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What's the best weight to use for makky fishing please ?
If your using feathers 3 to 4 oz is average, but it can be brought up if you need to get more distance, but a word of warning, the cheap sets of feathers are made of cheap material, so if you go to heavy on the weight you will get crack offs, if your using a spinner depending on weight you might need to add an ounce or so.

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a long one.......
BR used to use long ones but I think they use short ones now ?? but can't be sure ?? I know LT complained about the complaints they were getting as regards the long ones and had to start using short ones, but I have received notification through the grape vine that they wish to go back to the long ones ?? so we will just have to weight and see !!

From my point of view I fell out with BR and LT a long while ago and have nothing more to do with them, one minute they would tell me a long weight was good, then a short one, and if I didn't get either of those they would supply me with no weight at all !! what's that all about ??
I also got messed about a lot with the weights in winter so I told them where to poke it and made fresh arrangements with another company for my weights.

And another thing, that glass hammer I bought off you is no good it broke !! and the striped paint you sold me was spotted paint, the skirting board ladder is to big, so I want my money back !!! What sort of business are you running ?????????

I look forward to your early reply
Failure to respond in 7 days will result in legal action being taken, or sending the boys round for a quick result,
I don't like weighting !!!
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jonny , gilingham pier should be showing mackerel anytime now if the weather stays nice. i fish in darkness , 2sets of micro sabikis tied together and a 1lb bell weight is fine. or failing that i use frozen whitebait, remove the breadcrumbs , buy some of that glow in the dark paint , mix in some hardener, dip the white bait in and let them dry. once dry , use a half ouce drilled bullet with a 2meter snood of yellow line, in darkness this is deadly for the mackerel, and the bass like it too , but thats between me and u.
 

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Hi Jonnymoped have you used the new Lingus lures from Shamrock Sports 拢1.99 a pack.
They are made using advanced screen technology such as anti-glare coatings and flat cathode-ray tubes what ever that means.
They are bright green typical Irish colour but once in the water the fish are on them in seconds used them on the end of Herne Bay Pier hope this helps.
 

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are the mackerel in yet?....
Well I followed everones advice and after a short weight (found that best as it saves the weighting around!) and using cut up pieces of council workers jacket on a skyhook size cloud9 on a mark that I cant tell you about as its top secret I pulled in this. I think they are a little bigger at this time of the season and its alway nice to get the first one of the year. I did try for its big brother using live Bass on a 27/0 circle, but no luck. Going back tomorrow to see if there are any Blue Fin Tuna. I will sport fish them with my fly rod using herring feathers.

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Well I followed everones advice and after a short weight (found that best as it saves the weighting around!) and using cut up pieces of council workers jacket on a skyhook size cloud9 on a mark that I cant tell you about as its top secret I pulled in this. I think they are a little bigger at this time of the season and its alway nice to get the first one of the year. I did try for its big brother using live Bass on a 27/0 circle, but no luck. Going back tomorrow to see if there are any Blue Fin Tuna. I will sport fish them with my fly rod using herring feathers.

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I think Lucky strike 2 might have it about right, with his method for spinning ?? I do like like the sound of a bell weight which thinking about it rings a bell somewhere along the line that they used to be used very effectively off the beach because of the different tones they could put out, which in it's self was an attractant to the fish, but then of course fashion changes and then the long weights started to be fashionable.
I tend to use smaller sky hooks as they are easier to put your bait on, and I use reflective tape for this, the same stuff as you use on the butt end of your rod so you don't kick it and think you have got a bite.
The small bell weights as lucky says about a pound size, fit quite nicely over the tip end of my rods, I find them very sensitive from the bite indication point of view.
BR are bringing out a new watch lead soon !! I will put a pic up as soon as they are for sale, they have a good write up but have yet to be tested so I am told.
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Well I followed everones advice and after a short weight (found that best as it saves the weighting around!) and using cut up pieces of council workers jacket on a skyhook size cloud9 on a mark that I cant tell you about as its top secret I pulled in this. I think they are a little bigger at this time of the season and its alway nice to get the first one of the year. I did try for its big brother using live Bass on a 27/0 circle, but no luck. Going back tomorrow to see if there are any Blue Fin Tuna. I will sport fish them with my fly rod using herring feathers.

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Was that shore caught, or from your two man oak dugout canoe and was the rod a cut you own sapling ( beach or willow ) must pop down to sussex and get myself a new flint axe in case i need to cut a new rod. any other nuggets of advice are welcome.

PS. spent the last six days fishing our local duck pond, not a b}}}}y sign of any rocker, codling, ting or dogs have you any surgestions.:crazy:
 

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As promised new watch leads as supplied by BR
They say they have to make some mods to it but it should be available for sale by the end of the month. There is limited stock so you will have to be quick. I have already ordered a few hundred.
They also say the pic is not representative of actual size and as yet will not state weight, but I am sure they will be fine. Should be good for plaice etc.

Rob
 
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