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  1. John Newman

    Extra carabiners for your rucksack

    Just seen these on the LIDL website. Could be useful for attaching extra items to your rucksack. https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/p/diy/parkside-carabiner-clip-or-shackle-hook-set/p29566
  2. John Newman

    Anyone Tried this "Action Camera"

    John Norris are advertising and HD Waterproof Sports Action Camera for just £34.99 reduced from £54.99 which seems to cheap to be any good so I wondered if anyone has any experience with this camera. https://www.johnnorris.co.uk/airflo-hd-waterproof-sports-action-camera.html#tabs
  3. John Newman

    Navitas Lite insulated boot

    Any one any experience of the Navitas Insulated Boot. Seem a very reasonable price but do they perform well?
  4. John Newman

    Rods with multiple tips

    What is the view of the panel on rods with multiple tips? I don't find I need a quiver tip where I fish to the extent that a lot of the barbel bites I get merely require me to pick the rod up very quickly before it goes in the river! I can see you advantage of having a twin tip e.g. 1.5lb &...
  5. John Newman

    Kelly/Storm/Ghillie Kettle?

    I am considering buying a "Kelly" type kettle but notice there are other brands and wondered if anyone had any tips on which one to buy. As well as the Kelly brand I have come across Storm and Ghillie brands. I found this one Genuine STORM Kettle, just over 1 pint, POPPIN Kit, new from...
  6. John Newman

    Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam......

    You might need to be of a certain age to remember the Monty Python Spam Sketch but for you Spam lovers out there here is the ultimate Spam experience...
  7. John Newman

    Mounting a camera on a bank stick?

    Anyone know if there is a screw fitting available to mount a camera on to the thread at the top of a standard bankstick? I mostly fish alone and presently take photos with fish in the net or on an unhooking mat but would like to include my mugshot. I fish roving style so don't want to cart...
  8. John Newman

    Shaping Luncheon Meat

    I was talking to the club bailiff on our water today discussing meat baits and in particular he was recommending Polony Meat which as a newcomer I have yet to try. He did, however, stress the importance, in his view, of shaping the piece of meat to a rough ball by breaking/cutting off the...
  9. John Newman

    Tactics in fast coloured water?

    This is my first season of serious barbel fishing and I have enjoyed reasonable success over the summer on a river not noted for it barbel but limited to some faster flowing backwaters and weirpools. Most fish have come to 15mm halibut boilies and I have loose fed 4mm halibut pellets and broken...
  10. John Newman

    Ever Catch Small Barbel?

    Why is it anglers never seem to catch small barbel? The smallest I have ever caught apart from a 9" fish I caught in a still water was around 2lbs. They must eat so why don't we catch them and they don't seem to get caught accicentally by anglers targeting other species.
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