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  1. Thanks everyone for your comments. Phone, 'vulnerable' is a term used in the UK Covid guidance. John
  2. Like a number, I suspect, on AN I am over 70, and I also have a heart issue, so I'm counted as a 'vulnerable person.' How do others interpret the guidance? Is it OK to fish?
  3. Thanks WNB. Actually I've just solved another problem by turning the computer off and on, so maybe that's all it was! I'll see when another Zoom meeting comes up. I see you are from Berks. I hadn't noticed that before. Where do you fish? I was in Newbury for 20 years fishing the Kennet and some lakes. Now I'm near Wallingford and fish the Thames and one or two lakes.
  4. I tried to enter a Zoom meeting yesterday and I got a message that Microsoft Edge was an unsupported browser. Can I do anything about this? I tried googling the problem and it mentioned 'Chromium based Microsoft Edge' being rolled out to ME users. Is this the answer? If so, how do I get the Chromium based version? Is it free? Thanks John
  5. Email received today. Maybe we'll follow?
  6. Chesters, that is the most amazing video! Do you know where it was filmed? They don't look like UK carp, some more like skimmers?
  7. Hi Mark Good to hear re Anglers Paradise etc. I'd always assumed such places are mainly carp.Are there decent roach, rudd or crucians? The trouble is I don't think my wife would want to come, so it would just be me. I imagine that would work out expensive
  8. The few times I have fished with pinkies have been when it's very cold and I can't get bites on maggot. But normally it's the opposite. Maggots are attracting too many tiddlers, and my assumption at least has been that pinkies, being smaller, would be worse. But there's an article in the 21 Jan Angling Times recommending fluoro pinkies and groundbait as against bread for quality roach when the water is coloured and there is some flow. The particular location was the Welland at Spalding. It surprised me. Surely, in coloured water, don't you want a big, visible bait? Doesn't that mean bread flake? Though I can see that smelly additives might help. So am I missing a trick. Do you find pinkies a good bait, and when?
  9. Hey Cameraman Sounds like you've got it well sorted. Have any of the places you've been to produced good roach or, in summer, rudd or crucians?
  10. Interesting, BB. Barbel are great fish, but the problem is that in so many places you only catch them at night or at least dusk, so if you're on a fishing break there's the problem of what to do in the day. But roach and chub allow more flexibility. What time of year did you go? I remember someone saying that on the Stour you need to go in winter when the weed has washed away? Did the roach take big baits when you were chub and barbel fishing, or did you target them specially? Thanks John
  11. That's interesting BB. I'm planning to have a short trip to the south coast this year, and could well include Throop. What time of year did you go, and what did you catch? I suppose you can't remember the name of the guest house?
  12. This is the time of year when I (we?) dream of holidays, but I'm a bit short of ideas for 2020. I got the Anglers World brochure, but for European coarse fishing they mainly have ads for B&Bs and chalets, and it's hard to evaluate or decide where to go. Has anyone had any good fishing breaks away from where they live in the last few years, or even good times fishing when on a family holiday? I guess I'm thinking UK, Ireland or continental Europe. I note there are quite a few Dutch fishing guides on the web, mainly for jigging for predators. A bit expensive for one person, or perhaps they will fit you in with a group? Has anyone had any experience of them?
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