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  1. Here's one qualified professional Ecologist and Angler for over 45 years, who won't sign it for the reasons you've stated Wroms!
  2. All very interesting, but all the breeding programmes for otters in the UK were shut down in 1999/2000 after the release of the last of the 117 animals that were bred. It (the breeding programme) was also claimed as a success by all the partners. So where are the otters you claim will be released up until 2010 come from, and more importantly being bred? BTW UK BAP stands for United Kingdom Biodiversity Action Plan It was drawn up by HM Govt (Dept. Environment as it then was) after consultation with interested parties. And to my knowledge no angling group, Assiciation or anglin
  3. I'd agree with you it isn't as simple as that, most of the energy from the wave orbitals is dissipated as they hits the shallow water and the bank. The swash (rebound backwards) is minimal and as I pointed out earlier only reach a max of 20 yards backwards travel. I've never seen Wingham but, have seen many other pits, and wouldn't disagree with the comments made about bars, troughs, baffling and so. Perhaps the best way to view these pits are as landlocked rivers when the wind is blowing strong. The wind driving the flow direction and orbitals, the bars, etc acting as obstacles in the r
  4. Yes under the right wind conditions. How to explain it? In light winds it's likely you'd only have one or two orbital at or just under the the surface but on top of each other, these would be quite small. The rule of thumb of orbitals is they are the size in circumference to the size of each round top wave you see coming across the water. In very strong winds you get big surface orbitals with decreasing orbitals as the depth descends. As shown in the drawing Fig 1. A lesser wind and the size and number would be somewhere in between the two sizes. There will be a calculation somewhere of
  5. Thank for the link Budgie interesting! It could be down to one of three factors, and from the vid I can't really tell. Factor 1 heating of the water and convection courents. This happens in still periods on shallow waters. Again it's driven in a clockwise motion. Factor 2 Wind driven orbitals. Factor 3 and/or a cobination of both. Here are some drawings to explain what wind driven orbitals are Wave_generated_Orbitals.doc PS the top circle is missing off Fig 2 Don't know why probably in the either somewhere
  6. Budgie had a search, but I can't find the vid. Anybody want to post a link to it who knows where it is? Regarding undertow was it undetow? Water going the opposite way to the wind blowing on the back swash . And if it was, how far out was the footage shot? Or was it orbital drag. Orbital drag can touch the bottom of shallow waters if its a good blow. As all orbitals spin clockwise and in deep water (15+ft) stack up on top of each other to a depth of around 10ft. This is the reason I disagree with Den's statement of mixing on deep waters during the period I said. In shallow waters seve
  7. Den I think you missed what I was saying about thermoclines I did not say they happend on pits as I know they don't. They happen on deep waters. As for good blows on resers mixing the water up, I have to disagree with you. I live in reser country and have fished them most of my life. And yes they stratify during the period I stated.
  8. Andrew undertow is created by the wind/wave orbitals dragging on the line. The swash back from the breaking waves rarely ever extend out more than 20 yards. On the deeper mere it's what creates the shelves along with erosion through wave action and an increase in water height. Most of the my fishing is done at 60-90 yds on the the meres on known patrol routes. At that distance it the undertow has gone. On the pits because of their bed topography, it disrupts it and I wouldn't give it to much consideration.
  9. Man this thread got very interesting! It's one of the best discussions (despite the hiccup a few pages back) I've ever read on the internet. Where to start to reply? I'll start with this, there are in my view clear differences between meres and gravel pits and the way fish react in them. The mere's are natural lakes created though the ice age and in the main soup bowl shaped. They do however come in two distinct types - Shallow, down to 15 ft deep. Deep down to 50 ft. The deeper ones stratify with what known as the thermocline. This is an important point on this type of mere. Withou
  10. There in a nut shell is the answer! Some years before, probably 5, really can't remember, another mere of 45 acres , was doing fish just under the official record weight by about 1lb. The anglers that were fish it seriously and having the odd few fish out of it, speculated as to how many bream were actually in the mere. The only other fish that were known to be in it were tench, perch, 12 carp and a few very thin pike. We know there was 12 carp, because Bob Henderson and his mates put them in from the Isle Lake in 1968. Bob told me they put 12 in this mere and 6 in every other mere on the Che
  11. Not seen Bob for quite a few years Budgie. I'm not even sure he's still alive, and I don't mean that disrespectfully, Bob had a long-term potentially terminal illness through the job he done all his working life. So I really don't know if he's still with us. As for his indicators, I know Warren Gaunt asked a similar question some time ago but couldn't find anywhere that stocked them. I think Wol got some off someone else who had a pair. I know someone who might know though. I'll have to find his tel No and phone him. But not tonight as he's likely to be in the pub if he's still like he
  12. Not got any of Bob's but I'm quite sure they were glass arms with a 5 mm dia
  13. At the point I made that comment that's where the discussion was at. My comments were and are a statement of historical fact, as can be confirmed by any of the following (G, Marsden, E. Bibby J. Charlesworth, D. Sharp, R (Bob) Henderson, T. Knight, J. Williams, W. Moores W, Gollins, T, Bolton Unfortunately the Late R Harker is unable to confirm this. and many others who have purchased them off me) if asked. Yes it has been interesting and informative, if somewhat degenerating over the last few pages, but we now know where its coming from
  14. So you're a urine extractor then? Sound more like a banker to me.... 5 ft drop needed my arse! Let see the photos so we can all have a laugh
  15. Arf just the man!.............only joking Thanks for technical help there. I've not messed about with, and messed is the operative word here. with electronics systems for bite indicators for many years. When I did and I got stuck, I'd deffer the problem to mate who was and still is an electronics engineer. Can I take it that you are also a electronics engineer?
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