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  1. Not used that stuff mate. I ditched petrol many moons ago.
  2. Horrible mate, dirty, smelly, times have moved on imo. As Kev said, propane/butane mix is the oneπŸ‘
  3. I keep them set up ready to go at all times mate. They stay on the rods. No need to re-tie.
  4. I use these. I've used the same ones for 3 seasons now. They last longer than you need to worry about buddy.
  5. A lot of it is water dependent but on the water I fish: Location is always the most important bit but in winter more so as they're far more tricky to find. As we head into Autumn and temps drop they'll stop showing in the day and start showing at night, this is normally near where they'll end up for winter. Areas near (not in) the deepest water and central areas are worth keeping an eye on. Do a couple of nights when the temps start to drop and you should see/hear them if you're prepared to stay up late (very late in some cases). As soon as you think you know where they'll end up start putting a bit of bait in. Don't leave it too late as once they shut up shop for winter there's no getting them going again unless you get some seriously good conditions. If you can get the bait in before they shut up shop you can keep them going right through winter with consistent light baiting. Tactics/rigs etc are not that important imo, just don't go crazy with bait. The important bit is being on them and keeping them going with a little bait in the right area. Don't ignore zigs. Even if you keep them going with bait they'll likely only feed for an hour a day so zigs can increase your chances, especially during the day, significantly. For clothing, the Snugpak stuff was a massive game changer for me. SJ6 or SJ9 jacket and Sleeka salopettes are the ones. It's like wearing a sleeping bag, you can get away with just a T-shirt underneath. That Quantum winter suit is no good, it'll protect you from the wind but that's about it. DO NOT skimp on the clothing, spend proper money on proper gear (most fishing branded stuff is not what I consider to be proper winter gear). A decent sleeping bag is obviously a must of you do decide to do nights. Take plenty of tea. Enjoy yourself.
  6. Bravo sir! Well done mate.
  7. Towards the end of the week particularly. There was a massive thunderstorm in the Midlands last night but today it's bright again. Temps drop to 20/21 on Wednesday and that'll be the time to be out imo.
  8. Standard mate πŸ˜…
  9. Based on the bulging tail rubber I'd say the user has jammed it on. User error imo. Absolutely agree with you that this set-up is no good for weedy situations. That lead should have been gone on the take.
  10. The Linear waters aint hard if you can get on the fish. They are hungry carp. So it's all about the draw for you mate. Any decent tactics will work. Take plenty of bait because if you do get on a big group of fish you'll need it.
  11. Well I was very happy when the Mrs let me out for a quick morning session at the weekend. It's only my second time this year on the bank so I was buzzing having had a bit of a result last time. Well no monsters this time but did manage to nab one of the VS stockies, this pretty little common. It'll do me.
  12. Nope. I did work it out back in about 2015 but gave up as the figure headed in to the thousands! I swore I'd never try to work it out again 🀣
  13. If you're not feeling it you're not feeling it. Nothing wrong with that mate!
  14. Same. A quiet night on the bank is better than a house full of screaming kids πŸ˜…
  15. Saved a fortune on tickets and bait this year due to no fishing because of the baby. Decided to capitalize on that by upgrading the camera kit. - Canon EOS RP (basically the least expensive professional full-frame camera available) - Cannon RF 24-105 mm f4-7.1 (for family/holiday use (in an attempt to justify the price of all this to the Mrs)) - Sigma 50 mm f1.4 ART (the dogs danglies for the all important trophy shots which is the real reason for purchase 🀣) It all arrived a couple of weeks ago and the shots it takes are awesome. The package as a whole is miles bigger than my old Canon EOS M set-up but worth it for the optical quality alone. Hopefully by this time next year I'll get to take a photo of a fish with it!
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