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   Old Thread  #152 2 Apr 2019 at 8.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I agree. some of them swims furthest from car parks could be very rewarding to someone willing to put in some effort. Plus surely itís a better to have a look around before settling on a certain swim?
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   Old Thread  #151 2 Apr 2019 at 7.38pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Obviously itís a huge water and a hell of a walk but I really do think itís a haven for a certain type of angler who want to do their own thing fishing for the unknown, a swim drop off service takes away from that and encourages campers.
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   Old Thread  #150 2 Apr 2019 at 7.04pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi all hope we are all well? Regarding some of the questions asked we are in talks with management about doing a swim drop of service. So a work in progress. The fish with the the bad mouth has not been out all the bigger fish have been in perfect condition. But I will keep my eyes open for it. Guys if you have any pictures of your old Catcher Iíll be interested in seeing.
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   Old Thread  #149 2 Apr 2019 at 6.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I had it in 1996 , glad to hear that .
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   Old Thread  #148 2 Apr 2019 at 1.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That fish was certainly around when I fished it, was just over 30lb and had been out a few times, certainly up to about 4/5 years ago.
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   Old Thread  #147 2 Apr 2019 at 11.36am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi rob, is there any pick up for anglers from the car parks to the north bank ?
Also I used to fish it years ago for carp I had a 28 mirror with a heavily damaged mouth , has that ever shown up in recent years ?
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   Old Thread  #146 2 Apr 2019 at 11.04am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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hi Rob - just to say thanks to you and Andy for the email info pack I got this morning - very useful
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   Old Thread  #145 28 Mar 2019 at 5.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks rob.
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   Old Thread  #144 27 Mar 2019 at 7.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Evening guys just like to say hi. ive been watching the chat for the last few weeks now. some of you have meet me already. my names rob and im head bailiff on vw. I am working very closely with a chap called andy. we are trying to get as much information out as possible. so if you do have anymore questions give me a message.
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   Old Thread  #143 27 Mar 2019 at 7.44am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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My mate got accepted today they said to him that theyíd sent out 40 or had 40 enquires. I imagine itíll be full up soon.
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   Old Thread  #142 27 Mar 2019 at 0.02am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Spoke to Andy earlier today. He told me syndicate is now over 50% full and still receiving enquiries. Been dealing with them in receipt order but won't be keeping this going for much longer. They've had a few punters booking the tour then not turning up, so they've now slipped down from their original positions on the application list.

I'm going to try and make time at the weekend to walk the paths from the car parks - last thing I want on the first visit is to get lost pushing a bloody fully-loaded barrow! There is a map available, but the paths through the woodland are not entirely clear.
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   Old Thread  #141 24 Mar 2019 at 9.53pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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There was a guy that was meant to go on the tour when I was there but he didnít turn up. I think the 40 processed were just enquires that he had replied to.
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   Old Thread  #140 24 Mar 2019 at 9.18pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Not sure I'll get down there on the 1st, but hopefully later in the week. Was told they've got to get some sort of gizmo sorted first, which takes your photo and produces an ID card - that's why you can't pay before 1st April apparently. As to the syndicate filling up, I wonder if all those enquiries have actually all signed up, or even been sent letters? Maybe that's just how many have enquired (been processed) to date?

I went to the Big One show on Saturday - can't recall seeing the Total Carp stand, but I did see the syndicate leaflets out on a couple of other stands (Sonik was one of them - there was a syndicate banner on display there as well).
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   Old Thread  #139 24 Mar 2019 at 6.31pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Andy said heíll be getting my acceptance letter sent out Monday so Iíll be heading down there on the 1st with my money. He said heís processed about 40 inquiries so far and I think Total carp magazine weíre going to be advertising on their stall at the big one show this weekend so it looks like theyíll get the full 50 members.
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   Old Thread  #138 18 Mar 2019 at 11.18am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Sounds good - they told me the same, and they also said there's a good response to the new price, so prob was a good idea to get in early. There's 50 swims on VWater, so even if everyone turned up on the same day (highly unlikely!) you'd all still have a spot to fish from, which is good. Only 11 swims on the Obelisk, much smaller than VWater, but it still looks well good. Make sure you ask to see the photo album before you leave if they don't show it to you during your trip round - some nice fish in there. They also have a closed FB page of their own - only just getting started, but will be used as their photo gallery - might be worth asking to get on that as well to see whats getting caught. Was fairly busy with walkers on the day I went round, but they don't seem to interfere with the anglers - perhaps the odd dog off a lead barging in, but you can get that anywhere, I suppose. Good luck with it - hope you get a place. (and I hope you're feeling fit - its bloody huge! )
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