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by MadKev
Sun May 24, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Fishing Rod with no Rings
Replies: 11
Views: 10433

Daiwa Interline beach rod, quite stiff action but is perfect for fishing off the rocks: no rings or fittings to get damaged, don't really need a tripod so less to carry. Put heat shrink all along the bottom section, there's no bend action in that anyway. Mine's 10'6" long now, I cut the butt down fr...
by MadKev
Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: Baits
Topic: ragworm bite
Replies: 9
Views: 11019

At the World Boat Champs in the Adriatic a couple of years ago, competitors had baits supplied. Each was given a three-foot long king rag. These are harvested by divers, not diggers, and so actually cost more than if they had been dug at home.
by MadKev
Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: South West Coast
Topic: Portland catch report
Replies: 0
Views: 1342

Portland catch report

Thu 11 Sep, various marks/drifts within 2 miles of Portland:

cod
pollack
mackerel (sparse)
gurnard
all types of wrasse
bream
dogfish
smoothhound
pout
garfish
mini-species

The variety kept the pot boiling but a pretty slow day in all, none of the above worth writing home about.
by MadKev
Tue May 20, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Skinning dogs.
Replies: 14
Views: 8481

By all accounts, there's more than one way to skin a ca..........
by MadKev
Sat May 10, 2008 9:24 am
Forum: Kayak
Topic: Kayak fishing in or around the solent area ?
Replies: 5
Views: 9299

Dunno how to contact them, but I've seen a couple of guys who launch from Shore Road, Hythe, in expensive inflatable kayaks at high water. Park on the gravel, inflate, lug across the road and straight in to the 'oggin. Brightly-coloured, if you see them on the water nip round to the car park and lea...
by MadKev
Sat May 10, 2008 7:48 am
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: Recent catch reports Dover boats?
Replies: 2
Views: 3524

Oh well, no replies.

If anybody's interested, post-event I report:

Codling to 3lb, in excess frankly;
Whiting to 1.5lb, dogfish, gurnard, dab, brill, mackerel (v occasional at present)

Mod, shunt this to Catch Reports if you wish. MK
by MadKev
Sun May 04, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Best place to buy bulk fishing tackle ?
Replies: 15
Views: 10398

by MadKev
Sun May 04, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: East Coast
Topic: I need some bait
Replies: 10
Views: 3330

Billy? Billy? Are you still there?









Must've been something I said. I didn't mean it about the kittens mate, honest.
by MadKev
Sun May 04, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: East Coast
Topic: I need some bait
Replies: 10
Views: 3330

And if you live near Gazza and me, there's plenty of crack addicts in the red light area who will sell you a finger. Might have to wait ten minutes for them to get it, and it might not be theirs, but needs must eh?

I trust all this is helping?
by MadKev
Sun May 04, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: East Coast
Topic: I need some bait
Replies: 10
Views: 3330

Had another thought - a tiny sliver of flesh from the soft inner part of your thigh will soon heal, especially if you cut it slightly narrower than your plasters.

Serious business, this fishing
by MadKev
Sun May 04, 2008 9:36 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Someone to modify/extend a rod
Replies: 9
Views: 2877

Still got one I won as a child in 1971: 12' coarse float rod 10' coarse ledgering rod 8' pier rod 6' boat road (about 150lb class I guess, not many tuna in the Solent) 9' fly rod all this from just two handles and god knows how many bits of fibreglass. Mind you, I caught fish but they're sh1te rods.
by MadKev
Sun May 04, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: leader knots
Replies: 5
Views: 2010

Tested in one of the glossy mags a few years ago, the Bimini acts as a shock absorber and can give the effect of a higher breaking strain knot than the others. You gotta tie it right, first time, every time though, so it's not for everyone especially if you are under pressure. Why not tie it on at h...
by MadKev
Sun May 04, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Someone to modify/extend a rod
Replies: 9
Views: 2877

If I knew how to make high-quality joints, then I'd be getting my blanks from the factory and building custom rods from max 4'0" sections. With beach shelters folding to 4' as well, nobody need ever have a great bundle of kit running from the back of the car to the dashboard any more. As a kid in th...
by MadKev
Sun May 04, 2008 8:28 pm
Forum: East Coast
Topic: I need some bait
Replies: 10
Views: 3330

Poingdestres in Southampton should be open in the morning, but you haven't said where you are mate. Could be a bit of a drive if you're in South Shields. On holiday abroad, at worst I've gone to the shoreline or rocks with knife or pliers, prized off some crustaceans, smashed them open and used them...
by MadKev
Sun May 04, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: recommended rig for dogfish
Replies: 23
Views: 10341

Sometimes you just gotta concentrate on dog's to get your score up. By default, colleagues and I all use the same for these occasions: Size 1 Grauvell circle hook, choose the rig style to suit your casting distance. Say it's a three-hook rig anyway. Take one thick fillet of mackerel, cut on the diag...