Ice Breakers

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F598A1B9-5A15-4963-9BD2-4F78693D5F1A.jpeg A 1lb weight for cat ice, a Class 158 scrubber block for thicker ice and not in picture, a Class 150 brake block as the ultimate breaker - if that doesn’t work, then a pub with real ale and a roaring fire is calling.
 

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If my Mrs gets in my motor with the hump, the temperatures usually drops rapidly too.....You are not alone!:love::devilish:
She gets the hump because I insist on listening to radio 4 Mark. 🤣🤣. In my defence there was something on about how animals can detect certain odours. I was hoping there was going to be something about fish and how they can detect certain smells. But, there wasn’t. 🙄
 

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She gets the hump because I insist on listening to radio 4 Mark. 🤣🤣. In my defence there was something on about how animals can detect certain odours. I was hoping there was going to be something about fish and how they can detect certain smells. But, there wasn’t. 🙄

^^......I wondered if Mrs Tipit' had seen the table conversion! :love: ;):ROFLMAO:
 

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Put the fishing line on it and tell her you've been working on a single stringed sitar design!:love: :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
You’ll not be laughing when I give her your number. Not after I tell her it was you who thought it a good idea to drill her best dining room table 🤣🤣👍
 

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F598A1B9-5A15-4963-9BD2-4F78693D5F1A.jpeg A 1lb weight for cat ice, a Class 158 scrubber block for thicker ice and not in picture, a Class 150 brake block as the ultimate breaker - if that doesn’t work, then a pub with real ale and a roaring fire is calling.
one on right same as mine but I use a selection of sea fishing weights.
If its really cold same weights used in the sea 😉
 

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We're getting to that time of year again - what do you use to break the ice?
This should have been on the thread tackle not invented,,,a lazer from star trek 🥰 ....im a softy id stay in bed with the central heating on
 

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I use an old sash weight, cut it down weights about 3lb, a 4ft length of chain and maybe 15m of old 9mm climbing rope, can be a bit dodgy as if it gets snagged 9mm climbing rope can have a lot of stretch
 

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I use an old sash weight, cut it down weights about 3lb, a 4ft length of chain and maybe 15m of old 9mm climbing rope, can be a bit dodgy as if it gets snagged 9mm climbing rope can have a lot of stretch
I have stretched a climbing rope once or twice. :D
 

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Remember going to Bletchingdon on the Oxford canal 20 odd years ago and there were a couple of guys wandering around on the ice with a chainsaw cutting out holes for the next days match
 

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I used one of these. Should have seen the looks I got from other anglers when I launched this out 20 yards. Cuts a brilliant channel to the fishing spot in one go.
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Back when I used to fish Junior Club matches on the canal I remember fishing a few where the ice needed breaking, including one on the canal under Spaghetti Junction, never did catch much and I think I remember the matches being called off early. But one of the adult runners used to break the ice with a breaker so I've never had need to do it myself, in fact, I've just checked and the two local fisheries I fish have said they are closed over the last few days due to the lakes being frozen, so no ice breaking.
 

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Remember going to Bletchingdon on the Oxford canal 20 odd years ago and there were a couple of guys wandering around on the ice with a chainsaw cutting out holes for the next days match
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Does not look it but the ice was about 4" thick cut quite a few holes out with chainsaw on the top one might just be able to see it a double figure Carp sat there looking at the sky lol.
 

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Those lads don’t look very well dressed for the conditions ! I can’t go fishing unless it’s 8 degrees or higher these days due to bad circulation ☹️
 

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Those lads don’t look very well dressed for the conditions ! I can’t go fishing unless it’s 8 degrees or higher these days due to bad circulation ☹️
I don't tend to go in less than 8 degrees just down to wanting to be odds on of catching something 😅 Might be a while before we go again looking at the forecast 😬
 
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