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gloucesteroldspot
#1 Posted : Wednesday, June 01, 2011 2:51:41 PM
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23lb 8oz
Nobby
#2 Posted : Wednesday, June 01, 2011 4:00:15 PM
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Excellent fish, GOS. It is nearly four times the size of my best this year.... and mine was bright orange.

I'd like to call it a carp, but it was just a BIG goldfish, really.





Tadpole
#3 Posted : Wednesday, June 01, 2011 4:06:57 PM
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GOS, very nice.

I've just started my pre baiting campaign today, my aim, large black carp!

will keep you all posted....
gloucesteroldspot
#4 Posted : Wednesday, June 01, 2011 4:10:47 PM
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They're rather annoying aren't they? I once caught a big common (well, 15lb) at 3am, June 16th. Put it in a sack in deep water until daylight to take a photo, and when I got it out it had turned bright orange! Flippin' koi - I'd seen it in the water several times, but hadn't even considered the possibility that my fish was it. Honestly - it was the size and colour of a traffic cone.
Hergest Ridge
#5 Posted : Wednesday, June 01, 2011 4:16:41 PM
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Lovely GOS, a cracking fish.
(Although where on earth are your Carpe Diem/Mainline/Fox/ et bl**dy cetera monogrammed clothes ?)
Hobgoblin
#6 Posted : Wednesday, June 01, 2011 4:18:15 PM
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I know that swim,no honest I do.Nice to see no head cut ;-0

Hob
Black sheep
#7 Posted : Wednesday, June 01, 2011 8:29:37 PM
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Well done sir!
crustyoldbob
#8 Posted : Saturday, June 04, 2011 12:42:33 PM
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Nice fish GOS, I've only just noticed the photo section...
gloucesteroldspot
#9 Posted : Tuesday, June 07, 2011 1:01:28 PM
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Hergest Ridge wrote:
Lovely GOS, a cracking fish.
(Although where on earth are your Carpe Diem/Mainline/Fox/ et bl**dy cetera monogrammed clothes ?)


I only put those on if I'm 'doing a feature' as it were - the sponsors insist on it you see. This is me in mufti, carping for pleasure. A mere twenty wouldn't make the pages of the mags anyway.

OK - so the above is not true. Fact is, the only branded fishing wear I possess is a Bob Church one-piece for winter, and a Masterline waistcoat thing for stalking. Unless you count numerous Barbours...
Haydn Clarke
#10 Posted : Tuesday, June 07, 2011 1:43:15 PM
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See you have one of those remote controlers for self takes, Gos. I have one too for my Samsung camera. A nifty, if slightly tricky to use, little gadget.
Nobby
#11 Posted : Tuesday, June 07, 2011 2:24:15 PM
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Oh no he doesn't!


GOS, I've tweaked your shot a little..no sun-blur, no camera trigger, you're in the centre now and the water isn't running out the side of the lake anymore. Sorry, got a thing about horizons.....


http://s259.photobucket....rent=gosandhiscarp3.jpg



Redfin
#12 Posted : Tuesday, June 07, 2011 2:24:42 PM
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gloucesteroldspot wrote:
Hergest Ridge wrote:
Lovely GOS, a cracking fish.
(Although where on earth are your Carpe Diem/Mainline/Fox/ et bl**dy cetera monogrammed clothes ?)


I only put those on if I'm 'doing a feature' as it were - the sponsors insist on it you see. This is me in mufti, carping for pleasure. A mere twenty wouldn't make the pages of the mags anyway.

OK - so the above is not true. Fact is, the only branded fishing wear I possess is a Bob Church one-piece for winter, and a Masterline waistcoat thing for stalking. Unless you count numerous Barbours...

Gos, I notice that that you have mentioned Barbours a number of times on this august forum. Have they not offered you a sponsorship deal yet?

I myself, only ever take Jura single malt whisky with me when I'm fishing for carp..... That's Jura.... single malt...
Tadpole
#13 Posted : Tuesday, June 07, 2011 2:37:12 PM
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Nobby wrote:
Oh no he doesn't!


GOS, I've tweaked your shot a little..no sun-blur, no camera trigger, you're in the centre now and the water isn't running out the side of the lake anymore. Sorry, got a thing about horizons.....


http://s259.photobucket....rent=gosandhiscarp3.jpg





Nobby, I like the original, less orange, the trigger just adds to the atmosphere of a lone angler!
Nobby
#14 Posted : Tuesday, June 07, 2011 3:10:40 PM
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Yes, I did increase the colour temperature a bit. Actually I had a nightmare with it...took well over an hour to trick Picasa into letting me edit the picture. I had to modify it in Paint first, just to overcome some security thing that Picasa detected in GOS's original.


I just had to sort that horizon out and only Picasa has the software, so far as I know. Lots of pictures with water in them have horizon issues.


gloucesteroldspot
#15 Posted : Tuesday, June 07, 2011 3:26:48 PM
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It's a sloping lake Nobby. Keeps the ducks down one end.
Tadpole
#16 Posted : Tuesday, June 07, 2011 4:27:45 PM
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gloucesteroldspot wrote:
It's a sloping lake Nobby. Keeps the ducks down one end.


Yes, I fished on a sloping river once, tricky!
crustyoldbob
#17 Posted : Friday, June 10, 2011 9:53:04 AM
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gloucesteroldspot wrote:
It's a sloping lake Nobby. Keeps the ducks down one end.


I like all the soft thuds and puzzled quacking noises as they pile up....
Grumpalump
#18 Posted : Friday, June 10, 2011 10:04:08 AM
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Then there was the blonde who gave up water-skiing because she couldn't find a lake that sloped...

gloucesteroldspot
#19 Posted : Friday, June 10, 2011 11:32:37 AM
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crustyoldbob wrote:
gloucesteroldspot wrote:
It's a sloping lake Nobby. Keeps the ducks down one end.


I like all the soft thuds and puzzled quacking noises as they pile up....


If only...

Went back there Wednesday evening. Tufty nightmare. Plus the midges were intolerable after the rain, and I'd forgotten the insect repellant. If someone had handed me a gun I'd have been hard put to decide whether to shoot the ducks, or myself.
crustyoldbob
#20 Posted : Friday, June 10, 2011 3:26:14 PM
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gloucesteroldspot wrote:
crustyoldbob wrote:
gloucesteroldspot wrote:
It's a sloping lake Nobby. Keeps the ducks down one end.


I like all the soft thuds and puzzled quacking noises as they pile up....


If only...

Went back there Wednesday evening. Tufty nightmare. Plus the midges were intolerable after the rain, and I'd forgotten the insect repellant. If someone had handed me a gun I'd have been hard put to decide whether to shoot the ducks, or myself.


I'm guessing of course, but the duck a l'orange would be better than GOS a'orange. And easier to get in the oven ;-)
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