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keeno86

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    keeno86 got a reaction from B.C. in How long?   
    Im hoping so mate, as you say they breed like rats, i dread to think just how many smaller ones are in there, issue is i think there are so many that they are out in force every night meaning they never truly move on. We shall see. Im defo moving on after a couple more trips, i really want to see one of the 2 bigguns out before i do though, been fishing there for a long time and doesnt seem right to move on without seeing em. Not even in my net, if one of the guys im fishing with have one of em thats good enough, put a lot of time, blood sweat and tears itno this lake but its just not the place it once was.
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    keeno86 got a reaction from B.C. in How long?   
    Thanks mate. The mix im working on is nearly there, the hemp is more just to keep something in the swim if the cats clear me out during the night till i next bait up. As ill be heavily spodding it just makes sense to add the hemp at the same time.Its a week trip so that mix will be getting a thorough testing and if it works as well as i hope ill get a full right up on the other thread.
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    keeno86 reacted to greekskii in How long?   
    oh okay, well then the oil will make the boilies rock hard if left too long. I had some soaking in oil and ended up breaking a bait drill on one!! Best to pre-pierce them. 
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    keeno86 reacted to greekskii in How long?   
    depends how you want the boilies. They will be mush by sunday if you put them in now. I'd say friday night, they will still be soft though. If plenty of other species are in the lake then put them in Saturday night, they'll be firm enough to resist then.
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    keeno86 got a reaction from B.C. in Why expensive boilies are a con.   
    I have to agree with you. All of the money and time that goes into my fishing i need to have what i think is the best quality bait out there and enough of it. I take a lot with me on sessions, doesnt mean it all has to go in, but why spend all it costs, take all the time to fish with something you know/think is not the best bait you can have with you. Doesn't need to be £15 a kilo either.
    Its the same with guys who have £400 rods and reels sitting on the bank but moan about the price of a hook sharpener or the price of bait. For me its confidence and taking a bait im certain its not as good as another would be wrong imo.
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    keeno86 reacted to yonny in French Trip April 2017   
    A report from my trip last week.
    Disappointing start, we had expected 45 acres to ourselves (me and three mates). Turns out 4 anglers from the week before had chosen to stay on as it was due to be so quiet. This meant getting on the fish was difficult at the draw, especially for me; I had invited a very close friend with limited experience, his first trip to France, so I had to shout for two swims next to each other. We ended up off the back of the wind on the main bowl of water. The fish were clearly on the end of the wind so not perfect.
    As we were setting up I saw a fish show long, about as far as I can cast with the set-up I was using in fact, maybe 130+. Obviously I did the right thing and dropped everything to get a single on its head. Bright white pop on a heli rig, wound it up, let it go, on the alarm, and I continued setting up. About an hour later I was balancing a hookbait in the margin when I heard a bleep. Looked up and the tip of the long rod is bouncing. I hit it and enjoyed a good fight from a lovely 34.08 mirror. First blood, maybe our swims aint that bad after all. Chucked the single back out but it's a quiet afternoon with not much seen.
    There's no way I'm starting the session with my spots at as far as I can cast so I opt to bait a spot at a more comfortable range of about 90 yards. They're showing over the other side (well beyond my range tbf) and casting/baiting long for a week would kill me. 5kg on the area and sit back for a beer with my mate. The night passes by uneventfully and we see very little in front of us (i.e. nothing) but we know how quickly that can change in this water. The next day we continue to sit on the bait, top up the spot (not like it needed it) and enjoy another nice evening but no fish.
    Next morning we've still seen nothing and you guys know what I'm like; I get very, very itchy feet. In come the rods and off for a wander with my pal. We mooch up to the shallow snaggy area at the top of the pit and search it for an hour. Nothing. Off to check the deeper water. As we walk out of the shallow section I see a carp top long out of the corner of my eye. I stop my mate and we watch for a minute. We see maybe 5 shows in quick succession. The sun is up and they're clearly on their way to the shallows, we just beat them to it. Not one to pass on an opportunity, I drag my mate back to the swims and we grab a couple of rods each.
    Back in the area short of the shallows and we see a couple more. We launch 2 singles each into the area, pop the rods on the floor and sit next to them. Twenty minutes later and I'm telling my mate I can't believe we've not had a bite, we've seen plenty. Then the spool on my left rod shuts me up... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. My mate's not had a fish yet, in fact he's never had a French fish at all, so I tell him to hit it. I then have the pleasure of watching, filming, and photographing, one of my best mates enjoy one of the most awesome fights you could ever see. This fish proper beat him up from start to finish, a real big fish fight. In the net and my mates PB (24 lb) is nigh on doubled in an instant with a pukka 46.04 mirror. That actually turned out to be the biggest of our trip so although I'm a little disappointed to have given him the rod, it was worth it just to see him enjoying that big fish buzz.
    We chuck the singles back out but it's clear the fish have moved further out, we suspect the beast of a fight the mirror gave us spooked them off a little. We take the opportunity to go and pack down our main swim and bring our gear round here. We set up and see a couple show during the afternoon. No further captures in the day but the following night and morning see us catch a handful of mirrors to 38.08 and commons to 33.04. We're really getting excited about or new swims when the weather suddenly takes a change for the worse. Much, much worse.
    This cold north easterly pops up bringing ice cold, freezing temps. The fish push out of the shallower water in front of us and we spend all day looking at nothing. I know that's the end of our little shallow water escapade so we're packing up again ready for a move, my mate is now realising that the chilled out relaxed holiday he foresaw is doubtful to happen with me involved. We choose to fish in a couple of free swims down the other end.
    Well, to cut a long story short, the next 3 days is spent searching for feeding fish. Everyone on the lake stopped catching except one (one of our group who really made the most of being on the fish with 15 carp to 50.14 lb with 8 X 40's, great angling!!!!). I fished 3 swims in that time, doing laps every day, my God we struggled. Strange conditions, freezing cold temps but with the brightest sunshine. We were all wearing full thermals due to the cold but our faces were burning. It was like arctic conditions, all our skin dried up, like fishing under a hole in the ozone layer. Nightmare.
    3 days later and everyone is pretty miserable. The other four guys had gone home early due to the poor fishing but at least that frees up a few swims. I'm still bang on it, as always, and I'm 100% determined that I WILL catch another carp on this, the last day. I was doing a lap with my mate and we stop to speak/have a beer with our other mates. While we're chatting I see 4 carp top, funnily enough, in the swims we started the week in. Off we go for yet another move.
    An hour or two later we're setting up and I see a couple of shows further to the right. The wind is finally switching to a straight easterly and has warmed a little. I'm wondering of they're on the move. I leave my mate and go wandering and see they are clearly moving, slowly, up to the shallower area. I run down to grab my mate but he's had enough, he's staying put, I've run him into the ground. Fair play I say as I grab a couple of rods and leg it to the shallower water.
    The next few hours is spent with singles chucked at showing fish, it's not looking great, but it's not looking terrible either. By about 5 pm I think my chance has gone, they've stopped showing and I'm cursing myself for not capitalising when one of my rods absolutely melts off. I played that fish like it was the last I'd ever catch. So much effort had gone into that fish that I just needed to get it on the bank, which I duly did. At 37 lb it was no monster by French standards but my God was I please to see it.
    I spent the last night in the same area but the temps were still cold at night. No more fish caught by anyone. To summarise it was a very frustrating week, 5 or 6 swim moves, God knows how many swims fished, trying every tactic under the sun, for a handful of fish. Did I love it? Of course I did. Can't wait for next time.
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    keeno86 reacted to cyborx in Treating fin damage on a carp   
    hi! and welcome to the forum buddy, i personally would use Bee Propolis, its a resin that the Honey Bee produces by mixing tree resin with a bit of wax and honey, it has excelent anti bac and microbial properties and forms a wax skin over the applied area.
    other options are produced by all the main tackle manufacturers such as Nash carp care kit and Korda medi kit but are significantly more expensive,  propolis 30g plus half a doz qtips costs less than £5 ( holland and barrett) and (with a top up of Qtips occasionally) will last all season, trade medikits cost Circa £15 for the same amount.
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    keeno86 got a reaction from yonny in Why expensive boilies are a con.   
    I have to agree with you. All of the money and time that goes into my fishing i need to have what i think is the best quality bait out there and enough of it. I take a lot with me on sessions, doesnt mean it all has to go in, but why spend all it costs, take all the time to fish with something you know/think is not the best bait you can have with you. Doesn't need to be £15 a kilo either.
    Its the same with guys who have £400 rods and reels sitting on the bank but moan about the price of a hook sharpener or the price of bait. For me its confidence and taking a bait im certain its not as good as another would be wrong imo.
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    keeno86 reacted to yonny in Why expensive boilies are a con.   
    Not for me bud. I want to use a top quality bait regardless of the water.
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    keeno86 reacted to greekskii in Feedback please been a while since I tied rigs   
    Yonny is right, it is a bit high, but it could be fine for over the top of low weed or leaves and sticks depending on the depth. I never normally use over 2 inches off the deck unless I really have to. Closer the better IMO.
    I'd also add to put pva foam on the multi as with the length it may tangle on the cast. I use a stiff material (pic in the multi rig thread) to make my pop-up multi rigs now as it performs much like the stiff hinged rig without the swivel.
     
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    keeno86 got a reaction from spr1985 in What is your newest purchase   
    Daiwa longbow spod and marker rod (4.25tc)
    Daiwa longbow dedicated spod rod (4.5tc)
    2 x Daiwa emblem spod reels
    Braid for all the above.
     
    Anyone got a comfy sofa or old van i can throw a mattress in??? Got a feeling im gonna need it when the missus gets home....
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    keeno86 got a reaction from jh92 in What is your newest purchase   
    Daiwa longbow spod and marker rod (4.25tc)
    Daiwa longbow dedicated spod rod (4.5tc)
    2 x Daiwa emblem spod reels
    Braid for all the above.
     
    Anyone got a comfy sofa or old van i can throw a mattress in??? Got a feeling im gonna need it when the missus gets home....
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    keeno86 reacted to phil dalts in Multi rig critique   
    I see your point, i worry about that too.
    The only way it would slide down is if a fish was hooked and the bobbin pulled tight. I just re cast if i have doubts.
    As for bottom bait i use this

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    keeno86 reacted to jh92 in Chum mixers?   
    Thanks for replies I'll have a look the tesco branded ones but if I can't see any I'll get some bakers complete. Seen some lumps cruising around down the canal over the weekend so I'm gonna try getting one off the surface lol.
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    keeno86 got a reaction from jh92 in Chum mixers?   
    Have a look to see if you have a pets at home anywhere near you, or something similar. I just typed in "pedigree chum" on ebay and lots of the chum mixers come up, not sure on the price as i havent purchased them before.
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    keeno86 reacted to spr1985 in Can anyone identify this model of Nash pod please   
    I never have any issues with mine like this*
     
     
    * disclaimer......I never get any takes 😂😂😂

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    keeno86 got a reaction from B.C. in Can anyone identify this model of Nash pod please   
    As i mentioned in an earlier post i prefer to use bank sticks or the buzz bars on just bank sticks not a pod. Ive had to lay a rod down while playing a fish, but cant see how that would be any different using bank sticks. Ive never had any of the issues mentioned and i used to a pod all the time. The reason for my change to stick/buzz bars on sticks is that there are cats up to 100lb ion the lake, while ive never had any issues with a pod moving on a take i just feel better having my kit pushed into the ground.
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    keeno86 reacted to chillfactor in Can anyone identify this model of Nash pod please   
    Don't use pods myself, but can't for the life of me see why this would cause tangles , looks no different to some of the lads that's post pics up on here who use pods or guys I've met on socials, never here anyone complaining of tangles. 
    It will be fine fella, think some lads weight them down with a carrier bag full of stones on concrete .
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    keeno86 got a reaction from carpmachine in Can anyone identify this model of Nash pod please   
    Most of these pods legs are actual banksticks mate, they screw onto the center frame., if the damage is to one of these then in may be possible to just add a cheaper adjustable bank stick to it. But as CM says use banksticks,where possible, the legs may come off of that as i said and be able to use an single banksticks anyhow.
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    keeno86 reacted to cyborx in 2 man bivvy   
    OO OOH you have sold me, i think im gonna get one
    oh yeh, i already do hahaha!!
    gotta agree tho, two wideboys and all your kit too lol
     
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    keeno86 reacted to chillfactor in Spod rod for under £120   
    Sound mate , think I might order some then 
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    keeno86 reacted to greekskii in Spod rod for under £120   
    yep, large spomb full of particle... no problems. What I do is tie a kwik link direct to the braid so I can change spomb size or over to a lead to ensure correct distance . I rarely am spombing over 100yards much, so it may come unstuck if used rigourously at long distances but so far for me there has never been any problems
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    keeno86 got a reaction from B.C. in New bait   
    Totally agree mate. If a bait has worked on a specific lake it will again, or as you mentioned any good bait will work, its about sticking with it and more inmportantly being confident in it.  Obviously different times of the year/situations you will need to change things up. I do this by using the different types of bait in the range of boilie i use. For example im using 4g squid, i take popups, wafters, stick mix ect to match. So i can cover just about any angling situation i need to with 1 bait. I fish with a few guys and ive seen them chop and change after a few blanks, before you know it they have 3 kilo of mixed boilies, every flovour pop up/wafter under the sun, same with rigs, and after 4 hours of nothing, in goes a different bait or rig. Whenever any of the guys i have fished with stick to one type of bait they have done better, i try tell them they are over complicating things but thats up to them.
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    keeno86 got a reaction from Tucker68 in 2 man bivvy   
    Sound like a carpzone salesman here lol, But im sure cyborx will agree that the hurricane could easliy fit 2 wideboys with overwrap on going front to back with a nice gap down the middle. Ive see a few 2 man bivvys for around the money you are looking at and imo none come close. The other thing on the hurricane is the headroom. Tons of it.
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    keeno86 reacted to chillfactor in Spod rod for under £120   
    I've used the whiplash & wouldn't buy it again tbh , cast superbly but doesn't like going round the sticks the amount of times it would knot massively when reeling back in was head doing. ( which I  put down to it drying out so quickly)  meaning lost time & braid & lots of albrigt knots lol 
    You also need a leader with it as it's dineama braid & ultra thin .
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