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Hello from London!

Postby Fishplate42 » Tue Oct 10 2017 18:55

Hi, I am fairly new to fishing in general, I have only been fishing for three years and prior to that, I had never held a rod, let alone a live fish. I intend to take up a spot of pike fishing this autumn/winter. I have read a lot watched a few videos and am in the process of getting the additional gear I need to make sure I can handle the fish safely. I am not going to rush into this until I am ready. I plan to have a good look around here and I will try not to ask too many questions.

I have been writing a diary of my fishing journey from day one in the form of a blog. I wrote it mainly for my own use and it is not just about fishing trips but all the other things like buying gear, bait making, repairing tackle and so on. Three years on and much to my surprise it has had well over 100,000 views! If you wnat to read any of it there is a link in my signature.

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Re: Hello from London!

Postby Happy Hayes » Wed Oct 11 2017 22:26

Welcome aboard Ralph
There's plenty of advice within the pit.
Have a look at the novice section I'm sure youll find some very good information,
Nice to know that you are not rushing into things.
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Postby mickmcd » Thu Oct 12 2017 09:17

Nice blog, welcome to the Pit.

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Re: Hello from London!

Postby delboy » Thu Oct 12 2017 11:09

Hello boy and welcome,Ain't you got a mate that you could go with at first to show you the ropes

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Re: Hello from London!

Postby Mercman » Thu Oct 12 2017 11:40

delboy wrote:
Hello boy and welcome,Ain't you got a mate that you could go with at first to show you the ropes
That's what I did at first. It don't take long and you will end up catching far more than he does, hey Delboy :thumbs:
You can learn so much from old people that is why... Delboy is my 74 year old mentor Not for long hey Ernie face

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Re: Hello from London!

Postby delboy » Thu Oct 12 2017 14:28

F***k me you only been away a couple of days and you missing me already....bet i've still had more to drink than you and i'm not on holiday.

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Re: Hello from London!

Postby Fishplate42 » Fri Oct 13 2017 18:46

delboy wrote:
Hello boy and welcome,Ain't you got a mate that you could go with at first to show you the ropes
No, that's the problem. The guys down at the fishery said they would help. Living in the part of South East London that I do, there was nowhere locally to fish as a kid. they filled the canal in and none of the local parks allowed fishing. the nearest place I can remember was Crystal Palace Park that offered a day ticket (3d I think it was) but that was too far to go on a regular basis. None of my mates fished, it was just not something we did. I was 58 by the time I took up fishing and none of my mates now want to fish.

When it comes to fishing, I am a bit of a Billy-no-mates, but I don't mind that. In fact, I don't mind fishing commercials on my own and the missus comes with me river fishing

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Re: Hello from London!

Postby Woolley bully » Fri Oct 13 2017 18:53

Welcome to the pit ,, Del Boy has a very good point , although pike look mean there very delicate , try tag along with an experienced piker if you can ,, good look with your fishing
Born to fish but forced to work

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Re: Hello from London!

Postby delboy » Fri Oct 13 2017 19:05

Fishplate42 wrote:
delboy wrote:
Hello boy and welcome,Ain't you got a mate that you could go with at first to show you the ropes
No, that's the problem. The guys down at the fishery said they would help. Living in the part of South East London that I do, there was nowhere locally to fish as a kid. they filled the canal in and none of the local parks allowed fishing. the nearest place I can remember was Crystal Palace Park that offered a day ticket (3d I think it was) but that was too far to go on a regular basis. None of my mates fished, it was just not something we did. I was 58 by the time I took up fishing and none of my mates now want to fish.

When it comes to fishing, I am a bit of a Billy-no-mates, but I don't mind that. In fact, I don't mind fishing commercials on my own and the missus comes with me river fishing

Ralph.
Goodboy,I am a billy no mates as well,Enjoy what you do boy,Only advice i can give is strike early,ie as soon as the float goes under or the alarm goes off,don't wait a second,if you miss it it was only a small one,keep coming on here and you won't regret it :thumbs:


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