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    Today, 10:27 PM
    budge replied to a thread Ribble 2019 in English Rivers
    Ha ha chance would be a fine thing. I suppose the Ribble is pretty much like most rivers regarding catches at this time of year, high water = famine...
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    Today, 01:47 PM
    budge replied to a thread Ribble 2019 in English Rivers
    I think they like it where I fish because it isn't busy and they don't get disturbed much. I actually had one working the pool i was fishing earlier...
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    Today, 09:09 AM
    budge replied to a thread Ribble 2019 in English Rivers
    I have only seen one mink in the past 2 years so that's a good thing. Apparently otters won't tolerate them in their territory. I see little egrets...
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    Yesterday, 06:55 PM
    budge replied to a thread Ribble 2019 in English Rivers
    I had a ride upstream after I packed up and did a bit of "Bridge peering" the Ribble like you say was fine, as was the Hodder. Didn't get a look at...
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    Yesterday, 05:18 PM
    budge replied to a thread Ribble 2019 in English Rivers
    Decided to give it a go today as the level didn't look bad on the gauges, dropping everywhere after the small rise yesterday. Was a bit shocked to...
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    Yesterday, 05:02 PM
    budge replied to a thread Ribble 2019 in English Rivers
    Councils seem to prefer spending money clearing up fly tipping rather than charging a nominal fee to use the tip. My son has his own gardening...
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    19-10-2019, 09:53 PM
    budge replied to a thread Ribble 2019 in English Rivers
    Didn't look appetising so I opted for the carp puddle today. Caught a few but lost loads and won nowt I've noticed a distinct diesel smell the last...
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    18-10-2019, 08:25 PM
    budge replied to a thread Ribble 2019 in English Rivers
    I'm eagerly awaiting the write up of all the fish caught today need a bit of inspiration on whether it's ribble or carp puddle tomorrow ? Sent...
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    18-10-2019, 08:07 PM
    For me it is after the capture when it all sinks in what has just happened. After the initial take and realisation that you have hooked a salmon,...
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    18-10-2019, 11:16 AM
    Couldn't agree more, there's probably no other branch of angling where actually getting a take is an exception rather than the norm. Makes it all the...
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    17-10-2019, 11:22 PM
    budge replied to a thread Ribble 2019 in English Rivers
    Excellent ! Well done guys. Yours looks like a salmon to me too Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
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    17-10-2019, 07:44 PM
    budge replied to a thread Ribble 2019 in English Rivers
    Unbelievably I got mine checked on new years day thirty odd years ago !! Fishing for chub on the Ribble, he walked half a mile from the car park and...
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    17-10-2019, 06:58 AM
    budge replied to a thread Ribble 2019 in English Rivers
    You are spot on with your observations, the first lift of a rising river can be a good taking time as resident fish get ready to head upstream. It's...
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    16-10-2019, 08:08 PM
    budge replied to a thread Ribble 2019 in English Rivers
    Welcome back sutty, fishy tales are always of interest can't offer any advice myself on what you are doing as it's the same for most of us. Right...
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    16-10-2019, 06:13 PM
    budge replied to a thread Ribble 2019 in English Rivers
    Managed a few hours on big ribble today at last. Was expecting a bit of colour after last night's rain but the water was pretty clear about 2 foot up...
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    15-10-2019, 09:09 AM
    I thought I was persistent !! Well deserved hopefully more to follow. Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
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    14-10-2019, 06:51 PM
    budge replied to a thread Ribble 2019 in English Rivers
    Will be interesting to see what the final counts through Waddow are this year. Considering the weather it should be good but at the moment it's...
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    14-10-2019, 03:28 PM
    budge replied to a thread Ribble 2019 in English Rivers
    Middle/ upper river I presume ? Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
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    14-10-2019, 03:12 PM
    budge replied to a thread Ribble 2019 in English Rivers
    We're they fresh fish or just residents running upper reaches ? Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
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    14-10-2019, 08:03 AM
    budge replied to a thread Ribble 2019 in English Rivers
    Dusted the coarse gear off at the weekend, seeing as ribble is still out of sorts. Fished a couple of matches on my local carp puddles after a 4...
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    11-10-2019, 03:48 PM
    budge replied to a thread Ribble 2019 in English Rivers
    I was just wondering if it coincided with the period this year when there was constantly sediment and colour in the water ? Probably the same farmer...
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    11-10-2019, 01:11 PM
    budge replied to a thread Ribble 2019 in English Rivers
    When did this incident happen ? Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
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    10-10-2019, 10:57 PM
    budge replied to a thread Hello from upstate NY in New Members
    Hi David welcome to the forum. Lots of info and advice on here, just avoid Brexit Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
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    10-10-2019, 08:15 PM
    budge replied to a thread Ribble 2019 in English Rivers
    Looking more and more like the season has finished Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
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    10-10-2019, 01:51 PM
    budge replied to a thread Switch rod rating. in Rookies Corner
    The main problem is the rod manufacturers don't all use the same rule of thumb. It wouldn't take much to just Mark them with a recommendation for...
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    09-10-2019, 05:39 PM
    budge replied to a thread Where do Grilse Feed ? in General Board
    Very interesting and informative as always. I have often wondered whether the sudden proliferation of offshore wind farms could be having an adverse...
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    09-10-2019, 07:46 AM
    budge replied to a thread Where do Grilse Feed ? in General Board
    I've previously asked why do we still have decent runs of seatrout in some rivers but hardly any salmon ? Surely this shows its an issue with the...
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    07-10-2019, 08:58 PM
    budge replied to a thread Ribble 2019 in English Rivers
    Was hoping no one would mention the R word before Wednesday Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
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    06-10-2019, 10:38 PM
    Haven't used it but seen a few who have and it doesn't look great ! Not something I would recommend. Have you not considered tiling over the tiles ?...
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    05-10-2019, 10:58 PM
    budge replied to a thread Ribble 2019 in English Rivers
    Wishful thinking again the overnight deluge has arrived. Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
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