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Is it just me or does everyone else take the kitchen sink with them fishing? I have been sorting my gear out ready for a couple of 48 hour sessions coming up and can't believe the rubbish I had in my bag "just in case"! If there had been a thermonuclear war while I was away I reckon I would have had the gear to survive it. No wonder I am always squeezing everything into my car and it takes me ages to setup/pack away...but that's another thread altogether. I reckon I should be built like Arnie the amount I have! :oops::?8):lol:

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I can't help loading my barrow high. I always want to be comfortable and take lots of spears. I also take several bags for rigs because I like to have a range of rig types. I also have bags upon bags of boilie with me JIC and all sorts of things that I never use. Like on most carp trips I take pike rigs just in case I decide to change species. I just cant help myself!

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Hello old chum. No sign of the little lady yet, but I'm going Tenching on Friday, so she's bound to come then!

 

Funny you should say that about Albion. We were discussing that last night. I'm Chelsea, and Julie and all of her family are Millwall. I don't want my girl supporting Millwall, and Julie hates Chelsea, so as a compromise we've decided to steer her towards Brighton. But the chances are she'll just hate football altogether. :roll:

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I always take way way way to much stuff. After every trip I try to remove more stuff that I don't use. I guess I like to cover all eventual possibilities and fish in as much comfort as I can.

 

if the other half comes with me - it doesn't help as I need 2xbedchair, 2 times sleeping bag, 2xfood and drink, 2xspare clothes etc etc.

 

That said with my new water looking like a bit of a back breaker I am going to need to trim the kit down further. I actually see it as a challenge though as less stuff = more mobility.

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I can't help loading my barrow high. I always want to be comfortable and take lots of spears. I also take several bags for rigs because I like to have a range of rig types. I also have bags upon bags of boilie with me JIC and all sorts of things that I never use. Like on most carp trips I take pike rigs just in case I decide to change species. I just cant help myself!

 

Lots of spears? Are you related to Robson Green?

 

Ian

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Bivvy.

Rod bag, 5 rods minimum.

Tackle bag (a big one, Trakker barrow bag I think).

Food bag, 2 if I'm there for a while. Inc cooker, KFS, mugs etc

Water, min 5litres.

Bedchair bag with chair and bedchair cover in it too.

Sleeping bag.

Very big unhooking mat (Cotswold).

Cool bag for boilies.

Bag of bait bits, hookers, wafters, pop ups etc.

Couple of buckets with assortment of pellets.

Bucket of seedy type particles if allowed.

 

That's the main stuff.

 

Longer than 48hrs and it's a spare bag of clothes, TV and battery too.

 

TBH most of the lakes I fish allow me to park very near the swim or offer to cart your gear to the swim. I'm past roughing it now.

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  • 3 weeks later...

1 chair/bedchair

1 rod holdall (but looking to get a quiver soon)

unhooking mat

carryall type bag with tackle box ect in ( can also get food in for over nighters

1 large bait bucket

 

and if i do anything more than 24 hours then i have another small carryall bag which holds stove, gas bottles, plates ect.

 

Easily get it on one barrow :)

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For waters where i can use a barrow easily:

 

Quiver

Bedchair

Unhooking Mat

Barrow Bag

Sleeping Bag

Bucket

 

For waters where more mobility is needed or barrows are not practical:

 

Quiver

Army Bergan

Bucket

 

That covers all my sleeping kit, fishing kit, unhooking mat, clothes, food, water ECT ECT ECT.

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I can fit all the actual fishing tackle into the rod holdall and a large carry all, its all the other stuff, Bivvy, bedchair, chair, food bag and cool box, cooking gear bag, spare clothes bag, electric outboard, big battery, water tub, life jacket, Im lucky in that I only need to carry my gear about 5 yards from the car to the boat, I dont know how I would manage with a barrow anymore, and god forbid having to actually carry the stuff

 

mike

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Right, here's the deal. Using the rear tailgate fill the LWB Shogun to the roof. Then carefully open one of the rear doors and wedge in smallish items. Then open the other rear door and do the same.

 

Now open the nearside front door and fill every bit of available space, leaving just enough room for access to handbrake and gear lever.

 

Now go fishing.

 

Ian

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