How do these work? Sensas Sliding Knot Stops

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A while ago I bought some 'Beads from China' from ebay. The hole in them is too big for a slider stop knot. I know some will say you don't need a bead and just leave the tag ends to stop the float, but I think I want a bead just as an extra buffer, seen Alan Scotthorne use a bead. A quick search for suitable beads recommends these Sensas one. Thing is, they seem to come with a piece of braid already tied into a stop knot?

These handy braid knots are easy to use when slider fishing. Just thread your line through the tube and slide onto your line. When used in conjunction with the mini bead supplied they are perfect when fishing sliding floats.

Fully Scaled Mirror Carp Question
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This may sound daft but does a mirror have to have total scale coverage to be classed as fully scaled? For example this fish has a small bare patch on one flank but would it still be classed as fully scaled or just a mirror?

Cheers,
Rob
My PB Barbel at last.
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Hi guys.

Ive been fishing Girton gravels below Besthorpe this afternoon. The Trent is carrying around three foot I’d say. I’ve had three bream and then I got not just a three foot twitch but a four foot twitch. Thought I’d hit a carp at first as it did not move. My PB barbel of 15lb 4oz. My heart is beating out of my chest as I write this. I need to take a breath. Yes, finally a fifteen. Get in. ? 07E751D9-6949-4406-AC19-977D3F271707.jpeg

The Weather - Rain Cold, more Rain, Strong Winds, Colder...

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...but will it stop you fishing?

At what point do you say "forget it" leave the tackle where it sits and pick up the telly remote, or do something else ?

Cheap trolley/barrow to carry my seatbox...

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At the moment, I carry my seatbox with the shoulder strap, but it starts to dig into my shoulder (even with padding) and is uncomfortable and unwieldy over long distance. Was thinking about a simple L-shaped trolley/barrow instead of a full-blown fishing barrow. Maybe something with a collapsible handle like on your travel suitacase. Anyone got any ideas ?
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...

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