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PostSubject: Re: Fishing   Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:27 pm

You are a naughty chap Iggy, mind you, I'm quite partial to a bit of that pink fleshed Bass myself Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Fishing   Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:12 pm

Iggy wrote:
Whatever method used its the scale that's the problem
Is that a pun, Iggy.
Everything to do with everything is to do with sustainable scale, with fishing being right at the top. Land food is controlled by owning land, sea food is up for grabs. I've never been taught about any species that hasn't over grazed itself into a tight spot, given the appetite. Maybe it's how the planet operates.
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PostSubject: Re: Fishing   Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:07 am

Tied up late in Poole, should have gone straight to bed but a few Mackerel for breakfast waved at me.

I used to gill net the Plym, Tamar and Sound off Mountbatten as a lad.

Selective use of mono for Sole sounds OK, but surface nets with small mesh do catch everything.

Last winter the English Channel was awash with netsmen decimating Bass from Dungeness to the far west, miles of nets strewn across the Channel.

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PostSubject: Re: Fishing   Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:51 am

Has anybody else been watching "the catch"? Makes you think about the fish you eat, it also explains why the share fishermen are such a hard bunch. The one they showed the other night was a gill netter working out of Newlyn, 15miles of nets, that's what it takes to pay the bills nowadays. Along with fishing in storms that would have any sensible chap tied up in harbour.
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PostSubject: Re: Fishing   Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:20 pm

A big run of Codling through the Solent ATM, even catching them in the container port at Southampton, I am hoping to grab a few later in the week.

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PostSubject: Re: Fishing   Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:08 am

Been a slow start to fishing this summer with Mackerel being in very late had to work hard to catch a couple about a month back but they've been in in numbers now. Had a few Bass to three pounds plugging off the rocks. My mate had a four and a half last night I'm off to Cawsands area to do the same with him now.
One of my boys showed me a vid of someone hammering big channel mackerel out of Slapton beach huge shoal had pushed a big load of whitebait onto the beach with a huge shoal of big Mackerel right on the shore.
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PostSubject: Re: Fishing   Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:15 am

One of my fave eating fish are mackerel, fetching silly money recently too I'm told.
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PostSubject: Re: Fishing   Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:19 pm

Not caught a Mackerel this year, seen plenty of Bass and mackerel feeding in the Solent. no opportunity to catch the buggers.

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PostSubject: Re: Fishing   Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:06 pm

Had a nice Bass on the Plug about 3 pounds. I was down on the middle of Penlee but there was a proper head high swell running so could only fish a couple of gullies anything open to the sea was getting pounded, had a coule of proper showers from the waves. Lovely afternoon saw a few Fallow deer, Peregrine and Sparrow Hawks and a quick pint in the Rod and Line at Tideford on the way home cracking little pub.
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PostSubject: Re: Fishing   Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:14 pm

My sister lives next door to it.

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PostSubject: Re: Fishing   Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:20 am

Three small bass in Poole t'other night on small shrimp baits.

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PostSubject: Re: Fishing   Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:24 pm

A friend of a friend caught a double figure Bass the other night on a jelly worm muddled along the bottom, over two foot long! Feckin EA has banned taking any Bass at all for 2018, like we are the problem FFS!
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PostSubject: Re: Fishing   Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:32 pm

Caught a load of Scad and Bass in Pompey Harbour. No Mackerel amongst them at all.
Tried a wee Scad free lined as a live bait under a big flat bottomed barge. No nibbles.

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PostSubject: Re: Fishing   Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:17 am

Just leaving now for trip down SE Kernow.
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PostSubject: Re: Fishing   Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:04 pm

Was down at Rame at 7 am plenty of Mackerel about caught what I needed on feathers then went spinning but had nothing on the spinner. Was a nice day out a bit rough mind had a few saltwater showers.
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PostSubject: Re: Fishing   Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:05 pm

Was pleased to see a distinct lack of discarded fishing tackle on the rocks I think finally the message has got through to the idiots that used to think its ok to do.
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PostSubject: Re: Fishing   Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:20 pm

Just caught a wee Mackerel in Millbay. saw a few bass close in to the piles, nothing big.

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