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    Lewes, East Sussex
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    Keeping tropical fish and koi, fishing, japanese gardening especially bonsai, West Ham Untited FC, my daughter Katie
  1. As Steve above says, bread is fine in moderation....maybe two or three times a week and always remove uneaten bits as it will definately pollute your pond. But if you are going to feed bread, feed wholemeal bread as it's a lot better for them and i often put a bit of runny honey on the bread for my koi....they love it. Among other things worth trying.....all in moderation and alongside normal fish pelletts or flake are....maggots, worms, sweetcorn, lunchoen meat, prawns, cheese.....infact anything you'd use for fishing. The fish might like some of the stuff and might not touch some of it so always feed very small amounts. Andy
  2. Might be worth taking a few small spinners if they were chasing fry and i've known perch caught on meat baits in the past such as lunchoen meat and ham out of your sarnies.....might be worth taking some if nothing else works What a super looking swim there. Andy
  3. Although i've fished for just about all species since i started fishing some 35 years ago, i've always wanted to fly fish for trout. I know a lot about watercraft, seeing what's hatching on the river etc etc and i've tied thousands of flies for other people in the past. But i've never cast a fly in anger. The idea of standing around a featureless resevoir just seems like Mackerel fishing off Brighton marina....although i appreciate this would be a good place to learn the trade. I would eventually love to fish some of the crystal clear chalk streams of southern England. I have a rod but that's it. What i need to know is about what reels to use and about the different lines (weights, sizes, what they're used for etc). I live just north of Brighton (Lewes) and there's a few resevoirs around but i presume i'd have to go to Hampshire or similar to find the rivers....unless anyone knows differently !!! Many thanks in advance Andy
  4. I love 'em all but the sight of a huge Bream slab coming to the net is a sight you'll never forget. Closely followed by Perch, Tench and Rudd
  5. jevs

    Rod advice

    I want to start looking for a new general purpose float rod. I've had my trusty 13' float rod for 15 years now and although it's served me well, i'm now fishing in a pond that contain carp up to 12lb....and they're very hard fighting fish for some reason. I caught a small carp yesterday....about 4lb and it took 15minutes to land. Great sport i know but the rod was bent double and i felt it had no more to offer if the fish had been bigger/stronger.....in other words, i didn't feel terrible confident. So i want to have a look around for something better. I can't afford to break the bank....maybe £50 to £70. It's got to be able to handle carp to 10lb ish but also catch roach, perch and rudd etc. Any suggestions would be very welcome. Andy
  6. Yep.....certainly shubunkins can if conditions are good. Depending on the sizes, some of the babies could've been from last year too !!! The babies are likely to be shubunkins. Orfe need flowing, well oxygenated water to spawn although they will occasionally in a large pond.....my pond at work is 100' x 60' and i have 9 orfe at about 15" long and they haven't spawned.
  7. Very nice too !!!....hopefully the first of many
  8. This is worth a look m8. http://www.allthingspiscatorial.com/
  9. I'm sure i was told once that the countryside and wildlife act on the above applies between April and September and only on certain hedges....i stand to be corrected on that though. I shall be cutting my yew hedge at work this week.
  10. jevs

    Eels

    Had a gorgeous zebra moray eel in my reef tank. Stupidly tame, would take a frozen prawn from my fingers with extreme gentleness and take it into his cave and have a fight with it.....occasionally the eel would win Zebra morays have "crushing" teeth which are like football boot studs whereas other morays have sharp teeth. Here's a pic of the beast which measured about 24" long when i got rid of the tank.
  11. 2 x 150 w, old style arcadia metal halide lights for sale suitable for marine aquariums or planted freshwater aquariums. They have a bit of surface rust on the bottom but a bit of hammerite would sort that out. I've adapted them to take double ended bulbs and the existing 10,000k bulbs are 6 months old. I also have an old spare set for emergencies. I had them running on my soft coral reef aquarium with superb results. Collection only from Lewes, East Sussex as they are quite heavy £50 for the pair Andy (01273) 480046
  12. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbFVBiGuQlU
  13. Mine get fed to the koi !
  14. I personally think that the starter stuff is ideal. It contains most of the terminal tackle you need and you have a seat with it (the box). You could of course just go to one of your local tackle shops and ask how much they would be prepared to charge for a similar set up. Or, you could go out and get all the top of the range stuff, look like the dogs danglies, spend an absolute fortune and then not catch a thing for 6 months and pack it all in. You will, as you get more into the hobby, start to "upgrade" your gear. You might take up carp fishing or barbel fishing in which case, you will need more powerful rods etc. Good luck Andy
  15. Yep....a good all round float rod m8. I have something similar which i've had for 15 years. I just take it down the local duckpond and enjoy catching whatever comes out....2 oz roach, bootlace eels or the other day, i caught a 7lb carp. As long as i'm catching fish, i'm happy (that should say as long as i'm sitting in peace and quiet by a pond, i'm happy). As for other tackle, you'll need line, a variety of barbless hooks (sizes 8 up to 18), a landing net, unhooking mat (essential really), floats, a dispenser with various sizes of lead free split shot in, a couple of rod rests, bait boxes, disgorgers and forceps, plummett (to check the depth), scales to weigh your beasts, something to put your tackle in (woolies is good for tool/tackle boxes) a seat, a brolly. There's a couple of reasonable starter kits...one for £50 in argos (page 152, no 7) or page 154, no 11 for £20. Good luck Andy
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