match on the trent

Whisker

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Could be tempted, I've not fished a river since my teens.
Won't be fishing to compete, just shaking off the rust; it should be the kick I need to get back into river fishing again but I'll have to buy some stick floats first (wouldn't have a scooby doo how to pole fish on a river o_O:ROFLMAO:).
 

jononcb

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Could be tempted, I've not fished a river since my teens.
Won't be fishing to compete, just shaking off the rust; it should be the kick I need to get back into river fishing again but I'll have to buy some stick floats first (wouldn't have a scooby doo how to pole fish on a river o_O:ROFLMAO:).
Nothing too complicated about pole fishing on the Trent.
Obviously each peg's flow is different with inside or outside bends in the River etc.
Top 5's for pole rig lengths as a good starting point.
Float sizes anything from a 1 gram to 2 grams for normal maggot or caster work.
Something like a Daiwa Carpa Gloucester shape type of float.
Olivette or bulk and a couple of droppers.
0.10 line to an 18 hooklength.
Solid 5 or 6 elastic for maggot caster work.
Lighter floats and spread shotting patterns for fishing hemp on the hook.
Flat floats and heavier line and elastics for chopped worm and caster.

I will fish it @gixer 13 If dates are good for me.
 

Krh57

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Great stuff for your dad then :) I’m looking forward to the match if it goes ahead. Used to fish the Trent 30+ years ago at gravel pits ??? Long Eaton when power stations were still in operation !
Is East Stoke similar ?
 

mattnewark

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It is wide at East Stoke, plenty of depth, bite a chuck in the Summer on float....big fish on the feeder.

Can catch in all pegs.
 

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Not so sure I would want to hook a barbel on a pole.........I reckon ole Scribe would be Maggotdrowners' first water skiing champion ! :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
 
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