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Gazlaaar last won the day on August 16 2018

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  1. Congratulations yonny, 2 to 3 years? Ben's now 6 and I'm still struggling to get out lol
  2. I've not been able to fish for the last 6 weeks and I doubt I'll be going until the kids are off next week. The club have been trapping crayfish with margin nets, they do own other waters but I just don't fancy fishing them, too busy for my liking. Apparently the metoffice have given mild conditions until mid December so I'm hoping it holds out for a couple of months yet before we see any significant freezes. I've been chatting with a couple of coarse anglers I've gotten to know this year. They were surprised at the lack of carpers fishing last winter, especially as they had seen the carp on a regular basis. As you can imagine my ears pricked up at this point and the decision was promptly made to stay for the duration of winter. Anyway, I'm counting down the days until next week, at least I've managed to score some brownie points with getting some bits done on the house and give her a hand with some early Christmas shopping 😉
  3. Great vid, I've watched it 4 times alresdy 😊
  4. Dumbell bottom baits, I believe an elongated bait is harder to eject than a round one, plus the rig I use for bottom baits relys on the weight of the bait to turn the hook. Pop ups I do use from time to time, bright baits for Hinged Stiff Rigs and a match the hatch for my lower multi/pop up rig. I can't really call it a multi as I use shrink tube for a kicker so it's just a low pop up rig really. The dumbell I'll sometimes cut in half and use a tiger or a couple of bits of maize, it totally depends on the situation.
  5. Wow you really have got it in for shelf life boilies, Show us on the dolly where the naughty boilie touched you
  6. Back to the original post, ccmoores live system shelf life boilies are quite soft or you have the option of heat treating what ever boilie you want with hot water. Poor on hot lake water an hour or so before to really soften baits up. If your paranoid about losing any attractions mix in a dollop of matching liquid.
  7. Knotless knot for bigger hooks, whipping knot for smaller hooks
  8. Shhhh we only talk about the P word with the curtains closed
  9. I'm just looking at the bait situation as a whole from outside the box. Yes I believe if your making your own bait and you have the time and money you should make it as nutritious as possible, but I don't think nutrition adds to a baits appeal, not in the way it's being thrust upon us all of late. I've often said aminos have wrongly taken centre stage but that seems to of shifted into guilt tripping potential buyers into buying what they believe to be the most nutritious bait out when in reality, fish get caught on all manner of things. I would even go as so far to say that some homemade bait makers are looking for something to replace their own inadequacy for banking fish. Bait is thrust as the end all and be all, get it in and they will come. Bait doesn't deserve the name it's made for itself, the anglers who are consistently catching deserve the credit. Bait, like rigs are just small pieces of a big jigsaw.
  10. Bait Nutrition I know this has been done to death but I thought I'd start it off from a slightly different angle with a question. Is bait Nutrition the end all and be all of bait? For me No I don't think it is, once more I'd like to point out, nutrition doesn't catch fish. Further more I'll make a distinctive point, lower nutrition doesn't equate to a harmful bait. The two subjects couldn't be any further apart. A generalisation I know but, personally I'm bored of seeing nutrition this and nutrition that, it's a new buzz word that has replaced the older words of Amino Acid. We're frequently told that we shouldn't listen to hype, well I think this is hype, it's what everyone wants to hear, playing on the guilt of anglers. Yeah sure we all have a responsibility to the care of the fish we catch but come on people look at it from outside the box. Carp aren't only eating your boilies, there's an abundance of food items present in every single venue around the country, man made and natural. A bait doesn't have to be a nutritionally packed item to catch fish. Once more I have proof. Let's look at some of the best anglers around. Darrell Peck, admitted he knows very little about bait yet catches. Simon Crow was with Nash, he caught fish, he's now with DNA, still catches fish Ian Macmillan was with dynamite, he caught fish, he's now with DNA, he catches fish. Gaz Fareham was with ccmoore, he caught fish, he's now with sticky, he still catches fish. Adam Penning was with mainline, he caught fish, he's now with sticky, guess what, he still catches fish. Look at our very own nige, (sorry nige but your the best example I can think of) used essential baits he caught fish, now uses Nash, guess what, he still catches fish. Terry Hearn, has the bait world at his knees, and still he catches on tigers. I bet non of the baits above are nutritionally perfect, they catch fish, and again they don't cause any harm. Jim Gibbinson once wrote Some anglers who subscribe to the HNV theory catch fish. Some anglers who subscribe to the HNV theory don't catch fish. Some anglers who don't subscribe to the HNV theory catch fish. Some anglers who don't subscribe to the HNV theory don't catch fish. Never a truer word It's all about the angler
  11. People are allowed to have and voice an opinion, non of the lads on here mean any harm, do you think sticky would be bothered by the comments? Na, maybe you should chill out a little and take it all in your stride
  12. How very dare you besmirch the name lol I quite like sticky I must admit, you be careful chilly I'll make you do lines 😁
  13. A lot of this distrust and animosity toward bait companies comes from these Facebook groups, from supposed ex employees or disgruntled hearsay mates from the trade. Don't fall into the trap of believing everything you hear or read. Kev Knight, Gary Bayes, Keith Sykes, Ian Moore, Geoff Kemp, Bill Cottam, Geoff Bowers, Ken Townley, Mike Willmott and many more were all making baits while I was a glint in the milkmans eye. They know what their doing, if they didn't, they wouldn't of survived as long as they have. I've browsed these groups and they all have one thing in common and that's the same animosity toward the existing big companies. They think they know everything, and most are looking for that something special to replace their inability to locate and catch fish, It simply doesn't exist. Rumours are rife and facts are a little thin on the ground, just don't fall into the trap of thinking like them.
  14. Lol some still do Without knowing exactly who uses what, it's not my place to speculate. Some shelfies have a use by date, which tells me preservatives haven't been used or at least inferior products such as sugar solutions have. By inferior I mean these solutions won't preserve a food item for as long as a chemical synthetic variation. You say preservatives are still used, maybe they are, but how do you know without knowing the ins and outs of every company out there, it's all speculation.
  15. Because an angling environment is totally different to a sterile tank, where the only option is the food the student pumped in. Anyone with half a brain knows that too much of one thing may cause long term damage, the conclusions are obvious. Every species from fish to man needs a varied diet, that's not rocket science. I applaud his efforts but the findings aren't really shocking are they? Do you know what, if the date of the experiment was 2018, and conducted in a lake, using the baits we have now, I'd be shocked. Weve moved on a long way since then in many forms and I choose to pit my faith in the companies who tell me their baits are 100% Fish Friendly.
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