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#1 CrazyKitty

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 11:15 AM

Afternoon All,

 

Quick introduction. I'm Max, a lady angler and I live in the South of England. I started up fishing again last year after a very long break. I'm just getting the hang of coarse fishing and I love it!

 

I will be busting your brains for advice, so hold on to your hats! :wacko:

 

Cheers

 

Max



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Posted 29 April 2015 - 04:39 PM

A warm welcome to Anglers' Net Max.  Glad to have you with us.

 

Questions are always welcome and the more, the merrier.


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Posted 29 April 2015 - 07:46 PM

Thank you very much for the warm welcome! There doesn't seem to be many female anglers around either...

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 06:33 AM

At this time we only have a few female members (long time members) who aren't posting much.

 

I met my wife at a carp fish-in about 20 years ago.  We were both happily married to other folks at the time but about a year after  my wife died, I hooked up my caravan to visit with my long-time lady friend (whose husband had also passed away several years before) and do some fishing.  I never left.  :)  For some reason, female US anglers aren't seen as unusual as seems to be the case in the UK.

 

At any rate, you are most welcome here and we have a goodly group of anglers who can probably offer good advice on most coarse fishing situations.


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Posted 30 April 2015 - 08:04 AM

Hi Newt,

 

Hopefully we can get some more ladies on the forum, that would be nice!

 

I'm quite familiar with float fishing, but my next learning curve is ledgering. I've bought myself a ledger, and already have hook, weights etc, but I can't find a definitive list of things I need to buy to set myself up. I have the essentials; rod, reel, nets etc, but when it comes to hook lengths and how to tie things together to actually start ledgering I can't seem to find much info on it. I've watched You Tube vids but again, if somebody could help me with an actual shopping list of stuff I need to buy, it would really help.

 

I'm also learning about baiting the ledger and ground baiting.

 

Have a good one,

 

Max



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Posted 30 April 2015 - 01:41 PM

If you start a new topic in the Coarse section, you'll get more information since more people will see the question.

 

As an added note, you might want to have a look at the recent topics in the Coarse section with "Wingham" in the title.  Every year in Spring, a long-time forum member named Steve Burke opens his fishery for a long weekend to any Anglers' Net members who want to fish.  Its in Kent so probably not much of a distance from you.  I traveled a bit over 4000 miles to attend a few years back and it was well worth the trip.

 

It is a truly beautiful fishery and the folks who attend are beyond friendly and very welcoming to newcomers.


Edited by Newt, 01 May 2015 - 06:02 AM.
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