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Uk Pb

Discussion in 'Fishing' started by trebike0, Aug 5, 2019.

  1. trebike0

    trebike0 Engaging Member

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    Had a nice catch weekend of 32lb , feeling well chuffed until mate outdid me with a 40.5 lb on the morning we were packing up .

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    Wow

    Really nice
    Well done
     
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    pjgtech If the Enemy is in range, so are You!

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    Flippin eck, theres Eastern Europeans having a BBQ who would kill for that! :)
    Nice one Geeza, being a fly fisherman, my biggest is a 4lb Trout, still felt like it was gonna pull my arm off, so they must give you a fight? :D
     
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    mikeyhall1 Pepe Le Pew

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    Nice Angling fella. Where’s it from?
     
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    From White Lakes in Burnham , caught on your very own scopex squid topped with a piece of plastic corn .
     
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    mikeyhall1 Pepe Le Pew

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    I know the place, a few miles up the road from our Burnham warehouse/bait factory. Seem to recall it’s members only with a smallish waiting list.
     
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    Yep that’s the one ,you pass Maldon shooting ground on your right . it has four lakes including a match and a catfish lake with a cat coming out this year at around 115lb .
     
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    Very nice, I’ve started fishing again properly this year and just found a few lakes next to me with some nice ones in. I’ll be giving it a go. I’m mainly a fly fisher but do have carp/pike and coarse gear too. Though I’m going to try and catch one on the fly rod with my floating dog biscuit set up. Can’t wait to get out.
     
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    Slow sinking maggot on a fly rod;) deadly :thumb:
     
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    Can imagine mate, I’m probably going to get a heavier rod, a saltwater rod as I fancy some pike on the fly too. Be great for carp as well.
     
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    7,8 or 9 mate I should think, 7 will be the most fun.

    I’ve surface fished with a fly rod some years ago whilst in France with Nash. Superb fun.
     
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    Well I use a 10ft 7wt for my lake and reservoir trout fishing. It’s a nice combo for most waters and can be used on a boat too. I think it will prob be a 9wt as some of those pike flies are utter beasts! Plus I could go to the coast bass fishing with it too. Would make a nice all round rig. Some of these lakes have 30lb carp and pike in so I need a rod to cope with those on the off chance I actually catch one! The 9wt snowbee or loomis rod should be good. Do Nash do a saltwater or pike fly rod?
     
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    Sounds good mate. Sadly (or not we do enough) Nash are Carp only, and traditional modern carp gear at that. We’ve tried several other markets over the years but with variable successes and failures. One we ought to do well in is predator, pike, perch and Zander etc and that maybe on the cards.
     
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    Cheers mate, did you not used to do predator gear? I always thought you did.
     
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    Many moons ago mate we did a small range. But this market is massive, especially in Eastern Europe
     
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    Yeah def mate, I’ll have a look at getting one. There is a trout fishery close by me that has carp in too. Up to around 30 lb, you can fish for them whilst you’re there so I’ll have to give it a go. Fly only, not sure my trout rod would handle it, its a powerful competition rod but big carp are much different to big trout.
     
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    The one below was 20lb+ from Dever Springs taken using a 9wt Loomis rod ... about as much fight as Jeremy [Politics are banned - read the Forum Rules] and a real disappointment :(

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    A 9wt would be fine for pike and I used the Loomis in Alaska for salmon and rainbow in the fast flowing glacier fed rivers, and they do go like freight trains !
     
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    Yeah some of those big double figure trout are just over fed force grown lumps. No fighting them at all, I’ve had a few. We used to go to a place called Stonebridge lakes and they had the best fighting trout I’ve ever caught. Full of fight, even the big doubles. I’m probably going to get an 8 or 9 wt 9 footer for the carp and pike. Be the perfect size for them, wish I’d hung onto my snowbee saltwater rod now. It was a cracking rod.
     
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    You only have to look at the tail/fins
     
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    Def mate, the ones we used to catch at Stonebridge were corking fish. Full tails and fins, not sure where he got them from but after a day catching the 4-8 lb fish he stocked your arms were dropping off. My mate got a large double on, we saw it jump once, then took off up the lake, down to his backing then just flicked the fly out. He couldn’t stop it. Estimated at well into the high teens possibly 20s. It’s the only place I’ve fished with trout like it. Sadly it’s now a coarse fishery, mainly for people staying there in log cabins and camping. Real shame.
     

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