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Well graham liked your bit about the weak cheap link swivel that makes sense to me , an if you read my post it also makes sense what I have put .
As to telling you all what to do , cant see that happening as most are set in ways with way fish .
I can only advise whats worked for me in rocky...
Read with interest the above topic , snag fishing rigs quick release clips , rocky swims .
First an foremost quick release C links by interprise do not work partically in rocky boulder swims iv tried them they don't work .Some of these boulders can be up to 2 foot high .Reason they don't work is...
totally agree crucians are better alternative totally , as they do not grow as big not threat to other species .
tench facts tench thrive in clear weedy water good quality water take away the weed you take away the tench .
1. too many carp will colour the water...
are there any decent tench waters left , with every one overstocking with carp !!
I only no couple local to me.
carp are a real threat to native tench waters in the same way as otters are a threat to barbel numbers .
I have asked the EA to restrict carp number consent stockings to...
lose less leads
the plastercine I new it as kid now called newplast on net for Â£1.50 for 500gram block completely encase mould lead in it when fishing near rocks comes in any colour you want hope this helps:)
mould plasercine around lead
mould plastercine around lead when snagged normally pulls free off the plastercine worth a try an very cheap to buy still use with snag safe lead clips . plasercine does work amongst rocks give it a go:)