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Peter Waller

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Peter Waller last won the day on January 21 2017

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  1. Never really comprehended why folk hoard old junk that never sees the light of day let alone the river bank. I was never really a Mitchell man although I still have, and occasionally use a CAP that I did like many years ago although I really don't know why I even bother to put line on it now!
  2. Are carp indigenous to America? Not that it matters but I thought that people only fish for bass in America!
  3. My rod really started to look its age, poor thing, so nothing ventured nothing gained I shortened the handle and mucked up a perfectly good rod, silly old bugger that I am! Still, what the hell, I picked up an absolutely mint replacement this morning, for a tenner would you believe! Still a perfectly viable rod, great to revert back to an unspoilt one, roll on the 16th! Over forty years old now, like new, looking forward to winkling out a few bream on it.
  4. In days of old, during Chester's mid fifties, banks supplied perfect maggot bags by way of cloth money bags. Describe 'em as carp boilie bags, made in 'realtree' and he'd make ten times the dosh!
  5. Try E.Bay, no open wounds. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/maggot-bags-for-fishing-bait/152780584612?hash=item23926eb6a4:g:nKcAAOSwNM9Zz3LN
  6. http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/news/business/norwich-fishing-retailer-angling-direct-successfully-floats-on-the-london-stock-exchange-aim-list-1-5104354
  7. I'd put my foot down in a true, manly style, cross Breydon, and head off up the River Yare. Moor up outside Surlingham Ferry, great food and drink but also truly excellent for bream! Far less crowding or the dreaded stag parties down South too.
  8. http://www.edp24.co.uk/sport/countdown-is-on-as-the-broads-look-to-welcome-opening-day-in-style-1-5049905
  9. Day late but happy birthday young man!
  10. For the cost of a bait boat you can almost certainly buy a full sized inflatable dinghy which will allow access for you as an angler as well as bait placement. Indeed you can get second hand dinghies for a great deal less than a baitboat and a real boat will be a great deal more useful. For a pike angler a boat is a must, fishing at close quarters has a great deal to commend it. The only advantage of a baitboat is that when things get slow is that you can play with the thing!
  11. I have what I reckon is the mutt's nutts for float fishing from a boat, a Preston Carbonactive Mini 11' pellet rod. It's happy with gudgeon on a size 22 or with large bream on a size 6 and everything in between. I never cease to be amazed at just how good a boat rod it is.
  12. I've long wondered why more coarse don't use multiplier reels.
  13. Plenty of them about, or so it seems. http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p3984.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.XABU+Record+reel.TRS0&_nkw=ABU+Record+reel&_sacat=0 Not sure how you can pay for them though, cash is just so last century!
  14. Hi John, The River Yare in the middle reaches, Beauchamp Arms to Rockland Broad for example. The River Waveney, once again the middle reaches, Burgh St Peter up to Beccles. River Thurne, St Bennet's Abbey up to Martham, you really can't go wrong! Broads bream, a good shoal of three to five pounds is not uncommon, five to seven pounds shouldn't be a surprise and ten to twelve is not impossible. I've had several biggies recently off the Waveney but these have all been individual fish, either that or I spooked the others! There are some nice riverside bungalows for hire along the river at Potter Heigham. The Abbey at St Bennet's is no longer active but it is till a very special place, especially on an early morning session as the sun lifts over the marshes, maybe a bittern booming, a large crucifix rising out of the mist, your rod tip nodding to an obliging bream, there are times like that when life can't be much better. I can wholly recommend it! http://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/news-and-publications/publications-and-reports/conservation-publications-and-reports/water-conservation-reports/50.-Angle-on-the-Broads.pdf
  15. Stuart, thank you, it all makes perfect sense and I like the simplicity of it.
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