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emmcee

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  1. Agree 100% with all this. Location is everything in all fishing but winter especially as in summer they are mobile and winter not so, so you need to be "on them". In my experiences the only times they were mobile in winter was when the winters were very mild. I'll also second the snugpak gear as well. I've got the softie shirt and sasquatch coats. The Antarctica sleeping bag and special forces 2 sleeping bag and you are literally like toast.
  2. They are just as easy to find in my experience on big lakes. Don't get me wrong, they look daunting but after a walk around it soon becomes just another lake.
  3. I had a decent camera but in the end just downloaded a camera whistle app on my phone. Hold the fish up, whistle and picture is taken. You can have the screen facing you (as in selfie mode) so you can see exactly what you get. Most mobile phone cameras are pretty good so was a no brainer, less weight to carry for starters
  4. I hope you got more than just "mat" shots for your first 30? Well done by the way 👏
  5. I know from speaking to the owner of premier that he will and has to adjust mixes/wetness etc when rolling different sized baits and also different shaped (dumbbells). You may need a few trial and error mixes before you get it right. I'm guessing you might need a wetter mix. For instance, if it's say 1egg per 100grms then use 80grms and see how that rolls or You might need to add extra binder to hold it together for the bigger bait (wpc or egg albumin).
  6. An update on premier. As said, I was down at premier last weekend and basically he is on his own doing the bait now. It used to be one person on hookbaits, one on making paste, a couple rolling and one boiling etc but not anymore. Well it's tony and his wife with no other staff so updating the website etc hasn't been a priority for them. They still do matrix RR, you just need to call them.
  7. If I remember rightly I started with them in 1998. Matrix RR was my first bait I used. Sadly a few desperado's found out what I was on and got the bait through Geoff Bowers and fished off my back. I then went on to a custom supaminos bait and stuck with that and it would be my go to to this day .Had a play about with a lot of their baits over the years mind, catching on all. The best of which for me was the pro-fruit. As you say, never had a bad batch and nothing but great customer service.
  8. My first bait from premier was the matrix RR with matrix flavour. Was an awesome bait, smashed up some tough lakes with that bait years back. I'm actually going down there next weekend so I'll ask him what the crack is regarding RR. I know in the past he has had agro dealing with a certain company so maybe that's come to ahead. Also RR changed over the years. It wasn't noticeable in a fishmeal but in a milk the colur difference was alarming so I'm guessing haiths had changed the mix due to whatever reason. Premier have always been honest regarding ingredients with me etc but I bet some firms will be cutting or swapping ingredients that they are no longer able to get due to brexit ,high import taxes, general costs etc and not telling the customer.
  9. Get well soon fella. I had last week off work and was meant to be fishing all week. The Friday of the bank holiday I went down with bronchitis and im still off work so had to miss out on my holiday. Hope it's not too bad .
  10. Out of all the lines I've used, the gardener gt-hd line has given me endless headaches. I used to get the odd line frap on a cast with other lines but this line I got them endlessly. I even started to doubt myself regarding how I spooled it up so even watched a YouTube video of Lewis read loading it up to make sure I wasn't being a complete noddy. Suffice to say I had spooled it correct but the line fraps kept coming. I changed lines and no more fraps. God knows what was wrong or happening.
  11. I've used it with no issues in open water.
  12. Hyper sensor is a "casting line" therefore thinner diameter.
  13. I've baited up with bait that is still warm after rolling it. As you say, you don't get any fresher than that. As for a gun and better rolling table it will make your bait making so easy. When I rolled bait I could do 60 eggs no problem. In the end I used to crack the eggs into a Bowl and blend all the flavours etc into it then store in the fridge over night then mix, roll and boil the following evening. I had a little jug that I'd scoop the liquid up in, pour into my bowl and that needed exactly 3 scoops of powder and that made enough paste to fill the gun. I had the big tables, an air gun, burco boiler and you can knock up a lot of bait in a short time. I reckon 120 eggs would have been possible if I'd had wanted to, with another pair of hands then definitely possible.
  14. Cracking fish mate,big shoulders on it, well done.
  15. My koi carp, carp and goldfish are spawning in my pond and have been for 2 days now. A local lake to me is also closed to spawning.
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