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by spratman
Fri Nov 28, 2008 2:30 pm
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: dogfish ??
Replies: 10
Views: 14851

If you want to know where to catch a Dogfish, keep your eyes open for a Catfish and you'll probably find a Dogfish chashing it! >:)
by spratman
Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:40 am
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: Deal Pier
Replies: 1
Views: 1033

Hi Nobby, I fished the Sandwich Bay end of the beach, same kind of time as you 0900 -1330...same story there...couple of pouting, couple of whiting, all small. Couldn't get lug in Herne Bay due to it being "spur of the moment" thing and was fishing slivers of mack and squid.
Oh well...
by spratman
Thu Nov 27, 2008 7:36 am
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: worms
Replies: 3
Views: 1383

Fatbloke, call into the angling shop in Mortimer Street and they'll explain all you need to know about worms...and anything else you ask. OK...they're a bit scant on particle physics knowledge, but stick to fishing and you can't go wrong.
:>
by spratman
Thu Nov 27, 2008 7:24 am
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: deal beach
Replies: 2
Views: 1021

Hi Tophat, I use breakaways on Deal beach & 6oz should be good. The regular spot I fish (I know I ought to try others too) is pretty snag free. I was told that the groynes indicate longshore drift, i.e. the tendancy for the tide to wash along the beach not just in and out, and ordinary pear weight w...
by spratman
Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: ii just cant catch!!!! hellppp
Replies: 21
Views: 5283

by spratman
Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: What'll this weather do for fishing?
Replies: 7
Views: 1915

Gents,

Thanks for the advice - will give it a go and see how things turn out. Off to see what bait I can grab at the last minute! Thanks again lads!
by spratman
Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: What'll this weather do for fishing?
Replies: 7
Views: 1915

What'll this weather do for fishing?

Hi Everyone, As a "born again" angler ( returned this year after a break of 30 years ) with fairly minimal early experience, I'm looking for the advice / opinions from the experienced south-east regulars. Given the rather wintery weather forecast for Saturday night, and force 6 - 8 NW winds, do you ...
by spratman
Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Concrete weights ??
Replies: 16
Views: 12519

I like Gaz's idea of incorporating iron filings, but how about using a cementeous self levelling compound (you can get it in DIY shops easy enough). It has very fine granules so pours into the mould well; it has similar density to concrete too, and has a fair amount of PVA type binders. Ok, it's les...
by spratman
Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:21 am
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: New member
Replies: 8
Views: 1937

Hi Tom, Welcome to Kent and to the forum. I used to live in Faversham, too, and miss the smell from the Shepherd Neame Brewery. Sadly there isn't much to be had along that stretch of the coast - well, not for me anyway! Similarly, I have tried, recently, along the coast between Whitstable & Herne Ba...
by spratman
Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:58 am
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: Whiting!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3326

Hey Manic_Muppet, you might have blanked, but what poetry it inspired from you!! ;)
Good to see that a well established angler like you can have an off day too - beginning to think I had duff pheremones or something #:-S
by spratman
Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:18 am
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: Whiting!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3326

Kentishman, Thanks for reply. We based ourselves about 50 yards away from the working section of beach, where they haul in the small fishing vessels....and I suppose about 200 yards from the Army Firing Range. It was handy as we parked next to the sea wall. It's the first time that I've been to Hyth...
by spratman
Sat Oct 18, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: Whiting!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3326

Whiting? Whiting? I would LOVE to have caught a Whiting today. What did I catch? Nuffing! X( Just home after spending 1030 till 1530 at Hythe casting generously rag / lug /squid baited rigs and reeling them back in almost untouched. My lad pulled a 10" bass in, and the guy down the beach a similar p...
by spratman
Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: Which reel on which rod
Replies: 10
Views: 2951

The Fox Guide to Seafishing explains that the F/S rod, as you know, is fished with the reel & line beneath the rod, and hence, when put under strain reeling in a fish, the rod effectively arcs up and away from the path of the line. This rod needs to have a nice fat first ring due to the way that the...
by spratman
Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:10 am
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: Sandwich Bay @ night
Replies: 4
Views: 2608

Deal beach night

On Friday I opted for a night fishing Deal beach instead. Couple of small Pollack, one small Bass and not much else, though something was getting fat on our sandeels and peelers! X(
by spratman
Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: Sandwich Bay @ night
Replies: 4
Views: 2608

Sandwich Bay @ night

Hi everyone, I've just returned to sea fishing after a long break, and have thought a spot of night fishing this Friday could be interesting. As I don't want to travel too far, I thought that Sandwich Bay might throw up something good. Does anyone know if they (the private estate that owns it) allow...