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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.
  16. Okay.. so not exactly dead. There are fish in there and plenty... If a lake is fished regularly and no one has had a fish out in a considerable length of time.. what do you do? What are your best strategies/tips/tactics on trying to get one out? Just wondered, as there is a local water near me that is like this at the moment... Thanks as always! Tom
  17. Sorry, from this do you mean that some were accepting it? but just not my hook bait? From stickbaits.com.. so i guess this would make it both? is that possible? What do you mean ? ha sorry This could be a possibility, but i was told my the owner that a big bed of bait works. But looking back i can see why this could of not worked in my favour, too overwhelming and would generally take longer and decrease the odds of getting a quick bite. I have decided to experiment and buy 2-3 kilo of the Cell. I know this is meant to work well and i believe it's put in fairly often. If i blank again on it, this i can put it down to bad luck or my own fault? Thanks for all the advice. Tom
  18. Thanks! Ah cool Ill pm you about buying in bulk then ha! I had 3 kg of it, and i have some left over. So i guess i used around 2.75 Kilo to be precise!
  19. Pretty simple really... been fishing my new club water, just got back from 36 hour. Was advised to put out a large bed of bait by the owner of the water, so i took this advice ( a few kilo). All yesterday evening i had shows/crashes/boshes etc right above or close to where both of my rigs were. The bait i was using is Stickybaits Bloodworm boilies.. I was also told that it was unlikely these had been put in to the lake much/ at all recently. So were the fish eating some freebies and just not having it for my hook bait and getting spooked/was more wary of new bait? This is the second time i had fished this lake, first was a quick day sessions and i had not introduced any of this bait in before. Is it worth following the grain on using what other anglers have been chucking in lately? Regards Tom
  20. Mite as well got it! Run's waters are good to find out feet and to try out new things, but get on the speci! give it a go and if you get a fish on the bank then a job well done, if you don't and blank, you will only learn from that session, so still be valuable to you! No time like the present to give it a go Good luck!
  21. Thanks for all the advice.. The lake is not huge, probably a 50yard chuck will get me to any places i want to be and i can cast that with my old set up, especially with hefty marker lead on. I think for now i will just use my old set up with braid on the reel. I just intend to go down there on a quiet day and just get to know whats out there. I've already found out the depths and that its fairly silty (although i knew that from my first session as there was no noticeable *Donk* when the lead hit the surface and when i was reeling back in i could tell.. But the cheap option will defiantly be adequate to find depths and hopefully pick out some harder spots/gravel patches because boy do i want to know where these fish are feeding! They certainly don't give them selves up that easily! Thanks Tom
  22. Hey guys, its been a while since i last posted, maybe a good thing haha but never mind. I did the first session on my new lake/club water today, and unsurprisingly (probably) blanked... i was kind of expecting this as i don't know much about the lake, but during the day it seems the other three anglers on this lake also had no action. As its a new lake, i really want to get to know the in's and out's of it, So im thinking i need a market rod and reel, but i am on a budget.... So i was thinking.. I have a spare 2.5lb test curve rod and an old bait runner style reel... Berkely whiplash is going reasonably cheap at the minute so i was thinking about filling my old reel with it and using it. Would it be any good or not very efficient ? Or should i buy a marker rod, and still do the same as above? Or save up and buy a good set! Suggestions please.... I hope you can help, because im not sure... Regards Tom
  23. lovely colours and a nice belly Good Skills! What was the actual weight? (if you know) Tom
  24. Hmmmm , fishing close to snags are 100 yards.. Thats quite a distance, Maybe you could fish it, providing you had your clutch done up fairly tight? but ive never fished that far out before, so im not sure of the time delay between your bait being picked up and getting a run... Maybe you could get some delks and put them on 6 sensitivity haha What im trying to say is, i dont think it would be that bad if you was straight on the fish if you got in.
  25. Angler B Mainly because numbers don't mean anything and he has had alot of success with a number of fish on multiple venues! I hope i can say i will have had a number of 20's and a cheeky 30 by the end of the summer from my new water Bring on end of University Exams on may 18th and 4 months off ahhh blisss.
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