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  1. 9 hours ago, Blackpowder said:

    Are your pots  steel or wood, if it is the latter they need to soak so as they sink and rest on the sea bed.  If there is any tide running your pot to marker rope length needs to be three times the depth of water.   Crabs like fresh bait lobsters are less fussy.  You can salt  down mackerel in plastic barrels where they make their own brine, or dry salt in boxes turning them over a few times  and adding more salt as the bait dries out.    Best bait ever had were cormorants which had drowned in creels they seemed a fatal attraction to lobsters.





    Salt herrings are good too. 

  2. 8 hours ago, Walker570 said:

    They appear pretty clever birds and like magpies/jackdaws may have the intelligence to climb out or even not to get caught initially.


    Good point. 


    I thought with them being so gregarious they might be trappable but I bet you are right. 


    I've never even seen one. 

  3. 1 hour ago, Dave at kelton said:

    Killing power of modern 10 or 12 with big steel shot is beyond doubt but if, as you put it, you want nostalgia you can’t beat using an eight as our predecessors did.

    Yeah of course. I can definitely see the appeal. 


    I guess it depends on the OP's motives.

  4. 17 minutes ago, WalkedUp said:

    Watched 1917 on my phone on Friday night. I’m not a gun nut but after loading his Lee Enfield with a single stripper clip at the start of the film (the entire film is a single shot) he never needs to reload despite numerous engagements. Also, very sportingly he carries his rifle unloaded during battle, as every time he has a German in his sights he racks the bolt to take the first shot. 

    There are one or two films where someone is being threatened with a pump action. For dramatic effect they rack the action, So I assume it's now loaded and wasn't before. I can stomach that. But then as the tension builds they rack it again... No cartridge is ejected. 

    Also. On any film where they pull out a fancy sniper rifle to pull of a mile and a half shot, why is the scope always something out of a christmas cracker? 

  5. 7 hours ago, Good shot? said:

    I could only suggest it is to prove you have been requested by landowner to provide essential pest control during Covid lockdown.

    Therefore justifying your travel to the area.


    That's what I thought.

  6. I did a bit of googling and it turns out you can pasteurise eggs without cooking them. Which I would have thought would be impossible so every day is a a schoolday. Thanks Fat Chap. 

    Easy enough to do at home apparently and it doesn't affect the egg for cooking later so if you were really worried you could do that.


    I don't think there's any need though other than your piece of mind. 

  7. How on earth would you pasteurise an egg and not cook it? 

    I probably would have washed the **** off them before bringing them in the kitchen, other than that I have eaten hundreds and hundreds of soft poached/boiled/fried duck eggs from my own ducks and from friends. Always been fine. 

  8. 10 hours ago, WalkedUp said:

    Outside our office we saw a lad running past (uphill 🙈) with a small TV from a local shop. The security guard was a young fit lad and absolutely bombed after him. The thief stopped, actually handed the TV back to the guard and then walked away. I suppose he could have dropped it but seemed mad he was just allowed to go on with his day. 

    I guess the security guard would have had to detain him, wait for the police to turn up and... Do nothing. 

    Cut out the middle man. At least he got the TV back. 

  9. 20 minutes ago, walshie said:

    What's the point of ID checking someone wearing a mask?

    To check their age. 

    Same as when they aren't wearing their mask. 

    It's just harder because you can't see their chin. 

    When they censor faces in the newspapers etc they cover the eyes, not the mouth so I'm not sure that ID ing someone with a mask is that much of a problem. 

  10. I thought it was **** as well. My brother was crazing me to watch it. Unfortunately it didn't live up to any of the hype.

    Hacksaw Ridge was **** as well. 

    I had to turn that off after the bully boy used the top half of a corpse as a shield. Utter bullocks. 


  11. Personally I'd accept an all out ban on lead. 

    I already shoot non-lead in my big rifle

    I use Steel and Tungsten in my shotguns

    and I use tin pellets in my airgun.

    I've yet to find a good alternative for the .22lr. I'll be sad to lose it but it will be worth it if all of the ******** posted on here and other forums stops. 

    by and large the non-lead alternatives work and are viable. People are just too pig headed to accept them. 

    If people start using them my hope is that they will actually realise that it's not as bad as they have been told or convinced themselves and maybe the total ******** spouted in the non-lead threads on internet forums will be reduced. 

    That said. There is also reams and reams of ******** on lead ammo so maybe that's unlikely. 

    Also BASC will have to stop grandstanding about it. Claiming victories that aren't theirs and generally taking the **** out of their members. 

  12. On 12/12/2020 at 12:25, Yellow Bear said:

    No but, again from what I hear, UK boats seldom venture into "French waters" (some of which are UK territorial waters) to avoid conflict

    Well that and because the French have fished them to oblivion. 

    Why do you think they want to be in our waters?

    We actually have some fish! 

    The Spaniards are just as bad. 

    All of our inshore fleet should be fitted with torpedos so when one of those big ****** trawls through your gear within a mile of our coastline you can legally sink the ******. 

  13. 6 hours ago, figgy said:

    Always get the gloss you can knock the finish back to how you want.

    You can knock back gloss varnish with fine wire wool and it looks really nice. 

    Personally I use pure Tung oil for stuff like this. Those pieces will pull it in like hell though so be prepared to apply plenty of coats. 

    I also sometimes wax over the top with a mixture of beeswax, carnauba and tung oil to finish. 

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