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by eccles
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: South West Coast
Topic: Return to Devon
Replies: 0
Views: 21

Return to Devon

After almost 20 years away I am back in Devon; why did I ever leave? Anyway, when I have finished my domestic duties which may take another week or two, I will be having another go in the East Devon area. Am I still allowed to take a bass in the Exe estuary? - Will have to check up on that one I gue...
by eccles
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: What fixed spool reel
Replies: 1
Views: 342

Re: What fixed spool reel

Well mate from my experience over the last 20 years, I would stick with Daiwa. A whie back I foolishly lost some bits on the beach out of the line roller of one of my Daiwa Reels so gave them a ring. "Oh yes, which reel and how many would you like sir?" Playing safe I opted for two complete sets and...
by eccles
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi chaps
Replies: 4
Views: 742

Re: Hi chaps

Except for folks like me who loathe Facebook because it's full of crap.
by eccles
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Tackle help please
Replies: 1
Views: 530

Re: Tackle help please

You need a decent carbon fibre beach caster 12-14 ft long rated to cast up to 200 gms. The cheapest one I know which is any good is the Penn Rampage II which can be had for £90-110. Do not get any of the so called "composite" rods which can be had for £20-40, they are are rubbish, a waste of money a...
by eccles
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Baits
Topic: mackerel strip
Replies: 7
Views: 7807

Re: mackerel strip

I think we have to remember that it's the scent that the rays (and several other fish) pick up first. That's why big game anglers always use rubby-dubby; after that it doesn't seem to matter too much what the size of the hook bait is. This was brought home to me a few years ago when my then fishing ...
by eccles
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Float size...
Replies: 2
Views: 616

Re: Float size...

Well I have always used the big floats with yellow tops quite simply because if they move away in the current you can still see them at up to 50 yds or more. After all, one is not fishing for minnows in the sea is one? A mate and I were using them a few years back when suddenly his float disappeared...
by eccles
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Kayak
Topic: Kayak fishing for beginners
Replies: 2
Views: 650

Re: Kayak fishing for beginners

Heard several similar stories I'm afraid and concluded that unless one know the waters well and is young fit and healthy, leave it out. Saw a young boy get into difficulties about four years ago in a tide race. Fortunately a passing power boat rescued him. He didn't even know about tide races or tha...
by eccles
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Selsey east beach
Replies: 2
Views: 726

Re: Selsey east beach

Yes, you are right about the moon. These days I just don't bother if there is going to be a high bright moon as I have too often seen the affects on beach fishing in the past. I don't knw why it happens but it does.
by eccles
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Sole
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Re: Sole

Absolutely right to keep bait still. Sole is a slow moving fish and patters over the seabed until he finds that worm which he then begins to suck in (hence the "little trembles"). After experimenting for a couple of years I came up with rig which makes sure the worm doesn't move much but sole can st...
by eccles
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Sole
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Re: Sole

A bit early for sole in my experience, I go for them from September - November. It has to be after dark and a sandy/muddy bottom, preferably where you can see plenty of worm casts at low water. Don't know of any around Selsey but the Witterings may produce. Never strike or you will lose them, wait u...
by eccles
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Baits
Topic: Keeping bait alive.
Replies: 16
Views: 8703

Re: Keeping bait alive.

I don't approve of sealing them in - they may well run out of oxygen. My old tackle shop kept them on open trays.
by eccles
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Baits
Topic: Keeping bait alive.
Replies: 16
Views: 8703

Re: Keeping bait alive.

Well, the tackle shops keep them alive in fridges so why shouldn't you? But, probably best to check them every couple of days and chuck out any dead before they contaminate the others.
by eccles
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Tackle
Topic: Shimano Charter Special 1000LD Problem
Replies: 1
Views: 803

Re: Shimano Charter Special 1000LD Problem

I have a TLD15 which is not disimilar and if I screw the drag adjusting knob down tight I also cannot easily move the drag lever very easily. This is the large black knurled knob right on the end of the reel on the right hand side. If you have a similar knob on your reel maybe it needs to be unscrew...
by eccles
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Spinning Rod / Reel Combination ?
Replies: 7
Views: 3239

Re: Spinning Rod / Reel Combination ?

Great but no point in doing it until the water warms up a bit - say end of April.
by eccles
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: North West Coast
Topic: Knott End-on-Sea
Replies: 1
Views: 3366

Re: knott end on sea

Hi mate, Now I am no expert at fishing up north but just had a glance at you area on Google Earth and Knott End seems to be surrounded by mud/sand flats and such areas are not usually noted for being hot spots. Whereas the golf course end of Fleetwood looks to be much deeper water and possibly has a...