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dalej2014

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  1. I've heard that too. I'll be getting a bottle for the vanilla nut boilies. At a tenner a bottle it's still much cheaper than most glugs and goos! Blooming carp tax! 🤣
  2. A drop o' the Irish!? That'll be going on the boilies. I know it seems like a waste but I've been teetotal over 10 years, so no issue for me
  3. Is that your experience with petrol in a stove? Apparently quite different using Coleman fuel (white gas/naphtha). Certainly cheaper than using butane/propane too.
  4. So regarding a stove, it looks like the Coleman petrol will work down to freezing (and beyond with alcohol or gel to preheat?). I realise these have to be used outside the bivvy, but since most of my Autumn/Winter will be daytime or early morning/evening, a better bet? Again, not a small investment, but warm tea/coffeee/chocolate by the bankside. Worth it? Several of you have mentioned hot drinks, so seems to be an idea.
  5. They're not cheap I'll grant you. I fell over looking at prices too. Having tried winter carping once many years ago, and freezing my wotsits off, I was willing to pay to keep warm though. Got to be the biggest factor in going I reckon. If I'm cold, I'll soon wish I wasn't there, stop enjoying it and lose interest. So for me, to keep going through the colder months, worth it I hope. If I put a fish on the bank in winter it will be. 🎣❄️
  6. Thank you all for your replies. I have taken your good advice to heart, looked at various options and placed an order for some Fortis salopettes and an FJ6 jacket along with some Skeetex boots. That should keep me nice and warm in the worst of winter! I'll order some seed based base mix and pop up mix next and start introducing a winter boilie. Roll on autumn!
  7. Hi guys, I fish the spring/summer of neccessity, as my work has me on call from October through April, however this year I'd like to try and fish through the colder months when I can. I'm looking for advice on the neccesaries to do so. Clothing - I'm looking at a Quantum winter suit and Skeetex boots. Good enough? Anyone have any experience with them? Bait - I'm looking to roll an HNV superseed/peanut/vanilla boilie (like Manilla), and use with hemp and corn/maize. I may go the full "Adam Penning" and use condensed milk and Bailey's too! Again, anyone have any experience or tips? I'm also thinking gradually trickling in the "winter" baits, with my fishmeals,. When do I need to start that? Now? Rigs/tactics. Will be baiting lightly, with singles or one or two boilie stringers. Am also thinking flouro pop-ups or wafters, casting often to to try to find the slowing shoals. Gear - I've got a stove now, and ordered a small kettle for coffee, soup and so on. (Do those gas bottle sleeves help in the cold?). I probably won't do many nights, more evenings and the odd day at weekends. Anyhting else a must have? Anyhitng else I need to know or think about? Any tips, tricks, advice or thoughts appreciated. CHeers, and tight lines!
  8. If you use a computer you can download Microsoft Powertoys, which has a free image resizer. Also on Windows if you open in image viewer then click the ellipses (three little dots, top right), then click on resize... Hope this helps.
  9. Blimey! Going fishing!? Tight lines!
  10. In other news our other local lake, the bigger if the two, had a fish out at 47lbs last week! I was told by two separate, and reliable people. It's entirely possible that one of the two forties in the lake will break the magical 50lbs this year. Obviously I am now on a mission! This lake has always been my nemesis, having yet to give me a single fish as yet. No small task then. Nonetheless, roll on Saturday 🎣🎣
  11. An afternoon at the lake and a better fish to show for it. Alas, no pictures, but I did get a short video in the net - https://photos.app.goo.gl/XjBjMgxd3YiJ3uhR9 The fish wrapped up solid in weed, so I set the rod down until he kicked free. He came in with a cowl of Canadian, and plenty of energy left! So much he was thrashing about and I had to pop him back for fear of harm. Pva bag with groundbait, mixed pellets doused in fish hydro, and a home rolled Infrared fishmeal boilie. The scent when rolled reminds me of Activ-8. The scales gave me 18lb 9oz. 🎣😁
  12. Wychwood DPF? Do love how that looks on a reel. How did it fish? I've heard mixed opinions.
  13. That's a shame. My R3's are in red, white and blue. Bobbins and lights. Just need to do a euro fishing holiday to make it worthwhile having that tackle tart factor. 😅
  14. Just need a white one now. True Brit 🎣😉
  15. Trying out new flavours. The Infrared doing the business. A low double (12-ish?). He was a feisty little fella, so had to unhook in a freshly wetted cool mat, as he wouldn't stop moving in the net.
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