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by Wat Tyler
Wed Feb 14 2018 18:10
Forum: Predator Fishing Forum
Topic: Fen zander
Replies: 11
Views: 428

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: 741

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: 741

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: 957

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: 1109

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: 252

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: 252

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: 252

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: 252

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: 252

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: 911

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: 1104

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: 1104

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: 1104

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: 1104

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: 1104

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...
by Wat Tyler
Sat Jan 20 2018 14:33
Forum: Wildlife & Photography Forum
Topic: Got the Bstd!
Replies: 59
Views: 1104

Re: Got the Bstd!

Completely and utterly pointless. If you create a natural anomaly (As you do when regularly feeding garden birds, stocking waters holding pike with trout or woodland with pheasants.) a predator will exploit it. All that will happen is that your dead magpie will be replaced by other corvids. You've k...
by Wat Tyler
Wed Jan 17 2018 18:21
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: somewhere down the crazy river
Replies: 19
Views: 2379

Re: somewhere down the crazy river

I am not interested in buying books for investments but it is a shame they've never reprinted it (Or at least not that I am aware of.) I have heard such fantastic reviews of this book down the years but short of spending a King's ransom it is nigh on impossible to have a read of it.
by Wat Tyler
Sun Jan 14 2018 10:48
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Royalty Days
Replies: 16
Views: 386

Re: Royalty Days

Best of all it is not exclusive to the real ale dribbling elitists that frequent sites such as 'Barbel World'. Quality that post. You certainly had me chuckling this morning Wat. :laughs: :laughs: :laughs: You should put it high up on your bucket list mate. I'm sure you would love it. To see those ...
by Wat Tyler
Sun Jan 14 2018 10:20
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Royalty Days
Replies: 16
Views: 386

Re: Royalty Days

As a boy reading the print off Mr Crabtree and his big Chub the Royalty became the cathedral of my angling world. I was 60 when I first fished it and to be honest it was very disappointing simply because it was full of anglers like me, all there to drop a line in the waters of the Holy Grail but no...
by Wat Tyler
Sun Jan 14 2018 10:13
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: best way to build dumbell floats shallow water
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: best way to build dumbell floats shallow water

been told cork balls better than polly balls ? an not rig tube to connect 2 together , must be a hardwood ? an does the line pass through the 2 balls ? any one used this method , an what diameter balls are best ? any info be of help I messed about with this method a few years ago to work big liveba...
by Wat Tyler
Tue Jan 09 2018 20:34
Forum: Lure Fishing Forum
Topic: Hooks
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: Hooks

Thanks Steve much appreciated
by Wat Tyler
Sat Jan 06 2018 21:10
Forum: Lure Fishing Forum
Topic: Hooks
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Hooks

Is anyone able to point me in the direction of a UK supplier that stocks offset jig hooks in micro sizes? Something like the equivalent size to our 8/6/4 single hooks?
by Wat Tyler
Sat Jan 06 2018 15:43
Forum: Sea, Fly, Coarse & Game Fishing Forum
Topic: Additives from the kitchen cupboard
Replies: 17
Views: 407

Re: Additives from the kitchen cupboard

Freshly ground white bread crumbs make a great base for any flavourings for chub and roach fishing. If you have any tumeric kicking about it works really well for roach. Barbel are suckers for meat flavoured with garlic purees etc. Any sweet flavours could be incorporated into pastes or boilies for ...
by Wat Tyler
Tue Jan 02 2018 17:54
Forum: Lure Fishing Forum
Topic: Micro plastics
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: Micro plastics

fossil-fish wrote:
https://www.agmdiscountfishing.co.uk/lr ... 39_87.html

Have a look at AGM. The Crazy Fishould Whitebait are excellent.
Thanks for that. I found another good site in the end but I've ordered a few bits from the link above too.
by Wat Tyler
Mon Jan 01 2018 16:08
Forum: Lure Fishing Forum
Topic: Micro plastics
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Micro plastics

Is anyone able to tell me please if there are soft plastic natural food imitations/lures available for mini species? (eg Shrimp/crayfish/tadpoles etc) I'm guessing if there are they'll be from dealers from across the pond?
by Wat Tyler
Fri Dec 22 2017 05:04
Forum: Predator Fishing Forum
Topic: Big Barbel - The Predator?
Replies: 32
Views: 1117

Re: Big Barbel - The Predator?

There isn't a fish swimming that won't eat a smaller fish given the chance. I watched six inch dace nipping at the tail of my crayfish lures only last weekend as I tried in vain for a big perch. A few years back a mate of mine had a double figure barbel from the Great Ouse on a dead minnow. The big ...
by Wat Tyler
Wed Dec 13 2017 16:50
Forum: Good Reviews
Topic: Helikon Patriot Fleece
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Helikon Patriot Fleece

I was not quite as impressed myself. I expected a 'fleecier' product and though it might look natty to have so many zipped pockets the jacket (Not a fleece IMHO) is not that comfortable when the sleeve pockets have items in. Can't knock the build quality though. It seems fairly robust.
by Wat Tyler
Sun Dec 10 2017 12:27
Forum: Wildlife & Photography Forum
Topic: Things I saw today
Replies: 26
Views: 395

Re: Things I saw today

Flipping hell! My computer opened the thread up showing the top photo and the comment below it. I have just spent five minutes trying to spot a deer in the first picture!

Lovely scenery there.
by Wat Tyler
Sun Dec 10 2017 11:33
Forum: Predator Fishing Forum
Topic: Drop shotting and lil zander!
Replies: 11
Views: 415

Re: Drop shotting and lil zander!

Zander's teeth have a rounded, as opposed to serrated (pike) profile; hence their ability to bite you off is marginal :shrug: But, fishing for zander or perch using FC leaders where pike are present is a darn irresponsible :mad: A pal of mine, who I confess is far more proficient with the method th...

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