Margin Elastic help?

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Hi all was just looking for some recommendations on which elastic to use when fishing for big lumps down the side, as mine needs changing because it’s looking a bit old, any help would be massively appreciated as I’ve looked and there’s about 1 million different brands and types available online and I’m unsure what to buy, the venues i fish have some very big carp in so would need plenty power, not really bothered about price just want something good, thanks again


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Fish safely, locally and respect the ‘rule of two’ during lockdown

Having now examined the government’s new Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulations the Angling Trust is pleased to be able to offer some initial guidance and interpretation to anglers and fishery providers.

Click the link for a full overview of how the new regulations will affect fishing.

Fish safely, locally and respect the ‘rule of two’ during lockdown - Angling Trust

Last ever Anglers Mail

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Treated myself to this - more nostalgia than anything else.

£3.50 - but there wont be another...

Looks a good read - Looking back over the last 56 years and some good articles- Frank Barlow, Dave Coster etc...

Anybody else get it ?
Wow, that's some going!!!!!!
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Hadrian Whittle won The Wye Championship on Sunday with a weight of 52lbs 5ozs made up of.............................1560 Bleak. :eek:

Neville Park, Snodland - method magic
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I’ve only fished the method feeder once and it was a half-hearted attempt that did catch but was frustrating so I trawled all the method threads on here for nuggets of fishing gold.

In work at 5am to hit a robot repeatedly with a big hammer but at the lake for 8:00 to find the swim I’d hoped for occupied by 2 lads & 5 or six rods hogging the top third of the lake. Never mind I set up in a huge bay, put up my feeder rod (Ron Thomson 12’ Panther feeder, 8lb mainline, Drennan 15g in-line method feeder, size 14 QM1 4” 6lb hooklength) and a float rod just in case.

Bait choice was Sonubaits Super Crush robin red method mix & 2mm Stiki Method pellets (half flavoured with banoffee Haze) with 8mm washed out Waft Ums for banding on the hook. I added a glug of Haze on the hook bait too as I filled the mould.
As it’s a natural and not a commie I adopted the “cast/wait 5...
Not a Feeder In Sight...
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Match 10 of our much altered and delayed season and yet another change to the original calendar – we should have been fishing our Trout Cup at Lockwood Beck Reservoir, however that’s currently shut for maintenance works so that will be fished at the back end of March instead. Back in June we should have held our float-only match – the Tontine Cup – at Grange Farm Pond near Thirsk however they hadn’t yet reopened – fortunately they have now and were happy to accommodate us.

The Tontine Cup is unusual in that not only is it float-only, it’s also decided on points – one point per fish and one point per ounce – so the top weight may not lift the trophy (although in practice often does). It’s one of the oldest trophies that the club still fishes for and has been decided on a points basis for as long as I can remember – at least forty odd years.

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