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   Old Thread  #1000 18 Feb 2006 at 3.13pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
used a good item of tackle (hooks line floats drop offs alarms etc )
seen a good video/ DVD about any form of predator fishing

let other forum members know your findings


also any experiences of a bad nature lets the forum know

and together the forum members may end up with what could be the ultimate set up as put forward by the members
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   Old Thread  #51 5 Aug 2013 at 5.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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well i thought it normaly takes a season and i destroy a rod bag allways the zips go trying to cram to much stuff in there,well i thought i might as well spend a bit more on a rod bag(because last season bag the zips have gone) so i can get everything in easy,so bought myself a wychwood solace takes 6 made up rods,well i have only used a couple of times out, but i am very impressed with it,lets see how long the zips last on this one
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   Old Thread  #50 11 Jan 2012 at 10.57pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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(The most annoying thing about fox though is discontinuing items.)
i know what you mean i had some blinding results on there belly buster lure in perch colours i brought 4 of them lost a couple and the other 2 got absolutely hammered now i cant find them anywhere!!
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   Old Thread  #49 11 Jan 2012 at 10.57pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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(The most annoying thing about fox though is discontinuing items.

i know what you mean i had some blinding results on there belly buster lure in perch colours i brought 4 of them lost a couple and the other 2 got absolutely hammered now i cant find them anywhere!!
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   Old Thread  #48 1 Dec 2011 at 8.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Lureapike 1 oz spinners, nailed many times in a few days of fishing them only downside was lost 2 of em and the third got nailed about half dozen times then snapped...

However i will be buying more as the pike love them, the feedback you feel as they pulse through the water is imense.
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   Old Thread  #47 1 Dec 2011 at 6.14pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Drennan super specialist quiver

Had my two rod version 8 years ( i think, certainly longer than 6) now and for my day fishing itis perfect its one for the minimal approach

Two rods plus six sticks net wavelock etc at a push and it does four rods

All for less than 20 quid

http://www.tedcarter.co.uk/drennan/drennan-super-specialist-rod-quivers
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   Old Thread  #46 1 Dec 2011 at 12.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I am a big fan of fox gear (exclduing clothing)
The 5 rods and the 3 stratos reels are top notch.

Stratos reels had a bad reputation when first released, but when you read into the reviews most of these surrounded their use with braid as opposed to mono.

As 90% of my deadbaiting is done with mono it was worth a shot and so far no problems.
I'll use my cardinal 507i's for braid though these are a touch on the heavy side when used in conjunction with my nash 3.5's.

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   Old Thread  #45 1 Dec 2011 at 12.17pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
it's funny how all your stuff falls to bits at the same time,been looking and found what i wanted on e bay rod bag,ruck sack ,bag and you get an unhooking mat as well,des taylor carp tackle 4 piece.now being a tight git i only paid 40 for it and i am well impressed with it,there are a few things but i put it down to the reason i am use to my old stuff,opening for the ruck sack a bit small,rod bag handle a bit short.now having got i think the rrp of 64.99 is a bargin
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   Old Thread  #44 18 Oct 2011 at 11.41am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The Kelbrick one is ace, Some of the fox stuff is quality but a lot of it is rubbish. The most annoying thing about fox though is discontinuing items.
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   Old Thread  #43 17 Oct 2011 at 8.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I still have my fox dave kelbrick 6 foot 2 hot rod..

But the diawa 6 foot 6 powermesh is so lighter on the arm all day..
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   Old Thread  #42 17 Oct 2011 at 6.21pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That's good to hear Tel, I used to be Fox's greatest customer then hit a spate of reliability issues, RX3 receiver went down, Alarm packed up (They fixed it for 28 + postage, Swing arm line gates broke, The 40 trousers washed like they were from primark .

It hasn't totally put me off but I'm more choosy now picking fox items, I still have 7 fox rods, 8 including the Kelbrick and fox luggage including rod holdall.
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   Old Thread  #41 17 Oct 2011 at 3.14pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Had the misfortune to damage the bait runner lever on one of my Fox Stratos reels recently while on a barbel hunt.
I contacted Fox customer services who asked me to send them the damaged item.
Received a new replacement part today, that's a 2 day turn around from my posting the part to them and no charge other than my original postage to them.

They don't often get good press for a variety of reasons, but I thought it worth mentioning, Fox impressed me with their service this time.
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   Old Thread  #40 2 Oct 2011 at 11.55am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Reading Watto's book Pikers progression really good book love his style of writing worth a read!!
have got a big collection of books on Pike and must say that Big Water Pike by Nev Fickling is a must read it's a very inspiring book!!
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   Old Thread  #39 2 Oct 2011 at 9.26am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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zander at dawn dvd

i purchased this dvd from the pac conference and watched it as soon as i got back priced at 4 on the day it was an oppertunity not to be missed as there is not many DVDs on the market that are aimed at zander so in reality its just 1 for the collection that im growing

it was made in 2002
the film starts out by zandavan leaving his home in shropshire setting out on a zander trip the next scene shows the van being driven down the banks of a well known drain which i know for a fact that this should not be done and also on the next drain that he fishes he also mentions some areas as hes driving along the drain there is a fair amount of fish action within the DVD where he catches zander to 14lb and a pike of 19lb 8oz ( which he looks scared of)

fish handling is aweful really with him standing up holding nearly all the fish the 19lb pike was even dropped as he carried it back to the water

he introduces his version of a hair rig still using a treble for the hook for zander as and i quote from the DVD "he dont like hooking zander in the throat " which i think every predator angler will agree with but at the same time he does leave any runs he gets to long before pulling into the fish

all in all a pretty poor dvd but as its aimed at zander im going to give it 6 /10
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   Old Thread  #38 29 Mar 2011 at 8.14am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Memacca,

That's good to hear as I'm in the process of ordering one of these. I want it for trolling and deadbaiting from a boat and like you say small waters.
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   Old Thread  #37 28 Mar 2011 at 11.50pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Bought a pair of drennan PIke Flex 10'-2.75tc. Lovely rods. Got them for the boat but been using them on a lake I go to, banked three nice fish on them, biggest 18lb. Lovely action and handle really well. Highly recommend, especially for the price.
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   Old Thread  #28 9 Jan 2011 at 10.13pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Just to clarify for those who don't know, I was reccomending Eddie Turner Tackle, not ET Products, 2 different companys.
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   Old Thread  #27 9 Jan 2011 at 9.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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yep i got all my lure gear in the boot of the little savvy and the wife dont know its there
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   Old Thread  #26 9 Jan 2011 at 9.55pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Or whack it in the suitcase, well there's some things the woman don't need to know eh?
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   Old Thread  #25 9 Jan 2011 at 9.52pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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And in 4 sections you can hide it up your sleeve when your somewhere you shouldn't be
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   Old Thread  #24 9 Jan 2011 at 9.47pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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just love my 4 piece sneaker rod makes a great lure rod and is a joy to play fish on
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   Old Thread  #23 9 Jan 2011 at 8.57pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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any eddie turner tackle is a quality product, 95% of my terminal tackle is this make.
cannot speak highly enough of EDDIE TURNER PRODUCTS.
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   Old Thread  #22 3 Jan 2011 at 7.04pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I use an awful lot of stuff from this man, its all top notch and blinding service too, fully reccomended.

http://eddieturner.co.uk/
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   Old Thread  #21 18 Feb 2010 at 8.25pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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cheers mate sounds good to me
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   Old Thread  #20 18 Feb 2010 at 7.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes mate, i use eddie turner titainium traces for my lure fishing, they don't kink up and i'm still using a few i bought some years ago! 6.49 each but you get what you pay for in this game!
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   Old Thread  #19 18 Feb 2010 at 7.55pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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hi folks,anyone using the eddie turner titanium trace wire/leader(toothproof) to any good effect?
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   Old Thread  #18 14 Jan 2010 at 9.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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After using Daiwa Sensor Mono for a couple of years, Ive spooled my reels up with E.S.P. Olive Carp Mono at 15lbs. Submerged the spool overnight in a bucket of water with a half brick to pin it down, spooled it onto my reels & have used it three times now.
I will be using this from now on, its so supple & lays down on the reel so much better than Sensor
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   Old Thread  #17 14 Jan 2010 at 6.44pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Just read my copy of Watto's book, Pikers Progression.........top book, worth the money....
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   Old Thread  #16 15 Dec 2009 at 10.14pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Rapala Sling Bag - It's well and truly as good as it looks. It's probably the best item for any lure angler. Makes carrying and changing lures very easy and quick and saves you from carrying a rucksack on your back all day. : )
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   Old Thread  #15 15 Dec 2009 at 10.06pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Fox mmxrs......

Trash! Paid 300 notes for a set of 3 with remote receiver.....2 years on and only 1 alarm is faultless. 1 constantly gives low battery warnings, even with brand new batteries, and the other drains batteries constantly, so I have to remove them after use or they'll be dead in no time at all. Battery drain is pretty high anyway, but that one is ridiculous. All in all, 300 notes wasted.

I know all alarms have some dodgy ones, but this has put me off fox forever, and after the customer service I got, I wont buy Fox ever again, no matter what.

On a positive note, I got a Wychwood 3 rod sling an it's superb for those sessions where you want to take 2 or 3 rods, without a bulky holdall. Comfy to carry with the padded strap, and with 2 pockets on the outside, it'll hold the net, banksticks, buzzers and even a small fold up chair if you dont want to sit on the cold wet mat! Made roving the river this year so much easier.
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I have had the mxs they are good alarms quite robust etc all in all ot abad bit of kit. However, for pike fishing they do have some drawbacks but this is the same for all alarms that have a magnetic roller in them, If you are fishing open bail the line will pass through the alarm and not register its worth remembering that most alarms are designed to be used with the line under tension. a better option wolud be delkims but they arent that cheap failing that try fining an alarm that uses light instead of magnets on the wheel optonics are still out there in the 2nd hand stuff but for around a tenner local tackle shops usually have some cheap models that work like the optonics
Failing that try the audible drop offs fro fox ghetto blasters ET
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   Old Thread  #12 15 May 2007 at 2.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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"Mastering Pike on The Fly: Strategies and Techniques", by Barry Reynolds is an awesome book for any Pike on the fly angler. Combining science and experience for fly fishing for pike. It covers pike habitat, strategies, flies and tools needed to locate and catch pike under nearly every circumstance.

The first few chapters explain locations and seasonal movements of pike, and the science behind the pike's environment including feeding habits, spawning, different lake types, etc. Many pike fly recipes are included and when to use each type of fly.

OK I did rip bits of this from his review but it is the best book I have read on the subject. It deals with North american pike but using what I learnt on english esox has more than tripled my sucess.
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   Old Thread  #11 15 Mar 2007 at 8.44am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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filmed in 1998 this video /dvd stars des taylor fishing an oxfordshire gravel pit where he banks a few fish up to 20lb 9oz on various methods he talks about a few rigs and his supply of baits very few tips on location really one important thing missing imo is fish care and how to unhook the fish all in all not a bad starter viewing film
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   Old Thread  #10 6 Feb 2007 at 3.32pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Fox Guide to Modern Pike Fishing

Just bought this book and have briefly skimmed it... it looks excellent for the novice pike angler. Just what I have been looking for.

I know obviously they are promoting the Fox tackle but at least you can buy everything that's used in the rigs etc.

Planning to test out one of the dead bait float rigs this weekend!!
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   Old Thread  #9 13 Jan 2007 at 1.18pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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mine's got a personal message from mick brown in it.

You must be a special person then
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   Old Thread  #8 13 Jan 2007 at 9.50am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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the fox guide to modern pike fishing.

most of the rig questions asked on the forum are answered in this superb book. alright, it does obviously promote fox gear, but is very informative. it covers virtually everything you need to know to go pike fishing

mine's got a personal message from mick brown in it.
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   Old Thread  #6 9 Aug 2006 at 9.17am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I have always used Carp Rods for my Pike fishing, but recently decided to invest in some Pike Rods. Decided on the Wychwood Pike Extremis 3lb test. Superb rods and for the money I would recomend them
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i ve been reading mick brown s the practice and the passion recently and makes for good reading packed with interesting storys of micks greatest captures and quality photographs
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Nev Ficklings "Piking around" and "Ficklings Pike" excellent videos/DVD's that I still re-watch to this day and get re-inspired. It's funny to watch Nev raving about lamps and keeping his ONE for a special occasion!!! How times change...

Also the 2PT Video "How to catch bigger pike" by Paul Gustafson, I particularly like the "Winter" section on Gloucs stillwaters, really watchable, a single minded angler with a slightly different approach to most pike anglers catching big pike after big pike.

The book that came out after this (same now) is one of the most relevant pike angling books ever written - not for beginners, but if you've been fishing a while and want to improve - this is the book for you!

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QUEST FOR GIANT ZANDER

this video/dvd made by clean river fishing features dave lavender and ted houseago fishing in lakes and on the fens for zander on the back of the box it says "baits and rigs are all explained " but it says nothing about bait except in 1 sequance where lavender says "i wish i had some roach "
there are a few rigs shown but i would not be using them ok its personal prefferance but the rigs shown are not for me the pat rig that houseago shows is far to complicated for my liking he also thinks that a 13mm cork ball will make a 3 oz lead stand on its end
also the fish care in the film leaves a lot to be desired like leaving fish on the ground unattend no unhooking mats paying out line to a taking fish it also shows you a trace that lavender is using and to be honest if it was mine it would have been binned ages ago as you can see loads of kinks in it

over all tho i would give it 6 out of 10 only for the fact that you get to see the british record zander caught on film
every time i watch this film it makes me want to get my gear and head out to the fens but that is more to do with a personal note rather than the film content
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would anyone be kind enough to do a review on the fox mx's please much appreciated
thanks in advance
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