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I was there, my mate caught a thirty pounder from the beach off Dengemarsh, and we had 2cwt in a couple of hours in a little boat just out from the slipway at St Mary's bay.
No one had domestic freezers and we just didn't know what to do with them all. I heard tell that some were actually put back.馃
 

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Started off with Penn 160s (Beachmaster) then into Penn Surfmasters, 100 with a narrow spool, 150s and 200s with wider spool. I always prefered a Penn Squidder (140) combined with a springheel rod, as can be seen in the vid. The other reel was a Seatreak. The plastic Penn spools used to break often with line tension and were expensive to replace. Mitchell's were more 70s.
 

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The shingle would freeze solid at Dungie, and the lugworm. A big bright moon, and the seagulls would start diving into the sea over the shoal of Cod as they made their way along the coast. That was at night. My late Brother and I would catch around 100lb of Cod some nights. It was knackering carrying them back to the van. Also plenty of good Cod caught during cold overcast days. Brilliant times, never to be repeated. RIP Roy.
 

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The shingle would freeze solid at Dungie, and the lugworm. A big bright moon, and the seagulls would start diving into the sea over the shoal of Cod as they made their way along the coast. That was at night. My late Brother and I would catch around 100lb of Cod some nights. It was knackering carrying them back to the van. Also plenty of good Cod caught during cold overcast days. Brilliant times, never to be repeated. RIP Roy.
Sadly i was too young to experience the Cod bonanza back then. But a couple of my older friends have some great stories. One of them was After catching so many big Cod and taking several trips to the car (Ford Anglia) The stacked them in the boot and on the rear seats.
On the way home in the early hours they got stopped by the Police for having faulty rear lights. Some while later a deal was done. The policemen went on their way with some lovely fresh Cod.
And the 2 anglers in question went home with the rest of their catch And no paperwork was done about the faulty lights.
 
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