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    Quote Originally Posted by eugenboppboppbopp View Post
    Caught 2 eels. There's a syndicate lake behind the lake I was fishing on and at 2am when I was wrestling with an eel a guy came over asking for some pics..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes' Organ View Post
    Which one is you?
    Neither

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    Fishing in France just outside Rennes this week. Weather has turned a bit wet but was lovely when we arrived

    Had a 54lb mirror and a 6.5lb tench so far. Both absoultly smashing my previous pbs

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    Default Re: LTLFs Thread for the Fisher-folk

    Quote Originally Posted by eugenboppboppbopp View Post
    Fishing in France just outside Rennes this week. Weather has turned a bit wet but was lovely when we arrived

    Had a 54lb mirror and a 6.5lb tench so far. Both absoultly smashing my previous pbs

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    Having a pb of 9lb 12oz (common carp) tell me what is it like landing a 54lb fish?


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    Default Re: LTLFs Thread for the Fisher-folk

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Sinister View Post
    Having a pb of 9lb 12oz (common carp) tell me what is it like landing a 54lb fish?
    „I think you’re gonna need a bigger boat“

    „I believe in socialism because it seems more humanitarian, rather than every man for himself and 'I'm alright jack' and all those arsehole businessmen with all the loot. I made up my mind from viewing society from that angle. That's where I'm from and there's where I've made my decisions from. That's why I believe in socialism“

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    „I think you’re gonna need a bigger boat“
    Going Friday to try for an Orca!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Sinister View Post
    Going Friday to try for an Orca!
    Today: disaster!
    Portland fisheries; decent weather.
    Excellent swim and fishing method feeder to a small inlet over on the far bank.
    Pulling 5 lb plus mirrors.
    Then whammo - rod took off and was last seen being towed by something akin to a nuclear submarine.
    Rod and reel sank.
    All efforts to recover failed.
    Going back tomorrow with swimmers, goggles and a garden rake on a rope.
    £60 rod; £60 reel.
    I've been fishing with that rig for 10 years now, and never seen anything like the way it went off!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Sinister View Post
    Today: disaster!
    Portland fisheries; decent weather.
    Excellent swim and fishing method feeder to a small inlet over on the far bank.
    Pulling 5 lb plus mirrors.
    Then whammo - rod took off and was last seen being towed by something akin to a nuclear submarine.
    Rod and reel sank.
    All efforts to recover failed.
    Going back tomorrow with swimmers, goggles and a garden rake on a rope.
    £60 rod; £60 reel.
    I've been fishing with that rig for 10 years now, and never seen anything like the way it went off!

    You're not the first and won't be the last. I used to fish a small farm pond near Melton that was full of the wildest, most ferocious carp ever, nothing big but a 10lb fish would rip your rod out the rest, many times I caught it at the last second.

    I'm going after barbel next week, ,that should be fun...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sabri Natenagewitch View Post
    You're not the first and won't be the last. I used to fish a small farm pond near Melton that was full of the wildest, most ferocious carp ever, nothing big but a 10lb fish would rip your rod out the rest, many times I caught it at the last second.

    I'm going after barbel next week, ,that should be fun...
    The wife is on about going back to the lake tomorrow with bathing suit, goggles, flippers, a garden rake and a big towel.
    Now it will really please the match anglers when she dives into the water and proceeds to dive down and use the rake as a drag to recover the rod.
    I've told her I would rather buy a replacement rod and reel.
    I loved that rod - brilliant action and really accurate when casting.


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    It’s gone for good I am afraid
    You might want to fishing the same peg with a feeder and see if you can snag it

    Local lake did a mass clean out and pulled it five full rod/rep sets.

    After another feeder rod then ?

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    Default Re: LTLFs Thread for the Fisher-folk

    A baitrunner reel is an absolute must for any kind of self hooking rig like the method.

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    Default Re: LTLFs Thread for the Fisher-folk

    Without going back through the thread, does anyone fly fish?

    I got abit obsessed with Robson Green extreme fishing a few years ago, so for christmas my mrs's brought me an experience day sort of thing, a day fishing at a place near chesterfield and then I went out with him a week later. Absolutely loved it, would love to get in to it, but no idea where to start (and I don't mean a river...).


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    Default Re: LTLFs Thread for the Fisher-folk

    Quote Originally Posted by GOD View Post
    It’s gone for good I am afraid
    You might want to fishing the same peg with a feeder and see if you can snag it

    Local lake did a mass clean out and pulled it five full rod/rep sets.

    After another feeder rod then ?

    I have a 14 cadence and love it


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    I put a large treble with a leger onto my spinning rod a tried to snag, with no luck.
    I have just had an offer accepted on the exact same make/model.
    It is a Drennan Red Range 11 ft feeder rod.
    I love the action.
    As to a reel, the one I lost was a Shimano bait runner.
    Problem was I was clipped on and the fish pulled and hit the clip hence the pull into the lake.


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    Default Re: LTLFs Thread for the Fisher-folk

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbus View Post
    A baitrunner reel is an absolute must for any kind of self hooking rig like the method.

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    I was using a bait runner but was clipped on.
    My mate explained that I need to refine my casting technique so I can cast to the clip with the rod vertical, the drop the rod tip and wind in the slack.
    That should give a metre or 2 of line for the fish to take.
    Alternatively I should improve my casting so as to not need to clip on!


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    Default Re: LTLFs Thread for the Fisher-folk

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Sinister View Post
    I was using a bait runner but was clipped on.
    My mate explained that I need to refine my casting technique so I can cast to the clip with the rod vertical, the drop the rod tip and wind in the slack.
    That should give a metre or 2 of line for the fish to take.
    Alternatively I should improve my casting so as to not need to clip on!
    Aha. Yes the matchmans' technique, yes I've seen that done, never done it myself. I'm an old dog and never learnt to cast like that. Most reels didn't have clips back in the day.

    Matchmen of course will have the butt of the rod on their knee so will be on the rod before it gets pulled in.

    The way I've done it in the past is with the clip but also tie a stop knot with pole elastic so I could unclip and still know where to reclip up again.

    It certainly is a good idea to cast with a clip for accuracy when feeder fishing, especially if you're fishing to a feature like an island or a far bank.


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    Default Re: LTLFs Thread for the Fisher-folk

    Quote Originally Posted by GandalfTheRed View Post
    Without going back through the thread, does anyone fly fish?

    I got abit obsessed with Robson Green extreme fishing a few years ago, so for christmas my mrs's brought me an experience day sort of thing, a day fishing at a place near chesterfield and then I went out with him a week later. Absolutely loved it, would love to get in to it, but no idea where to start (and I don't mean a river...).
    Near Chesterfield - was it Press Manor?

    I've done a bit of fluff chucking, not really enough to give much meaningful advice really. I bet there's lots of fly fishing stuff on youtube if you have a search.


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    Default Re: LTLFs Thread for the Fisher-folk

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Sinister View Post
    I was using a bait runner but was clipped on.
    My mate explained that I need to refine my casting technique so I can cast to the clip with the rod vertical, the drop the rod tip and wind in the slack.
    That should give a metre or 2 of line for the fish to take.
    Alternatively I should improve my casting so as to not need to clip on!
    That is the way I cast
    Always clip up but pull the rod up as it nears the water giving me about a reel turn of slack
    I fish braid in the feeder with a shock leader , very sensitive on distance feeder and have it on my knee. Haven’t had a carp this year, all tench and bream


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    Default Re: LTLFs Thread for the Fisher-folk

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbus View Post
    Near Chesterfield - was it Press Manor?

    I've done a bit of fluff chucking, not really enough to give much meaningful advice really. I bet there's lots of fly fishing stuff on youtube if you have a search.
    Yeah Press Manor, the bloke who I went out with was called Bernie. He was brilliant to be fair. But when I spoke to him about kit, he was advising me on x, y and z and it was going to cost me an arm and a leg to set myself up.

    Going to trawl youtube, also one of lads who works as a subbie claims he used to fly fish for England and if I wanted to go out with him I was more than welcome. Might get in touch.

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    Default Re: LTLFs Thread for the Fisher-folk

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Sinister View Post
    Having a pb of 9lb 12oz (common carp) tell me what is it like landing a 54lb fish?
    Larger carp tend not to be too lively after their initial powerful runs. Just a case of being patient and slowly gain line till they reach the net. Helps having a pal net them if they're big uns.

    Im obviously geared up for the bigger stuff in France but not over the top. 3lb tc rods and 15lb line

    Any cats over 40/50lb though and it's a different story. They can be unstoppable, incredible power



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    Default Re: LTLFs Thread for the Fisher-folk

    Following rod in the pond tragedy last week I had a bit of good fortune.
    Looked on EBay and a local EBayer was offering exact same rod, brand new and unused.
    It was being sold to raise money for a memorial stone for her father who had died suddenly just after buying the rod, before he could even take the protective plastic from the cork handle.
    As she wasn't and angler and with the loss of her father taking upmost of her time I was happy to be able to tell her what I could buy the rod for at our local tackle shop, and then made her an offer that I think was very reasonable.
    So, she had a hassle free hand-over sale on Tuesday, I got the rod (absolutely genuine brand new) at 2/3rds shop price, and was able to go yesterday with it when the weather was brilliant.
    Christened it with a 40 lb bag of common and mirror, plus the bonus of a 1 lb 2 oz roach.

    EDIT: also refined my casting technique, cradled the butt on my thigh with hands never leaving the rod, and made good use of the bait-runner facility on my new Drennan reel!


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    Default Re: LTLFs Thread for the Fisher-folk

    Well my first piking trip of the season hasn't got off to the best of starts;
    My alarm didn't go off so I overlaid, then I couldn't find my keys and there's been a distinct lack of fishy activity so far.
    On the upside, the OH turned up half an hour ago with freshly made bacon and egg sarnies.

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    Default Re: LTLFs Thread for the Fisher-folk

    [QUOTE=Barbus;3071306]Well my first piking trip of the season hasn't got off to the best of starts;
    My alarm didn't go off so I overlaid, then I couldn't find my keys and there's been a distinct lack of fishy activity so far.
    On the upside, the OH turned up half an hour ago with freshly made bacon and egg sarnies.


    The road stretch near the sewerage outfall at Stoke Bardolph is teeming with pike.
    Last time I fished there (about 6 weeks ago) every time I was bringing in a roach there was a pike-attack.


 

 

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