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Carp Angling in Kent Back in the 80’s

Carp Angling in Kent Back in the 80’s

Carp Angling at Harefield In a recent carp angling blog I mentioned my old fishing friend Terry. We fished together for a few years. Before that I’d always fished alone. Meeting Terry at Nickolls, we immediately got on. He was just starting out on his carp fishing and...

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3 weeks ago

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A few of my favourite pics from a recent day time session, from sunrise to sun set, And pair of the friendliest swans I’ve ever come across, only a few more days and we are back out fishing with out to many rules to abide by 🎣🦢🦢 ...
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2 months ago

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As part of my exercise yesterday, I started off with the feeder, then decided it was time to put a carp on the bank, three in succession after a rig change. ...
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2 months ago

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3 months ago

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DEFINE LOCAL?Taken this from The Angling Trust NewsletterThe failure of the government to define ‘local’ has generated the most confusion. It clearly makes no sense to confine activities like canoeing, cycling and fishing to a village boundary and the Angling Trust guidelines reflect this. Take my own situation as a case in point. I live a few hundred yards from the boundary between Reading and West Berkshire. I could drive 6.1 miles to the east across town and fish the junction of the Kennet and the Thames or I could, more sensibly, travel 2 miles west to my local stretch of the Thames in the neighbouring council area. This is precisely what I did earlier this week for a very welcome bit of chub fishing and will be doing so again. As we say it’s all about finding the nearest available waters that can be safely fished. This will inevitably vary from place to place.However, as has been pointed out, how is it that people fully understand the concept of a local school, the local shop or popping down to their ‘local’ for a pint yet us anglers struggle with deciding what constitutes a local water? Of course the majority of enquiries we received were from genuine people who wanted to do the right thing but a fair few were from chancers wanting to get ‘permission’ from a third party to give them an excuse to keep traveling 50 miles or more to their favourite venues. Sorry guys, it is what it is and we don’t make the rules, which is why we have made the following point abundantly clear in our own guidelines. If you have no local fishing available then you will have to take your daily exercise in other ways.The overarching message from the government is to stay at home apart from essential journeys and daily exercise. Whilst we can drive to access open space your exercise is to be taken as close to home as possible. With the majority of the population living within five miles of a waterway most people can find somewhere to fish. And it can be fun rediscovering those overlooked waters close to home. They might not be where you’d normally prefer to fish but at least you can fish. And if that’s not enough then I’m sorry, we’ve done our best and a quick glance on the England Golf Facebook page will show you how lucky others consider us anglers to be. ...
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4 months ago

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A few fish caught on a couple of day sessions at Cottington Lakes December 99 ...
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