Jump to content

fruitloopy

Members
  • Content Count

    262
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by fruitloopy

  1. My neighbour has a small wooden (it may be fiberglass) dinghy, big enough for two people with oars that I could borrow. I've always wanted to fish from a boat on a lake or river but I dont know what may be required such as licensing, etc. I realise that if I want to fish on a lake I need the lake owners permission but I am unsure whats required if fishing on a river, specifically The River Nene outside of Peterborough. Do I need a license, permission, etc? Do I have to use a slipway or just a convenient location (with landowners permission) to launch from? I will put this on the coar
  2. My neighbour has a small wooden (it may be fiberglass) dinghy, big enough for two people with oars that I could borrow. I've always wanted to fish from a boat on a lake or river but I dont know what may be required such as licensing, etc. I realise that if I want to fish on a lake I need the lake owners permission but I am unsure whats required if fishing on a river, specifically The River Nene outside of Peterborough. Do I need a license, permission, etc? Do I have to use a slipway or just a convenient location (with landowners permission) to launch from? I realise this may be the w
  3. If you need some wonderfully limp, knotable and thin (but strong) wire trace then try this online store called AGM Products. I bought the Surfstrand Micro Supreme 7x7 and its really good stuff. The owner of the website is really helpful as well as I was not sure whether to use a knot or crimps. Instead of trying to sell me crimps and a crimping tool he recommended the half blood knot which works a treat. He even refunded part of my postage because it didnt cost as much as it said on the website!
  4. My brother in-law would dearly love to catch a river barbel (still water barbel is just WRONG!). He lives in Braintree, Essex and not being familiar with local rivers and such I dont know what to recommend. Any ideas?
  5. Thanks guys! I could have sworn I checked their special buys earlier this week but maybe they hadnt updated it. I'm gonne buy two of 'em!! Cheers.
  6. I gave my mother my Aldi rod bag/holdall and I really miss it! Does anyone know when they'll be doing their fishing tackle Sunday thing again? If not...does anyone have an Aldi rod bag I can buy?
  7. Based on your comments (thank you for your honest feedback) I have reduced the price to £5.99. This does cut down on the profit but I may as well sell what I have already! I think I'll try a mix and match idea where people can choose what they put on it. Cheers.
  8. Fishermans cottage in Kent up for sale for £247,000. Described as "Exceptional" and "Not to be missed!". But there is one thing they didnt mention... http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/kent/8282368.stm {link fixed}
  9. I really did consider that! Putting a bait needle and boilie drill on this was a consideration but I discarded that idea when I realised that carpies never move from one spot for days at a time so they have no opportunity to lose their gear! Now how do I paint it camo...
  10. Sorry, I should also mention that I added a feature on my website on making your own DIY line stripper. Click the "Ideas" tab on the website link above. I'll also post it on Anglers Net as well.
  11. If you pop over to THIS WEBSITE you can get a full explanation of my own product I am trying to sell. Its called The FishQuick (because it makes your fishing quick and easy) and its an item I have been using personally for over three years now. I am selling it on the website and on eBay but had no punters yet. Elton has allowed me to have a go at flogging it on here but I am also looking for any tips, advice, recommendations or what you think about The FishQuick. Good idea, bad idea, etc. If anyone from this forum would like to trial this product for me and write a review
  12. For my float fishing I swapped over to Berkley Vanish Transition Flourocarbon as its sinks better than mono lines. One thing that really wound me up was trying to get the bloody mono line to sink, even with constant washing up liquid added it would last a few casts and then start floating again. Floroucarbon is practically invisible under water, its limper and less prone to coiling up and it sinks. Obviously its no good for trotting but I have used a 10lb floroucarbon line for surface baits quite successfully. I just add some vaseline to the line. I've been buying it from THIS SELLER
  13. I decided to go fishing Saturday and as I set up on the bank it was obvious that the weather was going to make ledgering or float fishing difficult. I could already see carp on the surface aimlessly cruising around like zombies! After an hours ledgering I decided to make up a 10 foot spinning rod which was powerful but still soft and flexible, 10lb line (there's a fair few snags here) and a size 8 hook on the end. I stuffed my pockets with dog biscuits, floating hookable pellets, hooks, vaseline (to make the line float), disgorger, forceps, etc. Grabbed my landing net and went for a walk.
  14. Perhaps hook it as you would some luncheon meat and then put it in a small PVA stocking and cast it out? I'm not sure if the banana would melt the PVA though. To be frank it seems like an awful lot of hassle to go through! I guess you could also pole fish with it.
  15. That fishing rod bag is the best I have ever had! For the price it is exceptional and holds all my rods, an 8m pole, landing net pole, bank sticks, umbrella and 4 reels + spare spools. It has room to carry 3 made up rods in seperate compartments. Seriously good!
  16. I think for the price its worth a go. I've just bought it so (if I remember) I'll let you know how I get on.
  17. Some fisheries have a website, even a basic one but many dont. I think generally it all comes down to the IT knowledge and business acumen of the fishery owner. If he is an old fashioned kind of person then the idea of a website (what is this web thingy anyways?!) has never crossed his mind. I could even generalise/stereotype and perhaps upset a few people by saying that many of these owners are farmers and could be VERY old fashioned! There are several lakes near me which dont have their own website but someone has at least included them in a local fisheries directory with information
  18. Can I ask you regular "Rakers" if this would be a good rake head to use if I try to make another one? Wolf Garden Soil Rake It looks like it two of these could be fixed quite easily and securly to each other with cable ties and a rope attached to the whole at the end of the handle.
  19. I have tried to make one with poor results so I am keen to just buy one that I know will work. The only place I have found one is on eBay but is is an auction so it could go for any amount. I have seen another with extending rods but its quite expensive. Do any suppliers out there manufacture and sell them? I cant say I have ever looked at my local tackle shops for them.
  20. IS there anything to do other than fishing? For me its just unnecessary time spent earning money until I can get on the bank!
  21. Picture the scene...your stalking carp in the margins. You've got some nice dark, clothing on with some of it camouflaged material. Your settled in position quietly without making any vibrations or quick movements. You lower your rod and get your bait in position. You slowly scatter a few freebies around your float and just quietly sit and wait for some action. Can anyone guess what heppens next?? "ANY LUCK MATE?" You grimace as you watch a wave created by the double figure carp as they flee the scene. This is a public area and one of the things you just have to deal with.
  22. Cant they recruit some more intersting positions? Like being a full time angler...paid £40,000 a year to go fishing at various places? Please???
  23. I thought I would give a report on the fishing at Yarwell Mill in case someone else searches through the forum for info on it. They have 1 lake of about 2 acres and an approximate stretch of 1/3rd of a mile of the River Nene. There is a problem though. They have many static caravans and regular caravans there which are situated on the banks of the lake and river and you can only fish in an empty spot. You must have the caravan owners permission to fish behind their caravan. There's not many spots to fish on the lake otherwise but I did find a nice spot next to some lily pads on the la
  24. I have a 5m telescopic whip and the first time I used it I struck into a 6lb carp! I almost had a toilet accident on the bank! I then used my dads 8m pole off the front of a cruiser on the Norfolk Broads and caught a 1lb perch. I had mostly seen poles as a match fishing must have but now I can see that in certain situations a pole may be quite fun. I am looking to spend around £50 on my first pole. Probably 8 metres would be suitable as a cheap long pole would be quite heavy. One that it already elasticated so I can enjoy bringing in tench and bream but also be able to land a larger c
  25. I thoroughly enjoyed my first overnight session, although I felt absolutely knackered when I got home! I went straight to the lake on Friday after work and got setup, I probably started fishing at about 3:30pm. Oddly enough this is the same lake that I was a member of last season and never caught a single fish there in three attempts, not even a perch! I was a bit sceptical about going there but it is a very nice place set well away from any roads and with a locked gate preventing access to non-members. Its not an easy place to find anyway so you do feel very secure there. After an hou
×
×
  • Create New...