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by MadKev
Sun May 04, 2008 6:07 pm
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: Recent catch reports Dover boats?
Replies: 2
Views: 3532

Recent catch reports Dover boats?

by MadKev
Sat May 03, 2008 5:42 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Someone to modify/extend a rod
Replies: 9
Views: 2883

Conoflex took back my uptider and built a new spigot into it so it could go on my motorbike. Tenner plus postage there and back. V professional job too, can't tell it's not designed like that from the outset.
by MadKev
Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: HOW TO KILL A CRAB ???
Replies: 8
Views: 5005

If it is for bait, well, hardbacks work well alive with the hook through the arse end, quite tough for casting.

If it is for dinner, pulling off the pincers, then the legs, means you don't know if it is alive or not anyway.
by MadKev
Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Hurst shingle bank fishing report 26/04/08
Replies: 20
Views: 3864

Done this a couple of times, you can drag your kit on a trolley so long as the wheels are at least ten inch diameter. Failing that, strap it all on a bicycle and push it 'cos riding it is futile. The ferry is handy, but the times don't always suit you. The final solution is to carry your kit but don...
by MadKev
Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Skinning dogs.
Replies: 14
Views: 8491

Ahem .... After a little while overseas, I've found the best way to skin dogs is to make a small incision just above the groin, then push one's hand in to separate the pelt from the visceral flesh. This is far neater than attempting to flense with a sharp knife, and one needs only cut the pelt as yo...
by MadKev
Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Grauvell - Penn - Abu reels
Replies: 7
Views: 3381

Grauvell, Penn and Daiwa now specify whether their fixed spool reels are saltwater ready or not. The wrong spec can either cost you dearly or chew up a lot of maintenance time. It is easy to confuse a big pike or carp reel for a small beach reel, until you take them apart after a trip. Expect to pay...
by MadKev
Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:48 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: anyone seen the recycle fish in sea angler?
Replies: 16
Views: 5040

A natural extension of 'Sport not Profit'. Pleased to see the publicity attracted by the Weymouth skippers who, as a collective, have the ability to influence opinion far afield. Their concerted effort will undoubtedly exceed the lesser south coast efforts that have been in place for some years now....
by MadKev
Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Where on earth is Selsey West beach?
Replies: 7
Views: 5105

OK, if you haven't got, or you struggle with a map, just follow road signs for Selsey. Keep heading straight for Selsey all the time, eventually you get into the town. This is the B2145 from Chichester. Pass a parade of shops, both left and right, with a chip shop on your left and look for West Stre...
by MadKev
Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: ARGHHHHHHH WHERE TO GO AT LEPE
Replies: 9
Views: 1957

Yes, the best place to fish at Lepe is somewhere else. It's a a bit Zen, as in what is the sound of a fish not biting? However, if you are committed to fish there then most comps kick off by parking in the elevated country car park (daylight only, check opening hours) then walking due east on the fo...
by MadKev
Fri Jan 25, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Bait Digging - Hythe / dibden?
Replies: 2
Views: 1895

Plenty of diggers make 50 mile round trips to get to Hythe. Check that you will be arriving before Southampton Docks low water, and look at a fifteen minute walk. Pretty much anywhere north of Hythe will yield results, experience gets you more bait. MK
by MadKev
Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: ian golds parts
Replies: 6
Views: 2277

Or, if you do want them, just ask Ian. He's a very approachable guy but he is running a business so he'd like a little profit. MK
by MadKev
Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: Lines and Braid
Topic: Braid for shore fishing
Replies: 14
Views: 25769

Yes, your fears are well-grounded and many folk take advantage of fixed spools for this purpose. I have an expensive one in mothballs, tried it several times but couldn't get along so reverted to Mag Elites for braid off the beach. I suppose I must have had a birdsnest at some point, but don't remem...
by MadKev
Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Lead moulding
Replies: 14
Views: 10722

Dunno if this helps, but I wear heavy motorbikers gloves because they are heat insulated, welding gloves are not. On pouring, the second the visible bit of poured lead goes dull (virtually instantaneous) I crack open the mould, hold the wire and use Poundland carpenters pincers to nip off the plug b...
by MadKev
Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Archiving
Replies: 3
Views: 1262

Thank you mrix, change happens, I just have to keep up with it. The slow months are here, let's see what I can consolidate from last year's comps for the interest of our readers. To be missed is heart-warming indeed, so I'd better make it worthwhile rather than off the top of my head. I'll have a th...
by MadKev
Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:58 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Archiving
Replies: 3
Views: 1262

Archiving

I come back. Got bitten by a radioactive sloth, developed strange, sloth-like powers but at least the planets are safe again. Phew, eh? So, I went, but I'm back, been busy but still fishing. Gone less than six months, somebody's tidied up and I can't find nothing. Does old stuff get archived? I've e...