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  1. yeah thats a good spot for sturgeon and sterlet, and was good for a few whitefish too, I went there yesterday but only had sturge and sterlets, no whitefish at all....might be worth another try based on your post.. @bart86plyeah theres a few coming in from there, i saw a few reasonable ones being caught when i was fishing there today, but not hotspot levels of catches.... i only managed a single whitefish myself Its a good spot for mixed fishing though, I had these three other trophies , which was a bit of a bonus and made up for the lack of whitefish, a bit anyway, didnt make up for the silver the whitefish would earn though...
  2. I love Akhtuba, seriously, it's a great place.
  3. Really good info I haven't been tench fishing at Burg for a looong loong time, I'm gonna head over this weekend with a few new ideas to work with. Thanks. I'm gonna be floatfishing, so will add anything that may be of any use to others.
  4. wow, totally agree about the need for some rigorous testing of various groundbaits and ingredients and their overall efficacy; as well as other effects and how the various ingredients affect catch rates, and/or fish sizes. I've tried setting up tests myself (was trying to get a semi-decent vimba gb) and found it pretty much impossible to validate any results, decided you'd need A LOT of datasets to get anything anywhere near accurate enough to show trends. If you need anyone to do donkey work collecting data feel free to ask, its something I'd love to see come to fruition.
  5. Yes @Goregrinder get the worms skill filled up asap. You will be able to dig, in a single shovelfull, 5 worms, 3 redworms, 3 crawlers, 2 dung beetles, 2 cockchafer larvae, I've not had 2 rhinos in one dig yet, nor 2 mole crickets, they may be restricted to one per dig all the way. I cant believe how many people DON'T max out harvesting skills as early as possible. Advice to a new player, from me, and its not 'the best advice' or in any way prescriptive, (and its pretty much opposite to @Jvan 's advice, but thats the thing with this game there not often a definitive correct answer, especially when it comes to skill point allocation which depends a lot on personal play style) but it's just what i would do if i was starting again..... .......so, my advice would be to fill up worms to 3/3 as soon as possible. Harvesting baits is one of the hardest skills to max out i think, and so you WILL be spending a lot of time digging. As digging is gonna take up sooooo much of your time, you might as well have 3 points in it and so build up a decent amount of baits, i mean you'll dig more worms than you need, whether you fiill up the skill points or not, but the redworms, crawlers, moles, chafers etc will be few and far between. I'm not getting LOADS of the higher level baits, even with 3/3 points, but i dont think i could have spent all those hours digging if it was for single worm, single redworms, single occasional crawlers. getting 3 nightcrawlers in one shovel still gets me excited, and i am finally manging to build up ore thasn i can use. I havent had to buy crawlers or redworms for a long time now. And for all those who say digging does nothing after 90%, some images from the last few raises I had before reaching God Tier, 100%.
  6. Nice work akhmar, Just hit 95% today myself....have a feeling this last 5% is gonna take some effort.... Can you tell me mate...are mole crickets hidden somewhere, like a particular habitat? I've just been digging for over an hour (after I spent 2 hours digging to get myself from 94.7, to 95%).....I've been digging too much i think.. anyway, Ive found a dozen or so crawlers, 8 (YES EIGHT) cockchafer larvae, 6 or 7 of those black bug things i never use, but not a single mole cricket. Where do these badboys hideout?
  7. Okay, i have 0% freshness smelt, 50% fresh ness and 100% freshness all in my baitbucket. The 0% one is dead, and can be used as deadbait. The 100% one is alive and kicking and like new. What about the 50% one? Is it half as lively as the 100% one, or does its effectiveness last a shorter time? or is it semi-rotting and so more likely to deter a predator? if it's still alive it should be just as effective as a 100% one? But is this the case? Hope it's clear what I'm asking, it looks a bit of a confusing question reading it back now. Thanks for any advice.
  8. Nice session @Enzo Matrix , those cats scare me away from the 7.5m hole though until i get some beefier gear. 2.5 hours for you I might have managed to land two, maybe three at the most, of those cats in that time
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    Ha Thanks @Elwoodiath2 I was worried it would be taken down as it might seem to be glamourising the penalty pond, appreciate your comments
  10. @ID_kennyYou dont need carp rods I can cast there using my Sentense feeders Ive had since level 12 , as long as I use basic bottom rig and am full of energy its fine. See my set up above . I do have 7/7 in feeder rods skill, but I definitely have no problem reaching it with a fairly low level feeder rod.
  11. Excellent grayling Pretty sure I got spooled by my first ever hook up with a Baltic same morning as you..I was fishing same part of the trench from the fingerstone rock, had some great char and yes, they stopped fairly abruptly so i went to Sura... I was also on a 10kg leader and pretty much had no chance of stopping the baltic, and like you, 300% certain it wasnt a cat...shame as I still havent had one and as far as I know thats the first one ive even hooked up to, was a painful moment hitting alt and f4..
  12. lol yeah casting from the opposite bank 'Dry Cape' it's called....its easier than pulling them up the cliff and through the trees... @Enzo Matrix yeah all were on fish pieces and the DartakTV sturgeon groundbait in PVA....there were a few more after that screenshot, ended up with 480 silver for just under 2 hours, again, i know thats not a lot for some people on here, but its a good result for me...my best day sturgeon fishing by a long chalk..
  13. Decent hour at the 8m hole, Then this , I know its a tiddler compared to most of you lot's catches, but my biggest so far....this was in the 7m hole.... all the above caught on fish pieces , not a single rhino was harmed in the making of this post.
  14. SwagnusSwagnusson


    @Ursu i did write a short review of a recent stay I had to endure at the Penalty Pond. Its not fun and you really don't want to go there, trust me. Penalty Pond
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    lol, 'orrible innit? I've really got to be careful my last visit was 45kg and really didn't enjoy it one bit.....if i get sent back there again its gonna be 60kg and definitely dont wanna be dealing with that.. Just keep your head down, enjoy the free food, and be thankful it's not Bear lake you've been sent to
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