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2013 and I’m Back

By , 10 March, 2013 11:22

Picture of small bass and rocklingTo pop my 2013 cherry, I hit the shingle at Seaford last week for a rare (for me) daytime session. Was on the beach and setup by about 9.30am on a rising tide. Water was dead calm with a hint of colour. Breeze was from behind the beach and the sky overcast. High water was going to be around 1pm.

Decided to use just the one rod, wishbone rig with blinged hook lengths and baited with lug and squid tipping.

The only thing that was going to ruin the day were the shingle shifters re doing the beach profile as part of the sea defences annual maintenance. Big trucks up and down the beach delivering the shingle and the bulldozers doing the profiling. Got a bit too close at one point and almost engulfed the guy fishing to my left!

First rod tip nodding of the day resulted in a double shot of fakking rockling and the smallest bass I have ever seen on the beach.

Picture of small dabNext up was a single dab about quarter of an hour later. From then on, it was small dabs with a handful of rockling. I was hoping for plaice and maybe a flounder for the species hunt but it wasn’t to be.

By about 12, I was done in, my back was screaming and I had to pack it in. Shame really ‘cos it was not long before high water and I’m sure, I’d have had better results then. Anyhoo, it was great to be back out again, even for a short while and started off this years species hunt with three in the bag.


By , 17 August, 2010 19:35

A method of fishing to baits close together on the bottom. There are various ways of  it being tied and is much down to personal preference and whether you want it fixed, sliding on a paternoster or running ledger. The diagram shows the construction of a paternoster variation of the rig. The beads can be adjusted or can be fixed. The hooks can be plain or ‘blinged’ with sequins and/or beads to act as an attractor for flatties.

1. If using on a paternoster, tie a swivel onto the end of your dropper, if using a ledger, tie a swivel to end of the initial hook length.

2. Take a length of line to used as the new hook length and thread it through the end swivel.

3. Thread two or three beads onto the new hook length on either side of the swivel.

4. Use a sliding stop or stop knot after the beads.

5. Tie hook onto either end of the new hook length.

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