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  1. It will make do difference at all. I must concure with MR Burgess, MR Carrragher, And MR Coppola.
  2. Well done on the fish. But the new decade doesnt start until 2011 if im not mistaken,
  3. What river is this on, Do you know?
  4. Strange topic. Its one of those things That happens, Always have, And always will. What ever super dooper line you use. Or what ever rod you got. Its part of casting drill isnt it?
  5. After spending the last three nights at work outside on a fork truck. The thought of getting wet again hasn't really fazed me About having a little mooch along the stour this afternoon. As i type we have just had a freak electric storm with hail stones the size if marrowfat peas Here in north Essex. Probably drop the water temperature again but never mind.
  6. Good to hear you had a good day. Theres a lot more to fishing than just carping. Sitting behind a battery of rods waiting for something to happen. On the river its down to you and you can make things happen. The true essence of fishing i belive comes from knowledge and water craft and i think theres no beter place to hone them than on the river. Aspects that you learn all go towards improving you chances where ever you fish. Even when carping. One more of us one less of them lol
  7. I would tend to agree with Richard, Worms would be a good choice of bait if the rivers high and coloured. They are one of those natural things that get washed into the river during floods. And the fish do tend to get on them. Though you may find the fishing quite hard if you don't know the stretch. Look for the slacker parts on the bends etc, This is where most of the fish will tend to be. Out of the main flow. and it will be easier to present your bait.. Perseverance is the hardest thing in flood conditions. It can be very frustrating with all the false bites from debris coming down the fl
  8. Never caught a perch on spicey meat, In fact i cant ever recall getting any on meat full stop. However i have had a couple of decent ones one trout pellets when carping. Though it was from a heavily fished lake.
  9. I am quite set in my ways. Though i do take the odd diversion now and then. Most of the summer i spend barbel fishing, And a bit of tenching. Come October my thoughts start turning towards pike, And the barbel get substituted for chub perch and roach on my local river when i feel the conditions are right. Saying that i havent got much piking in this winter yet. Still waiting for a few frosts. And my local river is still looking far from desirable at the moment. I have managed a few chub at dusk and a few perch so far from the river. Once we get to the end of this month i will start my pikin
  10. Its a strange thing and i have noticed it to. I wonder if it is to do with that when you use whole worms they are alive and tend to wriggle for a while and the fish especially perch being quite aggressive tend to take them more because they see them rather than smell them. And when we use chopped worms they are taken more because the fish are in a feeding mood and smell them more. This could account for those odd days when you catch small perch on large worms,And other days small and chopped ones do the business. Just a thought.
  11. Welcome. Cant help you out on north of the wall. Im just a southern softie, lol. But im sure Mr Mac Farlane will see your post and give you some pointers. Tight lines.
  12. Hi Budgie. I has a set of reubens but they are the 60ib version. They go round twice,first revolution takes you to thirty pounds the second marked on the inside go to 60ib Mine are marked in ounces divisions. Not sure about the 44IB model i would imagine they are very similar. Probably a lot easier to read These are the only ones i could find. Very similar to the old waymasters http://www.poingdestres.co.uk/1187/Reuben-...ial-Scales.html
  13. Yes i would say he has made an error as well. Its a nice fish though. I would put it around mid double.
  14. My dad fought in the Korean war. I can still remember his stories. He spent most of his time getting shelled by the Yanks
  15. Quite right Budgie. Theres no substitute for experience and watercraft. The best edges there are
  16. I agree with you Ken. Fine braids have damaged a lot of mouths over the years.
  17. I would say if the object of the experiment is to catch a zander on the lobs then you dont really have much choice than to use a trace. Some of the lower bs ones are quite supply. I dont think the perch would be put off by trace. As you are using a large bait. Possible with a small bait they could be a bit finicky. I would be inclined to fish the float so there is little resistance. I have never tried lobs for zeds. It would be interesting to know how you get on. Anything is worth a try.
  18. Hello i asume you are talking about deadbaits for predators? If so i would say yes. Adding extra oil and flavours can give you a bit of an edge on ocasions.
  19. I have made similar observations over the years. I have often wondered if theres is some strange fishy kind of understanding of each other. Abit like the antilope in Africa. They graze quite happily even when hey know the predators are about. Such as lions and cheetahs. Maybe its a safety in numbers thing and they take there chances. But do fish have an inbuilt awareness of predation or are they unaware until its to late?
  20. I havent fished the Warren for a long time. Last time was when the big pike was in there. As i remember pretty standard pike tactics were the best eg ledgered deads. Though it was never an easy water for me. It might have changed a bit over the years.
  21. I think its good to set goals in your fishing. But like you say struggling to make these can make some people forget that we go fishing for pleasure. I'm always happy as long as something is pulling my string. Whether it be gudgeon or big pike. Fishing can be very obcessional and with some branches of it can breed some very egotistical characters. That our driven by a desire to be noticed Ive been luck enough to catch some nice fish over the years but apart from my carp fishing days when i was very obsessed, I have always managed to enjoy my fishing. My philosophy is enjoy yourself, and d
  22. That's a great little piece Chris. I think to be honest i have never had a real red letter day. But i can recall on a few occasions when everything has come together just right. I recall about fifteen years ago a friend an i had spent the summer fishing for tench on a very rich gravel pit of about ten acres. We had had some good fish over he summer. And during are tenching we had become aware of the amount of quality pike in the venue. We had had a few encounters with the odd one taking small tench and roach. We decided as mainly pikers we would target the venue come the autumn. Novembe
  23. I know what you mean. The smell of hemp is one of those. But with me its sweetcorn.
  24. wychwood are worth a look aswell.
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