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mr_penetrator
31-12-2009, 11:47
Ready for the off. Happy new year to all of last years lads and welcome to the new members.

Best of luck for the coming year and I hope you all get the opportunity to witness Jenson on my mat!

Barbecue in the car park in April this year anyone? I don't mind organising it if I know we're all up for one. :D

willowsage
31-12-2009, 11:51
Big yes on the Bar-b=q Stew. I will be checking your tickets this year lads!!!
All bribes in sealed brown envelopes.

mr_penetrator
31-12-2009, 11:54
Hand him an old credit card..............blind old git :D

Couple of nights mid Jan Al? Little social before you join the Hitler youth and I stop talking to you? :D

mr_penetrator
31-12-2009, 11:55
Big yes on the Bar-b=q Stew. I will be checking your tickets this year lads!!!
All bribes in sealed brown envelopes.

And my bribes will be courtesy of tilly...........in small plastic bags ;)

willowsage
31-12-2009, 11:56
Yes mate. Let me know the dates you are down. May only manage one night(friday) into Saturday if thats when you were thinking of. Of course, will have to run it past mission control first.lol :)

mr_penetrator
31-12-2009, 11:58
I'll do the Thursday to Sat mate, with Ron and possibly Dean. Should be able to sort you out by then too, Ron's struggled, xmas rush I guess.

blanker1
31-12-2009, 12:27
when you looking? 22/23 ? ill be up for a social , might get a 48 hr pass if im very good ,, as its my birthday that week ,, heres hoping

mr_penetrator
31-12-2009, 12:54
That'll be around the time mate, nice little winter knees up if you can do it ;)

Flipper_al
31-12-2009, 13:00
I'll do the Thursday to Sat mate, with Ron and possibly Dean. Should be able to sort you out by then too, Ron's struggled, xmas rush I guess.

Thurs to Sat.....im in :)
BBQ in April sounds great :D:thumbs:

See Willo's gone to the dark side..........

blanker1
31-12-2009, 13:01
yep will try ,, would be a laugh,, did think about between xmas and new year,, had a walk round and it was all frozen

Cooperman
31-12-2009, 23:47
Mostly frozen when i went down and baited up, only the island margins and the margins free of ice. Got a couple of kg in to keep them feeding once its frozen completely tonight.

See you all down there soon boys!

mr_penetrator
01-01-2010, 08:33
Coops, you on for the season or a gold card early spring assault mate?

Cooperman
01-01-2010, 10:32
just doing a few winter sessions on the gold card mate, be good to see you all down there.

mr_penetrator
01-01-2010, 10:34
Nice one Al, I'll make sure to pop round for a brew and chat if we're on at the same time.

I know a really good bait too but I ain't telling..........



but feel free to pile some in ;)

Blanker79
01-01-2010, 11:07
They let any OLD rif RAF baliff these days

Cooperman
02-01-2010, 10:32
Thats the trouble with these gold cards, no quality control! I will be feeding them up over the next few weeks, so keep your eyes open for fat tufties, and you will know where im baiting up! Bring on the suttons in all their winter colours.

digga
02-01-2010, 10:51
I'm itching to get started.....roll on april

mr_penetrator
02-01-2010, 14:37
They stop feeding then :D

Cooperman
02-01-2010, 21:23
Weather forecast isn't looking good, -3 to -5 degrees every night for the next 2 weeks, the ice will be pretty thick, will take about a week of good weather to thaw out, not got a longer range forecast, fingers crossed its better?

mr_penetrator
03-01-2010, 08:26
I'll just rely on info from you lads on the doorstep, hope it bloody thaws though, I'm missing the place!

There's only one more xmas tree I can stomach seeing!!!

splitty65
03-01-2010, 09:21
well its m birthday next weekend and i was going to sugest a bit of a birthday social down there! did want to be fishing tho and not camping!

mr_penetrator
03-01-2010, 09:36
Looks like it'll be a belated party kenton, but I'll play!

willowsage
03-01-2010, 16:50
I'll just rely on info from you lads on the doorstep, hope it bloody thaws though, I'm missing the place!

There's only one more xmas tree I can stomach seeing!!!
Will be making regular visits Stew, so will keep you, and anyone else on the North Lake information superhighway, posted as to the state of play!!!

willowsage
03-01-2010, 16:51
How about six of us ,one rod each in Leroys Kenton??? lol

splitty65
04-01-2010, 12:42
why not! beats sitting at home!
mind you i've heard stu snore after a few beers! its ok we'll put him on the point and say to feel for the donk on casting!

willowsage
04-01-2010, 12:50
:lol: :norty:

mr_penetrator
04-01-2010, 19:58
It's all about the moon.............eh Al :D

willowsage
04-01-2010, 21:05
Waning gibbous mate!

mr_penetrator
06-01-2010, 15:01
Is the lake still frozen? :D :D :D

pottsville
06-01-2010, 15:11
No apparently in the yately micro-climate its is 20 o/c and sunny - get yourself over there !

mr_penetrator
06-01-2010, 15:35
Excellent, I've knocked up some growler juice ice cubes and fancy a spot of floater fishing.

gloucesteroldspot
07-01-2010, 12:04
Is the lake still frozen? :D :D :D

Only the top bit.

mr_penetrator
07-01-2010, 12:06
So if I dig down in main works............I can fish? :D

gloucesteroldspot
07-01-2010, 12:20
So if I dig down in main works............I can fish? :D

Only as far as your knees, or you'll fall foul of the Cemex no-wading rule...

Islander
11-01-2010, 12:43
Nobody happened to find my pair of Shimano 'NHS' polariods at the end of last year at all did they? Lost them somewhere on the Works Bank after having to pack up unexpectedly in the middle of the night...

They look very uncool, far worse even than the ones Willow is wearing on the left, so you wouldn't possibly want to keep them...small reward and all that...

Flipper_al
18-01-2010, 17:00
So is it still frozen.......

Boxy
18-01-2010, 17:01
Yep

Flipper_al
18-01-2010, 17:03
****..... i need to fish :)

Boxy
18-01-2010, 17:40
Flip, just spoke to Mark Collins, he reckons about another 4 days at least til they are fishable!!

jdgeary1
18-01-2010, 18:00
Very frozen and very thick. I cant believe how thick the ice is in the margins. Its definately starting to thaw, as the top is a bit watery, but from seeing it today its going to be a while yet before its even starting to turn to water again.

The guys in the car park are doing ok though, nice clear top end near the north lake corner that adjoins it.

Flipper_al
18-01-2010, 19:01
Flip, just spoke to Mark Collins, he reckons about another 4 days at least til they are fishable!!

:thumbs:

mr_penetrator
18-01-2010, 19:33
Al, just break the ice with your 14 inch pop up's ;)

mr_penetrator
18-01-2010, 21:35
chris, just been down and put this in the channel

http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq242/BivviedUp/Picture-1.jpg

willowsage
18-01-2010, 21:42
chris, just been down and put this in the channel

http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq242/BivviedUp/Picture-1.jpg
pmsl.

splitty65
19-01-2010, 11:30
good god!! lol you wouldnt let it lie!

Blanker79
19-01-2010, 12:16
Shock you're poaching other peoples photos......just like you do with swims!!!

mr_penetrator
19-01-2010, 19:03
lol, crap swim anyway, I blanked in there

Islander
19-01-2010, 20:06
Are swims allocated to syndicate individuals now?

If so, who do we ask which swim we've been allocated?

Will there be new signs?

If not, do we ask that new, old timer baliff?

Is there a roster?

Can I pre book my swim in advance?

; )

.....sent renewal in today....only made 5 trips over last year....hoping for one or two more this time around.

Here's to everyone on the North for 2010!

Flipper_al
19-01-2010, 20:24
Swims are allocated, we have had a chat and your swims on the split lake....enjoy :)

Islander
19-01-2010, 20:28
Could have been worse I suppose.... could have been the CP ; )

cybermatrix
19-01-2010, 20:29
Any news about applications being sent out to those on the waiting list

digga
19-01-2010, 20:35
if you not had one yet.......then you will have to wait till all the renewals have been replied to which had a deadline of the 29th of this month i think

willowsage
19-01-2010, 22:41
You ought to be nice to that old timer bailiff. Otherwise the old north lake information superhighway may get a tad slippery;)

Islander
19-01-2010, 22:54
Too true...friendly baliffs are the '24 hr, once in a blue moon' angler's saviour ; )

Jimmy6bellies
19-01-2010, 23:45
Are swims allocated to syndicate individuals now?

If so, who do we ask which swim we've been allocated?

Will there be new signs?

If not, do we ask that new, old timer baliff?

Is there a roster?

Can I pre book my swim in advance?

; )

.....sent renewal in today....only made 5 trips over last year....hoping for one or two more this time around.

Here's to everyone on the North for 2010!

Woo. 5 trips! I managed 2 nights :)

mr_penetrator
20-01-2010, 05:22
You ought to be nice to that old timer bailiff. Otherwise the old north lake information superhighway may get a tad slippery;)

You'll be popular, but then you can't tell people what you don't know eh?

Islander
20-01-2010, 09:21
Woo. 5 trips! I managed 2 nights :)

Legend Jimmy, beats my 3 nights (one was a day trip, one overnighter abandoned due to wife/little one not being well).

Can anyone beat 2 nights?

Fear not Mr P, just jesting with good ole Al. I'd never ask another angler (or baliff) for specifics. Wouldn't want everyone giving Alan the cold shoulder now he's badged ; )

Blanker79
20-01-2010, 09:42
Al sounds like the worst baliff ever!

gloucesteroldspot
20-01-2010, 11:04
Legend Jimmy, beats my 3 nights (one was a day trip, one overnighter abandoned due to wife/little one not being well).

Can anyone beat 2 nights?

Fear not Mr P, just jesting with good ole Al. I'd never ask another angler (or baliff) for specifics. Wouldn't want everyone giving Alan the cold shoulder now he's badged ; )

He may carry the badge, but does he have the gun to go with it?

pottsville
20-01-2010, 11:21
i can beat that, 1 night, blanked, havent been back !

Jimmy6bellies
20-01-2010, 11:30
Very expensive, I bet the regulars love us - less people on the bank :)

miller
20-01-2010, 11:53
i can beat that, 1 night, blanked, havent been back !


I can beat that. Got an offer through....paid for my ticket.....then changed my mind. Got money back and never looked back.

Cooperman
20-01-2010, 12:11
what's the ice situation down there like? i hope there isn't too much water on top of the ice, as it's going to be -3 c tonight, and it will all freeze again.

Flipper_al
20-01-2010, 12:32
Very expensive, I bet the regulars love us - less people on the bank :)


Yep.....:D

FTFC
20-01-2010, 13:25
what's the ice situation down there like? i hope there isn't too much water on top of the ice, as it's going to be -3 c tonight, and it will all freeze again.

Coop's I went for a walk round yesterday.
The ice is still vey thick. I can't see it being any better for a few more days yet.
I was hoping to get down sunday for an overnighter but will have to give it a miss.

Islander
20-01-2010, 13:28
He may carry the badge, but does he have the gun to go with it?

Think he was thinking more along the lines of a 'bait cannon'?

Should keep the gulls busy anyway...

No wonder it was reasonably quiet last year....half of us were very occasional users by the looks of it. Be interesting to see if this year is different.

All the best to everyone that's renewed, and new members for this year of course.

gloucesteroldspot
20-01-2010, 15:49
Think he was thinking more along the lines of a 'bait cannon'?

Should keep the gulls busy anyway...

No wonder it was reasonably quiet last year....half of us were very occasional users by the looks of it. Be interesting to see if this year is different.

All the best to everyone that's renewed, and new members for this year of course.

Same here. Renewal sent off today - after much consideration and penny-counting! Might have to revert to the old brollycamp full-time this season...

mr_penetrator
20-01-2010, 18:34
Didn't you snap a marker rod too Duncan?

Boxy
20-01-2010, 20:03
Swims are allocated, we have had a chat and your swims on the split lake....enjoy :)

We dont want him!! Stick him on the blackwater :norty: :D

Islander
20-01-2010, 20:20
Nobody with an angling soul resists having a little peer into the Blackwater on the way around ; )

willowsage
20-01-2010, 21:28
Al sounds like the worst baliff ever!
Evening Chris:wave:
I trust you will be steering away from the straight hook rig this year?

Blanker79
20-01-2010, 21:40
You will never know i wont be telling you anything

mr_penetrator
20-01-2010, 23:17
You will never know i wont be telling you anything

pmsl, up the yids..........you didn't text Ron ;)

Blanker79
21-01-2010, 10:07
I was sulking. We were **** but still streets ahead of your lot

mr_penetrator
21-01-2010, 10:09
I was sulking. We were **** but still streets ahead of your lot

I ain't no bin dipper ;)

I'm gonna get down the pond with sleepy around the end of the month if you're up for it fat boy?

splitty65
21-01-2010, 11:57
can i come too? late birthday drinky?

Blanker79
21-01-2010, 12:09
count me in

FTFC
21-01-2010, 15:26
Me too. :thumbs:

Flipper_al
21-01-2010, 17:34
And me

Just need the date :)

Hippy
21-01-2010, 18:06
Christ - how much will you lot talk when it's unfrozen! LOL!

mr_penetrator
21-01-2010, 18:21
It's a love thing Kev, I'll let you all know the dates for Kenton's birthday dip :D

willowsage
21-01-2010, 21:02
You will never know i wont be telling you anything
The end of a beautiful friendship :cry:

Blanker79
21-01-2010, 21:52
You only liked me for my fosters!

blanker1
21-01-2010, 22:07
count me in as well still waiting to have my bday fish in

willowsage
21-01-2010, 22:10
You only liked me for my fosters!
Don't like fosters. Only drank it to be polite! :nuts:;)

blanker1
21-01-2010, 22:35
You only liked me for my fosters!

mmmmm fosters !
willow , any news on the big thaw? how did the work party go?

willowsage
21-01-2010, 22:42
Work party Sunday, will have a recce then. Let you know Sunday evening mate.
Urghhh. Fosters. Girls drink.

blanker1
21-01-2010, 22:45
ok ta
was hoping to get down there next week some time

mr_penetrator
21-01-2010, 22:49
Fosters = Australian for ghey, it'll be Carling next..................eh Dean? :suspect:

willowsage
21-01-2010, 23:16
Or "Good honest Allbrights" bitter!!!

Or Kestrel Lager :lol:

mr_penetrator
21-01-2010, 23:22
Kestrel, that takes me back. My first choice just ahead of skol

mr_penetrator
22-01-2010, 06:47
You lucky lucky ladies, posted mine and Ron's renewals yesterday giving you another full year with me.............what a way to start yer weekend ;)

Flipper_al
22-01-2010, 06:59
Great ;)

mr_penetrator
22-01-2010, 07:40
I know Al, everyone'll be so happy and those that dropped their tickets will be heartbroken. Me and Chris can swim share again too :D

digga
22-01-2010, 08:08
You lucky lucky ladies, posted mine and Ron's renewals yesterday giving you another full year with me.............what a way to start yer weekend ;)

Mines been payed for :)
bring it on am bloomin itching!!!!!!!

mr_penetrator
22-01-2010, 08:25
Should be a good season mate, think the fishing will be harder though as I can see there being more on. You can never tell though.

gloucesteroldspot
22-01-2010, 11:58
Anyone been over there in the last day or so? I have a free weekend but can't find a lake that's not got a lid on it. Don't fancy the rivers with this rain coming down.

FTFC
22-01-2010, 16:04
I went down a couple of days ago.
Still FROZEN and I doubt it will be ready till at least next week. :dissapoint: :cry:

I need to get out fishing. I think I'm going MAD.... :eek:

blanker1
22-01-2010, 20:00
kestral!!
tennants all the way with the pretty ladies on the side mmmm class

rich_dynamite
25-01-2010, 13:03
Paid my renewal today, hope to see more of the lake this year....

FTFC
26-01-2010, 16:32
Good news people went for a walk round today and its starting to thaw.
Should be fishable by the weekend. :clap:

Jimmy6bellies
26-01-2010, 16:39
Good news people went for a walk round today and its starting to thaw.
Should be fishable by the weekend. :clap:

Have you seen the temps for the rest of this week? :(

FTFC
26-01-2010, 16:59
I know I was just trying to be positive.
I need to get out fishing it's driving me and the wife MAD :eek: :brick: :bonk:

rich_dynamite
26-01-2010, 17:40
Not good:
Weds night temp of 0
Thurs night temp of 0
Fri night temp of -2 and SNOW!

FTFC
26-01-2010, 18:47
You lot are so negative.

Trust me Michael fish said it will be ok. He's always right. :suspect:

Cooperman
26-01-2010, 20:41
its worse than that, the lake still hasn't thawed out yet, and it's -1 out there now, will be colder than that by early morning. then the next 2 nights are set for -2 and -3, then more -2 and some snow on friday.

I think it will be well frozen again by the weekend.

Glad some bait went in today, keeps some food in them.

stevo1
26-01-2010, 20:45
its worse than that, the lake still hasn't thawed out yet, and it's -1 out there now, will be colder than that by early morning. then the next 2 nights are set for -2 and -3, then more -2 and some snow on friday.

I think it will be well frozen again by the weekend.

Glad some bait went in today, keeps some food in them.

apart from all that...have you caught one yet ...

Cooperman
27-01-2010, 20:01
not put a rod in yet, only bait.

willowsage
29-01-2010, 21:51
In case any of you were wondering, nothing to report!

Cooperman
31-01-2010, 12:59
Got frozen in again this morning, pretty thick too, got to be about 6mm or more. Don't think that will be melting any time soon.

Nothing seen by anybody, nothing caught this weekend.

FTFC
31-01-2010, 14:44
:cry: :cry:

I wanted to fish tomorrow night.

Flipper_al
31-01-2010, 15:30
Theres a social on the cards.....soooooooooon :)

mr_penetrator
31-01-2010, 16:14
Some old blokes birthday if he lasts that long Dean, I'll call you tomorrow.

FTFC
31-01-2010, 18:56
I'm liking the sound of that.

Flipper_al
01-02-2010, 07:39
:)

splitty65
03-02-2010, 11:08
anyone down friday?
i have a job interview that should be done early enough for a day light set up!
woohoo! wet lines!

Boxy
03-02-2010, 11:09
You reckon?? Best hope it stays above freezing fella, as of yesterday it was solid!

splitty65
03-02-2010, 19:08
forcast is good! godda look on the bright side!

mr_penetrator
03-02-2010, 19:34
Kenton, can you do next weekend?

Blanker79
03-02-2010, 20:15
i can gay boy......well Friday night anyway

mr_penetrator
04-02-2010, 06:47
There's a good homo, just need a few more degrees for the week and it'll be happy days

splitty65
04-02-2010, 14:08
with it being valentines weekend i'll have to ask the boss! prob do friday night but not sat as we have a table booked at a nice indian!

FTFC
04-02-2010, 14:25
with it being valentines weekend i'll have to ask the boss! prob do friday night but not sat as we have a table booked at a nice indian!

under the thumb? :)

splitty65
04-02-2010, 14:55
just know where my bread is buttered!

any ice news?

Mick barnes
04-02-2010, 15:05
All Yateley lakes are fishable.

Flipper_al
04-02-2010, 15:37
:)

FTFC
04-02-2010, 16:46
just know where my bread is buttered!

any ice news?

I know what you mean. I'm the same.
I went for a walk round the North earlyer.
It's liquid again. :clap: :clap:
I wish I could fish tonight but I have to wait until Tuesday night. :cry:

Blanker79
04-02-2010, 16:50
Weak. Grow some!

mr_penetrator
04-02-2010, 19:06
Chris, your mrs has better looking options for valentines day, she did ask me but I'm fishing.

mr_penetrator
08-02-2010, 19:43
Me and Ron are sacking this weekend and doing the one after instead, anyone else?

FTFC
08-02-2010, 19:57
I should be able to do the Saturday night.

Sorry I missed your call I couldn't find my phone anywhere.

mr_penetrator
08-02-2010, 20:01
Must have been on a table son................and you couldn't reach :D

Cooperman
09-02-2010, 08:53
Me and Ron are sacking this weekend and doing the one after instead, anyone else?

I will be down that weekend, so long as the lake is liquid, see you down there for a BBQ?

mr_penetrator
09-02-2010, 09:14
Sounds good to me mate, I've got a little gas bbq I'll stick in the van.

gloucesteroldspot
09-02-2010, 10:48
Sounds good to me mate, I've got a little gas bbq I'll stick in the van.

If you're talking about the 20th/21st Feb I might be able to join you (weather permitting of course).

splitty65
09-02-2010, 10:59
sorry, going to the fishing show in farnborough on the sat and Cathi is running her first 10k race on sunday so im baby sitting!

mr_penetrator
09-02-2010, 13:43
Graeme, I may not be doing the Sat night yet, won't know for a few days, possibly just Thurs and Fri.

Kenton, get your mrs a baby carrier thingy for valentines day and then tell her you have a 48 hour work party ;)

gloucesteroldspot
09-02-2010, 13:53
Graeme, I may not be doing the Sat night yet, won't know for a few days, possibly just Thurs and Fri.

Kenton, get your mrs a baby carrier thingy for valentines day and then tell her you have a 48 hour work party ;)

Not to worry - just looked at the long range forecast and it appears we're stuck with temperatures around or just below freezing for at least two more weeks. Deep joy...

FTFC
10-02-2010, 09:13
I braved the cold last night.

BLANKED.

mr_penetrator
10-02-2010, 09:47
You're crap.

I'm now thinking about writing Feb off completely.

FTFC
10-02-2010, 09:55
You're crap.

I'm now thinking about writing Feb off completely.

Your a wimp then..

Fair weather angler

mr_penetrator
10-02-2010, 09:56
Hate frozen cans of stella

rich_dynamite
10-02-2010, 11:53
Hate frozen cans of stella


Haha....

willowsage
11-02-2010, 20:12
Me and Ron are sacking up together this weekend and doing the one after instead, anyone else?



????? Ghey!!!!!

mr_penetrator
11-02-2010, 23:28
Avatar pic..............pot, kettle, black ;)

splitty65
12-02-2010, 07:21
anyone know of another good water along the lines of the north lake?..... getting too dangerous to fish the north with all the homo erotica going on!
pink camo bivvies next!

mr_penetrator
12-02-2010, 08:23
It's just friendly right, anyway you've spent an evening or two in my bivvy with me and Ron ;)

Al made me drinking chocolate at bedtime last year, wonder what special favours I'll get now he's gestapo or maybe he'll become distant and I'll just have to lay in bed playing with my tackle thinking of how it was :D

splitty65
12-02-2010, 10:21
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggggggghhhhh hhhhhhhh nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnooooooooooooooooooooooooooo !!!!!!

images in my head that i REALLY dont need there!

mr_penetrator
12-02-2010, 18:41
Tackle Kenton, tackle......................as in fishing tackle. Obviously you're ghey even thinking about me playing with me ding a ling ;)

carp hunter
14-02-2010, 18:03
Do you guys have a draw on the 1st of April for the start of the new season??

jdgeary1
14-02-2010, 18:06
Dont think there will be as there is no close season break.

carp hunter
14-02-2010, 18:10
no but all the new members will start fishing it from that date.

mr_penetrator
15-02-2010, 09:28
Do you guys have a draw on the 1st of April for the start of the new season??

No mate but I'm thinking about sorting a barbecue so the current lads can meet the new ones and groom them, sorry I mean socialise. ;)

Flipper_al
15-02-2010, 11:05
No mate but I'm thinking about sorting a barbecue so the current lads can meet the new ones and groom them, sorry I mean socialise. ;)

Sounds like a plan, no need to draw swims just crack on with it :D

FTFC
16-02-2010, 14:12
Anybody on this week?

I'm down Thursday for a overnighter.

Cooperman
16-02-2010, 14:20
should be there on friday night

splitty65
16-02-2010, 15:37
im fishing somewhere wed/ wed night/ thurs day and fri morning. cant decide wheteher to fish north or not!

Flipper_al
16-02-2010, 15:53
Anybody on this week?

I'm down Thursday for a overnighter.


Let me know how you get on :)

Cooperman
16-02-2010, 16:31
Just looked at the weather, it doesn't look too promising, -4 Thursday night,
-4 again on Friday night, i think it will be frozen by then.

Might have to fish somewhere a bit bigger, just to make sure im not frozen in for the 3rd time this winter.

carp hunter
16-02-2010, 16:45
how many acres would you say the north is??

gloucesteroldspot
16-02-2010, 17:06
how many acres would you say the north is??

10.7 acres according to OS high-resolution digital mapping (including islands)

mr_penetrator
25-02-2010, 06:47
Going down today til Saturday if anyone's about

splitty65
25-02-2010, 07:21
try and pop down for a brew. im on sat night. got work party sunday so wifey said i could do sat and be there bright and early sunday!.... good on her!

pur3_g3nius
26-02-2010, 12:13
any news on the car park swim being re-opened?

splitty65
26-02-2010, 17:12
not yet! will ask mark at the work party on sunday.

blanker1
27-02-2010, 17:51
Going down today til Saturday if anyone's about

so mr p ,, how you get on?
much going on ? many down ,, i havent been in months !

mr_penetrator
28-02-2010, 07:27
Didn't see or hear a fish mate, I was in middle works for both nights. ftfc was in the islands and hasn't seen much either (or hadn't when I left). Chris C did last night but he's crap :D

Water's up and there's a tree down to the right of middle works (sort it out work partys, every fish I have in there ploughs down the right hand margin).

The fish have to wake up soon.

Blanker79
28-02-2010, 09:51
There are a few trees down that need moving!!

FTFC
28-02-2010, 12:33
any news on the car park swim being re-opened?

It has been re-opened

splitty65
28-02-2010, 12:46
nice of you two to say good bye this am!

FTFC
28-02-2010, 12:50
Sorry mate I was packed up and gone by 0745 soaking wet and cold.

As I was leaving chris was crying about his hands being cold.

jdgeary1
28-02-2010, 13:17
Any joy mate, around the lake, pm if you like?

splitty65
28-02-2010, 14:10
dont need to pm to say NOTHING NADA sweet fa. last i heard of was end of november!

jdgeary1
28-02-2010, 14:24
Fishing well then, I guess the freeze over has put things off until the water temp warms up again. Probably still too cold, especially with all the rain now coming in as well.

mr_penetrator
28-02-2010, 14:28
dont need to pm to say NOTHING NADA sweet fa. last i heard of was end of november!

Not entirely true Kenton, I caught.............






Chris parading around in the channel wearing yellow spandex :D

Flipper_al
28-02-2010, 14:55
Niiiiiiice :)

mr_penetrator
28-02-2010, 17:53
I should have got pics Al, you'll notice he's not posted a denial yet ;)

FTFC
28-02-2010, 18:18
Not entirely true Kenton, I caught.............






Chris parading around in the channel wearing yellow spandex :D

That was a sight for sore eyes :eek:

mr_penetrator
28-02-2010, 18:20
Funny Dean, football shirt my rrrrrrrrse

FTFC
28-02-2010, 18:22
Stu he was even wearing gloves this morning. :nono2:

mr_penetrator
28-02-2010, 18:22
pmsl.............big gay girl :D

Blanker79
28-02-2010, 20:39
Its either that or buy a bivvy heater............. By the way Dean loved your bivvy heater!

willowsage
04-03-2010, 20:15
Bivvy Heater ffs!!!
You will be telling me you close the bivvy door at night next!!

mr_penetrator
04-03-2010, 22:46
Yeah, to keep the heat in. I need a heater, I'm allowed more than one night on the bank ;)

splitty65
05-03-2010, 10:56
some of us dont need more than one night to catch! ;)

mr_penetrator
05-03-2010, 14:47
Oh poo, the gestapo are ganging up on me.


good job you don't need more than one night Kenton, you two would never catch.................thumbs, under and all that :D

Another 48 next week for moi ;)

Flipper_al
05-03-2010, 15:08
No bivvy heaters ;)

mr_penetrator
05-03-2010, 15:11
Gotta have my heater young flipsta, I like the cosy pub atmosphere while I swig my stella ;)

And as for you, no Fosters............I'd rather drink McEwans (actually, that's a lie).

Flipper_al
05-03-2010, 15:27
Are we back on 2 rods now....?

splitty65
05-03-2010, 16:15
yep flip, 2 rods, bit of a shame really with no one on it!

Flipper_al
05-03-2010, 16:20
Aint that the truth :)

splitty65
05-03-2010, 16:26
New info alert!

this year... as of NOW three rods ARE allowed.

just had confirmation ffrom Mark! get in there!

Flipper_al
05-03-2010, 16:32
Really.........????

;);):lol:

top_gear
05-03-2010, 16:38
I'm sure it doesn't say that in the rules??????

Flipper_al
05-03-2010, 16:40
No it doesn't, but Mick can change them..:)

top_gear
05-03-2010, 16:48
I think he should, 3 rods all year would be good, well helpful in trying to catch!!!!

TheRealTreeKid
05-03-2010, 16:53
2 rods is plenty on there i think.

FTFC
05-03-2010, 17:26
The new rules say 3 rods.

But saying that it also says the lake is 4 acres in size.

TheRealTreeKid
05-03-2010, 17:41
The new rules say 3 rods.

But saying that it also says the lake is 4 acres in size.

probably not much bigger though is it once you take into account the islands?

Flipper_al
05-03-2010, 18:03
10.7 acres according to OS high-resolution digital mapping (including islands)


:D

mr_penetrator
05-03-2010, 18:31
2 rods is plenty on there i think.

totally agree mate, it was 3 during the day ticket days and there was a fair bit of conflict, especially mouth of bay versus the point.

Although we should all be ok as long as we respect boundaries, It'll probably make the lake harder to be fair.

TheRealTreeKid
05-03-2010, 18:58
:D

Never 10 acres surely!!!

TheRealTreeKid
05-03-2010, 19:10
just google earthed it and calculated the square yardage into acres and came out at 11 acres so minus the point and other little bits probably is round 10 acres! would never have thought it was that big!!!

Islander
05-03-2010, 20:01
Shame, would have prefered to see it kept at 2 for the summer/autumn... 3 in winter. It worked well why change it?

Is this now an official rule change Mick?

Quite a few of the swims are best fished with one rod anyway, and can only think of 2 or 3 swims I'd ever want to consider putting 3 rods out in... even in winter...

As Mr P says, 3 rods is more lines going in the water, which won't benefit anyone once there's 3 or 4 anglers on at once. In some cases it's going to cut more areas of the lake off for other anglers (think of those swims that you could spread 3 rods out form and cut off various corners)

mr_penetrator
06-03-2010, 07:03
Just had a look at the new North lake page and clicked the gallery, dunno who picked the pictures but willow had a few better looking fish than that one? And Dean's fish was 14lb, he's just very small :D

Why are there only two pics on there?

mr_penetrator
06-03-2010, 07:14
And while I'm having a chat with myself, just read the rules.........carp care kit (korda/klinik).

Mine's a thinking anglers one, does that mean I'm breaking rules? :confused: :D

splitty65
06-03-2010, 07:18
yep stu you are!;) prepare to be saged! of the willow kind!

mr_penetrator
06-03-2010, 07:22
Excellent, North lake bad boy, makes me feel well sexy :D

Flipper_al
06-03-2010, 08:12
Just had a look at the new North lake page and clicked the gallery, dunno who picked the pictures but willow had a few better looking fish than that one? And Dean's fish was 14lb, he's just very small :D

Why are there only two pics on there?

Size quoted for the largest common is wrong as well :D

mr_penetrator
06-03-2010, 08:53
Size quoted for the largest common is wrong as well :D

Murray's more than common, he's the lake record very common, I haven't caught it 'cos I don't want to :D

TheRealTreeKid
06-03-2010, 10:54
Murray's more than common, he's the lake record very common, I haven't caught it 'cos I don't want to :D

wonder if he'll visit the bank as many times this year!!?

mr_penetrator
06-03-2010, 11:52
I'd hope he learned his lesson after gorging flippers size 1/0 and size 5 fluoro football but I doubt it!

I'd do a tenner on it being the lakes first 40 (since restocking) either late this year or possibly early next spring, I still won't catch it though!

carp hunter
06-03-2010, 14:48
So what are the named fish in there and there sizes??

willowsage
06-03-2010, 16:28
So what are the named fish in there and there sizes??
???????

mr_penetrator
06-03-2010, 16:33
You carry on your form and you can tell him in about August Al ;)

Blanker79
07-03-2010, 09:40
Lol I go for the 1st of April!

FTFC
07-03-2010, 10:16
So what are the named fish in there and there sizes??

Joel's fish 24lb last time out.. :)

FTFC
07-03-2010, 10:18
Just had a look at the new North lake page and clicked the gallery, dunno who picked the pictures but willow had a few better looking fish than that one? And Dean's fish was 14lb, he's just very small :D

Why are there only two pics on there?

Knob.. :)

mr_penetrator
07-03-2010, 11:34
I know, fishing this week wee man?

FTFC
07-03-2010, 16:57
Not this week.

Next monday fingers crossed.

gloucesteroldspot
08-03-2010, 11:55
2 rods is plenty on there i think.

Quite agree - three rods will be silly. Most swims don't command that much width, whatever distance may be available. In fact the only swims I can think of that would allow three rods to be used without cutting out adjacent swims or having your lines very close together are the Corral and possibly the Christmas Tree.

Mick barnes
08-03-2010, 17:21
I would think that any angler on there would look at the amount of anglers on, the amount of space that is available and work out how many rods are needed on any given day.
With a limit of 3 rods, then the angler can make up his own mind with all the information.

One rod is all you need in the right place!

gloucesteroldspot
08-03-2010, 17:26
I would think that any angler on there would look at the amount of anglers on, the amount of space that is available and work out how many rods are needed on any given day.
With a limit of 3 rods, then the angler can make up his own mind with all the information.

One rod is all you need in the right place!

We'd all like to think that Mick! Then again, I'd like to think we are capable of assessing the risks regarding tree-climbing and wading, but apparently not...

Mick barnes
08-03-2010, 17:30
GOS tree climbing and wading, if you make an error of judgement, then the consequences could be a lot more than not catching a fish as there are too many lines in the water.

gloucesteroldspot
08-03-2010, 17:48
GOS tree climbing and wading, if you make an error of judgement, then the consequences could be a lot more than not catching a fish as there are too many lines in the water.

For the angler maybe, but what about the consequences for the fish that gets snagged because it swam through another line?

If all North Lake anglers are all as sensible as we'd like to think they won't make an error of judgement in either situation. Banning wading/climbing on safety grounds whilst allowing the individual to decide whether it's safe to use three rods is bonkers.

FTFC
08-03-2010, 18:17
The rule states max of 3 rods.
You do NOT have to use 3 rods if you don't want to.
If all north lake anglers are against the 3 rod rule then just use the 2.

SIMPLES....

Blanker79
08-03-2010, 18:19
1 rod in mouth of bay, main works and middle works should do!!

TheRealTreeKid
08-03-2010, 18:22
You'd still lose at least 2 on them 3 rods!!!

Flipper_al
08-03-2010, 18:31
Incredible............

digga
08-03-2010, 19:01
chances of you finding me using 3 verrrrrryyyyy slim

p.s bloomin itching to get started

FTFC
08-03-2010, 19:03
chances of you finding me using 3 verrrrrryyyyy slim

p.s bloomin itching to get started

Hope you make a good cuppa Digga.. :)

Blanker79
08-03-2010, 19:16
Slim like Stu.....................................NOT :)

digga
08-03-2010, 19:27
Hope you make a good cuppa Digga.. :)

yeah not bad spose had a bit of practice...........no sugar tho boys i'm sweet enuff :)

mr_penetrator
08-03-2010, 20:58
Slim like Stu.....................................NOT :)

Button yer big bottom lip spandex man ;)

I've changed my mind too, three all season for me and if any of you are only fishing two can we double up and I'll fish four?

digga
08-03-2010, 21:25
lol

JoelyBoy
08-03-2010, 23:20
So what are the named fish in there and there sizes??


Joel's fish 24lb last time out.. :)

Cracker that one :thumbs: :)

mr_penetrator
09-03-2010, 06:27
Worst moment of my life to date, I could have witnessed "joel's fish" if I hadn't have been cabbaged on the pads on singy's unhooking mat! I had the call and couldn't comprehend the historic importance of such a famous fish in the arms of a legendary angler such as Joel.

DeanOr
09-03-2010, 11:33
Did Joel catch a fish? Heard it was a twenty

Flipper_al
09-03-2010, 11:57
Did Joel catch a fish? Heard it was a twenty

Legend:D

NEILZ
19-03-2010, 16:37
First night of the year for me last night, ended with a blank and nothing seen. Think someone may have faired a bit better than me though, heard a delkim rattling off around 9pm ish. Anyone care to share, LOL

jdgeary1
19-03-2010, 17:13
Were you in Destiny's?

NEILZ
19-03-2010, 17:27
No. Xmas Tree. Whys that?

mr_penetrator
19-03-2010, 17:31
Barney bagged a decent mirror but that was during daylight.

NEILZ
19-03-2010, 17:32
Where was Barney fishing mr P? PM if preferred

mr_penetrator
19-03-2010, 17:35
Dunno Neil, I refuse to ask him 'cos he'll only take the p and come out with some dry Northern comment like "ey up luv, does thee want me to tie your baits on too?" :D

He'd have caught anywhere, spawny git.

NEILZ
19-03-2010, 17:37
LOL!! Fairplay

jdgeary1
19-03-2010, 20:59
Not the first one this year, but I dont think there has been many thats for sure after the freeze up.

mr_penetrator
19-03-2010, 21:19
You kept your ticket big boy?

And JD, where did you get your info from? Or are you trying to tell us you actually caught one? :D

gloucesteroldspot
22-03-2010, 12:06
Dunno Neil, I refuse to ask him 'cos he'll only take the p and come out with some dry Northern comment like "ey up luv, does thee want me to tie your baits on too?" :D

He'd have caught anywhere, spawny git.

Think he was in Bazil's. Someone was when I walked past on Thursday evening.

willowsage
22-03-2010, 23:19
Yep, Bazils, spodded the granny out of it and had fish two hours later.