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   Old Thread  #662 13 Dec 2019 at 12.31pm    Login    Register
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Hi Richie and welcome. Plenty of lurkas on this forum mate so you'll feel right at home
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   Old Thread  #661 12 Dec 2019 at 8.16pm    Login    Register
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Hi Guys

Been lurking around since discovering this forum in the summer

I'm another of those "Returnee's"... having previously fished as a kid/youth back in the 70's & 80's

Then a (very) long break - where did those years go eh?

Got back into it this year - amazing how much has changed.

And I'm now fully obsessed - and getting into the carp side of things.... no serious experience here, best is only 16 lb, but keen to improve (despite being an old git LOL)

Just splashed out on some new gear (rods & reels) and all the very expensive rig bits etc etc

Wont be fishing again until the Spring however..... not a cold weather person!

All the best tight lines


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   Old Thread  #660 17 Nov 2019 at 1.07pm    Login    Register
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Welcome to you all
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   Old Thread  #659 13 Nov 2019 at 11.02am    Login    Register
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It was the lake that BB stocked with Leneys in the book Wood Pool. He lived nearby at the time. I haven't been there for many years but intend to have a look one day. (without rod of course)

In later years I believe he lived at sudborough and I have also fished in the pool there.
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   Old Thread  #658 12 Nov 2019 at 8.12pm    Login    Register
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Welcome to the forum..

Do you mean the pool near BBs home?..

I have been on BBs hallowed ground over the last few days, I did not see Angelus or Elias,but footprints in the leaves.!!

Even the above has seen lutra lutra on its steepsided banks,it is the same all over Devon and Kernow,but,sadly there is worst to come,this I know as I have seen it,it will be worse than the otter fiasco..
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   Old Thread  #657 12 Nov 2019 at 7.58pm    Login    Register
Hi all.

I first started fishing for carp in from the mid eighties as a teenager, but had been fishing for other species since I was about ten years old. Although I didn't know it at the time, my first experience of catching carp was poaching BB's Wood Pool and stalking a few four pounders on floating crust!

I was never a carp only fisherman, and fished for various species during the late eighties and on and off through the nineties, particularly enjoying chub fishing on the upper Welland. These were still the days before wraps had been invented. At one point I decided fishing was cruel unless you were going to eat them and limited myself to a few trouting sessions, and then eventually I stopped fishing altogether. I never lost my fascination with fish and the underwater world and always had that pang of interest if I saw a new stretch of water.

It is funny how things come full circle - one of the things that helped me start fishing again was learning about the otter disaster and the realisation that angling for carp is a lot less cruel than ottering for carp.

I probably only fished once or twce this millenia before I restarted fishing in 2018 after a long break, and am absolutelty loving being back behind the rods. In many ways it is like riding a bike besause it all came back to me so quickly and in no time I was back in the saddle. I have been lurking on this forum quite a bit since, have learned much from everyone here, and finally decided to join. Hopefully I can make a meaningful contribution and help others in my turn.
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   Old Thread  #656 12 Nov 2019 at 6.01pm    Login    Register
Howdo chaps (and chapesses) Newbie here... old gimmer with "Views" retired, been carping since the 70's (arms are getting sore) fished all my life, Carp PB's mirror 28lb 12oz, Common 26lb 8 oz, Leather 21lb even, Wildie 4lbs 1oz love fishing with old gear...
fish every week (mostly, and all sorts, mainly with old knackered gear)

greatest achievement...? snaffling a 12lb common from the Dam wall at Redmire on cane pin and sweetcorn...
Looking forward to shooting the breeze with yiz....

All the Best, Captain Smirnoff
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   Old Thread  #655 5 Nov 2019 at 9.44pm    Login    Register
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Sorry the word saltwiter contains the word twit
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   Old Thread  #654 5 Nov 2019 at 9.32pm    Login    Register
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Hello all, seems to be the introduce yourself thread. My names Lance and I am based in the southwest. Been an angler since I was 3, fascinated by water and what's in it.
First deliberate carp fishing trip was when I was 12 which was in 1967 unfortunately, hence the halfcentury tag. Took me 5 years to land my first carp although I did manage to hook 3. No gear no clue no info and mostly no fish in sw Lancashire club waters. Had a great time pursuing my obsession, lots of fishing on canals, meres flashes lakes and ponds, not too many fish of any species. Learned a lot.
Family moved to southwest, own transport, suzuki ts100. WOWSal****er, freshwater, rivers, lakes and ponds all full of fish. Been doing it ever since. For me fishing has always had to fit round family, wife kids grand kids and etc. Now got more time to explore my carping and the whole scene so finally decided to get on line as current mags are pretty sterile and apart from tech not a lot new there.
New age carping, lots and lots of fashion, gear, tech, attitude and lots and lots and lots of fish but not a lot of soul in some quarters.
However the world moves on and I will not stop fishing especially for carp, there's still room for an elderly sporting gent with a great deal of respect and even love for his quarry, whatever it may be.
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   Old Thread  #653 16 Oct 2019 at 9.11am    Login    Register
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Morning, my names Tom and I am based in Hampshire, have been fishing since I was nine and fished a lot for so many different species of fish including carp, kinda gave up due to time restrictions of work family kids etc about 9yrs ago now. The middle and youngest children love fishing and love me taking them once more, so I am back and trying to catch up with things that have changed!
My fishing has also changed, the odd overnight session with the kids and short 4-6hr day sessions, mainly whilst doing paperwork. Never less enjoying it all once more and just not setting any targets etc just trying to net a few in the short time I have
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   Old Thread  #652 16 Oct 2019 at 1.11am    Login    Register
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Once again , welcome guys .
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   Old Thread  #651 14 Oct 2019 at 2.41pm    Login    Register
Hello all, fished quite a lot as a kid then didn't fish for many years. Over the past couple of years been fishing more and then this last year have really got the bug again. Currently fishing a couple of club waters and also spending the odd hour lure fishing the rivers when time is tight. Hope to pick up lots of info on this forum.
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   Old Thread  #650 11 Oct 2019 at 12.12pm    Login    Register
Hello everyone, Ian here.
I been into all sorts of fishing since i was a kid.
Moved to Sweden about 5 years ago and not been carp fishing much. Mainly been fishing for perch which we eat here and taste great!
Got back to carp fishing this autumn and really fell back in love with it.
Im not up to date with all the current methods so i joined up here to get some tips!
Cheers 🍻
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   Old Thread  #649 16 Sept 2019 at 6.53pm    Login    Register
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Welcome guys
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   Old Thread  #648 15 Sept 2019 at 10.39pm    Login    Register
Hello I been fishing from I was 5-6 with my father uncle cousins every weekend in Northen Ireland for Trout and Salmon and got the occasional Jack pike
Later I was forced/ taught to fly fish after a struggle with father I grew to love the art form!!

After I got married and moved to seaside just to get out and wet a line I went with a neighbour' and beach casted night fished and move to being a small boat owner and became a compatant wrack fisherman!
Then I changed my job to be a contractor working abroad and I swapped flexing a fishing rod to flexing my elbow way too much every night! But after 15 years I worked this out. as I was working in Slovakia and my back garden was on the river Danube so I bought a fishing permit and telescopic rod to get back to my 1st love catching or trying to get the unobtainable dreams

I wasn't very successful I hooked many fish but lost them all in fast current and presumed them to be BIG cats so spoke to local tackle shop they advised me to go the boilie route! And again I hooked a few and lost them in the fast current back to the tackle shop came out with catfish rod 40lb braid and a real I knew well and knew it would land the big cats dawia SL20 sh. Yes shocked you guys but it was up to the job and I got my 1st carp 18 kg wild river common
that was a year ago now back in uk to work cambridge area as contractor traveling light 4 rods marker & spod rods nets cradles bivi and Barrow and kitchen sink

I will never go to new contract again with a suitcase and duty free just again lol

Tight lines all you.
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