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Scoobycue last won the day on October 30 2021

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  1. I use molasses mixed with green lipped mussel powder with my particles
  2. The days of rolling your own being cost effective have gone. Fact! If you roll your own it's down to personal satisfaction. In the 80s and 90s I rolled my own as it was cheaper then and the quality of my baits over the commercial alternatives were night and day. That said some of you will get great pleasure and satisfaction when a bait you made works. I can also remember a bait I was rolling was slaying lakes but at Wraysbury the only thing I slayed was the Bream. I was absolutely gutted. These days I love the convenience and the quality of commercial baits. I havent managed to do as many sessions as I would've liked but I've still had some great results on waters I've never fished. Bottom line is you and only you can decide if the cost of making your own is worth it?
  3. That's pretty much my go to rig all year round
  4. As it's winter I drop down a size or two on the hook but always fish bottom baits this time of year. I'm still catching off the bottom with a 360 rig. Whe the spring warms the water I may change to a low pop up or a zig.
  5. Everything is prepped for tomorrow's little jaint. Fingers crossed it warms up and the carp play ball🙏
  6. I've always found that any fish that have not seen boilies will always always go for sweetcorn. Ive no idea why this is but it always is an instant winner. I'd buy up the Nash boilies and fish a single boilie over the top of the corn and nuts. I've used this method on so many lakes and rivers to great effect. Soak the boiles in the corn juice prior to fishing makes them an absolute delight for the carp, they love them.
  7. Cheers fella. Work permitting I'm hoping to get out on my usual lake Monday for a 24hr sesh.
  8. We were away in the wobbly van and as the weather warmed nicely New Year's morning, I pulled this little fella out for 15lb 3oz. It was the first of five for the day but I was just delighted to kick off the New Year with a fish. So how did you do?
  9. Fish rarely get scared away for long. In fact most lakes the fish know when bait is coming in and home in on it. So the lead may spook the odd fish but not for long. My regular lake doesn't need a lot of leading as I now know where to cast to and can feel the bait settle down but I also fish a lot of brand new lakes. We go caravanning and I only book sites with a lake to fish. First thing I do (where possible) is chat to the Bailiff. They will give you such a great insight to the lake. The second thing I do is walk the lake. Once I've found a spot I lead the swim. Pub chucks can be successful as I can testify to a few of my own but nothing beats 10-15mins leading a swim. Most of the caravan site lakes are day ticket only so it's an absolute must to get an idea of what's in your swim. For me its second nature and has to be done. If you want to catch more fish you need to get the lead out and cast about. Knowledge is king no matter where you fish.
  10. I'd send a letter recorded delivery. If still no response did you buy with your credit card? If so I'd contact your credit card company and let them sort it out with article 75. I know someone who has one and he had an issue that was resolved really quickly with a new boat within a few days. It was because of his experience I bought one.
  11. Until a few months ago I hadn't been fishing for over twenty years. Since I've been back I've had some solid results culminating in this cracking scrapper that went 22lb 9. Not the biggest fish but it really put a huge grin on my face.
  12. Unless anyone has a better suggestion I think the TX7s will do the job admirably.
  13. My technique is not too bad as I can pendulum cast and make reasonable distance but my current set up is too soft. Just ordered a set of Shimano Big Baitrunner XT-B LC 14000 Reels to complimemt the new rods. Will look into the Shimano rods later😉
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