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by spratman
Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: mullet in ramsgate harbour
Replies: 4
Views: 2757

Hi Biff, I'm told that the French mullet champ uses extremely light gear, often using a whip type rod and typically something around 4lb line with very small freshwater hooks (18's?) To the hook line he attaches a very small sliver of cork, just enough to provide an indicator on the surface, and thi...
by spratman
Fri Jul 03, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: Early Morning Fishing Question & Dungeness Trip
Replies: 3
Views: 1532

by spratman
Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: Hampton Pier.....The New Gobi Desert!
Replies: 0
Views: 1094

Hampton Pier.....The New Gobi Desert!

Fellow Anglers, I "Fished" this "mark" this morning 2 hours pre high tide 1.5 hours after. Used a surf rod with a twin flapper carrying lug, peeler and mack strips. Change to small hooked flapper, and two boom paternoster carrying same bait, and worked just behind the surf line. Even used a light ro...
by spratman
Mon May 18, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: Hythe 16/17 May fishing report
Replies: 7
Views: 2660

Sounds like a good stock recipe for Bouillabaise or Cornish Fish Soup, if nothing else!
by spratman
Mon May 18, 2009 10:13 am
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: Sandwich Bay Report for Sun 17th
Replies: 1
Views: 1116

Can be a bit intimidating being crowded out by a comp, can't it!
Was thinking of going down there myself this week so thanks for the update.
by spratman
Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: Sandwich Bay nice Ray 27/04/09
Replies: 10
Views: 2923

Good on ya Paulski. Wish you better luck than I had at Minnis on Friday last. Not a sausage mate. :(
Steve
by spratman
Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: Catch Report Minnis Bay 24th April.
Replies: 1
Views: 1214

Catch Report Minnis Bay 24th April.

I laughingly call this a catch report ; perhaps a Blank Report would be more appropriate. With 2 rods, 40 black lug, a small clutch of peelers, and a fist full of blueies, my Son and I spent around four, relative enjoyable hours, impaling various pieces of fish-matter on hooks and casting them into,...
by spratman
Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: PLEASE READ: Article 47 - your fishing is under threat
Replies: 30
Views: 9015

Article 47 seems to have led to a good deal of debate and divided opinion amongst the British contingent. One can only hope that the European anglers are equally disunited and divided, and happy to abide to the conditions that all will be presented with once the law passes into legislation. The reas...
by spratman
Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: CAN ANYONE NAME THIS FISH???
Replies: 24
Views: 8915

Nah! It's my ex.
Wondered where she was swimming these days ;)
by spratman
Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:42 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: E.U QUOTAS
Replies: 15
Views: 3749

I think that we have to be careful with headlines like this. It does smack of the "Brussels Will Only Allow Straight Bananas" headline of a few years ago (which it turned out was utter rubbish). X( I would think that a major difference between "us" and commercial fishermen is that our "by-catch", (i...
by spratman
Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: Seal or No Deal??
Replies: 8
Views: 2589

Try loading some 80lb line on, and go for the seal. Once you manage to reel him in, belt him over the noddle like the Eskimo's do, and then flog the pelt. There are plenty of seal-blubber recipes on www.inuit-grub.com but my all time fave is smoked blubber. Yum-Yum. Anyone interested in setting up s...
by spratman
Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: St Osyth
Replies: 4
Views: 1735

Hi Sidriver,
Essex is a bit out of my range, but I'm told people fish anywhere along Jaywick beach or Clackton Pier. Be good to hear how you get on.
Happy Christmas

Spratman
by spratman
Fri Dec 12, 2008 8:53 am
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: deal pier question ??
Replies: 3
Views: 1429

Last time I fished Deal Pier I lost about 3 rigs to snags. An old local boy next to me said that when the contractors refurbished the pier some years ago, they dumped sections of reinforcing bar over the edge, rather than cart them back to shore. It probably makes a good "reef" for the fish but crap...
by spratman
Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: prawns do they work
Replies: 4
Views: 1857

Last time I went out I nipped into ASDA (other supermarkets are available) and picked up some own-brand prawns, and mussels, and proceeded to use prawns tipped off with the mussels.
Completely blanked.
Not sure if it was the rose-marie sauce or the garlic that kept the fish at bay! >:)
by spratman
Sat Nov 29, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: sandwich tides
Replies: 2
Views: 1467

Hi Toddy,

Another website I use shows Dover and charts the tides for the whole month ahead (not just the week the Beeb gives you), which can be useful if you're planning a night fishing, and need to give the other half plenty of warning! ;)

http://www.pol.ac.uk/ntslf/tidalp.html