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by eccles
Sun Jun 21, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Blueys or mackerel
Replies: 19
Views: 9530

Agree with rabbi. Blueys were all the rage a while back but it soon dies down.
by eccles
Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:59 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: How to avoid weed?
Replies: 5
Views: 3889

I can only think that you could get in touch with someone reliable who lives in the locality you are thinking of and ask them. I am usually prepared to do this for Hayling (obviously) because I live here and it doesn't take long for me to have a quick look at the conditions and advise.
by eccles
Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Floating braid or sinking braid?
Replies: 10
Views: 5493

Always use mono when there is weed about - it's easier to get it off the line. I have heard that thin braid will "saw through" weed and that could be true for the larger bits but doubt it for the small bits you have experienced. Of course, those wretched little bits commonly occur at this time of ye...
by eccles
Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Floating braid or sinking braid?
Replies: 10
Views: 5493

Yes, we all know that we are now into the weed season and it is a pain. Floating braid will always pick up more weed than the sinking variety - simply because a lot of weed floats. My several years experience of dealing with the problem reads as follows. 1. The state of the tide makes a lot of diffe...
by eccles
Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:42 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: vercelli Spyra Fiamma (100-200g,4.2m) fishing rod
Replies: 4
Views: 4209

by eccles
Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:40 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: vercelli Spyra Fiamma (100-200g,4.2m) fishing rod
Replies: 4
Views: 4209

Seems very pricey but made of good materials although I have no experience myself. I have happily used Abu Garcia Rods of similar size and construction for some years now for only half the price. As far as FS reels are concerned, I have no hesitation in recommending Daiwa. They have several reliable...
by eccles
Sun May 24, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: rod bags???
Replies: 5
Views: 3419

Seems like Mustad do zipless jobbies but you will need to check length. Know what you mean about length, I eventually got my latest from an outfit called Koala but that was three years ago and can't recall where I got it from.
by eccles
Sun May 24, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: rod bags???
Replies: 5
Views: 3419

Well there are plenty about, got mine from Amazon a while back but you can find them on ebay or veals too. Suggest you make sure the zips are brass or plastic because ordinary steel ones soon seize up in salt air. Better still, buy one that that doesn't have zips at all but ties up instead.
by eccles
Sun May 24, 2015 5:59 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Advice please
Replies: 6
Views: 4043

Best of luck and enjoy....
by eccles
Sat May 23, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Advice please
Replies: 6
Views: 4043

I have no hesitation in recommending a Daiwa Supercast 13 ft for what you have in mind. Not too expensive but tough as old boots and you can have a FS or Multi version. One of my mates has one and you can belt it as hard as you like without fear of failure.
by eccles
Thu May 21, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: Treasure Island, Eastbourne 19/5/15
Replies: 6
Views: 4068

Didn't know one could catch at Eastbourne so WD. BTW there is no Treasure Island at Eastbourne - had a look on GoogleEarth and only found a pier and a marina.
by eccles
Mon May 18, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: South Coast
Topic: mackies
Replies: 2
Views: 2394

Seems a bit early to me mate but will have a deco later this week.
by eccles
Sat May 16, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: eastoke last nite
Replies: 2
Views: 2202

Sounds about right to me, Hayling often fishes best around HW and for the hour or so afterward.
by eccles
Fri May 15, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: East Coast
Topic: chesil beach
Replies: 1
Views: 2953

Nice post Lee but very unlikely you will find turbot at Exmouth. I lived there for 15 years and never heard of one. Bass. pollack and mullet are the usual catches with dabs occasionally on the sand banks to the west of the estuary. Used to be some silver eels too but not so sure these days. Think yo...
by eccles
Fri May 08, 2015 5:56 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: More expense
Replies: 3
Views: 3174

For what it's worth Yakky, I have used Daiwa FS reels for the past 10 years with no probs. I do an occasional spot of dissembly and oiling of the line rollers but that's about it.