Search found 84 matches

by Captain_Mainwaring
Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: what new rod for
Replies: 8
Views: 7710

by Captain_Mainwaring
Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: The Naze
Replies: 1
Views: 1308

The naze can still be productive for bass- wait until after the run has slowed up on the ebbing tide then fish with a ragworm bait
by Captain_Mainwaring
Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Casting tournaments
Replies: 0
Views: 1145

Casting tournaments

Anybody who is worried about showing themselves up at a casting tournament- don't worry- nobody will take the mick (much)
:D
by Captain_Mainwaring
Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: Terminal Tackle
Topic: floats
Replies: 15
Views: 17321

When i were a lad I caught my best coalfish off Blyth harbour using a float set-up- fished just off the edge of the wooden jetty with a single large ragworm. Def worth a try- don't know if the wooden jetty part is still there- haven't been there for at least 25 yrs
by Captain_Mainwaring
Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:46 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Problem with freespool button - Abu garcia 6500 mag pro
Replies: 9
Views: 13293

If you dont want to notch the free spool button you can put a rubber band round the end plate and slip it over the free spool button when you cast. ReelWiz- i sometimes loosen the drag right off when I cast just in case the spool engages- do you think this could do any damage to the reel Nope .... ...
by Captain_Mainwaring
Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Problem with freespool button - Abu garcia 6500 mag pro
Replies: 9
Views: 13293

If you dont want to notch the free spool button you can put a rubber band round the end plate and slip it over the free spool button when you cast.

ReelWiz- i sometimes loosen the drag right off when I cast just in case the spool engages- do you think this could do any damage to the reel
by Captain_Mainwaring
Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Baits
Topic: whats in my worms??
Replies: 5
Views: 7494

some bait suppliers do ragworm in sea peat- much better than vermiculite in my view- sea peat contains all manner of organic material- (some of the peat I used had little cress like plants starting to grow in them it was that fertile) but without a photo it's hard to say really
by Captain_Mainwaring
Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Flounder flesh
Replies: 13
Views: 3490

The above poster obviously talks any old rubbish and is confusing commercial value with edibility- I can't remember the last time I saw dabs on the fishmongers stall or at the supermarket but plenty of people eat them. There's little commercial value to spider crabs but they are fantastic eating. Wh...
by Captain_Mainwaring
Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Flounder flesh
Replies: 13
Views: 3490

eccles wrote:Don't know why folk want to eat flounder, they often taste poor and muddy and seem to get various disease problems. Dabs and sole are far better if you know how to catch them.
Flounders taste lovely if you know how to cook them
by Captain_Mainwaring
Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:37 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing - SWFFing
Topic: Severe lack of C+R
Replies: 10
Views: 4065

Cracking haul there- well done that angler- some lovely fish and good eating as well.
by Captain_Mainwaring
Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: North East Coast
Topic: crab warning
Replies: 15
Views: 5416

There's no permit system where I am on the East Coast- can you provide the full details please?
by Captain_Mainwaring
Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: East Coast
Topic: shingle street
Replies: 2
Views: 2040

I'd seriously think about going somewhere other than Shingle St though to be honest everywhere on the Suffolk/Essex coast is fishing crap at the moment. No sign of a "spring run" as people like to call it anywhere- even Aldeburgh is very poor.
by Captain_Mainwaring
Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: East Coast
Topic: Fish size post
Replies: 5
Views: 2474

Fish size post

How come midlanders post on above subject is locked? Did it break rules or were their posts there that have been deleted?
by Captain_Mainwaring
Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: first match comp
Replies: 7
Views: 8715

Nope I'm not saying that at all Rabbi because nobody actually mentioned specific size of hooks other than to say use small hooks- who mentioned 2/0's? I cant see that size mentionaed anywhere apart fromyour reply to my post. it depends on what your definition of small hooks are- what I would say to ...
by Captain_Mainwaring
Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: first match comp
Replies: 7
Views: 8715

Duff advice for this particular match - you'll be fishing for dogfish so you want reasonable size hooks - white ragworm if you can get it and sandeels- and make sure you can cast straight