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  1. Hi Stu. Follow THIS LINK to see how to elasticate a pole. It runs through the complete process. Hope it helps.
  2. Thanks very much guys. At present she's a bit unsure of what camera she requires. The details given by the college were very sketchy indeed! I think I'll have to lend her my own "underspec" point and shoot digi until she finds out from her tutor what she really requires. I'll come back for suggestions and recommendations when I have this information. Once again, thanks for your replies chaps.
  3. Hi Steve. Not much info available unfortunately. I'm just looking at a piece of paper which gives a (very) brief rundown of the course. Entitled AS Photography. I don't think an SLR is required, judging by the info a point and shoot would be adequate as the bumf encourages students to begin to carry their camera every where they go, you never know when a photographic moment might occur (how very true) Sorry I cannot be more specific.
  4. My daughter will soon be embarking on a photography course at College. As part of the course she is required to have: A digital camera (4 megapixel+) Memory card (64mb+) Rechargeable batteries and charger Memory stick (128mb+) Ideally if all the above came as an outfit would be good. Could anybody please give me any advice or recommendations on good packages. I'm buying so obviously I don't wish to spend a fortune, what sort of price would I be looking at? I'm very worried!!!
  5. It aint going to happen Julian! The rods and gear are all safely stowed and waiting. As luck has it I have the opportunity of an afternoon session this weekend! Believe me, once I'm on the bank all thoughts of losing the buzz and selling tackle will have completely evaporated. I'll tell you something else too, I aint half excited about it!
  6. Ditto mate. I'd have loved it, doubt if the wife would! I can't see there being enough shops in the vicinity to satisfy her!
  7. Some decent gear there mate. How come you're selling up?
  8. I'm sorry but it's the same old argument. If they don't get what they want they shout and scream, play the race card and generally kick off until they get their own way. With what has happened during the past week I feel they would do themselves more favours by keeping their heads down until the fanatical Muslim news blows over. I'm afraid feelings are high toward many Muslims, in many cases due to ignorance. By spouting off about demanding special treatment for Muslims, they are playing straight into the far rights arms.
  9. I'm afraid to say that at the present moment I seem to have "lost the buzz" too Stu. My situation has nothing to do with beating goals and targets, my predicament is purely down to having too little time for my fishing. Unfortunately for me work tends to stick it's nose into the majority of my fishing plans lately. I even considered selling my carp gear as it wasn't getting anywhere near the use it deserved. I know for a fact that when I find the time to get back on the bank all thoughts of selling up, losing the buzz etc will immediately disappear. One thing I do is to not concentra
  10. Adding to Robs reply. Another way of tackling weedy waters is to use rig foam. The buoyancy of the foam allows a relatively light bait to gently fall through the water and settle on top of the weed.
  11. Top fishing mate, well done. You can't beat that feeling of having a great days fishing can you. I'm usually busting a gut to bore everyone in our non fishing house when I have a good days fishing but they just don't understand my excitement.
  12. I've often thought that myself Den, what's the flashing bit all about?
  13. It seems to me there is a somewhat large number of so called anglers who think t normal practise to leave all their crap behind them purely and simply because tey cannot be arsed to take it home or dispose of it responsibly. You cannot just blame the young uns either. I have many times walked passed pegs on the way to my peg and stopped and chatted to middle aged and even elderly anglers. At the end of my session I have then walked past the vacated peg to find rubbish strewn along the bank. We do ourselves no favours as anglers, it is one of the main bones of contention the members of the
  14. That does indeed look like a good keepnet. I can't help thinking that the rods look not dissimilar to tent poles though. I have one such pole which is used to strengthen my STi bivvy. I'm fairly sure some of our more handy forum members would be able to devise a way of using the poles on their existing nets. After all, the tent poles can be bought fairly cheaply from camping shops..........just a thought.
  15. No doubt Nelson Mandela will be there in another of his hideously loud shirts!
  16. A fantastic weight indeed. Testament to a very good angler. I noticed the guy who came 2nd used a completely different fishing technique to Neil Machin. Whilst neil Machin used a smooth, unhurried angling technique, the 2nd place fella opted for a more bullying approach. He also appeared to rush to land his fish. This resulted in him losing a very large number of fish which I'm sure would have won him the match had he not used a bit more caution whilst playing the fish. Still, the match went to the wire. I'm sure Neil machin had in mind the final from 2 years ago when he was pipped ri
  17. Your poll is a bit woolly Adam. What are we voting on? Best/favourite/biggest fish ??? Biggest is the humble carp, best has got to be the barbel, from a river anyway.
  18. Don't go piling in the boilies as chances are they may not have seen them before. If they are fish bought from a fish farm then they will probably have been reared on pellets. Try halibut pellet either hair rigged or banded. As a back up you could try sweetcorn, luncheon meat or even the good old lobworm. Above all, as Puzzled says, have fun trying. Once you get one the effort will have been worthwhile.
  19. Splendid service indeed. I can wholeheartedly recommend them as well. They sorted me out with a replacement groundsheet for my bivvy last year. Delivered F.O.C very quickly. Excellent service from a top tackle firm.
  20. Gaz51

    New pb

    Nice specimen Dan, well done fella. Why should you excuse the cheesy grin? It makes a change to see someone who actually looks pleased that he's caught a good fish. Most of the big carp you see in the mags are displayed in the arms of the worlds most miserable looking blokes! You smile away mate, good on yer!
  21. You've answered my questions extremely sufficiantly, thank you. As I said before, good luck with the project, I look forward to following your progress on the forum.
  22. So, you've decided on a twin hull design. I imagine it will be a fairly stable boat, especially when the water gets a bit choppy like it does. I take it you are suggesting a twin hopper design also? What materials do you intend to construct the boat from? Interesting post, one I'll be keeping my eye on. Have you any ball park figures of an approximate cost for your design yet? I'd be interested to know what the final outlay turns out to be. I assume it will be markedly cheaper than any shop bought or redeveloped commercially available boat. Good luck with the design and build.
  23. Yes, I'd agree with the above. I'd also suggest the pop up rig, it's certainly helped put more fish in the net when used on silty venues.
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