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by Iknowagoodplaice
Sun Nov 15, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: NEW VIDEO 11/11/15 BASS POLIE ASSITANCE
Replies: 4
Views: 2054

Interesting encounter but the fishing would have to be good to be worth the grief. Crown Estates own much of the foreshore around the UK, but the MOD own some too, and probably they own that particular section. Then there is the question of whether being on the shore there constitutes trespass or cr...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Bass shoals could collapse
Replies: 5
Views: 6309

It's based on a survey of anglers - attracted a fair bit of publicity at the time. I think it's been a gradual decline, the affect if which suddenly becomes apparent - one bad spawning year, that sort of thing. But it's true the commercials take the biggest share, and I imagine that will grow, notwi...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Sat Jul 11, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Bass shoals could collapse
Replies: 5
Views: 6309

Absolutely correct Eccles, the effect of recreational anglers on bass stocks is miniscule. It is a shame that the restrictions applied to commercial fishermen are not as onerous, pro rata, as those applied to us anglers (max. 3 fish per angler, min. size 42cm). Our fishing club (predominately boat ...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Bass shoals could collapse
Replies: 5
Views: 6309

Bass shoals could collapse

Latest scientific observations suggest bass are in greater peril than we thought. Think twice before you keep one.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ ... vationists
by Iknowagoodplaice
Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: How to avoid weed?
Replies: 5
Views: 3843

At this time of year weed is always a hazard. Perhaps best to cultivate a local tackle shop and give them a ring. Wind and tide affect the amount of weed in the water, so try and find out the best conditions locally. Sometimes you just have to stop fishing.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Sun Jun 14, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Looking for a casting instructor
Replies: 3
Views: 3406

I imagine most live around the coast, so Essex is near as any to you. Could try John Holden at Walton (details on his website). If I were to go to an instructor I doubt I could do better than him. If you go let us know how you get on.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Cautionary article about the impact of our fishing
Replies: 1
Views: 2982

Cautionary article about the impact of our fishing

Interesting piece about the waste being laid to the shore fishing around S Africa. Worth bearing in mind when anglers tell you their catch has no impact on fish populations. Some big fish pictures too. http://www.planetseafishing.com/features/read/the-basin-effect-a-common-phenomenon-that-fools-us-a...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: South West Coast
Topic: A surprise turbot in Exmouth
Replies: 1
Views: 2802

Thanks for the report Lee. Looks a decent size too. And good on you for looking after it so well.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: plaice
Replies: 8
Views: 4167

That's an interesting tip Roy. Presumably they don't ever fly off during the cast (?) Most people seem to chop their crab up and wrap it onto the hook. Never used crab myself but that looks a nice clean way to do it, and you don't have to worry about peelers. Once caught a 2lb bass on fly and it was...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: hayling info
Replies: 8
Views: 3714

Blanked in the sunshine at Hayling today. Have heard rumours of plaice. Anyone any concrete knowledge?
by Iknowagoodplaice
Sat Apr 04, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: weather thoughts....
Replies: 7
Views: 3581

Happy Easter all. Flatty fishing, in my extremely limited experience, does seem generally better at slack water - certainly was true out in boats. Since I never catch any plaice off the beach I have no evidence to offer there. Be interested to know if anything is caught well away from HW, which seem...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: new members advice
Replies: 5
Views: 4321

Whatever did happen to dcm? I figured he most have fallen ill, or shed this mortal coil of line.

I think most sea fishing sites are dwindling - along with the fish I'm afraid. Sad 21st century times.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: North East Coast
Topic: learning to cast again
Replies: 5
Views: 3401

Wow, if they can cast baits 250 yards they are probably the only ones in the country who can (outside of tournament casters).

I stopped practising some time ago now. Never seems enough fish about to justify the time and effort.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Multiplier Reel
Replies: 8
Views: 5325

I presume you are fishing off the beach. As a user of both reels - when I actually go fishing that is - I note advantages and drawbacks to both. Multipliers are very nice to use and a good one (don't buy cheapies) should not be difficult to use with the mag brakes, or even just the inertial. The mai...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Thumb protector?
Replies: 5
Views: 7093

I use the thumb off a pair of rubber gloves and slip that on.