salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Ginger9991 in Floater fishing
My floater rod is a 1.75lb Specialist rod, which swaps between roach, bream, tench and chub as well as carp.
Years ago I bought a Shimano aero 4000 gtm fighting drag with spare spool, but one of the current 4/5000 size baitrunner reels should be perfect.
Obviously match your line to the lake, some places 8lb is fine, others it is 10-15lb plus. The 8lb I use for feeder fishing for the 'little' species as well, including floater fishing for chub.
Hooklink wise I tend to water knot an arms width of hooklink, Berkeley Trilene xl below 10lb, Preston Reflo above 10lb, usually to a size 10. Hooks, Drennan Super Specialist, Solar 101's work for me.
As for dog biscuits, a box of Bakers Complete gives a mix of shapes and sizes and a very nice hook bait with the big square ones.
If close enough freeline, if further out a decent controller, and wait for it, but a Nash Tackle recommendation (I feel faint and ill saying that, 😆) the Bolt Machine.
salokcinnodrog reacted to newmarket in Local lake
If those ‘no fishing’ signs are no longer there then I’d start baiting up 😊
I had a similar scenario on a local park lake a few years ago , it’s even documented on here somewhere, I got in touch with a local councillor who made a few enquiries and found no legislation forbidding fishing at all even though there WAS an ancient ‘ no fishing’ sign tucked away behind a bush
In fact he got the lake and feeder stream de-silted and tried to get me to organise some sort of Angling society for local kids . Me 🤣
So you never know your luck it never hurts to ask .
failing that I’d just guest it quietly of a night 😉
salokcinnodrog reacted to framey in Local lake
Fished it when I was a kid, my 2nd fish caught from there.first was from the river that fed it and diverted back into it from the lakes I was 7 My cousins and I used to walk the mile and a half on our own with no adults.it was a different time back in 76 ,there were no fishing signs then …now they have gone and just no cycling signs
Spool of line hand line wrapped around the hand and “touch ledgering”with free lined bread on a size 12 aitkin hook to nylon remember the white grease proof paper bags they came in? Those hooks lol. loads of roach were always caught and still get “that smell”in my nostrils when I think about them, no nets ever just in case we had to leg it when the Parkie came around lol.
The halcyon days of no worries and a stress free life, a bottle of water and a jam sandwich to eat and drink at the most, but hardly ever ate as the sandwich was used when the couple of slices of plain bread didn’t work.
when we had enough walk around to the river side of the lake and jump in and cool down.
unfortunately, the river is now just choked up with silt and about a foot deep mainly but they are planning to spend some money on it. Re route the water course back to how it used to be before the lake and then re work the lake
everyday in the summer
we then “progressed”to a rod and line and used the same leg it technique at another park lake in Welwyn garden city.
I even ponced some money of a copper for the bus fair to get me back to St Albans!! sheesh… how my parents never got Nicked for neglect is beyond me.I was only about 10-11 that time
Not “guested” properly since those days though 😂😂😂😂
salokcinnodrog got a reaction from elmoputney in Can you have too much bait??
I'm sure you can.
I have wandered around and gone up my own backside; on pop-ups alone at one point I had 12 different types, and only caught on a few of them.
I was getting pellets like no tomorrow, bloodworm, Green Lipped Mussel, Betaine, various sizes of koi and some trout pellets.
I watched the fish over the Betaine, GLM and Betaine pellets and realised they were an 'oversprayed' basic pellet. There was not a great deal of difference in the interest from the koi pellet.
Groundbait, I figured Vitalin pretty much serves all my carp, bream and tench fishing needs, although I can change the mix with those koi pellets, worms, casters, maggots, sweetcorn or a few shaves of papers in or luncheon meat.
I have a few boilies
5kg of freezer Rod Hutchinson Infusion
7.5kg (roughly) of Shelf Life Infusion
1 tub of Ballistic B pop-ups in white
1 tub of KMG pop-ups in natural
1 tub of Aniseed and bunspice pop-ups in yellow (to match the maize or corn in Vitalin)
1 tub of Monster Crab in purple to match the Infusion colour or as flavour topper on snowman rigs.
I know how you feel. The E10 doesn't help, my MPG dropped when that took over from E5. I would normally drive the A14 at around 80 according to my speedometer. Now I'm sticking to 65mph.
In 2020 it was 99.9p a litre, now we are up at £1.65 in East Anglia at Supermarkets, higher in Branded stations. £1.69 at Esso last night. I do think I get a few mpg more from branded petrol though which is why I used it, well as well as Nectar points...
salokcinnodrog reacted to ouchthathurt in Can you have too much bait??
I’ve been using the same base mixes and additives for the last 15yrs and the same basemix with different additives since 1997. The flavours haven’t changed much in that time either, started with rod Hutchinson mixed herbs flavour, then richworth blue cheese, then richworth ham (boiled?) then smoked ham flavour from nutrabaits. They work, I’ve massive confidence in my mix, so I don’t see a need to change
salokcinnodrog got a reaction from elmoputney in Trakker, fox or carp porter
I have the Porterlite.
My water bottle fits nicely in the drop in bag, which has a 'pocket' either side at the rear which takes a 5l bottle, or a bait bucket. In front of that is another bucket, of dog food. Soft bits and pieces fill up the space, trainers, waterproofs, boxed tablet.
The bedchair goes on top of that with the RH big boy unhooking mat on top and tackle box, food bag in that, and rods strapped across front to back
I am occasionally on 2 trips as due to my back problems I sometimes need to take a proper recliner chair, so that comes on second trip with rucksack..
salokcinnodrog got a reaction from finchey in Anyone on the bank this week/weekend
You can get just a new mesh rather than a whole new net😉
Choice for you just to have a looksee
Not going to happen, starter motor packed in, and I start Saturday, so car first
salokcinnodrog got a reaction from jh92 in Ronnie Rig Lead Help
My rigs have barely changed in 30 years of fishing.
For bottom baits a basic simple knotless knotted rig with a line aligner.
For pop-ups a sliding ring on the hookshank stopped by a hook bead, and a coated braid hooklink stripped from the hook to the height I want the bait popped up. Either putty or a match anglers olivette is the counter weight.
This works with pop-ups and snowman baits.
Choose your hooklink material for the bottom you are fishing over. In weed I prefer braid as it lays better than stiffer materials like mono or fluorocarbon.
The running lead can be fished with a tight line or a slack line.
If there is no undertow, fish it with a slack line and your indicator fished at maximum drop only just providing weight. Whichever way the fish goes you will get a run, any bleep is notification of interest.
If you fish a running lead it is a Bolt rig, the fish will run, but can run towards you so you need your indicator tight.