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by Thom
Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: 25lb Line ? is it too strong ?
Replies: 25
Views: 5418

my train of thought was always 12lb for flatties, 15lb for middle sized fish (coleys)/clean beaches, 17lb for larger fish (Winter cod on sand/gravel), 20lb for larger fish (rays etc) over clean ground, 25lb for larger fish over mixed ground, 30lb-40lb over rock and kelp hauling cod. One of my winter...
by Thom
Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Come say Hi boys ;)
Replies: 11
Views: 2795

by Thom
Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Beads, beads and more beads
Replies: 16
Views: 3741

actually there was a study done whereby certain fishing (artifitial) flies took on different colours in varying light conditions, such as when under UV. Now if my memory sevres, some species (Perch for example) can see UV light and respond different to materials we may consider white (such as fishin...
by Thom
Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Beads, beads and more beads
Replies: 16
Views: 3741

i admit when i wa son the scene i used beads and sequins but to be honest i saw them little in the way of effective, perhaps because my local coastline was so heavily clouded with silts and clay. They work at keeping your untied baits from shooting up the line though!
by Thom
Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: Wales Coast Angling
Topic: Pendine tactics
Replies: 1
Views: 5866

Pendine tactics

Hey lads and lasses! Right i'm after some advice on fishing the area around Carmarthen, im applying to the university there for September and plan to really get back into sea angling. From what i can gather, (and assuming i have the car!) my local water will be pendine sands, unless the esturys are ...
by Thom
Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Tackle Choices
Replies: 3
Views: 1309

it might be in my head but i never got the impression Abu's were as strong as Penn reels? I mean, this is perhaps because where i fished i rarely saw anything but a Penn over the heavy ground, am i wrong in thinking theyre a clean-mixed ground reel as apposed to a reel which can take regular abuse f...
by Thom
Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Tackle Choices
Replies: 3
Views: 1309

Tackle Choices

Right boys and girls, my first real post since i've been back! I'm changing university in September, all being well, and depending where i get accepted i could end up in South Wales (Carmarthen) or Penrith (Cumbria). These two areas, combined with my home grounds of the North East are all very diffe...
by Thom
Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Come say Hi boys ;)
Replies: 11
Views: 2795

by Thom
Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Come say Hi boys ;)
Replies: 11
Views: 2795

cheers mate, it feels like i've returned to a bit of a community here, sea anglers were always the friendliest anglers!

I'll have to start accumulating some gear when my student finances permit too!
by Thom
Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Come say Hi boys ;)
Replies: 11
Views: 2795

Come say Hi boys ;)

Come onnnnn, where's my welcome back? :P It's been far too long, and since i've been gone i've even had my voice break! ;) Who missed me? For those of you who don't know, i'm Thom Milburn, i used to frequent this forum daily and i was a young sea angler with a keen passion for match fishing (coarse)...
by Thom
Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Braid Q,
Replies: 11
Views: 2140

i can't emphasise the need for a shockleader enough, even when using BS of 70lb+
by Thom
Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Help on hooking a hard back crab...
Replies: 8
Views: 5519

Lassoo it. Im being serious, tye a 'hair rig' as its called in coarse fishing with the lassoo not we use for fishing pellets. if you use a short 'hair' this method is unbelievable. Wrasse i havent tried it for but other species such as mini shark species it works great on as they inhale the bait alo...
by Thom
Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:14 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Hi All. New guy here. Just a couple of questions?????
Replies: 9
Views: 2465

by Thom
Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:52 am
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: whiting eat whiting
Replies: 5
Views: 3280

i've caught them on snap lights, mackeral feathers, sponge soaked with ultrabite, fish n strips, even bread. Up this way its very hard to get through the massive shoals of whiting and they'll soon devour any decent cod bait bar peeler it would seem! There been countless times theres so many we've ea...
by Thom
Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:48 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Stupid Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1991

Im not sure if they sell to the public but i presume they will if their project has worked.