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by SeaSickSmiffy
Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Boat Owners Forum
Topic: i need a boat
Replies: 5
Views: 7365

Have a look on www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk , it has a pretty good range of boats. You can refine your search to fishing boats and put in a price range that you are interested in.
by SeaSickSmiffy
Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Boat Owners Forum
Topic: 1st Tope from my boat!!
Replies: 4
Views: 6677

Only fish W Wales, all from same base but will be looking further afield in the next year or so. To be fair, apart from the fact that we're tied heavily to the tides there's plenty of fishing in the local area so not much reason to go else where. Next trip out planned for the 30th weather depending ...
by SeaSickSmiffy
Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Boat Owners Forum
Topic: 1st Tope from my boat!!
Replies: 4
Views: 6677

Thanks PP. Hope to get a few more before summer's done but time and tide wait for no man!! Fingers that the weather is as good for the rest of the summer as it was then. Got a multi species comp coming soon so hope to bag another tope to chalk one off the list on the day!
by SeaSickSmiffy
Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Boat Owners Forum
Topic: 1st Tope from my boat!!
Replies: 4
Views: 6677

1st Tope from my boat!!

Caught on Saturday, 37 lb on a mackerel flapper on a 6/0 hook.

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Unfortunately the only one I had although my father in law had one at 36lb also.

Also had a bonus 4lb cod later in the day.
by SeaSickSmiffy
Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:50 am
Forum: Boat Owners Forum
Topic: Multi species comp this weekend
Replies: 0
Views: 3778

Multi species comp this weekend

Weather permitting I'm fishingmy first multi species boat comp this weekend. Any one got any rig/bait advice they'd care to share with me? :-/

It's in west Wales, on the evening tide so we'll probably be fishing 2 hours before and an hour after HT.

Ta

Seasick
by SeaSickSmiffy
Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:32 am
Forum: East Coast
Topic: THIS COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE!
Replies: 30
Views: 32272

Some basic boat safety tips: Always wear a life jacket. Before you set off tell someone where approximately you are going and what time you approximately expect to be back. Carry an anchor, flares, spare fuel, oars/auxilliary engine. Assuming you have a VHF radio fitted monitor Ch 16 for any urgent ...
by SeaSickSmiffy
Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: Thames Estuary
Topic: Sea sick
Replies: 11
Views: 4170

As has already been said, keep looking out to the horizon as this helps as does moving with the boat and keeping your head still. An old skipper out of Looe once told me that the best thing to eat for sea sickness was oranges. Didn't make any difference to the seasickness but at least they tast the ...
by SeaSickSmiffy
Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:12 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Boat Rod & Reel
Replies: 12
Views: 7300

by SeaSickSmiffy
Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: Baits
Topic: bollies
Replies: 2
Views: 6011

They might work but given the range of fresh and frozen baits available to the sea angler I can't see any reason why you'd want to try boilies anyway.
by SeaSickSmiffy
Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Why is it frowned upon to keep skate/rays these days?
Replies: 18
Views: 4432

Ray meat is quite nice from memory. Once went out of Swansea on a chater way back in the days of studenthood. Had a 17lb thornback. The wings were really meaty apart from the thorns which probably should have removed before cooking. The skipper also removed the cheek muscles which I remember to be 2...
by SeaSickSmiffy
Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:04 am
Forum: Boat Owners Forum
Topic: My Catch
Replies: 10
Views: 7985

It's a nice fish whatever species of ray it is!
by SeaSickSmiffy
Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: Boat Owners Forum
Topic: My Catch
Replies: 10
Views: 7985

Is it a thornback? Got unusual markings if it is. Looks more like an undulate ray doesn't it?
by SeaSickSmiffy
Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: Wales Coast Angling
Topic: Dinas head fishing
Replies: 4
Views: 5317

Not fished as far south as Dinas head but have fished a few marks 25 miles or so further north. I would expect the usual suspects off the beach such as doggies, maybe a ray or two or the odd bass.

Pollack off the rocky marks and there have been a few mackeral showing further out to the boats.
by SeaSickSmiffy
Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: white or coloured feathers?
Replies: 13
Views: 14080

Over Whit week we took the boat out a few times and the best results for the mackeral were on coloured feathers. We had a few on hokis and daylights but the majority fell to the one "lucky" trace of coloured feathers.