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   Old Thread  #48 4 Dec 2021 at 8.40am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Haha 😄 I only asked about a headtorch lol
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   Old Thread  #47 3 Dec 2021 at 9.42pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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If you need two hands to find you're arse in the dark I think you've had at least one over the eight. Each to their own.
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   Old Thread  #46 3 Dec 2021 at 9.06pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Suppose you wipe your arse in the dark with no light as well
Sometimes you just need a light.

Just saying.
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   Old Thread  #45 3 Dec 2021 at 6.51pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Personally I struggle to see the acquired colour of my brew without the use of white light. 😜
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   Old Thread  #44 3 Dec 2021 at 6.43pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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In full agreement. A low level of light is all that is needed and that infrequently.
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   Old Thread  #43 3 Dec 2021 at 6.34pm  1Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Grumpy old man alert!
I don't understand the need for all this light... I fish regular long sessions and find that I only use a couple of sets of batteries each year in a pretty ordinary relatively dim headtorch which suits my needs. in 45+ years I've never used light to land fish at night and find the dim red light of my head torch is fine for most anything I need to do at night. often there is enough natural light to function any way... I've noticed that the green and red lights of the latest headtorches are unneccessarily bright.
I fish a busy venue and regularly encounter massive beams of light scything across the lake .... I often see multiple bright headtorches used to illuminate an island to get baits across to
.We always believed that excessive light would put the fish down or scare them off ..... nowadays I don't suppose the overweight pets in the majority of our lakes give a toss.

Thank goodness I will not physically be able to do this for much longer.

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   Old Thread  #42 3 Dec 2021 at 5.20pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Only the best ones mate but when they started to paint and carpet them and serve safely cooked food I started to lose interest.
I personally use very few of these facilities while fishing because I have no need usually.
Drinking used to be serious business that required dedication and commitment and I kept it separate from my more gentle and harmless pursuits. I will be collecting the first installment of my old age pension this month and have given up the pursuit of the grain and hops.
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   Old Thread  #41 3 Dec 2021 at 5.00pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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"Barbecue, radio, TV, tablet, phone. Drive for 10 minutes, take away, pub,hospital"


What pubs do you go to? And why are you going to the pub while fishing? Surely a 24 crate of tennets on the bank would suffice??
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   Old Thread  #40 3 Dec 2021 at 4.20pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Wow



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   Old Thread  #39 3 Dec 2021 at 2.56pm  1Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I can do most of the normal angling chores in the dark, using a red light when necessary.( not often). However I have white bivvy lights and torch just in case something goes tits up and I need to do something intricate and unexpected. Or there is an emergency situation. To fail to prepare is to prepare to fail.
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   Old Thread  #38 3 Dec 2021 at 2.41pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Stop it
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   Old Thread  #37 3 Dec 2021 at 2.32pm  1Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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WOW! This is hobby fishing in the UK. Motorway, A road, drive round lake to swim, electric barrow. Shop, shower, toilet, cafe, prepared swim and Wi-Fi.
Barbecue, radio, TV, tablet, phone. Drive for 10 minutes, take away, pub, hospital.
It's safe, it's easy, it's a non challenging highly controlled environment where anglers pursue a largely hazard free gentle hobby in as much comfort as they desire.
Do it your way and enjoy but let's not try and make it what it isn't.
DIY to Patagonia, Siberia, Alaska or Greenland would be different perhaps. But not Cheshire, Surrey or the Cotswolds.

What do you need to protect your night vision for. Turn on the light, do what you have to do and turn it off. 3 minutes later, hey presto, night vision.
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   Old Thread  #36 3 Dec 2021 at 1.50pm  1Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Just because you choose to prep bits in advance,it doesn't mean another person isnt "prepared to fish properly in the dark". Many prefer to tie things up as needed. Who are you to say that's wrong? Night vision varies from person to person, and changes with age. I used to be able to tie rigs with no light during the darkest of nights, now 30 years later I cant, and need a light. So what?
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   Old Thread  #35 3 Dec 2021 at 1.49pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Splicing leadcore in the dark is not an example of something tricky that you need a light to do, whatever tint of colour Iight.

It's an example of, incompetence, inexperience, lack of preparation, cluelessness, basically a "Redneck".

In reality, there are only a few things that you need to use a light for and it's usually something that cannot be planned for. Most nights, I never use one for anything.

Even playing and landing a fish, no need for a headtorch, even when netting the fish, unhooking mats and slings should be in a place where you know they are so you can find them just by touch etc, camera can be set up in the dark, the "On" button is always in the same place so find it by touch along with all the other buttons set the timer by using the display screen, tare the scales using it's built in light and same with weighing it, know the distance from unhooking mat to camera in paces. About the only real issue is unhooking the fish if it is an odd hook hold and you cannot do it by touch so then you need a light to work out how the hookhold is.
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   Old Thread  #34 3 Dec 2021 at 12.58pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Never used to take a head torch or any form of light with me when I went poaching but when I'm fishing why not, Fox halo is half decent, comfortable enough with red/green/white option of colours and various lumen strengths the only downside is it's not USB rechargeable but battery life is pretty decent and no bother to take three spare triple A batteries.
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