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  1. When i fished it we used the cell.... that was getting pumped in but no good for us. i think there was 1 fish out in 5 days!! Far side near the telephone pilon and along those reeds seems a nice spot, i think there is a little drop off about a rod length out half way down, but check it with the marker. Not sure about any other spots as only fished it once in one swim. Good luck!
  2. Thanks mate! Congratulations on your pb! Took me 6 months to break mine! Thought I'd done it again today but it fell short by 4oz!! But pleased all the same. Yeah there are some crackers! Finally I'm getting my head around the lake! Shame its happening at this time when things will start to get slower and I have less and less opportunities to go! Best of luck for you next weekend!
  3. Didn't wanna make a brand new thread for one fish... but i just got back from a 24 hour session.... first in about 5 weeks! What a bittery cold night it was and its not even winter yet. For some reason they wasnt playing game with snowman rigs, singles tipped with corn (of various colours) etc... but i had to have something plastic out through the night to conquer the cray fish! Well after blanking night.. i woke up for sunrise, no action. So reeled in, had a think, and thought hmmm what about just singles for an hour or so.. So one went one single 15mm boilie with a bag or around 6 freebies.... out it went. Screaming take about 45mins later! As i was still using the faithful inline drop off lead system, the lead dropped on the take which made the fight slightly easier... but it still scrapped hard! Anyways here she is.. 20lb on the button! Unfortunately no further action, but hardly a wasted session not sure how many more i will fit in between now and the end of season though Tom
  4. Hey guys... haven't been on here in ages! Unfortunately my fishing has been lacking some what in the past month or so due to university commitments... However im back home this weekend and i have a 24 hour session planned... So anyways moving on to the question above.. I know the general rule in winter is to start scaling down your hooks and baits as the feeding slows down... but its still Autumn? even though its getting fairly cold.. How have you been getting on lately this month? Are you still using "summer" tactics still.... size 6's and 8's or have you been dropping down to size 10's with 10mm boilies for example... Any advice welcome as always. Thanks in advance Tom
  5. hahaha! no it started off as a private joke... then it became my xbox live gamertag then i used it as forum names! lol its so old now, but cant be bothered to change it
  6. Yeah mate definitely! thankyou! Best of luck for your session!
  7. It's been a rotten season so far, after joining a new syndicate i have managed to only bag four bream since April! Times were getting bad and i was loosing confidence in my angling ability.. So i took a few weeekends out, mainly due to work commitments. I went back yesterday for a short 3pm Fri to 10 am Saturday session. What a result this sessions was to be... at around 7:15 i had a pick up then 10minutes later i had a one toner.. Wass stunned when i picked up the rod i was in to a CARP! at last! It came in quite easily for most of the fight, mainly due to me using an inline drop off lead system, so the fish came to the surface pretty quickly. After i had netted it it was such a relief. I didn't really have much of a clue to the weight(it had been so long since id played a carp i had lost all sense of size.) until i collapsed my net and went to lift it out the water.. Got her on the mat, what a lovely fish. Slipped her out of the net and into the sling. When i attached the scales and lifted them up i was gobsmacked. After not catching a carp for about 6 months!! I had only smashed my PB and caught my first ever 20 ! So without further ado, here she is a 20lb 4oz! I also had a smaller 14lb 6lb later that evening. So good times Confidence restored i hope... Thanks for reading. Tom
  8. He's a good angler, but its the same old! How many times do we need to see his spod mix? Although he does catch some corkers! but as said below i can't help think his fishing is exactly as it is on the dvd's. For example they dont mention the time scale of things and fail to mention they corner off lakes/swims and get some one to pre bait for about a week. Regardless to what they say of never seeing the venue before in their life... Met him in person at one of the shows, not a bad bloke at all... But there are definitely equally or even better angers out there so i don't think hes the daddy.
  9. i dont use it, i was about to ask the same question... the picture i posted was just one off the net.. not my own rig. Thanks for the info!
  10. Hi guys, was just playing around making the multi rig (johnny mac rig).. as you all know(hopefully) there should be a hinge in it, in the form of a coated back bit of braid just below the figure of eight knot.... i haven't really used this rig, but i really want to give it a go, for pop ups ans bottom baits as its something a bit different.. So this question could be perceived as cheating as i should really get myself down the bank and try it out for myself.... (I will overtime) but i need to start somewhere... The Question: In this rig, or any rig that contains a hinge, how far should this be from the hook? Let me know what you think or what works best from your own experiences. Regards Tom [/img]
  11. Hey guys, This season has been pretty tough going for me, new water no carp and two bream in 10 sessions (all atleast 24 hour sessions) I've decided im going to start pre baiting with boilies(as thats what im mainly using) to encourage the fish to visit certain areas regularly and to introduce more of my bait... Just wondering on strategies for pre baiting.... Little and often? ie a few handfuls each night leading up to the session or alot (1-2 kilo? ) say one or two nights before the session? What have you found to be more rewarding? On a final note, this water has become a predominant night water with most bites coming between 1-3 am... would the time of pre baiting effect the outcome ? Regards Tom
  12. Same is going on with me at the momement! Blooomin british weather! Some fish spawned a few weeks ago, and because the climate is so on and off, some weeks the weather will gradually start to warm up, then it will be cold again then it will get hot again, like this week So i hope the other fish finish spawning this week, then the feeding should start to pick up again. Tom
  13. Particles? Although its not a rare method so other anglers will most probably be using it,but can be very effective... Fake corn on the hook, then a spod mix of hemp and other no nut particles.. or even soak it in salty water and make up PVA bags. Hope this helps. Tom
  14. Well i've spoken to a couple of regulars and they are pretty sure! Plus its a club/syndicate water so catches have to be reported to the owner/baliffs. There is only one 30 in there, i know that for a fact.. It's no runs water, so yes its a little tricky but the fishing has just dried up lately..
  15. It was just a generalised question really as well. If a lakes not fishing well, what tactics do you use to try and get a bite.... But the water i was on about. Around 7 acres. Hardly any weed, a few snaggy areas on the bottom, but light weed. Pressure i would say is low, a max of 3 anglers on it on any day I don't know the exact stocking, but there is a good head of carp, mainly doubles and twenties.
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