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    Perch

    Few more I’ve managed to winkle out. Sorry about the photo orientation!
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    Perch

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    Perch

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    Perch

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    Perch

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    Perch

    Hi Paul. That fish was caught on a small soft plastic lure. A fox spikey micro fry in pink if I recall. I‘m fairly new to the lure fishing game to be honest; this is really only my second season, so my tips might not be worth a great deal! What I would say is to err on the side of fishing very...
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    Perch

    Nice start to this year's campaign. 2Lb 1oz.
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    Stroudwater Navigation / Thames Severn Canal

    Just a note to both Tim and Chris above. Thanks for pointing me towards Lobby's Tackle in Stonehouse. What a superb shop, with their finest merchandise being the freely offered, excellent advice on the local venues. I fished a few hours this afternoon. Dreadful conditions for lure fishing, but...
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    Stroudwater Navigation / Thames Severn Canal

    Thanks Tim. Yeah, I'm fortunate in the the B Avon is very local and I've explored a fair proportion of it, managing a handful of decent specimens. The K&A I tend to find provides better sport in the Devizes pounds and out towards Pewsey. Since the enormous Foxhangers marina went in below Rowde...
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    Stroudwater Navigation / Thames Severn Canal

    Does anyone fish the above water? I was in the area yesterday with a light lure rod and had a little wander around the Stroud area. I had a handful of Perch to around 6oz and saw some nice sized Roach. The water was absolutely gin clear, possibly the clearest I've ever fished in, which obviously...
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    Fishing officially permitted

    The Angling Trust have just released a statement to the effect that the government have given authority for local angling to continue in this new lockdown. TFFT!!
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    Mitchell 300 reel old school

    I’ve inherited about a dozen 300’s and similar Mitchells from my old man. He/we used to use them spinning Scottish estuaries for Sea Trout and Bass, severely abusing them in the process with sea water and sand ingress. After each Scottish holiday, we’d open them up, de-grease and re-grease them...
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    Can we fish during this next lockfown?

    Frankly, whether its permitted or not, I will be fishing.
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    Can we fish during this next lockfown?

    Yes. You can fish with one other person. Green light.
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    Barbel fishing in France / Belgium /Holland

    I was cycling in France last year. One day, I crossed the L'Allan, near the town of Montbelliard and paused to look off the bridge at the river below. There was a shoal of very good sized Barbel, smallest I'd guess as being 8lb, largest well over twice that, grubbing about and sending clouds of...
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    Origin of the phrase...

    ...three foot twitch? I'm sat here at work, sober as a judge and for some reason, it occurred to me that someone, somewhere, somewhen, must have coined this phrase. Anyone know who?
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    Cost Effective Pike Lures

    Thanks everyone, some great pointers.
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    Cost Effective Pike Lures

    I was wondering if anyone can recommend any decent Pike lures that don't cost the earth? I've tried numerous types off the net, but often they're utterly useless. Obviously I know you get what you pay for, but the big name brands do seem to take the mickey on price.
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    Upper Windrush

    Hi Kelvin, Back in the noughties, the Upper Windrush was a happy hunting ground for Dace, Roach, Chub, Trout and even Grayling. I never caught Barbel any further up than Witney, but know that some did. Sadly, the river suffered a sharp decline, which coincided with me moving further west...
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    Tench Spawning?

    That is a glorious looking Tench pond!
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