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  1. It is booming TO MUCH SO my favourite venue use to have 3 or 4 of us between 36 pegs on an 18 acre lake. Its been a struggle to even get on it at a weekend this season as every man and his dog has taken the sport back up. Its not an easy water made even harder by the amount of pressure its suddenly receiving. I think there may be an awful lot of bait now just rotting on the bottom since they all think you need to throw in 5 kilos of boilies daily as per the carp mags . I predict in a years time or less there will be a lot of second hand tackle available on flea bay etc.
  2. Birmingham angling association i think but dont quote me. i may be wrong
  3. I've Been working throughout this pandemic due to the nature of my job. Would love the chance to get out for a few hours to just relax and take my mind off things. But with everyone furloughed or off work i suspect even the quieter places i fish will be full as no-one will be at work and they will very quickly get crowded. Looking at announcements from clubs so far i dont think as many places will be open Wednesday as people expect and i still refuse to go to some puddle and catch overstocked fish.
  4. Hi Mat Luton is my old stamping ground. Main 2 clubs are Luton Angling Club Miles of canal from above and below leighton buzzard Several river sections on the upper ouse Beckering resevoir North house lake and one near kempston https://www.lutonanglingclub.co.uk/ Vauxhall Angling club Sharnbrook complex including radwell 7 lakes varying sizes and content + a cpl of miles of upper ouse ouse at Kempston Woburn sands section of canal near milton keynes Tingrith lakes. Also IPA affiliated to fish the I
  5. Personally i wouldn't be worrying about baits that much . I think they will eat fairly much anything regardless what size they are. The hard bit as i see it is finding where in the lake they are feeding. Chances are they are in a small nomadic shoal of around 10 fish. try targetting smaller clear areas rather than big open areas a huge shoal might feed. Although i found they don't like feeding in dense weed weed or cover they do like it close by.
  6. Might be daft enough to order 23 new reel seats .
  7. I'm always a bit wary of the bidders for things like this if they post huge automatic bids but have never bid on anything else in the past. Had it with a set of rods i was watching once, they were relisted 3 times by the same guy. And every time the highest bid was from the same guy who had never bid on anything by another seller.
  8. Before the close season was abolished on still waters i remember a few commercials near where i lived used to be fished. The owners called them any method trout fisheries,but to my knowledge non of them had ever produced a rod caught trout to any one. I doubt if they actually had a single trout amongst them. On this basis could you say your any method trout fishing on any river?
  9. I Just hope the Mrs doesn't sell mine for what i told her it cost .
  10. Prefer lake as some will want to fish for carp. No date planned yet but thinking is end of may.
  11. My family has decided to organise a fishing get together over a weekend. Any one know of any good mixed fisheries we can day ticket / over night between heathrow and newbury area.
  12. There are several species that use to be a regular catch which now thinking about it i haven't caught many of if at all in recent years. Gudgeon, Ruffe, Crucian carp and even rudd. waters that use to be abundant in them now seem virtually devoid.
  13. If i was just stopping on an extra hour or so theres a cpl of options. Touch ledgering , just hold the rod and rest the line over your finger, Quiver using a red LED head torch works best with a quiver tip painted white. The nightlight whipped on as you've said. Personally on a river i never use more than 2 rods and would have nightlights whipped on ready. But if just stopping on with one rod I would opt for touch ledgering.
  14. Unfortunately we can blame the eu for this . We haven't brought maggots in pints for years its now a measure with whatever the store uses as a measure. I think this happened the same time as you stopped buying meat at the deli counter by the pound and started buying by the kilo. I'm not sure why but the alcohol weights and measures were not affected.
  15. I've Decided this year i'm going to try and get back to my youth a bit more. No more trying to find big fish just going to catch fish of any size. I remember i loved trotting maggots under a stick and catch 5lb of roach dace up to 3 oz . Or waggler fishing a small pond. I've become infatuated with trying to break my pb's that i sit for hours without a bite trying to tempt a specific species when there,are fish in front of me i could be catching. So june 16th will find me on the river just trying to catch whats in front of me.
  16. Very unlikely. I had planned to this weekend but all the rivers near me are over there banks, not expecting them to go down again in time for the weekend.
  17. Sorry it clearly stated the multi rod license will cover three rods at the moment its 2 rods. those who fish more than 2 rods require a second rod license. If its changed to cover 3 rods and the price increases as i would expect those who at present buy 1 license will be paying more whilst those that buy 2 rod licenses will be paying less. Hence the comment match anglers/ pleasure anglers etc will be picking up the loss of income from specimen (multi rod users) paying less . To me this is straight forward economics to balance the books. And since it is the carp fraternity shouting loudest
  18. How much more will they put up the license though is my question. Might work out cheaper for the carp anglers but those of us that only ever fish two rods will now be subsidizing the carp fraternity.
  19. Is it a Rod License or a fishing license. Theoretically we could all start using hand lines and never need to buy a license again.
  20. Its All those brussel sprouts being prepared ready for Xmas
  21. Sorry folks but its about time we stopped knocking every fishing tv program. Good or not in our opinions it still promotes angling. Yes we all loved a passion for angling but those shows are very few and far between and apart from anglers not really watched by the general population. TV has tried many variations over the years some good and some bad , but to put down every show that promotes angling will only see it decline further.
  22. I,m planning on doing a few over nights for bream , have never really targeted them this late in the season would you go for a heavy feed tactic or sparse feeding with just lots of scent. I'm in two minds will they be active trying to fatten up for winter or whether they'll just be looking to settle down looking for the odd morsel.
  23. Personally i'd take a double tiered approach. Soak in disinfectant for 24hrs Then leave to dry thoroughly in the sun preferably
  24. The thing that stood out to me instantly was the weight wasnt big enough for a fish that is 3 times his size.
  25. As Phil says or as an alternative to not use hair rigs etc. method one buy normal pellets for feed and use soft hooker pellets ( brought ) on the hook you do need to use a reasonable size hook though say a 10 or 12. method 2 Feed normal pellets , get a potato, slice about 6mm thick and use a small meat punch to produce pellet size pieces of potato , then colour with coffee grounds to match the colour of the pellets , you can even add flavouring if you prepare them before hand.
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