Thursday, 5 August 2010

Just one of them days.


Well yesterday i prepared myself to a session on the waggler,
I returned to the peg where i had caught the tench last session hoping for another decent day.
started off poor, rough on my presentation with only a juvenile perch taking the bait. It came to about dinner then i started to cast in different areas just to get bites. it was cast here then there, until about 3:35pm when changed hook and added the last of my maggots, i took one long cast and the float landed spot in the middle of the lake then wham i was playing a decent fish, but unfortunately it won and smashed my tackle my rig was in the middle of the lake. eek no hope of retrieving my float. as i packed up i inspected my rod and i found this..........
(TOP IS A FULLY LINED GUIDE WHILST THE BOTTOM IS BROKEN)
So that could be a likely cause for loosing that fish.........................what these do is help to keep your line undamaged, if one of these is broken you have a useless rod and a high chance of the line snapping. Its a shame really, it was a rod from dragon carp which I had for Christmas. it had served me well, but i dont think i can get another unless i can replace the eye???

And to top that up i had my apprenticeship letter today and the people think I am an eastern european and are asking for my passport and listed me down for asylum and immigration act.....................? oh well, Its just one of them days.




5 comments:

  1. I had the same happen to the tip ring on one of my rods, I took it into Victoria Tackle in Netherfield and the chap there replaced it while I waited, did a first class job and only charged me £2.50 all in. Good as new.

    As for losing fish, make sure you set the clutch on the reel so that a fish can take line if it runs or a big fish will snap you every time.

    Hope you get your work permit sorted soom ;)

    Wszystkiego najlepszego

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  2. Wszystkiego najlepszego - It's not My Birthday until march next year dazz, Lol
    i thought victoria tackle closed some time ago.????? at least i now have an excuse to get a new rod.

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  3. Victoria tackle moved but is still in Netherfield & open, good shop..
    Its not difficult to whip a new eye on, I use black serving thread (used on archery strings) & mix epoxy (Araldite is OK) & coat with a thin layer, job's a good 'un..

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  4. Cor blimy Alex i thought i was the only one on the planet that had lost a great fish after the ring had cut through the line, But these things happen, And its not hard to replace the eye, Just need a little patience, Then watch YouTube,

    Can you prove your English by the way haha,
    Wszystkiego najlepszego,
    Cheers Mate,
    ,,,Paddy,,,

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  5. well, paddy, me no speaky english, LOln damn
    I'm off to Ingoldmells on thursday with my last bonous from college(they have stopped giving them from sept) so i might just snoop around for a new rod, and some rainbow rock.

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