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by sniggle
Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: [b]Needless Slaughter[/b]
Replies: 36
Views: 13096

As long as the fish are not wasted i do not see a problem with weigh in matches. Finding a good home for half a dozen fresh dabs if you do not want them for your own tea should not be a problem, get them ready for the frying pan then give them to a pensioner. You have a good day match fishing Somebo...
by sniggle
Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: North West Coast
Topic: Having a moan
Replies: 5
Views: 2944

by sniggle
Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: bimini knot to tie shock leader
Replies: 8
Views: 3422

If you are fishing rocky marks the bimini twist can be too good a knot. It is better to lose just the shock leader and end tackle than lose 100 yds of line because the knot was too strong.
by sniggle
Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:32 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Welsh angling programme.
Replies: 0
Views: 765

Welsh angling programme.

For those that may have missed it there is a good angling prog here,

The subtitles are a help. :)
by sniggle
Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: have a look at this
Replies: 8
Views: 2416

Might be useful for connecting heavy mono or wire but apart from that it looks like something else to get tangled around.
by sniggle
Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: shop prices and a trip down memory lane
Replies: 5
Views: 2115

I seem to remember that woolies sea reels would suffer a rupture with the first lump of weed . The terminal tackle was ok though. As a youngster i remember buying 100yds bobbins of winfield nylon monofil sewing thread about 4lb breaking strain price around 25p. :) Just right for battling the local m...
by sniggle
Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: Thames Estuary
Topic: Sea sick
Replies: 11
Views: 4170

To add to the above, stay outside in the fresh air do not go in the cabin. Also if you do feel queasy keep your head up and watch the horizon it helps if your brain has stable line to relate the boats motion against. I was lucky that on the rare occasions that i did feel iffy i could have a snooze *...
by sniggle
Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Red Gill Lures
Replies: 3
Views: 1500

Broadly speaking white and natural colours are better in shallow clean water during daylight and red , black and orange favorite in deep or dark water.
As the light fades in shallow water colour should be less of an issue.
by sniggle
Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Swimming with sharks 24/7/10
Replies: 18
Views: 4474

Nice report and stunts. :)
Last time i released a daytime smut of about 8lb off the wall a lot of the swimmers got out. :D
They didn`t know it was a gummy. :)
by sniggle
Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Why is it frowned upon to keep skate/rays these days?
Replies: 18
Views: 4432

I think most anglers consider rays a difficult fish to prepare for the table so they put them back.
There is just as much waste when you fillet a cod with their gurt big heads but it is a simple job compared to skate.
I like a nice piece of skate fried in butter but do C&R egg laden females . :)
by sniggle
Mon May 31, 2010 7:28 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Broken tripod
Replies: 5
Views: 1422

I wiki`d the thread size question last week and the answer was 3/8" standard thread.
You can buy tripod parts as they normally drop off and get lost on the beach.
by sniggle
Sun May 30, 2010 9:26 am
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: white or coloured feathers?
Replies: 13
Views: 14085

If there are plenty of mackerel about any type of feather will work but on the days when they are hard to catch the small shrimp pattern with the luminous bead work well . Next choice would be the type with the double strip of holographic tape. I have not used real feathers for mackerel for the past...
by sniggle
Wed May 26, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: One for Reel wiz and others
Replies: 27
Views: 10490

by sniggle
Sat May 22, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: Seafood Recipes - Cooking
Topic: BBQ whiting
Replies: 1
Views: 5913

Frozen white fish is not really very good on the barbi , best used in a fish pie or some spicy fish cakes.
Fresh mackerel , sardine ,bass or bream are the ones to have on the bbq.
by sniggle
Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Lines and Braid
Topic: mono or braid
Replies: 3
Views: 7379