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by Wat Tyler
Sat May 19 2018 06:01
Forum: Wildlife & Photography Forum
Topic: Fastest bird
Replies: 11
Views: 332

Re: Fastest bird

It was always the 'Alpine Swift' in my books as a kid that was labelled the fastest bird in level flight. Obviously the Peregrine gets the award for achieving the fastest speed in flight of any bird. I suspect 'level flight' has to include a strong tail wind which begs the question is that any less ...
by Wat Tyler
Sat May 19 2018 05:50
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: A good casting reel?
Replies: 70
Views: 1266

Re: A good casting reel?

I think rod choice is more likely to limit (Or increase) casting than reel choice Dave. Plumber's freezing spray costs a relative fortune but freezing the bait once the hooks are in place does allow you to punch the bait out with more force.

Casting tuition is the way forward IMHO.
by Wat Tyler
Thu Apr 05 2018 17:01
Forum: Sea, Fly, Coarse & Game Fishing Forum
Topic: River Anglers Conservation Group
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Re: River Anglers Conservation Group

Nigel Bothoway mentioned it on Talksport at the weekend. He offered them a spot on the show but they declined, in his words seemingly because they simply haven't sorted anything out regarding the organisation's remit other than a name and the intended committee. He claimed to have asked them for the...
by Wat Tyler
Sun Mar 25 2018 15:02
Forum: Predator Fishing Forum
Topic: One for your diary
Replies: 38
Views: 1635

Re: One for your diary

Not them ones boy,fuckme when you turn off the road to drive down to pringles it is right behind you,i mean just a few yards,if you are coming from block fen instead of turning left for pringles turn right and its right there,it aint very big.,forgot the name of it I think I have just found it on G...
by Wat Tyler
Sun Mar 25 2018 14:19
Forum: Predator Fishing Forum
Topic: One for your diary
Replies: 38
Views: 1635

Re: One for your diary

if its not there someones filled it in! It was there just the other year,you cant miss it,I was talking to a carpangler on there who had fished it for years and he told me that there were zander in there...How come I cant send Wat a private message? I have disabled pms Delboy. We are not talking Bo...
by Wat Tyler
Sat Mar 24 2018 16:55
Forum: Predator Fishing Forum
Topic: One for your diary
Replies: 38
Views: 1635

Re: One for your diary

Neville Fickling wrote:
stand on Mepal counter drain bridge look south then west.
I'll take a look next time I am out that way thanks Neville.
by Wat Tyler
Sat Mar 24 2018 16:20
Forum: Predator Fishing Forum
Topic: One for your diary
Replies: 38
Views: 1635

Re: One for your diary

Not sure where you mean then, but I am intrigued.
by Wat Tyler
Sat Mar 24 2018 12:34
Forum: Predator Fishing Forum
Topic: One for your diary
Replies: 38
Views: 1635

Re: One for your diary

Neville Fickling wrote:
on the counter drain side upstream. I've driven past it recently and i couldn't see it.
Do you mean Pingles?
by Wat Tyler
Sat Mar 24 2018 12:15
Forum: Predator Fishing Forum
Topic: One for your diary
Replies: 38
Views: 1635

Re: One for your diary

thanks for that Dave. Mind you the kid with the 19 looks a bit suspect. Wat the Woburn zander are the ancestors of our present stock. Another stocking from sweden in 1960 to a pit at Mepal appears to have never moved. Thanks Neville. You have me scratching my head now though. I thought I knew Mepal...
by Wat Tyler
Sat Mar 24 2018 11:29
Forum: Predator Fishing Forum
Topic: One for your diary
Replies: 38
Views: 1635

Re: One for your diary

1878?? Holy smoke I had no idea they had been over here that long!

I thought I read somewhere that the Woburn fish were a slightly different strain to the zander in our rivers, but I might be imagining that.

I am going to get along to the mini convention this year if work allows it.
by Wat Tyler
Sat Mar 24 2018 09:40
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: Mitchell 300 advice please
Replies: 31
Views: 871

Re: Mitchell 300 advice please

I always thought they did that straight from the box.

I pretty much sold my soul to purchase a 410 back in the day and it was garbage. The best Mitchels I used were the diminutive little 206's.
by Wat Tyler
Sat Mar 24 2018 09:27
Forum: Wildlife & Photography Forum
Topic: Another extinct species?
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: Another extinct species?

Very sad but I am more concerned with the plight of the water vole and hedgehog myself.

' Charity begins at home'
by Wat Tyler
Mon Mar 05 2018 07:11
Forum: Wildlife & Photography Forum
Topic: Bird id please
Replies: 26
Views: 619

Re: Bird id please

Sorry I missed Andrew's post above mine. :red:
by Wat Tyler
Mon Mar 05 2018 07:10
Forum: Wildlife & Photography Forum
Topic: Bird id please
Replies: 26
Views: 619

Re: Bird id please

It's a Redwing. Very pretty little member of the thrush family. They are everywhere at the moment along with the Fieldfares. I'm surprised given the recent weather that more people are not reporting Waxwings too.
by Wat Tyler
Wed Feb 14 2018 18:10
Forum: Predator Fishing Forum
Topic: Fen zander
Replies: 13
Views: 836

Re: Fen zander

One or two fen waters still offer a reasonable prospect for zeds. Anywhere too easily accessed will have had pot hunting pressure now but if you are prepared to walk -or have access to a boat- there are still fish there to be caught.
by Wat Tyler
Wed Jan 31 2018 19:33
Forum: Predator Fishing Forum
Topic: Best Float for perch
Replies: 25
Views: 1058

Re: Best Float for perch

Stewlaws wrote:
Surely Andrew field sells some decent perch floats ... Dig deep lol
You don't want the perch hanging around to admire your float mate! :laughs:
by Wat Tyler
Wed Jan 31 2018 19:28
Forum: Predator Fishing Forum
Topic: Best Float for perch
Replies: 25
Views: 1058

Re: Best Float for perch

I usually use a Loafer or Dibber but those new fangled 'Baggin wagglers' do the job well enough too. I can't say that I have ever found live-bait caught perch the slightest bit fussy around floats. Miss or drop a take and -for my money- no matter how sprightly the bait still is you would think that ...
by Wat Tyler
Mon Jan 29 2018 19:41
Forum: Predator Fishing Forum
Topic: Trout, Predators or not?
Replies: 42
Views: 1379

Re: Trout, Predators or not?

There isn't a fish swimming that isn't predatory given the opportunity.
by Wat Tyler
Sat Jan 27 2018 18:06
Forum: Hunting, Shooting & Pets Forum
Topic: To soft me!!
Replies: 31
Views: 1408

Re: To soft me!!

Cracking little terriers! My mate has a couple (mother and son) and the older dog is one of the best behaved and smartest little dogs I have met. As someone else pointed out they do retain their working characteristics though.
by Wat Tyler
Thu Jan 25 2018 17:26
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Float making
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: Float making

MarkBerrisford wrote:
I use EDDING 8404 aerospace markers for writing on lures under etex and have never had a problem with it running. You can get them for about £4 on ebay.
Thanks Mark I'll give them a look.
by Wat Tyler
Thu Jan 25 2018 17:25
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Float making
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: Float making

Try black drawing ink and a dip pen. I use white drawing ink on rods and it dries fast and is fine under resin. Drawing inks are water based. Thanks Dave. I have never heard of such things though, were might I purchase them? Ps Is Envirotex flexible enough to use on rods? Ink - https://www.scribble...
by Wat Tyler
Wed Jan 24 2018 19:05
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Float making
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: Float making

You will struggle with anything that is acetone based, as epoxy contains methyl carbonates which act as a solvent. Acrylic, enamel or even water based paints will be ok, you could try a paint marker pen, Ambersil do a range of solvent free ones which I have used for marking glass before, or maybe a...
by Wat Tyler
Wed Jan 24 2018 18:59
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Float making
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: Float making

davelumb wrote:
Try black drawing ink and a dip pen. I use white drawing ink on rods and it dries fast and is fine under resin. Drawing inks are water based.
Thanks Dave. I have never heard of such things though, were might I purchase them?

Ps Is Envirotex flexible enough to use on rods?
by Wat Tyler
Wed Jan 24 2018 18:44
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Float making
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Float making

Can anyone recommend a black marker pen of some kind that could be used for writing on balsa floats ( And Rods and lures) and that is compatible with Envirotex?

Everything I have tried -no matter how long I leave it to dry- simply dissolves on the application of the resin.
by Wat Tyler
Wed Jan 24 2018 18:29
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Other uses for fishing tackle.
Replies: 30
Views: 1086

Re: Other uses for fishing tackle.

I saved the day by leaning out of a city centre window with my pan landing net a couple of years ago and retrieving a brick sized lump of compo that had fallen out of a valley and hung precariously over a pedestrian walkway on a slate roof. There was literally no way to access the roof without a cou...
by Wat Tyler
Tue Jan 23 2018 21:15
Forum: Wildlife & Photography Forum
Topic: Got the Bstd!
Replies: 59
Views: 1337

Re: Got the Bstd!

interesting reading this, maybe the corvid haters might like to admit they need a change of mind https://raptorpersecutionscotland.wordpress.com/2014/12/16/new-study-suggests-that-killing-crows-is-mostly-pointless-most-of-the-time/ I have no gripe with shooting folk Strewth! Took me five minutes to...
by Wat Tyler
Tue Jan 23 2018 19:29
Forum: Wildlife & Photography Forum
Topic: Got the Bstd!
Replies: 59
Views: 1337

Re: Got the Bstd!

interesting reading this, maybe the corvid haters might like to admit they need a change of mind https://raptorpersecutionscotland.wordpress.com/2014/12/16/new-study-suggests-that-killing-crows-is-mostly-pointless-most-of-the-time/ I have no gripe with shooting folk Strewth! Took me five minutes to...
by Wat Tyler
Tue Jan 23 2018 06:31
Forum: Wildlife & Photography Forum
Topic: Got the Bstd!
Replies: 59
Views: 1337

Re: Got the Bstd!

interesting reading this, maybe the corvid haters might like to admit they need a change of mind https://raptorpersecutionscotland.wordpress.com/2014/12/16/new-study-suggests-that-killing-crows-is-mostly-pointless-most-of-the-time/ I have no gripe with shooting folk Kev, in fact I have done a fair ...
by Wat Tyler
Mon Jan 22 2018 21:42
Forum: Wildlife & Photography Forum
Topic: Got the Bstd!
Replies: 59
Views: 1337

Re: Got the Bstd!

Wat, You are wrong to imply the BASC idecides what species are 'vermin' (former WAGBI member from aged 14 through to BASC for 36years). However I know they would investigate reports of malpractice by a shoot owner should sufficient evidence be provided. I believe 'vermin' were originally specified ...
by Wat Tyler
Sun Jan 21 2018 11:49
Forum: Wildlife & Photography Forum
Topic: Got the Bstd!
Replies: 59
Views: 1337

Re: Got the Bstd!

I have lived in the countryside all my life and spent for most of it working the sharp end of conservation. I all that time I have never, ever, seen or heard of a magpie hunting small birds in the manner of the bird I eliminated. My action is the same as I would use on a fox taking lambs, remove th...