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by Duncan Holmes
Yesterday 19:18
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Drying a boat
Replies: 13
Views: 278

Re: Drying a boat

Wondering what the appeal of carpet is ? Because it make the interior of an ally boat quieter when moving about or if you drop something :thumbs: I use a Sladle to keep the fish of the boat floor for the rare occasion I bring a fish aboard preferring to unhook in the water. I don't rely on the carp...
by Duncan Holmes
Yesterday 19:04
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: vacuum packer
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: vacuum packer

Andrew James :thumbs:
by Duncan Holmes
Thu Jan 18 2018 20:04
Forum: Predator Fishing Forum
Topic: Trout, Predators or not?
Replies: 39
Views: 681

Re: Trout, Predators or not?

Think I have posted this before on here but this beauty was taken on a static bait while zander fishing
8lb 11-11-06.jpg
by Duncan Holmes
Thu Jan 18 2018 19:47
Forum: Wildlife & Photography Forum
Topic: Got the Bstd!
Replies: 28
Views: 380

Re: Got the Bstd!

Never had any problem with the magpie just Mr hawk. This year i have seen a decline in Goldfinch only one to the tables , this time last year bet 15 to 20 ,also the Green finch and Thrush very scarce .The last 5 years have seen less birds even with a hard frost .Have the usual one's coming ,includi...
by Duncan Holmes
Thu Jan 18 2018 07:15
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Drying a boat
Replies: 13
Views: 278

Re: Drying a boat

Cyprio wrote:
Cheers Duncan :thumbs:
Thank you for the link,
The frost had been the problem as I tilt the bow up as high as possible but it freezes.


Andy
That style of dryer gives off warm air which helps with that :thumbs:
by Duncan Holmes
Thu Jan 18 2018 01:08
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Drying a boat
Replies: 13
Views: 278

Re: Drying a boat

Almost every time I've been out this winter it has rained. :roll: I'm finding it difficult to get the boat dry again between trips. It's covered in marine carpet which I dry as much with the bissel As possible. But as I normally spend a night afloat it makes it more comfortable if it's dry first.. ...
by Duncan Holmes
Sun Jan 14 2018 11:45
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: best way to build dumbell floats shallow water
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: best way to build dumbell floats shallow water

been told cork balls better than polly balls ? an not rig tube to connect 2 together , must be a hardwood ? an does the line pass through the 2 balls ? any one used this method , an what diameter balls are best ? any info be of help I messed about with this method a few years ago to work big liveba...
by Duncan Holmes
Sat Jan 13 2018 11:45
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Tech help onix 10
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: Tech help onix 10

i think its, menu, recordings, start recording
by Duncan Holmes
Sat Jan 13 2018 11:19
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: best way to build dumbell floats shallow water
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: best way to build dumbell floats shallow water

been told cork balls better than polly balls ? an not rig tube to connect 2 together , must be a hardwood ? an does the line pass through the 2 balls ? any one used this method , an what diameter balls are best ? any info be of help I messed about with this method a few years ago to work big liveba...
by Duncan Holmes
Thu Jan 11 2018 23:21
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Kettlebell mudweights?
Replies: 32
Views: 595

Re: Kettlebell mudweights?

The downside of a heavy mud weight is just that.... it’s heavy, first you have the tear out force to deal with if it’s stuck in the mud and once that is done it’s a lot of hauling on the rope, it’s not much fun hauling 30kg up from the deeps. Carl I’ve got some 25mm chain in the workshop you’d neve...
by Duncan Holmes
Thu Jan 11 2018 21:54
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Kettlebell mudweights?
Replies: 32
Views: 595

Re: Kettlebell mudweights?

I welded the lug to the underside of the rail, it certainly holds well. 13" long and about 30kg IMG_0679.JPG Cheers Looks like that will work the same a lead pyramid/wedge, acting like a plough when pulled against. Correctly tensioned its the best system I have come across (lead pyramid) even holds...
by Duncan Holmes
Wed Jan 10 2018 23:01
Forum: Sea, Fly, Coarse & Game Fishing Forum
Topic: To sack or not? , that is the question.
Replies: 19
Views: 331

Re: To sack or not? , that is the question.

Why take a photo of a fish laying on a mat? doesn't do the fish anywhere near the justice of a held trophy shot, If you want a record shot, maybe for identification/comparison purposes, a picture of a fish on the mat does the job and takes less time than a trophy shot. agree, I take plenty on fin p...
by Duncan Holmes
Wed Jan 10 2018 20:18
Forum: Sea, Fly, Coarse & Game Fishing Forum
Topic: To sack or not? , that is the question.
Replies: 19
Views: 331

Re: To sack or not? , that is the question.

Why take a photo of a fish laying on a mat? doesn't do the fish anywhere near the justice of a held trophy shot, If you want a record shot, maybe for identification/comparison purposes, a picture of a fish on the mat does the job and takes less time than a trophy shot. agree, I take plenty on fin p...
by Duncan Holmes
Wed Jan 10 2018 19:45
Forum: Sea, Fly, Coarse & Game Fishing Forum
Topic: To sack or not? , that is the question.
Replies: 19
Views: 331

Re: To sack or not? , that is the question.

Why take a photo of a fish laying on a mat? doesn't do the fish anywhere near the justice of a held trophy shot, If you want a record shot, maybe for identification/comparison purposes, a picture of a fish on the mat does the job and takes less time than a trophy shot. agree, I take plenty on fin p...
by Duncan Holmes
Wed Jan 10 2018 13:22
Forum: Sea, Fly, Coarse & Game Fishing Forum
Topic: To sack or not? , that is the question.
Replies: 19
Views: 331

Re: To sack or not? , that is the question.

It's only ego that stops some from just taking a mat shot. Do you really need to prove you caught something? Why take a photo of a fish laying on a mat? doesn't do the fish anywhere near the justice of a held trophy shot, nothing to do with ego for me I just think it makes a much better picture. It...
by Duncan Holmes
Tue Jan 09 2018 23:34
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Kettlebell mudweights?
Replies: 32
Views: 595

Re: Kettlebell mudweights?

https://www.lidl.ie/en/special-offers.htm?articleId=5932 Anyone use kettlebells as a mudweight and do they hold firm? I'd be using it with my existing stern line with 5 metres of 8mm chain, and a 7.5kg Bruce off the bow same as. Currently using a grapnel with a lump hammer head attached at the end ...
by Duncan Holmes
Tue Jan 09 2018 18:48
Forum: Sea, Fly, Coarse & Game Fishing Forum
Topic: To sack or not? , that is the question.
Replies: 19
Views: 331

Re: To sack or not? , that is the question.

Depends what they mean by sacking? I wouldn't dream of using an Old style sack, but happily use a retainer sling for a few minutes while getting camera ready if it's a tricky swim and I can't leave it in the net. Know of a very large old carp that succumbed in a sack on a water I was fishing, when t...
by Duncan Holmes
Tue Jan 09 2018 09:16
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Whiplash or drennan
Replies: 25
Views: 460

Re: Whiplash or drennan

Its a strange one on the Braid - I do alot of sea angling from boats and 30lb braid is fairly standard on most of our rods fishing wrecks up to 400 ft deep and were targeting cod, ling ,congers, pollack etc , all up to and over 20lb and sharks up to 100lb using up to 12oz of lead - Ive never had an...
by Duncan Holmes
Mon Jan 08 2018 22:33
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Side imaging fish finder info needed
Replies: 46
Views: 927

Re: Side imaging fish finder info needed

I don’t fully agree with the get the biggest you can afford line! There are many considerations: Do you want a permanently installed set up on a private boat? Do you want a fully portable set up? Do you want a hybrid of both? You need to consider power consumption and what size of battery you want ...
by Duncan Holmes
Mon Jan 08 2018 12:23
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Legering ideas .
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: Legering ideas .

For running lead work I use a modified buoyant ledger stem, bit like the fox ones but made so they don't launch your leads in to the distance when casting. They have a ring clip at the top, https://www.anglingdirect.co.uk/korda-ring-klip, so that I can take the stem on and off with breaking the knot...
by Duncan Holmes
Mon Jan 08 2018 12:14
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Whiplash or drennan
Replies: 25
Views: 460

Re: Whiplash or drennan

As an all round braid for bait fishing Sufix 832 (0.33mm), its pretty much neutral so will sit on the surface or below the surface if you tighten and sink the line, a bit like most mono lines will do. Smooth coating and round profile so sits on the reel nicely and its quite through the rod rings, kn...
by Duncan Holmes
Mon Jan 08 2018 08:13
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Side imaging fish finder info needed
Replies: 46
Views: 927

Re: Side imaging fish finder info needed

Edward.P.A.C wrote:
Duncan Holmes wrote:
Carlperkins wrote:
I might need one too.
Working over your way for the next year.
Welcome, just drop me a pm when you are about.
Can you give me a demo as well Duncan........I promise not to take note of all your way points :laughs:
:laughs: :laughs:
by Duncan Holmes
Sun Jan 07 2018 22:39
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: fox safety sleeves
Replies: 31
Views: 561

Re: fox safety sleeves

The swivel probably doesn't do much swivelling IMO. But... It does make a good stop for a running lead, or attachment point for a semi-fixed lead. I don't believe conventional swivels do any swivelling when under even the slightest load. I tend to view them as you mention above. BB swivels, however...
by Duncan Holmes
Sun Jan 07 2018 22:25
Forum: Good Reviews
Topic: Dave Lumb Sledgehammer 6ft Heavy
Replies: 13
Views: 140

Re: Dave Lumb Sledgehammer 6ft Heavy

Andrew Croft wrote:
Dave. I appologise mate. I suppose that sounded funnier in my head than it did in text. Quality products as always :thumbs:

Duncan, no harm intended.
:handshake:
by Duncan Holmes
Sun Jan 07 2018 22:21
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Side imaging fish finder info needed
Replies: 46
Views: 927

Re: Side imaging fish finder info needed

Carlperkins wrote:
I might need one too.
Working over your way for the next year.
Welcome, just drop me a pm when you are about.
by Duncan Holmes
Sun Jan 07 2018 22:09
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Side imaging fish finder info needed
Replies: 46
Views: 927

Re: Side imaging fish finder info needed

Norfolk Carl,

Sorry for hijacking your thread, if you want a demo of a humminbird si, east of Norwich drop me a pm.
by Duncan Holmes
Sun Jan 07 2018 22:07
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Side imaging fish finder info needed
Replies: 46
Views: 927

Re: Side imaging fish finder info needed

You can’t always be right 😂 Humminbird all the way Your sexual appetite is of no interest to the rest of us perkins. Do you have to write irrelevant s**t or make a prod at someone on every thread? No need to jump the gun. It wasnt a prod. It was a joke. Me and carl are sound, no problems there. Sti...
by Duncan Holmes
Sun Jan 07 2018 22:01
Forum: Good Reviews
Topic: Dave Lumb Sledgehammer 6ft Heavy
Replies: 13
Views: 140

Re: Dave Lumb Sledgehammer 6ft Heavy

He uses carpet tubes ? What a cheap git! Works a treat, all 8 of my dl rods have arrived in cardboard, all in perfect condition. Yeah no s**t :roll: Andy, just take a minute to think about what your post added to this thread? The op has gone to the trouble of writing a well thought out review of on...
by Duncan Holmes
Sun Jan 07 2018 21:27
Forum: Sea, Fly, Coarse & Game Fishing Forum
Topic: Additives from the kitchen cupboard
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Re: Additives from the kitchen cupboard

Pretty much any food stuff can be chopped up or liquidised and added to groundbait.

Fennel and aniseed is a kitchen cupboard flavour that I have had success with carp in the paste, especially in a fish meal.
by Duncan Holmes
Sun Jan 07 2018 21:16
Forum: Good Reviews
Topic: Dave Lumb Sledgehammer 6ft Heavy
Replies: 13
Views: 140

Re: Dave Lumb Sledgehammer 6ft Heavy

Andrew Croft wrote:
He uses carpet tubes ? What a cheap git!
Works a treat, all 8 of my dl rods have arrived in cardboard, all in perfect condition.

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