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I can't keep quiet any longer ! Whats all the fuss about a few plaice being caught at eastney ! It seems people are really getting themselves at it unnecessarily.
Last year there were some decent plaice caught along eastney , without the need to broadcast it to all and sundry..The only benefactors from this are the local trawlermen...
Some of contributors to this site need to take a reality check.It's only fishing at the end of the day , which is supposed to be a relaxing hobby, to be enjoyed .Not a permanent competition where you constantly feel the need to be boasting about your latest "stunning" fish.
 

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I'm sorry mate but isn't the whole point of these forums for anglers to let others know where is producing the goods?

As for boasting, wouldn't you if you caught some nice fish?
 

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It's only fishing at the end of the day ,.
EXactly.so whats your problem!!!
Its good to read the reports mate, and having never fished eastney, i know now of some good spots down there to fish:) and i will be heading down there ASAP,
as for the trawlers, do you think they are stupid ,they know anyway
If you dont like what your reading then dont open the eastney threads simple
If i fish somewere and have a good day i post a report, That what this forum is all about!
Have you been stugling down there?:blink:
 

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I can't keep quiet any longer ! Whats all the fuss about a few plaice being caught at eastney ! It seems people are really getting themselves at it unnecessarily.
Last year there were some decent plaice caught along eastney , without the need to broadcast it to all and sundry..The only benefactors from this are the local trawlermen...
Some of contributors to this site need to take a reality check.It's only fishing at the end of the day , which is supposed to be a relaxing hobby, to be enjoyed .Not a permanent competition where you constantly feel the need to be boasting about your latest "stunning" fish.
Perhaps mate your 26th post may be of some more constructive matter, as you seem to lack the experience of what this site is all about. I agree that some guys do like to have a little bragg up about thier fishing adventures, and fair play to them. Its up to each individual how they percieve the posts that they read but i fail to see how your concerns over the eastney spot are warranted and why you feel the need to slate others that use this site for information as well as mild mannered entertainment. Fishing is a hobby to some but you must also realise that some treat it as a sport. Please mate do not take this to heart as the majority of us on here are all friends and we do not wish to shell out hostility to other wsf members. Just remember before starting a new thread you need to think where this debate will end up going, i would like to say that any one who catches a fish how ever big or small all catch reports are welcome and most of all the story of the session you have is as equally important, This makes for good reading!
 

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I can't keep quiet any longer ! Whats all the fuss about a few plaice being caught at eastney ! It seems people are really getting themselves at it unnecessarily.
Last year there were some decent plaice caught along eastney , without the need to broadcast it to all and sundry..The only benefactors from this are the local trawlermen...
Some of contributors to this site need to take a reality check.It's only fishing at the end of the day , which is supposed to be a relaxing hobby, to be enjoyed .Not a permanent competition where you constantly feel the need to be boasting about your latest "stunning" fish.
Hey Krp. I think everyone knows where your coming from, and it would perhaps be one of your local marks. I am one that makes the trip to catch not a lot on a regular basis, so have seen how busy it has been this year. But as everyone says, Forums are exactly for swapping this information. And as for trawlers, I dont think its any great secret that Hayling bay fills with plaice in the early spring. They will be on them without needing to shadow the forums (although again you are right, and I know for a fact that commercials do keep an eye on these posts.) So, what do you do? If we arent swapping venues with one another, there's not a lot of reason to have these angling forums!


Slayer, if you let me know when you are heading down there, I wouldnt mind to show you some of the better spots, in return for Dungie info! Sound like a fair swap?
 

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information is for sharing,krp i think your missing the point of a forum, in reality if your posting on a national forum how many anglers will suddenly get up and rush to the so called hotspot just because somebody has had a good day ..not many so lets not insult others intelligence, we all have good days so sharing the info helps all to enjoy the sport and may help to encourage youngsters and novices to have a go there and get something on there line as we all know some days its just impossible and for one reports and photos of catches are great to look at and read bring them on cheers andy
 

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I can't keep quiet any longer ! Whats all the fuss about a few plaice being caught at eastney ! It seems people are really getting themselves at it unnecessarily.
Last year there were some decent plaice caught along eastney , without the need to broadcast it to all and sundry..The only benefactors from this are the local trawlermen...
Some of contributors to this site need to take a reality check.It's only fishing at the end of the day , which is supposed to be a relaxing hobby, to be enjoyed .Not a permanent competition where you constantly feel the need to be boasting about your latest "stunning" fish.
It's just a bit of friendly banter mate........exasperated indeed?! Reach for the blood pressure tablets matey!! :kissing:

Have you seen the news lately?.....plenty of emotive issues there to get exasperated about. :bleh:

All the best.

Andy. :)
 

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Its getting mentioned a lot as its the first year in a long time that the Plaice have returned in numbers.
People are not "bragging" about it or boasting they are just chuffed.
As for the trawlers benifitting,i m not sure they are going to bother with a few spent plaice, they are hardly a money fish are they.
Its my local beach and i have no problems with other anglers sharing in the spoils.
 

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i can see where your coming from krp but think its aimed at the wrong people maybe you should call your local mp and tell him that the trawlers are taking all the fish from local beaches as we all have in the past but to no end.I would love to see a complete ban of commercial fishing within 12 miles of our coast!!!
 

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I can't keep quiet any longer ! Whats all the fuss about a few plaice being caught at eastney ! It seems people are really getting themselves at it unnecessarily.
Last year there were some decent plaice caught along eastney , without the need to broadcast it to all and sundry..The only benefactors from this are the local trawlermen...
Some of contributors to this site need to take a reality check.It's only fishing at the end of the day , which is supposed to be a relaxing hobby, to be enjoyed .Not a permanent competition where you constantly feel the need to be boasting about your latest "stunning" fish.

If someone put more time and effort into actually getting out there and fishing for them,than complaining about people catching & reporting on this site,then you might see what the fuss is about. Wouldnt be jealous would you of someone(HOWIE),who has put in alot of sessions lately for his fish,good luck to him & long may it continue!!.................:clap3: :clap3:
 
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Two of us are heading down to the Perranporth / St.Agnes area for a week in mid march with sea fishing top priority,would really appreciate some advice on what we could expect to catch.... best state of tide to fish the local beaches and what bait to use? we are bringing plenty of ragworm with us and are hoping to buy some peeler on the way, we are aware the tides recede along way and there could be heavy surf so any harbour walls/rock marks would be useful ! thanks.
can anyone recomend a beach down brighton way
! two of us coming down sat eve 20 th, we've been told seaford can be ok whats the best state of tide for this beach ? thanks
Had a first bash at Selsey last night for the elusive south coast cod.Had plenty of fresh peeler and lug.Undaunted by the in yer face force 6 /7 southerly , spent 3 hours for 1 small bass 2 smoothounds..4-5 lbs. The bloke next to me had 7/8 dogfish , then the weed kicked in an hour after low water . This made it totally unfishable . Prior to that weed free. Surprised to see only 2 of us on the point...tho east beach looked busy .

So what your saying is that it is ok for you to gather information on further afield locations from people here and even post reports yourself on other locations but please dont mention whats on your doorstep as you really don't want the same people fishing your mark.
 

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Think what he's saying is that people lack discretion in their posts and fail to realise the implications of this. Think about it, you catch a good bag of fish from mark 'A' tell everyone where, how, what with and what colour keks you were wearing and before you know it you cant get on the mark because a dozen clueless hopefulls are filling it up with lost tackle due to inadequate tackle and knowledge rendering it near unfishable for future trips!!

Phewww....
 

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Think what he's saying is that people lack discretion in their posts and fail to realise the implications of this. Think about it, you catch a good bag of fish from mark 'A' tell everyone where, how, what with and what colour keks you were wearing and before you know it you cant get on the mark because a dozen clueless hopefulls are filling it up with lost tackle due to inadequate tackle and knowledge rendering it near unfishable for future trips!!

Phewww....

Aw com on.

The coast line of Britain is vast. What is all the fuss about where people are catching. If there're newbies or hopefuls taking advantage of someone elses success, so much the better, we all had to start somewhere.
 

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I joined this forum back in 2005 as I knew I needed to get some hands on advice and see where is fishing well to reduce wasted time travelling (min. 1hr travelling time to get to the sea). Since my time on the forum I have been given some very good advice by people (you know who you are) and have met lots of liked minded anglers on the many meets there have been.
The whole point of a forum is to share information and experiences and have fun.
As people have said in the past when threads like this have been started, you still have to put the time and effort in and you are not guarenteed fish as they may have moved on to the next beach following the food!
As for Commercial fishermen I agree with the other peoples comments that they will know where the fish are as it's there job and they spend alot of time out fishing, they still have to make a living and there aren't many of them around compared to 25 years ago.
 

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have to agree with edgey i use this site to gather info on where is fishing and what for we cannot be held responsible for how or by who this information is used.As previous members of this site have already said the trawlers will be there regardless of the info given on this site.
 

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I knew I'd be swimming against the tide on this one. haven't got a problem with sharing info ..I've asked for it and given it in the past.
As for being jealous of Howie, good luck to the man , and without sounding patronising ,it's good to hear of someone returning fish.
Just seems to me like things were getting a little out of hand on some of the exchanges on the topic of eastney...
I get my share of reasonable fish but just don't feel the need to blag about it.
In retrospect mentioning the trawlers was a bit O T T.
































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To be fair on krp the amount of attention the Eastney is getting is a bit disproportionate and if it were my local beach, and space was limited, then I'd be slightly miffed. What will probably happen is that the sheep like me will turn up, blank, and it will all quieten down again.
 

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To be fair on krp the amount of attention the Eastney is getting is a bit disproportionate and if it were my local beach, and space was limited, then I'd be slightly miffed. What will probably happen is that the sheep like me will turn up, blank, and it will all quieten down again.
Spot on mate,give a few weeks and we ll have the beach to ourselfs again.
I never fish it weekends anyway,only midweek and nights.
 

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I knew I'd be swimming against the tide on this one. haven't got a problem with sharing info ..I've asked for it and given it in the past.
As for being jealous of Howie, good luck to the man , and without sounding patronising ,it's good to hear of someone returning fish.
Just seems to me like things were getting a little out of hand on some of the exchanges on the topic of eastney...
I get my share of reasonable fish but just don't feel the need to blag about it.
In retrospect mentioning the trawlers was a bit O T T


Mate fair dose , but if you look in the south east forum there are about 5/6 dungie threads running , and that is a regular venue of mine, and it gets packed down there too, just have to get on with:)
Good luck
 
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