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    11-11-2019, 09:30 PM
    Hope you're up and about soon. Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
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    11-11-2019, 08:07 PM
    I think I would have been glad of them back in my canal winter league days Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
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    11-11-2019, 11:02 AM
    I do get cold especially now I'm an old f##t. Like you say salmon fishing keeps you warm as you are moving about constantly. I just travelled light...
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    10-11-2019, 10:28 PM
    Managed to get out to the Ribble with the float rod today. Waste of time that was ! Did 2 hours trotting maggots for not a touch, then 2 hours with a...
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    09-11-2019, 02:58 PM
    Good post Pedro. I've learned to listen to advice but not be scared of trying something a bit different. The general consensus on the Ribble is to...
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    09-11-2019, 01:57 PM
    Dug out the stick floats and sorted my gear for a bit of roach fishing on the Ribble. I bought some maggots with the intention of going for a few...
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    09-11-2019, 12:03 PM
    budge replied to a thread Ribble 2019 in English Rivers
    Pollution incident on savick brook yesterday, farm slurry affecting 3km of the stream probably too low down to effect the main Ribble but a sign of...
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    08-11-2019, 06:07 PM
    Heat Holders are my choice sold in outdoor shops and not silly money. Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
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    08-11-2019, 04:23 PM
    budge replied to a thread Ribble 2019 in English Rivers
    I was up that way today so stopped to have a look at the weir. You can't actually get close as it is a private driveway down the side of the river...
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    07-11-2019, 08:49 PM
    budge replied to a thread Hatcheries in General Board
    Nice to see things have calmed down now. I have followed this thread from the start as it's something that interests me. I haven't much to add as I...
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    07-11-2019, 08:30 PM
    Ha Ha Ha I spotted 4 Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
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    07-11-2019, 04:00 PM
    budge replied to a thread Ribble 2019 in English Rivers
    I thought there was a fish pass on whalley weir ? I seem to remember seeing something about salmon back up near Burnley this year ? Or was it a dream...
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    07-11-2019, 10:48 AM
    budge replied to a thread Ribble 2019 in English Rivers
    That's something I have often wondered ? The count is very low considering the rod catch was greater than that count not many years ago there's...
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    06-11-2019, 03:43 PM
    budge replied to a thread egret in Picture Gallery
    Quite common on my local river Ribble, I usually see a couple when I fish. I think they are another creature that is spreading Northwards with the...
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    06-11-2019, 07:40 AM
    budge replied to a thread Wading boots recommendations. in Boots
    No sorry I was just saying the eBay pair were too small for me. I am 11s normal shoes so usually go a size bigger. I haven't worn Simms so probably...
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    05-11-2019, 10:05 PM
    budge replied to a thread Ribble 2019 in English Rivers
    That's disgusting ! Did you report it ? Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
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    05-11-2019, 10:03 PM
    budge replied to a thread Ribble 2019 in English Rivers
    I think a lot depends on how you were fishing and whether it would hold up in court. It's common knowledge that there's quite a few salmon caught...
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    05-11-2019, 09:26 PM
    budge replied to a thread Wading boots recommendations. in Boots
    Ha ha ha brilliant Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
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    05-11-2019, 09:10 PM
    budge replied to a thread Wading boots recommendations. in Boots
    I bet they are good on mud though ! I just put 10 in each boot around the edges. Can be a bit iffy on muddy banks but a good compromise. Sent...
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    05-11-2019, 08:42 PM
    budge replied to a thread Wading boots recommendations. in Boots
    Crikey ! that's a rare old selection of studs ! What are they like on a slab of shiny rock ? Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
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    05-11-2019, 08:05 PM
    budge replied to a thread Hatcheries in General Board
    All sounds like guesswork and assumptions to me ! Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
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    05-11-2019, 06:57 PM
    budge replied to a thread Wading boots recommendations. in Boots
    Ditto 12s for me Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
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    05-11-2019, 08:07 AM
    budge replied to a thread Ribble 2019 in English Rivers
    There doesn't seem to be a definitive answer when it comes to hooking salmon. I went through a spell last year when I was getting takes and the fish...
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    04-11-2019, 07:07 PM
    budge replied to a thread Hatcheries in General Board
    And the same as NW English rivers, as presently discussed on the Ribble thread !! Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
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    04-11-2019, 07:00 PM
    budge replied to a thread Wading boots recommendations. in Boots
    Think the Freestones are looking favourite. Thanks guys. Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
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    04-11-2019, 03:42 PM
    budge replied to a thread Wading boots recommendations. in Boots
    I have considered this before as anything fishing related automatically doubles in price. I just worry about rubber soles on rocks and rounded...
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    04-11-2019, 03:31 PM
    budge replied to a thread Ribble 2019 in English Rivers
    An improvement over the last couple of months but still not great. Let's hope for a lot more this month Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
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    04-11-2019, 01:29 PM
    Any suggestions regarding wading boots yet again ? I have just worn out my 2nd pair of cheap boots in 2 seasons use. First pair are actually still...
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    04-11-2019, 01:09 PM
    budge replied to a thread Ribble 2019 in English Rivers
    Yeah I remember that. Maybe they are now being scooped up as a bycatch by someone else ? Going off everything else, I doubt there's much policing of...
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    03-11-2019, 06:08 PM
    budge replied to a thread Ribble 2019 in English Rivers
    Ditto on that one, catches seem to have plummeted immediately after that date ? Makes you wonder whether someone discovered a migration route where...
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