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  1. bluelabel

    Rod Shots

    9 points
  2. snowmanstevo

    Rod Shots

    One from Saturday evening
    8 points
  3. jh92

    Rod Shots

    On a day session with my dad today, I'm on the fish, well they are topping over my bait so it's a good sign 👌 On the other hand I forgot the brew kit and dad isn't impressed at all. I offered him a tin of Dr Pepper and all I got was the eye 😂😂😂
    8 points
  4. ouchthathurt

    Rod Shots

    Sunday morning 6am
    7 points
  5. I put up the Trakker Tempest Brolly 100 I purchased a month ago in the garden today, thought I get a bit of practice before I use it in anger, man that was Soo quick and easy watched a vid on the YouTube which helped …Must have been the quickest erection iv ever done 🤔
    5 points
  6. 1kg of dendrobaena worms 15kg vitalin 3 x korda method feeders
    3 points
  7. yonny

    July Catch Reports

    Savage. The best/worst boat battle I ever had was on a syndi in Northants. Got the take and it weeded me up real bad. Did my best to free it but it just wasn't happening. Got the boat out and it took me through 2 anglers lines so had to get them both involved. Weed-bed to weed-bed, a right merry dance. Half hour later up popped...... an 8 lb common 🙈🤣
    3 points
  8. jh92

    Banksticks

    My JRC stainless steel bank sticks are still going strong after 15 years of abuse 😆👍
    3 points
  9. elmoputney

    Rod Shots

    Well it's the 3rd time I've broken my PB in this swim 29lb 4oz, still can't get a 30 but getting closer and it was a nice one 😍
    3 points
  10. elmoputney

    Banksticks

    Goalposts and buzz bars will much more sturdy than a pod, a properly inserted bank stick won't move on the most extreme takes, pods will, I also think buzz bars just look smart, and as we all know, if your rods ain't level you might as well go home
    2 points
  11. yonny

    Banksticks

    Less to carry, quicker to deal with. More stable (if you use the right ones). Just less faff all round imo.
    2 points
  12. ouchthathurt

    July Catch Reports

    17lb linear stalked on freelined dog biscuit. Only had about 3hrs so headed to this lil town pond. First time I’ve ever fished it.
    2 points
  13. elmoputney

    Rod Shots

    I got one Savage bite, looks a nice one want it to stop raining now though 😁
    2 points
  14. elmoputney

    Rod Shots

    Tonight I will mainly be drinking thatchers gold and having my rod tips higher than usual, just seen some fizzing over me solid bag in the light rough rod, my old mate the lucky morrhen is about so now all we need is the carps,
    2 points
  15. elmoputney

    July Catch Reports

    Where do I start, arrived at a relatively quiet lake, bucketed the usual swim as it was free went for a walk round, decided I had a decent chance, got my rods set up LH Ronnie, middle rod multi rig and rh rod solid bag,after pulting quite a lot of boilies out I chucked them out, LH rod is my banker rod and it went out sweet, middle rod was another story about 15 before I was happy, bag rod 1st cast bad, got a birds nest and had to set it up again after handlining the rig back in, redid it happy enough with it, so I was fairly surprised to get a bite within a couple of hours, even more surprising was it was a belter and a new PB, Happy days and there is still time for another, come on the carps
    1 point
  16. So my O/T is as good as over so it was time for the drive south for a session on the river. Went to a club stretch that did me well last year and it was good to be back bank side. It was a lovely day and the weather behaved itself and the only other people me and matey boy seen was a couple in a canoe. All fish came in a 5 hr feeding spell through the night and ended up with 5 barbel with 2 of them going 9+ and a PB chub at 5,7 as you can imagine I was over the moon. The wildlife and solitude really is good for the soul……… but not the horse fly bites have 😫😫🤣🤣 A couple of mat shots as was a bit unfair asking me auld mate to battle the vegetation for every fish. 😬 Its a 3 hr round journey for me so you can imagine I was glad to get home after a long day/night. Cup of tea,cheese and ham toastie,shower and I was whacked 💤💤💤 All in all a great session with a good mate and got a roast on the go listening to Floyd and celebrating the PB with a few Guiness, thanks for reading 😬😎😫
    1 point
  17. Clues in the title really, when I was younger and just starting out, some bits of kit I would have given a kidney for: fox mini micron alarms, Steve neville alarms, shimano 6010 baitrunners, solar sod pod and the century big Bertha spod rod, (any century rods really) I actually saw one in the flesh the other day and offered to buy it! What kit did you crave from years ago, that have vanished now?
    1 point
  18. a set of custom built ballistas, gravel eater banksticks and swan neck bars, can still get them the rods are too pricey and the gravel eaters would look out of place on most waters. carp angling is not like it used to be to be diplomatic. i do like to avoid crowds when angling i'm good with two or three anglers on a five-six acer water and would love my own lake or a proper syndicate membership as in you all pony up for the lease. i'm on the verge of going back to general course fishing join all the other mid week duffers on day ticket waters waggler fishing. 🥸
    1 point
  19. B B

    Banksticks

    I can remember using a board back in the day when the wind got up out came the Shakespeare wand…happy days
    1 point
  20. B B

    What is your newest purchase

    Was wondering how much do 1kg of worms cost ?
    1 point
  21. elmoputney

    July Catch Reports

    Brilliant, I have often find it's those smaller ones that cause the most trouble, that one yesterday wasn't a big one, I estimated mid double but it didn't half cause me some grief😁 Biggest regret I didn't take the time to really check out my spot as I hadn't put my Polaroids on, maybe next time I'll chuck a rig over there and need to retrieve it 😏
    1 point
  22. barry211

    Banksticks

    when feeder fishing it will be either single sticks with a rod rest or old school taget board, but since i started with the carp malarky i must admit a pod is helpful, i go with what ever the venue presents. if hard board or solid base a pod is fine and adaptable but if nice grass/mud then its single sticks for each rod as only use 1 alarm anyway. still new to all this but some old school stuff still works fine for me such as the bank sticks and quiver tip rests..........
    1 point
  23. framey

    Tent/Bivvie Colour

    Problem is that if they wore colours that blended into the road then people in cars may hit them I knew a girl who went skiing in an all white outfit because she didn’t want to stand out …. I said there’s a reason they are bright coloured if you think about it lol horses for courses I say
    1 point
  24. newmarket

    Banksticks

    That’s how I see the goal posts , buzz bars etc , might as well use a pod … I like the rod tip pointing at the bait if possible too for indication purposes. Always try to be practical rather than tarty .
    1 point
  25. B B

    Banksticks

    As above, and for me is the weight saving I’m trying to use the bike more often ..
    1 point
  26. Put a few more Uprights for stability today, then put some decorative batons round the 3 sides eventually, priced up the perspex roof, 150 for 4 sheets 😬... Then from some cut off bits... I built 2 solar light features for either side of Decking Furniture...
    1 point
  27. newmarket

    Banksticks

    Hey you lot , I have a question . What possible practical advantage can you get (and I say you cos I won’t be doing it) by using sticks & buzzbars as opposed to a pod ?
    1 point
  28. elmoputney

    July Catch Reports

    Just lost one in a far from epic boat battle, it had just got too far in the weed and didn't want to budge so out I had too go😳 2 boats in my swim I went for the small one,never again lol, got out to the fish and it came free but the boat just kept spinning round if I hadn't snapped my net spreader block on the way out I may have got it in the net but on one of my rotations it managed to free it self and leave my hook in the pads, it wasn't a monster luckily, but I think captain pugwash is safe for now 😳😁
    1 point
  29. B B

    Rod Shots

    I hope that’s not a big Rudd in the net Elmo
    1 point
  30. jh92

    June Catch Reports

    Caught this one on a 16mm boilie this morning 😆
    1 point
  31. Turning up with a preconceived idea of location/tactics is one of the biggest mistakes an angler can make imo. Clear your mind of expectation and fish where you see feeding activity. If you do find them in the margins then a pva bag is as good a tactic as any. Tiny qty's of bait, particularly pellets, are defo the one in the margins for me. I'd personally go for a bottom bait over a pop up though. You need that hook-bait/rig to be as inconspicuous as possible. Carp are naturally far more cautious in the margin in my experience and a pop up will often be ignored.
    1 point
  32. yonny

    Tent/Bivvie Colour

    A fair bit of rubbish spoken in the last few posts imho. Let's face it, no-one wants to sit on the bank looking at red, yellow and blue tents. It's bad enough with all the khaki/olive and camo shelters lined up along the bank. It's supposed to be a fishery, not a campsite. These places are so busy now we can at least do our tiny little bit to blend in to the countryside by purchasing a green shelter. You can pick them up for the same price as standard tent if you look around. They're not imo. In fact I'd say you'll find plenty of anglers that snigger at this camo revolution that seems to be happening this past few years. I am more than happy with my olive brolly but, if we talk logically, if anything should be camouflaged it should be the biggest/most obtrusive thing...... which is the shelter. Each to their own at the end of the day but I can think of nothing worse than sitting staring at brightly coloured tents all day.
    1 point
  33. barry211

    June Catch Reports

    have only managed to get out once this month but it was the solstice so a nice relaxing recharge on a day ticket, still new to carp fishing but sticking with it and used a few different rigs during the day to test them out. got this beauty early on but did lose one in the afternoon which was a bummer but taught me to not faff about too much when playing a big fish. have worked out my feeder game is still on point but need to adapt it a bit better for targetting carp and also have realised i am useless with rigging pop-ups but finding this forum a great inspiration so cheers all. no idea of the weight as never weigh my fish just do it for the challenge and the fun but this one has stood out as thie first time i have caught one off my own rigs so really pleased with my little self. to those who have been on this forum for a good few years i thank you all as this place has becopme a virtual library for me
    1 point
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