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by bassmanrob
Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: itchen report
Replies: 5
Views: 3220

Nice mullet, I've seen some monsters on that pontoon while walking over the bridge.
by bassmanrob
Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Glow stick holders??
Replies: 8
Views: 5340

Single small cable-tie works for me.
by bassmanrob
Sun May 06, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Casting lessons
Replies: 20
Views: 9247

nthendpompey wrote:crackoffcolin is good .i know a couple who have improve their casting with him ,and with min effort.i take it thats who you mean rob.
mick
Yep, that's him.
by bassmanrob
Sun May 06, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Casting lessons
Replies: 20
Views: 9247

I know a good Bournemouth based instructor, is that too far for you? Or you could check sea angler as most good instructors are listed there.
by bassmanrob
Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Top 10 most likely catches in the South of England
Replies: 14
Views: 5108

A bit of an ambiguous question really, the south coast is varied and even within Hampshire it is very different. Doggies are without doubt very common all along the south coast. Last year was bad for cod in hants & Sussex but chesil fished well for them. I've had many more wrasse, garfish, mullet, r...
by bassmanrob
Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: pompey loop rig help
Replies: 15
Views: 12655

I'll experiment a bit with the length of the bottom trace because, at high tide, it tended to tangle. Sod's law that it was just after it got dark because it had behaved really well until then. If you want to use this rig with a longer bottom snood it might be worth making the top half of the botto...
by bassmanrob
Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing - SWFFing
Topic: 2011 - Year Of The Mullet
Replies: 8
Views: 8747

Great read, thanks for going to the trouble of adding that.

I'm a bit of a mullet addict myself but target them with a pinch of hovis. Like the look of those pardetes, I'll have to have a gone at them one day.
by bassmanrob
Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Gambia report
Replies: 4
Views: 8499

Gambia report

I'd never fished abroad and had read plenty about fishing in the Gambia. So when my girlfriend suggested going in November for 2 weeks I was very excited about getting a couple of days fishing in. Reading old threads I wanted to book a couple of Gambian guides called Tom and Assan. I asked on anothe...
by bassmanrob
Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: tide forecast
Replies: 4
Views: 2150

by bassmanrob
Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Bit of a silly one....
Replies: 8
Views: 4452

It can be quite productive fishing in stormy weather (especially for bass) but as eccles says it's the wave height and weed that'll cause you problems. Too much and it becomes unfishable and in some places dangerous. A useful site for seeing how big the seas are can be found here: http://www.channel...
by bassmanrob
Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Clip down rigs
Replies: 9
Views: 6358

Agreed, cascade swivels have become an essential piece of my clip-down rigs. I use breakaway impact leads (which double as a bait clip for the bottom hook and release the hook on splashdown) and also SRT springs. This springs allow the snoods to be clipped down tightly during the cast so they stay c...
by bassmanrob
Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Warsash/Solent Rays
Replies: 3
Views: 3465

Never fished Warsash but going by it's location I would expect it could through up the odd thornback and stinger. Best time to catch thornbacks round here is late April/early May on crab before the smoothhounds show up although they do like mackerel and bluey. Stingers will take ragworm and crab and...
by bassmanrob
Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:28 am
Forum: Terminal Tackle
Topic: bream
Replies: 11
Views: 11843

Have you tried circle hooks? I tried them for bream a while back and my hook-ups doubled instantly and every fish is neatly lip hooked. Use a two hook flapper with short snoods (10-12") and resist the urge to strike, let them hook themselves. I use size 1 sakuma circles, a small very strong pattern....
by bassmanrob
Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Beachcaster for Clean Ground?
Replies: 7
Views: 8843

Sounds a good deal but there is one thing you need to change. The rod is rung for multiplier reels and is not suitable to use with the daiwa opus.

Get the the salt fx model instead of the mx.
by bassmanrob
Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: New to sea angling
Replies: 9
Views: 4996

You seem keen on the lure fishing side of things so it might be worth impulse buying a spinning rod too! You can spin with lures on it whilst bottom fishing with the other rod, I often do this in the summer months. Look for a spinning rod of about 10ft, that casts lures to 50 or 60 grams and it shou...