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  1. gjc1

    What is your newest purchase

    nash knx 10 foot double rod skin for my new rods plus a handfull of bungies for the tackle cart
  2. im of an age to remember lol
  3. gjc1

    What is your newest purchase

    new water ,new rods ! "well it seemed rude not to" its a small estate/club lake with quite a lot of restricted swims (thats my excuse anyway 😉) most swims will have a maximum 30 yard cast , same problem as others uploading pics -200 eror message
  4. is it gordon or nick ?
  5. cheers gordon 👍your a gent "not many of us left 😂" just wipe sika barra if you like .
  6. cheers gordon ,it would be appreciated if it could be done ,
  7. cheers bc ,yes it is important to keep bodging on! and yes it is a nice venue and psychologically its better as well ,just knowing that after ive packed the van i will get a swim to fish ,a couple of times on the other place i ended up coming back home because the swims i could get to were occupied which was a bit of a downer as after the first season i needed to get a day ticket first as season tickets had been stopped ! so it meant i had to check swims available then go and get ticket only to find someone had got in the swim i fancied whilst i was away getting ticket .
  8. hiya i seem to have ended up with an inactive account somehow and cant seem to contact admin to get it resolved ! so ive had to create another account ! heres my original intro : gjc1 Advanced Member Inactive 28 71 posts Report post Posted August 25, 2016 hiya, just found the forum and joined as it seem to be a friendly place , just returning to carp fishing after a 30 odd year lay off ,"aint things changed " from the black country originally but moved around a bit over the years and fished for most things but mobility "or the lack of it ,damn arthritis " has caused me to think about doing a bit of carp and tench fishing again ,got a local water with a few decent carp in but only a few for its size so not going to be a runs water but thats not an issue as it has a decent head of good tench and a few other decent bits and pieces,spent the last couple of months getting kitted out tackle wise, just hope the old methods and baits still work .hoping to get out next week to get a feel for it again ,fingers crossed , carp venues are a bit thin on the ground around here "sw scotland " possibly need to travel over the border into cumbria or northumberland, who can tell .looking forward to getting out anyway . not much has changed since then other than i have now found a small estate/club lake to fish with excellent access which will give me a more assured access to pitches than the previous venue which proved problematical for me due to the limited number of swims i could get to with my lack of mobility. the new venue holds a good head of carp up to around the low 20's which im more than happy with and is picture postcard carpy atb glyn
  9. gjc1

    A Bit Of Interactive Bank Chat

    a bit late really " well no VERY LATE " not been on for a while but ive had a few (6)trips out now on the big water with the low stocks of good fish since reporting last,im feeling VERY comfortable now being back at carping but its very quiet up here now with the weather ,we had a cold spell starting a few weeks back that came in all of a sudden and even knocked a commercial ive been having the odd day on off the feed ,ive stopped the pre baiting now for this year and planning on starting again next spring when the weather warms up again ! if we should get a warm spell ill get the gear out again but now im thinking of starting on a bit of piking until spring ,on a positive note when i do start carping again ill be hitting the ground running Plenty to catch up on on here though ,all the best guys
  10. gjc1

    British Record

    SPOT ON B.C ! couldnt agree more
  11. gjc1

    A Bit Of Interactive Bank Chat

    no ,no more liners ,the more i think about it im convinced now they were dropped baits,possibly off the bream in there ! yep really enjoying being back and that distance is to much for me (i used to be able to get around 130-140yds with a clipped down rig with shore gear) but not with any carp gear and arthritis ! nice to see and a confidence booster all the same as because of the low stock and size of the water its a rare occurrence .likewise on yours bud
  12. gjc1

    A Bit Of Interactive Bank Chat

    managed another outing yesterday "same water and same swim"and almost the same tactics ,same result as well ,joking aside though im feeling A LOT more comfortable and settled whist fishing ,i fished one rod on a tigernut snowman and the other rod on a plain double tigernut and the other on a method feeder with various offerings out of my baiting/spod mix,one plus was during a lull in the rain i had 2 fish show themselves straight out from me , i couldn't get out to them though as im guessing around 150 yards + or there about ,still its food for thought and a confidence boost for next time ,hopefully end of the week !
  13. gjc1

    A Bit Of Interactive Bank Chat

    yup they are used for tube fly heads mainly and you can get them for hooks as well ,they are "as far as im aware" only available cone shaped though!
  14. gjc1

    A Bit Of Interactive Bank Chat

    shhh no shouting , i think your spot on about late spring , thats my initial thoughts as well ! but youve got to have hope and dreams to keep you going ,and all the time i can spend on the water this season/year will stand me in good stead for the spring i fish against myself and the water as ive said before so any fish i eventually do get is a step forward for me , plus there is always the possibility of a very good fish .no rush !, no panic ! and no publicity ! its all just for my own personal pleasure as it should be