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by Mick Cobb
Fri Jun 29 2018 23:29
Forum: Predator Fishing Forum
Topic: Another date for your diary
Replies: 13
Views: 281

Re: Another date for your diary

Lost my diary Nev but when I find it I'll put it in :thumbs: :laughs:
by Mick Cobb
Sun Jun 17 2018 21:41
Forum: Sea, Fly, Coarse & Game Fishing Forum
Topic: dead maggots
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: dead maggots

Quite a few dead maggots float so skim off the floaters and use them as hookbait. :wink:
by Mick Cobb
Sat Jun 16 2018 21:55
Forum: Predator Fishing Forum
Topic: A very fine catch!
Replies: 21
Views: 606

Re: A very fine catch!

Cracking eel, big eels do get hooked more than people think but to land one without the correct tackle is difficult.
by Mick Cobb
Sat Jun 16 2018 21:40
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: SERVICING SUZUKI 25
Replies: 8
Views: 311

Re: SERVICING SUZUKI 25

Mortons boats near Swinderby has done mine Nev for the last 30yrs and not far from you, ask for Steve.
by Mick Cobb
Thu Jun 07 2018 22:28
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Scales!
Replies: 48
Views: 1000

Re: Scales!

steve28fishing wrote:
Reubon Heaton for me.
Bit over your budget but accurate and reliable.
Second hand Reuben's Specimen Hunters Scales might be a good bet, probably one of the best on the market in my opinion.
by Mick Cobb
Wed May 23 2018 23:58
Forum: PAC Announcements
Topic: Good Bye PAC 13 and Welcome PAC 14
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: Good Bye PAC 13 and Welcome PAC 14

Welcome to the new PAC 14 lads, and thank you to the PAC 13 committee.
by Mick Cobb
Sun May 06 2018 22:20
Forum: Sea, Fly, Coarse & Game Fishing Forum
Topic: Boiling bait...or not?
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: Boiling bait...or not?

Some particles can be bad for the fish if not cooked I believe, but most cooking is done to bring the fermentation forward and make them more attractive in my understanding. In America they use a lot of maize and they just soak that for weeks at a time, they never boil it. A fish doesn’t have a ver...
by Mick Cobb
Sun May 06 2018 22:00
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Small Baitrunners
Replies: 21
Views: 869

Re: Small Baitrunners

Have you considered secondhand David? You could probably pick up Shimano 5000GE or GTEs for the same money. They crop up on eBay in good nick these days. Great reels. Agreed, I use the Shimano 5000 GTE's and the 5010 GT's for chub/ bream /tench /perch on 1.25lb rods and are cracking reels and have ...
by Mick Cobb
Sat Dec 30 2017 18:46
Forum: Predator Fishing Forum
Topic: Trout, Predators or not?
Replies: 42
Views: 1630

Re: Trout, Predators or not?

I know of a mid double caught on a deadbait back in the day on 'Thermos' weighed by a friend of mine who was piking just along the bank.
by Mick Cobb
Mon Dec 04 2017 22:22
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Aero 4500
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: Aero 4500

The 4500 Aero spools inter-change with the 6000/8000GTE's and 6010/8010GT's I use all said model's.
by Mick Cobb
Fri Nov 24 2017 00:23
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Mud Weights
Replies: 16
Views: 686

Re: Mud Weights

I used 20kg ones for a few years bought 4 of them off a barge owner, definitely not recommended :laughs:
by Mick Cobb
Fri Nov 24 2017 00:15
Forum: Predator Fishing Forum
Topic: Big Barbel - The Predator?
Replies: 32
Views: 1637

Re: Big Barbel - The Predator?

I know a lure angler who had an 8lber on a lure the barbel was totally blind and probably feeding in vibratory mode, although in old fishing books a dead or live gudgeon was recommended as bait.
by Mick Cobb
Wed Nov 08 2017 00:01
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Boat net
Replies: 19
Views: 832

Re: Boat net

Fox rage large one. :thumbs: Rubberized and can easily hold the biggest pike. Or so they say as I've only had doubles in mine... Don't see the point in the XL one unless you're compensating :laughs: Handle is pretty short though, perfect for the boat, but a bit cumbersome from the shore. No problem...
by Mick Cobb
Tue Nov 07 2017 23:53
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Night floats for Piking.
Replies: 36
Views: 1489

Re: Night floats for Piking.

If you have two isotopes protruding out of a poly ball style float seperatley its a lot easier to see and doesn't play tricks on your eyes like one isotope does. :wink: I have two on my chub quiver rod about 4'' apart and it works a treat. :thumbs:
by Mick Cobb
Fri Oct 20 2017 17:45
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Self takes.
Replies: 21
Views: 790

Re: Self takes.

morph wrote:
Saw this in a tackle shop.

https://sabertackle.com/tech/80-saber-catch-m8.html

Seemed like a good idea. Anyone used/got one?
I've had a similar tripod for my camera in my rucksack for near on 30yrs about 18'' when it's collapsed in it's bag, very useful at times. :smile:
by Mick Cobb
Sun Oct 15 2017 23:29
Forum: Predator Fishing Forum
Topic: Oils for zander
Replies: 20
Views: 1079

Re: Oils for zander

He wrote a book 'Fantastic Feeder Fishing' a good few years back which I used to have in my collection with his theories on additives with bait.
by Mick Cobb
Fri Oct 13 2017 23:02
Forum: Predator Fishing Forum
Topic: Oils for zander
Replies: 20
Views: 1079

Re: Oils for zander

Hi do people bother with oils for zander on rivers,or are they a waste of time,thought about injecting et eel oil in to my roach or would this attract more pike (which to be honest isnt a bad thing ) Hi Steven. I think you'd be better off without the oil when zander fishing. Assuming you're dead ba...
by Mick Cobb
Tue Sep 19 2017 03:28
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Whiplash pro
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Re: Whiplash pro

brian donnelly wrote:
Anybody know who stocks genuine stuff please. Bastid mouse has fecked up my last spool. Thanks in advance.
Got mine off Nev a few years back.
by Mick Cobb
Mon Sep 18 2017 04:08
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Best bivvy / brolly you've ever used ?
Replies: 47
Views: 2014

Re: Best bivvy / brolly you've ever used ?

Hutchy two_man.
by Mick Cobb
Thu Sep 14 2017 21:26
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Unhooking mat
Replies: 26
Views: 1064

Re: Unhooking mat

I've used a wychwood mat that is zipped on three sides for a few years now and good for carrying scales sling etc when zipped, and is a decent size to.
by Mick Cobb
Thu Sep 14 2017 21:18
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Floating braid for livebaiting
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: Floating braid for livebaiting

I use a yellow coloured braid for some float fished presentations (free rover/drifting/trotting) it sometimes helps if you can see where the line is. :thumbs:
by Mick Cobb
Thu Aug 31 2017 10:15
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Lowrance Hook 3x All Season
Replies: 8
Views: 594

Re: Lowrance Hook 3x All Season

Am after a portable suction cup mounted fish finder, anyone got or used the Lowrance Hook 3? Or got any other recommendations for portable finders? I have a Portable Eagle ID-6300 about 30yr old bought from new and I still use it, if anyone goes down the suction cup route definitely tie the cup on ...
by Mick Cobb
Tue Aug 29 2017 20:32
Forum: Predator Fishing Forum
Topic: Time for zander
Replies: 30
Views: 2047

Re: Time for zander

What times of the year are best for zander fishing? As in best results and safest for the fish. I've never caught one before and there's one or two places a stone's throw from my house I could be in with a chance. I had a quick chat with a bloke fishing for them once many moons ago around September...
by Mick Cobb
Sun Aug 27 2017 10:27
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Electronic Fishing Scales
Replies: 29
Views: 1010

Re: Electronic Fishing Scales

You could just throw them in the bin, alternatively you could use them as a paperweight, or maybe chuck them on a bonfire sometime.. :smile: :thumbs: :thumbs: all the ones I have come across have been rubbish although I never bought any and I used to sell many types, I use the Reubens Specimen Angl...
by Mick Cobb
Sat Aug 26 2017 21:59
Forum: General Rules & Announcements
Topic: Policing the forum
Replies: 37
Views: 3439

Re: Policing the forum

Andrew Croft wrote:
Probably but its all over with now by looks of it. Nobody really complained.
Yes I have to Ben, awaitng a reply.
by Mick Cobb
Sun Aug 20 2017 23:47
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Recieved rod...not happy
Replies: 40
Views: 2098

Re: Recieved rod...not happy

[quote="Kev Berry" post_id=469153 time=1502996854 user_id=34] well if you had bought it from your local tackle dealer you wouldn't have these problems ---- the perils of buying "cheaper" on line, absolutely no sympathy Wind your fcukin neck in Kev. You've a very short memory pal. you referring to a...
by Mick Cobb
Sun Aug 20 2017 04:36
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Pro's and Con's
Replies: 27
Views: 961

Re: Pro's and Con's

I hear 16 strand is the next big thing. :boing: FFs...But are there any pro's and cons? :grin: the 4 strand is a coarse weave and noisy in the rings, tends to be the cheap Chinese braid , some of which is --er --a bit dubious , especially on the knot. The 8 strand ones are rounder and tighter weave...
by Mick Cobb
Sun Aug 20 2017 04:22
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Recieved rod...not happy
Replies: 40
Views: 2098

Re: Recieved rod...not happy

well if you had bought it from your local tackle dealer you wouldn't have these problems ---- the perils of buying "cheaper" on line, absolutely no sympathy Wind your fcukin neck in Kev. You've a very short memory pal. you referring to a brand new near £100 brolly I sold for £40----- and for some r...
by Mick Cobb
Thu Aug 10 2017 17:28
Forum: Wildlife & Photography Forum
Topic: Pine Marten
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Pine Marten

Seen in Yorkshire recently first one in 35yrs so it said, not sure how to link it. :smile:
by Mick Cobb
Tue Aug 08 2017 22:58
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Rod holder position
Replies: 13
Views: 741

Re: Rod holder position

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As I said when it was first shown months ago just take one of your boots off before entry and all will square up nicely. :laughs: