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  1. The Predation Action Group has been formed to address the issues of predation in angling and fisheries, notably from otters, cormorants and signal crayfish. http://www.thepredationactiongroup.co.uk/index.html An article has been published recently in a couple of the carp mags and is well worth a read by anyone concerned with these issues (includes a view on petitions and forums!). It explains what has been done so far and looks at the best ways forward to resolve the issues, and is reproduced here: http://www.thepredationactiongroup.co.uk/images/Leader_CW257.pdf
  2. Hope you enjoy your trip, but bear in mind that Linear can get very busy so you might not get the swim you want. It's always a good idea to have a Plan B, just in case
  3. I fished my local river over the winter and it was at the levels you would expect at the height of summer. The lake I fished on Sunday looked a foot or so down, even though it has an inflow. Droughts declared already in some areas plus a number of water authorities (ours included) bringing in hosepipe bans in April (April!!!) if we don't get a considerable amount of rain in the next three weeks. I believe they stopped canal traffic in our area this winter as the levels were considered to low. Rivers are the real problem. In some areas fish have had to be rescued from rivers and moved as the level has been so low. Plus the more the levels drop, the more the silt builds up as there isn't enough flow to carry sediment etc down stream.
  4. Spent the afternoon on the bank yesterday. Glorious day and a 12lb common to start my carp fishing year off, caught on a 10 mil popup in the margin. Never ask a random passer-by to photograph a catch for you
  5. Isn't that where the northern social is arranged for? If so, have a look at the thread for it as there's some info on the lake in it edit: you beat me to it Graham
  6. Good luck. I'm off for my first carp session of the year on Sunday. Just a day sesh on a local water.
  7. Welcome to the forum. Love the colours on that second mirror. And look at the size of the tail on it, must have fought like a demon!
  8. Some nice fish there. That last one looks well fed for this time of year. I'd guess at 17lbs
  9. Because holding the world to ransom with a high tech weapon is so much easier during daylight hours
  10. ^^^ What he said, plus you could try small spinners for chub & perch
  11. You don't have that avatar for nothing then! I'll probably be able to add to this thread after the coming weekend...
  12. Little tip for tying pva bags is to put your bait in the bag then cut down the middle of the top of the bag then use the two sides to simply tie a knot. Make sense? Seen so many people twisting the bag then trying to tie string round it. Top tip Studley. I struggled for ages with string before finally perfecting it, only to find out now I needn't have bothered!
  13. Fantastic, Mr Fox! Good effort.
  14. .. Is that how it works then, lake owners are licensed to shoot them,? and is that licensed through the E.A.? .... I just thought his choice of words was very Iffy..... He made it sound like your run of the mill angler, out for a days fishing where just topping them everytime a one is seen...... Isn't that what we are doing? That aside, it's good that this sort of thing is being covered on national TV
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    Top angling. Any pics?
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