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by fishbonkers
Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: River Crouch
Replies: 2
Views: 3208

Re: River Crouch

Being an amateur sea fisherman (done a fair bit freshwater trout/salmon etc back in the day) I finally got round to trying my luck on the River Crouch. I chose a spot a far down river as I could - parked at bird sanctuary on Wallasea Island further along from Essex Marina then walked about two mile...
by fishbonkers
Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: How much Leader?
Replies: 9
Views: 3621

andy1_i wrote:

ps how many of you are now measuring the distance between outstretched fingertips lol and seeing how tall you are
Exactly the way I've been doing it since the 1980s !!

Geoff
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by fishbonkers
Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: hugh,s fish fight
Replies: 66
Views: 20862

I agree, it doesn't matter who fronts the campaign. And let's remember it's a campaign, not a petition. Campaigns always start with an attempt to get public awareness, and this one is very successful with over 557,000 as I write this. There are negative people all over the angling websites who waffl...
by fishbonkers
Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Total Sea Fishing
Replies: 18
Views: 9623

Hello Judgegeoff, I too miss the writing quality of 'Creel', but I was a hard-up apprentice at the time and couldn't afford it. When eBay started I resolved to make up a set of Creel, and after a few years of buying and selling I have a set. And all my favourite articles have a post-it as a marker. ...
by fishbonkers
Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: East Coast
Topic: Camping/Fishing on the North Suffolk coast.
Replies: 6
Views: 4706

Re: Camping/Fishing on the North Suffolk coast.

Hi all. New to the site and fairly new to the fishing to. Most of my experience has been down at Walton but I'm looking to take the family camping up on the Suffolk coast somewhere. Thinking of Aldeburgh or Southwold and just wondering if anyone has some advice on where to stay/fish? The ideal woul...
by fishbonkers
Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: What happens when you catch a UK Record Fish ?
Replies: 7
Views: 13476

Hi All, The NFSA has been dissolved and the Angling Trust now covers the British Record (Rod Caught) Fish Committee. Here is the latest procedure from the Angling Trust website (using the search). IF YOU CATCH A RECORD FISH Procedures 1. The Claimant should contact the Secretary. Telephone: 0844 770...
by fishbonkers
Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: idea of mine :) need comments :)
Replies: 20
Views: 11830

The bottom needs to be very clean because as soon as that spinner hits a rock or little pocket of weed it could snag. I suggest you put a weak link of line between spinner and hook, especially if you are using it in an estuary, where there could be small patches of rock, mussels, rubbish embedded in...
by fishbonkers
Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: East Coast
Topic: Fishing with a ballon?
Replies: 10
Views: 3739

Hi, Sorry, like all things in fishing it's been done before. Mike Thrussell gave an account of it in his article 'PowerBall Bass' , where he used a kiddies ball as a float to drift the tackle out to and around features. I think the article is still deep within the WSF website. I once read in an old ...
by fishbonkers
Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: East Coast
Topic: minsmere catch
Replies: 4
Views: 1815

Well done mate. How big was the bass?
by fishbonkers
Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: Thames Estuary
Topic: Fishing Blackwater near beeleigh - advice needed
Replies: 1
Views: 1288

Hi, If I were you I'd fish in more saltier water this time of year, say Goldhanger, where there used to be some nice shallow dips in the sea bed, which the flounders love. Check 'em out at LT. I've moved away from the area, but used to walk down the narrow track at the side of the children's swings ...
by fishbonkers
Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:28 pm
Forum: East Coast
Topic: Casting tuition
Replies: 3
Views: 1889

Hi,

There used to be a Brian Whire of Mundesley, a Sea Angler casting instructor. Don't know if he still does it - suggest you ring the tackle shop in North Walsham and ask if they know.

Good hunting.
by fishbonkers
Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: East Coast
Topic: Southwold Pier
Replies: 6
Views: 2096

by fishbonkers
Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: Ireland Coast
Topic: where to catch bass in cork.
Replies: 16
Views: 12191

Hi redmouse I don't think you'll have many responses here because if anybody broadcasts their bass marks on here, the commercial boys or the old boys with gillnets will fish them out within 24 hours. Believe me they will, and with bass being territorial it will take years for stocks to build up - if...
by fishbonkers
Sat Oct 04, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: East Coast
Topic: minimum sizes
Replies: 11
Views: 5220

You obviously fish in a North Sea area where the minimum size for taking Mackerel is 30cm but in a lot of other areas the minimum size is only 20cm so actually most of your "illegal" mackerel are sourced from other fishery areas where they are within the 20 cm limit.[/quote] Hi Mudlark According to ...
by fishbonkers
Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: East Coast
Topic: minimum sizes
Replies: 11
Views: 5220

Hi mudskipper, Good to see a thread on this because a lot of people seem to think that sub-30cm mackerel are all worth taking home 'to freeze down for the winter'. I suppose its because we're used to seeing them on the slab, and tackle shops and bait companies are nearly all guilty of trading in imm...