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   Old Thread  #147 29 Apr 2012 at 10.48pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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If an upper 70 / low 80 doesn't float your boat chap then I think u could be in the wrong job lol! There should be about 10-12 others comfortably over 60 by that stage so sure you'll get over Shoulders' anorexia with them!
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   Old Thread  #146 29 Apr 2012 at 9.05pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hmmm, I'm out there 2nd and 3rd week of Septemebr. Considering all you have mentioned, I'd calculate that to be right in the middle of her lean spell! Damn!

Oh well I'd say there's still more than enough to make me happy!
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   Old Thread  #145 29 Apr 2012 at 7.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Indeed it would! Must be down to the mild nov-feb we had followed by the proper chilly mar-apr?!?! She's a big ol' girl now and needs to feed a lot after a lean spell! Bear in mind also that they'll all be packing it on in preparation for spawning in the near future!
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   Old Thread  #144 29 Apr 2012 at 7.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
RE: Shoulders

So would that be three captures/hookings in the space of around the same amount of weeks?
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   Old Thread  #143 29 Apr 2012 at 4.43pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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One Cup n his mate are up and running! Peter has unfortunately lost a few but his mate is 3-1 up so they're certainly getting amongst them!!
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   Old Thread  #142 29 Apr 2012 at 8.43am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Gents....yes it was her, still feel shaky about the whole episode as I've been after her for many years and feel that was my chance and now it has gone but hey that's fishing......win some and lose some I suppose.

Anyway, Good luck to Onecup and his mate whom wisely jumped in behind me.......I'm pretty sure those pellet rigs are the key to success at the minute ie not a bleep on Boilies


Back in June for another few days and maybe some better luck

Hi Dan....you should've said hello mate....were you sitting on the sofa with a few mates?
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   Old Thread  #141 28 Apr 2012 at 10.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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@ Dan, check out the posts below, the swims are gonna be 'english-ified' during the winter period this year lol!

@ Jez.. Really?!?! Gutted for ya mate, that's a choker n no mistake!

@ Everyone else, please note that there are some full on technicolour pics (LOL) to accompany the text I wrote below, now available on the Angling International FB page. These will be added to their website in the very near future so all you need to do from now on is print off a stack for the lake of your choice before you head off on hols and (hopefully) you'll be sorted!

PS If anyone is interested, I will shortly be offering a guiding service for 3-7 day trips for 4 anglers over to Abbey. Prices are yet to be confirmed but will probably be negotiable to begin with, dependant on just how much of a b*tch you want me to be between landing your fish and taking photos lol!!

Please note this isn't a FULL guiding service as none of you can afford to pay me enough to cook for you n all, the grub'll be sorted either via the clubhouse or the new, on-site restaurant!

If you're interested, PM me here or please contact Ian at the Angling International office..

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   Old Thread  #140 28 Apr 2012 at 7.01pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Bet there was loads out of peg 13 they love it in there what peg were you on i was on week before you.
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   Old Thread  #139 28 Apr 2012 at 6.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Just got back from a week on Fox myself, had 10 fish up to 38 with 6 30's and 4 20's, i felt a tad unlcuky i didnt pick up a better fish....weather was pretty miserable all week and the fish were just stacked in a bay by 13....pleased with what i had but it was a grueller fishing in torrential rain, strong winds and the mud was awful....definitely need to board the front of the swims, i almost ended up in the lake on several occasions trying to net fish as you literally just slide down the bank to the water!

Jez: I think you may have been in the lodge when i was checking out this morning, didnt realise it was you and that you had been in 11...gutted for you mate!! Funny thing was i sat in that swim for an hour the day before you moved in there and i thought it looked good in there, almost asked if i could move onto heron as it feels alot more carpy than fox! Next time eh mate!
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   Old Thread  #138 28 Apr 2012 at 6.27pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Shoulders?
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   Old Thread  #137 28 Apr 2012 at 5.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Just came back from a short trip in 11 and had 5 up to 42 but lost the biggun Won't go into too much detail as I literally feel sick when I recall and replay events back but suffice to say I saw the biggun 6ft from the boat before the hook pulled...gutted is an understatement
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   Old Thread  #136 25 Apr 2012 at 8.56am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Nice one all booked same week next year.
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   Old Thread  #135 25 Apr 2012 at 7.16am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Was only pulling your leg Chris, don't get all emotional.. Seb never wanted Abbey to be a 'true' commercial venue in the style of les quis, dreamlakes, etc or that it should mimic many of our club/day ticket waters back home, HOWEVER, he does now want the work done on Fox so hopefully it'll look all prim and proper if/when u return in 2013>

Please bear in mind that it's his back garden so if he ever decided to stop the fishing there, he wants it to return au naturel asap and not have too many holes round the banks that require continuous upkeep long after we (and the $) have gone....

PS there won't be any hardcore involved, they're gonna be tastefully done lol.. Pics of the proposed stylee on my FB profile,

Regards

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   Old Thread  #134 24 Apr 2012 at 6.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I dont expect to have to wear wellies every time it rains so slippery its all you can do to not slip over would at least be better if the swims were flat and had some hardcore put down bit of a claim waiting to happen if you ask me,the money that lake earns week in week out its not too much to ask to have a flat swim without mud up to your neck just needs some work thats all .swim 16 and 17 have been dug out but were full with its own paddling pool due to poor level and drainage.
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   Old Thread  #133 24 Apr 2012 at 3.40pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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RE The swims.. Watch this space after the close season this winter! I have a (builder) pal who is contemplating swapping some f.o.c fishing and cash in exchange for reconstructing the swims on fox. These will be levelled, boarded at the back and sides and quite possibly incorporate some steps (where required) and a novel bait boat launching/storing platform offset to one side at the front of each as well?!

PS How did you expect them to be? Mud is a natural occurence when rain and dirt mix
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