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by Clive Bates 2274
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Newbies
Topic: Hello from Lancashire.
Replies: 9
Views: 274

Re: Hello from Lancashire.

Thanks Brian, will do. Lovely sunny day here. Trying for Tench if that fails Roach.
ATB Clive
by Clive Bates 2274
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Newbies
Topic: Hello from Lancashire.
Replies: 9
Views: 274

Re: Hello from Lancashire.

Thanks Michael, I've been looking at the regions in my area and hope to attend one in the new season all being well.

Thanks to ForumAdmin, it's a bit early to know if I can make it but I've made a mental note on paper of it.

ATB, Clive.
by Clive Bates 2274
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Newbies
Topic: Hello from Lancashire.
Replies: 9
Views: 274

Re: Hello from Lancashire.

Thanks John, I read all of them and learned a lot. I found answers to some of the questions I was going to post plus lots more stuff to boot. Looking forward to the next issue. Didn't catch any Tench but got 20 plus small Roach. I posted about "Hooks and barbs" and got some good advice from David Ho...
by Clive Bates 2274
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Starting Piking
Topic: Hooks and barbs.
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Hooks and barbs.

Thanks David. Sounds like a good plan to me. Yes it definitely helps. I've got all the necessary stuff to do the job. Think I'll have an afternoon in my garage later this week and do them all.
by Clive Bates 2274
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Newbies
Topic: Hello from Lancashire.
Replies: 9
Views: 274

Re: Hello from Lancashire.

Thanks Brian, I've read 2 issues now, 160 & 161. The articles on Otters are very interesting and enlightening. More importantly, the explanation in issue 161 by John Currie about not Piking in the summer months has been an eye opener for me. Never having been interested in Pike until a few years ago...
by Clive Bates 2274
Fri May 31, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Starting Piking
Topic: Hooks and barbs.
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Hooks and barbs.

Hi all, I've got a small selection of lures at the moment. They all have barbed hooks. Is it possible to buy lures with hooks/trebles that don't have barbs? I've been told that I could flatten the barbs on my existing hooks. I tried it but the barb just snapped off leaving a jagged bump. I'm new to ...
by Clive Bates 2274
Fri May 31, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Newbies
Topic: Hello from Lancashire.
Replies: 9
Views: 274

Hello from Lancashire.

Hi all, it's the start of my 2nd years PAC membership and my 1st post. I've been "Pleasure" fishing on and off for 50 years or so. I fish as much for the peace and quiet as actually landing anything. My best fish before Pike was a 5lb 2oz Tench. I got interested in Pike fishing about 3 years ago. Af...