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  1. Great looking pike ! I'm keepin' al reet thanks bud :). I am having some good sessions recently but pointless posting about them really.
  2. Your not on your own, I can no longer post my pictures either.
  3. Sorry P, can't do anything about it bud. I'll just have to leave the pics out from now on.
  4. Had a trip up north last week for grayling, wasn't anything like it used to be, only 10 grayling and 24 trout. Nothing of any size, several grayliing were around tye 2lb mark and a few of the trout were about the same size. Had a couple of trotting sessions over the last few days, had a few barbel at the weekend and had 14 barbel, 2 chub, a dace and a grayling yesterday. [url=https://postimages.org/][img]https://i.postimg.cc/3wr40bJC/IMG-0839.jpg[/img][/url] [url=https://postimages.org/][img]https://i.postimg.cc/RZBf3DGC/IMG-0846.jpg[/img][/url]
  5. JV, what a cracker m8, I bet your well chuffed....congrats
  6. I just copy to forum on postimage and then share. I hold my finger on the post on here and it pops up post image which I press and it comes up when I post my reply....normally that is, but, for some reason it's suddenly stopped working. I had a great session today, caught nine barbel with a couple which I would say were over ten pounds quite easily. I had a nice chub, and a few small chub also. I lost another foul hooked barbel and lost one after it slipped back out of the laanding net and as it bolted away my rod tip was only lever with the water and my line cut off about
  7. 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
  8. 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 :).
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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]
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. Fishing boats...80mph!....I want one lol. Unfortunately i'll never be able to afford one :(.
  18. 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
  19. 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?
  20. Phone, that sounds great, i've alway wanted to fish for those whopping grayling over there! I had a few hours out today, non stop catching really, unless I was walking to the next spot that is. At one point I heard a woggy hen sounding off and then it came flapping out of some willows downstream and opposite me. It then swam "on the double" across the river. Not far behind it was a otter porpoising after it ! Anyhow, I caught countless " dice " and had to take a couple of pic's of 'em for Phone :)...
  21. Phone, They were chub in the last fishing post....not carp, or "dice"....no "dice" or carp were caught lol. I think your pulling my leg maybe :).
  22. Phone, The reel is a JW youngs River Specialist, it's a ball race reel, not a bush and pin. It is a nice reel to use, for me at least. If you decide to fish central america, gimmi a shout and i'll join you :). The reason the river rose so fast and then dropped off so quickly is because of the sea. I fished in the tidal area where the incoming sea pushes back up the river and often it flows back upstream!...until it ebbs, when it all goes still for a few minuites and then it all starts to go back out again. it can make for quite tricky conditions and many a shooter/ wild
  23. I had several hours o a swollen river in horrendus weather conditions today. The wind was gale force, and it drove the rain so hard the drops stung when they hit my face! Luckily the rain stopped but the wind stayed. Fishing was very difficult and I thought I was going to blank so when I caught this small chublet I took a picture of it... Another couple of trotts through that swim and I had another of those tiddly chub. I tried a few more spots as I walked down the bank but had no luck. Last spot on my walk downstream and I hooked a heavy fish, but, it came off after ab
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