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Recent content by Simon Archer

  1. Simon Archer

    Motivation.

    ....Or the lack of it. I have quite a physical job, and during the day have all good intentions of going fishing when I get home. The Trent is only 30 minutes away, but by the time I'm home I'm cream crackered and mostly can't be bothered. I have two dogs that need to be walked as well, and as...
  2. Simon Archer

    Ghost carp in Birmingham city centre.

    https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/specialist-teams/restoration/restoration-stories/the-hotties-of-st-helens
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    Photos of river scenes

    I've never had a Barbel out of that peg. PB Chub though. Looks coloured ??
  4. Simon Archer

    Light shelter / brolly

    After lending a brolly to a mate for a day session, which he proceeded to trash. He paid for a replacement and I put some money towards one of these. https://www.solartackle.co.uk/products/bivves-shelters/new-undercover-camo-60-inch-brolly Only use it twice, but it would be ok for an...
  5. Simon Archer

    Ghost carp in Birmingham city centre.

    There was a Goldfish on the factory wall section of the Loughborough canal a few years ago. It got caught in matches on there, went about 3lbs.
  6. Simon Archer

    Cage feeders

    Rock hard, ruff tough Barbel anglers discussing the colour of hair rollers. 🤣🤣🤣
  7. Simon Archer

    50+ Bivies

    I do have to smile when I see the 18lber has been caught again. Always the same background in the picture.
  8. Simon Archer

    Fox twin tip floodwater rods....ard 008 2.75 tc.

    ..........I still might be though. Edit: The pair I just missed out on at the beginning of this year went for £335 IIRC. I was winning, but then got outbid with 6 seconds to go.
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    Fox twin tip floodwater rods....ard 008 2.75 tc.

    Six months too late for me, else I'd have been interested.
  10. Simon Archer

    Braid to Amnesia

    Back to back Grinner. Braid to Arma-cord leader.
  11. Simon Archer

    Photos of river scenes

    Here you go Mike. This the one? Doubt you’d catch anything now though, very shallow.
  12. Simon Archer

    Photos of river scenes

    These pictures are from the field directly below Netherseal bridge Mike, but from the Netherseal side of the river, which is all Trees now. The other bank is BAA controlled and there was someone fishing.
  13. Simon Archer

    Photos of river scenes

    A couple more.
  14. Simon Archer

    Photos of river scenes

    More of the Mease. A little further downstream and not so overgrown in places, and a few places where a cast could be made. A few small Chub knocking about as well.
  15. Simon Archer

    Chairs.

    I've just bought a Nash Indulgence High Back chair, very comfy, but probably not an ideal chair for roving. I'm on the larger side and it's for my 2-3 day sessions on the river so it's perfect. Highly recommended. Take a look at Nash's eBay site. They often have chairs for sale, mostly ex demo...
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