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  1. The river was too high for trotting today so I had to have several hours on a club pool. The temp's have suddenly dropped right off and a horrible cold north north westerley made it feel much colder. I think the temp was 15 degrees when I got there at about 2.30pm and it was 12 degrees when I left at 6.30pm. I freelined meat and bread whilst targetting carp and managed quite a few which really fought to avoid being landed. I had one small fish which may or may not be a true crucian. I'll try and post a couple of pic's but for some reason they've stopped showing? [url=h
  2. Hey John, nice report bud, as was Keiths :). You did well getting that fresh water crock on your set up! Great to see people post their catch reports again :).
  3. I had an hours trotting on Tuesday just gone. I only went late in the afternoon and was doing more of a recy as it's about 6yrs since i've been to this beat. Anyhow, I bumped into someone I know and spent half of my time chatting to him. Eventually when I did do a bit of trotting I had a "dice", a seatrout of about a pound and a half, a few smaller chub, one chub of about 5lb and a nice roach of about 12 ounces or more. I'll try and get back and fish a spot I fancy asap.
  4. I nearly alway drag or skip the bottom Martin. As you say they often want a static bait, I just prefer float fishing to sitting about. If I uave to leger i'd rather touch leger and feel the fish take the bait, then strike the hook home.
  5. Hey Phone, Your right, no so many barbel again. I think there's several different reasons for my lack of barbel. There may be less in the river after the last few years of quite serious floods. There are a lot of people fishing for them now and they are very pressured. Most of the fish I catch are smaller now with a few decent ones, maybe the older ones have died off and there is some new year classes coming through? My barbel catches have dropped off drastically over the last 5yrs. It isn't down to otters as they have always been there, and were there before b
  6. Had a decent session today, caught a good few chub of various sizes, some "dice", annoying minows and a single barbel. The strong down stream wind made float control hard work, especially in this spot as the river is 80 plus yards wide and a wind tunnel. [url=https://postimg.cc/TLvbTTYr][img]https://i.postimg.cc/TwpJqPzH/IMG-0789.jpg[/img][/url] [url=https://postimg.cc/d7ydMhvs][img]https://i.postimg.cc/bv6RtnBt/IMG-0788.jpg[/img][/url] [url=https://postimg.cc/bSb1QdCV][img]https://i.postimg.cc/hvZMRd9n/IMG-0793.jpg[/img][/url]
  7. I had a couple of hours on the river for the latter part of the afternoon today/yesterday now! Anyhow, the river was still carrying a bit more water and was powering through the swim i'd chosen to fish. The wind was a strong upstream one which helped me out in the powerful flow. Anyhow, I lost a barbel which managed to get under a half sunken tree. I got my float back and shot but the fish is wearing a lip piercing for the time being. It was only a 14's so not big and whoever catches the fish will be able to remove it easy enough so no real harm done. My 6 grame wire stem
  8. I just use grass, or a hawthorn spike. Even if putting the meat straight onto the hook, just pull the hook through the meat, twist it and put a piece of grass stalk, twig, hawthorn spike or whatever under the bend and pull on the line or press the hook back to synch it up.
  9. Did an hours trotting on a lake outlet late this afternoon. I had lots of dice, chublets and a single perch in my last swim. I lost two dice to esox who killed that swim off forcing me to fish another spot where I caught a absolutly huge "DICE". Infact it so huge I was going to weight it. I got my dinky digital scales out, hooked on a small placcy bag and placed it on my sling pack in readyness to weight the fish. I lifted out the landing net head and got hold of the dice, as I put the net head back in the water the bloody dice wriggled and slipped from my hand falling onto a load of layi
  10. You really need to do a taste test.....they have testers for dog food, even cat food so you should be fine with the meat LOL.
  11. Fishing boats...80mph!....I want one lol. Unfortunately i'll never be able to afford one :(.
  12. Phone, I wasn't talking about using expensive reels, just asking if you had ever actually used a centrepin reel. Regarding prices, some of my mose used pins are run of the mill okuma reels, one is a sheffield and the other a adventa. I got the adventa reel from a large outdoor shop over here a few years ago when they sold them all off for fifty notes each :). The reason I ask is because unless you have used one and got proficient with it you won't realise just what you can get out of them. I do use a fixed spool reel, and even a closed faced reel from time to time but since m
  13. Phone, I wouldn't go that far....pretty? Just silver things lol. The reel was just another pin, not used that one for a spell so gave it an airing . Phone, just curous, have you ever used a centrepin reel?
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