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by Iknowagoodplaice
Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing - SWFFing
Topic: Guided By The Light
Replies: 5
Views: 5130

Well done on the mullet. I had no luck last time out. Do you float your flies or let them sink? I haven't tried keeping them up in the water but maybe I should: watching mullet they seem to spend a lot of time sipping at the surface.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Pagham way
Replies: 2
Views: 1745

Pagham way

Took the fly rod out this evening to try around the harbour. Misty and still, not many fish about - a few mullet, no sign of bass. Seemed far fewer mullet than previous years. Saw a small commercial boat about 100 yds out. Not sure what it was doing - too foggy - but I don't suppose it was shellfish...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Nab tower
Replies: 6
Views: 3227

I think the Nab is more recent than Napoleon - WW1 in fact
by Iknowagoodplaice
Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Bad news for fish stocks
Replies: 0
Views: 2558

Bad news for fish stocks

Thought I'd post the link to this dismaying article about the machinations of our govt over fish quotas. Looks like the fisheries minister has ignored the advice of the EU and handed out excessive quotas to commercial fishing for the coming year. The plaice quota is just one to be increased, and as ...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: rod and reel advice
Replies: 23
Views: 6230

I dont need to read up the advertising guff thanks- they all say the same- that their rods will cast lead and bait to the horizon. As it is I've looked at it and it's a fair reflection of the rod- Gary Pye's words- "nice soft tip and butt". I put the link up for the benefit of nthendpompey who aske...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: rod and reel advice
Replies: 23
Views: 6230

A matter of opinion I suppose. You might like to look the rod up
http://www.centurysea.co.uk/sea-rods/ti ... per-match/

Sounds like a big caster to me. A case of what suits you best.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: South Coast
Topic: rod and reel advice
Replies: 23
Views: 6230

by Iknowagoodplaice
Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing - SWFFing
Topic: 2012 - A Difficult Season On The South Coast
Replies: 7
Views: 7416

Yes, good to see a few fish on fly. Only went once this year, and discovered my waders hanging on the wall had spontaneously sprung a leak. All for one 4 inch bass, which didn't put much of a bend in the rod.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: Fishing Tackle For Sale - Buy - Wanted and Exchange.
Topic: sk3 14ft or sk4 14ft?
Replies: 16
Views: 10029

That can only be because there is less force in the cast.

Anyway, getting away from the topic now.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Fishing Tackle For Sale - Buy - Wanted and Exchange.
Topic: sk3 14ft or sk4 14ft?
Replies: 16
Views: 10029

Precious little difference between the casts to my eye - other than one keeps the butt tucked in, the value of which escapes me. As for getting what you pay for, I'm not sure this applies anymore. Decent rods can be had for very reasonable prices; whereas you can pay quite a lot for something ordina...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Last Night at Hayling
Replies: 10
Views: 3225

Personally I don't believe double-figure bass exist. Just another tall story, like cod and plaice.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: KITE FISHING FROM THE BEACH
Replies: 14
Views: 10563

I don't think it's a question of people being against change. Although I wouldn't say I'm against fishermen trying this approach, which does at least attract my curiosity, it is not rod and line angling, and therefore is not something I would really want to try. Another point is that sea fishing, fo...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Worm Beds
Replies: 7
Views: 4402

Yes, there is more than one factor, though I think there is little doubt that the overwhelming one is overexploitation: all surveys show fish stocks are much lower than years ago, hence the lack of fish. However, last year boats off the south coast did fairly well with cod, but few were caught off t...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Worm Beds
Replies: 7
Views: 4402

Here in the South the lug beds generally seem pretty good, but ragworm are heavily dug, presumably because this is the main bait sold in tackle shops. Whether overdug beds keeps the fish further offshore I'm not sure, though the general poor fishing these days is mainly down to overfishing I think. ...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: KITE FISHING FROM THE BEACH
Replies: 14
Views: 10563

Kite flying meets fish catching. But as the set up makes plain, this is long-lining, not angling. And I think we are mainly anglers here, the rod and line kind. Still, one way round one's casting limitations.