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by Iknowagoodplaice
Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: East Coast
Topic: Fish swallowing hooks...
Replies: 7
Views: 7004

T-bars are only any use for hooks towards the mouth; not much good for gut-hooked fish. There is a tool that extracts and reverses the hook before removal, which may be worth getting. Going through the gills with forceps/pliers can work: see http://www.a-guide-to-florida-bass-fishing.com/gut-hook.ht...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: North East Coast
Topic: First post for a long time (Pics added)
Replies: 10
Views: 5196

We all know you - good to see your report Mick. That's more fish than I catch in a whole year!
by Iknowagoodplaice
Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Bass Sizes.
Replies: 17
Views: 6632

This goes back to what i really don't understand with a lot of modern sea anglers - I really can't understand the logic of dissing their owning governing body and siding with commercial interests because it's those interests that will continue fishing till the last sale is made at market and everyt...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Bass Sizes.
Replies: 17
Views: 6632

This is a complex issue. We can reduce it to a simple question of the law, but as sea anglers with a very keen interest in good fish stocks we should think about the matter more widely. The B.A.S.S website has some useful information on this http://ukbass.com/how-you-can-help/ There is a reasonable ...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: North East Coast
Topic: squid is it worth it??????
Replies: 7
Views: 3938

I use squid strip for bream and, as with mackerel strip, it's a good bait for them. Whole squid also works for cod (when there are any about) and conger (ugh). Whether tipping baits with squid attracts more bites is one of those fishing folklores that may or may not be true. Squid is probably not an...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Mon May 28, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Swanage pier
Replies: 1
Views: 1515

Float fishing is popular with pieces of mackerel - catches gars, pollack and mackerel, sometimes bass. Worm gets lots of little wrasse. Bottom is fairly snaggy I believe, but casting lead away from pier can find clean bed in places. Talk to the locals and the tackle shop. I prefer the beach after da...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Mon May 07, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Casting lessons
Replies: 20
Views: 9276

Look at the JH's easy cast Mike - the most straighforward of the OTG casts. That's not too difficult and should get you to about 100 yds. As for finding the fish, I think casting in miles rather than yards is required.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Choosing a surfcaster
Replies: 8
Views: 11328

If you already have a 13ft beachcaster, why do you want a new one? Incidentally, no reason why you can't fish a fixed-spool on a multiplier rung rod, though coasters may make it awkward.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Thames Estuary
Topic: Lack of posts
Replies: 9
Views: 7868

Curious you should say that eccles. I was outside the main post office letter box the other day and I saw a load of posts there too. That may of course change when the price of stamps goes up.

(Not an accountant)
by Iknowagoodplaice
Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: South Coast
Topic: giving hayling a go thurs or fri...
Replies: 18
Views: 6426

I'll add my support for eccles here. Sniping at someone's post intended to help is pointless and tiresome, even if you don't like the tone/content/size of fish. That kind of thing is routine elsewhere; good to avoid it here. Remember, posts can often seem abrupt compared to face to face conversation...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: poor fishing getting worse year on year whats going on
Replies: 4
Views: 3235

I think the short answer to your question is no. It is not a cycle I regret to say; the seas are overexploited and I find it hard to see how this will change. Commercial fishing still kills too many fish. The current controls have proved ineffective; there was a piece of the radio the other day that...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: South West Coast
Topic: Good, safe fishing for juniors, Cornwall?
Replies: 9
Views: 10489

Falmouth is a good place for quays and jetties. A long long time ago I floatfished off the quay with bread. Caught tiny pollack and a weaver fish. Not too far from Truro, so worth a try.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: New Rods??? decisions decisions
Replies: 26
Views: 7052

Well, mark did say he still wasn't sure, and when a dozen or so rods are recommended, how does one make a choice? Perhaps different if one or two rods come to the fore. A good tackle shop should give reasonable advice - but it will depend on the shop - and there's a chance to at least pick them up a...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: South Coast
Topic: New Rods??? decisions decisions
Replies: 26
Views: 7052

Am really grateful for everyones input here and to be honest am still not sure which way to go??? I currently use a Penn Powerstix Pro, which is ok but doesnt feel quite right (if that makes sense)? when i first started sea angling years ago i used a (new at the time) Diawa Moonraker... the old bro...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: multiplier reels
Replies: 21
Views: 19678

I've seen quite a few reviews of the Akios (as I've been thinking of getting one) and they are all favourable. The company was started by an ex-Abu man, so presumably he knows a bit about reel design. All LHW Abus do indeed have level winds; the Akios is the first LHW CT I believe. Yes, you can remo...