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#11 Jonathan Peter Levitt

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 04:31 PM

randal, what sort of bad reports have u heard about the badger?
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#12 Jim Gibbinson

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 05:22 PM

Learn to cast....

#13 Alan Stubbs

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 05:53 PM

I maintain that if you can't cast to a point you shouldn't fish to that point.
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Posted 16 September 2005 - 06:27 PM

Alan Stubbs:
I maintain that if you can't cast to a point you shouldn't fish to that point.

If you look at overhanging trees, you'll often see line hanging off. People take risks.

A boat would put those baits there safely.

We also must remember that just because you can cast to a point, that doesn't make it safe to fish, either. Trees with branches in the water can be a prime example of this.

I've never had a bait boat, but I'd certainly use one on a water that allowed it.

All this talk of casting - we should remember that their primary use is to dump loosefeed accurately and with minimal disturbance. Can't beat them for that.

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 06:57 PM

theres nothing wrong with bait boats just cos u dont cast dos nt mean you should nt use them. you dont cast a pole but alot of people use them!!!

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 07:18 PM

edd:
theres nothing wrong with bait boats just cos u dont cast dos nt mean you should nt use them. you dont cast a pole but alot of people use them!!!

But are you looking to take 20lb+ carp out on a pole that close to snags?

As far as bait boats go and fishing to areas you can't cast to, I was suggesting that if you can't cast to a spot, it seems highly unlikely that you'd be able to control a fish away from the area either if it's close to a snag - and are thus putting the fish at risk. Not a situation I am comfortable with in the least.

If you want to fish at range using a bait boat, follow Jim Gibbinson's advice and save yourself a fortune.
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Posted 16 September 2005 - 08:35 PM

it amazes me how people are always going on about how they need new younger people in the fishing scene. Yet when you try and fish your own way (bait boat) you end up getting told to learn to cast!
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Posted 16 September 2005 - 08:45 PM

no offence jonathan, but if you're happy to describe yourself as 'new younger people' then you have a lot to learn about fishing before you should be thinking about bait boats

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 09:04 PM

Not really my thing but I don't have a problem with those that wish to use them.
There are numerous methods and types of angling, some I partake in myself, some I don't.
It comes down to whatever floats your boat (boom boom :D ), if someone enjoys using a baitboat whilst fishing let them enjoy, simple.

You could have the same argument regards pole anglers, fishfinders, method feeders, feeder floats, bolt-rigs etc etc. It's just technology and progress, take it or leave it. Fish the way that gives you the most pleasure and leave others to do the same.


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Posted 16 September 2005 - 09:23 PM

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But are you looking to take 20lb+ carp out on a pole that close to snags?

they are not just designed for that they are for getting your hookbait and free offerings where you want them same as a pole and pole cup dos nt mean you have to fish snags now does it?