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About stevethefish

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    Lincoln
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    Shooting Fishing Ferreting my patterdales and outdoor life
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  1. It's Been A While

    Well it's certainly been a while since we got out with the monkeys. I've been nursing my wife for a few weeks with a broken ankle and detatched ligament, I feel like a skivvy but she would do it for me. I got the lads down for a few hours knowing that the weather wasn't going to be too bad and the missus was tucked up with a good book. We were only going local, a couple of hedgerows that wouldn't scare the gamebirds seeing as the shoots are still running. It was such a releif to get out, it seems like an eternity since we last had a jaunt, I was ready for the fresh air too. We got to the first hedge the keeper wanted us to do but unfortunately it was a non starter. It really needs flailing out as the brambles had got the better of it so that will have to wait. There were lots of signs that it was rife with rabbits but it'll last for another day. We shimmied up the next hedge, this was a boundary hedge so I had to watch the dogs, you know what lurchers can be like if they see mr longears. We started well and even though the rabbits were a bit reluctant to bolt most of the digging was relitively easy mainly soft soil under 3 foot deep so not a problem. The numbers were increasing slowly but all the same we were enjoying every minute and what a nice warm day it was too. We just haven't had all that bad rain they have had down south, thank the lordy for that. As we moved onto the next field the digging began to take on a different form, the rabbits had bottle enders under a track that was hardcore and compresses crusher run, ouch! well at least we had a couple of young guns with us, so we left them digging while we got on with the fun bit. Lol..... As the afternoon approached the sky started to take on a different look, this would be the weather front they had predicted and we thought that it would be wise to call it a day and leave a few (breeders) on these fields. An eary finish but all the same worth the effort and with a steady 33 in the bag the lads went back home happy enough, roll on Saturday for the next outing and also for the game shoots to finish so we can do the good areas.
  2. Advice On Barbel In Lake

    Fish at the aereator or near by, the barbel like a firm bottom with little silt they will live around these spinners and on all lakes these are barbel hotspots. Use bigger baits if you want to target just the barbel, ie luncheon meat. The reason the barbel are lighter in colour in lakes is that the water is far more coloured due to mainly the carp feeding in the silt. This stops the light penetrating the water and thus the pigment in the skin gets lighter, thats all it is. Barbel are quite happy to live in stillwaters and also breed in stillwaters like chub do, its just myth that they dont. If the fish are happy to live in stillwaters then why should we complain, at the end of the day we all catch these fish in rivers or lakes so its just the tradditionalists that don't like to see them in stillwaters.
  3. Your name will live on buddy http://youtu.be/RDN7N38cZmA
  4. If anyone is after a discovery TD5 for shooting etc, I have one for sale. £3000 no offers LANDROVER DISCOVERY 2 TD5 FACELIFT 160,000 MILES WAX OILED CHASSIS VGC FULL SERVICE HISTORY TAX AND MOT METALLIC EPSON GREEN PAINT CRUISE CONTROL ELECTRIC WINDOWS CD CHANGER PREMIUM HARMON KARDON SOUND - AWESOME QUALITY!! ELECTRIC MIRRORS AIR CON CLIMATE CONTROL *FULLY OFF ROAD PREPARED* 2 INCH LIFT BLACK MODULAR WHEELS 2X GENERAL GRABBER AT2 TYRES 2X BF GOODRICH ALL TERRAINS STANDARD ALLOYS WITH MICHELIN TYRES INCLUDED - PLENTY OF TREAD OFF ROAD FRONT WINCH BUMPER FOR EXTRA GROUND CLEARANCE 2X FRONT WIPAC LAMPS STEERING GUARD ROCK TREE SLIDER. SNORKEL TOW BAR MANUAL BOX A BEAST THAT GOES ANYWHERE, NEVER BEEN STUCK Only selling to buy a newer vehicle
  5. Discovery Td5 Off Road Prepared

    Hi mate will stick some pics on in morning had too many ciders at no. Its a V reg manual.
  6. Discovery Td5 Off Road Prepared

    VIEWING WELCOME
  7. LANDROVER DISCOVERY 2 TD5 FACELIFT 160,000 MILES WAX OILED CHASSIS VGC NO RUST FULL SERVICE HISTORY TAX AND MOT 2X SUNROOF - NO LEAKS METALLIC EPSON GREEN PAINT CRUISE CONTROL ELECTRIC WINDOWS CD CHANGER PREMIUM HARMON KARDON SOUND - AWESOME QUALITY!! ELECTRIC MIRRORS AIR CON CLIMATE CONTROL *FULLY OFF ROAD PREPARED* 2 INCH LIFT BLACK MODULAR WHEELS 2X GENERAL GRABBER AT2 TYRES ALMOST NEW 2X BF GOODRICH ALL TERRAINS ALMOST MEW STANDARD ALLOYS WITH MICHELIN TYRES INCLUDED - PLENTY OF TREAD OFF ROAD FRONT WINCH BUMPER FOR EXTRA GROUND CLEARANCE 2X FRONT WIPAC LAMPS STEERING GUARD ROCK TREE SLIDER. SNORKEL TOW BAR MANUAL BOX A BEAST THAT GOES ANYWHERE, NEVER BEEN STUCK Only selling to buy a newer vehicle. I am looking for £3300
  8. Another 45

    We dropped back onto the last spot we left unfinished the other day just hoping for a few to keep the keeper happy. We had taked 72 from here just a few days ago so didnt expect too much. Having said that there are always a few to be had on here, we do it every year and it still throws up big numbers the following year. With the cold and heavy snow we had experienced we knew it would be a bit of a grind, however I love ferreting in the snow, its exciting and the rabbits give themselves away with all the tracks etc. It was just going to be a half day so we had the full crew out, at least we had plenty of hands on the job, makes up for lost time. We drove down the field, struggling a bit with all the snow and got straight into it. We decided just to use stop nets instead of purse nets due to too many bolt holes covered in snow, you just know what would have happened. Its good fun using these nets, gives the dogs a bit of sport too as they can nail a few when they bolt. We had an excellent start, the first set was under tree cover, we did net this set as it was relitively snow free. A quick 10 from this, brilliant, and warmed us up a little, it was very cold with the easterly wind blowing. We managed to finish this short hedge in just under 3 hours and although the day was still young the guys were eager to get back and get dried out and warmed up. We called it a day with 45 and were very happy with the result, not bad for 3 hours I guess.
  9. Fantastic result for the crew today

    Yawn!!!
  10. Cropsafe crew, chicken farm 12th Jan

    Here is Danny the oversized ferret, click on the link https://www.facebook...200389127235822
  11. Cropsafe crew, chicken farm 12th Jan

    Dunham bridge closed again? now what?
  12. Cropsafe crew, chicken farm 12th Jan

    Yeah we keep telling him that mate
  13. It was a shock when I got a call from my mate at the chicken farm asking if we could go and have another bash after we hammered it last Christmas. I was sure that they would have been obliterated and thin on the ground but obviously not. We arrived about an hour after first light and after collaring up and giving the dogs a few minutes we set of down the grassy bank, wow this makes a change from the norm. As we were walking down we saw a few bolt into a far set and things were looking rosy. Tilly immediately started marking so we knew that we would get a few, we didn't expect the huge numbers but at least we were doing my mate a service and favour. The first set was quickly netted and within a couple of minutes we had three in the bag, this was to prove the norm for the day and very little digging really and what we did were relatively easy. On the big slope bank they run deep and of all places to have a dig they had to pick this one. A five footer resulted in a couple bottled up and warmer fingers to boot, yes it was a bit fresh early doors. We did manage to loose one rabbit from this set but it holed up in another set we had just done, and it was just a small one so we nailed it later on. The pace was more relaxed today, it was just so much easier than the other day and we just took our time and enjoyed it. We did have a couple that slipped the net, but flash was on his toes and soon brought them back dead but he doesn't really mark them luckily. The day went sweet apart from another that slipped the net but this one went back into the steep banking with tilly hot on its tail. It seemed very sluggish but with one of the big dog ferrets that had been hounding It that's not a surprise. Tilly just wouldn't leave the hole alone that it went in, she was digging like a dog possessed so we thought we would take a look. You could see clumps of fur right down the hole as if she had been trying to grasp it, well you can't just leave an injured one so we thought we would try and recover it. Danny (long arm) had a bash and reckoned he could touch it but not grab it, so I opened the hole a bit to give him more room, this time it was a result. Down to his waist and two legs sticking in the air like a pole roller he grabbed it and we extracted him by the feet, brilliant stuff, he gets stuck in the lad does. With just half a day gone and about just short of 30 in the bag we were happy. As it was early we decided to just do a small hedgerow across the road from me on the way back, nothing spectacular but we nabbed a couple more just to round the day off with 32 but every moment a laugh. I will add the video of Dan in the hole asap.and here it is.... https://www.(!64.56:886/photo.php?v=10200389127235822
  14. Fantastic result for the crew today

    Ha ha ha had a couple of days on the waggon then back to normal now,
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