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by swanseajack22
Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:39 am
Forum: Wales Coast Angling
Topic: Turbulent sea
Replies: 4
Views: 4371

A lovely looking bass there, Celtic. Congrats to your mate. It's a shame that you don't feel comfortable posting more details here, but I understand your concern. The problem with illegal netting was dispersing, I had hoped, but you seem to know otherwise which is very disappointing. Even with the c...
by swanseajack22
Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: Wales Coast Angling
Topic: Wisemans Bridge report 27/8/09
Replies: 4
Views: 4482

Good report dude. Nice to hear the old "light on the rig" trick working for you.
by swanseajack22
Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: Seafood Recipes - Cooking
Topic: How to Cook Triggerfish?
Replies: 2
Views: 8025

Caught a couple of 3lb+ triggers a few weeks back. The first larger one, I gutted, filleted, and pan fried with some salt, pepper, and garlic. It was ok. A great texture, but not particularly tasty. The other one we gutted whilst still on the pier, wrapped it in foil, and slapped it on the disposabl...
by swanseajack22
Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: Wales Coast Angling
Topic: hi all new member here
Replies: 7
Views: 3455

by swanseajack22
Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:12 am
Forum: Seafood Recipes - Cooking
Topic: Which fish should you NOT eat??
Replies: 33
Views: 42966

My mate caught a 3lb+ trigger fish off mumbles pier. Gutted it there and then, wrapped it in foil, and slapped it on the bbq that we took with us. After 25 minutes the skin just peals off. A very meaty texture and very few bones, but not a huge amount of flavour either. Still, it wasn't unpleasant a...
by swanseajack22
Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: Wales Coast Angling
Topic: Prawn/Bait Netting - Mumbles Pier ???
Replies: 4
Views: 3353

Prawns aye. I haven't seen anyone catching and using them on the pier, which probably means it's worth a go. I saw a small article on using them in the newest Sea Angler mag and played with the idea myself. I'd be very keen to hear how you get on. Thanks for the kind words regarding my other post. I...
by swanseajack22
Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: Wales Coast Angling
Topic: Prawn/Bait Netting - Mumbles Pier ???
Replies: 4
Views: 3353

The honest answer is "yes", you will get a load of pouting, some crabs, and a few gobies and smelts using nets, but I personally much prefer fishing for pouting by keeping my spinning rod in hand, using size 4/6 hooks, tiny bits of ragworm, and dropping directly off the sides. Not only do you get in...
by swanseajack22
Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:26 pm
Forum: Wales Coast Angling
Topic: knab rock 14th july
Replies: 9
Views: 4530

Congrats on landing your plaice, mate. I struggle to catch anything down Knab during summer time so I'm extremely jealous!
by swanseajack22
Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: Wales Coast Angling
Topic: newbie help with hook size
Replies: 9
Views: 4416

If the weather report was looking more positive, I'd definitely join you guys down there tomorrow. Bit miserable in the rain though :(( I had a quick couple of hours down there yesterday, and the landing platform at the end was really quite productive. Black bream to 2lb were being caught off all ba...
by swanseajack22
Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: Wales Coast Angling
Topic: Mumbles Pier Report.
Replies: 9
Views: 8544

TBH I've never fished the pier at night so I can't comment on the bream activity, but I can imagine it being quite productive for bigger species. Smoothhound, ray, and conger are all caught occasionally during daylight hours so at night I'd probably expect the chances of landing one of these to incr...
by swanseajack22
Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: Wales Coast Angling
Topic: help needed in swansea for newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 2475

Hi Lee. I live in Mumbles and fish the pier quite regularly. I'm pretty limited in where, and in what conditions I can fish as I'm on crutches right now, but if you fancy another go at the pier when it's not raining or too windy, you're more than welcome to join up with me and my mates. I'm no exper...
by swanseajack22
Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: Wales Coast Angling
Topic: Mumbles Pier Report.
Replies: 9
Views: 8544

Hi all and thanks for the warm welcome. I've fished for bream off the pier for a long time, and I've generally found the best technique is to bait up small hooked feathers (any smelly bait seems to work, e.g. squid, cut up rag, mackerel), I generally use hokai shrimps, and drop straight off the very...
by swanseajack22
Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: Wales Coast Angling
Topic: Mumbles Pier Report.
Replies: 9
Views: 8544

Mumbles Pier Report.

Hi all. I'm new here, so thought I'd write a new topic on my most recently visited local mark. In the past week, the pier end has been producing bass to 3lb, plaice to 2lb, mackerel (although not in the great numbers I've been expecting. Mostly single mackerel taken on bait) small pollock on feather...
by swanseajack22
Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: Wales Coast Angling
Topic: Complete Novice Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 4182

by swanseajack22
Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: Wales Coast Angling
Topic: bracelet bay/limeslade saturday
Replies: 5
Views: 4632

I live on Plunch Lane which is the road leading up from Limeslade Bay, and have fished Limeslade and Bracelet for many, many years. I realise this guide is probably too late for you, Sheep, but I hope it may help you or others in the future. Low Water. As you're looking at the sea, to the right hand...