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    Greys - after sales service

    I now own a Kriega back pack- and the workmanship and materials makes my Greys pack feel like something from a Poundshop . Many thanks for the recommendation
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    Greys - after sales service

    I live in North Yorkshire but certainly aren't wasting a day going up to Alnwick. As I said, I am now far more annoyed about my contact having been being ignored than I am by the faults in the product and I can't see the point a near 200mile round trip in order just to shout at them . The...
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    Greys - after sales service

    In late 2017 I bought a Greys rucksack. Ideal for my early spring and winter fishing. After less than 6 months one of the zip pulls on main compartment jammed . Stupidly I didn't complain there and then- after all the thing cost me 70 quid. Fast forward 8 months and - you guessed - other zip...
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    River Swale Trout Fishing

    Just a heads up for anyone interested in trout fishing on the middle Swale below Richmond. My Club has a short waiting list and we are always keen on recruiting new members on our waters; we have about 2.5 miles and offer trout (stocked and wild trout) , grayling and the opportunity for fly...
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    Toft Newton

    Is it still open ? I emailed them a week ago and nothing yet . I am wanting to do some winter perch fishing there again with dropshot etc. Any info welcomed
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    Greys Streamflex

    I have several of these and rate them highly. I am toying with the 7-6 - and my query is about its action. All the Streamflex rods are described as medium/fast action and whilst the 8ft and 8-6 I have are crisp enough the 6-6 is almost comically slow . It's a nice enough little thing but I...
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    Centrepin Query

    Yes- not poundshop stuff I agree. But compared to the utterly absurd prices for designer fly reels (it's a reel, it needs a ratchet and a handle - job done -not too many Giant Trevally or Tarpon on the Swale ) it's cheap. And as for upmarket big pit carp reels ..... ***
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    Centrepin Query

    I have owned an Aerial for nearly 50 years and have owned stuff like Adcock Stanton and Leeds reels . They have their fans but by far the best pin I have used (and it is streets ahead of an Aerial ) is a cheap as chips Okuma Adventi, which is a joy to use .
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    Tench

    I have recently been catching tench to 6lb plus on coarse gear and they fight extraordinarily well , if not quite as manically as barbel - which outfight anything I've caught . Chub ? Some summer chub can be docile but hook a 4 or 5 pound chub in February and it will try to pull your arm...
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    Reading list - River Trout Fly Fishing

    Pleased that I am not the only one whose enthusiasm for Mr Patterson's trousers on fire style is firmly in check. As Dorothy Parker said, not a book to be put aside lightly, but hurled with great force .
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    Dropshot fishing.

    Dropshotting with a natural worm (especially dendrobena ) I find even more effective - except when the perch are visibly hammering fry. Hugely enjoyable method I have become addicted to - but it is a primarily a winter thing for me. I fish canals etc but also small commercials-not normally my...
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    flies for barbel and chub

    And I find the opposite- I use 8s and 10s dry flies. The takes are very slow and leisurely and you must wait longer to strike than with trout . Barbel boring fighters? Not where I fish they're not. They may not leap but they pull like donkeys.
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    flies for barbel and chub

    Chub- Hoppers, Chernobyl Ant and Woolly Buggers.Fish Hoppers on as hot a day as you can when fish are basking in shallows. My best bag doing this was 31 chub weighing 100lb plus. Really - it is deadly. Barbel-after many attempts with just one barbel hooked fairly in the pectoral I am not...
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    Tiny local beck - fishing rights?

    Oh God - I stopped being a lawyer four years ago and I am already getting flashbacks ....I will stick to being a full time layabout and hedonist!
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    otters and cormorants

    Fishermen (especially coarse anglers- and I am one too) often have several defining characteristics- they are convinced things were better in the past ; that things are getting worse ; they often use anecdote and rumour as a substitute for evidence; they mistrust all experts (except when they...
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    Tiny local beck - fishing rights?

    Can I just clarify what common land is please? The local council has a register of it which is searchable; and what it isn't is land where the public can do what they want . Individuals have 'rights of common'- they include things like grazing and can include fishing and lots of other stuff...
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    Tiny local beck - fishing rights?

    As said. somebody owns the land through which the beck runs and thus owns the fishing rights, Or the rights in half the beck if they only own one bank (bit academic on a tiny beck perhaps ). Alternatively somebody else owns the fishing rights but not the land (it is legally possible to retain...
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    Risk assessment?

    Really ? How very interesting.... I am an infrequent poster here and the fact I have been a member for a number of years gives me no greater or lesser right to post than anybody else.I am certainly not a moderator or guru- God knows I only look at the site about once a month. I replied to this...
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    Risk assessment?

    Look- I made some general comments- helpful ones I hope - about risk assessment. This provoked a rant from your good self about club officials and the law which was as ill informed as it was rude. And you profess surprise that people react - and shock horror - poke (gettit? ) a bit of gentle fun...
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    Risk assessment?

    Yeah- you're right. Back on planet earth ...if anybody wants some help with RAs then pm me .
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