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  1. David Craine

    Roaming chair

    Hi peoples.. For 2020 I am thinking about doing more "roaming" than I have done in the past, a lighter approach entireley, so what I am looking for is a suitable and reliable seat , fairly light, and a bit smaller than a standard type seat, I presently use an ageing Chub Chair, maybe 15 years...
  2. David Craine

    Loose feeding , how do you do it ?

    I was wondering what favoured methods we use for introducing freebies into a swim ? I ask, because a friend refuses point blank to use feeders, I believe it is because feeders when snagged up and lost leave plastic or wire on the river bed to either rust or worse, contaminate the river with...
  3. David Craine

    Day tickets, Dunham Bridge

    Hi all, considering a final session on the Trent before the season closes, I have not had much success on the Collingham tidal ,I usually fish the conveyor belt stretch, away from the wier stretch where it seems to get busy and litter is a problem, so was thinking maybe a bit lower, maybe Dunham...
  4. David Craine

    Mackerel Oil...

    Mackerel Oil. Hi I have about a pint of pure Mackerel oil, it came from Ireland about ten years ago, all the bits have sunk to the bottom of the bottle and the oil is reasonably clear. I have been thinking about maybe making some paste up using the oil, does anybody have any very easy paste...
  5. David Craine

    Allcocks Ariel Wide drum 4 or 4.5 inch

    This is a long shot, but does anybody have, or know of an Allcocks Ariel 4 , or 4-1/ 2 inch ventilated or otherwise in good to very good condition for sale.? I know its like Rocking horse droppings, but if you dont ask ..... Dave
  6. David Craine

    Korum Ruckbag 2018, a review

    Korum Ruckbag…. After my last outing to the Ribble, and experiencing about 8 hours of constant rain, and finding out that my faithful 18 yrs old Rucksack had finally been beaten by age, leaks, holes and the weather,I decided I was overdue a new fishing bag. I had noticed over the years that the...
  7. David Craine

    Korum Ruckbag Question

    Hi, as my rucksack has past its best ( 18 yrs old and leaks like a sieve) I have decided to invest in a new one. I really like the idea of a Ruckbag, as it lays flay on the bank, and access to the contents is really easy. My old rucksack was a nightmare, with access from the top as with all...
  8. David Craine

    How long does your luggage last ?

    So, when sorting my gear this morning , after an evening /night session on the river, She Who Must Be Obeyed was passing and casually said . That Rucksack needs binning ... I was a bit incredulous, OK, it has a few repairs, the lining is torn, repaired and torn again, it does let a bit (lot) of...
  9. David Craine

    Replacement landing net mesh

    Hi all, just about done my head in this morning..... I have made an oval laminated cane landing net head, it is 30ins x 22 ins, and I have been seeking a nice fish friendly knotlessnet that has a bit of a "traditional" look about it, to complete it . I have scoured the internet, but cant find...
  10. David Craine

    Brolly suggestions..

    Hi, after looking around the "net, I have come to the conclusion that the type of brolly I am looking for doesnt exist, so any suggestions. It needs to be fairly large, very robust, and be a true brolly, not something with ribs that need threading through tabs and bending. It also needs to...
  11. David Craine

    Line recomendations.

    Hi, I am needing to respool my reels, and was wondering what brand of mono is recommended for extremely snaggy rocky swims, I always use 15 lb as mainline but am a bit sceptical of some manufactureres abrasion resistance claims. After a session on the Ribble yesterday I noticed that my line...
  12. David Craine

    Self catering on the Severn

    Self catering on the Severn /Wye Hi, just mulling over 2018 short break hols, and the idea of a cottage on the banks of the Severn or Wye sounds nice, I have already looked on the BFW site, but wondered if anybody had any alternative ideas, dates would be 7-14 July. Fishing included sounds...
  13. David Craine

    PVA bag question ..

    Hi, last year I started to use PVA bags to present particles , as an alternative to feeders, I found it very successful, and had no more left over groundbait mixes at the end of a session. I cant now remember what make they were . I bought some slow melt PVA bags from the net, just so I could be...
  14. David Craine

    So how did it go ?

    Arrived at my chosen stretch at about 5.45 pm, to find what is usually a quiet stretch of river bristling with rods, one chap had 3 rods waiting in a 3 rod skypod, ridiculous if you ask me ! He must have been a frustrated carper. Anyway, I found a spot away from the crowds ( and away from...
  15. David Craine

    Long shot, but .....

    Hi, Its a bit of a long shot, but has anybody got a single handle for a Shimano Aero 810 GT kicking about that they dont need. I have been looking for one on and off for a while, mine is fitted with a double handle that I arent too keen on, either for a swap, or for a price ? Cheers.. Dave
  16. David Craine

    Anybody got a spare Half Million ?

    Looks nice, the bungalow isnt bad either ... http://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/37862290#1S8VFHfDcgB15wxB.97 River Idle is at the end of the lane as well. Dave
  17. David Craine

    Fish on fruit..

    Did anybody watch "Countryfile "this evening,I switched the TV on after it had started, and was suprised to see a piece about a guy who films freshwater river fish , by either swimming with them or leaving a static underwater camera to film whatever comes along. It was fascinating to watch...
  18. David Craine

    LHW /RHW centrepins

    Maybe I am a bit slow... Just been reading Roberts classified advert re the Barbel Catcher centrepin.....then I looked on the Barbel Catcher centrepin website, but still cant fathom out.. How can a centrepin be just right hand wind ? They all wind both ways as far as I know. Is it...
  19. David Craine

    Aldi summer sale tomorrow

    I know some of you like some of the bits that Aldi have on sale occasionally, so you will be pleased to hear their summer sale starts tomorrow. Before you all get excited , not much doing unless you really like sunglasses. Here...
  20. David Craine

    Shimano reel question ?

    Hi all, just had a bit of a windfall, a friend has just given me a box of reels, some are a bit naff, but included is a very dusty but otherwise pristine Shimano Aero 5-8.5 SR. I have never really been a fan of rear drag reels, so have only one , a Daiwa to my name which I use for Mullet...
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