JJL Match @Alders Farm Fishery
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Had a great day yesterday, representing Maggotdrowners in the JJL match...Top class field, top venue, hospitality absolutely brilliant, great to meet, our team, and be part of the day ...Fishing on our lake was Peggy due to the wind, but still a great day, Joff Rogers(venue expert) one side, and the one and only Emma Pickering, the other for company, some big names struggled, in our section, and on our lake in general...For my match, I’ve had 4 carp, 10 bream, and 2 big perch, which has got me 6th in the sec?‍♂️... I should of done better, as I lost 5 carp to snags across the bar on the feeder, and lost 1 shallow, so possibly 5th in section was achievable..basically I’ve beat everyone to my right, but no one to my left?, Nick put me right, as my chopped worm line made all the difference in my half of the section, catching me 10 big skimmers, and 2 big perch,and thanks to Dave for...

Anyone fished eye kettleby lakes?

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Hi all, just wondered if anyone has fished any of the above lakes. I'm going there in the caravan next week and I'm looking forward to a bit of fishing and according to their website lake 5 holds some big perch. Any advice would be appreciated, thanks in advance, Stu.

River Watch

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Looks like we are due a bit of Rain this week, the rivers need abit of a Freshen up, anyone wanting to keep a spy on their Chosen river for the weekend GaugeMap – Latest River, Flow and Groundwater Levels Map for Britain & Ireland is as good as any River level Spy on the net (y)

If yer venturing out on a river be safe Guys (y)
Which Feeder Rest ?
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Having a little debate with Peter about Feeder Rests and looking at the one I have at the moment, the Preston Fix-Angle, however it has been decided that it doesn't suit the look of my new box and the Guru Reaper Rest has been suggested as a viable replacement....

I do like the look of it, not too sure on their other alternative which to me looks like it belongs in the next century and a bit too gimmicky ....


However, I do like the look of the Matrix Feeder Rest but according to a few searches this is now 'old design' and is being replaced with one with replaceable ends incuding rod stops. which to me suggests that this design does have issues of rods being tugged off the rests when not looking...


The new Matrix Feeder Rest...


Anyone still use rod tubes?

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Like most people I’ve been sorting my gear out in the shed and garage.
I was picking up rod rubes and finding quite a lot were empty due to the fact that like lots of anglers these days I carry most of my rods made up ready for use and I can’t see me ever breaking them down and putting back in tubes, so they are destined for the tip.
Does anybody make up a rod from scratch on commercials these days?

Guru method feeder hook lengths review

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Usually tie all my own hooks and have always stayed away from ready tied hooks but these caught my eye.....
Bought some guru method feeder hook lengths on Friday and tested them on my Saturday match.
Size 14 mwg hook
.22 guru n-gauge
4 inch long
Quick stop hair
Never used the mwg hooks before but I do use n- gauge line
Price £2.75 for 8

I found them to be brilliant well tied with a bit of silicone to hold the hair in place.
Had some big old warriors out on them too which pulled hard.
The hair was perfect length for me and quick stops nice and neat.
The bait was double corn.
The hooks seemed strong and sharp
Bonus won the match ?
Will definitely use the again ?

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