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chillfactor last won the day on April 21

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  1. Back from a few days fishing with mates at churn pool . Conditions were tough with easterly winds & heavy rain for the last couple of days . Session didn't start well with losing a fish early on but did get off the mark at around midnight the first night , cracking mirror that my dodgy night shot did no justice to . Didn't weigh it but probably mid twenty. I was fishing 3 different margin spots one on the far bank which produced the first lost fish , this fish came from the corner of the bay I was fishing & the 3rd was just off to my right by a bush . Simple hair rigs & double tiger nut & fishing big sticks . Next bite came from the same spot & was a young fish. the rest of the day past bite less as did the night . Then 10ish the next day had a drop back bite from the corner again, this one felt like a good one, I had hooked a branch half way between me & the fish 3ft long & as it got closer realised there were zebra mussels on it right where my line was hooked up on it , managed to bring it in but needed two hands to free it without cutting it off on the mussels so had to put the rod down . Got it free & back playing the fish . So lucky not to of been cut off ! Eventually slipped the net under the fish & was rewarded with a pb mirror of 34 5 lb breaking my very old record by 2lb . The final bit of action came from the bush to my right unfortunately lost this one in the weed . Great to get out & do some fishing really enjoyed being back in the bivvy.
  2. What a cracking thing to have a go at mate . I wonder if a metal detector would of unearthed some bigger nuggets 😁 I've always wondered about the river that runs though my land 🤔
  3. Daiwa emblem spod reel .... awesome retrieval rate & bullet proof . Cant fault it tbh .
  4. Definitely sounds like trailers to me @Highy or even a fish snagged up on a longish line swimming around.
  5. Nick your just fishing the obvious spots in that swim lol .... fallen tree trunk / lillies/ gullies/ gravel bar / back water channel / sounds good to me where do we sign up 😁
  6. 100 % I even said at the time ... that was definitely a fish I couldn't of caught , plus the other takes you had . Most of my fishing these days is exclusive bookings with mates .... normally 4 of us . Its split 50/50 with 2 of us not using bait boats & 2 that do . From my experience & all the info gathered between us over the past decade or so . A bait boat will only catch you more fish if you know what your doing in the first place . & can be an awesome bit of kit . If your a noddy your still be a noddy just with a bait boat 😁 Regarding certain comments about having more skills etc .... you could spin that around & say an angler with a bait boat & all the sonar etc & knows how to use it, has developed more skills .
  7. Had a great few days .... absolute pleasure meeting you all . & big thanks again to elmo for organising it 👍. commonly has pretty much covered the fishing side of things .... did fancy my chances when the wind changed & I moved, but should think the otter in my swim killed any chance of a carp . Well that's what I'm telling my self 🙄 Still great to get out & meet new people 😎 Big congrats to lads that did manage a carp 👏
  8. 3 bites ....3 tench for me so far 🙈 Certainly not been giving them selves away. The most carp we've seen , unfortunately have been in a section of the lake only accessible by boat & none of us realised you had to bring your own to get to the swim .... kev was even online looking at buying one 😂 I've moved this morning , new warm wind so moved right into the teeth of it into the corner its hacking into . . Certainly more confident now than I have been . Proper weedy though so presentation is tricky. Fingers crossed 🤞
  9. Just heading out now to do a food shop mate... vans pretty much packed . Looking forward to meeting you in the morning & a walk around the lake . With the shape of it , should make for an interesting draw & swim choice I reckon . 👍
  10. 100% mate ...never fished a venue that does this .
  11. I would if got another armo as the last one lasted 14 years including family camping .... but it was just after lock down & there was no stock anywhere . So ended up with the Hq .
  12. Depends on the 2man though eh mate . My old mk2 armo 2 man had a far smaller foot print than the new avid . The Avid isn't a patch on it either.
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