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by eccles
Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: West Sussex - Tackle and tactics for newbies?
Replies: 10
Views: 4531

Re: West Sussex - Tackle and tactics for newbies?

Glad to be of help, never forget that sea angling is a thinking man's game. Loads of folk come to Hayling stick a bit of bait on a hook chuck it out (not usually far enough) and expect fish to come, does not work! Saw an old bloke on the beach a couple of years ago with a large piece of squid on a s...
by eccles
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: West Sussex - Tackle and tactics for newbies?
Replies: 10
Views: 4531

Re: West Sussex - Tackle and tactics for newbies?

Conditions not good at present. Ideally you need a relatively flat sea and bags of sunshine for lure fishing or in other words clear water and bright light so the fish can spot your lure from a distance - maybe next week? Right at the moment I would only do bait fishing after dark and seeing as the ...
by eccles
Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: West Sussex - Tackle and tactics for newbies?
Replies: 10
Views: 4531

Re: West Sussex - Tackle and tactics for newbies?

The water is a bit deep by the Lifeboat Station for lure fishing, if I do lures, I go to the west end end of the island and fish from just before LW for a couple of hours - mackerel and bass in the summer. I have seen guys regularly doing lure fishing form the Wittering shore or rather East Head whi...
by eccles
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: South Coast
Topic: West Sussex - Tackle and tactics for newbies?
Replies: 10
Views: 4531

Re: West Sussex - Tackle and tactics for newbies?

Although a Hayling Islander and now well qualified by experience, I was like you a while back bezza. I retired early, came to live on the island around 12 years ago and caught very little in the first couple of years although I knew that others were quite successful. Fortunately, I met up with a guy...
by eccles
Sat May 27, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Spinning Rod / Reel Combination ?
Replies: 7
Views: 3654

Re: Spinning Rod / Reel Combination ?

Ah right, now I would advise (in case you don't already know), picking a harbour entrance or estuary at the right state of the tide. E.g. when I lived in Exmouth a few years ago I would cast across the the Exe estuary at low water starting about around 1/2 hour before the turn of the tide. The bass ...
by eccles
Tue May 23, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Spinning Rod / Reel Combination ?
Replies: 7
Views: 3654

Re: Spinning Rod / Reel Combination ?

When I go spinning I use a 9' 6" uptide rod and of course a suitable fixed spool reel. I would suggest a Daiwa Reel as I have found them to be very robust over the years. Some would say that an uptide rod is maybe a bit heavy but I have not found it so. It has enough power to cast a fair distance an...
by eccles
Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Back now
Replies: 3
Views: 2800

Back now

Hi All, Not been here for a while due to computer issues but all sorted now. Must be time to try for plaice if we get the right conditions, i.e., flat sea and sunshine. Must did out tackle and get it sorted after winter.
by eccles
Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: South Coast
Topic: hayling sat eve
Replies: 5
Views: 3570

Hey Mick, WD. I recall that we had a September codling run 5 or 6 years ago. Looks like it's happening again, I must get down there with some squid which is what I used to catch a 7lber round about that time. No moon required though as you said.
by eccles
Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:09 am
Forum: South Coast
Topic: float fishing advice
Replies: 7
Views: 3531

The wind speed and direction is important when float fishing. I have done it occasionally with mixed results but you need conditions where the wind is no more than a light breeze and such that your float is not pushed back into shore. So, at the location mentioned you would need a westerly or north-...
by eccles
Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Black Bream
Replies: 3
Views: 2299

They certainly do, not quite as good as Dover Sole which is my favourite catch but as good as bass. I actually prefer the larger gilt head bream but have yet to take one this year.
by eccles
Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Black Bream
Replies: 3
Views: 2299

Black Bream

There are still some about - did one of my favourite spots last friday and had five, took three home for lunch.
by eccles
Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: South Coast
Topic: langston harbour
Replies: 5
Views: 3766

Good pictures Pete. Best time to fish that spot is low water up for a couple of hours and preferably when there are neap tides (less weed).
by eccles
Tue May 17, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: DIY Reel
Replies: 3
Views: 4241

Well you need a means of holding the device firmly with your left hand whilst winding with your right (assuming that you are right handed). Many years ago when I was a cash poor teenager I was offered the use of a boat in Christchurch Harbour. Somoone gave me a couple of hooks and a bit of nylon lin...
by eccles
Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Kayak
Topic: what and where to buy
Replies: 5
Views: 5985

There is a yak and board shop on Hayling too if you don't want to go to N Milton and there is this: http://www.portsmouth-canoe-club.org/
by eccles
Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Trabbuco
Replies: 4
Views: 3653

I can understand that rabbi having looked them up. Apparently the tip section is solid rather than tubular like many other rods so it doesn't need to be so thick. As I said the price seems very attractive, what did you pay by the way? I don't care what a rod looks like at all, it's what it does that...