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   Old Thread  #10 25 Oct 2023 at 10.09pm    Login    Register
sorry for late reply ... thankyou for the responses
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   Old Thread  #9 20 Sept 2023 at 11.18pm    Login    Register
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A bit late for reply but come off your mooring and and build a couple of swims up. that way you can fish in the Lee of the boat using mud weights to hold your position. Although the bleeding nuisances will still muck you up occasionally.
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   Old Thread  #8 4 Sept 2023 at 8.01am  1  Login    Register
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Scale down the tackle to roach style and fish hook lengths of 18 inches max to start with. If you used braid, low diameter and less resistance, you can have the the tips down low, swim feeder style and the key point, have your feeder or lead set up so it just holds bottom, when a fish bites it dislodges it and hooks them. You could back lead it and do the same
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   Old Thread  #7 29 Aug 2023 at 10.14am    Login    Register
Hello i find the best time to fish a river is at night time no boats or float fishing if river flowing trotting is a good way to get some nice silver fish hope this helps you good luck and tight lines
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   Old Thread  #6 25 Aug 2023 at 2.59pm  1  Login    Register
Although this isn't the answer you're probably looking for, the only way I've way I've found to deal with the annoyance of traffic down the river is to commit myself to a very mobile approach. I find I don't find it as annoying when a paddleboarder comes thrashing through the swim as much when I'm much less committed to a specific spot - I simply move on somewhere else.
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   Old Thread  #5 22 Aug 2023 at 8.01pm    Login    Register
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yep Autumn/Winter is quieter but I pay to moor a boat all year so I cant lose another 4months of fishing (on top of close season)
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   Old Thread  #4 22 Aug 2023 at 12.56pm    Login    Register
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I'd stick to one rod, probably with a quiver tip and fish in the autumn/winter when there is hopefully less traffic.
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   Old Thread  #3 12 Aug 2023 at 5.20am    Login    Register
+1, I'd imagine the better stamp is because of the larger hooks involved.

No good reason you couldn't use smaller hooks, might not be that much fun on Carp gear though. No good reason you can't use lower tc rods etc, would still need to use backleads, maybe captive clip ons to release on the lift?
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   Old Thread  #2 10 Aug 2023 at 10.26pm    Login    Register
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Iíve had good sized roach using carp tactics on my local river/canal. As you described everything pinned to the deck to keep out the way of the nautical fleet
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   Old Thread  #1 10 Aug 2023 at 8.40pm    Login    Register
I think I know the answer to this but will ask it anyway ..... Im fishing a small-medium size river with average flow .... The problem is the amount of boats, paddle boarders, canoes etc traffic.
If i want to keep a rod out for any length of time i need to keep the line pinned down out of the way with back leads .... This is fine for carp fishing but what can i do if want to target the silvers?

Has anyone targetted roach, chub, bream etc using scaled down carp tactics with line pinned down and bite alarms on the river? .. I can scale down to 1.25lb rods but tend to think all the delicateness is gone (especially for Roach) going this way and so am very sceptical .... I can continue fishing for carp so its not end of the world but I thought worth asking,
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