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Everything posted by beanz

  1. Nash done well rebranding them old arlesley bombs as "optics"
  2. Where did you get the buoyant hook from??
  3. P.S ....Who the hell is Yeats????
  4. two things. firstly, Hutch ....why you drinking coffee at this time?? And secondly,CM you need to have a little faith, the Swedish flat pack furniture lake near me had a 50 something, that place see's more fly tipping than bait and only a few that brave to actually put the time in as its free and on the edge of town....................though if a natural 50 that just ate 20kg of your bait is a wrong'un i'l retract my post
  5. I'v done well on long hairs over the years, even on pop ups, one of my best sessions came while using a 2inch gap between hook and bait with the hook 3inches of the deck, all were hooked solid and bang dead centre , and one had the bait cut off.....this I guessed was because the bait had been taken back into the teeth.............now a bit of a ramble as its hard to write what I think, but, the mass (?) of the bait is affected far greater when blown out then the mass of the hook ( or is it drag?? something anyway), so when the bait goes in further with the hook, the hook stays in longer(milliseconds) until the bait is ejected which I believe gives a better chance for the hook to turn and take a hold. One thing that I know for sure is that while using long hairs I hardly ever have hook pulls.
  6. I think there is a big difference between a noob and and an instant angler, a noob is just that, new to the sport where as an instant angler imo is one that expects instant results, easy picking and ratio of hits to out number the blanks. To touch on Buzzs post, I feel that when I first got on a proper carp water I was better carp angler than I am today, since them days I'v read ,heard and experienced too much to go into battle with a clear mind , too much mind clutter these days to go purely on a hunters instinct, too many ifs and buts in the mind to feel the gut.
  7. just hope it hasn't dropped down in weight past 60............85lb British record on the cards!!!
  8. Thinking about it........I was an instant carper, although I'd fished for other species before even thinking about carp, the day I did go off to target them...........I caught a 16lb common within 20 minutes I was actually going to bait up( as I read carp were hard to catch) glad I took a telescopic rod.
  9. I'm so up for this!!! I'm so keen and cant wait, to pass the time I'm now stripping the inner out all my old leadcore and stitching it into the bottom of my weigh sling.
  10. lol that's deluded....get real!! I met a lad on Elsons that landed his pb of 14lb, this was his first lake he'd fish apart from his village pond, A few months later he'd paid a grand and joined Bluebell, the next year he was on Granvilles. One fish he had at Elson he let slip out his mat while putting it back. his skills didnt match the waters he joined...but he had mates that got him on them
  11. I agree, it makes the bullying and threats rather lame without a good swear word for extra intimidation
  12. I used to sleep while fishing, but after reading this thread I'v decided its wrong ....I now cast a rod out and hide it in a bush and go home to my bed .....its by far a better nights sleep.
  13. I'm putting it down to the sale of Tonks, he would of been gutted to be shipped and I think a few players were miffed, especially without replacing him with a player classed as better Pards got him back now, Palaces gain.
  14. Its English born , isn't it??? just been kept in a very warm tank till it passed the magic mark then stocked..and now caught a few weeks later to claim the record LOL.........if true ,then I think the smell of garlic holds more merit
  15. It should do now, I'd not deleted enough earlier.
  16. Is it classed as bad angling to have the clutch loose when Carp fishing??? I never have it tight( if not on snags) but wouldn't say its super loose either. In all the years I'v carp fished I'v only ever lost one fish to snags and that was because it kitted on a leadclip into some reeds to my left without a beep If i had a boat I'd feed it but that wasn't allowed and has it was during my chemo I wasn't chancing a swim to free it, so cut the line and listened to it thrash about all night till morning when I'm sure ( and still hope ) it dragged the line free and out to open water or dumped the hook. On Barnwell I fished up to the reeds with running rigs and untight clutch and all the takes came away to open water ,my mate fished the same spots with leadclips and all his takes tried to bury into them
  17. The pic is on my old pc, which is dead. but I'l try to describe it.......the eye of the hook was on a 2 to 3 inch loop allowing it to spin and slide ,with a long hair tied on at the start of the bend , all on mono........I'm sure Kev wont mind me sharing this , as his legend lives on.
  18. It will give him a chance to catch up on some sleep
  19. I'm sure there is something about fluoro that actively attracts sediment, cant remember what or how but do seem to remember reading about it at some point.
  20. RIP Kev. He was a right grumpy old git, and i found him hard work, but after his stroke I found myself liking him more and more, and he inspired me, not to give up, tomorrows another day. He got a lot of stick over his 100% rig, which I was cheeky enough to ask about via PM, and he sent me a pic of it ....I'v never tried it, but maybe one day i'll give it a go.
  21. I haven't been over there since my season on there during my last posts. I do know that the year after a few lads did a deal with one of the rangers to be allowed to fish the nature reserve and moved the ones they caught in to Mill and the North, If my memory serves me right 3 went into Mill and 2 Into North. There is also a rumour that the bailiff over at the Rotary peed a lot of members off and one of them caught the big'un and moved it into North.....which would match up with a mate that fished North and spotted something large on a few occasions. But I'd go on Mill still, lovely little lake.Well worth taking your rods.
  22. beanz


    That, he was!! Send him my love.
  23. beanz


    Just have a ramble bud, tell us about how it all came together on one good sess. The Gods of Watercraft, Time bandits, Stroke pullers and even us noddy's all blank!!..........and many a PB all over the landed have been caught with a pub chuck!! My first nomination came from our old friend "no balls" Del,( where's he now??) on the subject of approaching a new water,and at the time I was an unnurtured wild angler so just talked a load of bs about my perfected dream lake and very little about what I did at new waters......I'm still a noddy all these years later ....but a much better noddy thanks to this site and its members!!
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