Red Letter Day in France

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Paul Williams

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Nice recce trip mate!!!! For those of you who don't no Rik his passion knows no bounds! he travels up from Hampshire to have a few hours on the lower Severn with us, if he where ever rich enough to buy a plane the mind boggles!!!!!
 
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Philip Inzani

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If he did win the lottery I think his first purchase would be a bivvy with a higher lip at the front (I know mine would be!)
...next time you see him ask him about the rat we saw..or as Rik put it "thats not a Rat, thats a Labrador!!!"
 
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Carp Angler

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That is one species I'm glad became extinct in this country.....

Anyone wondering, it was a coypu.
Or in laymans terms "a bloody big rat"
 
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Neil Wayte

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I always thought a coypu was the noise the wife made when I'm making bait.
 
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Philip Inzani

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Rik, is your email connection working ?

Sent you a mail a while back...did you get it ?
 
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Carp Angler

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Should be, try sending again, I get between 75 and 100 mails a day at home, couple that with the same number at work and I'm a bit of a busy bunny.
 

Stuart Dennis

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so tell me about the salty maize mate, why and how to prepare! (ready for cakeys line: err.. just add salt here)
 
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Carp Angler

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Seriously,
Instaed of adding sugar (or molasses) to the water at the soaking stage, add salt instead.
 
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Carp Angler

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because my results show that the carp have a penchant for salty baits in cold water and sweet baits in warmer water.

Soy sauce is another good additive, it's got flavour and a high sodium content.

Salt is added to a lot of baits, especially groundbaits, because it is a known attractant.
 
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Stuart Bullard

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Salt!?!?!

Mind you, wasn't there a time years ago when people started fishing with chips soaked in salt and vinegar? I remember reading about it but cannot remember why and how they got into it.
 

GrahamM

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I remember that, wasn't it somebody in a houseboat on the Thames who found out they were a good bait for barbel after several weeks of throwing leftover chips into the river?
 
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Stuart Bullard

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Thats it Graham, I remember. It was actually where a local chippy was near the river and people used to bung in left overs. A guy who was fishing there ran out of bait so tried a left over chip that was lying in a bag of left overs (I hate litter louts).

Cant see myself preparing chips the night before a session though!
 
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Dave Rothery

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no different to rolling baits-cheaper and quicker as well! taste better than my current bait.....
 

Stuart Dennis

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you got a bait with currents then dave? no wonder mate, you might wanna change that!
 
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Dave Rothery

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never blank with current baits - electro fishings much more productive than sitting behind the rods!
 
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