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Old 05-25-2009, 09:03 PM
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the biggest pain in the arse hate catching them
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Old 05-26-2009, 08:00 AM
louie147 louie147 is offline
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my bro used to use a trap made out of a two litre water bottle,
so basically they can get in but not out,
i cant remember how he did it exactly it was years ago but he always got them easy,
if im talking to him i'll ask him for you
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Old 05-27-2009, 01:09 PM
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the biggest pain in the arse hate catching them
Don't understand why u hate minnow,first of all there a lovely fish then when the river gets polluted and the fly and nimp are virtually gone what do the trout feed on? minnow minnow minnow if u use them properly u will catch plenty of trout,perch,they are a very important part of our river system,iv caught wild old trout to 3lb on my local river using minnow when the fly men are catching at best half lb fish,i no of another river near by that holds minnow to six inches and iv caught pike to 14lb in kilbride on them,so for me it minnow all the way.
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:35 PM
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the biggest pain in the arse hate catching them
They are a lovely fish but I can never seem to get them when I need them. Whenever I don't need them there's millions of them. If I go to the river with a net or a minnow trap its like they're suddenly extinct.
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Old 07-09-2009, 11:26 PM
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Angry minnows no more

I think its a pity that livebaiting has been banned in scotland as fishing with live minnows for perch was always the best way to get the bigger fish. dead minnow just aint the same, pity.
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:05 PM
westofireland westofireland is offline
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They are easy to trap. Punch in the bottom of a brandy bottle (preferably emply!!!). Place some bread or red wool in the bottle and put the bottle , neck up in your chosen swim. Make sure the bottle is laying flat or otherwise the minnow will be reluctant to go in. Once you have 1 minnow in the bottle, the rest seem to follow. I found that stuffing the neck with grass rather than use a cork seemed to work better. Best of luck-)
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Old 10-18-2009, 06:16 PM
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Minnows are great no fish can resist a nice fat silvery minnow the female works best males with spawning coulours are no good.
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Old 10-18-2009, 06:24 PM
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Thumbs up Minnow as bait...

must give minnows a go, try an get me a big Perch... never used em b4, just tail hook em is it....???
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Old 10-27-2009, 07:16 PM
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must give minnows a go, try an get me a big Perch... never used em b4, just tail hook em is it....???
i mount them on two size 14 trebles and a small swivel 12 inches up the line and just jig them up and down the river,caught some good trout that way.
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