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  1. BoldBear

    TEST

    Testing again https://i.postimg.cc/T2Z72gDN/2-A0-E15-F7-5-B2-C-4-F30-88-DF-E22-E1098-F567.jpg [img]https://i.postimg.cc/T2Z72gDN/2-A0-E15-F7-5-B2-C-4-F30-88-DF-E22-E1098-F567.jpg[/img] [url=https://postimg.cc/nssQ9Py7] [img]https://i.postimg.cc/xd5Ghrgs/7-BC0-B579-8335-49-E1-B743-3-B92-A4-C5-A1-F6.jpg[/img] [/url] [url=https://postimg.cc/K4DrJKQt] [img]https://i.postimg.cc/T2Z72gDN/2-A0-E15-F7-5-B2-C-4-F30-88-DF-E22-E1098-F567.jpg[/img] [/url] Testing again Keith
  2. BoldBear

    TEST

    This is a test as I’ve suddenly started to get the same problem with displaying a picture as tigger. [url=https://postimg.cc/nssQ9Py7][img]https://i.postimg.cc/xd5Ghrgs/7-BC0-B579-8335-49-E1-B743-3-B92-A4-C5-A1-F6.jpg[/img][/url] Keith
  3. I don’t know why your photos aren’t being displayed Ian although after I tried copying and pasting one of your picture links I get the warning: [b] ‘Pasted as Rich Text, post as plain text instead’[/b] Perhaps this may be a clue as to why your pics may not be working? Heres one of your photo links just copied and pasted as is: [url=https://postimg.cc/w1P3Th58][img]https://i.postimg.cc/vm8nhhcB/IMG-0798.jpg[/img][/url] I don’t know how to post it as plain text as prompted. NB: for some reason my pics from postimage have also started to misbehave too and I’m now get
  4. Hi Bloxbit, welcome to the forum. Do you still live near the Test? looking forward to your posts. Keith
  5. The club owns this fishery (rather than rent it) which used to be water cress beds back in the early 1930s and they dug it out and turned it into this nice picturesc fishery. There are around six natural springs that erupt from the bottom which can be seen clearly when the water ices over in the winter and the spring water remains at roughly the same temperature the whole year round. Keith
  6. I had a short session yesterday afternoon doing a little waggler fishing on a local club water with my son. It was a nice change to be fishing out of the wind; which has been incessant over the past couple of days; and we were catching lots and lots of smallish Roach, plus a few small Carp plus a nice surprise Tench on a nice warm evening. We were catching these nearly every cast. The surprise Tench which is my favourite species. Plus we had a few of these between us. Keith
  7. There was a time a few years ago when ‘Costco’ sold large plastic kayaks for not very much money and I was seriously thinking of buying one to use for fishing close to the shore and in estuaries for bass. However I didn’t buy one because it wouldn’t fit on top of my car and I lived too far from the sea. Keith
  8. That’s exactly what I normally do when mounting meat directly onto the hook Ian, but very occasionally if the luncheon meat is not very firm and I’m needing to cast a fair distance with a largish chunk of meat on a hair rig it can still fly off during the cast if you are not careful. I carry some of these (see pic in link)for times like these. https://barbel.co.uk/product/enterprise-meat-mate/ Keith
  9. The first knot looks like a Palomar knot and the second looks like a half tucked blood knot. I know others may think differently but I no longer use any form of blood knot because I don’t really like using strangle knots which can drastically reduce knot strength, or knots where the line end exits the knot sideways; and I usually use just three knots: the uni knot (or Grinner) or occasionally the Palomar knot and the knotless knot for hair rigs. [i]NB: Some smaller hooks have eyes that are too small for passing the doubled line of the Palomar knot which is why I tend to use the 4 or
  10. I haven’t needed to do this for many years but If your using soft Luncheonmeat on a hair rig you.can thread a piece of biro tube over the hair so that the hair doesn’t just cut through your meat. You can also do this with some hooks with short sections of biro tube slid over the hook shanks. Keith
  11. I’ve fallen in a few times over the years. The first time I remember was when I was a small lad fishing the Thames and the overhanging bank I was standing on collapsed beneath me and sent me straight into the river. I couldn’t swim then and the guy in the swim next to me had to dive in and save me. I spent the next couple of hours next to my dad with a plastic Mac over me with my clothes drying out on the fence behind me, and every boat that past seemed to be pointing and laughing at me I also remember having a mate taking a picture of me holding a Tench just after dusk and the
  12. Watercraft has many guises Keith
  13. Hi Vagabond, welcome back Sorry to hear about your age related problems affecting your fishing, it’ll happen to all of us I’m sure. My winter fishing causes me circulation problems and I’m only 70 Look after yourself and hope to see you posting again and sharing your fishing exploits with Norma. tight lines Keith
  14. Phone the second and third Carp are definately not the same fish. The third Carp has no Pectorial fins, (which I didn't notice at the time I took the photo) As I’m sure you know already; Mirror Carp, Leather Carp and Line Carp are just the result of human intervention in the past; when they were trying to produce Carp for the table with less scales on them to remove After ‘Heather the Leather’ died one of my clubs lakes held the British record Leather Carp; called ‘ToadLess’ which was caught from one of its gravel pits called ‘FrogMoor‘; (NB: which is now known as Moor Mill pits
  15. Well we’ve just got back from our night session after a few Carp on our estate lake and I’m off for a shower and straight to bed as I’m knackered. I’m just not as young as I was. It’s hard to believe that I used to spend nearly every Friday night and Wednesday evenings chasing Carp or Barbel and still go fishing another day during the week for other species and I used to still go to work refreshed. Now one all night session and I’m knackered Stuart was asleep by midnight after first bringing in his rods, and I didn’t hear from him till 7:30am when I woke him to cook my breakfast (th
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