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Ever had one of those days when you cant decide where to fish?.....me too. Arrived at Thurrock Marshes this morning about an hour into the ebb. The bay looked really sluggish with the neap tide and no wind, the flow would be gone in probably an hour or so and with it the colour and any fish. Back in the car and back to Riverside car park. A 20 minute walk saw me at Coldharbour lighthouse right opposite Erith Pier. The tide really hustles past the lighthouse and there is 11 metres of water here at low tide.....on a neap it should be ideal...or was it? An hour and a half late I gave up totally defeated....it was like fishing in a moving rubbish tip with weed, plastic and things you probably shouldn't be touching with bare hands!

Headed back towards the car park and stopped at the first sluice upstream of the landfill jetty, it was still moving pretty fast here but much shallower so gave it an hour. The weed was still a nuisance, not so bad but enough to give me the hump. At neither place did I have a bite.

The only good bit of the morning was that I tried the Nerus 6000 reel as it had 18lb line on it and despite winching in great piles of crap for a couple of hours did not seem to complain. At the end of the session I put on a plain 5oz lead and tried a couple of casts with it which went a comfortable 100 yards plus.....not bad as a back up reel for a princely sum of 拢37.
 

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He who dares John 10 out of 10 for effort :victory: there must be a big rogue Bass out there with your name on it, :kissing::fishing:

Pauls got one of those nerus reels and he can,t stop raving about it :wiggle: might have to have a go at one :idea:
 

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They're marketed by Waterline. They are just a knock of the ABU 6500 and you can have it with or without levelwind. For most applications in the river they do the job. They sell them in Bait and Tackle at South Ockendon



He who dares John 10 out of 10 for effort :victory: there must be a big rogue Bass out there with your name on it, :kissing::fishing:

Pauls got one of those nerus reels and he can,t stop raving about it :wiggle: might have to have a go at one :idea:
 
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