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Fished Abbotsbury last week. Huge sea, hoolie, wrong rod, dog walked off in disgust. Caught up with him just by the car park.

But my main moan is that I dragged in two sets of feathers. One had an unmarked 2 oz lead attached. It had obviously not seen much use. Plus more than the odd feather/hook scattered on the shingle. They seemed lightweight stuff, no wonder they were lost. I suppose it's a natural consequence of a mackerel and tourist venue. But it didn't exactly make my day.
 

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"dog walked off in disgust" lol, was that the fishing or the litter??
Some of these shops/websites banging out ultra cheap sets of feathers need to have a little think about the enviromental impact of the rubbish. A good percentage is sold to novices with no understanding of line strengths and the stress they are under from casting retrieving & constantly. A good storm down there will see it all ground into dust within an hour :)
 

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Don't suppose you can blame a lot of holiday makers or non anglers who hear that mackeral are in and wanting to get down to get them. If it's not something they normally persue then they are only guided by the person that sell them the things. Perhaps there should be a push into more stricter quality control into what goes into the manufacture of these things, after all they are a dangerous projectile. It wouldn't cost much to produce them with a top quality and correct strength mono and reliable links.
 
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"dog walked off in disgust" lol, was that the fishing or the litter??
Some of these shops/websites banging out ultra cheap sets of feathers need to have a little think about the enviromental impact of the rubbish. A good percentage is sold to novices with no understanding of line strengths and the stress they are under from casting retrieving & constantly. A good storm down there will see it all ground into dust within an hour :)
He does not like big seas since a recent after-dark-12-metre-plus-tide experience at Blue Anchor scared the whatsits out of him. Or it might have been the swimming-to-safety-after-his-owner-forgot-about-a-waist-deep-gully experience earlier in the summer.

Either way......anybody watching would have wet themselves laughing. He didn't run.......just a slow determined plod up and then down the other side of the shingle.......completely ignoring me staggering and yelling after him:laugh:
 

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Fished Abbotsbury last week. Huge sea, hoolie, wrong rod, dog walked off in disgust. Caught up with him just by the car park.

But my main moan is that I dragged in two sets of feathers. One had an unmarked 2 oz lead attached. It had obviously not seen much use. Plus more than the odd feather/hook scattered on the shingle. They seemed lightweight stuff, no wonder they were lost. I suppose it's a natural consequence of a mackerel and tourist venue. But it didn't exactly make my day.


This happens every year bud,,the only way its gonna stop is to ban maky bashing on chesil(never gonna happen).people need to be educated in the correct line strength and to use shock leaders ,sure your still gonna get crack offs..etc,but at least it will stop a large percentage of them,,
the rubbish is the main one mate,Old bbqs,beer tins,bags etc, As winter approaches the beach becomes cleaner as the bashers are gone,,,strange????????:
 

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He does not like big seas since a recent after-dark-12-metre-plus-tide experience at Blue Anchor scared the whatsits out of him. Or it might have been the swimming-to-safety-after-his-owner-forgot-about-a-waist-deep-gully experience earlier in the summer.

Either way......anybody watching would have wet themselves laughing. He didn't run.......just a slow determined plod up and then down the other side of the shingle.......completely ignoring me staggering and yelling after him:laugh:
bet he hides under the table when you start loading the car for a fishing trip lol
You can get him a doggy lifejacket, but not sure if they do doggy flotation suits just yet. Perhaps a doggy headlamp would be a nice xmas present for him, he'd have a whale of a time going out lamping for rabbits!!
 
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bet he hides under the table when you start loading the car for a fishing trip lol
You can get him a doggy lifejacket, but not sure if they do doggy flotation suits just yet. Perhaps a doggy headlamp would be a nice xmas present for him, he'd have a whale of a time going out lamping for rabbits!!
He does! He's frightened of the car, too:(

Looked for a lifejacket recently for him, couldn't find one in his size, locally.



Not frightened of everything though (him on left)!
 

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He does! He's frightened of the car, too:(

Looked for a lifejacket recently for him, couldn't find one in his size, locally.



Not frightened of everything though (him on left)!
My missus just went Awwww at the photo. She suggested making him one out of polystyrene :crazy:
ps, used to wrap my stepson in bubble wrap in winter, both for flotation and warmth!!
 
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