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bnabernard

on the beach

cor blimey, I've just spotted there is not a thread on me fishing,
Well here we are putting that right.

Been down the beach again and caught nothing, and lost one 25grm dexter.

so thats that then innit  :?
Rob

Bernard.........life's a beach!  
bnabernard

I was well dissapointed, it was good surf and they had been catching the bass there last week, the gulls were diving on me mark  at one point,  all the signs were there, then somehow or the other me spinner went for a spin on it's own and I had to make something up with a stone and a rubber eell, but still I felt good.
But nah, lifes a beach like you say  :smt046
bnabernard

Gor blimey mate there's been a few bass passed over the plate since I started this thread, and a few sole, plaice, etc etc
Missed the tide this weekend or I might have had something to put here.
It's been nice down the front though, locals getting a latte on the front before the grockels swamp the place, they already here in their coachloads bless 'em.

Got a new rod given me, can't remember it's make but its a three piece with a fair bit of flex and about two feet longer than me usual, it won't take more than a six ounce so I'm not sure that I will get on with it, and I do prefer a broomhandle with less flex so I can put in the umph and throw me back out  

oh well back to biz bernie  
Paul

You'll have to tell your fishing secrets, Bernie.
genghiscant

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You'll have to tell your fishing secrets, Bernie.


Oh no, now you've done it. Never.........ever ask an angler to tell you his fishing stories..........he'll tell you them till you lose the will to live!
bnabernard

Ah the one armed man who caught a fish this big. more a visual joke sorry  

Cast out the other week and lost the whole bloody lot and was left with an empty spool, (wind assisted   ) the french owe me tackle.

But my best fishing tip is put some bait on the hook then put it in the water, sit in the chair and put the cap down over the eyes. oh and try and look nasty if a grockle's got you in his sights, or at least have a daft story to tell'em.

Example, ''do you catch any fish''
No I just like spending money on fishing gear, (don't bother with the teaching worms to swim one, they might believe you   )

Still waiting to beat me six pound bass, and 2 1/2 lb sole, mackeral might be in early this year so watch out for an early bass.

bernard (hug)
Paul

I've never been sea fishing. Plenty of lake fishing though. Lot's of perch, pike, perchpike. I've never weighed them and what we catch we eat (as long as they're big enough).
Paul

genghiscant wrote:
Quote:
You'll have to tell your fishing secrets, Bernie.


Oh no, now you've done it. Never.........ever ask an angler to tell you his fishing stories..........he'll tell you them till you lose the will to live!


LOL! Bernie? Never!
Lexilogio

I've been mackeral fishing off the coast of Skye - caught a good load too, but that's going back a few years now. We were just fishing with a line with multiple hooks, straight into a school.
bnabernard

Lexilogio wrote:
I've been mackeral fishing off the coast of Skye - caught a good load too, but that's going back a few years now. We were just fishing with a line with multiple hooks, straight into a school.


Yup thats what we do down here in eastbourne, sometimes the sea is boiling for as far as the eye can sea/see    as the mackeral chase the whitebait and the sky fills with gulls.
It can be quite a sight but amazingly somme people walking along don't even notice it, while others stand agape wondering what on earth is going on, I often been asked what is happening and had to explain.

It can sometimes be like carnival on the fishing beaches up by the pipe, girls boys men women all elbowing to get their 'ooks in the schoals.

I've not had a good mackeral fish since the demons done me foot in      but this is the year, the neighbours expect it of me, they like me to feed the thousands  
The daughter of 'er inndoors took it up last year and can't wait to get out there again with her own rod, she's comming up to the fifty mark (age not catch   )

So get down to the beach from aprill on and you'll see ther is something of a free lunch, well cheap set up at £35  hooks and weight couple of quide, minimum of two fish per catch, up to six if you like (thats a haul for a lightweight cos they don't like it up'em and try to pull you in  

So when you gonna fix up the NGLreturns mackeral fishing trip Lex? get booking that coach  

bernie ((hug))
bnabernard

Well we're into another year and the advance guard come home with four mackeral off the beach, so it's all eyes down for a full house.
However the advance guard in this case is 'er indoorses daughter who promptly removed me shock leader so I can't ledger till I put a new one on, don't you just love lending out yer gear.
Mackeral in then the bass a be behind them so watch this space for the big one, got to beat six pound on the nose. gone are the days of being content with a two pounder, greedy git innit  

Should be some bream about too, yer finger licking good.  

So altogether now,  theres a plaice for us tra la la  
bnabernard

What a foul year, to rough to wet to still, and to top that three seals on the ground, one baby was found damaged and is in care till his release.

So just a few dozen mackeral this year, no bass no bream, oh but a couple of plaice,

So the future, looks like some nights out looking for the sole while avoiding the pesky whiting and pouting, trouble is the old amchair and central heating seems to be trying to convince me that their are things better than frozen fingers especialy when they are not fish fingers  

bernard (hug)
bnabernard

Well the foul did not cease and a relentless windy wet year has done nothing for this fisherman other than give him armchair bum ache.

There was a break in the weather today so it was promanade along to the bandstand and listen to  a rock group (aged) getting the oldies foot tapping and gereatric jiving, definately got me leg twinging anyhow, sadly they had to pack up at 12.30.
Beautiful day for it to start the year, nice blue sky and just the hint of a the odd passing lonely puff of fluff, tide an hour on the turn when I got there and about eight guys with their rods up along the way, a few whiting and a few plaice and flounder to small for the pot, but tradition of new year day prevailed and they were a hearty bunch and concensus was 'lets hope for a better year in 13'.
A couple of sails up and a few jet bikes, then of course some brave hearts drying themselves off near the pier.

Realy crowded all along the front so the hotels have had a good christmas and new year despite the weather, and it was nice to see that people at least got a few hours of sunshine before they went back on their coaches.
Of course they would have had a spetaculer lightning storm at sea before christmas with it's rolling thunder starting with it's big cresendo, bouncing off the cliffs and rolling arround into the distance, me I had to stand on me doorstep and live it, certainly not stand on the beach with a rod in me 'and  

all for now have a good new year one and all

Bernie    

now back to the    
Bubbles

bnabernard wrote:
Well the foul did not cease and a relentless windy wet year has done nothing for this fisherman other than give him armchair bum ache.

There was a break in the weather today so it was promanade along to the bandstand and listen to  a rock group (aged) getting the oldies foot tapping and gereatric jiving, definately got me leg twinging anyhow, sadly they had to pack up at 12.30.
Beautiful day for it to start the year, nice blue sky and just the hint of a the odd passing lonely puff of fluff, tide an hour on the turn when I got there and about eight guys with their rods up along the way, a few whiting and a few plaice and flounder to small for the pot, but tradition of new year day prevailed and they were a hearty bunch and concensus was 'lets hope for a better year in 13'.
A couple of sails up and a few jet bikes, then of course some brave hearts drying themselves off near the pier.

Realy crowded all along the front so the hotels have had a good christmas and new year despite the weather, and it was nice to see that people at least got a few hours of sunshine before they went back on their coaches.
Of course they would have had a spetaculer lightning storm at sea before christmas with it's rolling thunder starting with it's big cresendo, bouncing off the cliffs and rolling arround into the distance, me I had to stand on me doorstep and live it, certainly not stand on the beach with a rod in me 'and  

all for now have a good new year one and all

Bernie    

now back to the    




Hi Bernie

Happy new year!

Do you ever go fishing on Hayling Island?

What is the best fishing beach for bass in your area?

I go fishing now and again.  One of my favourite beaches is chesel, nr abbotsbury.

Julie
bnabernard

Hi Julie

My only experience of Hayling Island was many moons ago when me and some friends capsized and spent an hour in the water losing the rudder and filling up to the gunnels, no chance of bailing out as we were, as it were, under water and being kept afloat by the buoyancy tanks, Have I related this to you before, I seem to remember someone from near Hayling Island on one of the boards  
We were stranded/shipwrecked in England in the finish and needing to get back onto the Island when we, thoroughly exhausted we lay on the beach when the rescue helicopter arrived, however because we were ashore they waved and buggered off    

We hitched a lift back to the island off a couple of hippies who had a small cabin boat that they were going to go traveling in, but as you know down there there is a rip tide that runs, and we had to get out to their boat which was dragging it's anchor using an aluminium dinghy that leaked round the rivets.
So it was a case of drag the dinghy along the beach so that by the time we got to their moored boat the tide would have us in the right place, three attempts before we got a line on     one rowing and another baleing.
We eventually got to the Island, the tide was nigh out, and we had to wade through mud to get ashore. My first and last attempt at sailing.
Oh those hessian days  

But no I never fished there, but I had intended to fish chesil when I visited one of me brothers who lives in Bridport, however somehow I had everything but me reels.

These days I spend my time, when weather and tide allow fishing at Langely Point in Eastbourne, it's the soft option, out of the car and set up, best catch a six pound bass and 2 1/2 sole generally smaller but plate able.

Myy partners duaghters name is Julie and for the last two years has been borrowing one of my rods and tackle and been doing the mackeral fishing when they come onshore, I sort of like that time of year cos sometimes it's like carnival time with all sexes and ages flinging out the feathers and getting in tangles, when they are shoaling they line the beach, and the fry glisten on the stones.

Good luck with your fishing, I hope to get out more this year than the last couple of years, you must tell me some of your fishy tales  

bernard (hug)

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