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by mentalextra
Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: Thames Estuary
Topic: East London/Essex bait shops
Replies: 4
Views: 4765

Yeah Ive seen the ebay ads. I wondered if they were any good/reliable? Likewise tackle shops?

Cheers
by mentalextra
Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: Thames Estuary
Topic: East London/Essex bait shops
Replies: 4
Views: 4765

East London/Essex bait shops

Anyone know any shops where you can get hold of sea bait in East London/Essex area these days?

Cheers
by mentalextra
Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: The French coast
Replies: 1
Views: 2090

The French coast

Has anyone fished on the french beaches?
by mentalextra
Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: Thames Estuary
Topic: OJ. Then calling it a day.
Replies: 56
Views: 13637

joliroger wrote:Who are these 'Crackpots' that you refer to????????????

..........and you thought I would, but I wont! lol :D :D ;;) ;;)
by mentalextra
Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: Thames Estuary
Topic: OJ. Then calling it a day.
Replies: 56
Views: 13637

Under the radar or head in the sand?? I'm always surprised how the prospect of paying for something which is not immediately tangible provokes fears about bureaucracy, paperwork and so on. I've paid for a freshwater licence for years and there is no bureaucracy to speak of and the benefits are real...
by mentalextra
Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Thames Estuary
Topic: OJ. Then calling it a day.
Replies: 56
Views: 13637

I reckon enforcing licenses is a non starter ( thank God in my opinion) I believe it states in the magna carta that we all have a right to catch fish for our dinner, which is why plenty of people don't buy bait digging licenses as it is a possible defence that this is part of the fish catching proc...
by mentalextra
Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: Thames Estuary
Topic: OJ. Then calling it a day.
Replies: 56
Views: 13637

Having a licence wont allow us to "demand" anything! The government and commerce will do exactly as it likes no matter how many "thousands :-/ " of us buy licences! Look what you pay for a driving licence; can you demand anything, no! I have heard all the "unite and gain power" rhetoric for years, b...
by mentalextra
Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: Thames Estuary
Topic: OJ. Then calling it a day.
Replies: 56
Views: 13637

I believe the wolf fish exist in the deeper northern seas. They are now being fished because of the depletion of the traditional commercial species. I think there is no doubt about the impact on cod and other fish; we can see that from our lack of catches alone, never mind the science surveys. As t...
by mentalextra
Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:57 pm
Forum: Thames Estuary
Topic: OJ. Then calling it a day.
Replies: 56
Views: 13637

Fascinating subject. All the "TV Chefs" seem to be championing fish eating now. But for ordinary people its a luxury item. We are supposed to be broadening our horizons where species are concerned. Heston was on the tv trying to sell "Wolf fish" and chips to the seaside crowd. It was supposed to tas...
by mentalextra
Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Tripod advice
Replies: 14
Views: 3979

Hi mate, get yourself an Ian Golds tripod. Brilliant, light as a feather, tough as old boots. I've had mine for longer than I care to remember. Never let me down.


Mike
by mentalextra
Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: Thames Estuary
Topic: Swanscombe 20th june
Replies: 10
Views: 2846

Whereabouts is this?

Cheers
by mentalextra
Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: Thames Estuary
Topic: Bait!
Replies: 2
Views: 1252

Thats a shame. I remember Bromages bait being ok and they never let me down. Is sea bait available at any tackle shops in East London/Essex area?
by mentalextra
Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: Thames Estuary
Topic: IRON MAN!!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 3211

Hi mate. I was just interested if your tactic was to cover the shallower area or the deeper gulley further out past the iron man. I was over wildspace country park just after Christmas and thought it had possibilities but it doesnt often get a mention on the forum.
by mentalextra
Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: Thames Estuary
Topic: NEAR LONDON BRIDGE
Replies: 11
Views: 8086

I used to work at Embankment Place and did the same thing when I had the chance. A work colleague and I would often ponder on doing a bit at lunch but it was dragging the tackle in on the tube that was the problem.
by mentalextra
Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: Thames Estuary
Topic: Bait!
Replies: 2
Views: 1252

Bait!

I've been asking a few questions about the sport as I've been out for a few years (more than a few). Is ordering bait by mail order the way to do it now, or order it and pick up from tackle shops? Do Bowlers at Fiddlers still do sea bait? Also there used to be a tackle shop in Green lane, Ilford tha...