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Forum: Barbel Talk 10-11-2017, 08:56
Replies: 42
Views: 3,015
Posted By Mike Thompson
Is the coat quiet or does the material make a lot...

Is the coat quiet or does the material make a lot of noise when moving ?
I know it is a daft question, but had a waterproof jacket provided by work many years ago and it made so much noise it was...
Forum: Barbel Talk 04-11-2017, 12:34
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By Mike Thompson
Yes they did Mike, but butt usually means...

Yes they did Mike, but butt usually means something else today !
I used to have a Sealey Carpmaster rod with a screw fitting just above the handle. A swingtip screwed in to give good bite...
Forum: Barbel Talk 03-11-2017, 15:06
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By Mike Thompson
Hi James, Have you tried it on a river yet ? ...

Hi James,
Have you tried it on a river yet ?
I have had the original sidewinder for several years, using it for long range bream and tench fishing on lakes when it is very windy. They work really...
Forum: Barbel Talk 01-11-2017, 08:19
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By Mike Thompson
Lee, The Pva bag will probably work, but hemp...

Lee,
The Pva bag will probably work, but hemp is wet so may melt the bag before you get it in river, and the second load would be even harder to keep dry.
I would try plugging the end with...
Forum: Barbel Talk 19-10-2017, 15:37
Replies: 14
Views: 853
Posted By Mike Thompson
Dave, I recently spent a week in a self...

Dave,
I recently spent a week in a self catering cottage at Symonds Yat. It's garden went right down to the water. Had some great sport with the dog by my side. There are a number of holiday lets in...
Forum: Barbel Talk 30-09-2017, 09:13
Replies: 16
Views: 1,125
Posted By Mike Thompson
Well done Ian. Is there any reason why you pack...

Well done Ian.
Is there any reason why you pack the barbel kit away so early. I can understand roving with a spinning rod will be warmer than sitting in one spot once it turns cold, but it is still...
Forum: Barbel Talk 14-09-2017, 08:19
Replies: 30
Views: 1,913
Posted By Mike Thompson
Hi William, As an ex "hole in the ground"...

Hi William,
As an ex "hole in the ground" angler, I know where you are coming from, but the guys on here are really good at sorting you out.
The first couple of days of the first Autumn high water...
Forum: Barbel Talk 13-09-2017, 12:57
Replies: 30
Views: 1,913
Posted By Mike Thompson
Sounds very painful Mike, sitting on a point....

Sounds very painful Mike, sitting on a point. Still I guess it keeps you alert.
Forum: Fishing related classified 10-09-2017, 07:22
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By Mike Thompson
Still for sale 40 plus 11 carriage.

Still for sale 40 plus 11 carriage.
Forum: Fishing related classified 09-09-2017, 13:27
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By Mike Thompson
Hi Gerry, Payment received thanks, Have sent...

Hi Gerry,
Payment received thanks,
Have sent you an email.
Mike
Forum: Fishing related classified 09-09-2017, 08:01
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By Mike Thompson
Gerry, PM not received, will send you one with...

Gerry,
PM not received, will send you one with email and phone details.
Mike
Forum: Fishing related classified 06-09-2017, 14:25
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By Mike Thompson
2 Shimano 8000XTEA super baitrunners

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For sale two Shimano 8000xtea super baitrunner reels, complete with spare spools and boxes. These reels...
Forum: Fishing related classified 29-08-2017, 15:09
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By Mike Thompson
https://s26.postimg.org/e19yux21l/IMG_20170829_142...

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Hope this has worked.
YES, if I can do it anybody can !
Forum: Fishing related classified 29-08-2017, 14:51
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By Mike Thompson
Wychwood Reaction rods

Two Wychwood Reaction 12', 2.5tc carp rods. Only used a few times and in as new condition. I think I purchased these about 5 years ago, but use 11' 2.0tc for the smaller sized carp in my local...
Forum: Barbel Talk 25-08-2017, 07:41
Replies: 12
Views: 1,007
Posted By Mike Thompson
Round a boilie for me. Drop a piece in near the...

Round a boilie for me.
Drop a piece in near the edge and watch the fry and minnows attack it. Small stuff doing the same around your bait must generate a good sent trail.
Mike
Forum: Barbel Talk 24-08-2017, 07:42
Replies: 12
Views: 1,007
Posted By Mike Thompson
Sounds like it is not binding together. Add some...

Sounds like it is not binding together. Add some plain flour and work it a bit.
Forum: Barbel Talk 22-08-2017, 14:32
Replies: 27
Views: 2,173
Posted By Mike Thompson
Julian, You mentioned white tips. I have...

Julian,
You mentioned white tips. I have painted all my river rod tips, it's very easy.
Buy a can of white Plasticote spray paint ( I chose Matt finish). Mask the rings and whipping with ordinary...
Forum: Barbel Talk 07-08-2017, 15:21
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By Mike Thompson
I use PVA Products mesh. If I make a bag up on...

I use PVA Products mesh. If I make a bag up on the bank it melts pretty quickly, but if I make one up the day before with pellet or boilies it absorbs some of the oils and takes two or three minutes...
Forum: Barbel Talk 30-07-2017, 08:28
Replies: 20
Views: 1,418
Posted By Mike Thompson
Paul, I am hoping you would not bother to...

Paul, I am hoping you would not bother to photograph a tidler, so I will guess 7lb 10loss.
Forum: Barbel Talk 24-07-2017, 14:50
Replies: 44
Views: 2,528
Posted By Mike Thompson
Was hoping to join you guys for the first time...

Was hoping to join you guys for the first time this year, but sadly will be away on holiday. Fortunately on the banks of the Wye !
Good luck everyone.
Mike
Forum: Barbel Talk 21-07-2017, 17:30
Replies: 38
Views: 2,409
Posted By Mike Thompson
Oh Terry !!!! But true, and have you noticed h...

Oh Terry !!!!
But true, and have you noticed h o w they leave more signs that they have been feeding, and on what. Perhaps we should start fishing for this species, it would be much easier than...
Forum: Barbel Talk 19-07-2017, 09:27
Replies: 25
Views: 2,454
Posted By Mike Thompson
Another vote for PVA products. They have 25mm...

Another vote for PVA products. They have 25mm mesh on offer at present and if you order 10+ it's free delivery too. I have ordered twice recently and delivery was the following day.
Also the mesh...
Forum: Barbel Talk 15-07-2017, 18:58
Replies: 26
Views: 3,586
Posted By Mike Thompson
I use several different baits, not really on...

I use several different baits, not really on scientific grounds, but more what ever I am feeling confident with at the time.
So halibut pellets, spam, cheese paste, and bread flake. But when I use...
Forum: Barbel Talk 11-07-2017, 07:57
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By Mike Thompson
Have a look at Brobury house and gardens. Two...

Have a look at Brobury house and gardens. Two cottages plus b and b with a quiet stretch of the Wye in their own grounds. Or in the same area The Red Lion at Bredwardine bridge which has...
Forum: Barbel Talk 04-07-2017, 13:32
Replies: 18
Views: 1,775
Posted By Mike Thompson
Gwyn and Jon, Thank you both for your replies. ...

Gwyn and Jon,
Thank you both for your replies.
I have sent you a PM Gwyn.
I am happy to travel up or down stream and generally travel light with one rod, so do not mind a bit of walking to get to...
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