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  1. Yeah It wasnt great but when youve got the waterproofs on and under a brolly its not to bad....Untill a swan takes off right into your line dragging the rod in and forcng me mid shin deep to get it back. Wet feet all day, not to pleasent. A cuppa tea and Steak baggeutte from the river and rail cheered me up though
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    Fish stocking

    Yeah It is a good thing, its just sometimes a really hard water. sometimes its a bite a chuck and other times not even a sniff and the carp only ever seem to get caught at night. Its still my favourite pool though
  3. Well we lost 3 and caught one of just over 6lb.
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    Fish stocking

    There are plenty of perch, It was just an idea really, nothing major. It is quite hard going sometimes due to how natural the banks are, overhanging trees etc.
  5. I have access to a farmers pool that is 100mx20m going from 10 ft down to inches deep with an island towards the deep end. This pool has a good head of small Roach, Perch and skimmer bream. It also has a few carp up to 15/20lb max. The pool is stream fed from a very well know midlands pool and was dug out many years ago by the farmer. Im not sure if it was ever stocked or the fish got there by natural means but I would love to stock this pool with some more Tench, Bream and carp, What would be the proceeder for this and likely costs?. Is this feasable on a small budget?
  6. Sorry for the short notice but tomorrow, well today we are planning on fishing Bridgenorth, either the Rowing club, The Park Slipway or some where near the second Bridge, I think its the bypass bridge for Barbel. I have left overs of some sensas Halibut and hemp ground bait, some 12 mm Hallibut and some 15mm and 4mm Robin Red pellets alondg with some other Halibut pellets and some bread which I plan to blend up and add to my ground bait to bulk it out as I dont know of a tackle shop open in the area. I have also heard that Hotdog Sausage has been catching around Iron Bridge If anyone else has any ideas, tips (or secret techniques) it would be appreciated. I have been fishing Hampton Loade lately and most of my Barbel fishing has been done in summer so litterally anyadvice would be fantastic. Thanks.
  7. I drove past the entrance to this place today and noticed a no night fishing sign and a staffs council sign but cant seem to find any more information on the internet about the place. Im presuming they allow day fishing but does anyone know for sure or have any other information. thanks.
  8. I was thinking about that as they have some nice stretch of the Severn at Hampton Loade but do they allow guests as I would want to bring a friend or 2 along. Edit - Just saw on the site they dont. might have to get to convincing my mates to buy a ticket then.
  9. Im after a stretch of river in the midlands area or anywhere up to 100mile max from the midlands that does a day ticket and allows night fishing for barbel chub etc. Im not after secret spots or hot pegs becasue thats just cheeky, just a nice stretch of day ticket water. anyhelp would be appreciated. Thanks
  10. I have a couple of vintage reels for sale on ebay. No idea what they are worth hence the 0.99p. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261189147050?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261189148434?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  11. I was going to take some lures just incase I got bored sitting in the same spot for 24+hours but I will defo give try counting down with the lures. With the water being an ex quarry it apparently over 40ft in places :o
  12. What size hook would you use with the bread, would I need to size up my hooks?
  13. Washing up liquid is deffinately harmful to fish, i can vouch for this after all the fish in my garden pond died after a bucket of soapy water was knocked in while cleaning the bbq during the summer. Though obviously the liquid in the river would be much more diluted.
  14. Im off to fish a practically unfished exquarry on the weekend that apparently has some good bream and pike. Im not overly familiar with this place, infact the last time I blanked and this was about 7 years ago. I was thinking of fishing a fresh shop brought mackerel dead bait with a feeder full of mashed fish for added attractant but on such a natural virtually unfished venue would I be better off using a natural dead bait such as a frozen roach from the tackle shop. For the Bream I was planning an open ended feed with a size 12-16 hook with either corn or maggot or cocktail on the hook or a small robin red pellet on a hair as I have had success with these on another virtually unfished lake for the carp. does anyone have any experience or tips to share on any other waters such as this?
  15. I think im going to plump for the talktalk deal when my current internet runs away into the sunlight in 30 days
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