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Recent content by Alex Chalmers-Wilkes

  1. Alex Chalmers-Wilkes

    First ever barbel

    Well done. Must admit have looked at fishing bobs Island before but got told to many horror stories so I stayed away lol.
  2. Alex Chalmers-Wilkes

    River wensum

    Afternoon all. I was just wandering if there are many or any at all of the river wensum that is free fishing. I dont live to far from Norwich but not in the know of the wensum. I was told drayton and costessy had a few free stretches but didnt know if this has changed at all. Any info would be...
  3. Alex Chalmers-Wilkes

    Korum bolt and run

    That's all I use nowdays. Find them neat and tidy with no messing about. 3 simple parts making them easy to use.
  4. Alex Chalmers-Wilkes

    2nd afternoon at new venue. Went home with a big smile.

    Evening mike. Not sure as didn't weight them but 5lb maybe. Will definitely weight the next one. 👍
  5. Alex Chalmers-Wilkes

    2nd afternoon at new venue. Went home with a big smile.

    Decided to join a new still water after hearing of 12lb tench and 14lb bream plus the big carp and 3lb perch. First afternoon was a blank. But 2nd afternoon resulted in 3 carp and 2 tench all late in the day. Baited a small area 2 rod lengths out with maggot pellets and hemp. Then slowly lowed...
  6. Alex Chalmers-Wilkes

    Compact lightweight Barrow

    Ok Gerry calm down. We will all soon be fishing soon. Barrows or no barrows 🐟🐟
  7. Alex Chalmers-Wilkes

    Compact lightweight Barrow

    No link I'm afraid. And before you start getting all shirty Gerry I just made an observation that it looks like the korum barrow I have. And have had for many years. I'm not picking an argument just saying what I thought.
  8. Alex Chalmers-Wilkes

    Compact lightweight Barrow

    I'm just saying it's excacalty the same and cheaper. So if it's excacalty the same then there can't be much difference in it.
  9. Alex Chalmers-Wilkes

    Compact lightweight Barrow

    Iv got excacalty the same by Korum but I didnt pay that much for it. Worth shopping about. 👍
  10. Alex Chalmers-Wilkes

    Worms for bait

    Thanks guys for your input. Think i will need a good bucket full if I'm to get a barbel to take one in time. Just nice to have a supply there as and when i need them.
  11. Alex Chalmers-Wilkes

    Worms for bait

    Evening all. I hope everyone is staying safe and keeping well. As above I was just wandering if worms are a good go to bait for barbel. Iv read lots of reports in AM and AT a like With barbel catches but dont really read much about worms being used as bait. Mostly boilies and meat being the main...
  12. Alex Chalmers-Wilkes

    Float fishing for Barbel

    Hi Jon is your float moving with the flow. I.e trotting or held in 1 place. What's the catch rate like compared with feeder/ledgering. Just interested. Alex
  13. Alex Chalmers-Wilkes

    Illegal closed season fishing

    Seems madness that a worm cam be used for fishing but say meat or maggots cant. Just seems strange why the close season is in force anyhow. Never knew about fishing worms on big hooks. School day everyday i guess 👍👍
  14. Alex Chalmers-Wilkes

    Illegal closed season fishing

    Sounds really daft to me. How many eels get caught using a worm anyhow. And what stops it being angling if a different specie of fish is caught i.e roach perch tench etc. Sounds like its just another get out claw that allows people to fish in the close season.
  15. Alex Chalmers-Wilkes

    Close season plans

    With a few days left from my weeks holiday iv been eger in the garage sorting all my gear out and wiping everything down and clean it all to an inch of its life. ( a bit of OCD ) will be joining a new club this year which has sone really nice streches of the river wavaney and afew pits which...
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