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  1. Our main water has been ditched this year and we are going to join a local club who run 3 waters one well stocked , one lightly stocked weedy harder water and one that is linked to the Thames and has produced fish into the 30's but obviously no one has a clue what is in there at any given time so that's quite exciting .no night fishing allowed on any of the waters so this will be a very different year for us and hopefully a nice change
  2. I have a reaper , can't tell you how long the AA batteries last but can't remember thinking they needed changing to often , I think you can buy 24 Duracell + for around £8 on ebay I would be interested to hear how you get on with it , have you used it yet ?
  3. Personally I wouldn't of hit that , I like to wait till I'm really sure .
  4. Welcome carp hauler , give us a bit more info on yourself , where are you located , what waters do you fish ?
  5. Thanks , need all the luck we can get . We're fishing Orchard Place Farm , fished there in a few of the heats so we feel we have an idea on how to fish it , hopes are high
  6. My latest fishing related purchase is entry into the BCAC this year
  7. Hi Steve, I remember a Thinking Tackle at a lake in France , they were told you had to fish at distance with huge beds of particle or you would not catch . Adam Penning , a self confessed boilie angler stuck with what he knew he caught something like 20 fish , the rest of the lake only produced a few fish over the week . I'm not saying the advise Is wrong but don't get to hung up on it , sometimes doing what you know and are confident with is the way to go . Good luck .
  8. Don't know if if this has been mentioned but if you've ever fancied it you now can . IF you have enough money http://nashlakes.com/
  9. Good luck to anyone going and well done to anyone catching .
  10. It's got nothing to do with not wanting to catch a fish that big and certainly not jealousy. It's about the predictability of it all . Show me a river fish or a fish out of a huge pit that has never been caught that breaks the record and I'll get excited
  11. For me the British carp record has got a bit boring, for the past 15 years or so it was all about the same fish being caught time and time again . How hard can it be ? We all know where the fish is ,it's not going anywhere . And now it looks like it been broken again by a fish that for years has been tipped to do just that , a fish that is hardly a stranger to the bank . The 3 record carp caught form Redmire held the record for a total of 45 years ., in the last 20 years the record has been broken 12 times , 3 times in one year, same fish same water .
  12. We got the Nash monster cradle last year along with the matching weigh / retaining sling that sits inside the cradle , had an extremely lively 30 in it and at no point did I feel the fish was going to get over the sides . The sling which has zipped ends on it makes weighing and releasing the fish very easy and safe . Of course it's another thing to carry and 9lb fish looks a bit lost in it but the principle is the same and it certainly does its job . An observation on the ones with raised sides is that the sides collapse over time and are little better than a flat mat
  13. The problem is fishing in an out of bounds area only goes to fuel their arguments and help prove the view they have of fishermen , Doing things like that can only help these people in getting fishing totally banned on those types of water .
  14. I tried to "rehydrate" some once by soaking and boiling just didn't work for me , but I did like the idea of using them . Hopefully you will have better luck than me
  15. I guess this is another subject where there is no definitive answer . I just feel that a bigger hook has more chance of hooking the fish and staying put in the fishes mouth . I would have a small bet that more fish are lost to hook pulls whilst using smaller hooks that have just " nicked " the fishes mouth and simply rip out . Without question any fish can be landed on any size hook when everything goes right but big hooks for me
  16. I use 4's and 2's for most of my fishing , I'm not sure your hook can be to big but I'm convinced it can be to small
  17. Fantastic session BC well done
  18. Are you talking about over nighters or day sessions ?
  19. Well just back from a 48 hr session armed with 4 gallons of maggots between me and my mate , by 6 o'clock Friday I had a 17 mirror and a 31 common on the bank in the night Pete lost one and landed a 15 lb pike that proceeded to try and eat the landing net and anything else that got near her . Saturday morning produced 15 and 25 lb commons for Pete . From loosing count of how many fish we saw rolling and crashing the lake seemed to switch off Saturday lunchtime and Sadly we caught no more after a cracking start , but very happy with the 31 as it up's my PB by a lb
  20. Don't know if it's still the case but I got a Fuji camera some years back and it was a real pain as it didn't want to link up with anything not Fuji . May well of been me but worth looking into
  21. Well I went back and got 3 Diawa Emcasts in 3lb for £120 hopefully for the money they will be ok
  22. Sadly my local tackle shop, due to retirement is closing down ( they couldn't find a buyer ) the place is very empty and they have been cutting their prices as the final day approaches now they are doing boilies buy one get one free and 25% off everything else , even things already discounted. Got a rod bag that was down from a £100 to £50 then 25% off =£37.50 a few bags of boilies , hooks , rig material and several bottles of liquid flavours . They have some very nice rods left now less than half price , problem is I don't need them but I think I may be back Monday to get them ,just to good a bargain to resist . It's a real shame they are going ,it's a decent size shop knowledgable people there wasn't much you couldn't get there ,
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