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    Wild Trout and Grayling fishing 2021.

    Similar experience last week on the River Calder. Found a lamb half way down an embankment which didn't look too good. Lying on its side, I thought it was dead initially but then saw its chest moving. Foaming at the mouth. Looking for the farmers number, a pickup just arrived, prodded it and...
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    Wild Trout and Grayling fishing 2021.

    Last Tuesday on the Ribble caught 8 OOS grayling -7 were right plumpers- and 2 trout around 1 1/2lb to 2lb. Thought they were brownies but when I got them to the net, I wasn't so sure. Should have taken pics but there was no brown or yellow, no red dots. Very silver. Is it too early for ST...
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    River Calder, lancs - is this pollution?

    Hi Steven, Getting that feeling myself after speaking with some fellow fishermen on the ribble. A couple of incidents were reported but no real follow up.
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    River Calder, lancs - is this pollution?

    No dead fish but has now been reported
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    River Calder, lancs - is this pollution?

    Not sure if I should report it as i'm no expert but arrived at the Hyndburn & Blackburn AA Dunkirk Farm stretch today and noticed a blue'ish tinge to the water. Then a half mile or so upstream where syke side brook entered the river it was like blue dirty water being poured into the calder. Does...
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    How to keep my hands warm!

    Aldi have the neoprene ones for sale right now on their specialbuys
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    Vision Hopper Gummi, studs?

    The supatrack 1100 have been recommended previously. Any views on the 1605 version they have now specifically for boots?
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    Happy Birthday Mrtrout.

    And buy it off him next year :)
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    Happy Birthday Mrtrout.

    Happy Birthday Steven. You must be difficult to buy a present for with it being so close to Christmas!
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    Cleaning cork handle

    I used one of those magic erasers. Can buy them anywhere. Came up like new
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    New boots?

    Went for these in the end. Worth a punt for £60. Cheers Don
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    New boots?

    Thanks everyone for your wise words. Ideally, I'm looking for a decent pair of felt boots for under £100.
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    New boots?

    Hi all, The complete boot sole (rubber and felt combined!) decided to part company with my Scierra boots recently and I've been searching around recently. I've narrowed my search down to either Guideline Laxa or Vision Loikka, both felt sole. Any recommendations for either? Thanks Don
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    PAA Rivers

    Struggled myself today. Had one serious knock which I missed and then nothing
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    PAA Rivers

    Yes it was. Tomorrow is another day. Lets see what happens but with no rain I can see it being a challenge again. Still better than being at work ;)
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