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Posted by on in General Discussion
I've already written about this some time ago, however I feel the need that I must bring this to the attention of the general public again. After another visit to Paignton pier I am seeing this continued trend where they are doctoring every single one of their tipping point machines so it's very difficult to get them to pay money out. Not only are they doing this in the arcade on the main parts of the pier, but also in the arcade as you walk up the slope to the pier.
 
Initially when you look at one of the machines it looks as though they are offering you a good chance to win money. In fact, today most of the machines had a £5 note hanging over the edge. However when you look a little more carefully they have modified the second shelf that moves back and forth. What they've done is attach a metal bar across the lip of the shelf. They then jammed in coins all the way along making them look like they are hanging over the shelf. The coins have also been angled up slightly which makes it even more difficult to push any coins over the top.
 
I think this practice is absolutely disgusting and they are basically robbing the general public who want to spend a little bit of time having some fun. Nobody goes to an amusement arcade to make money. However the owners of Paignton pier are taking advantage of people and through devious practices making quite sure that hardly any money is paid out from these machines.
 
If you are thinking about visiting Paignton pier in the hope of having a little bit of fun on these tipping point machines then take my advice and forget it because you'll be wasting your money.
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Posted by on in Angling
Red is an excellent colouring for micro pellets. It's especially effective during the summer time when the fish are on the move. When everybody else is just using standard micro pellets, add a little bit of to your pellets to turn them red and you may just make yourself look like a superhero. 
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Posted by on in Angling
If you are a diehard method feeder user then why not try some of the which by all accounts are extremely good. If you soak them for about half an hour, 15 minutes lid down, then 15 minutes lid up, you end up with a mixture that is absolutely perfect for the method feeder. To enhance the pellets try adding a colouring and flavouring as well.
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Posted by on in Humour

I don't suppose Usain Bolt expected this to happen, after all he had just ordered a Chinese takeaway, so a Chinese man came and took his legs away
 
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Posted by on in General Discussion

Absolutely awful

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Posted by on in For sale on eBay
People often neglect to think about their dogs when they are going out on boats and taking their pet pooches with them. Dogs are good swimmers, but if you have problems out at sea then there is no way your dog will be able to swim ashore. So if you are planning on going afloat and taking Rex with you make sure that you buy a . You can even buy a .
 
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Posted by on in Computer Talk
I love this website, it's straightforward, easy-to-use, there's no need to type in those silly spam deterrents that take up a lot of time. You simply type in a keyword, put in your domain and it will tell you what position on Google your website resides out for that particular keyword. The other very helpful thing that you can do is compare your website to other domains as well. This is really helpful if you have competition and you are trying to optimise your website to outrank them on Google. Check it out, it really is very good indeed.
 
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If you want to learn about batteries and how they work and what batteries to use for different functions then this is definitely the website that you need to have a look at.
 
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If you are planning on going on holiday to Brixham and intend on doing a spot of crab fishing with the kids then I would recommend getting your crab bait from Brixham Bait and Tackle which is directly opposite the old fish market, next to the Golden Hind. You can't miss the shop, they always have fishing rods outside when it's open.
 
A bag of squid will cost you £1. They also sell crab lines and nets, plus buckets so that you can enjoy an afternoon's crab fishing in the harbour.
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Posted by on in General Discussion
A friend of mine Peter who is disabled is looking for somebody who can help him go out on his small 15 foot motor craft which is moored at Brixham Marina. Peter suffers from chronic back problems and therefore is looking for a reliable and competent companion to help him go out on the and do a spot of fishing during the summer time, or when the weather is fine.
 
In return for helping out Peter will let you use the boat to go out on your own from time to time. The boat will carry six people and there are six lifejackets on board. The only stipulation is that if you use the boat when Peter is not a board, you will be obliged to help towards fuel costs. Other than that, it's basically a freebie for helping Peter out.
 
If this is something that you are interested in and would like to talk to Peter about what is involved then please contact Peter on the following number.
 
01803 852072
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Posted by on in Angling
Sonubaits make a huge variety of pellets. I am particularly fond of their which I specifically use for method feeder fishing. I would recommend using the 2 mm -sized pellets as these can be soaked for two or three minutes and then used with method feeders that utilise a mould to attach the pellets.
 
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Posted by on in Angling
I am a massive fan of sonubait's, I use several of their products including ground bait and pellets. Another product I would highly recommend is their

. If you fish small commercial waters where the carp are fairly small then this is what you should be using to give extra flavour to your ground bait and pellets. The stuff smells gorgeous, if you like vanilla ice cream then you will like this stuff. I'm sure the carp love it as well, it seemed to give me the edge using it, I could definitely tell the difference when I didn't have it added to my pellet mix.

 

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They featured an interesting article on this lunchtime spotlight News so I thought I would share it. A clever bunch of people down in Cornwall have developed an iPad application that can help stimulate the brains of people who suffer from Alzheimer's. Anyway, check their website out, I've also included the link to where the app can be purchased on iTunes.
 
 
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Posted by on in Angling
There's nothing more exciting than catching carp from the surface. There are several companies that produce tackle that especially made for the job. Fox produce some really good quality tackle which you can buy from eBay
 

When you are surface fishing for carp it's very important that you do your utmost to disguise not only your hook link, but also your main line which can easily spook carp. Fox have designed a floater mainline that will address all these issues.

 

Fox also produce line that is made especially for hook links.

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Posted by on in TV Gossip
 
I watched Top of the Pops 1980 last night on BBC Four. Peter Powell was presenting it with BA Robinson as a guest presenter. Honestly, what is it with these co-presenters on TOP? The other week we had Roger Daltrey who was being extremely sexist and was rather too familiar with some very young girls on the set. Now we've got BA Robinson acting like a complete and utter TWAT. I will also question whether some of his comments regarding The Village People were somewhat homophobic. Okay, we'll make jokes about The Village People, but there is a time and a place.
 
It was also funny to watch The Skids with Richard Jobson is lead singer, somehow he looked out of place, especially wearing their ridiculous suit, it looked like he should have been on a boat at Henley Regatta. And what was that with those kids singing, that was absolutely terrible.
 
Really hilarious to see Ian Jury wearing lipstick.
 
I love looking at the people in the audience, most of them are more interested in what's going on around them, rather than listening to the music. This was especially true when Sue Wilkinson was singing.
 
It's great seeing the music from the 1980s, but the presenting is really dated and to be honest with you I'm surprised some of it hasn't been edited out because it really does cross the line when it comes to homophobic and sexually related comments made by the presenters. I'm sort of beginning to realise now why people like Dave Lee Travis was prosecuted, the behaviour was definitely questionable from what I can see. If he behaved like that with some of the young girls then I'm not surprised he ended up in court.
 
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Posted by on in Angling
I been using center>for a couple of years now and they are awesome. Because of the shape they are very good for hooking soft floating pellets. Alternatively, create a hair rig using the same hook and use them with your fake imitation mixer dog biscuits like I do.
 
The hooks come in various sizes, I would recommend size 10 if you are surface fishing using floaters, or imitation dog biscuits on a hair rig. If you are using bread then go for a size 6.
 
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Posted by on in Angling
Keep nets are something I absolutely detest. However you see them all the time on commercial carp waters and I just wish the fishery owners would put a complete ban on them outside of fishing matches. Over the last two or three years I have seen the same people constantly using keep nets at one of the venues I go to. I've observed them throughout the day putting every carp they catch into their keep net. However, at the end of the day when they are packing up, all they do is take the net out of the water and empty all the fish back into the pond. Exactly what is the point of this? Even though I don't agree with keeping carp cooped up in a keep net for several hours, I could sort of understand if somebody wanted a nice photo of themselves lying on the bank behind a huge haul of carp, at least they'll be doing it for a reason. But no, the only thing I can think of is these people are doing it because they want to show off in front of all the other anglers, hey, look how many carp I've caught!
 
I honestly don't think some of these people are taking the carp's welfare very seriously. Fish do not like to be all huddled together in the keep net where they can't move. In the summertime when it's warm the water can often be lacking in oxygen. Anglers who insist on using keep nets when it's very hot are not thinking about the carp's well-being at all. If a fish cannot move around properly in hot weather then it could possibly die of hypoxaemia, this is a lack of oxygen in the blood. Under no circumstances should carp ever be kept in the keep net in warm weather. In fact you should forget about keep nets altogether during the summer time in my opinion.
 
Finally, there is the question of fairness. Everyone pays the same money to fish at a commercial water. Is it really fair of one guy to keep a large number of the ponds fish in his keep net just for his own ego? If there are 200 fish swimming around in the pond and I have paid £7 to fish that pond, I want to be fishing for 200 carp, not 120 because a few guys have got them all in their keep nets.
 
If you are an avid keep net user then please think very carefully about what you are doing. Why do you feel the need to put every carp you catch in the keep net for the whole day? Do you honestly think that it's fair on the fish? I would ask these anglers to please leave their keep nets at home and only use them for when they are taking part in fishing matches. You are not impressing anyone by keeping the whole day's catch all cooped up in the net. All you are doing is causing the carp a lot of stress.
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Posted by on in Angling
has been around for quite a few years now. However, it's always been in the form of a chum mixer biscuit that has been soaked and has expanded in size. So when you put in three offerings, your hook bait didn't look the same and therefore the carp would often get spooked and avoid them. So companies including Enterprise Tackle have now reinvented the fake mixer biscuit and brought out one that looks exactly the same as the mixer biscuit that comes straight out of the packet. They have also designed the biscuit so it can be easily hair rigged which I absolutely love. I have now made up several hair rigs at different lengths to suit different floats. I've used one of Korda's mixa hooks and Krusier control surface fishing line which makes for the perfect surface fishing hook link. These new mixer biscuits sit perfectly on a hair rig and you get an excellent hook hold every single time, right in the corner of the mouth.
 
The new fake mixers come with one hole in the biscuit. You'll find that you will need to push a needle through the hole and penetrate the other side so that you can get your hair through. Make sure that when you mount the biscuit, you always push the needle through the larger hole first. When the biscuit is mounted on the hair, the larger hole will be at the bottom. The fake mixers come with a clever little device that prevents the biscuit from falling off the hair. However, they are also coloured and are made to act as a spotter so that when your fake biscuit is sitting amongst 10 other real biscuits, you can actually pick yours out quite easily because. This is particularly helpful because carp will often mouth the bait before taking. The little coloured disc that holds the biscuit onto the hair can almost be used as a float, if you see it disappear under the water then the chances are it in a fishes mouth, even if the fish hasn't run.
 
I absolutely love these fake mixers, you can literally spend the whole day surface fishing without ever having to change your hook bait. There's nothing worse than reeling in quickly because you want to cast out to fish that are topping only to have the biscuit fall off, you've then got to fiddle around with a silly little elastic band that can often be quite difficult to get around a mixer biscuit.
 
I got mine off eBay where you can often find companies selling them without charging post and packaging.
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Posted by on in Angling
I bought myself a bag of a few weeks ago and have use them at a local venue. I must admit I was rather surprised at how well the pellets performed. However, these pellets are oil-based, they are also very hard, much harder than your standard course type pellet. Therefore ignore the three-minute to 3 mm soaking rule, soak these for about half an hour and you will find that they will stick to the feeder like nobody's business. 
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