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still walking...like a triangle :lol: .....getting cabin fever now though!!
:lol: good on ya mate :lol:
to be fair Ive got loads of spalted ash stumps that I had seasoned ready and am turning them into some pretty stunning lamps etc for sale in a local well to do shop....so all good...still turning a coin :wink::lol:

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I got caught at dungeness power station, had guns pointed at me as it was only a couple of days after the london bombings, it turned out i was fishing the pool that is used to cool the reactor for the power station should anything happen. OOOOps, :) i did need to change my pants after i was interviewed then escorted off the site, being shouted at to lay on the floor is no joking matter when you have 4 guns pointed at you, i wouldn't mind but i didnt catch anything either. :(
similar thing happened to me at a gas station not as many guns involved but was arrested under the terrorism act then later released with out charge :roll::lol:

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still walking...like a triangle :lol: .....getting cabin fever now though!!
:lol: good on ya mate :lol:
to be fair Ive got loads of spalted ash stumps that I had seasoned ready and am turning them into some pretty stunning lamps etc for sale in a local well to do shop....so all good...still turning a coin :wink::lol:
A man can always make money with his hands 8)

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Never been one to turn away from earning a few quid....old fella instilled it into me at an early age helped with family farm from the year dot...was working on a pig farm at weekends and after school at 12....never stopped since..other than through cancer a while back...so...if there is money out there...its better in my pocket than someone elses :wink:8)

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will pop one up in a short while.....involving a boat....six 3ftx2ft paving flags and a swim :wink:

 

on what is now a ver closed syndicate but back then was a very very good accessible water well known for some mammoth bream...along with some very good carp :wink:

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will pop one up in a short while.....involving a boat....six 3ftx2ft paving flags and a swim :wink:

 

on what is now a ver closed syndicate but back then was a very very good accessible water well known for some mammoth bream...along with some very good carp :wink:

Marvellous Del can't wait mate 8):lol:

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I will say though i would like some contributions off the moderators and administrators alike seeings as they are people who we generally look up to, what do you think, i know cob has contributed a fine tale, but there must be more, :)

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I will say though i would like some contributions off the moderators and administrators alike seeings as they are people who we generally look up to, what do you think, i know cob has contributed a fine tale, but there must be more, :)
will hang fire then :wink:

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I will say though i would like some contributions off the moderators and administrators alike seeings as they are people who we generally look up to, what do you think, i know cob has contributed a fine tale, but there must be more, :)
This could be a reason why know mods have contributed yet

 

 

http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss196/cobleyn/virgin-nerds-a-4.jpg

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I will say though i would like some contributions off the moderators and administrators alike seeings as they are people who we generally look up to, what do you think, i know cob has contributed a fine tale, but there must be more, :)
This could be a reason why know mods have contributed yet

 

 

http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss196/cobleyn/virgin-nerds-a-4.jpg

 

yeah :lol: i saw it before, but strangely with cobs face on it :lol:

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Hi gents

 

I thought i would have another bash at a tale, :)

 

At the tender age of twenty four my early days of carp fishing had taken me to Nicholls Pit in Hythe. It was one of the largest waters i had ever fished, and to say it was daunting was an understatement. I knew a couple of the regulars on there and i had gathered quite a bit of information about the venue and so decided to give it a bash. Me and my good friend James had decided to do an eleven day stint to kick off our first session.

 

The week before was spent planning every single detail in preparation for our mammoth first session. Hemp was lovingly boiled by the bucket load, boilies were bought by the kilo, sweetcorn was bought by the tens of tins, and the tackle box replenished.

 

The day finally came and the fiat panda was briskly loaded with both sets of gear. Despite the wheel arches nearly catching fire with the friction from the tyres we did indeed make it to the pit.

 

We both had three rods to fire out and both decided to fish a rod in the margins each, a rod as far out as we could cast and the middle rods half way between where we would be concentrating a big bulk of the bait.

We didnt own a spod rod in those days so the long range rods were cast with a single baits, the middle rods were loaded with big pva bags and the margins rods would have a loose scattering of free offerings.

We got set up after a few hours and eagerly awaited our first run.

We used a hell of a lot of vitalin in those days, purely as a carrier for the smaller items like hemp and sweetcorn, the boilies if my memory serves me correctly were the Mistral Remedies and the Rosehip Isotonic.

We spent seven long depressing days waiting for the first bite until we decided to move.

 

During the week i kept seeing a barge working the pit in the far corner and after having a chat with James we quickly packed up our gear on to the barrow's and swiftly made our way to where the barge was working.

My take was the barge would come out every 2 hours or so digging up the bottom of the lake stirring up any debri which had to be an attractor for the fish. The weekend was approaching and the barge would spot work for the weekend soon so we made the decision to fish where the barge was digging as well as the path the barge took.

 

With in one hour we both had our first fish and felt very confident for the next four days fishing. We sent in a load of vitalin loaded with hemp, sweetcorn and chopped boilies and couldn't wait to see what the next four days would produce.

 

Four days later we had a total of 73 fish from this area with me bagging 3 twenties to boot. Including having a lot of fish off the top on the warmer days with my best going to 22lbs.

 

Just goes to show always have a good look round before you start fishing.

 

This was the biggest of the session and is still the finest Common carp i have ever caught at 23lb 4oz's

23lb4ozCommonHythePit1.jpg

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Lovely Common and a good read, never fished Nicholls pit but did a lot of time not too far away..............my last article for a month and this one will be up to date!

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Lovely Common and a good read, never fished Nicholls pit but did a lot of time not too far away..............my last article for a month and this one will be up to date!

 

I cant wait to read your installments :D

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Come on Del i know your eager to get another tale done :)
will do in a few days mate...just really under the gun on a few contracts now with starting back...not got time to scratch my nuts!!

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Good read Gary hadnt seen that write up before. Nice common. Roseip isotonic what a bait had good winter on them few years ago. Havnt seen them since.

 

Rose hips are still going strong, know a few lads who use it and have had plenty of good results on it.

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