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  1. Neil Smart

    Can't see river reports

    As per title I am unable to view these reports, says not 'enough priveleges ' I appreciate I haven't contributed much of late on there, but I am trying.. 🤔
  2. Neil Smart

    Ads ruining the BFW experience.

    Again this problem is becoming just too much to cope with. Pop up's on top and bottom of every page, and now in the middle of every page. And they won't delete.
  3. Neil Smart


    Never really gone away, still pockets of resistance.🤨
  4. Neil Smart

    On my doorstep...

    I was looking through some past episodes of Monster Fish on BT player last night. Very good too, the presenter seemed a good and considerate angler, his main goal was to catch a monster fish. He fished a variety of Rivers and lakes and did indeed catch a few big fish. One of my non fishing sons...
  5. Neil Smart

    Priceless tackle?

    So Bob Gill wouldn't sell his custom spinning rod to Rob, and I commented that everything has a price....only for Graham to say it doesn't. Got me thinking, is there anything in your tackle collection you just would not sale, at any price? Mine is the Dave Mason Barbel Rod.
  6. Neil Smart

    Sooo what did Santa bring you?

    Me? all I had was a pair of slippers, I am afraid Christmas was a bit of a non event as one of our 'boys' is in Hospital with a contagious bug, so me and the missus have been in self imposed isolation...which for the first time in many a year it was just the two of us...actually it was quite...
  7. Neil Smart

    Fry and this weather.

    Well at least if most have us have downed tools for a bit, we can take some consolation from the number of fry there are in our Rivers at the moment. I live near a little River (Swillgate) in Tewkesbury, every day the dogs have a swim in this River, and occasionally I can see the fry, the other...
  8. Neil Smart

    Drennan Specimen Extending Handle

    For any experts on this handle and are aware of the problems that can be had with 'locking' up or worse not locking up and can fix... look away. I had a problem with mine last Monday, damn thing wouldn't slacken off no matter how hard I tried... didn't really matter but if I was on a Lower...
  9. Neil Smart


    Yes you know, no need to fill in the dots. Thought I would post a heads up for all you Passion lovers out there, I have just bought on Ebay a copy of this book for just £ 2.80... it has been heavily discounted. . I already have a copy but it would make a great keep sake of perhaps a gift for...
  10. Neil Smart

    How much?

    I have contacted a lady who is disposing of some fishing tackle for a neighbour. Rather sad really in the chap has become a victim of mental illness and will not get better. So amongst what is left, are two 8000 Shimano Aero's in very good order no spare spool no box etc, two Wychwood Specimen...
  11. Neil Smart


    At last!! This very good series is shining a light on the Barbel. Showing now Sunday 19/11...just seen the first bit, and it is on location at Kings Weir highlighting spawning problems. More to come later in the programme. And now a feature on our angling mates, the Kingfisher...:)
  12. Neil Smart

    West Country Baits

    Just wondered if anyone have used their products and can offer any feedback? My local tackle dealer (Bankside) do sell there range but always seem to be sold out, but that is mainly carpy baits. WCB do a range of Elips pellets, (Bankside dont stock) up to 10mm, other sizes are 2mm and 6mm, do...
  13. Neil Smart

    River feeder rod.

    Looking for advice on a river feeder rod that would allow me to enjoy the roach that seem to have made a comeback on the Severn. The lightest rod I have for such, would be my Fox Barbel Duo which has a 5oz quiver, which is OK ish but would like something a bit more sensitive. But would cope with...
  14. Neil Smart

    What was that?

    Fishing the Lower Severn at Tewkesbury last evening, Bait was a few feet from the side, started to get 'liners' and after a couple of minutes what appeared to be a log surfaced right under the rod tip. The 'log' soon disappeared after taking a gulp of air, I do believe it was a Catfish, never...
  15. Neil Smart

    Paste Wrap

    Would appreciate some advice on making paste to wrap around mainly boilies, such as Source and Crave. Is the best way to make up the paste as if I was making boilies, without the boiling? Or is there some other additive(s) I need to add. Thanks in anticipation.
  16. Neil Smart

    Spam alert!!

    No not that type, :rolleyes: Tesco have on offer 300g tins of normal Spam at just £1.50:eek: Don't say you haven't been warned.:(
  17. Neil Smart

    Weather This Week.

    Looks like at long last we will be losing that blocking high that has been a feature of late. Atlantic air coming in and switch to southerly winds end of week bring in mild or even warm conditions. Some rain Wednesday. Better!!
  18. Neil Smart


    Another question... Some time ago there was a device that was featured on here that converted banksticks into a tripod. Could any kind soul help me in finding the product?
  19. Neil Smart

    In line feeder help.

    Thinking of going down the in-line feeder route, but never really had much experience with this method on rivers. Any advice as to pros and cons would be most welcome, plus any pointers as to make/type of feeders. Cheers.
  20. Neil Smart

    Sourcing Hemp

    I wonder if anyone can help with buying hemp, or rather directing me to a supplier that can be trusted as far as quality. The Lower Severn needs a lot of the stuff so any help would be much appreciated. Cheers.