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by Esskie
Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: Scotland Coast Sea Fishing
Topic: etive
Replies: 6
Views: 9384

Hi there GeordieDawg, Welcome to the forum mate ;) You didn't say if you were fishing from a boat or the shore so I'll assume a boat :) Three of us were at Etive just yesterday as it happens and I don't mind at all sharing information with a fellow angler buddy :) It was our first time on the loch t...
by Esskie
Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: DIY SRT-Rig Spring
Replies: 2
Views: 7528

Great stuff Andy ;) Just putting it out there for anyone who hadn't thought about using them, help thy neighbour lad ;) They are a bit more easy to see snagged & lost than all those 'couple of quids' the Gemini springs cost eh incidentally none of the pens worked!!!! no pens were hurt or injured in ...
by Esskie
Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: North East Coast
Topic: neoprene chest waders
Replies: 12
Views: 9500

Getting a set of Leeda neoprene chest waders tomoro What's the verdict on the Leeda waders Beardedburglar? What's the fit like?, different brands can be different sizes etc as you'll know....for example the Ron Thomson pair are a much ' neater ' fit around the body than the Koala pair I have The la...
by Esskie
Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: North East Coast
Topic: neoprene chest waders
Replies: 12
Views: 9500

There are a set of 4 or 5mm Ron Thomson neoprene chesties and a 5mm set of Koala neoprene chest waders hanging here Like Keith, although my chest waders are invaluable to me & I'd be lost without them!, they cause me to sweat if the mark is a long trek etc it's ok standing around actually fishing wh...
by Esskie
Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Power Gum
Replies: 7
Views: 2919

Just my tuppenceworth & hope you have sorted it out now but I've been using the red Drennan PowerGum....14lb is the B.S of the small spool I have at the moment. I use it mainly for bait stops to stop any beads and/or sequins travelling too far back up the hook snood......I've never used it to replac...
by Esskie
Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:36 am
Forum: Scotland Coast Sea Fishing
Topic: loch etive 22nd & 23rd oct 2010 + pics
Replies: 3
Views: 4156

Hi and thanks for sharing Tony, As mentioned by Fishhunter already, pity about the 'hollow-heads' casting across your mate's line all the time.......with all that shoreline too! :-/ Myself, Pter & Weegi, both forum users, are Etive bound this Sunday coming for a day's boat fishing so your post is es...
by Esskie
Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Question About Ling Weights?
Replies: 4
Views: 1977

and don't forget those round gold coloured ones we know as 'Beer Tokens' Keith ;) On the written/reported weights thing again, while looking at the catch reports pages in my comic I see the magazine's own catch comp sizes for each species using pounds & ounces, ie; Pollack from Boat this month was 1...
by Esskie
Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Question About Ling Weights?
Replies: 4
Views: 1977

Aah! :) Thanks for that Dave, I'm of an age where I'm pretty comfortable with metric and imperial (giving nowt away lol) Lb & oz I've seen fish weighed in and have seen drachm but not in wide scale use at all......I just had to look to see that a drachm is 1/256lb So a ling of 11-8-0 is 11lb 8oz rig...
by Esskie
Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: Terminal Tackle
Topic: Floating Beads for 55p
Replies: 0
Views: 4253

Floating Beads for 55p

Hi there, I've been using floating beads lately and have found them to help keep crabs at bay (although if crabs are stealing your bait you know there's not many fish about!) Anyway for anyone who likes a bargain packs of 20 or 25 in 5mm, 6mm or 8mm for 55p a pack Colours available are Red , Green ,...
by Esskie
Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Question About Ling Weights?
Replies: 4
Views: 1977

Question About Ling Weights?

Hi there, This is something I've never really noticed until just lately but when reading catch reports you might see cod 23lb, pollack at 10lb etc, but I noticed a 3 figure system for ling such as "a ling of 11-8-0 and a personal best ling of 10-8-0" etc, Could someone explain this system to me at a...
by Esskie
Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: Baits
Topic: Squid cocktail?
Replies: 5
Views: 8686

Hi there lads, Just my tuppence worth on squid as a bait I've been using baby squid stuffed with cart bait ( mostly peeler ) with great results for a wee while now. A couple of lug then the baby squid double hooked, taking care not to squeeze the crab meat out, with just a couple of turns of elastic...
by Esskie
Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: Baits
Topic: Larger Spurdog & Thornbacks at Loch Etive..Bait & Ho
Replies: 0
Views: 5353

Larger Spurdog & Thornbacks at Loch Etive..Bait & Ho

Hi there, I'm fortunate enough to have a day's boat fishing planned on Etive in a couple of weeks and wouldn't mind trying to hook into a decent spurdog or thornback ray. As far as bait for goes I know sandeel is good for for rays and fresh mackerel & squid both working well for spurdogs?. Is it a c...
by Esskie
Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: Scotland Coast Sea Fishing
Topic: Boat fishing outings Scotland east or west
Replies: 6
Views: 11880

I meant to post in this thread long before now, my apolz for that one Pedro! I mind you mentioning it to me, it's certainly changed days right enough, most of the old charter skippers I know from fishing trips still do fishing but you get the feeling they make more from divers than anglers? I know t...
by Esskie
Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: Scotland Coast Sea Fishing
Topic: Scottish and here
Replies: 6
Views: 5181

Hi there scottishfolkie,
Welcome aboard mate, haven't been able to login for a wee bit or I'd have posted earlier

Good to see another fellow countryman/person ;)
by Esskie
Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: DIY SRT-Rig Spring
Replies: 2
Views: 7528

DIY SRT-Rig Spring

Hi there, Probably most people will know of this but for those who don't then I hope it helps someone :) Instead of buying Gemini SRT Springs and/or Mustad Rigging Spring ( those are the main two I know of ), which can be expensive if fishing snaggy ground, use the springs from old retractable pens!...