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by mac47
Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Scotland Coast Sea Fishing
Topic: Mullet at Bowling
Replies: 8
Views: 7201

Hi Craig, You resurrected an old post there and as I was one of the guys that gave an answer I thought I would try to help you out. I am not sure if the mullet will still be there as they move on when the weather gets colder. Likewise with the seatrout if there has been rain they may have moved up r...
by mac47
Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Zipplex/Conoflex/Century
Replies: 7
Views: 5309

Hi Rambo, The info you have already been given is excellant advice and I would only add that you should not forget the second hand market. A good mate of mine recently bought a Conoflex Hghlander, for winter cod fishing, in mint condition for less than half its original price. Older versions of Cent...
by mac47
Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Loading Line?????
Replies: 4
Views: 3543

Hi Kenny, I think I know what you are talking about. Many years ago I read an article by Neil Mckellow advising that you wound the first 30-40 yds of line on unevenly to balance the spool, especially with 6500 sizes reels. Neil was the world casting champion so I am sure he knew what he was talking ...
by mac47
Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Loading Line?????
Replies: 4
Views: 3543

You need to wind the line on as level as possible and aim to get it similar to a new bobbin of thread. As Keith said failure to do this will result in a birdie. It's also important to keep a strain on the line as you spool it on the reel. When putting new line on a reel I put the spool of line in a ...
by mac47
Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: Scotland Coast Sea Fishing
Topic: i see there's a match soon in Arbroath
Replies: 7
Views: 4580

Hi Steve, I guess your granny told you the same thing as mine said to me. ' Work hard at school on the three r's, reading, writing and arithmatic son and then if all else fails you can fall back on your a...'. Been hearing reports of a few cod being caught down this way, which is a bit unusual but n...
by mac47
Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Daiwa Longbeam beach caster 14ft!! What do you have?
Replies: 23
Views: 17875

Re: Daiwa Longbeam beach caster 14ft!! What do you have?

as i have covered in the title this is my new rod which has literaly just come!! Getting this rod it set me wondering what rod do you use? is it any good? Good and bad points? Will be testing her out friday gorleston beach i think!! Hi, I don't actually own this rod but had a loan of one and gave i...
by mac47
Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Surfmaster 850
Replies: 33
Views: 22958

pure fishing

by mac47
Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:09 am
Forum: Scotland Coast Sea Fishing
Topic: Floundering about
Replies: 1
Views: 2628

Floundering about

Had a days floundering on a couple of East Lothian beaches yesterday with mixed results. We thought it would be good with the easterly winds stirring up a surf and to a certain extent it was. My fishing buddy caught a treble shot soon after starting and I had a double shot. The problem was he had th...
by mac47
Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: Scotland Coast Sea Fishing
Topic: i see there's a match soon in Arbroath
Replies: 7
Views: 4580

Heading down fri/sat for a shot at some of the earlies its been blowing a gale from the east /south east so heres hoping -some of the marks will be very unsafe if the SE WIND contiues so if anyone is heading that way BE SAFE and dont go alone ...........Steve There is a picture of Stoney harbour in...
by mac47
Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: Scotland Coast Sea Fishing
Topic: i see there's a match soon in Arbroath
Replies: 7
Views: 4580

Hi Sue, The fishing around your old toon even from the boat has been a bit patchy this year. There were loads of undersize codling but not many keepers. In saying that there were some easterlies last week and I heard reports of a few cod being caught from the shore so perhaps things are looking up a...
by mac47
Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: Scotland Coast Sea Fishing
Topic: Visiting Fort William area
Replies: 3
Views: 4609

Fort William

Hi Curt, Well done on your catch that was not too bad considering you were struggling for bait. I missed your first post as I have been out of commission for a while but if you are coming back up let me know and I will guide you to some bait beds. The bait digging is not easy but if you persevere yo...
by mac47
Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:20 am
Forum: Scotland Coast Sea Fishing
Topic: Mullet at Bowling
Replies: 8
Views: 7201

Hi, I used to fish Bowling from the old breakwater. You park behind the pub and go over the railway foot bridge. Casting out into the river there were lots of small flounders, good eels and an occasional eelpout. I even caught a seatrout once. I never saw mullet but in those days it was probably mor...
by mac47
Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:00 am
Forum: Scotland Coast Sea Fishing
Topic: On the mend........ and first trip out
Replies: 7
Views: 4570

Hi Steve,
Good to hear your on the mend. I've been under the weather myself the last couple of weeks and have not got out much. Let us know how you got on at Etive and if you are planning another boat trip.
Mac
by mac47
Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: Scotland Coast Sea Fishing
Topic: rubber eel rigs can anyone help
Replies: 8
Views: 6579

by mac47
Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: East Coast
Topic: fishing marks
Replies: 6
Views: 2284

boansy wrote:Hi Mac,

Fellow Scot,

When you comeing down ?

boansy :D
Hi Boansy,
the plan is for the first week in August but don't have definite dates yet but plan to fish at least a couple of days at different venues.

Mac.