Returning after a session

Northantslad

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A lot of thought goes into the prep before and time involved. But afterwards, are you a dump the gear in and worry about it next prep time or sort out and get it all away tidy type?
 

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Depends Northantslad. If Ive had a barbel or three I take my time and put my gear away carefully. If Ive not had a pull I throw it in telling it its going on ebay in the morning. It never has. 😆
 

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I am guilty of chucking it in the garage, just sorting out bait for the fridge or the freezer, then going back to sort it out days later, usually to be welcomed by layers of mould and a unpleasant smell.
 

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Went for a few hours this morning. Haven't even unloaded the car yet :sleep:
 

Northantslad

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Depends Northantslad. If Ive had a barbel or three I take my time and put my gear away carefully. If Ive not had a pull I throw it in telling it its going on ebay in the morning. It never has. 😆
Used to be like that with my football boots, if we won then would clean them, if we lost then.......... Rarely were they clean for the next match I have to say.

If my bait tubs are already cleaned out, then I know I was doing very little in the last hour of a match too.
 

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Got to admit I used to be terrible for dumping everything and leaving it a mess.
Since I started match fishing though I use the time waiting to weigh in to pack everything away neatly.
 

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I dump the gear (but dry it all out immediately if it's wet). I'll check I've got the rigs I might need for my next match any time before that match. There's nothing else to do, gear-wise unless I've lost or broken something.

But I spend a bit of time on the bait - I freeze any pellets, corn, hemp or meat I haven't used; I put unused casters back in the fridge in a bag; I re-freeze any dead maggots I haven't used, having brought them back home in water so they don't go too limp. I pour the water away and put them straight back into the freezer. I hardly ever throw bait into the fishery at the end of the match. I'm tight!

I timed myself the other evening after a wet session - it took me 50 minutes to unload the car, deal with the bait, and hang all the wet stuff up to dry and stand all my pole sections and top kits upright on a towel to dry.
 

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I usually get it all out and air my nets straight away then its inside changed and sit down for 20 minutes have a cuppa then back out sort my bait and wash anything that needs done. Next collect everything that's coming inside, hooklengths in the airing cupboard if wet.
 

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My OCD kicks in and everything has to be clean, tidy, & squared away properly before I head home... I hate my gear being disorganised
 

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Saw the thread banner and hoped it was going to be guidance on what excuses to use when back late after a night out :)
 

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I always make sure my gear goes away as it should, everything in its place. I even wash and dry my bait tubs before they go away in my bag, I absolutely HATE having furry bait tubs. I had a coaching session with Darren Cox and he commented on how organised my gear was.
The only down side to this is i'm always the last to pack up as it takes me up to an hour depending on how many rods/top kits I use.

Rick
 

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Everything gets dumped in the car,when home the nets go out on the washing line sometimes get a rinse if needed bait in fridge, everything else gets sorted within a couple of days
 

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I tend to travel pretty light so there's not a lot to sort out. Some of the numb stuff, chair (not used much), nets and unhooking mat, tends to live in the car. The rest comes inside the house. Rods and reels get washed/wiped down. Any leftover bait is decanted into fresh/clean containers and the used containers washed. Towels get a handwash in the sink. Can't afford to let anything get manky when it's stored indoors
 

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During my match fishing days - matches were on a Sunday and we usually went to inlaws for Sunday Dinner (Dinner is a meal eaten during the evening down south, tea js something we drink!).
My bait fridge doubles as a beer fridge.
I would crack a beer (regardless of result) and unpack car.
Nets in garden to dry, kit cleaned and packed away, unused bait frozen, maggots riddled and put in fridge.
Shower, another beer whilst checking sports results, dressed, walk to in laws for dinner.

These days, specimen/specialist kit is all in order on bank and only take what I need.
When I get home kit cleaned and packed away but although beer is still available I only have one in the evening at weekends on occasion.
 

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I quite enjoy spending an hour or two in the garage after a day's fishing.
Clean and dry anything which needs it, refreeze or refrigerate leftover bait, pack away those items which I'd taken specially for that day.
Listen to Radio 4, have a beer or two and generally unwind and review the day's successes and failures.
 

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By the time I get back, I can hardly walk, so all that gets done is wet/smelly stuff out of the car. The rest can wait till morning.
Then it is a cup of tea, some food and a painkiller and lie down for an hour or two and reflect on the day.
 

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