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  1. ... and as the rest of us seem to be invisible, there was little point in our postings [ 10. June 2004, 02:28 PM: Message edited by: The Diamond Geezer ]
  2. quote: Originally posted by j_s: Any ideas on the best way of targeting the trout in there? ........ Apache, where are you when we need you? On that maggotywotsits forum I'll bet DG
  3. quote: Originally posted by j_s: DG, I'm only quoting Farnham AS on the size of pike, it did seem a bit on the large side to me and more wishful thinking than fact Here is a pick of the barbel swim I found, it was very relaxing watching them move in the current. A beautiful swim, typical of the Loddon .. and you can what I mean about trout ....! DG
  4. quote: Originally posted by Leon Roskilly: It's probably not a direct ban on angling that will do for us in the end, but a steady erosion of our liberties as anglers. That's why we should all suppport, and more importantly get involved with our angling bodies who we feel should do the job of standing up for us. Right now, there are many ready to complain, far too few prepared to get involved) Tight Lines - leon Well, another job for George Bush, maybe :confused: DG
  5. quote: Originally posted by Saul: I'm trying to identify a very nasty pond weed that has taken over a small pond I think this weed is called George Bush and originates in the USA DG quote: Originally posted by Saul: Any ideas of how to get rid of it ? Well, if Newt and his fellow Americans get their brains and another anatomical part of their rear nether regions in-gear next time around, and the votes aren't rigged as allegedly they were in Florida last time, that should do the trick [ 10. June 2004, 11:45 AM: Message edited by: The Diamond Geezer ]
  6. quote: Originally posted by Colin Brett: I find it's fine for using as Trout fly leaders. Nice turn over, less tangles and the knot strength if tied carefully [as should be all knots in any material] is also fine. Colin By it, I take it that you mean PVDF fluorocarbon-polymer based lines ? .... as opposed to hybrid co-polymers of fluoro and nylon etc? DG quote: Originally posted by Colin Brett: I use 5lb - 8lb and it's generally the Fulling Mill brand as it tends to be the cheapest. Colin Hmm, nice ... I like the best to be the cheapest ...see, it is possible, guys n gals ___________ BTW this is a Coarse Fishing Forum, but I guess mentioning fluorocarbons was bound to creat a nice overlap between the two kinds of methods DG quote: Originally posted by Colin Brett: One of the downsides of the stuff is it doesn't go away or breakdown like ordinary mono! Colin I guess you mean ordinary nylon monofilament , because of course, fluorocarbon is a monofilament too? Anyway, peeps who keep trying to kid me and themselves that ordinary nylon monos last for years, please note Colin's comments! BTW, re: fluorocarbon monos, there are only a very few manufacturers in the world , so you have to watch-out for label-egineering .... different brand labels on exactly the same PVDF fluoro line DG [ 10. June 2004, 02:33 PM: Message edited by: The Diamond Geezer ]
  7. quote: Originally posted by Cranfield: I have been bringing a "fluorocarbon coated, copolymer line" back from the US for the last few years and am very impressed with it. The Manufacturer is P-Line and the product is "P-Line Fluoroclear". It is virtually invisible in the water, has good knot strength when using the usual knots and casts nicely. This year I have brought back their "X-tra Strong" version to try. __________________ Heard a lot about P-Lines, mostly good Never used it myself. It's obviously something I ought to try-out. Thanks for the feedback and advice DG quote: Originally posted by Cranfield: I have also been trying Sufix DNA (soon to be renamed "Sufix ProMix"). This has excellent knot strngth, good abrasion resistance, with a very low memory and is superb for casting light lures. It is a "copolymer nylon formula". ___________ I don't know that one! I must check it out ... thanks DG quote: Originally posted by Cranfield: Of course, these products retail for around £3.50 for 400 yard spools, in the US. I also bought two Shimano Stradics 2500FH,s, cost me £61.25 each, criminal, ain,t it ? ______ Yup, it's rip-off UK for sure :mad: DG [ 10. June 2004, 10:17 AM: Message edited by: The Diamond Geezer ]
  8. quote: Originally posted by j_s: I'm off to the River Loddon between Wokingham and Reading to fish for whatever I can catch, they have: Barbel to 14lb; Chub to 6lb; perch to 3lb; roach to 3lb; pike to 30lb (can't fish for them until I have attended/passed a course through the club) carp to 18lb bream to 6lb + others I think. ...yup ... nice venue ... Apache's neck of the woods, too .... re: other species, how's about trout? .. loads of 'em in there Re: pike, I've not heard of a 30+ lb fish having come out of there in the last couple of years, have you?? DG [ 09. June 2004, 06:10 PM: Message edited by: The Diamond Geezer ]
  9. quote: Originally posted by sue: Regarding the post on giving away the locations of fishing venues, It was interesting to read the views on this. Does that mean I won't get many replies to my post of 6th June about where to fish in Wiltshire? If so and if people don't want to give away these sort of details on the site, why can't you send people like me an email? What do you think? The good side would be that only people who received email answers from their posts would know the venues, the bad side is that you might have unwanted emails being sent to you. Sue Sue I fish in Wiltshire, and it's quite a big county with loads of venues. I did read you post, and I think it would have been more helpful if you had put the venue about which you were/are enquiring, as the Subject. I've never heard of the place by the way, and I don't think it's very well-known. This is allI could find-about it ... Warminster (Wilts). Hunters Moon Lodge, Henford Marsh BA12 9PA has fishing for guests and club members................The perfect choice for your peaceful country holiday, these lodges enjoy settings beside or near to a lake – ideal for nature lovers, walkers and anglers. The main lodge in the grounds offers you a modern bar and restaurant and an information point where friendly staff will advise you on sightseeing highlights. All local amenities can be found in nearby Warminster, including a train station and swimming pool. Mountain bikes can be hired locally and there is coarse and fly fishing available (at an extra charge) within the grounds. ___________ Best fish it on-spec and tell us allabout it afterwards .... or you could e-mail the operators and ask them for some pre-arrival fishing guidance _____________ DG [ 09. June 2004, 02:19 PM: Message edited by: The Diamond Geezer ]
  10. quote: Originally posted by sue: Regarding the post on giving away the locations of fishing venues, It was interesting to read the views on this. Does that mean I won't get many replies to my post of 6th June about where to fish in Wiltshire? If so and if people don't want to give away these sort of details on the site, why can't you send people like me an email? What do you think? The good side would be that only people who received email answers from their posts would know the venues, the bad side is that you might have unwanted emails being sent to you. Sue Sue I fish in Wiltshire, and it's quite a big county with loads of venues. I did read you post, and I think it would have been more helpful if you had put the venue about which you were/are enquiring, as the Subject. I've never heard of the place by the way, and I don't think it's very well-known. This is allI could find-about it ... Warminster (Wilts). Hunters Moon Lodge, Henford Marsh BA12 9PA has fishing for guests and club members................The perfect choice for your peaceful country holiday, these lodges enjoy settings beside or near to a lake – ideal for nature lovers, walkers and anglers. The main lodge in the grounds offers you a modern bar and restaurant and an information point where friendly staff will advise you on sightseeing highlights. All local amenities can be found in nearby Warminster, including a train station and swimming pool. Mountain bikes can be hired locally and there is coarse and fly fishing available (at an extra charge) within the grounds. ___________ Best fish it on-spec and tell us allabout it afterwards .... or you could e-mail the operators and ask them for some pre-arrival fishing guidance _____________ DG [ 09. June 2004, 03:56 PM: Message edited by: The Diamond Geezer ]
  11. quote: Originally posted by Nugg: before you get too carried away their prices are ex-VAT. DOH ! ________________ __________ [ 09. June 2004, 02:10 PM: Message edited by: The Diamond Geezer ]
  12. quote: Originally posted by Colin Brett: Sorry mate couldn't resist it!! ___________ DG [ 09. June 2004, 10:18 AM: Message edited by: The Diamond Geezer ]
  13. quote: Originally posted by BUDGIE: All this talk about Bathhampton AA has made me feel quite nostalgic! I was a member as a very young lad! caught my first Roach from the canal and my first Pike. ... yup, and fibre-glass has been discovered since then!! DG
  14. quote: Originally posted by mark barrett: ... without question the first night is going to be after Zander, .... but the middle level or the Ouse are looking like hot favourites, last year I had a 12.06 on the 17th, hoping for similar this year!!! Hmmmm nice! Good luck. Maybe the Cut-off channel too? ____________ Go for it ! D :cool: G [ 09. June 2004, 10:16 AM: Message edited by: The Diamond Geezer ]
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