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  1. Had a great few days .... absolute pleasure meeting you all . & big thanks again to elmo for organising it πŸ‘. 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 πŸ™„ Still great to get out & meet new people 😎 Big congrats to lads that did manage a carp πŸ‘
  2. 3 bites ....3 tench for me so far πŸ™ˆ 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 πŸ˜‚ 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 🀞
  3. 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 . πŸ‘
  4. 100% mate ...never fished a venue that does this .
  5. 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 .
  6. 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.
  7. I'll go 1 man I reckon with not knowing where I might end up , be silly for the bivvy to hinder my swim choice . @dalej2014 drawing for swim choice is the normal way of things . Numbers 1-5 number 1 gets first pick 5 last . I'm always last with lads i regularly go with its gone beyond a joke πŸ™ˆ
  8. @elmoputney any idea on swim size mate ? I'm leaning towards the 1 man bivvy over the 2 man .... just incase πŸ™ˆ
  9. Mate .... I joined a sydi years back .... deep mere up in Shropshire so it was a good 2.5 hours away , but the fish were stunning . I absolutely loved zig fishing there, it went down to 30ft & 12ft zigs seem to work a treat . Before the renewal came around they announced zigs were to band . I just knew it would do my head in watching the birds hit the hatch knowing that a zig would produce but couldn't fish them . So didn't rejoin.... real shame as I love the lake & the fish .
  10. Going to have a look at my kit this weekend.... last time out I came down really ill with covid & it all just got chucked in anywhere πŸ™ˆ Looking forward to this time next week 😎
  11. Thought something was going on mate .... enjoy 😎
  12. I'll be sure to pack the shot gun then 😁
  13. Awesome stuff gents 😎🎣
  14. Nice session that mate .... could be an awesome carp venue in a few years 😎 Those fish were definitely stocked at some point , I wonder what the long term plan is ? Carp venue ? or growing fish to sell on & maybe letting a few anglers on to let them know how there doing .... certainly cheaper & less stress on the trout than netting .
  15. I'll more than likely go all 3 on zigs .... & watch my water for a good few hours . Unless they've obviously got there heads down on a spot then it will be set the traps . Looking forward to meeting you all & here's hoping for a fish or two eachπŸ€žπŸ‘πŸŽ£
  16. Not long now ..... anyone fished this lake before or know anything about it ?
  17. Doesn't sound promising for the current venue lads ! & trying to find a decent one now will be tricky to say the least . Horseshoe could be a back up plan although that's pretty busy these days by the look of it .
  18. And these 2 came from the same margin spot
  19. Thanks mate ... turns out to be covid, first time I've caught it . These were my captures before I got ill πŸ€’ 30lb 12 oz on a 10ft zig
  20. Well , had 4 days planned at churn pool with 3 other mates arrived Monday feeling fine , but by Monday night was feeling like death warmed up sickness/ shivering/ aching all over. So had to reel the rods in & they didn't go back out. back home now in bed wondering what a good session it could of been as I did manage to catch before the sickness kicked in . Managed to brake my run of blanks which I'm happy about , but I know it could of been a blinder ,just my luck at the moment it seems πŸ™ˆ
  21. Well been through some of my old photos & its actually reminded me how lucky I've been in the past to catch some of the fish I have , hopefully going to get out fishing more this year 🀞
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