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by tomcat
Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: liver as bait?
Replies: 3
Views: 2070

Its a widely used Shark bait because of the heavy blood content. We're talking seal livers not chicken in this instance. I must admit I've not yet used liver bait, but intend on trying it for Tope when the chance presents itself this year. Thanks for reminding me.
by tomcat
Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: Boat Owners Forum
Topic: Boat Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 7789

The base for each of these boats is just a few miles from my home. I have used both boats extensively. Both are well made with no well known reliabilty issues. Both hold their values quite well. The Raider has a greater deck space, it is after all 18" longer and its design means al near uniform beam...
by tomcat
Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: Boat Owners Forum
Topic: Up tiding
Replies: 5
Views: 10584

You could use your beachcaster but I wouldn't recomend it. Uptide rods aren't too expensive, even for a good one. Beachcasters are just too long and unwieldy for boat use, the reel should be fine though. Excellent boat choice by the way. Raider are based a short distance from me. I pretty much know ...
by tomcat
Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: Boat Owners Forum
Topic: Up tiding
Replies: 5
Views: 10584

If you really want to get full benefits from the technique I can do no better than you try obtain a book titled "Uptide and boatcasting." By Bob Cox and John Rawle. They were boat skippers from Essex that fine tuned the techniques required. Returning to your initial question about bite recognition. ...
by tomcat
Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:17 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Will this make a difference.... have a look please...??
Replies: 20
Views: 6738

Rabbi's description of catch dumping 'returning' unrequired species is an action brought about by the regulations devised by so called conservation measures. Fish killed and dumped at sea. The Bass conservation area in Morecambe Bay is out of bounds to recreational boat anglers yet shore anglers can...
by tomcat
Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Will this make a difference.... have a look please...??
Replies: 20
Views: 6738

The Lancashire meeting scheduled for 13th January was cancelled due to snow. I have mailed the host asking to be kept informed of the new date. Whilst I am, by nature, a septic. I would like to listen to their proposals for the Irish sea. I attended the meeting with the planners and operators before...
by tomcat
Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: North East Coast
Topic: jelly worms
Replies: 7
Views: 9694

I have been importing jellyworms from the states for about 20 years. In using them over that time period I have come to the following conclusions. For the nvery best results and sport, fish them singularly on a long flowing trace (6'+) in the same manner you would fish a redgill. The slower the tide...
by tomcat
Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: New rod not pushing together properly
Replies: 12
Views: 7191

You may well wreck the joint as the others have said, but you will probably end up as a friend of mine did...... He had a two piece uptide rod, and rightly, he couldnt push the two pieces right together so he held the top half of the rod and banged the butt on the ground a couple of times, which co...
by tomcat
Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: Boat Owners Forum
Topic: BOAT INSURANCE ???
Replies: 9
Views: 5892

by tomcat
Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod Calculation
Replies: 9
Views: 6174

The class designation of a boat rod is the breaking strain of line that the rod blank is designed to operate with. Generally a leeway of 10 to 20% up or down is acceptable. With faster action blanks a gradiated classification can be suggested. Ie 20lb-30lb rod. The reality is, the blank performs bes...
by tomcat
Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: Thames Estuary
Topic: Freshwater And Saltwater
Replies: 27
Views: 29455

Sliding off at a tangent, are you aware that some saltwater species require freshwater to even exsist. Most widely known of British species is the Tope. Without a freshwater input these sporting sharks don't pup. This is why the big gravid female Tope are caught in the vicinity of freshwater input s...
by tomcat
Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: Thames Estuary
Topic: Freshwater And Saltwater
Replies: 27
Views: 29455

You are perfectly correct about fishing for Pike in saltwater. There are saltwater Pike species which unsurprisingly live in saltwater. Zoom down the minimum size limit for Danish fish and you will find both saltwater and freshwater species, with differing size limits. http://www.visitthy.dk/NR/rdon...
by tomcat
Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Boat Owners Forum
Topic: BOAT INSURANCE ???
Replies: 9
Views: 5892

by tomcat
Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Thames Estuary
Topic: Freshwater And Saltwater
Replies: 27
Views: 29455

Please view the attached link to the scientific publication on the effects of saltwater on freshwater sprcies and the effect of freshwater on saltwater species. The latter section of the report points out that other than a few species, the effects are fatal. Osmosis is the killer if the change is ex...
by tomcat
Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: Thames Estuary
Topic: Freshwater And Saltwater
Replies: 27
Views: 29455

The reality is very few fish can live in both saltwater and fresh water. Migratory species such as Sea Trout and Salmon are best known. A larger number are tolerant of degrees of the mix of both, commonly referred to as brakish water. Best known are Flounder, Mullet and Bass. Even these species requ...