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    Same here, have landed fish toto mid thirties on...

    Same here, have landed fish toto mid thirties on the NGT intrepid, which cost me fifty quid for three!
  2. There's a couple in the Cotswold water par, but...

    There's a couple in the Cotswold water par, but can't get the name to mind! Little Farriers is run by the carp society and has a good rep. If there's enough of you, quite a few of the day ticket...
  3. Thread: Floaters

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    The Chum recipe changed years back. I've only...

    The Chum recipe changed years back. I've only done a little floater work, but have found the Tesco own brand cheapo biscuits to be good, especially doused in plenty of oil and a little groundbait and...
  4. Thread: New barrow

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    Not been an issue with mine, but I do use the...

    Not been an issue with mine, but I do use the camolite storage bags, which are pretty rigid in themselves.
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    Not too sure, I bought mine before they had two...

    Not too sure, I bought mine before they had two models. I think the newer ones have adjustable handles.
  6. Thread: New barrow

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    Got the Fox Explorer last year and it is...

    Got the Fox Explorer last year and it is absolutely superb - very well laid out and all works together as a system - I can access everything on it without unloading and it also pushes and balances...
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    Gardner Target line stop (large one IIRC) and the...

    Gardner Target line stop (large one IIRC) and the Korda No-Trace over that (requires a slight squash with pliers to make it snug)
  8. Thread: Fish spy review

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    Full lake and forced to pick a swim in advance?...

    Full lake and forced to pick a swim in advance? I'd find another lake!
  9. Thread: Fish spy review

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    On short sessions, or one off visists, your...

    On short sessions, or one off visists, your eyeballs are the most valuable location aid IMHO.

    I have to say, the fishspy interests me, as I am often frustrated at not being able to get out in a...
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    Try the Fly fishing market. My wife won a pair on...

    Try the Fly fishing market. My wife won a pair on Scierra chesties in a raffle and they are amazing - when we go grayling fishing she wears them over several layers of clothing and has no issues with...
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    No real competitor? The internet is the...

    No real competitor? The internet is the competitor that's killed it; why would you pay a couple of quid a week when following a few of the major companies on facebook will get you news of captures...
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    I used to work in a garden center, selling fish...

    I used to work in a garden center, selling fish and pond kit. We sold dozens of herons, and we had loads of people coming back to say they'd still lost fish.
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    Ensure you understand how a filter system works -...

    Ensure you understand how a filter system works - most people assume it's filtering and cleaner the water physically (sifting large lumps of muck) but the biological aspect is equally, if not...
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    Love mine to bits - the tackle pouch isn't...

    Love mine to bits - the tackle pouch isn't supposed to fit inside, it goes on the top, held on by the straps (very handy, as you can access it straight away.
    All my important terminal tackle, lead...
  15. Thread: Scopes

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    Have a look at the dwarves as well - I have the...

    Have a look at the dwarves as well - I have the older model in 10' 2.75Ib and really rate them. Cost me 35 in a sale at Erics. If It helps, I find the actions reasonably progressive, a fair bend in...
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    There used to be a sign with the club details...

    There used to be a sign with the club details where it is crossed by the A33.
  17. Thread: Which reels?

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    Thread necrophilia! Stew's bought his reels...

    Thread necrophilia!

    Stew's bought his reels and been using them well over a year....
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    Go Outdoors are worth a look for batteries - they...

    Go Outdoors are worth a look for batteries - they have a caravan section and they are often in their clearance deals.
    Definitely worthy having two if at all possible, if only to allow one to be...
  19. Thread: posting rods ??

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    Local Carpet shop sorts me them out when needed,...

    Local Carpet shop sorts me them out when needed, as for postal companies, I use parcel monkey with no problem
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    One of the facts being quoted as evidence as to...

    One of the facts being quoted as evidence as to the lack of a problem by the EA is, I am led to believe, the lack of people applying for these licences...
  21. Thread: Orchid lake

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    Never fished it, but it gets the odd mag article...

    Never fished it, but it gets the odd mag article and there's some youtube videos out there.
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    Thaumation B is magic on Tigers, and replaced...

    Thaumation B is magic on Tigers, and replaced Hutchies old pro-taste for me. I fill an old pop up tub with minamino and then add 50ml of TB, plus a heaped Teaspoon of GLM powder, and that lasts...
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    I recently bought a 2600, no spare spool.

    I recently bought a 2600, no spare spool.
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    Gardner Mirage - been using for three seasons now...

    Gardner Mirage - been using for three seasons now and it's been spot on. Not too wiry compared to some, well behaved on the spool and sinks like a brick. Not lost any due to cut offs whilst using it,...
  25. Thread: Faulty Nev

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    Exactly what I'd do myself

    Exactly what I'd do myself
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