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  1. Chris

    Chris Funster Life Member

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    I like a bit of sea fishing but I haven't done a great deal over the last few years.

    I have my 10' rod and reel in the vans garage and I am ready to go, but I need a bit of inspiration.

    So fishing Funsters where should I try out, and with what bait?

    Cheers
     
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    It depends on how far you want to travel and when you'll be there. Mackeral off the South coast in July / August, sea trout off the West coast of Scotland in March / April, codling off East Anglia over winter ... do you fancy spinning, pier fishing or a bit of beach casting? 10' won't get far but you'll not catch any fish unless your line in is the water ;) . Unfortunately, you may find it very difficult no matter the length of your rod as over-fishing has decimated fish stocks and even beach fishermen take under-sized fish.
     
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  3. Chris

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    rock fishing I like. Things like wrasse and the occasional bass and the regular dogfish
     
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    I hear some good cod are being pulled out of the Mersey nowadays.
     
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    I sometimes sit and watch beach fishing along the Suffolk coast and have seen some cod and a few others. Along the beach from Aldeburgh through to Sizewell appears popular but I guess that any of our coast will give similar results.
     
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    Get on down to the Chesil beech ,Abbotsbury,and West Bexinton good for beach casting mackerel, and occasional Bass ,drop in on @old-mo n BBQ them :)
     
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    Why bother with a rod


     
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    try sea fishing websites for that advice. can't help much for England but if you come to Scotland there are lots of marks from Mull of Galloway up to Ullapool and beyond.
     
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    As JR say`s @Chris Chesil Beach for a good variation.. But you

    would need a good stiff`ish 12 - 14 ft beachcaster to get out to

    where the fish are.. And there are certain places that fish better

    than others.

    Or if you fancy a day afloat on a charter boat... give me a shout.. (I would go down the route of a boat, to guarantee a good feed of fish)

    Got a few favours owed me... :wink: :nod: :nod:
     
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    Hi catching whiting cod dabs dogfish not very big as yet waiting for the cold weather to come in .
     
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    The Yanks (who else :rolleyes:) have made a whole sport of catching catfish like that. They call it Noodling.

    There are competitions and everything.

     
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    Last really decent fish I caught was a good sized ray, which was magnificent enough, that middle aged Eddie couldn't bring himself to keep having already got four decent black Breams gutted and scaled for the waiting BBQ (as opposed to killing everything when I was younger)

    Caught on Lug worm on Poole Rock of from Bournemouth

    I must admit that as a keen angler when a boy and a teenager, my passion for fishing declined when I started diving and saw just how few fish there are around all of my old fishing haunts :(
     
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    For nice comfy fishing for which the tackle you have is suited why not try Clevedon pier, or any other similar pier? You always have the chance of a decent cod, ray or conger and at this time of year the whiting should keep you occupied between bigger fish bites. There's easy parking and a cafe nearby as well.
     
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    I used to love sea fishing but once I had been to north Norway boat fishing for the big cod and halibut I became bored with fishing anywhere else. img025.jpg
     
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    Souithend pier...... dabs, sole, garfish :eek: cod coming soon and eels... Luvley Jubly and if your not catching...... lovely fish and chips on the seafront. Jamie has got his television show restaurant at the end of pier, so you may get in there and eat for free as an extra... (y)
     
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    Is that a real restaurant?
     
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    Rick the PR**k has got a restaurant on Plymouth Hoe ,still get our proper cod n chips on the Barbican the sit on the Hoe to eat em :LOL:
     
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    With yer fingers :rolleyes:
     
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    Go to Iceland, you can pick up fish fingers
     
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    Careful if you catch one of these ...you could loose your fingers
    Last one I caught was with s gaff hook whilst diving the James Eagan Layne off Plymouth
    Seeteufel.jpg
     
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