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by AH
Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: Wales Coast Angling
Topic: congers
Replies: 4
Views: 3491

I heard that the best bait for Conger is Conger and it does not go down well with any British Conger Club member for obvious reasons. Anyone else hear this or is it just a myth.
by AH
Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Wales Coast Angling
Topic: congers
Replies: 4
Views: 3491

Conger's are shy feeder's and will gently mouth a bait before creeping off with it. Once you strike you have to get it off the bottom before it wraps itself around a rock. They are unreal fighters especially close in (ie down the side) they dive, spin, thrash, grasp and bite through traces. You have...
by AH
Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: Wales Coast Angling
Topic: live prawns for float fishing
Replies: 4
Views: 5754

The Shrimp net shown on the web-link work well. I went last night, dropped the net down the harbour wall and had a dozen good Shrimp within five minutes. Shrimp should be around until early December and they will get bigger until they move-off. Shrimp move in swarms and the fish know it. For example...
by AH
Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Holyhead Meet
Replies: 50
Views: 10956

Rabbi - There is a new public slip-way and it's free. Bolsach slip-way is about half a mile from the Yatch Club. It's not far from the Coastguard station.
by AH
Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:22 pm
Forum: Wales Coast Angling
Topic: This message for everybody who fishes on the rocks
Replies: 10
Views: 6008

Falling 15 feet onto rocks could have been a lot worse. I would count this as a lucky escape. Get well soon mate.
by AH
Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Boat Owners Forum
Topic: website donations
Replies: 6
Views: 3384

MRIX - Generating revenues from advertising on this site would help although it would make it a commercial venture for tax purposes. However any loss you suffer could be off-set against other sources of income resulting in a tax refund.
by AH
Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: NEW MOON SYNDROME
Replies: 17
Views: 4286

Very good point, but I guess the answer lies in gathering statistical data which would have to involve replicating every cast for at least a complete lunar cycle. In other words the same angler fishing the same place with the same bait, with the same hook and so forth. I have seen a double figure Ba...
by AH
Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: HOLYHEAD COMPETITION TIMES
Replies: 81
Views: 16455

Local tips - Mackeral are being caught off the first bend. There are more fish right down the side on the reef than 50 yards out on the inside wall, especially when hot. Float fishing down the side on the incoming tide will produce Pollack, Wrasse and Mullet. If you fish off the back wall then be pr...
by AH
Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: Humber Estuary
Topic: Shellfish query
Replies: 7
Views: 4853

My mate who's a seaman has caught Whiting off the ship with prawns from the freezer. Another mate swears by crab sticks but he also reckons he witnessed a seagull being dragged under the mud by a giant Ragworm and a Lobster turning off a gas stove.
by AH
Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: British justice stinks
Replies: 3
Views: 1277

If they fine you that much, then your better of doing a runner and ditching your gear. If your an easy target then they will bypass serious criminals and go for you because they are guaranteed to get a conviction.
by AH
Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: live bait??
Replies: 2
Views: 1366

Depends on what livebait and where the fish are feeding. For instance shrimp on a float catches Bass. Mackeral and Sandeel can be ledgered, free-lined or float-fished, depends on where they are feeding and where you are fishing. For example if I was fishing a Mackeral livebait in 100 foot of water f...
by AH
Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:05 pm
Forum: Wales Coast Angling
Topic: Tide times
Replies: 7
Views: 8229

Tide Tides for 17th July, 2009. Rhyl (Low Tide) 13:04 Hrs Llandudno/Colwyn Bay (Low Tide) 12:56 Hrs Rhyl (High Tide) 18:59 Hrs Llandudno/Colwyn Bay (High Tide) 18:51 Hrs As you can see 8 minutes is the difference. The tidal range is average, therefore not much movement. I would go to Deganwy/Conwy E...
by AH
Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: peeler how to catch??
Replies: 3
Views: 1567

Firstly you have to be able to identify a peeler crab. Softies and Peelers are different. Softies have shed and peelers are about to shed their shell. In fishing jargon the following describes crab baits: i) Hardback - Hard shell not in the process of moulting. ii) Crinkly - Semi-hard and not juicy,...
by AH
Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: Wales Coast Angling
Topic: Visiting North Wales in July
Replies: 4
Views: 2418

Look for Conwy or Deganwy tides. Holyhead tides are 48 minutes behind Liverpool.
by AH
Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: Wales Coast Angling
Topic: menia straights???
Replies: 2
Views: 2335

If you go to Beaumaris Town (North Entrance) to Menai Straits and there's is a mark called Gallows Point behind ABC tackle shop by the petrol station on the way into Beaumaris. Pop into ABC Tackle and ask for Malcolm. He knows the Menai Straits like the back of his hand and there is nothing he does ...