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This lot should see me through the summer.

My local tackle dealer couldn't be arsed repacking them into handier bags so he gave them to me. :grin:
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They look a nice size Dave
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Can't beat free bait
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My eel baits for the summer cost me the price of a half pint of maggots. In Carpy terms about the same price as 6 boilies!
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There were 88 in total in that pack. They're now in packs of 6 plus two of 8. :grin:
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davelumb wrote: Sat Jul 06 2024 08:39 -
There were 88 in total in that pack. They're now in packs of 6 plus two of 8. :grin:
And hopefully you’ll catch a monster on one of them Mr Lumb
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Happy Hayes wrote: Sat Jul 06 2024 08:44 -
davelumb wrote: Sat Jul 06 2024 08:39 -
There were 88 in total in that pack. They're now in packs of 6 plus two of 8. :grin:
And hopefully you’ll catch a monster on one of them Mr Lumb
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I doubt it with my eel luck/skill. Not even if I live to be 88! :laughs:
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davelumb wrote: Sat Jul 06 2024 08:46 -
Happy Hayes wrote: Sat Jul 06 2024 08:44 -
davelumb wrote: Sat Jul 06 2024 08:39 -
There were 88 in total in that pack. They're now in packs of 6 plus two of 8. :grin:
And hopefully you’ll catch a monster on one of them Mr Lumb
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I doubt it with my eel luck/skill. Not even if I live to be 88! :laughs:
You never know Mr Lumb ,
As with Steve Rickets there could be a monster in one of your regular waters that just hasn’t been caught.
( we can all live in hope)
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Happy Hayes wrote: Sat Jul 06 2024 08:53 -
davelumb wrote: Sat Jul 06 2024 08:46 -
Happy Hayes wrote: Sat Jul 06 2024 08:44 -
davelumb wrote: Sat Jul 06 2024 08:39 -
There were 88 in total in that pack. They're now in packs of 6 plus two of 8. :grin:
And hopefully you’ll catch a monster on one of them Mr Lumb
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I doubt it with my eel luck/skill. Not even if I live to be 88! :laughs:
You never know Mr Lumb ,
As with Steve Rickets there could be a monster in one of your regular waters that just hasn’t been caught.
( we can all live in hope)
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That's the thing with eels. :thumbs:
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davelumb wrote: Sat Jul 06 2024 08:46 -
Happy Hayes wrote: Sat Jul 06 2024 08:44 -
davelumb wrote: Sat Jul 06 2024 08:39 -
There were 88 in total in that pack. They're now in packs of 6 plus two of 8. :grin:
And hopefully you’ll catch a monster on one of them Mr Lumb
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I doubt it with my eel luck/skill. Not even if I live to be 88! :laughs:
Not long to go then :joker:
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Nige Johns wrote: Sat Jul 06 2024 17:50 -
davelumb wrote: Sat Jul 06 2024 08:46 -
Happy Hayes wrote: Sat Jul 06 2024 08:44 -
davelumb wrote: Sat Jul 06 2024 08:39 -
There were 88 in total in that pack. They're now in packs of 6 plus two of 8. :grin:
And hopefully you’ll catch a monster on one of them Mr Lumb
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I doubt it with my eel luck/skill. Not even if I live to be 88! :laughs:
Not long to go then :joker:
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Do you find frozen baits effective for eels, Dave ?
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piker66 wrote: Sun Jul 07 2024 09:55 -
Do you find frozen baits effective for eels, Dave ?
They've worked OK for me.
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Ah ok, I've read they weren't as good as fresh. Nice to hear you're confident using them.
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piker66 wrote: Sun Jul 07 2024 10:58 -
Ah ok, I've read they weren't as good as fresh. Nice to hear you're confident using them.
I re-freeze thawed baits and catch on them. :grin:
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:thumbs: Lol. That's encouraging then. I may give frozen deads a go then.
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piker66 wrote: Sun Jul 07 2024 11:10 -
:thumbs: Lol. That's encouraging then. I may give frozen deads a go then.
Saves a lot of hassle.
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Christ, definitely.
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dont think eels are that fussy when it comes to fish baits , bet they come across dead decaying fish and eat them ......but you still have to put a bait in-front of one first


been out today 3 rods out , worms on one , a maggot rig on another , and a roach head on the 3rd rod .......not a snifferoo...
caught a shed load of roach on the float rod but the roach were all to big for baiters .......hay ho ....lovely big deep quarry venue where i had a nice snigg a few seasons ago ......
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stubbojo wrote: Mon Jul 08 2024 22:01 -
dont think eels are that fussy when it comes to fish baits , bet they come across dead decaying fish and eat them ......but you still have to put a bait in-front of one first


been out today 3 rods out , worms on one , a maggot rig on another , and a roach head on the 3rd rod .......not a snifferoo...
caught a shed load of roach on the float rod but the roach were all to big for baiters .......hay ho ....lovely big deep quarry venue where i had a nice snigg a few seasons ago ......
I think some baits definitely improve as they decay, Steve because as the cell structure of the material breaks down, more goodness is released and some species of animal actually prefer decaying food as its easier to digest.
I did a test with a sardine and pike, I let a sardine go well off, then froze it for casting and very quickly caught.
The more hemp goes off the more barbel and carp like it.
The main thing about fresh bait is that its easier on us! :sick:

Had to stop fishing for zander tonight as I quickly had 4 unhittable fast runs, dark stormy hot and humid weather, ideal for eels!

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catch a eel by accident .........then actively start fishing for them by design and catch none ....
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stubbojo wrote: Tue Jul 09 2024 10:28 -
catch a eel by accident .........then actively start fishing for them by design and catch none ....
That sounds about right. :laughs:
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davelumb wrote: Tue Jul 09 2024 15:47 -
stubbojo wrote: Tue Jul 09 2024 10:28 -
catch a eel by accident .........then actively start fishing for them by design and catch none ....
That sounds about right. :laughs:
it seems to be the case , like today had 4 hours , not a bite ,then about 5 pm had 4 blistering runs and pulling line off the bait runner , where was i when this happened
up against a tree having a p**s 3 out of 4 runs .......talk about unlucky .....had a net full of baiters too
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stubbojo wrote: Tue Jul 09 2024 19:53 -
davelumb wrote: Tue Jul 09 2024 15:47 -
stubbojo wrote: Tue Jul 09 2024 10:28 -
catch a eel by accident .........then actively start fishing for them by design and catch none ....
That sounds about right. :laughs:
it seems to be the case , like today had 4 hours , not a bite ,then about 5 pm had 4 blistering runs and pulling line off the bait runner , where was i when this happened
up against a tree having a p**s 3 out of 4 runs .......talk about unlucky .....had a net full of baiters too
I was having a slow night the other week, not a sniff. Went for a p**s and.... Screaming run that stopped as soon as I got to the rod.
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davelumb wrote: Tue Jul 09 2024 20:59 -
stubbojo wrote: Tue Jul 09 2024 19:53 -
davelumb wrote: Tue Jul 09 2024 15:47 -
stubbojo wrote: Tue Jul 09 2024 10:28 -
catch a eel by accident .........then actively start fishing for them by design and catch none ....
That sounds about right. :laughs:
it seems to be the case , like today had 4 hours , not a bite ,then about 5 pm had 4 blistering runs and pulling line off the bait runner , where was i when this happened
up against a tree having a p**s 3 out of 4 runs .......talk about unlucky .....had a net full of baiters too
I was having a slow night the other week, not a sniff. Went for a p**s and.... Screaming run that stopped as soon as I got to the rod.
See u have updated lumbland Dave, we must be installed for an end of summer bumper eel issue? :thumbs:
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piker al wrote: Wed Jul 10 2024 06:45 -
davelumb wrote: Tue Jul 09 2024 20:59 -
stubbojo wrote: Tue Jul 09 2024 19:53 -
davelumb wrote: Tue Jul 09 2024 15:47 -
stubbojo wrote: Tue Jul 09 2024 10:28 -
catch a eel by accident .........then actively start fishing for them by design and catch none ....
That sounds about right. :laughs:
it seems to be the case , like today had 4 hours , not a bite ,then about 5 pm had 4 blistering runs and pulling line off the bait runner , where was i when this happened
up against a tree having a p**s 3 out of 4 runs .......talk about unlucky .....had a net full of baiters too
I was having a slow night the other week, not a sniff. Went for a p**s and.... Screaming run that stopped as soon as I got to the rod.
See u have updated lumbland Dave, we must be installed for an end of summer bumper eel issue? :thumbs:
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davelumb wrote: Tue Jul 09 2024 20:59 -
stubbojo wrote: Tue Jul 09 2024 19:53 -
davelumb wrote: Tue Jul 09 2024 15:47 -
stubbojo wrote: Tue Jul 09 2024 10:28 -
catch a eel by accident .........then actively start fishing for them by design and catch none ....
That sounds about right. :laughs:
it seems to be the case , like today had 4 hours , not a bite ,then about 5 pm had 4 blistering runs and pulling line off the bait runner , where was i when this happened
up against a tree having a p**s 3 out of 4 runs .......talk about unlucky .....had a net full of baiters too
I was having a slow night the other week, not a sniff. Went for a p**s and.... Screaming run that stopped as soon as I got to the rod.
its just uncanny how this happens a lot with eels
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stubbojo wrote: Wed Jul 10 2024 08:38 -
davelumb wrote: Tue Jul 09 2024 20:59 -
stubbojo wrote: Tue Jul 09 2024 19:53 -
davelumb wrote: Tue Jul 09 2024 15:47 -
stubbojo wrote: Tue Jul 09 2024 10:28 -
catch a eel by accident .........then actively start fishing for them by design and catch none ....
That sounds about right. :laughs:
it seems to be the case , like today had 4 hours , not a bite ,then about 5 pm had 4 blistering runs and pulling line off the bait runner , where was i when this happened
up against a tree having a p**s 3 out of 4 runs .......talk about unlucky .....had a net full of baiters too
I was having a slow night the other week, not a sniff. Went for a p**s and.... Screaming run that stopped as soon as I got to the rod.
its just uncanny how this happens a lot with eels
had a 2lb eel on a whole small roach on a float set up intended for perch :shrug: yesterday and seen a big perch under my rod tips .......
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another 2lb plus eel today on 12 red maggots to a size 4 hook ...just hooked in tip of snout ......also had 5 bream on this method
and there not shy in taking the big hook .....

yes i am holding it out a bit but it weighs what it weighs ........chuffed really as first attempt at new venue for a snigg missed a few good runs too

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