Tackle maintenance

steve2

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Does anyone else remember linseed oiling nets and repairing them every close season. I would also strip down all my reels, change rod eyes, repair cork handles, clean what ever other fishing tackle I had and make a list of what was needed for the new season. There would always be a new rod and reel on it
Now it may get a wipe over and certainly don’t need to make a list.
 

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The oil aroma was distinct in all tackle shops, I don't miss the old tiny knotted nets from that time.
The opening of the season got everyone buzzing back then.
Even in those days cleaning tackle was not a good idea. Mind you we only had to wait a couple of weeks to fish in Yorkshire. Reservoirs and rivers which held trout were open to us.
 

sam vimes

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Mind you we only had to wait a couple of weeks to fish in Yorkshire. Reservoirs and rivers which held trout were open to us.
You can still fish for trout with worms in Yorkshire rivers. Many riparian owners don't allow it, but the bye laws still do. The coarse season ends tonight. On the 22nd of March I could be back to trotting the river with a worm. The river is genuinely closed to fishing for a grand total of six days.
 

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You can still fish for trout with worms in Yorkshire rivers. Many riparian owners don't allow it, but the bye laws still do. The coarse season ends tonight. On the 22nd of March I could be back to trotting the river with a worm. The river is genuinely closed to fishing for a grand total of six days.
Yes I know we've always had it good.
The trouble now is I need flat banks with limited walking, rivers for me are out of the question.
 

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Weirdly we're allowed to fish the middle reaches of Christchurch Harbour with bread for mullet all year round and only have to move if we start catching dace and roach..... Years ago this didn't apply but you could fish with a ragworm-baited spoon for the mullet on the same piece of water which I did and apart from mullet I had a perch....
 
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