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  1. First of all, a big Thank you to Steve for giving me a place at the fish in and in my favourite swim . I have to say that I have really missed Wingham. Every year it takes a huge effort by a lot of people to prepare Wingham for the fish in. It speaks volumes for the dedication of all the team at |Wingham and the unbelievable support from their family members and friends with a special mention to Glyn, Terry and the Broombridge clan. Having travelled down in the very early hours of Saturday morning it wasn't long before Mr Korum a.k.a Steve Campbell appeared and was soon into his culinary m
  2. Same here. I have paid by DD for a few years but cancelled it this year to change from two licences to the new 3 rod licence. Have got an email from the government web site giving all the neccessary information i.e. confirmation of payment and the new licence number however I am led to believe that there is a printing issue so do not know when the licence proper will be available. so I will just utilise a copy of the email on my phone until it is sorted.
  3. A bit off subject but for the last couple of years the time I have spent fishing has been very limited which in turn made me change the way I fish as it is all short sessions.apart from a holiday every year to a stunning little fishery in Devon where I started to experiment again using swing tips albeit for good sized Carp. Anyway the point is that I had forgotten how good and exciting this method was so I started to look around for a pair of dedicated tip rods for general fishing but capable of handling decent fish such as Tench and Chub. I had decided that what I wanted would be no more than
  4. Sorry for the delay but when I first tried to post the site was down and then my computer decided it was going to misbehave. With Steve having told me that he was putting me in my favourite Wingham swim I was elated however, when I got there I found that I had put the wrong rods in the trailer so plan A quickly went to plan Z. Fortunately Richard Capper was in the next swim and kindly loaned me one of his rods. The plan was to fish over a bed of red maggots but no matter how many times I changed rigs it only resulted in single beeps on the alarms accompanied by sucked maggots. I have experienc
  5. Found another bit of kit to bring down. Its a Wychwood boat bag. They are a cracking bit of kit, well made and totally waterproof with several internal fold down pockets but as I have got two, one can go. Cannot post a picture as I am going to be out for the next few hours but I am sure it will find a good home. As with my other items without reserve.
  6. Steve, the bottom of the near shelf in the entrance to the bay may worth a try. Last time I fished the point I spent some time casting around the bay with a fish finder as I was interested in giving the bay a go for Bream at some stage and found fish virtually under the rod tip. Put a bait down there and it was off within minutes. I also think that I may possibly have missed a big chance but I will tell you about that when I see you
  7. I hope that Dales is fishing opposite because the bombardment is like the opening scene from Gladiator. With a few pyrotechnics it would be spectacular
  8. Alas the boilie is no more.and unfortunately I have no Wingham water to wash one out and prepare another one. To clarify the colour of the boilie it was an orange 10mm topped with a white 10mm pop up to form a little snowman rig . I think on this occasion using a feeder with maggots and worm will probably be as good as anything but I will have a few alternatives just in case. If all else fails I will have to get on my hands and knees to Anderoo to beg for a small offering from his extremely heavy bait bag.
  9. Steve, I have sent you the pictures of the box and bag. Let me know if you have any issues
  10. Excellent advice from Rich apart from one thing. The worst thing in the world at 3 am is having a run especially if you have not got much on.
  11. Primarily red maggots for me but I will have one rod out with .MARUKYU credence corn. First used this on my limited fishing trips last year and had some excellent results with it. Plastic with a difference. OH and a couple of pints of casters
  12. Having a nose round in the shed today I came across a JRC box come bag come seat come bivvy table which I dismantled and put away a few years ago as I had got 2 and they were taking up too much room. It is hardly used and in excellent condition. Made from aluminium and Steel it is quite light, capacious and a very versatile bit of kit. Anyway I have fully reassembled it and also found a little bag that I bought as a river roving bag. These will be put up with no reserve. I have tried to upload a few pictures which are bog standard jpegs of under 70KB but unfortunately I keep getting a message
  13. Just looked at the long range forecast as far as one can and have unretired the old Sundridge Igloo suit as at this time of the year parts of the far bank can be chilly once the sun (if it is out) passes over overhead. Like Steve I have several spare long banksticks amongst many other items of tackle but unfortunately no long bobbins. If anyone is short of anything shout up and I will see if I can help. Unfortunately I no longer have a spare bivvy and bed chair.
  14. Just got back home after a week away so absolutely delighted to get a place. Thanks Steve, really looking forward to the fish in.
  15. If you are moving to Uttoxeter then the best local club would be the DVAA see link below which has some excellent stretches on the Dove which are close to Uttoxeter. If you want to move a bit further away then The Burton mutual ticket makes an excellent choice with prime stretches on both rivers Dove and Trent along with some superb still water venues as well. For both Grayling and Barbel, the Dove can be superb http://www.dvaa.co.uk/ http://www.burtonmutual.co.uk/
  16. Hi Steve. I finished up with 4 Tench to 6.07 plus a very snotted up rig after spending several minutes hovered over the rod watching the swinger going up and down. I will try and get a report done over the weekend.
  17. Trailer packed apart from a from rods and bait. Spent the last couple of hours or so tying up the rigs and making some new maps from google earth. Weather conditions look very interesting. Can't decide whether or not to take my old igloo suit as I intend to float fish well into dark.
  18. It is now zig twigz anchored by stonz or for those in the know use beez
  19. I shall be bringing a few bits down for the auction when I have got them sorted out which will include a very good condition John Wilson avon quiver later type and a virtually unused Abu Ambassadeur Elite 18 footer which is in 4 sections. Originally got for fishing deep pits without having to use a slider. A bit cumbersome but does the job if you are not holding it all day. Did think about making a handle to fit the top three sections but never got round to it.
  20. Ian, whilst I have fished many rivers, I must admit that I do not fish anywhere with as severe conditions as those in your picture and if I did would probably need to reconsider what I was doing. However, for the trotting that I do which includes rivers like the Severn, Trent and Dove I have not had any problems with braid. The length of nylon that I use is usually dictated by the depth of the deepest swim that I intend to fish. Whilst your point regarding a joining knot is very relevant especially with the ringing of a match type rod, it may not be so critical with an avon type rod with larg
  21. Interesting subject with no definitive answers, but for me braid wins out every time for the same reason as Anderoo states with its ability to lift cleanly off the water when mending the line.I know that Daiwa Sensor is a favourite with many but I absolutely hate the stuff. For quite a while now I have used Powerpro mainline with Maxima bottoms between 2 and 6lb and Pro Clear for anything over dependant on what is being fished for. Some time ago I did have a bit of a problem with some braids due to the grating on the line guides but that is no longer an issue. It also means that I do not have
  22. The best ones I ever had were made by LED Lenser with an adjustable brightness control and an individual switch for both the red and white l.e.ds but unfortunately have not been available for a couple of years . As I trod on one I needed a back up and after some searching got one of these which are similar to the Lensers but without the brightness control. Seperate switches for red or white light and a battery pack which is waterproof. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/351247190889?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
  23. Hi Andy _1984, I have sent you a pm
  24. Tragic news. I did not know Andy personally but communicated with him via p.m. on many occasions. My condolences to every one who was close to him.
  25. Interesting thread and like a few of the more senior members, my interest in fishing started in the early fifties. Whilst I have been fortunate enough to fish a wide variety of venues both in the uk and occasionally across the channel, my first love has always been river fishing and I too can relate to the excursions on a cheap and cheerful motorbike my first being a James Captain. Whilst I have no great ambitions apart from a double figure Tench preferably on a float, I have since I moved from the midlands to Suffolk some 30 years ago and really missed the bigger rivers such as the Severn, Tr
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