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by Iknowagoodplaice
Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Thames Estuary
Topic: Flounder as an eating fish
Replies: 26
Views: 78682

MickMull wrote:Could hardly believe my eyes there's a flounder recipe in today's Mail.
The paper must have been bought up by Jamie Oliver. Read the Guardian dear boy.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Site Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 2648

Dodgy links in this site or oversensitive mother-Google?
by Iknowagoodplaice
Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Exage / Catana
Replies: 7
Views: 9604

I've got an Exage 4000. It's a compact reel, smooth running and beautiful line lay. Haven't used it a great deal so far but I find it a very good reel. Difficult to improve on I'd say.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Hill head/ Stokes Bay
Replies: 5
Views: 3121

There does not appear to be national legislation that limits at which commercial boats can fish. Coastal counties have their own by-laws (or at least some do): Sussex limits fixed nets to 200m from lowest LW mark; trawlers cannot fish within 1/4 nautical mile in summer (doesn't apply in winter); and...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: A bit of good news before the matches.
Replies: 9
Views: 3635

Good to hear Mick
by Iknowagoodplaice
Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: daiwa sandstorm casting
Replies: 11
Views: 27330

Could be the rod has more oomph as rabbit says. What kind of cast are you doing? otg? If so try laying the lead further round as in South African style. That will increase the load on the rod and hopefully it will go further. If you are just doing an overhead thump, it's hard to get much distance, e...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: daiwa sandstorm casting
Replies: 11
Views: 27330

How far is not far? Any Daiwa will be capable of reasonable distances. Were you casting better with a different rod?
by Iknowagoodplaice
Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Boat Owners Forum
Topic: Which line to use
Replies: 6
Views: 9371

As always, it depends on the kind of fishing you do. Drifting for bass you might fish 15lb mono, but fishing biggish leads in strong tides braid might be a better choice.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing - SWFFing
Topic: Fly fishing for Bass.........
Replies: 3
Views: 3591

Re: Fly fishing for Bass.........

seaotter wrote: Do i greas the the fly line the first few feet of the leader so its float.
Only if you're dry fly fishing. Those clousers are lousy floaters mind.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: plaice advice?
Replies: 12
Views: 5324

Ah, the magic rig ...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: plaice advice?
Replies: 12
Views: 5324

flattiefanatic wrote:Not taking anything away from Browners superb catches. But it really is down to luck of the day half the time.
Anyone any advice on how to improve luck? Any ritual considered, so long as it doesn't involve dancing naked on the beach - much too parky at the moment.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: plaice advice?
Replies: 12
Views: 5324

Plaice fishing is poor along the south coast, mainly I suspect because there are so few around these days, along with all the other commercially fished species. Most who fish for them from shore do not catch one - me included. Calm weather conditions are considered very important. As for beads and t...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: New Rods
Replies: 23
Views: 22580

by Iknowagoodplaice
Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: New Rods
Replies: 23
Views: 22580

I like my Supercast so far, but then how do you compare with others unless you've fished with them a while?

I imagine any of the tried and tested models would do a decent job.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Rigs
Topic: Running Ledger
Replies: 6
Views: 9542

Keith, I don't know how to say this, but have you considered that fishing in your back garden from your washing line may not be the most successful approach?

Perhaps like me you should try fishing up an oak tree. The slight drawback with this method is some abrasion to the leader.