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  1. Welcome to Lancashire Steve. Not fished the Wyre since I was a teenager, 30 odd years ago and that was up stream at St. Michael's. Mostly flatties, a few brownies and an odd chub from what I remember. Think you will just have to spin it to death and see if you can find a spot or two that might hold sea trout. Behind them bridge supports might be a good place to start and look for a channel.......
  2. Maybe, but it didn't look that way when as a kid I went to get the eggs from the duck pen and a mink had got in. 9 out of ten hadn't been eaten, but they were all dead.
  3. Think you would find a trailer hard work to manoeuvre and 4x4's as said high for loading. A quick google seems to come up with things that look like small vans with side windows and a rear ramp as a common choice. Whats up with diesels?
  4. I thought we did well Dave, as we did only have half the time of a couple of years ago, but got homemade apple pie served up twice as much.
  5. There are some good all round float rods out there Dave, but I think you need to buy an Avon rod first, as any good float rod that's soft enough in the tip for silvers, isn't going to last long rolling baits around and light ledgering. IMO their Just not built for it.
  6. lutra

    Filthy Scum

    No Martin, there's a clue in the name of this forum, "Non Fishing Chat". I see it as a forum for the users of the site (mostly anglers) to chat about things that have nothing to done with fishing. Things like the news.
  7. To answer the question. A fair bit, but not as much as I would like. Its a beautiful place. Not fished from the bank much down the west side, but if it's like the other sides, I don't think you will struggle to find access. As you say, its a vast water and a boat will give you good access and mobility. Down the west side Dalavich is the place for boat hire and fishing permits if you need them. Not been there for a few years but it used to be run by a chap called John who was a good source for up to date fishing info. They also do tickets for Loch Avich which can be good for bownies from the bank early season. https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjJgf6qid3TAhUFLsAKHZsdBbUQFggmMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Flochaweside-marine.co.uk%2Fconditions.html&usg=AFQjCNHc335xcC83CaAKL0as4rcjVZfqyw ps. There is a loch called Tromlee north of there near Kilchrenan that should produce plenty small jacks to young spinning roders from the bank.
  8. That's ok, if you had another 10 lives I'd still have top family spot for mistyping bad spelling and poor grammar. But good to know others are at least trying a bit. Lol
  9. Yes got the larvae pupa thing, just didn't follow an overwintered pupa needing food. Back from work and just did a google and yes known to overwinter as larva. but a suggestion that they can be quite mature larvae and not need huge amounts of early season food before turning. https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=7&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjDovTJqsDTAhWnD8AKHbdEAV8QFghMMAY&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wildlifeinsight.com%2Fbritish-moths%2Fangle-shades-moth-phlogophora-meticulosa%2F&usg=AFQjCNH5dtxL9Rnx9y4usWHUz1NDxPxang
  10. Caterpillars may need food but don't think you do from an over wintered chrysalis to hatch? ps plenty new growth on my blackberrys just now ready for a moth to lay its eggs on.
  11. Nice one Dave. You'll be back thrashing your way down the quiet unbeaten track getting brambled and nettled before you know it.
  12. You could always Vent your frustration of not being able to coarse fish the river by whipping it with a fly.
  13. Early and late in the season you generally are on big waters, but big waters can have big heads of fish, so if you can find the pockets......... Warmer times of the season when the fish are active/on the move and feeding everywhere will give you the best returns form putting plenty of bait in and waiting for them to come to you.
  14. It's early season and the temperature has really gone the wrong way the last few days. It will have made the fish (tench?) much less active and adventurous. Not much point in filling one spot in, in my experience when it's like that. Just keep trying different places with a few feeders full untill you find a few fish and then just feed to your bites as the fish are not likely to be mad hungry if you find them.
  15. At this time of year just put your wellies on and stamp to death anything near the water that looks like a hogweed. Job done.
  16. And b.s. stands for bull s........ It's all just a bad guide at best and you just have to fine one that gives you the best results you want.
  17. Its not illegal to grow giant hogweed on your land, but it is illegal to allow to spread off your land. If there is access to it and you don't take measures to protect people from it, that is illegal. Deffo wouldn't be good if someone got hurt and you had been informed it was there. Google giant hogweed legislation. https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwif36if14jTAhXLC8AKHaZWAJ8QFgggMAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.soilutions.co.uk%2Fguides%2Fgiant-hogweed-legislation%2F&usg=AFQjCNGFTiikJwU8l3RIPYOwwUzYUlyjnA ps. it might be easiest for the council to ban access and fishing.
  18. On the 1000's I have the whippings are the same colour as the blanks and tipped off with a few turns of a lighter shade of the same colour. Green for the Avenger and brown for the Titan. The 14 foots are great river rods, I use mine a lot and rare it very highly.
  19. Give over fretting man and just remember to slip a few pair of forceps in ya bag. Yav still plenty fish to catch.
  20. Think they must have found a new man to do the testing for the Mk11. Although the power to weight is truly amazing with the Mk11, I wouldn't fancy using 8lb with it as it doesn't feel any more powerful than the others.
  21. Can't say i use a pan net when barbelling. i find it much easier to carry a 28" speci net rolled up and stuffed in my quiver. I did buy a new shallow pan net a couple of season back for general fishing and went for my first rubberised one and I do like it. You don't get your rigs tangled in it or tangled in the bankside vegetation as much or as bad, they also dry quicker and don't smell as much.
  22. That sounds like it should be ok to let the lions out of the zoo because they've been here a bit as well.
  23. Seems they never made a 2000 Avenger 14ft, only in a 1000 or a Titan 1000 or 2000 14ft. Been using a 1000 14ft Avenger a lot the last few years. Its a great rod when there are lumps like barbel about and you can generally pick one up for around £100 in good nick.
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