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Nevs Blog - 06-12-2017

 With the demise of Pike and Predators I have nowhere to attempt to bore the pants off my fellow anglers. So be warned...............

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LURE TROLLING - 20-05-2017

 COMING TO TERMS WITH LURE TROLLING IS NOT DIFFICULT BUT YOU NEED TO FIND A GOOD WATER

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DAIWA MANTON CAT FISHING - 28-03-2017

We are pleased to be able to offer catfish fishing at Daiwa Manton. We have syndicate places available at £200 a season starting April 1st ending March 31st 2018. this compares very favourable with day ticket venues.

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The Notable Anglers Big Pike List - 13-01-2017

The Notable anglers Pike list

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CURRENT MANTON NEWS - 21-06-2016

 PUBLISHED IN CARP TALK.

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ZANDER 2015 - 21-06-2016

 THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN PRESENTED TO THE ANGLING TRUST IN THE HOPE OF GETTING ZANDER THE SAME PROTECTION AS OUR NATIVE SPECIES.

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TACTICAL PIKE FISHING - 21-06-2016

 PUBLISHED IN PIKE AND PREDATORS MAGAZINE.223

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ZANDER 2015 PART 2 - 21-06-2016

 CONTINUED

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Daiwa Manton - 23-06-2013

It has been a while since I updated this section of The Tackle Shop’s website. The lakes at Daiwa Manton have continued to mature and the carp and catfish have got bigger. While we are not able to offer fish the size you see down south, At least we have not tried to create an instant monster carp water as has happened at some less reputable fisheries. I know some people think it elitist to look down on instant carp waters. After all nearly all waters have to be stocked with carp at some point. Many anglers could not care less about where the carp they are fishing for have come from. However Daiwa Manton has always worked on the principal that management is the way to develop a carp fishery. We have stocked carp obtained locally and we have grown on fish that we have had in our stock pond. Carp grow and eventually you end up with big carp unless you areI totally incompetent. It takes time with some fish growing at only a pound a year; however they get there in the end.

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Titanium Seven Strand Wire - 05-06-2009

Is it any good? Well we decided to give it a go because it sounded good. That is not always the best basis for importing £500 of wire from abroad, but sometimes you have to go with a hunch. At £12.99 for a mere 3 metres it is very expensive.

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The Bait Boat Debate - 01-06-2009

One of the interesting aspects of running a couple of large carp waters is talking to the members. There are very aspects of carp fishing that get my members going. They do not complain about litter because members do not leave litter. We do not have a security problem because non members

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Getting the most from your Lures - 01-06-2009

There can be no denying the effectiveness of modern lures for pike fishing. For myself, although I do relatively little lure fishing in comparison with bait angling, I am very aware that my three biggest pike of 37-04, 36-04 and 34-08 all came on lures! On a recent Irish trip, the largest fish of 25-08.

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TRACE WIRE. By Neville Fickling - 01-06-2009

These are my personal views and other experienced pike anglers may have a different view. Personally I’m not bothered whether a trace wire is exceptionally thin or supple for its breaking strain. All I care about is whether or not it is durable and reliable.
I have used most of the available wires so let’s have a look at them.

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Customers and Staff Captures - 28-04-2009

Customers and Staff Captures

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About Lucebaits Pikebaits. - 06-01-2009

It takes some effort to think back to where all this started. It must have been those first smelt given to me by a Norfolk man in 1966. From that day onward I was always on the lookout for smelt. A contact in St Helens got me some in the early1980s, enough for myself and a few Tackle Shop customers. Then came the chance meeting with a professional fisherman in about 1982. That changed everything and for 20 years during the spring I drove 148 miles each way each day for a month collecting as many as 50 stone of smelt to bring back here and freeze for the following winter. Things are different now and the volumes of fish dealt with are much greater. At one time I may have as many as 25 pallets of frozen fish in a cold store as well as a cold store full of fish of my own.

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Getting the best from Soft Plastic Lures - 06-01-2009

 

Soft plastic lures were about years ago when I was only a beginner at pike fishing. I remember seeing the French "Plucky" lures in the window of the local fishing tackle shop. I do not think I ever owned one; I certainly never caught anything on such a lure. I probably couldn’t afford to buy one anyway. How times change, these days. Any pike angler worth his or her salt will have a soft plastic lure in their collection.

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