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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from elmoputney in What is your newest purchase   
    Happy Birthday Mate, have a good one.
     
    I had to resort to new purchase today, a Midi-x Spomb.
    I was baiting up last week, and the whole opening trigger mechanism popped out of the Spomb. I can't complain, it is a few years old, think Nazeing age, and been used plenty.
    I did however also contact Spomb to see if I can buy a new mechanism rather than throw away the plastic, especially since I took the trouble to make and add an internal float.
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from yonny in April Catch reports   
    That's catch news of the month, congratulations 🎊 
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to yonny in April Catch reports   
    Great pic 👏👏
    Looking forward to taking my boy when he's a little older. In other news, as of yesterday I have a daughter 😀
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from nj219bands in April Catch reports   
    There is a story with this as well.
    I'd just put the coffee maker on the stove when I had the take. I thought it was a tufted duck or coot as they were diving, but as I picked the rod up realised it was a carp, so had to lean back over to turn the stove off while playing the fish.
    As I was playing it it kited right, alongside the rushes, but I hadn't got my chest waders ready, oops, so had to walk left up the bank to get the angle to play it clear. As it went out again i tried to sort chest waders but the fish gave me no chance so I had to step ankle deep to net it.
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from buzzbomb in April Catch reports   
    There is a story with this as well.
    I'd just put the coffee maker on the stove when I had the take. I thought it was a tufted duck or coot as they were diving, but as I picked the rod up realised it was a carp, so had to lean back over to turn the stove off while playing the fish.
    As I was playing it it kited right, alongside the rushes, but I hadn't got my chest waders ready, oops, so had to walk left up the bank to get the angle to play it clear. As it went out again i tried to sort chest waders but the fish gave me no chance so I had to step ankle deep to net it.
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to Its-grim-up-north in April Catch reports   
    Me and my little lad had a good day out today, we caught a few nice carp, scranned a sack full of cheese and ham buttys, crisps and cakes … were now back home watching some episodes of monster carp lol…🎣👍


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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from nj219bands in April Catch reports   
    I can start for a change.
    23lb from the syndi

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from commonly in April Catch reports   
    There is a story with this as well.
    I'd just put the coffee maker on the stove when I had the take. I thought it was a tufted duck or coot as they were diving, but as I picked the rod up realised it was a carp, so had to lean back over to turn the stove off while playing the fish.
    As I was playing it it kited right, alongside the rushes, but I hadn't got my chest waders ready, oops, so had to walk left up the bank to get the angle to play it clear. As it went out again i tried to sort chest waders but the fish gave me no chance so I had to step ankle deep to net it.
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from chillfactor in April Catch reports   
    I can start for a change.
    23lb from the syndi

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    salokcinnodrog reacted to levigsp in Simplicity Wins   
    The hook used for the 360 was originally the fox hook, way before Dave went to jrc
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to B B in What is your newest purchase   
    Electric sort of barrow £1,700 ..
     

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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Golden Paws in Looking for advice   
    Location is key!
    Find the fish first. As @emmcee says if you can't find them try to get them to come to you. Baitwise for that keep it simple and cheap, crumb, groundbait, particles maybe Vitalin and a few boilies.
     
    Don't keep chopping and changing rigs, the chances are they are not at fault, it is simply the location. I get your point on regular recasting, but it could be that that is keeping them away. Leave one rod in place, all day, but maybe recast and rove with the other.
    Your bait will work, your boilies sound good, but in my view, just take one boilie out of the bag, any one, and put it on the hook. Don't change it on your recast, leave it, stick with what you are doing. That means stick with the pop-up or the wafter, even bottom bait.
     
    Years ago I fished a 2mile section of river between 2 weirs. The carp would move along the section, quite visible, but had places where they preferred to feed. It took 3 months of baiting with just pellets, boilies and sweetcorn to find these spots and to get them used to my boilies. 
    Strangely, sweetcorn was a 'blown' bait, the carp would leave it alone for at least 2 days, although tench and eels would pick it up in certain spots.
    Quite possibly simply because most people fishing the area used sweetcorn and the carp realised it would result in a hook in the lip, even if they managed to escape. (Not everyone was fishing with gear suitable for carp).
    The result was a few carp to 28lb.
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to welder in Simple Mistake   
    It's no good being daft if you don't show it.
    Ian.
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to elmoputney in View from your bivvy door.   
    Just light them with a match 
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to snowmanstevo in So whose on here that I know?   
    Welcome back,Frank.
    I actually started posting again last week after a few years break.
    As has been said most of the ‘old’ crew don’t post no more and the place will never be the same as what it was due to other social media outlets but it would be nice with a bloke with your unparalleled knowledge and experience to start posting again. Hope your all fully  recovered from your Heart Attack. 
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to levigsp in So whose on here that I know?   
    Thank you and yes as recovered as I can be, I have slowed a lot, but that is to be expected with age alone. 
    I have however lost none of my hunter instinct and I an a enthusiastic as ever, that goes for everything I do..
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to welder in So whose on here that I know?   
    Frank who? Never heard of him.
    Ian.
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to bluelabel in Rod Shots   
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to levigsp in Lets see your Fit birds ,   
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from crusian in View from your bivvy door.   
    The fish haven't moved into the margins yet, still a bit cold, so everything is going on any shows, which can be rare to see, or previous spots. Problem with that is that once an area either becomes pressured, or the natural food is gone, the fish can avoid the spot. They also don't seem to follow the rule book on wind direction.
     
    I've waded out to past feeding holes, and the carp haven't fed on them for a couple of years. They have just filled up with soft silt again.
    This week 4 of us saw fish in an area, so between us we 'bracketed' the area. Only 2 caught.
    I know some members have gone over a year between captures, it is low stock in a large water. You can easily miss rolling or jumping fish, simply by not looking in the right direction. I heard fish in winter, but they were rolling in the dark, so pinpointing them is not easy. Winter captures are rare, equinox to equinox.
    Bruce saw fish feeding in the margins last year, lowered a bait in and had 2 in a Night. Good angling!
    Nowhere near Russian Royal family. Originally my Grandfather had a Germanic name which he anglicised on coming to the UK around 1905.
     
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from crusian in View from your bivvy door.   
    Strangely enough, my ancestors come from a town on the Ukrainian Romania border called Reni when it was under the Russian Tsarist Empire.
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    salokcinnodrog reacted to newmarket in Best Pva mixes   
    Looks like a Birdseye Beefburger 😊
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    salokcinnodrog got a reaction from B B in View from your bivvy door.   
    Same view this morning, but what a sunrise.
    Still - 2degrees but beats being sat at home 

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