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The Site is 1 year old !

March 23rd, 2010 Comments off

Well the site is over 1 year old, little did I know what the year would bring. From the highs to the lows and almost everything in between it has all been posted here. Over the year I have tried to keep the site active with mostly fishing related content with How-To articles covering everything from carp rigs to zander shads.  Rig wise I have covered the advanced to the simple, hopefully enabling people to catch a few extra fish along the way. Anyway if you read this blog, let me know what you think, either post a comment on this ( or any other story)  or drop me an email at the “contact me” button on the top.

Here’s to the next 12 months of the site !

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WP Super-cache and error 500

March 22nd, 2010 1 comment

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Hi readers, over the weekend I decided to get all technical and install WP Super-Cache to speed up the site and make it a little less resource intensive…. thing is I didn’t check my logs, which if I had would have shown that to non logged in users you would have seen an “Error 500” rather than www.masterblanker.com. Oops ! If you get this after you have installed this plugin check your Apache error logs. If you see “/wp-content/cache/.htaccess: ExpiresActive not allowed here” add “AllowOverride Indexes” to your apache config. My thanks go to Speedforce.org and their post here

let me know if you have issues

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Setting up a stinger on Rubber Lures with wire

March 22nd, 2010 3 comments

After the recent article detailing how to setup rubber lures with little more than braid and flurocarbon I thought I would do a quick post on how to set them up with wire if you are fishing waters that have significant numbers of pike or if you are fishing a water where wire is mandated. Personally speaking as long as the water has a low number of pike and you are vertical jigging, I dont see an issue fishing with out wire but for those places where there are loads of pike here is how you set up your lure with wire.

This in this article I will use the rather versatile Fox rubber pro shads as they are my favourite “big” rubber lure and do seem to catch almost anything. Indeed I have had several size able pike to them over the years ( note that the zander only started last year..)
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