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I'll kick this one off. Seems like we have all had a rough time of it lately!

After 5 blank nights over December I was out for a day session on Saturday and about 20mins after dropping a snowman hookbait a rod length off the dam wall I landed this mid double. I did absolutely ruin the pics, probably out of practice or due to the cold. Not that it matters really. 

 

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Cheers mate. Was right out of the blue. So many snags been dragged on the dam wall due to the suction from the outflow. I was lucky to get it down safe. 

Mick had a single figure fish just on dark from the willow. He somehow manages to bag the smaller fish all the time.

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He is always saying about 8-9lbers and mid doubles. Catching when others aren't but seemingly the smaller fish a lot of us seem to never see. Does pop up with a few 20s occasionally though. He uses small hookbaits. At the minute size 10 hooks with a tiny orange pop up or bottom bait. 

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10 hours ago, crusian said:

What about the 'photo with your happy smiling face Smufter , I think a lot of people prefer that one as it sums it all up .

:)

God only knows what I was doing in this one!!!!.......

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17 hours ago, ianain said:

It's a look of surprise, disbelief, amazement and sheer childish joy. Absolutely priceless - it's what fishing can mean to most of us, long may it continue :)

you forgot Goofyness bud, there is definitely a touch of Goofyness in there :wink:

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On ‎1‎/‎25‎/‎2018 at 19:23, ianain said:

It's a look of surprise, disbelief, amazement and sheer childish joy. Absolutely priceless - it's what fishing can mean to most of us, long may it continue :)

This is what I love about this forum. It's stories and pics like this that just cheer you up.... Marvelous. And, I for one, will remember all of Smufter's blanks and tales of really hard sessions before landing that beauty, whenever I'm on a run of blanks..... Sheer inspiration for anyone.:)

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13 minutes ago, B.C. said:

This is what I love about this forum. It's stories and pics like this that just cheer you up.... Marvelous. And, I for one, will remember all of Smufter's blanks and tales of really hard sessions before landing that beauty, whenever I'm on a run of blanks..... Sheer inspiration for anyone.:)

Cheers mate. Out again on Tuesday. I'll let you know how it goes. Fingers crossed and now the monkey's off my back I feel a lot more relaxed about the whole thing. But I won't get complacent.....and I'll put my hat on straight and slap a bit of make up on just in case I get photo'd again!! 8)

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Just now, smufter said:

Cheers mate. Out again on Tuesday. I'll let you know how it goes. Fingers crossed and now the monkey's off my back I feel a lot more relaxed about the whole thing. But I won't get complacent.....

That first fish means everything on any water. A lot of the time, blanks equals knowledge gained. ... Amazing how a single bite can change everything (2 bites now I believe?).. Let us know how it goes mate. Glad to hear you are feeling more relaxed about it now, that's a big part of it for me.

All the best :)

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cheers mate. It did smell unreal, I did try it too, Wonderful.

I had a little glass of the mint choc stuff the other night. Room temp it was well balanced. I dropped an ice cube in it the mint flavour came out a lot more than the choc. Not sure I want to be using it for fishing tbh with the mint flavour. But then mint works for carp so I'm going to risk it!

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Finally, broke the curse! First fish in over a month I believe:

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Not big at all, but a fish nevertheless. Photo could been better, everythings a bit distorted, but I was working quickly to get the fish back in the water to recover as soon as possible.

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