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    fly fishing<br />wildfowling and watching the toon..

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  1. Cheers for the sound advice. Once again the P/W faithful come up with the goods. Hitman.
  2. Very interesting replies which has me thinking that it’s a scare tactic. Thank you for all the advice, I think I will see this winter out then get a couple of quotes just so I have an idea in case it does pack in completely.
  3. Hi Deker No it’s working fine now. It had a new diverter value fitted as the heating wasn’t always coming on. Engineer recons this is one of the parts that would be difficult to replace, but thankfully he had one in his van.
  4. Hi Folks Just had my gas Worcester Bosch Highflow 400 serviced by British Gas and as it’s 20+ years old with many parts becoming obsolete he recommended I replace it. We have a 4 bedroom terrace house with 11 radiators 3 of which are doubles. if any plumbing engineers here could recommend a boiler and roughly how much ( it’s a straight replacement in the same location) it would cost. I would be happy with another Highflow but just not sure what else in out there Cheers Hitman .
  5. Hi Folks For decoying pigeons I use the cheapest 28g 7.5 I can get. Recently that has been Trust, Prima & LA Joker which all do the job well. I have recently bought some Trust super star game which are 30g No 6 ( so a UK 5.5 ) which I am going to use on pheasants. If anyone has any experience of these heavier Trust shells please post your feedback. Cheers Hitman.
  6. the hitman

    Acorns

    I have noticed loads of acorns and even more beechmast in my area, however very few sloe berries in my patch this year. Hitman
  7. The block of stubble fields that I reported about last time were slowing being ploughed under, but fortunately one field with 4 tall beech trees on its westerly side was still in stubble. I watched a flightline going across the stubble then over the beech trees and on into the distance. The wind was good and in my back so I thought I could decoy pigeons off the line and into the decoys. It was slow to begin and the magnet was scaring them away, however I had about 6 in the first hour. The flightine moved so the pigeons were crossing the furthest beech tree about 70 yrds from my hide and decoys, I thought that leaving the hide and getting under the line would be a good move. Having moved guess what the next 3 pigeons went straight to the decoys and too far to shoot. Having moved back to the hide the pigeons chose to go over the beech tree again, it’s going to be one of those days I thought. By 2pm I was shooting a few on the decoys but more were heading for the beach tree, so I moved again but this time with some success. I was shooting high pigeons coming straight at me like driven pheasant, and at one point I shot 12 without a miss ( ok so they weren’t that high ). I packed up at 4pm with birds still moving, but I was happy with my bag of 36. Hitman.
  8. There is a few young pigeons in my patch, however I don’t shot them if I can’t see white neck bars( just my personal choice) , but impossible to tell when they are over your head. Hitman
  9. I had spotted a few pigeons flitting about a large area of about 8 stubble fields but hadn’t had the time to do a proper recce. A good westerly was blowing so I decided to have a little sortie out. I spotted a few flighting up a willow lined ditch that separated 2 stubble fields, and quickly decided where to set up. After about 20 minutes I realised that I was in the wrong field and should have set up on the other side of the willows, so I picked up my decoys and 2 shot pigeons and moved. Decoys out again and magnet spinning the pigeons started to fly past clearly going somewhere else however I was more or less under the line. I was beginning to think that a bag of 20 was possibly until about 1pm when things picked up and passing pigeons started heading straight into the decoys having spotted the magnet. One memorable shot was a second barrel that occurred after killing an easy first barrel pigeon totally committed to the decoys I took a crack a second bird well out which dropped dead. I paced it out to 52 yards not bad for a 28g no 7 and certainly a fluke shot for me. I called it a day at 3.45pm as I had promised to take Mrs H for a drink in town, and a quick hunt of the willows with the dog I picked exactly 50 pigeons so I was well chuffed. It was a enjoyable day in the sun and wind, and a good run out for my 13 year old cocker who will dream well tonight. Hitman.
  10. Most buildings societies have an investment department within the branch. Tell them that you have 10k to invest and the amount of interest you can earn is based on the level of risk you are preparing to take ( it’s stocks and share based). very low risk will give a return of around 4% rising to around 8% for higher risk investment. Probably find some middle caution investment with 5 or 6% return. You will be changed a one off investment change of about 3% so you would not see the benefits in year one however after that your 10k will grow. I have had an account like this for years and have never had less that 5% interest year on year. Dont be concerned about Brexit and political uncertainty as most stocks and shares are not affected by this ( oil, gas etc) . you cannot achieve this level of interest with an isa or current account. Hitman
  11. I watched him knocking down some excellent high pheasant a few years back. sad news indeed
  12. A few years ago I started to have terrible shooting pain in my head and by tea time I was totally floored. My wife is a nurse and spotted small blisters developing on my forehead and knew what it was. As it was out of hours I went to A&E and the on call GP gave me meds to take every 4hrs and pain killers to follow. Thankfully I caught it in time but still felt rough for a few days.
  13. The league kicks off tonight so now is the time to submit your team. i am hoping to secure a champions league place this year in the league and defend my head 2 head crown ( pure luck last year) come on chaps it’s just a bit of fun. Hitman
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