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   Old Thread  #131 9 Sept 2021 at 11.24am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
i have posted before in this thread about my thoughts on using a drone ...right tool in the right location / situation
personally i love drones but then i live in Spain and fish on 300+ acres waters so the drone can save a lot of time spent on swim / fish location
but i do get how people could become annoyed if fishing say a 2 acre water and people are flying all over the place with there drones
but i have just watched NashTV's / Samir's latest video on Orellana in Extremadura Spain and they have used a drone for fish location ....in 20 mins with a drone they have acheived something that eyes alone on the water would never have shown them so to me that is smart angling using the best that technology has to offer them
otherwise you may as well just piss in the wind when choosing a swim on Orellana its not for the faint hearted being
4863ha surface area and 90% is accessible by boat only !!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tUbrVI34gM

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   Old Thread  #130 25 Aug 2021 at 3.13pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Seriously though there you have it, iconic Carp, iconic venues and an iconic angler....the common link.....a Baitboat..
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   Old Thread  #129 25 Aug 2021 at 2.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I love the sound of a drone in the morning
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   Old Thread  #128 25 Aug 2021 at 12.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Nah, you're thinking of a different Burgfield and a different Terry mate
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   Old Thread  #127 25 Aug 2021 at 12.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Is that the Burghfield Common that has been caught on more than 1 occasion with the aid of a Baitboat....and the same Terry Hearn that used a Baitboat to catch the Parrot from Wasing...
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   Old Thread  #126 25 Aug 2021 at 12.22pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I can see what you're getting at, to be fair, using a boat is allowed but isn't access all areas like you might be thinking and doesn't add to my success rate in the slightest, prolly coz I'm s4it?

I'm still on the fence with it all. I've never ever used one before and never had the inclination to use one untill this season. I'll see this season out and weigh it all up whether I'll continue using it or not. I'll not go into details of the real reason I'm using a boat, just that it's non fishing related and saved my sanity by not casting out. If you were fishing the same place as me last year, you'd deffo want me to be using a boat instead of a spomb and not coz I can't use a spomb - apart from blowing loads up last season, there's that - or excessive bait use either, cryptic I know
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   Old Thread  #125 25 Aug 2021 at 12.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You needn't to of edited your post, I got got what you were saying and agree with the sentiments

A drone as tempting as they are for very big waters, let's say an arbitrary 100+ acres, for me, they're a step too far, I mean, how easy do you want it, just turn the whole thing into a video game and remove the hunting aspect from it all. Your captures just end up as statistics instead of tales of tragic losses and epic captures. I remember Terry Hearn recounting snippets of one of his mates attempts at capturing the Burgfield Common and the list of things that went tits up for him along the way, that certainly won't be the case with a drone other than some battery packs going belly up... rivetting.
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   Old Thread  #124 25 Aug 2021 at 10.20am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks. Keep the faith
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   Old Thread  #123 25 Aug 2021 at 10.02am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Oh I agree mate, If I spot one being used to find kippers or spots anywhere near me it'll be target practice regardless of rules.
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   Old Thread  #122 25 Aug 2021 at 9.52am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Fair comment. Live and let live as long as they don't mind me as a sovereign angler with control of my borders defending my airspace from illegal immigrants. See, us remainers can adapt.
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   Old Thread  #121 25 Aug 2021 at 9.49am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I dont know what your post 97 originally said but it is a very well put and something i agree with also your comments on 119
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   Old Thread  #120 25 Aug 2021 at 9.46am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Not sure he knows what he disagrees with tbh. This is the guy that gets a buzz from "rules that massively handicap the angler" yet uses a bait boat.

End of the day drones are cheating. We all know it. Some ignore it. It's fair play, each to their own and all that. As long as they don't interfere with anglers I can't see problem. Most half decent waters ban them anyway.
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   Old Thread  #119 25 Aug 2021 at 9.16am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Have reworded the beginning of my post 97. Hadn't done a good job on that. Is that what you disagreed with Tee Cee?

Can't make the connection between emergency rescue services use of drones to save life which is marvellous, along with all other tech used for the same and other appropriate purposes.
I cannot agree to their totally inappropriate use in carp angling. It disrespects the art of angling and totally disrespects the fish.
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   Old Thread  #118 25 Aug 2021 at 7.46am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The germans have been trying to take any aspect of fun out of†anything†for years.

Fixed it for ya....
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   Old Thread  #117 24 Aug 2021 at 9.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The germans have been trying to take any aspect of fun out of carp fishing for years.
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   Old Thread  #116 24 Aug 2021 at 8.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I **** you not...on good authority, a well known German bait boat maker is producing software to link the bait boat with the drone when sending the bait boat out to a spot.....drone flying above it with the imagery sent back to the a tablet on the bank.

Coming to a lake near you very soon...

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   Old Thread  #115 24 Aug 2021 at 8.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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the first drone i see an angler using on my lake, i will shoot it with my 12 bore
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   Old Thread  #114 24 Aug 2021 at 6.53pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Rem's - Rare Earth Magnets
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   Old Thread  #113 24 Aug 2021 at 5.03pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Can you explain what Rems are ...Ta...??
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   Old Thread  #112 24 Aug 2021 at 1.28pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #111 24 Aug 2021 at 1.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Take it from me Mal Ė 2.2 is effective at removing them from your airspace

Almost as much fun as planting a mine field of powerful Remís dangling from Snags, the same snags bait boat owners say ďI never take my rigs out, and would never dream of placing them under those trees, as thatís the only sanctuary the fish haveĒ

Highly amusing when they loose all signal from such areas
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   Old Thread  #110 24 Aug 2021 at 12.39pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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If they had GPS tracking on fish, and drones in the air to show them. And they didnt let the angler see or use any of the data, they had to track down the fish using traditional watercraft and try catch them.

Thats a tv show i would watch.
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   Old Thread  #109 24 Aug 2021 at 11.10am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Don't worry I'm on to it... been on the phone to Korda this morning and top of everyone's Christmas list this year is ...

The Korda exocet surface to air drone missile. Guaranteed to take out any unwanted arial intruder in your swim. Comes in camouflage or carpy black in sizes small, medium, large and 'I'll take your feckin bivvy out too mate' xxl

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   Old Thread  #108 24 Aug 2021 at 10.48am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Drones have no place in English carp fishing. Completely misses the point. How long before they want to gps tag the A team in a given lake?
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   Old Thread  #107 24 Aug 2021 at 10.16am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I just pictured myself on a busy Essex circuit water with drones buzzing around spying fish, dropping payloads of bait and rigs out with bloke hauling with their chests out acting like hero's; like a lunatics asylum....lully
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   Old Thread  #106 24 Aug 2021 at 10.01am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Halfcentury.... That is very well put sir!

Drones are the work of the devil. Clearly a lot of you love the idea... Just you wait until you fish a pit where they are in solid constant use for a year!!

They take ALL the skill out of carp fishing. All of it. Why bother baiting up and getting a spot going anymore? Just use your drone to find everyone else's spot! Let them do your work for you.... Little crowds of very bad anglers with zero watercraft, know where the carp are, at ALL times. It ruins a pit very quickly indeed.

I could always put some 50's into a barrel for you... You could easily shoot them from point blank range. Sort of like Call Of Duty and carp fishing combined. Triffic.

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   Old Thread  #105 24 Aug 2021 at 9.52am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Use drones 24/7 if you like just not where orher anglers are bothered with that f.... noise they make.... I dont come in your swim running chainsaw just for fun so dont do the same by flying it over my head.
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   Old Thread  #104 24 Aug 2021 at 9.34am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Agree with your point - 'perspective' needs to be taken into consideration if using a drone, however you could argue who sets the cut off point for what is deemed reasonable or not - any lake under 30 acres = no drones?

Slightly off topic but boringly or not, a British climber (Rick Allen) was lost on Broad Peak (adjacent mountain) at the time of the K2 descent . . .he had fallen badly off an ice cliff on a solo ascent and was basically lost, injured and therefore f**ked/dead. A call went out and the guy that was tracking the K2 skier 'nipped' across the valley and spotted him with the same drone in the middle of nowhere. . .a call went out and he was rescued. When interviewed afterwards the climber mentioned he hated drones when climbing as it ruined the purity of the experience but soon changed his stance when he realised the tech had effectively saved his bacon . . .
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   Old Thread  #103 24 Aug 2021 at 7.48am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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It's like I can see the arguments for all of these things, like castable sonar's, it's just a pimped up marker float that's bang accurate, a drone is just like climbing trees and spotting fish essentially in a way. It's like how far down the road do you want to take things?

The buzz for me is fishing a nightmare place, with rules that massively handicap the angler, hardly any fish, massive water, but when you do have one, it's like you've won the lottery however big or small that fish is; the size is irrelevant, it's the unlocking of the door that's the magic part of it all. The places rammed full of fish like Wrasbury for instance just doesn't do it for me, take all the fish out and leave 20 or so in there, join both lakes up and go back to the old rules, now we're talking, hell, even make half of it out of bounds...and no drones.
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   Old Thread  #102 23 Aug 2021 at 11.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I understand with sea fishing, the ocean is vast
But not on a small lake, thatís mental
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Yeah, saw it ages back with people doing it sea fishing. Bit heartbreaking really.
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   Old Thread  #100 23 Aug 2021 at 11.17pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Didnít realise people were dropping rigs with them, **** me. I was thinking more scan an area for fish and whizz round there in the boat/van
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I can't say I agree with the initial part of your post when you say "carp are supposed to have a chance." I get what you're intention. Both your post and the one above hit the nail on the head.

Over the last few months I've been using a bait boat. Now don't get me wrong, being able to fish at mega long range and have a sonar is amazing and has given me the ability to fish where I'd never be able to get to. To be honest, it's totally synthetic and unattached. I had thought about using a drone for the place that I'm fishing simply down to stock levels and size of the place. Reality kicked in whereby I came to my senses and never took it any further, I mean, what's really the point in going when I can just make it happen, find the fish from the air, drop a rig off and wait for the rod to rattle off; absolutely dreadful. Why even bother going out ever again, just plug into your terminal, load up your favourite venue from the vast catalogue, and go Virtual Carp Fishingô.

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   Old Thread  #98 23 Aug 2021 at 11.00pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
If I only had a week or so on a massive expanse of water Iíd happily use a drone to help, likewise Iíd have saved myself a fortune and a few weeks of searching rivers and coastlines had I had one on previous trips.
On a 5 acre carp puddle 20 minutes from home, itís ridiculous
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   Old Thread  #97 23 Aug 2021 at 10.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
The last few words of post 96 say it all unfortunately. "Carp don't stand a chance" The carp are supposed to have a chance.in fact they are supposed to have the advantage of their environment. That's the sporting contest between the hunter and his quarry. Hand and eye, brains and skill against the carp and its environment, senses and instincts. If a catch is to be worth anything, its not supposed to be easy. It's why I became obsessed with carp angling.
The use of thousands of pounds worth of technology that operates beyond the senses of the fish and multiplies the senses of the angler, giving him massive advantages he doesn't naturally possess completely devalues the sport of angling. It takes away the the fishes sanctuaries, it removes the advantages the fish get from their environment that make them hard to find and difficult to approach.
And then to cap it off carp persons( dont know what else to call them) create utterly artificial ponds and lakes with ridiculous stocking levels to make it even easier. Marker poles in swims that are fed daily??
A Passion for Angling bought us a few decades of good will. I think that if the general public informed by the antis see what modern carp and match fishing have become then the sport of angling will be finished. We are a tiny minority who are seen as bit odd by most. The GB public won't tolerate a sniff of cruelty. Snow and mountains are inanimate, use of equipment is all about enablement and risk control. Completely different sporting philosophy.
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   Old Thread  #96 23 Aug 2021 at 9.46pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Only got to watch the films put out by the well known tackle companies now, they all ping drones up for birds eye shots. The art of watercraft will soon be a lost skill, they don't have to do any of it now on these vids, they turn up, sling a drone up, find the fish and get on em, they even put em up mid sesh and if the fish have moved.... move on them. They make out like they have found them without the drone but thats complete tosh. Yes it will inevitably increase their chances of catching for the camera but its not teaching the new bread of anglers any form of water craft what so ever.

I can see a time when anglers will get a drone in the air before theyve even left home let alone get their gear out the car. Find the fish, then get around to the lake, send their stealth boat out with military grade sonar, thermal imagining and camera. Then they drop their flip spinner, anti eject, super balanced fandango rig onto the spot. Carp don't stand a chance 🤣
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   Old Thread  #95 23 Aug 2021 at 7.25pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thats awesome, he is achieving something that really couldn't be achieved before the technology. I agree if i was fishing an inland sea with a handful of fish i would happily use a drone.

But for the most part that people talk about, its the same as a ski person (skier?) using a drone to spot them selves down milton keynes indoor ski slope. And i'm sure that wouldn't be embraced in the skiing world.
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   Old Thread  #94 23 Aug 2021 at 5.14pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That is absolutely insane. Just wow
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   Old Thread  #93 23 Aug 2021 at 4.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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. . .If Izaak Walton had a baitboat, deeper and drone he would have def used them . . .

I'm not a drone owner, but if I was fishing a windswept inland sea that took a day to walk around I would 100% be considering one . . .its not cheating, its just using tech to maximise your available time. Having played with a drone (not whilst fishing) it also requires a modicum of skill to use it effectively, its not ever going to guarantee you fish, just maybe give you a fighting chance to help locate them on a clear day . . .

Tech has moved on and its being embraced, not dismissed in other sports . . .admittedly carp fishing isn't as hardcore but have a look here - K2 descent on skis

If you watch the full version you'll see the whole descent (which was effectively blind) was tracked live by a guy with a drone who relayed the issues in advance via comms - this was essential to ensure the skier didn't make a wrong turn, which on K2 even without skis would end up in guaranteed death. Using it didn't guarantee success, it just gave him a few % more luck points to complete the challenge without dying. A drone was also used to ship medicine to the skiers buddy who got sick just below the deathzone on the climb up and was left on his own. . .he wouldn't have made it down without a drone as he would have died before anyone got the chance to deliver the drugs. . .

Has the extreme ski community dissed this guy and his team for using a drone? Quite the opposite - as the first nutcase with melon sized balls to have achieved such a feat he's being lauded as a god . . . .and rightly so.

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I don't see the harm in using a Drone or a deeper. In the right circumstances they can be fantastic. They create very little noise, there's no disturbance and you can locate fish or even check on swims when fishing bigger waters. I've used my drone to check spots on the river and if someone is in a particular swim. Also used it for locating fish. As long as your not interfering with anyone else I don't see the problem.
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I'm not into the drone thing however, having seen one operated on the pit i'm fishing, they are a massive massive edge. Checking your spots and fish locating, it really needs to be seen to be believed. The imagery relayed from that thing to your phone is crystal clear. Absolute crackers. Blokes can scour 30acres of water in 10 minutes looking for fish...it is a piss take.

Each to their own chaps - as long as it doesn't affect my fishing, crack on.




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I have been an angler over 40 years, was also bought up trotting a stick float down the rivers, honing my skills using various techniques....I poured over books for hours got my Mum to pick up Angling Times each week with her Woman's Weekly and then went out and practiced what I had learned, over and over...

I've still got those skills and knowledge but am also willing to embrace modern Carp Fishing, I have no problem whatsoever with people using technology, fishing waters containing "wrong-uns" or thinking they are Urban warriors.....as long as you are respectful to other anglers and your quarry then crack on and enjoy it. Fishing is a hobby at the end of the day.

Sounds simple but if you don't like boats or other technology then don't fish waters that allow them...if you do fish waters that allow them then as long as they don't interfere with your fishing leave others alone!

Peace out. ✌
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   Old Thread  #89 18 Aug 2021 at 11.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I was also taught the centre pin looping the line over 5 fingers of the left hand to draw line off the reel then casting at a rag and drawing back over it to catch it on the hook. I taught my son the same way. But he doesn't fish anymore.
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   Old Thread  #88 18 Aug 2021 at 10.34pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
My first reel was a centrepin,that's how I learnt to fish ,used to practise casting a small unweighted float into a bucket, when I'd been deemed by my father ,to not get tangled up ,off we went and my lifetime journey in angling began..

For me it's all about the journey..always was,always will be...

I still have my Bernard Venables books,...

Each to their own I say,but glad I was brought up this way in angling terms,I use bite alarms,that's as far as I will go....

Modern tech takes the skill and hunter,which is buried deep inside you away from your innermost soul and being,once overt tech is involved,your a husk,nothing ,your senses are dulled,and your skills reliant on a screen..

Drones,deeper,and other gadgets destroy the art of angling,some of my cane n pin mates detest bite alarms,..it is what is....
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Absolutely spot on ! 👌
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My dad taught me to cast by casting at a metal dustbin lid at various ranges. Made a satisfying clang when you hit it. I was pretty good back in the day. Out of practice now. That's what it takes. PRACTICE.
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France trips, (where strangely they are an acceptable

Because french fish don't count
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   Old Thread  #84 18 Aug 2021 at 6.53pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That's nothing , thay say thay put 3 on a dinner plate now days
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There's some sarky beggars round Lancashire eh?
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Kudos to the chap, great skills...
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   Old Thread  #80 18 Aug 2021 at 3.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Nobody likes to earn the nickname ďSkill lessĒ



On the flip side, I had the pleasure of watching a new member the other weekend Ė casting 50-60 yards in-between 2ft gaps in Iris clumps hanging over the waters edge without clipping up, not using any marker sticks are anything Ė with such ease.
I asked ďHow the hell have you gained those skills?Ē He explained that when on deployment in his spare time he would place a Un-hooking mat at different ranges in a field and practise casing to it, until he could hit it everytime with a lead, and kept doing it at all ranges.

I was well impressed
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Stop droning on , respect remember that
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He should have done the opposite and carried on taking it just to pi$$ everyone else off...
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Never been any need too, as one guy found out who used one and landed a very nice Common via putting his rig out via a Bait boat, everybody else on the bank went up to the Bait Boat and congratulated it ,even hand shaking it's Ariel, while totally ignoring him (He never brought it with him again)
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Lol....no doubt

To be fair I use my boat on one water only that is boat dominated and I will be coming off there next year so apart from France trips, (where strangely they are an acceptable accessory) it will be going into hibernation along with the Deeper that attaches to the back of it.

I do want a drone but really for photography etc, and although it will be interesting to get some aerial views of lakes I will not be using it is a fish-finder!
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Why don't they just ban them then Keith...

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On all four waters I fish Ė if anyone catches anything involving the use of Deeper, Bait boats or (heaven forbid) Drones it does not count, and itís been that way for over 12 years.
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Don't fret mate. There's a few that will always be ahead of you....
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This is me

I call it my Amish Baitboat.
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Well I have my baitboat, my deeper, my bushwhacker and am watching a drone on eBay so i will be at the top of the cnut list soon....
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   Old Thread  #69 18 Aug 2021 at 11.46am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Good point. Let's go for the pole users too!


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   Old Thread  #68 18 Aug 2021 at 11.28am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Wonder how many who would never use and slag off Baitboats happily use a baiting pole to drop next to those same snags...?
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I'd add the 'I'll use it to drop baits right next to those snags that I can't cast to ' type as well. But I'm cynical like that
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   Old Thread  #66 18 Aug 2021 at 10.22am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Of course those that have lost the ability to cast should use a boat.
It's those that have never learned to cast or gained any skills in the first place who are prone to be targeted by the 'no bait boats' club
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I was firmly in the 'no bait boats' club until I read a couple of posts on here from anglers who through various health reasons couldn't cast as they used to and explained how the boat helps them. Changed my perception a bit.

That said, I'm not for the inconsiderate use of any carp toys. Boats, drones whatever. It's the user that's the problem, not the kit.

As for drones specifically, they're great for arial shots for angling tv shows.
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Each to their own and all that as far as I'm concerned.

Use technology if you want, make sure you don't interfere with anyone else's Fishing and enjoy yourself. If people want to judge you because you use a boat or a drone or a deeper that's their problem.....some people want Fishing to be all Mr Crabtree but the world has changed.....
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Couldnt have put it better.
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I've still never seen anyone use a deeper in real life. In fact ive never seen one at all.

I also watch a fair whack or crap on youtube and havent seen them used there either.
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   Old Thread  #61 17 Aug 2021 at 11.38am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I've found they both just eliminate the ability to use watercraft. Why chuck a deeper out when the swim next door is like a jacuzzi? Like most of society, a tablet screen becomes the eyes and ears. We trust the information within pixels than we do our own mince pies. I could think nothing worse of going to all the effort of baiting a spot, getting it rocking and some absolute womble takes a toy boat with a deeper attached plops his rig in your margin.

It gives the ability to achieve the unachievable. You cannot physically see 60 carp 2ft under the surface 200 yards away in Grenville. You also cannot drop 2kg of bait and a rig on a dinner plate on that spot in one cast.

You physically cannot achieve it. It's impossible.

We have entered an era where we are allowing technology to go a step further than we can achieve by hand. By that I mean proper technology, not fixed spool reels and bite alarms which are beneficial for a carps welfare, not detrimental like a bait boat.

You reap what you sow. If you want to sit there in peace as the mini migrant boats with 50 krill imposters come sailing by into your water, good luck to you. The same goes with the "bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz" of a 4 rotor drone as it monitors the clear spot that the boat is going to.

It's fishing, and if anything, it swings the odds massively (if unfairly) in our favour. Imagine the hunting community being told they can track down their quarry with a tablet and GPS tags, Archers having laser guided bows, cyclists being given lithium ion motors based on Tesla technology so they can beat their PB over a set distance....

It's all false. It takes out our human ability to achieve something using our senses, and was only created to make things easier for a softer breed of human who wants things on a plate. All the reward, minimal effort.

Yes, use a deeper if you want to map a lake out prior to fishing, but chucking it on top of fizzers in 5ft of water is embarrassing to watch. ****ing thing should be in the north sea looking for cod, not an underarm chuck looking for a gammy common.
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Fished a day ticket lake other day, Ouch, I was soaking 3 boillies on the deck and a bait boat was suddenly over my boillies, so I said excuse me your over my flaming baits , he said your on the bottom mate, so I says er yer but your in me swim guv, and so it went on till I lost it, and he did retreat, oh how I flaming laught. Some words were changed
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   Old Thread  #59 16 Aug 2021 at 3.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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What people buy and use for their fishing is up to them, as long as good manners and etiquette are adhered to. But nailing my colours to the mast there are limits. A couple of passes at 100/150ft I can live with. Start buzzing me and hovering around my swim and you will get 1 double digit warning. If that doesn't work then pouch full of pebbles from my boilie pult will follow.
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This shifts the emphasis from skills to how much £ you can throw at it.
Sums it up for me
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As a fully paid up member of the ďolder generationĒ my view is that drones are a step way too far. I dont like bait boats either. My reasoning is twofold really, essentially our quarry is a fish, with limited intellectual power, and tools like these shift the balance of the hunt far too far in the hunters favour. Secondly, anglers with the drones & boats also have a significant advantage over those who donít too. This shifts the emphasis from skills to how much £ you can throw at it.

Iím fully aware that at my age the emphasis of my fishing is now more about the journey than the results. For example, the time spent learning a water, understanding fish behaviour, bait experimentation, noting the seasonal changes, and then a plan that produces a catch. This is what I enjoy about fishing now but I understand that for others everything is just about the catch. I suspect for those people carp fishing may not stay with them for a lifetime.
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Thing that often interests me, is that the older generation are actually often the ones who embrace boats and sonar etc. They have done it the hard way and see no reason to struggle like they used too.

And lots of the ones who oppose that new tech, like me, are tge ones who never got the chance to fish the time before it was all avaliable, and want fishing to be like it was before they were alive.
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   Old Thread  #54 16 Aug 2021 at 6.22am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Just reading through this thread with interest...personally I haven't got a huge issue with Drones I think some of the footage and images produced are fantastic....I haven't got one personally but that's because I'm ham-fisted and would either put it up a tree or crash it to the bottom of the lake!

Post #36 did stick out though. Guy on our lake did exactly this....pulled into the car park, Sent his Drone up, saw that the fish were all down one end of the lake where every peg was taken....he then landed the drone, jumped back in his motor and went to another water.... ....it could be argued that was good angling, saved an almost definite blank!
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Adam I very much doubt that many waters will allow the use of drones by 'normal' anglers, so I don't see them being an issue for most anglers.
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I can remember going up to the Royalty with my dad and uncles in the 70s,word then was how swimfeeders are cheating and everyone was moaning about them..


Now I'm older,...but all this modern tech is somehow soulless,and not in the spirit of the chase,why,one might as well stay at home and play carp fishing on a big computer screen,maybe things need to regress a bit..

Each to their own and all that...but my modern tech,in angling extended to three bite alarms,at that point I'm out of tech,its no substitute for a level of skill,or not...

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   Old Thread  #51 3 Jan 2021 at 10.27pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hilarious how folk are justifying the drones and sonar aids. There's just no going back from this brothers and there is no doubt you are shortening your angling pastime.
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   Old Thread  #50 2 Jan 2021 at 11.35pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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yeah , but a bite alarm doesnt really help you catch any more fish, it just alows us to have a kip after the 4th cheese toasty in the monkey toaster,
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   Old Thread  #49 30 Dec 2020 at 12.32pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
The way I see it all technologies are just angling aids to a greater or lesser degree, be it alarms, bait boats, Deepers etc the one thing they will never replace is watercraft IMO

BUT

If you have a Drone then who needs watercraft, just fly around till you find the fish
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   Old Thread  #48 30 Dec 2020 at 12.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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To be honest if Iím getting away fishing itís usually to get away from all the technology and distractions of everyday life.
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Yea its cheating climbing up trees to see where the fish are and then you got the cheats using binoculars

proper anglers !!!!

cast out a decent rig go to sleep in a nice warm bag with the door done up and get woken up by the alarm telling them a fish has hooked itself dont need no cheating boats or drones ? just proper carping innit
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   Old Thread  #46 30 Dec 2020 at 10.29am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Agree it is disrespectful to the fish and the spirit and soul of angling. Only had a problem once, some numpty kept sending one low and slow and hovering at eye level in front of me. Couple of pouches of gravel solved it, didn't hit it, didn't care, just go away. They have no place on fisheries.
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I think I recall Mr Crabtree getting upset over how the fixed spool reel was removing the skill from casting, but I could be misremembering.
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   Old Thread  #44 30 Dec 2020 at 7.33am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Lol great footage i know but to use them for getting on to fish is against the spirit of angling in my old dinasour eyes.
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will be interesting to see in 2031 when terrys 4th book will come out if he will still be jumping up/down the trees the whole day or he will just be drinking tea in his bivvy and looking on screen where the fish are
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Its souless carping and a total disregard for other anglers space.
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Thatís when a good set of running shoes would come into
play.
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The whole of life has become a big cheat; politicians, business, social media, elections, referendums, footballers, driving standards, carp fishing, you name it... Unfortunately many values have changed during the last decade or so, and that ainít rose tinted spectacles; the soul has been lost from many things in pursuit of one aspect, MONEY...
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Until you find out the owner of said drone is built like a brick s##thouse
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Nothing a catapault and big stone wouldn't sort out.
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I can just see groups of people setting off drones from the car park in order to see what swims are free....
I want piece and quiet so I would be far from the car park...in the not too distant future I can see these drones
Hovering in front of my bivvy door cause these nuggets in the car park will wanna see who you are....some people using these drones wouldn't think twice about dropping a load of bait right in your swim when they know your a mile away......I say ban them
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Is it possible to fit boat to air missiles to bait boats and air to sea torpedoes to drones? That would make life interesting.

Of course, both RC items have their place but it's the tossers that think they are 'must-haves' that are the problem.
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Yes mate on a regular basis if you fish at certain times
nowadays i am more particular about what times to fish ...so now no more w/e's or bank holidays and to a degreee school holidays
as i said in my previous post about the poverty ...also alot of people here live in appartments in towns etc so they have no outside space of their own so a day out beside a lake is a familly occasion which means party time for them
the other downside is the rubbish they leave behind even if the bin is 5mtrs away they aint walking that far ...so by the end of the summer the most popular swims also look like a landfill site with the odd pile of **** thrown in for good measure lol
i have friends that have confronted people leaving rubbish behind etc etc and they have always came off worst and are now soo scared they do not fish on there own anymore
i had 3 morrocans fish next to me and once they had realised there was no phone signal and the beer was giving them dutch courage they thought they would rob me ....except they were too drunk and i was sober with a baseball bat ...the outcome ended in my favour ...BUT it was pretty f*****g scary at the time and i wouldn't want to repeat the experience
this is the real side of fishing here that most people don't read about

give me an English day ticket / circus water and i would be as happy as a pig in ****
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i think people that use drones to find fish are cheating themself,

eg when darrel peck did the day ticket no privileges !, and i got told they had the drone up loads everyday to find the carp and move onto them with zigs, even finding them ,then waiting for people to go, to move into there peg,
and you dont read these things when you see pics of people holding up yet another 40lb carp etc, why make the sport easy, when we get the greatest feeling when we do the hard work and it pays off, its just cheating yourself
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Sounds exactly like the last time I fished Linear
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Bloody hell that sounds crazy I couldnít put up with that Iíd be fuming, does that actually happen that often?
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ffs that's enough to make you give up fishing....or commit
murder, I complain when a person walks up to my swim and
at the top of their voice say "good morning", as you say
we just want peace and quiet, hope things get better for you in 21.
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   Old Thread  #30 25 Dec 2020 at 10.04am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
As a few people on here have commented Drones can be a very useful tool when used correctly ...BUT as in every walk of life there are people that are complete tools themselves so that only compounds the problem more when you give a new toy to play with
and reading this forum ....people like peace n quiet whilst fishing and not fish in a circus ..which it can be here ...taken to a level which would see most members on here either commmiting murder or throwing there gear in the water and legging it
I live in the Murcia region of Spain which is very rural with alot of poverty especially this year
so we still have alot of people fishing for the pot with what i can only describe as LIDLS basic shark gear that cost 5 eur
and its not uncommon to have 10 or 20 people rock up and muscle in next to you ...set the pergola up and BBQ etc etc
and start the party ....then if you are still actually fishing and god forbid actually catch something they will be all over you like a rash trying to get the carp off you for the pot ....then try and cast anywhere within your swim on the off chance of a bite then get snagged up and it takes 4 of them to snap the 30lb line so end up getting the hump they have lost the only end tackle they own so they then start pestering you for end tackle and again get the hump when your size 12 hook cannot be tied to there 30lb line


...most EX PATS last about 30 mins before packing up !!!!
so to be sat on a 4 acre water with 10 anglers AND 4 drones flying about would be paradise to me lol....

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   Old Thread  #29 24 Dec 2020 at 8.33am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Should not be allowed fullstop.
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   Old Thread  #28 24 Dec 2020 at 6.48am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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they are super useful but boy do I hate the sound they make.. cant imagine fishing with everyone using them!
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   Old Thread  #27 23 Dec 2020 at 5.41pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Lol, 525 swims for 6 acres. Sounds about right some of the circus runs waters you see.
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   Old Thread  #26 23 Dec 2020 at 1.03pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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i bought mine for doing some yt b-roll footage, they are actually quite useful, sure you'll get a few knob heads using them just the same as bait boats but they serve a purpose for the angler. They don't fly well in wind but during a high pressure spell at this time of year, one flight can potentially unlock your venue and save many hours of grind.
one guy in this thread has already mentioned seeing 60 fish in the upper layers on someone's footage, they give a birds eye view you just can't get from the ground and they are certainly safer than climbing trees and telegraph poles to get a better view
like most gadgets, it's not the gadget itself but the person using it and the lack of etiquette they have
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   Old Thread  #25 23 Dec 2020 at 12.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Banned on several waters I fish too - all due to inappropriate use. I even had one appear above me swim as I was playing a fish - a couple of salvos with the catty soon had that gone. It's much like people using bait boats and deepers - all fine by me, but as soon as they start behaving like idiots with them, it's banned. Such a shame, but some people are just idiots.

Just an FYI... pal of mine kept spotting a drone hovering around the end of his garden - usually around the time his missis was getting dressed in the morning... yeah... he reported it to the Police, who did nothing. So, he decided to take matters into his own hands. Next time it came into view, he blew it to bits with a shotgun. Funny how the owner never reported that! It wasn't a cheap one either.
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   Old Thread  #24 23 Dec 2020 at 12.52pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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As with most tools used in angling (including rods and reels) the tool isn't the problem, it's the tool in charge of it that is.
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   Old Thread  #23 23 Dec 2020 at 12.06pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I have thought of getting one for a bit of fun (why not? Life is short and RC aircraft are fun) but would never use it on a lake if anyone was fishing there. But then I choose to fish quiet lakes so its quite easy for me to do...I drove past one of my syndicates on the way to work today and the car park is empty.

Maybe if people are asked to confirm they are flying to full CAA rules for drones then it would put off 90% of them
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   Old Thread  #22 23 Dec 2020 at 10.43am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Used one of those swellpro splash drones in South Africa Xmas before last for the first time. Putting big dead baits out for sharks from the beach. Absolutely superb piece of kit and without doubt a game changer. Had a few large ragged tooth sharks using it that I'm certain I wouldn't without it. So it's upto you if you add one to your fishing kit.
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   Old Thread  #21 23 Dec 2020 at 9.55am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Sounds like heaven.
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   Old Thread  #20 23 Dec 2020 at 9.18am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Unfortunately here in the uk youíd be more likely to find 525 swims on a 6 acre lake. And there in lies the problem. Plenty of carp anglers I see on day ticket waters appear to already have zero fishing etiquette. Give them a drone and theyíll have another way to be even more antisocial and a pain in the arse.
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   Old Thread  #19 23 Dec 2020 at 9.00am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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i'm not sure if you know anything about drones or are just talking drivel
nobody owns the airspace above your lake ...yes there could be restrictions ..ie built up area / no fly zone etc etc
but if you have permission to take off and land then they can do what they like within the Drone code so not sure what it has to do with the EA
yes it would not be in the spirit of angling to have 4 drones flying around a small water ...but i would be gobsmacked if that would ever happen ..most responsible drone operators would only fly when no one else was on the water
i fish a 525 acre water here in spain that has 6 swims and can use the drone to see if anyone is fishing a certain swim without me having to drive a couple of miles off road to find out its taken saving me time and effort ...right tool for the job i think

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   Old Thread  #18 22 Dec 2020 at 9.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
They shoudn't be allowed and should be banned.
They intrude and frighten most of the nature on \ around the lake, they're noisy, and just totally against the spirit of angling.
Take a 4 acre lake with 10 anglers fishing on it with 4 Drones flying around.
Totally selfish and irresponsible.
Hopefully the EA will lay the marker down. They damn well should.
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   Old Thread  #17 22 Dec 2020 at 9.04pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I donít agree with them myself and would never use one, however I can see the benefits.

Local park lake, clear, deep and mega weedy and where a lot of the known fish (nothing particularly big, low 30ís) had washed up dead over the last season, there was thought to be not much stock left. Builder who was doing us an extension in the summer this year showed me some drone footage of the lake on a sunny day - absolutely nothing around the edges, but at least 60 Carp sunning themselves on the surface right in the middle. Was ridiculous, if you were walking around it youíd think there was nothing there. He said that was normal behaviour and whilst they did visit the margins, it wasnít in numbers.

On Ďnormalí day ticket/syndicates though youíd go apesh*t if they started flying around the lake.
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   Old Thread  #16 22 Dec 2020 at 8.53pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
If drones are to be allowed. Can I have a Predator please.
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   Old Thread  #15 22 Dec 2020 at 8.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #14 22 Dec 2020 at 8.06pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Maybe you are a bit younger than me then ...

But yes the carbon bit was a bit tongue in cheek
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   Old Thread  #13 22 Dec 2020 at 7.55pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
there are some proper weird people on this form that just post drivel

Angling is an individual hobby/sport means different things to different people just fish the way you want to so long as your fish care is spot on

and totally ignore these absolute C***s that try to impose what they consider the right way to fish and the *****s that tell you what to wear !

they just need to get a F*****g life and not worry how others choose to fish or what they wear

Hope you all have a blinding Christmas despite the times we are living in and a great 2021
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   Old Thread  #12 22 Dec 2020 at 7.36pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I don't remember alarms or carbon rods being contentious. Why not just net the lake and have all.the photos you want?
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   Old Thread  #11 22 Dec 2020 at 3.18pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Go back even further to the alarm debate isnít that using technology
Old school anglers used to stay awake then progressed onto the penny and tin method
Iím buggered if I want to use split cane Iíll stick to carbon
But for those who do fair play your fishing do it how you want
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   Old Thread  #10 22 Dec 2020 at 2.29pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
My mates kid got a little toy drone last year. Loads of fun until they get caught in your feckin hair....

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Do you think the old anglers called the new guys cheaters when using a marker float first came onto the scene?

I donít have one but donít have anything against the deeper things. Although it irritates me people using them to find fish. For mapping out a lake to me thereís not really a difference. They both do the same thing but one way is just easier and more detailed and accurate.

Some of us fish solely just for the end result of fishing (having a large carp on the bank) and some of us fish for the pursuit and challenge of gaining that result gives us.

Iím still on the fence with it all but Iíd love one of them bait boats that can completely map out a lake for me then print it off, put it away and use my marker and spod rod after that.

I suppose anyone who has turned their noses up at deepers should also burn any copies of lake maps theyíve seen and never listen to other anglers when being told about features and depths etc.
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   Old Thread  #8 22 Dec 2020 at 10.50am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I have a deeper but feel it is like bait boat rules
You just donít talk about them lmao
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   Old Thread  #7 22 Dec 2020 at 8.34am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Drones are brilliant pieces of kit, I use a half decent one in work occasionally to check on the factory roof and its brilliant. I would love to take it down to my lake and have a look at it from the perspective. However I would never be taking it fishing with me and regularly using one.

As for deepers I don't really understand why there is a dislike for them. I think they can be really beneficial from what I have seen. Again like a lot have said I wouldn't use for fish finding but more for feature finding and mapping a lake out.

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I agree with blankasorus I donít see nothing wrong with using a deeper at all, you can thrash the water with your marker float trying to find some features when in 3 casts Iíve found mine without any disturbance, I donít even have the fish finder section on tho I only use it for depth and feature finding, as for the drones they are banned when I fish so it donít bother me but I donít think they are a good idea especially the ones Iíve seen the noise they make I wouldnít want to sit there all day listening to that
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Fortunately they are banned on my waters as are remote controlled boats.
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My worry with them is the noise. Itís loud enough where I fish at times from all the Heathrow planes, without the buzzing of them as well. Imagine on a weekend having half a dozen of them up at a time. Lads shouting at each other ďyouíre flying in my airĒ. That air belongs to that swim. Wait for the first report of a mid air collision.

I personally see nothing wrong with a deeper as a feature finding/mapping tool.

A couple of years ago a lad was baiting up on one of my waters with a paintball gun. He was only doing it for a laugh but I thought oh god someoneís loosing an eye in a minute!
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I did have similar thoughts until I'd lost fish being cut off, using a Deeper cleared it up for me and other anglers who I've informed of certain underwater features where they had lost fish - essentially big graveled spikes.

I hadn't used a marker float in years, neither have I ever used a real boat or RC controlled boat. I can see the inclination to use a drone, I wouldn't use one myself, and neither would I use a RC boat. I can see why in some situations an RC boat can become a useful tool, though I've joked with others I've spoken to, it won't be long until RC drone submarines will be all the rage.
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The older I get the less I care about what anyone else does in their fishing
If they want to use a drone so what as long as it doesnít involve them casting into the water I am fishing of lands on me then knock yourselves out.
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They frighten me to death. We are starting to see them on YT, used obsessively for overhead filming but inevitably followed up with baits put right on the fish, and I expect them to start turning up over the desperate Millennials. The Deeper craze is well under way and you can't unhear information gleaned dishonestly. These Deeper dudes make every excuse to cover their shame. The only saving grace is that if they have to go to such lengths, they arent long in this game.
If you get a drone for Chrismas, please dont make it part of your fishing kit.
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