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RUDD last won the day on May 5 2017

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About RUDD

  • Birthday 04/25/1973

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    Nr Felixstowe and Ipswich Suffolk
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    ALL FISHING, THE NET, ITFC, Cycling, The family

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  1. Many years ago I used to use the tubes to hold my various rods and would set up the one needed on arrival at a venue / peg depending on peg, conditions etc. Two reasons for this: I could not afford any rods to get damaged, rods were stored in tubes in the cases they came with to protect them from rattling about inside. I only owned two reels - each with multiple spools to cover needs. These days all my pole kits are stored in tubes for the same reason - to protect them but its now another story for the rods. As I have progressed through life and my career several things have happened: I have more disposable income, have become a father twice and for several years partook in match fishing. Becoming a father and advancing with career = less self time for angling and more short sessions than long - when time allows. More disposable income = reels for all rods + ready rod sleeves for all rods. Match fishing = very little time to set up an unmade rod or two at the start of a match. So now all my various set ups are ready to go in ready rod sleeves, Drennan match pro or super specialist for single rods and a MAP double holdall for specimen dual rod set up. All sleeves are padded and protect rod/reel well, my rod quiver and match rod holdall also have pockets, Velcro etc to hold rod sleeves (inside and out side of big holdall) in place. They also allow me to grab set up(s) I need for a session and be fishing within minutes of arrival at venue/peg. I have a good few empty rod tubes up in the rafters!!! Whichever way you do it - sleeve or tube - it's about protecting your rod in storage or transit, rod sleeves do make life more comfortable though if you have a reel for each rod although not a must: I have a method feeder rod used and a very light bomb rod - both in their own rod sleeves set up with a clipped up spool each (both spools from same reel). In the winter the bomb rod has the shared reel attached as this is when the rod gets used, all I need to do is clip up line on spool, quick release the spool, undo reel from rod then add reel to the other rod which is in the same state of being set up with only the spool. There is only one rule - make sure bale arm is open when taking off or putting on the spool!
  2. RUDD

    New rod

    An Okuma Aventa if you can get one is a good investment
  3. February. Lakes frozen and Suffolk beaches devoid of fish.
  4. RUDD

    North Sea Cod

    No decent Codling run in East Anglia for several years. Lugworm beds doing alright!
  5. Artificial baits only seem to work in conjunction with samples of the real thing. Fish are neither intelligent or stupid, they only have one instinct - survival. Some times this instinct favours anglers, sometimes it doesn't.
  6. In the last two weeks Drennan sent me a replacement widget (locking screw) for my super specialist landing net handle and Mastermind sent me two new reel handles after the Quick release button failed on one of my reels. Top service from both companies as both bits of kit are well used and a few years old.
  7. My season starts on Jan 1st these days. I fished the whip to roach and had a nice morning. At midnight tonight I will be trying to get some sleep, it's hot, muggy and close hence trying!
  8. The complete book of float fishing by Allan Haines is good.
  9. I use it when soaking 2mm pellets for the method feeder. Makes them very sticky which is handy for deeper pegs.
  10. On the water I am fishing I am catching on the waggler with 6mm expander pellets. Catching Tench, Crucian and big Roach. I have caught in 3ft of water in one peg and 7ft deep in another. Over 50 decent fish in two weeks during short evening sessions, last one was a 6.5lb Female Tench followed by a zoo creature breaking yet another hooklength - I suspect a large eel as it didn't charge around, just pulled back hard. Fellow anglers using the method are catching,but not many. On both pegs I have caught at the bottom of the marginal drop off. The waters clear so a pole could easily spook already spooky fish! I also feel feeders splashing about are spooking fish - hence fishing an insert waggler - 3AA float shorter with a bulk that can be moved around to suit conditions or peg depth. I use expander pellets at present as they sit on any type bottom, sink slowly, balance the hook, waft about when disturbed, release scent and are soft - fish like soft baits!
  11. Line diameters are just unregulated lies.
  12. I am back on the deep dark mysterious water not far from my house. Been float fishing one of the shallow areas just over a drop off about three feet deep. Tench to 5lb, Crucian to 3lb, Roach to 1.5lb, some small carp to a pound and small Rudd. This week been smashed twice by something big, spade ends to 5lb hooklength. This evening caught a bunch of razor mussels, hook inside one! Four Tench, three Crucian, a Rudd and several nice Roach. The Tench were all small so they must be breeding well. A 9lb 9oz bream caught by a mate a few days back, no bream for me yet. Skimmers to 2lb have made a showing. Perch are now making an appearance up to around a pound. One 17lb carp has fallen to another rod but no more to anyone else yet. No eels reported yet. Everything in there grows big and the prospect of the Perch growing large is mouthwatering. It's still a hard water but whilst I have found a method that works I will stick to it, no one else has even fished the peg I have been catching from. Had a 22lb carp on dog biscuits from the smaller easier pool last week, an opportunist catch totally unplanned, was walking past on way back to car and saw carp milling about so had one cast at them!
  13. Sounds like it's going to cost you around £1 per Lb caught!!!
  14. Email receipt on smart phone, always take phone fishing, job done. Still want the card to go in my fishing card holder.
  15. Marker braid. Once on a line try to get it off! Slips and is expensive, a small rubber band or bit of pole elastic does a much better job. Looks the part alongside all the other dispensers in the Fox tackle box though!
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