Dog grooming in Sussex

8 10 2013

My girlfriend Bekki has started a mobile dog grooming business – web site is http://topandtaildoggrooming.co.uk

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Selling entire fishing reel collection on Ebay

25 09 2013

This is a link to my items on sale on Ebay – I’m selling my extensive reel collection which includes fixed spools, multipliers and centre pins.

I put a new batch of these up for sale every week – there’s quite a few to get through!





All night fishing

24 08 2010

Went on my first fishing trip in a while, last Saturday. Venue was the Norfolk Groyne, and I went with Malc and John. We had a variety of baits, including shop bought King Rag and Black Lug, as well as some Red Rag, courtesy of Malc.

High tide was about 4:00am so we aimed for a 12:00am start. The sea was flat calm, and weather conditions mild. I got there on time to see that Malc and John had secured the venue, bargain.

20 minutes later I was set up and my 2-up, 1-down paternoster blasted out.

Malc had already caught a small Flounder by this time, but of course that didn’t count for our 50p-for-the-first-fish wager as we weren’t all cast out by that point.

Malc went on to convincingly win the most fish caught, with the Flounder, 1 Bass, and 6 Black Bream. I caught a fairly sizeable Bass, which went straight back. I went on to catch a double shot, of Bass and Black Bream (on the Right side of the groyne, where Malcs Bream were coming from). John blanked.

We packed up at around 7:00am, after a long but very enjoyable session.





I want to go fishing!!

27 01 2010

Erm.. that was it..





Happy new year!

12 01 2010

It’s been a while and there is a very clear reason for this – I’ve not been doing any fishing. A combination of moving to a new flat halfway through December, Christmas, New Year, and the shite weather have meant that fishing has taken a back burner.

January is very much a scratchy month – I’d hope to connect with a few Whiting (didn’t catch any in 2009!), but would expect Pout and Rockling to form the mainstay of the catch.. which isn’t much of a motivation!

Will be keeping an eye on the weather and planning a trip or two soon. In the meantime, tight lines!





No fishing ; (

30 11 2009

Haven’t been fishing since my last session by the hot pipes. This is mainly due to the horrific sea conditions since then – the sea has been a complete maelstrom.

Currently there is a northerly wind, which has made the sea flat calm, but I’m unable to get out till the weekend, so I’m hoping that it stays calm for then!

I’ve decided that I will be unleashing my new Blue Yonder too, so am planning to take a quick look at the brake configuration, load it with new line, etc, to ensure it’s ready for the first trip.. can’t wait!





Hotpipes fishing!

11 11 2009

Duncs, Paul and myself went for a Saturday day time session near the hotpipes in Shoreham. Duncs and I started on the same beach as the hotpipes, to the East side, to avoid the tide pulling our terminal tackle in to the snags.Bass, November 2009

When Paul arrived we moved to the adjacent beach because we were a bit cramped with three of us. Bait was a mixture of King Rag and Black Lug; high tide was at 13:40 and we got to the beach about 11:00 – a little later than ideal. The sea was fairly rough, but not too bad, and the wind was blowing towards us.

First fish of the day went to Duncs, with a small school bass – he was put back in after posing for photos. I was next to catch, with another Bass, slightly larger this time. He was also returned asap.

Towards the end of the session I decided to whack several King Rag on at a time, to hopefully attract a bigger fish. I was rewarded with a much larger (but still undersized) Bass – my biggest of the year though). I will now be using slightly bigger baits than usual in a bid to increase the average size of my fish – I’m thinking I’d rather blank than catch some of the tiddlers we catch!Larger Bass, Nov 2009

Bait was from Lagoon Bait and Tackle, and I was rather disappointed with the King – they were on their last legs, so to speak, way past their prime. Hopefully that was a one-off. The Black were pretty fresh. All fish were caught on the King though.

I did take my Blue Yonder with me, still boxed, but decided not to use it. I’ll stick some line on it at home and use it on my next session ; )

An average session – glad I caught the larger Bass, and glad that Duncs caught. Next session we’ll get some bigger stuff!