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  1. 3 points
    Although I'd planned a few days previous my health kept me in doors. I was told of a pond, definitely not a carp puddle, localish and reasonably accessible. Despite an 80% forecast of rain I thought why not. It was my daughters fellas only day off this week so yesterday or nothing. Arriving at 0700, I couldn't manage any earlier despite my excitement, retirement has got to me and to get there at 0700 I had to be up at 0500. Early enough. One person fishing, 1st peg out of the car park, ha ha. No longer steady on my feet I don't walk round anymore. Five minutes with the binos and I'd picked the furthest peg and probably the least accessible, bubbles and cover generally mean fish. Shortly after and a short rest, cup of coffee and a pork pie I was set up. Crystal clear water and maybe 6" deep for the first 10 feet after which it looked sloping. I'd set up a centrepin and quill as I thought the slope by the lilies looked good. What a shock, at 10' it dropped off sharply to around 22' and became deeper towards the middle with leaf and tree debris on the bottom. I tried the centrepin rig at 20' out, set at 10' on the drop. Immediately assaulted by masses of 1 - 2oz perch and roach. Worm, maggot even a piece of meat the same. Change of tack and a feeder rod set up, cage feeder, ground bait, sweetcorn, hemp and chopped worm plus a few maggots. Size 10 hook, 2' tail, running rig and a full lob worm. First bite as I was tightening up, 4oz perch hanging on to the lob for grim death. After that it settled to the odd perch, roach to around 12oz but mainly bream around the 2lbs mark. Chopped and changed with hook size and bait all day, down to a 16 and up to an 8, searched out a few areas and found fish a plenty, mostly greedy perch snatching the bait but lots of very shy biting bream. Finished the day early as I'm really a fair weather fisherman these days and the damp was getting to me and I was in considerable joint pain. It's nice to find somewhere that you don't just scoop them out and have to work for bites and then convert the bites to fish. Actually think about what you're doing so that each fish is an achievement. Great that you don't have to fish banded pellets as standard too. £5.00 a day, if the balliffe calls is good value. In hindsight I should have not bothered with the float and fished feeder straight off. Also maybe a 14/16 hook, lighter cage full running and different tail lengths. Every day you learn something. If it wasn't for the Coronaviris this week and the next two, I had a cottage on the river booked in Norfolk. 1 sack of hemp, 1 sack of groundbait and lots other things sat in the garage awaiting better times.
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    Do you actually hate ths country? Why not leave?
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    I didn’t fancy going on the river today as I thought it would be packed so I had a few hours after lunch on my local estate lake after a few Carp with my son Stuart. We fished against one of the islands about 2 swims apart and had a nice peaceful afternoon sitting behind our alarms doing a bit of Carp fishing for a change. The Island that we both fished against We both had a few Carp but I only took a couple of shots. Nothing to write home about, Stuart had the biggest at 15lb 15oz (he wouldn’t round it up by just an ounce ); but it was a very pleasant few hours. Keith
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    “It snowed last night... 8:00 am: I made a snowman. 8:10 - A feminist passed by and asked me why I didn't make a snow woman. 8:15 - So, I made a snow woman. 8:17 - My feminist neighbor complained about the snow woman's voluptuous chest saying it objectified snow women everywhere. 8:20 - The gay couple living nearby threw a hissy fit and moaned it could have been two snow men instead. 8:22 - The transgender man..women...person asked why I didn't just make one snow person with detachable parts. 8:25 - The vegans at the end of the lane complained about the carrot nose, as veggies are food and not to decorate snow figures with. 8:28 - I was being called a racist because the snow couple is white. 8:31 - The middle eastern gent across the road demanded the snow woman be covered up . 8:40 - The Police arrived saying someone had been offended. 8:42 - The feminist neighbor complained again that the broomstick of the snow woman needed to be removed because it depicted women in a domestic role. 8:43 - The council equality officer arrived and threatened me with eviction. 8:45 - TV news crew from CBC showed up. I was asked if I know the difference between snowmen and snow-women? I replied "Snowballs" and am now called a sexist. 9:00 - I was on the News as a suspected terrorist, racist, homophobe sensibility offender, bent on stirring up trouble during difficult weather. 9:10 - I was asked if I have any accomplices. My children were taken by social services. 9:29 - Far left protesters offended by everything marched down the street demanding for me to be arrested. By noon it all melted Moral: There is no moral to this story. It is what we have become, all because of snowflakes.” Couldn't resist it Phone, especially given your ridiculous postings on the War of Independence.
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    OR, an alternative title for the book could be ‘It was wrong for my bastard grandfather to give control of his Company to my Uncle rather than my Father Just because he was a chronic alcoholic who couldn’t survive without a bottle of vodka on his cornflakes in the mornings.’
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    Cameraman, Damn, there is nothing like a good write-up on AN. I love the stories, the trials and tribulations of the day's session. I too have had better times with health issues. Been rode hard and put away wet too many times. Some of the most difficult fishing escapades also are the most memorable. Thanks for sharing. Any time spent on the bank is added on at the other end. I have some advice. The smallest hook I carry is #4. Keep 'em coming - love fish stories Phone
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    Over here it would be packed with 5 - 7lbs carp, probably 200 - 300, 50 pegs around the edges and opened as a commercial carp fishery and popular match venue. We would then have people telling us they are great anglers cos they can put a bag of over 100lbs together in 5 hours. Or maybe I'm getting sceptical in my old age and it's just a pool.
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    There's a new kid on the block.... Chris phoned me last night and informed me my stepped up floatmaster would be with me today.... What a reel !!.....just gott'a get out and christen it now :).
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    CHESTERS1 Blanked - I think what threw me off my game was the amount of the sanitizers chlorine and bromide added to such a small puddle. After a 3 or 4 minute session we decided not to waste the day out and frolicked about acting and looking foolish. The host,an old friend, had dumped half a dozen goldfish in before we showed up and blamed me for blanking. I agree, I don't think we damaged the swim for the next idiot angler. OMG - we will not discuss the sunburn and at the most I was exposed less than 30 - 40 minutes. I blame the adult beverages Phone All in all it is now nearing 5pm and we arrived 10ish. For the first time in forever the 7 of us were free from the thoughts of covid-19 and our personal safety.
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    Oh I don't know. She appears to approve of the Donald and after several years of Obama the document that that was prepared by her in case Hillary won (now leaked) may not meet with your approval.. https://forum.makemusic.com/attach.aspx/22625/A Message from the Queen.pdf
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    I managed to get out on a small river in cheshire today, lovely little river and I had a short but decent trotting session.....
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    The only thing I like "Up the Butt" is a Centrepin!!!
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    Had another go today in seering heat. Mad dogs and englishmen go out in the midday sun lol. I won't go on about the arduous walk there etc and just say what I caught. I had a large dace first off, then a tiddly barbel... After that I had a few more dace and then nothing for quarter of an hour. I decided to remove the float and add a link leger to do some touch legerring. First tap was an eel of about 3lb, hooked just in the mouth so easily removed. Then I had a barbel.... Same fish looks a different colour on a different angle... I had a good few dace after that and then got fed up with catching them and re tackled my float. I moved a couple of hundred yards downstream to do some trotting. Anyhow, I had a few very decent chub ... By now my face was red as a beatrute and so I made my way back to the wheels and home for a drink!
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    HaHa, let’s really get a frivolous argument going, never mind a comparison between “indentured workers, slaves and those being forced to toil for food at the time of flooding.” That argument has been going on for several years, Who is right, who is wrong? No idea, ask two ‘experts’ and you will get two opinions. I take Ant’s post in the manner it was intended, personally I wouldn’t bother arguing Ant. BUT, I cannot allow your statement to go unchallenged Phone, Egypt is a trans continental country joined by a land bridge. I know this because like others on here I am a fecking EXPERT because I looked it up on google. Now bow to my superiority or I shall google fancy words to use against you or perhaps even speak French.
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    Why would you keep them in all day? Just a minute or two brings them into life. You keep some in a tin in your pocket (or bag if your from the north?!) To keep them from freezing ,use the stiff ones in your bait box as loose feed and the one you put in your mouth as bait Silly person if you had a mouthfull where would you store the rest of the worms!?! You only have 2 ears so space is limited ,the aluminium cigar tube up your butt keeps some groundbait from freezing solid but orifices are limited! Mind you i expect theres fox labled usb powered maggot warmers about today ?
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    John, regarding your question, is it okay to fish? Of course it is, if your conscience allows it! My wife and I are pretty much in the same boat as Cameraman so my fishing is now limited to a few hours in the morning. I would hate to bring Corona Virus 19 back home to me wife so whilst I still go fishing we remain in contact via a phone and hygiene and common sense rules. Mind you, I do fish from the end of our garden! I do wonder how I would cope if I did not have that privilege. The problem isn't fishing, it's other people
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    listen to this Chester’s I was working with a lad many years ago offshore on the rigs phone calls home were near non existent 1 a week so this lad would often write to his Missis , he shared a room with me and one evening in the cabin after our 12 hour shift he got an envelope and 4 blank sheets of paper and proceeded to put the blank sheets of paper into the envelope and sealed the envelope up put his home address on the envelope with a stamp . Now talk about a straight face looking straight at me I must say I was a little puzzled why he would put 4 sheets of blank paper in the envelope but his words were with a very straight face I ain’t talking to the bitch Now on more serious note the Captain James Cook monument here at Whitby has been On 24 hr guard from the local mafia to protect it from the loons who want to pull it down .
  20. 1 point
    Just look back when fishing was popular in the 50's and 60's,polution ,bank erosion limited spaces in clubs and all before we had eastern europeans to blame lol Its strange compared to the past how fishing has got worse the more effort we put into making it better ,i look at unseen polutants going straight through the so called cleaning thats supposed to happen at sewage works. I remember getting huge hauls of fish in the canal in edinburgh and you had to wipe the oil off your line on a rag everytime you reeled in plus the fact you could walk across it as it was so full of crap ,i wonder how it is today in its sanitised state? If you think about it it was just a slightly extended close season its not that dramatic thinking again it wasnt even that ,we lock downed on 23rd march with tecnically made a close season on all waters so not a lot of difference to the past and instead of the 16th of march and you could say it ended two? Weeks after the 16th of june so a fortnight or so longer than the old closed season on ponds 3 weeks or so on rivers
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    Couldn't resist giving the new reel a spin and managed a couple of hours out trotting this avvey. The reel is a credit to Chris's reel building skills....what a reel ! Here's a few pic's from quite a prolific little session......
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    ALL, The tell all story of the big one that got away when I get home. FIRST session of the year
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    That looks weirdly familiar: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/upshot/presidential-polls-forecast.html
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    If it wasnt for the problem of innocent people being infected by them i would encourage all of them to get sick and hopefully die stopping their genes being passed on!
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    Leedafeeder, What an interesting diatribe. May I ask since the UK GDP consists of - " In 2018, agriculture contributed around 0.63 percent to the United Kingdom's GDP, 17.51 percent came from the manufacturing industry, and 71.04 percent from the services sector.Jan 23, 2020" what logical attachment does the UK have to your EXAMPLE NATION? The only guess I might have is that UK citizens certainly are slaves to the EU right now? What else? In conjunction with the World Bank WTO also trades in the service sector. Could that have a bearing on the UK's short term future? Phone
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    I popped over to a local stream today, only got there at 5pm and the weather was touch and go having had thunder storms and heavy rain on and off all day. I was only intending on having an hours dace fishing. Anyhow, I got to my swim and started trotting, several trotts down the swim and I got a dace. Then I had some more and things were looking promising for a good number of dace but what turned out to be my last one was latched onto by esox. After a tusstle esox came free and I brought the dace in. It was in a bit of a state but it should be ok in a few weeks unless it becomes infected or get seaten by another esox or predator through not being 8n tip top fettle. I had a few more trotts through with no bites so esox had well and truly spoiled the party. It didn't really matter as the river had began to rise alarmingly and had changed from bad visibility to pretty much zero visibility due to sediment coming down. The extra water coming down was also bringing all kinds of objects including some quite large branches etc, time to go. So, i'd only had half an hours fishing, but i'd scratched an itch and had some fresh air. On my walk back I met a land owner who gave me permission to fish on his stretch of river....exclusively :). here's the poor dace looking worse for wear...
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    After reading another post on here I thought I’d ask a question: You should see the food that Ive occasionally eaten when I’m out fishing. Ive eaten food after handling maggots several times; and handling lug worm and garden worms and slugs and other things like that and not felt ill. I think I might have built up a resistance over the years as (so far) I haven’t suffered any ill affects, or I may have just been lucky. And I remember when I was a lad; I accidentally ate some maggots when I had blindly placed a ham sandwich on the grass next to me after my float went under; I thought the sandwich was a bit gristly and after swallowing a few bites I noticed that my maggots had been spilt onto the grass and had crawled inside my sandwich. I wasn’t very happy about it and I started gagging a bit but I didn’t feel I’ll or anything. It is a well known fact that some anglers up in the midlands and the north used to place maggots under their tongues on a cold day to keep them wriggling. Perhaps we are a little too careful and paranoid these days, and some people these days don’t seem to have the same resistance to germs and viruses that we used to have; because of this? What do others think, are we a bunch of pansies today? Keith
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    I have an ac/dc story too. I was having a drink in a bar with my mates in Singapore whilst on leave........... Maybe not.......
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    Phone, over here the fish has had to have been tricked into eating the bait and so to count as a catch it must be hooked in the mouth. All the fish i've pictured have been caught hooked in their lips/mouth. The weights on the barbels body are just the link leger resting on top of it rather than the float lol.
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    CHESTERS1, I do have an ac/dc story. The whole of downtown Kansas City up until the middle 1950's was direct current electric service and steam heated. A friend of mine, couple years older, discovered we could have the elevator motors for the asking when the buildings switched over to alternating current. Of course, they were in the basement of the building. We salvaged 3 from one building and one from another but had to stop. The only reason we had to stop was because two kids just wasn't nearly the necessary manpower. A direct current elevator motor for a 20 story building had about 3500 lbs of copper. Wish I had another shot at them today. Phone
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    Chesters, in all honesty, I really had to put the work in to get those fish. I walked about 4 miles of river there and back and dropped in negating steep bankings etc. Walking in the river is hard work as the combination of shallow fast water pushing againts you and slippery algea covers rocks of all shapes and sizes beneath your feet is pretty naff. My feet are very sore atm. This is the snag pit where I managed to prize that,little barbel from.... The river is low now and at this particular spot which is about 70yds wide I can just get across (if on tip toes) in my thigh waders in order to try and sprize fish from that mess. The water right up in those snags is only about a foot deep. Because the river is low and temps so high the fish seem to have gone into hiding and to look at it you would think the river was void of fish. For me this first few sessions on the river have been pretty naff and i've had to literally hunt the buggers down! I very much hope things improve as the season progresses.
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    All, Seeking an expert are we? I hate to pass up a challenge. Egypt is in modern day Africa Phone
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    Ah the brexiters were lied to broken record again ,good luck with that! Heres some of the remain lies ,twice so it may sink in strange you only ever imply brexiters were lied to but deny remainers were lied to ,them old cod blinkers again
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    Except that they were not.built by slaves.
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    I got out on the 16th but only managed 20 min's fishing before the thunder and lightening which was accompanied with heavy rain forced me to vacate for fear of being fried by on of the many bolts of lightening! In the 20 min's I got to fish I had a coup,e of small chub and a large dace. I had another go yesterday but it was a repeat performance as the weather forced me of again. I had about 20 dace before the rain, thunder and lightening saw me off. This one didn't want to be photograped.... This one crapped on me hand....
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    Nice one Keith, have you got over the breakage yet
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    Nice looking carp not like those pot bellied monsters you usually see
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    As you already fish having the vulnerability then its only the chance of catching the virus thats going to stop you . If you keep away from others ,sanitise your hands after touching anything others could have touched i cant see why not . I metal detect when i can although its far to dry now i have been out a couple of times after checking with the owner (something to remember) if its ok and am still alive (no doubt to the disapointment of some) . No guarantee from him upstairs he will look after you?
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    The markets say otherwise. The pound is rising against the Euro and international corporations like Unilever are relocating to the UK.
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    Just been watching a vid about a petition going on about removing a name on a university building (its most probably edited so truth questionably about the end findings) anyway the vlogger asked students if they heard about the petition most had ,would you support the name being removed most said yes ,he then asked what the person had done to deserve being removed not one could answer ,most never even knew who he was! Bloody mindless sheep!
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    A thought provoking passage written by an Englishman about the current situation in HIS homeland. I have been wondering about why whites are racists, and no other race is? There are British Africans, British Chinese, British Asian, British Turks, etc, etc, etc. And then there are just British. You know what I mean, plain ole English people that were born here. You can include the Welsh, the Scottish and the people who live off our shores of Great Britain. You say that whites commit a lot of violence against you. So why are the ghettos the most dangerous places to live? You have the Muslim Council of Great Britain. You have Black History Month. You have swimming pools for Asian women. You have Islamic banks for Muslims only. You have year of the dragon day for Chinese people. If we had a White Pride Day, you would call us racists. If we had White History Month, we'd be racists. If we had any organization for only whites to 'advance' OUR lives, we'd be racists. A white woman could not be in the Miss Black Britain or Miss Asia, but any colour can be in the Miss UK. If we had a college fund that only gave white students scholarships, you know we'd be racists. There are over 200 openly proclaimed Muslim only schools in England. Yet if there were 'White schools only', that would be racist! In the Bradford riots and Toxteth riots, you believed that you were standing-up for your race and rights. If we stood-up for our race and rights, you would call us racists. You are proud to be black, brown, yellow and orange, and you're not afraid to announce it. But when we announce our white pride, you call us racists. We fly our flag, we are racists. If we celebrate St George's day we are racists. You can fly your flag and it’s called diversity. You celebrate your cultures and it’s called multiculturalism. You rob us, carjack us, and rape our daughters. But, when a white police officer arrests a black gang member or beats up an Asian drug dealer running from the law and posing a threat to society, you call him a racist. I am proud.... but you call me a racist. Why is it that only whites can be racists??
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    Here you go Chesters to help you with clod’s postings, an advert I found says it can “Protect you from people constantly talking ****s.” It might catch on here on Anglers Net.
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    I've now got the picture in my head of chesters poppin' E's at all night illegal raves in the 90's.
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    I've always thought that kids these days should get some muck under their nails (& even eat bogies) It builds resistance in later life IMHO. We've all done it!!
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