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by conga
Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Isle of Wight
Topic: St Helens beach
Replies: 7
Views: 11842

Finally managed a week on the island last August,based in Bembridge. I was pleased to see some good sized mullet in the millponds and by the sluice gates,another angler had had one the day before of about 2 1/2lbs. Fished St.Helens beach twice for flatties/bass using carp rods which worked a treat w...
by conga
Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: 484c???
Replies: 0
Views: 3196

484c???

can anyone tell me anything about these,they are a 484 but with a carbon tip it would seem.
thanks for any info as this is a new one to me.
thanks,Mick :-/ :-/
by conga
Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: ABU 484
Replies: 6
Views: 6243

abu 484

very nice rod m8
by conga
Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: ABU 484
Replies: 6
Views: 6243

Re: ABU 484

Yep a beachcaster from the 60's, one of my first rods. Weighs a ton compared to rods of today. Managed to get my hands on one after 2 that were stolen some years ago from my garage. It has been slightly modded by having Fugie rings fitted which in itself is a good thing. It is a 2 piece rod with a ...
by conga
Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Thumb protector?
Replies: 5
Views: 7892

Casting aids

For fixed spool there is the Thumbutton or theCannon,both made by Breakaway tackle,just tape onto your rod. Hope this is of some help,Mick
by conga
Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Posts
Replies: 17
Views: 10362

Hello everybody

I'm with you mate,wife uses Facebook but I stay away from those sites.
Apologies for not posting for a while,hope all OK.
One thing is for sure,there certainly is a lot of knowledge and experience to be had on this site,long may it continue, Mick :) :) :)
by conga
Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Liquid bait Attractants
Replies: 12
Views: 8486

Over the years I have been coarse fishing the liquid flavours have certainly given all sorts of baits an edge over unflavoured ones,one of my first ones being spicy flavours on maggots.Also when I fish abroad a floating swimfeeder filled with mashed bread,tuna and squid it has left a nice trail in t...
by conga
Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Got my new rod
Replies: 7
Views: 7410

by conga
Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: North East Coast
Topic: manic-muppet
Replies: 34
Views: 16768

Sad news indeed and a huge loss to the forums. Only met you the once Mick but your enthusiasm for the sport was plain to see. You were very welcoming when I joined the forum and full of good advice,going to miss your banter. You kept going right to the end,you were a true inspiration mate. RIP my fr...
by conga
Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: You and your Money
Replies: 11
Views: 8563

Have to agree with RW there. Recently wanted some spares for my Daiwa reels, phoned them up and they posted them free! Admittedly it was only only line roller bits but I fully expected to have to pay at least a fiver for three sets. Have also had good after sales from Daiwa Eccles,along with Mitche...
by conga
Thu May 03, 2012 7:41 am
Forum: Terminal Tackle
Topic: Easy to hook
Replies: 2
Views: 4299

Hi Keith,all I can tell you is that they are made by Mustad,so they should be on their website.
Cheers,Mick :D :D
by conga
Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: Terminal Tackle
Topic: Easy to hook
Replies: 2
Views: 4299

Easy to hook

Has anybody out there tried these hooks which came out not long ago? For those not familiar with them,they are attached to the snood length without using a knot,perhaps one advantage could be changing a blunt hook quickly without losing the original snood length? The review said they were strong and...
by conga
Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Fishing Rod
Replies: 7
Views: 3744

wonder what they would hike the tax up on if all us smokers quit? the non-smokers would have a real bitch then.......... >:) >:) >:)
by conga
Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Excellent Daiwa Service
Replies: 7
Views: 3283

eccles wrote:May not be so Conga, I think they all use the same meter readers these days.
Take your point mate,its just that we had already given them the final reading! :-/ :-/
by conga
Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Boat Owners Forum
Topic: Going to fish in Bridlington
Replies: 7
Views: 9118

Hi there Anton,welcome to the forums and hope your boat trip goes well and you get some fish.
Tight lines,Mick :D :D :D