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Hi from London

Post by JW1 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:11 pm

my name is John and I live in London, I have just returned to freshwater fishing from many years in the salty stuff.
Initially I targeted the chalk streams of South London for small chub, dace, roach, perch and gudgeon using my LRF gear and some home made floats. the first thing I learned is that 4lb braid does not go well with brambles but there is some good fishing to be had.
Lately I have been exploring some of the side streams of the Medway, finding some big perch and bream forcing me to rethink my tackle. Rather than go the high tech route again I am planning to go for an 11 foot cane rod and centre pin reel for the bigger rivers, and this site looks an ideal place to start.


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Re: Hi from London

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Re: Hi from London

Post by SkimmingTheCream » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:18 pm

Welcome to the TFF John

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Re: Hi from London

Post by Duebel » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:52 pm

Welcome to the TFF, John! Homemade floats? Please show us some pictures!
Greetings from Bamberg

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Post by AshbyCut » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:05 pm

A hearty welcome, Sir.
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Re: Hi from London

Post by Dave Burr » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:17 pm

Welcome. Can I just say that a 10ft rod can perform very well whereas 11ft significantly increases the weight. But go your own way and discuss the yay'a and nah's on here :Hat:

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Re: Hi from London

Post by Mark » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:55 pm

Welcome to the forum John.
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Re: Hi from London

Post by Richard Jackson » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:10 am

Welcome John
I spend most of my life fishing the Rest i just waste

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Re: Hi from London

Post by BobTheFloat » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:50 am

Welcome sir your be glad you found this place!
Good luck for the rest of the season :Hat:
Your one bite away from the best session of your life

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Re: Hi from London

Post by Eddy Pools » Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:31 pm

Hello John, welcome to the TFF

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