Going to the Scillies end July/Aug- anyone know what I can take on the 'copter (rods etc.) and what to fish for and where?
They are called Limpets mate, and yes they can be a really good bait, we have had many a fine pollack and wrasse using these as bait float fished very close to the bottom around the Lands End area.we only used barnacles off the rocks (not sure if that’s the correct name for them but there are loads to collect)
Hi pzwill, we use the biggest ones we can find and just hook through a couple of times and slide them up the shank leaving the point well clear, normally putting 2 on a hook. They are pretty tough and stay on very well, so no need for bait elastic unless you are trying to send it 200 yards!thinking of a trip to the scillies in summer too, spinning rod for me i think. just wandering about limpets, as used to use them as a kid for wrasse and always used to catch, do people generally use more than one on a hook? bait elastic? going to have a try this wkend.