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saturdays breakwater

1114 Views 21 Replies 7 Participants Last post by  Dave Oldman
Hi all,
had a slow day out on the breakwater, got better towards high water, ended up with 12 doggies a small codling of bout a pound and a pouting that weighed just 2 pounds! see piccie! my poor old dad had a single whiting. used yellows, blacks, squid n sandeel. not bad in the end.
however, and i i apologise for sounding blunt and a bit annoyed here, if the two lads are reading this who fished next to me, please learn to fish properly on there, there is no need to pendulum/distance cast off the outside wall there, the more line in the water the more pressure from the tide, you cut through my old mans line twice and dragged him into god knows how many snags. you had the right weights lads but totally wrong wire configuration for that tide out there. i showed one of you how to have the short anchor type wires, but you chose to ignore it. those big springy things are no use and just tumble over n over in the tide. my dad n i were fishing straight in front of us using those gemini 8oz weights with the short anchor wires and can in any tide. the idea of them is to pull the weight into the seabed. big springy wires dont even allow the weight to sit on the bottom. I really am sorry for sounding miffed but as those who know me, i am a lovely bloke really! ;) , no hard feelings lads. :hug: :)

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Just a little tip, 20lb is too thick a line to use out there. Stick to 15 or 18 tops. The diameter causes a lot of drag and you would need a bl00dy great boat anchor to hold bottom. The result of fishing with the thick line is exactly what happened, more drifting into other peoples lines.
i use 25lb with a leader in the knuckle and can hold in any tide out's all about uptiding properly.....dave.:)
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