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by MadKev
Sat Jan 27, 2007 7:36 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: competition south coast
Replies: 2
Views: 1142

s coast comps

Give Poingdestre's tackle shop, Southampton a call. Their event is £1,000 first prize, generally later in the year.
Give Alan's Marine, Fareham, a call. They've got a weekly comp.
Join any of the clubs local to you? MK
by MadKev
Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:42 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Fishing Hythe on Sunday ???
Replies: 3
Views: 1497

Hythe

Don't worry if there's a match on - the alternative venue with the same fishing is immediately south of the military base at Hythe, where the ladning craft are moored. Go through the Hythe village, hug the coast, pass the old Dreamland factory then the base. Find the gravel carpark, next to a bridge...
by MadKev
Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:25 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Telescopic Fishing Rods
Replies: 13
Views: 9152

Telescopics

Can't think of any boat comp anglers without an expensive continental telescopic with multi-tips in their armoury, and I've taken to using mine in beach comps. It's rated higher but it's a pleasure to use on the beach at 4oz, fishing pendulum with bait will hit 100 yard. (It's about 14 foot long in ...
by MadKev
Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:49 pm
Forum: East Coast
Topic: Advice Gt Yarmouth & Weyboourne
Replies: 11
Views: 2199

weybourne and gt yarmouth

Well, we fished both venues this fri and sat. Evening at gt Yarmouth, some codling for me at zero distance (size ten carp hooks and tiny squid strips, trying for rockling) due to dogged presence of a seal. Saturday at Weybourne in daylight, harsh winds made hard work. Dabs, codling, pollack across a...
by MadKev
Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:05 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Fishing Hythe on Sunday ???
Replies: 3
Views: 1497

Hythe?

Hi flukey

Hythe? Hants or Kent? Fished Hants Hythe ten days ago, flounders and undersize bass for six hours in daylight over high water. Rag and any tipping you care, distance immaterial to results. MK
by MadKev
Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:57 pm
Forum: East Coast
Topic: Advice Gt Yarmouth & Weyboourne
Replies: 11
Views: 2199

Gt Yarmouth & Weybourne

Thanks, MagicToys.

I'll phone them Tues, and PM the answer either way. Don't want a run on the shop if they're the only place in the world with any left.

Thanks to all, I suspect I have enough but do keep posting if you have new info. MK
by MadKev
Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:11 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Colour blind fish??
Replies: 7
Views: 2506

fish & light & colour

Bet chemical tip lights give out UV as well as visible light. Everyone must have tried one of them up a bait, even out of desperation. Anyone tried it comparatively / scientifically? Can anyone make them flash? MK
by MadKev
Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:58 pm
Forum: East Coast
Topic: Advice Gt Yarmouth & Weyboourne
Replies: 11
Views: 2199

Weybourne and Gt Yarmouth

Thanks Troops, Thanks for responses, didn't realise Cromer was so near until I checked the map. Change of plan. Because I don't know them places well I've taken another day off to arrive a day early for practice sessions, try to get both beaches done. This belies my pre-match nerves / excitement. Ot...
by MadKev
Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: East Coast
Topic: Advice Gt Yarmouth & Weyboourne
Replies: 11
Views: 2199

Advice Gt Yarmouth & Weyboourne

Hi Troops,

Evening comp Fri 19 Jan at GY, daylight comp Sat 20 Jan at Weybourne. Looking for recent catch reports please, thanks to all who replied with local knowledge during Dec. Won't have a choice of pegs or bait so max catch report info is a big help. Thanks, MK.
by MadKev
Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: Terminal Tackle
Topic: Swivel Clips
Replies: 13
Views: 4433

swivel links

Personally, I live with Gemini swivel'n'links, but I agree about line snags. Would you take your rod tip to the shop, find the strongest swivel that will fit through the tip ring, say 75lb BS or above? Tie that to the tip of your leader at home, then use a 75lb link-clip as decribed above on the end...
by MadKev
Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:25 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: has anyone fished lulworth cove?
Replies: 1
Views: 899

Lulworth Cove

Yes mate, many a time. Fishing the cove itself ain't too clever, you're about right on the wrasse issue. Time the tides and weather right, you'll get people safely onto the west rocks at the mouth of the cove, spinning, float or bottom-fishing. If you're up for a hike, then you've parked in paradise...
by MadKev
Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:02 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Colour blind fish??
Replies: 7
Views: 2506

Fish and Colour

Hi Ray, I don't know the answer, but how's about this then? For humans, red is the first to drop off the distinguishable spectrum at about 750nm. We'd still pick out the shape/silhouette using the rod receptors in our eyes, making it the same as clear or black line once the light level falls. Dunno ...
by MadKev
Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: East Coast
Topic: Fishing Jaywick 14.01.2007 : Anyone
Replies: 19
Views: 1979

fishing Jaywick

Hi Troops,

Let us know how the Jaywick fishing goes. Have a two-day comp based on Gt Yarmouth next Friday, unfamiliar ground to me, only ever fished two comps on that coastline ever. Might seem some distance apart to youse locals but all catch info gratefully received. MK
by MadKev
Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:01 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: water proofs
Replies: 13
Views: 3551

waterproofs

Sorry, bit late but only just come across the thread and Xmas has gone now, guess you're suited and booted. If not, think on this. Best-quality uninsulated breathable jakcet and trousers you can afford. January sales at yachtie shops highly recommended (£85 the pair, Henri Lloyd make). This can go i...
by MadKev
Sat Jan 06, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Erm .... am I on now?
Replies: 1
Views: 1493

Erm .... am I on now?

Erm ... do I speak now? Yes? Right ...... Ahem ... right, the only reason I put MadKev was because those S. Coast anglers who know me wouldn't recognise my given name. It don't mean nothing, and nothing I ever did seemed mad to me, more the silken whisper of my logic blade cutting through the crumpl...