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davemac27
06-02-2007, 15:48
I was supposed to be at sandy till friday but it was so cold last night iv decided to scrap the nights and just fish the days. I suppose the final straw was losing a fish at 3am then my stove going on the blink, not nice when you need a brew and a hot water bottle when the temp is hovering around -2.
So I had a tantrum and packed up. Took me ages to take the bivvy down as it was frozen solid. Got some nice sunrise pics (http://img253.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img0655qj4.jpg) tho.

alanW
06-02-2007, 15:49
nice pic

davemac27
06-02-2007, 15:55
Thanks, its about the only saving grace. Took me ages to get them as It was so cold I had disco hands.

G_raa
06-02-2007, 15:55
quite a scenic photo.. shame it has been outweighed by your comment of using a hot water bottle.... Girl ! http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif

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OverLandAndSea
06-02-2007, 15:57
So you lose a fish at 3am and decide to fish days only

Good angling

G_raa
06-02-2007, 16:01
valid point, doesnt seem like the greatest tactic ever deployed.

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Joephus
06-02-2007, 16:02
Minus 2 aint too awful either, get the stove sorted and get back out there.

davemac27
06-02-2007, 16:02
LOL. There's no point in fishing if your not comfortable mate, iv been there done that, if their going to feed at 3am then they will be just as happy to feed at 3pm. Just got to put it in the right place. And iv fished sandy alot, and 95% of all the captures iv had have been during the day.
By fishing days only I can be much more efficient and if I think im in the wrong place then its a quick pack up and move, rather than hauling a weeks worth of kit around. So yes I would say its good angling.

G_raa
06-02-2007, 16:05
bivvy, thermal suit, cosy bedchair, sleeping duvet/bag, how the hell do people get cold ?? i'm a brolly only man, big clothes and ex army sleeping bag with bedchair cover and i'm roasting..
i'd get down the Dr's and check your circulation is ok if i were you (not you joe)

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Markerfloat
06-02-2007, 16:05
were there namy on there Dave?

BarryVonCheck
06-02-2007, 16:06
What I would'nt give for 3 days and nights fishing no matter what the weather, it would of been the nuts if it snowed, should of stayed.

Joephus
06-02-2007, 16:07
Am a brolly man myself G raa, at present i dont even own anything else. Prefer to be able to see whats happening, with sleeping bag and cover am always toasty anyway.

GarethS
06-02-2007, 16:21
In the words of Kirstin Wiley, theres no excuse, just get the rods out ! http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif

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Mikefromsunbury
06-02-2007, 16:25
Lightweight !!!!! http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Jimmy6bellies
06-02-2007, 16:28
Have to say, apart from not having a decent pair of socks, I was well warm enough last weekend in temps to -3!

Bovis
06-02-2007, 16:43
poor show, poor show... nice pic though !

Can't quite work out the therom of if they'll feed at 3am that they will at 3pm, but hey ho lol, i must look at things differently.

Comfort is a must, but more so is preperation for winter sessions, which should ensure comfort is achieved.

Loved waking under the brolly with a frosty hat and sleeping bag cover on Friday, shame me 2 litres of water was almost frozen solid.

Paul_the_Bailiff
06-02-2007, 16:52
I remember when we had real winters, sleeping under a wavelok brolley on an Argos sun lounger, with flimsy nylon bag with a black bin liner over the end, breaking lines out of the water with water filled coke bottles tied to string.

How did we cope.

davemac27
06-02-2007, 17:05
Well I guess im not as 'hardcore' as some of you guys. If im cold I cant enjoy what I am there to do. And yes g_raa I do have a bit of a circulation problem, had it looked at last winter.
I used to rough it under a flimsy little brolly with a bin bag when I was a kid but now I dont see the point in doing it now.
And in all fairness unless you were there its very easy to sit in your warm chair and think im a wimp for coming home, now that I am home Im thinking I shouldv'e stayed.
But despite all of this not one of you have said well done for buying a bite in such cold weather. I didnt hear any other alarms during the night and the last fish hooked was to Mr Maylin on Friday night. But I turned up, found the fish and had a take. Thats what fishing is about not brassing it out under your brolly for the sake of it.

-Markerfloat, there was 5 on when I got there mate, all down the car park end, and I think there was 3 bivvys up when I left this morning.

Bovis
06-02-2007, 17:10
come on chap, dont take it to heart now, especially considering you started the post named "I've bottled it" http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

All in jest... all in jest... ya big girl http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Well done on buying a bite ! More than i could achieve at the weekend.

Jimmy6bellies
06-02-2007, 17:15
LOL - Your the one who put a post up called 'I've Bottled It'!

Well done on the fish BTW http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif

davemac27
06-02-2007, 17:23
Im not taking it to heart mate sorry if it sounded a bit snotty. But it sounds as if people are looking at me as some under prepared noddy, who hasn't been winter fishing before. Im the first to hold my hands up and say I bottled because I did. At least iv got the balls to say its too cold for me rather than just tough it out and puff out my chest.

coldcarper
06-02-2007, 17:38
Well done on yer 'runs water' take dave, shame about the girly water bottle though............................................ ..........................just a joke fella. http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

GarethS
06-02-2007, 17:47
As has been said, all in jest http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif
You know as well as anyone on this site that once one post goes up taking the michael, others follow but all in the spirit of things http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif
Maybe a slightly less conceding title would have been the way forward ??? http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Well done on the take mate, more than i have ever managed from sandy http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

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troughty
06-02-2007, 17:48
Well done on the errr lost fish Dave http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

davemac27
06-02-2007, 17:56
Im all for banter, dont get me wrong, just knackered and [censored] of about the loss. I think I only managed about 10 mins sleep last night. So im probably being a bit sensitive, but at least you've managed to get a bite without leaving the house! And you've managed to reel me in so you've done better than I did! http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Benny_the_bream
06-02-2007, 18:26
If your gas starts to freeze which is probably why it didnt work well it should be good enough to slightly warm the water pour that in a saucepan stand the gas in it and it will warm it up nicley other than that stick it in your sleeping bag.

I know people will think your a girl but use a water bottle it makes a big difference also when you get in your bag strip off i slept in my longjohns and a t-shirt and you will warm up much quicker.

I ended up wading in the thames in just my boxers on saturday (snagged fish) just lay in the bag for a while and you will warm up.

exkingsmeadchef
06-02-2007, 18:27
was on the Match last night only a few meters from you and got this shot (http://s29.photobucket.com/albums/c271/exkingsmeadchef/?action=view&current=123-2322_IMG.jpg) and this one which looks a bit like a mangrove swamp love the light in it (http://s29.photobucket.com/albums/c271/exkingsmeadchef/?action=view&current=123-2323_IMG.jpg) at sunrise over the nursury behind me. Didn't even get in the bag last night just under the cover didn't realise how cold it had been till this morning when this fella (http://s29.photobucket.com/albums/c271/exkingsmeadchef/?action=view&current=123-2325_IMG.jpg) woke me up.the drips on the rod where solid ice where last nights rain froze on them.

Flipper_al
06-02-2007, 18:34
I can hear the banjo playing already........ http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Benny_the_bream
06-02-2007, 18:38
My rods (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f235/Benny_The_Bream/DSCF0667.jpg) sunday morning my brolly (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f235/Benny_The_Bream/DSCF0665.jpg)

davemac27
06-02-2007, 18:40
cracking pictures mate. the trouble is it rained and then that rain froze. my bivvy was like this (http://img178.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img0649xn4.jpg) and it was like that on the inside to.

Benny_the_bream
06-02-2007, 18:45
I know that feeling its a basted when your condensation freezes worse when it thaws and you getting soaked in whats effectivly your breath

davemac27
06-02-2007, 19:06
I know mate, there's nothing worse than havin your own morning breath dripping onto your face. http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

Raymondo
06-02-2007, 20:25
Alright then well done +what anice picture,

thicky
07-02-2007, 09:18
Just returned..........the lake froze.....wish i had bottled it too. http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif

30lbcarpplease
07-02-2007, 09:43
Fair play to anyone who is fishing nights at the moment. I've not fished at night in 5 months!

davemac27
07-02-2007, 10:05
I got up to let the dog out about 6am and I was kicking myself for wimping out untill I opened the back door. I got back into bed and my wife cuddled into me and I thought nah, I did the right thing.
It must be a byproduct of the ageing process!!

thicky
07-02-2007, 10:14
Or in my old age ive just got Thicker!!!!!LOL http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

NickyH
07-02-2007, 10:17
I'm a right pu55y when it come to winter carping but I still get out once a week at least. Hot water bottles are essential for winter angling. Bottom of the bag for feet until you get in, then cuddle it like your childhood teddy bear. Warms you hands up during the day...lovely !

Then comes my choice of kit. Lob the brolly in the shed until spring. Bivvy please, with winter skin and ground sheet. I don't buy into the brolly in the winter hype, I'd rather be toasty with zero condensation. It puts about an extra 10kg on the weight, but I use a porter 90% of the time anyway.

North Face bottoms and jacket, neck warmer, bobble hat, big boots. I take many spair clothes as a wet and damp carper is an unhappy one. Load up on socks and joggers..

Winter can be rewarding (although not often) get out there

SkunkyMonkey
07-02-2007, 18:13
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Well I guess im not as 'hardcore' as some of you guys. If im cold I cant enjoy what I am there to do. And yes g_raa I do have a bit of a circulation problem, had it looked at last winter.
I used to rough it under a flimsy little brolly with a bin bag when I was a kid but now I dont see the point in doing it now.
And in all fairness unless you were there its very easy to sit in your warm chair and think im a wimp for coming home, now that I am home Im thinking I shouldv'e stayed.
But despite all of this not one of you have said well done for buying a bite in such cold weather. I didnt hear any other alarms during the night and the last fish hooked was to Mr Maylin on Friday night. But I turned up, found the fish and had a take. Thats what fishing is about not brassing it out under your brolly for the sake of it.

-Markerfloat, there was 5 on when I got there mate, all down the car park end, and I think there was 3 bivvys up when I left this morning.

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Well i would like to say well dome to ya fella i fished myself the other few days for 4 fish (2 bream though http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/mad.gif) 2 carp both copmmons one was 27lb and the outher was 22lb 2oz and i thought that was the hardest sesh ever

I also dont blame u for packing up to we all have our confort zone und u reached yours so i say theres allways tomorrow to get another sesh in and maybe land a bad boy and get revenge and it is a dish best seved cold after all lmfao,. http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

nick12345
07-02-2007, 18:19
i just got back from a 48 hour session and it was -7,i,ll admit i had a hot water bottle and what a god send it was

Joephus
07-02-2007, 18:23
Yes everyone has there comfort zone and making yourself stay if your out of it is a bit silly, but there is so much you can do to increase this zone.
Nothing like getting up feeling warm and looking across the ice landscape infront of you, that feeling of being comfortable with all that freezing air so close is fantastic. Find it very relaxing as there is often very little in the way of fish shows going on so after setting up close to the few you have seen or picking a winter peg that produces you can just be there and not be chasing around like in summer.

davemac27
07-02-2007, 19:24
Thanks skunkymonkey (cool name) and well done on the fish mate. iv been out in colder weather but I kept getting viscious liners which had me out of the bag several times. So every time I flew out to the rods I would lose all the heat id built up. Now I know getting liners in the winter is great and yes I moved away from the crowd and found the fish and was probably stupid for pulling of there but as skunky has said I had definatly reached my comfort zone. Had my stove not gone on the blink and I was able to get a brew down me I would probably still be there now. Hot water bottle is a must tho, it warmed the feet up a treat. Only problem was I nicked it of the dog and its baby pink!!! Glad there was nobody around to see it!! http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

littlelegslee
07-02-2007, 19:50
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Only problem was I nicked it of the dog and its baby pink!!! Glad there was nobody around to see it!! http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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but now we all know and you shall forever be remembered as the bloke wiv a pink water bottle,lol http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

davemac27
07-02-2007, 20:01
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chodmonkey
08-02-2007, 13:59
not one of you have said well done for buying a bite in such cold weather

why would we? you lost it - its fish that count not bites!! http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/confused.gif