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by Iknowagoodplaice
Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: hayling 11/10/14
Replies: 6
Views: 3197

Good to hear some codling are about. Thought they were nearly extinct inshore.
Big circle hooks are good for avoiding deep hooking those whiting, but tricky if you're baiting with worm.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: Friday 12th Sept at Cooden Beach
Replies: 7
Views: 6614

I don't mind windsurfers - they don't pollute and rarely interfere with angling. But I share rabbi's views on jet skis. They are noisy, polluting (smell the fumes on a summer's day), are exceedingly dangerous and often do disregard the rules. If they are in the vicinity they do make fishing almost i...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: HELLO !!!
Replies: 3
Views: 3783

Hello Sue
I remember you from when I first joined this forum. Are you still fishing?
by Iknowagoodplaice
Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: West Coast
Topic: Lack of fish!!
Replies: 5
Views: 5074

Still not brilliant on the south coast Keith. But at least a few fish have been caught. I saw on a certain other site we don't mention a catch of 25 bass from the east coast, with a photo to prove it. They were all knocked on the head. Anglers can be as bad as the trawlers. That would be a very rare...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: 4 Days in Bonnie Scotland
Replies: 3
Views: 3767

Sounds like a good holiday - I need one myself. Good to know there are a few fish somewhere. That must be where the southern fish go for their holiday if they manage to miss the trawls. Still, I caught a few small bream the other day, which was upcheering.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: decline in sea fish
Replies: 15
Views: 8452

Unless people are less bothered than before, the low post rate implies bad fishing. Some places are busy, though not often busy with catching. Fish surveys show low stocks - just last year down here. Sure, boats will come back with fish. I used to go out in boats often. Sometimes we had a decent day...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: decline in sea fish
Replies: 15
Views: 8452

There's no debate over the decline of sea fish. The decline is obvious to anyone who has been sea fishing for many years. Even for someone like me who has only been sea fishing a few years, things are clearly getting worse. Constraints on commercial fishing, conservation zones, etc are intended to h...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: langstone entrance this morning
Replies: 7
Views: 4029

No bream in the harbour when I fished there. Only one other person fishing too, which is not a good sign as they say. It would seem the fish are very localised now - so right place right time is no longer a general maxim but an essential to even stand a chance of catching. In between it is a desert....
by Iknowagoodplaice
Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: langstone entrance this morning
Replies: 7
Views: 4029

You're the first person to catch anything for ages - at least amongst those posting here. I was beginning to wonder whether all the fish in the sea had gone from around the coast. Certainly has seemed that way on Hayling. Well done.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing - SWFFing
Topic: tying a dropper
Replies: 4
Views: 4611

I prefer blood knots for droppers. The dropper line stands out at right angles from the leader and is less likely to tangle. But with heavyish leaders that might not be such a problem
by Iknowagoodplaice
Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: North West Coast
Topic: Fishing before Xmas?
Replies: 7
Views: 6386

Even in my relatively short sea fishing life I have seen the fishing going from pretty poor to dreadful. This year, as eccles says - just a few school bass, one or two very small bream in summer, and only a few small whiting this winter (though I haven't been out). There are pockets around the South...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing - SWFFing
Topic: Things That Go Bump In The Night
Replies: 10
Views: 6878

MulletFly wrote: All depends on what you get up to on that sweep of shingle >:)
Ohh, it was that kind of fishing trip :D
by Iknowagoodplaice
Sun Sep 29, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing - SWFFing
Topic: Things That Go Bump In The Night
Replies: 10
Views: 6878

Not sure how a sweep of shingle can be intimate :) but nice mullet.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Nab tower
Replies: 6
Views: 3247

I was told it was Napoleonic when I first went past in a boat, but thought that seemed early for such a structure.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Pagham way
Replies: 2
Views: 1764

Nothing. Not a touch.
Didn't realise the crabs came into such shallow water. But then I suppose it's 10ft or so at HW.