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  1. Dave

    new mainline

    12lb subline for me
  2. Dave

    Hi from Suffolk

    Hi dan welcome to the forum
  3. Dave

    Dave's Blog

    19/01/19 - 20/01/19 Gawsworth Wood Pool with @Scotty Well change of venue but not of luck lol - Had one bream but no carp Water temperature was bitingly cold, as was the temperature in the bivvy over night. NEXT TIME !!!!!
  4. Ronnie rig with a fruity pop up mate
  5. Dave

    Dave's Blog

    Over due update, well the result was 3 blanks. Very quiet and no fish showing. Onwards and upwards
  6. Dave

    Dave's Blog

    Well time for an update, been a while and had a few outings with @w3bbo latest being Hillside Fishery. very cold and slow fishing but at least we are on the bank. first visit to Hillside was on my own and fished Pad lake a quick 24 hours but drew a blank. Nice clean pegs hardcore laid and an easy walk from the car park. second visit with Webbo and @Scotty. This time on Berts pool. Carp to high 20s and Cats to 50. Both Scott and I managed a single carp with early morning runs. well must be a glutton for the cold as I’m back here again with @Scotty and @Irish angler will let you all know how we get on
  7. Dave

    Dave's Blog

    24/25th August Another 24 hour session with @Webbo on Gawsworth Didnt stop raining for more than a few hours. Torn between 2 pegs but made my choice then shuffled down one. Noticed after I was set up there was a wasp nest 3feet in front of me First chuck saw this beauty come out A few liners and a quiet night . Reset the traps in the morning to take my personal best same rod and place as the first one 25lb mirror Another small carp and a few bream and roach. Great weekend again
  8. Dave

    W3bbo's blog

    Looks like were heading back to wood pool lol
  9. Dave

    Dave's Blog

    17/08/18 Met up with @Webbo at you guessed it Gawsworth after work and joined by Jordan shortly after. Picked our pegs and in went the lines. Had a run followed by a hook pull great start lol. unusually quiet with only the odd sound of a bite alarm going off until about 2am when I got another run - yeah you guessed it hook pull 15ft from the bank lol . Rest of the night was quiet for me with bot Jordan and Rich catching. Saturday morning the bites came on again but was the BREAM DREAM all day- Bream 9 - Carp nil. Had a good night plenty of banter on the bank so was a good weekend . Jordan left around dinner only leaving me and Rich to fight it out till 8pm.
  10. Dave

    Dave's Blog

    Cheers mate roll on Friday lol
  11. Friday through till Saturday just the one carp 12LB
  12. Dave

    Dave's Blog

    Where do I start ? Well after chatting to my best buddy @w3bbo during one of our many coral shopping trips about fishing I decided to take the plunge again after many years of absence from the sport. This time carp not coarse. Timing worked well as I had decided to close my reef tank down as I want to go larger. So much time researching kit and advise form Rich I decided on my kit and bought what I needed thought I would want and much more lol. 14/07/18 So it was time to hit the bank and Gawsworth was the venue. I was up dressed and ready to leave at 4am. Arrived gates opened at 6am and we chose pegs. I had a good idea of how to set up from my coarse days so I was soon in the water. Had a good few bream but as Rich said they don't count lol. I managed a 12.5LB mirror on my first trip so was well chuffed. Word of advice if you are going to sit in the sun all day with ripped jeans make sue you cover your skin or put lotion on as i ended up with a very burnt and very sore knee lol 22/07/18 Second trip was again to Gawsworth and was Saturday into Sunday. Had a nightmare day casting into the brash over hanging from the island and had a few bream. Rich didn't hit the trees but was the same with bream so a move was needed. We pitched up on the opposite side and got the rods in the water again. To my surprise at 23.30 as I was calling it a night and just about to hit the bivvy one of the rods went like I shot alarm screaming and I hit into it. A short fight and in came my first cat I had a few more knocks through the night but no real takes. Around about lunch i had a massive take and thought id hooked moby dick unfortunately after a short fight i heard the dreaded PING. Nothing more after that for me but Rich carried on catching the carp. 24/07/18 Turners pool , after a very slow well none existent start to the fishing and wondering why everone else was catching apart from me , Rich had a look how i was fishing and nothing stood out apart from the fould smell of my groundbait- yes i had stupidly kept what was left from the weekend. A new mix and a peg swap and i was catching. By the end of the day i had had 50 carp !! Yes 50. all 5LB- 10lB but great sport. When landing one of the carp i found a larger crayfish in the net- around 3" which was soon met with the sole of my shoe ! 28/07/18 Gawsworth again and only one carp around the 6Lb mark but a few bream. 03/08/18 Gawsworth for a few hours after work and a big BLANK - not even a bream lol 10/08/18 Arranged with Rich and Jordan to do a Friday night into Saturday day. Traffic was a nightmare took 2 1/2 hours to get to Gawsworth from Wigan. Finally got the the pond and most pegs were taken. Webbo was down in the bottom corner so Jordan and i set up on 1 & 2 . A few knows for me followed by roach and bream. Same story on Saturday until my final cast around 16:30 and within a few minuets i had a run leading to a 12.5Lb Mirror Jordan had a great session but ill leave that for him to tell you about.
  13. Dave

    Some venues are just creepy...

    The thing is now you know what they call the wood it will be even more on your mind. I think I would be creeped out now you have said that and I was there, yet normally things like that don't bother me. Apparently my house is haunted and "SHE" has been seen by a few people but in 20 years of living there I have yet to see anything to make me believe.
  14. Great lads in here very happy to help and advise. The atmosphere in here is great with plenty of banter going. Loads of kit to choose from and all the leading brands available. The shop is not massive but very well laid out. If they haven't got it they will order it for you no problem. Address Belgarth Works Belgarth Rd Accrington BB5 6AH Telephone number 01254 875004
  15. Dave

    Angling Direct Wigan

    After a bit of a rocky start more so with the online side of the business, I have to say the lads in the shop go that extra mile to help you out. Great customer service and always happy to help. Massive amount of stock in store and if they don't have it they will get it for you. The price match offered is exactly as it says on the tin. Chapel St Hindley Wigan WN2 3AD Telephone 01942 255993

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