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    Somewhere down the crazy river ??

    Do any of the book collectors on here known about the various ‘versions’ of the Wade/Boote classic ?

    I have several hard back copies, one has a black spine with white type on the spine and the...
  2. Thread: Fish spy review

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    I've seen one extensively tested and I was not...

    I've seen one extensively tested and I was not impressed.
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    Steve B is bang on. Currently the trapping...

    Steve B is bang on. Currently the trapping regulations do only apply to properly fenced waters and require a licensed trapper.

    As an aside; if you are going to fence a water then make the effort...
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    Alternative hook suppliers?

    I need a quantity of different hooks of different patterns and don’t really want to pay £4 per 10.

    There are now loads of small firms eg Deception, Colne Valley, Mosquito etc etc selling ‘carp’...
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    I fuse fly lines; but have no idea how to do it...

    I fuse fly lines; but have no idea how to do it with mono/fluoro.

    I had a look at the P-Line arrangement and wasn't tempted.

    What is wrong with a crimp?
  6. Thread: Pressure

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    I think there is something in it - but it is not...

    I think there is something in it - but it is not the be all and end all.

    A guy on my local syndicate (big open, low stock pit) used to pontificate about his choice of swim being TOTALLY based on...
  7. Price reduced still further: now £225 for the...

    Price reduced still further: now £225 for the pair.
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    Otter fence specification (again!)

    I've just been asked to advise a local fishery complex about installing an otter fence.

    The owner would like to fence the outer extremity of the site and that means placing the fence up against...
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    No. Because he is sensible.

    No. Because he is sensible.
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    I have to wear prescription lens glasses these...

    I have to wear prescription lens glasses these days. I buy Flexon frames and some are available with proper polarised integrated clip-ons. The brown lens is the best.

    The best solution I have seen...
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    There are LOTS of different editions. It is...

    There are LOTS of different editions.

    It is unlikely to be worth more than £20 or so......

    Some of the really early ones are a different matter.
  12. Thread: DIY Otter Fence

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    You can find small tracked post knockers. The one...

    You can find small tracked post knockers. The one we had was less than a metre wide, it was amazing where it could get to. We hired one and an operator - and did 130 posts in less than a day (the...
  13. Thread: DIY Otter Fence

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    Good advice from Cooperman. If you are going...

    Good advice from Cooperman.

    If you are going for the lighter wire option then an electric wire or two is a good idea. My neighbour has his lake fenced like that and it seems to work. There are...
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    There are still people out there using top...

    There are still people out there using top quality milk protein baits. The baits are bespoke made and catch lots of fish if applied in the right way.

    Whether they are economic and/or more...
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    Rods now sold; pending the usual.

    Rods now sold; pending the usual.
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    and another......

    and another......
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    As above. CB sticks and matching lightweight, but...

    As above. CB sticks and matching lightweight, but super strong bars.
  18. Thread: Fishmeal bait

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    Back in the good old days when we used to make...

    Back in the good old days when we used to make our own bait and on the bank as well; a mate of mine fished 10 day trips for tench. He changed the flavour (on a fishmeal base) every batch of bait he...
  19. Thread: Bait chat

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    I'd go for version A. Because I will go to some...

    I'd go for version A. Because I will go to some length to use the best bait available to me.

    But the way I fish involves small quantities of really good bait in the right place at the right time...
  20. Thread: Books For Sale

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    'Backwinding' is a lovely book as well as having...

    'Backwinding' is a lovely book as well as having a very clever title.
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    There are some (at least a dozen) very desirable...

    There are some (at least a dozen) very desirable books on that list. I would contact a reputable sporting bookseller and go from there.
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    Carpy weather bump

    Carpy weather bump
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    I walk the line I want down a field and measure...

    I walk the line I want down a field and measure it to say 150 yards. Then wind it onto the reel and fill up the remaining space with backing. Then walk it all off again and reverse it.

    It has the...
  24. Thread: bearwood lake

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    Lovely lake. It still has good tench and pike...

    Lovely lake.

    It still has good tench and pike fishing I understand. Mostly boat fishing.

    Several friends of mine have been Red Spinners members. They used to have the fishing on the legendary...
  25. Thread: Binoculars

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    I have a pair of 8x32 Nikons (HG) and they are...

    I have a pair of 8x32 Nikons (HG) and they are excellent.

    I traded in some 10x Zeiss ones to buy them as 10x is just too much for hand holding for extended periods; and the 10x are more bulky.
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