots until I am happy that they won't give up on me I would put it under a lot more tension than most carp, I do still test them You get them in mate, so do what your comfortable with, it works for you.
  11. If I can pull a rig apart, then it is not good enough. Agreed a 20lb+ fish will easily do the same. Not fish safe, if the hook link will be left in its mouth. I test each and every rig to near destruction.
  12. I'm not on facegram, but will get the missus to have a look. Thanks
  13. Ice pack and lay flat my mate. Not nice, hope you are able to make it to the bank at some point
  14. Every neighbours I've seen was woke up by him, peanutπŸ‘Œ
  15. Since when is it acceptable for a delivery driver to be hashing up turning around and having to listen to the reverse beeping for over 5 minutes, at 7.40 on a Sunday morning?? When I had had enough and went to see why, I was told foff!! I then felt the need to find out who he worked for and got offered out!! Even a guy I know in the next street down came and asked what was going on Now I not religious but these deliveries are hardly essential at that time on the weekend. Team know how! Know how to make it impossible to send a complaint. I'm registered to some American website and have warned loyalty points just to send them my complaint πŸ™„πŸ€―
  16. Since when is it acceptable for a delivery driver to be hashing up turning around and having to listen to the reverse beeping for over 5 minutes, at 7.40 on a Sunday morning?? When I had had enough and went to see why, I was told foff!! I then felt the need to find out who he worked for and got offered out!! Even a guy I know in the next street down came and asked what was going on Now I not religious but these deliveries are hardly essential at that time on the weekend. Team know how! Know how to make it impossible to send a complaint. I'm registered to some American website and have warned loyalty points just to send them my complaint πŸ™„πŸ€―
  17. commonly

    July Catch Reports

    Nice one. I bet you're buzzing
  18. I had a little play the other weekend. No fish, but it was slow due to poor water quality. Something that looks so simple is actually tricky to get right. I had to tie a few before I was happy to put it out. What knot do you use to tie the hook carpepecheur? I don't often use Palomar knots, and didn't like the way it presented, so ended up with a queen blood knot. I used a wafter as referenced above, but found it moved along the hooklink upon return. So tied a figure of eight knot to help keep it in position. I will persevere with it on one rod next time out. (whenever that may beπŸ™„)
  19. commonly

    July Catch Reports

    Good angling buddy, fingers crossed for you
  20. From your responses, it would appear that you are untying the loops, Y? I use your described method and have never had any trouble. I do use 50lb leader, but I guess thinner braid would slip. Have you tried doubling (figure of 8) the smaller loop? It shouldn't slip then. I have that smaller loop at about 30-40mm as a tag.
  21. commonly

    Drones

    Well I managed a quick overnighter at an estate lake. My van wasn't fixed in time😭 Water quality was really bad, they canceled the swimming of a triathlon there. My mate had a pasty and I had a bin lid. Gutted to miss the opportunity of 3 nights at the Res.
  22. No worries with the other 2 rods, I'm more than comfortable with my bottom bait rigs. Nigewoodcock posted some very interesting details a few years ago on here. That sparked my interest in zigs. Generally as I said, it a bit more active type of angling, which I like. I must be doing something wrong, but I'll persevere and enjoy the quest. On finding the fish, well in near 300 acres it hasn't been easy either. Slowly building up the required kit & my knowledge of the place. Electric outboard motor wasn't cheap with 2 leisure batteries. Next up will be a raymarine echo sounder, to get another edge. I'm gutted as my van isnt fixed, all ready to go and praying the mechanic can get it done tonight. First 3 nighter in years is now looking like 2😭
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