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   Old Thread  #64 1 Dec 2019 at 6.52am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Sounds like a fantastic trip! Well done.
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   Old Thread  #63 30 Nov 2019 at 2.41pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Well I got back from Rainbow yesterday, and even though the trip back was an absolute nightmare, spending 2 hours stuck in traffic on the M25, my experience at the lake was truly awesome.

I managed 7 fish, 4x40 2x50 and a 62, all commons, and all stunning fish that battled their socks of while I was playing them from the boat. Some at night in the pitch black, and some in really windy conditions out in the lake. For those who think that Rainbow is an easy place to fish, your in for a shock!

The lake was fishing proper moody. We had loads of rain and gale force winds, and when it wasn't doing that it went cold!

It seemed that the majority of the fish had moved through the swim into the deeper water of peg 19/18 and 17 just before we started fishing, with just a few stragglers coming out around the rest of the lake, although some of them being big ones.

The island is a mind blowing swim, probably 10 acres of water between 2 anglers. There are are so many spots to fish to, you could probably get away with twenty rods! you are fishing from a very small island, and i mean small, out in the middle of the lake, exposed to the wind. it's covered in roots, very difficult to get your bivvy pegs in, an impossible to get anywhere level,. most of the time you have big puddles in and around you bivvy, but other than that it's fine lol!

I'm preying that my pal invites my on one of his trips in the not to distant. I must have told him at least 20 times that if he is stuck for someone to fill a place I can go at the drop of a hat

Ironically on the morning that we packed up the sun came out, with just a few light showers and we even had a Rainbow over Rainbow
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   Old Thread  #62 22 Nov 2019 at 1.00pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Kev's latest video was uploaded earlier , island swim for 2 weeks , part 1
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   Old Thread  #61 21 Nov 2019 at 9.08am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Been some real big fish the last couple of days 👍
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   Old Thread  #60 19 Nov 2019 at 8.49am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I think he might still be there Greg.
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   Old Thread  #59 19 Nov 2019 at 6.54am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
How did you get on anything been out
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   Old Thread  #58 12 Nov 2019 at 11.07am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks for the reply,

That makes sense, French fish do seem to grow big and not live so long like over here in the UK

Somebody told me that there is a big fish called Scar now, and a common that has been named Mr Taylor, after the great Alan Taylor. but other than that I wasn't sure wether there are any others or any of the other named fish were still about.

I leave for Rainbow first thing in the morning so thanks everyone for all your input. Hopefully I will catch a few while I am there
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   Old Thread  #57 12 Nov 2019 at 8.20am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Practically all of them from the era of fish you would of fished for when you last fished the place but plenty more that have come through the ranks.
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   Old Thread  #56 11 Nov 2019 at 10.37am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Does anybody know which of the bigger fish have now died in Rainbow now?

I never ever imagine that I am going to be lucky enough to catch one of the big uns, but you never know.

I read an article in an old Carp World that I found about Martin Locke catching The Steve Briggs fish, what an awesome read, but I think that that fish may be dead now?

It's really starting to sink in just how lucky I am that this trip to Rainbow has come my way, It's a very special place and I am feeling so honored to be asked, I have heard stories of lads who try for ages to get the chance, I am so grateful l to my mate for asking me, he has been going for years building up a good relationship with Pascal the owner, I had no idea.

He's my best friend now, just in case I get asked to go again
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   Old Thread  #55 23 Oct 2019 at 6.05pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Cheers for that mate, to be honest I think that I have got it sussed now, the island peg is knit one pearl one on the left side, especially the one down the Chocolate box channel, and the right has quite a few open water spots. Hope to be on that side!

I spoke to my buddy who I am going with and he said that Pascal has messed up with the dates, he now starts fishing on the Saturday before I go and his other mate can't make it, so just to help him out lol, I am going to be there for two and a half weeks

If I am on the left I will use some of the more beefed up gear, but at the end of the day it's down to my pal which side I am on because it is his trip
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   Old Thread  #54 22 Oct 2019 at 7.48pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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To get it back on track again... It also depends on the peg you in. Some people still cast and land fish to the bank on Rainbow,and last or before last capture of the Scarface(biggest in the lake) was after casting the rig out.

On the other hand,if you fish snaggy peg(most of them) then tackle that was mentioned is required.

If you need any more info I will do my best,to point you in the right direction
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   Old Thread  #53 22 Oct 2019 at 7.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You know when you get that feeling that a thread is starting to drift into the gutter.

And you realize that some people on here just don't seem to want a sensible conversation about a subject.

I love a bit of banter myself, but then I also like to be serious at time as well

Hay ho, it takes all sorts but bassets make the best
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   Old Thread  #52 21 Oct 2019 at 8.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You forgot the piano wire
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   Old Thread  #51 21 Oct 2019 at 4.03pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I know, your sister told me 😉
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   Old Thread  #50 21 Oct 2019 at 1.03pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I have been doing a bit of research, a lot of it does sound a tad OTT to me.

I made the joke about a bigger boat in the film Jaws as a joke but some anglers are actually using the heavy gear at Rainbow, for carp!!!

It certainly wasn’t like that on my previous trips🤔🤔
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