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by tensenervoushaddock
Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:19 am
Forum: Lines and Braid
Topic: Shock Leader... Yes or No?
Replies: 25
Views: 28003

I'm off from this forum as sensible replies are being moderated.... but before I go I will add this in the pendulum cast the power is applied when the lead is behind and to the left of the left shoulder....look at youtube vids....if a snap off occurs when that power is applied the lead will continue...
by tensenervoushaddock
Tue May 31, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Lines and Braid
Topic: Shock Leader... Yes or No?
Replies: 25
Views: 28003

the bail arm will snap over sending the lead along the pier? Newton's Laws of motion apply even on piers...if the weight is heading seaward when the snap occurs it will continue seaward afterwards. .....unless you can explain using some other physical laws. edited by steve(dontcatchmuch) on 6/6/2011
by tensenervoushaddock
Mon May 30, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: South West Coast
Topic: what & how
Replies: 2
Views: 3856

http://haddock-fishyfishy.blogspot.com/2007/03/chesil-beach-west-bexington.html dogfish mackerel gar dogfish mackerel....did I say dogfish ? rays eels flounders plaice pout smoothound ragworm, mackerel that you have just caught, squid sandeels running leger or simple two hook flapper yes, they don't...
by tensenervoushaddock
Sun May 29, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: any swanage info greatly received!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 4051

my blog... for descriptions/photos/hints, click on coloured links in text for marks in the bay.... other local marks via links on right of page http://haddock-fishyfishy.blogspot.com/2007/02/swanage-bay.html my brother's blog....for catch reports http://seaanglingaroundswanage.blogspot.com/ we usual...
by tensenervoushaddock
Fri May 27, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: North West Coast
Topic: Help Understanding Tides - what constitutes as a good tide?
Replies: 6
Views: 5909

look at the graph on http://easytide.ukho.gov.uk/easytide/EasyTide/ShowPrediction.aspx?PortID=0440B&PredictionLength=1 think of it as a picture of hills.....when the hill is steepest the water will be coming in or going out the fastest.... at the top of the hill , over high tide, it is nearly flat s...
by tensenervoushaddock
Sun May 15, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: North East Coast
Topic: FLOTATION SUITS?
Replies: 14
Views: 9592

by tensenervoushaddock
Fri May 13, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: Wales Coast Angling
Topic: Saundersfoot, Amrothkinda pems area
Replies: 4
Views: 8158

try these places... Saundersfoot http://haddock-fishyfishy.blogspot.com/2007/04/pembrokeshire-saundersfoot-harbour.html Tenby http://haddock-fishyfishy.blogspot.com/2007/04/pembrokeshire-tenby-harbour.html a bit further away but good for species hunting, Hobbs Point http://haddock-fishyfishy.blogspo...
by tensenervoushaddock
Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:11 am
Forum: South West Coast
Topic: Intro / Weymouth in May
Replies: 5
Views: 6471

Chesil is a nightmare of flying leads, crossed lines, litter, fish guts and bad tempers ..... and spiders crabs ...whenever the mackerel arrive. there are plenty of places to fish which are more pleasant and nearer.. try http://haddock-fishyfishy.blogspot.com/2010/08/weymouth-preston-beach.html or f...
by tensenervoushaddock
Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: gars
Replies: 15
Views: 7324

Daz, the pop-up bait is a variation of the running leger... onto your main line put a snap swivel to clip the weight onto...then tie on another snap swivel to hold the hook-length, that will be about 3 to 4 ft long ...thread a couple of floaty beads or a polystyrene float ( the ones sold to keep bai...
by tensenervoushaddock
Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: gars
Replies: 15
Views: 7324

I'd back up what MikeO says...the books say shallow but experience says deeper. I caught three gar on Saturday at Swanage.... all at about 11 feet deep ( the water is only a few feet deeper ) later in the year they, and the mackerel, will be at about 8 or 9 feet. We quite often use a pop-up bait to ...
by tensenervoushaddock
Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: Lines and Braid
Topic: Shock Leader... Yes or No?
Replies: 25
Views: 28003

who was talking about rocks ? scuffed and abraded leader is just as dangerous as scuffed and abraded mainline.... probably more so because of the false confidence in it. add a leader, add another knot which is always a point of weakness. If a cast of 40 yards with 3oz needs a shock leader then someo...
by tensenervoushaddock
Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Beach fishing in decline! Please help.
Replies: 11
Views: 6269

it need not be commercial fishing affecting certain stocks.... it could be the 'law of unintended consequences', there are nursery areas for bass and bass numbers are on the increase.... however the flounder population in those places have taken a dive. It could be that the bass is predating on smal...
by tensenervoushaddock
Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Lines and Braid
Topic: Shock Leader... Yes or No?
Replies: 25
Views: 28003

the 10lb per ounce 'rule' is for people built like brick outhouses doing full blooded pendulum casts.... you mention illness so I imagine you don't fit in to that class....if you are using 3oz I guess you are not using a stiff distance rod. I use 3oz weights on 18lb leaders with bass rods and it's f...
by tensenervoushaddock
Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:37 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Beach fishing in decline! Please help.
Replies: 11
Views: 6269

this winter has seen the best cod season for years in the south-west and in the Bristol Channel...followed by a really good plaice 'season'.....mackerel have now shown up early in great numbers..... so catches are not uniformly 'declining' netters can only take a fraction of the fish, the sea is a v...
by tensenervoushaddock
Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: bass size limits?
Replies: 7
Views: 3523

the fish are sold as 'farmed' usually in the mediteranean countries.

There is no minimum size for farmed fish.

they should be labelled as such.... not 'wild' or 'locally caught'.