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  1. Unfinished Business - 14/15

    Well, my campaign back on an old stomping ground has begun. Let my membership lapse a few years ago owing to getting on the night book at my local, so it took a back seat. Never did get to grips with the place, so i've got a bit of a score to settle.

    Had my first session on a guesty back end of September, whilst waiting for October and the reduced book prices to come round. Unfortunately could only fish one rod and didn't manage to catch, but it was nice to be back and refreshing ...
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  2. Back to the Vale of York

    After what seemed like an eternity since last catching a Carp, i was hurtling back over towards the Vale of York with @drunkenmaster and @spooner for another crack at Elvington's Carp, hoping they would be as obliging as they were on our previous visit.

    However, we knew with the first frost a couple of days previous, a day of rain the day before, the fishing could potentially be a bit moody.

    I dropped in 'Peg 2', which ...
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  3. Birds Blues...

    Today was one of my scheduled days off, so I packed up the Dwarfs and wobbled over to Birds Green. I set up in the Aerator swim and put a bait either side of it as the fish were knocking the securing poles like Billy-oh, but after a few minutes of scanning the water, I noticed a huge jacuzzi going on 3 swims down at about 30 yards out... I needed no second invitation, I did an offski and dropped both baits (CC Moores Live System) on ultra low resistance run rigs, on either side of the bubbles ...
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  4. Yateley Magic

    It seemed like ages ago since I was last on the bank, and even longer since I had last posted a blog on craftycarping, but what with my birthday and Reading Festival then holidays to Cornwall and finally settling in to Year 13 I was left with little time. In my absence I abruptly realised I no longer wanted to fish Tarn, after a year on and off it was no longer 'lighting my fire' and I was feeling ever so slightly bored. So my dad and I decided to spend Saturday night at Yateley South Lake. A venue ...
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  5. A Wye Valley Line Wetting (not Carp)

    Friday morning saw me rise at stupid o'clock and after loading the bait and cakes, I was on the road by 5am. Heading for deepest Hereford and a meeting with some Traditional Fishermans Forum regulars... The rain was hammering down despite forecasts of muggy overcast conditions and remained so for most of the journey... It was a nightmare trip, with spray so bad on the motorway that traffic was down to 45mph at times, add to that the odd numpty hurling themselves at the scenery and it took well over ...
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