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#1 Squeamish5

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 12:03 pm

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Shoal of mackerel along the shore the other morning. None of my pics did it justice, even with a bit of tweaking, but it was a delight to see. Shoulda gone in closer but didn't want to risk dropping my phone in.Attached File  524416568.934659public.jpeg   195.46KB   0 downloadsAttached File  524416559.333659public.jpeg   137.83KB   0 downloadsAttached File  524416537.148758public.jpeg   155.86KB   0 downloadsAttached File  524416423.871330public.jpeg   112.68KB   0 downloads
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Posted 15 August 2017 - 01:24 pm

Never mind the phone, what about the rod ?
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Posted 15 August 2017 - 04:19 pm

That's brilliant. All the Mackerel fishing I've ever done I've never seen a shoal so close to shore. Nice one.


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 06:06 pm

Never mind the phone, what about the rod ?

Never mind a rod, I reckon it would have been hard to miss one or two with a toasting fork. (And the previous day, whitebait had been just throwing themselves onto the sandy beach).
Ended up being given 20 odd, on a day I had no fridge or freezer space, and offered more the next day.
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Posted 16 August 2017 - 01:27 pm

Should of dipped a net in there you would of got a few 



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 08:55 pm

I drove 250 miles today to try and get a picture of a Hobby (I did) but I think 150 miles for a bag of Mackerel would have been a better use of time, Fresh out of the sea on a BBQ or in a pan with a bit of butter, YUM. Kent here we come, I can tell by the pebbles where to start.


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Posted 18 August 2017 - 02:06 pm

Never mind the phone, what about the rod ?

Not sure you'd need one. Wade in up to your ankles and just kick them up onto the beach. 😄
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Posted 18 August 2017 - 05:42 pm

Never mind the phone, what about the rod ?

Not sure you'd need one. Wade in up to your ankles and just kick them up onto the beach. 😄

Or dive in head first, naked and open mouthed like a pink dolphin.
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Posted 18 August 2017 - 05:55 pm

Good pics iv never seen them that close in although iv heard tales of shoals beaching them selves,where in kent mate camber side of the power station?
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Posted 18 August 2017 - 06:38 pm

very nice mate


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Posted 18 August 2017 - 10:01 pm

Yep Camber side. Never seen them so close in and lived here 28 years. Old boy I know says he remembers once seeing whitebait, followed by mackerel, followed by dolphins.
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Posted 19 August 2017 - 05:10 am

If you had a fly rod you would have had some fun
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Posted 19 August 2017 - 08:57 am

That's brilliant. All the Mackerel fishing I've ever done I've never seen a shoal so close to shore. Nice one.

Years ago a massive shoal came in ahead of a storm after the whitebait, and they were jumping on the beach in their thousand. People were walking across the South beach in Tenby collecting them by the bag full.

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 11:51 am

Yep Camber side. Never seen them so close in and lived here 28 years. Old boy I know says he remembers once seeing whitebait, followed by mackerel, followed by dolphins.

 

Used to know it as Dengemarsh Beach, 4 of us camped on the beach for 3 nights in October 1977. Fcuking cold was an understatement, couldn't get warm at all so no real kip, ended up shattered but I did get an 8lb cod biggest fish of the session.


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Posted 19 August 2017 - 01:24 pm

Yep Camber side. Never seen them so close in and lived here 28 years. Old boy I know says he remembers once seeing whitebait, followed by mackerel, followed by dolphins.

 
Used to know it as Dengemarsh Beach, 4 of us camped on the beach for 3 nights in October 1977. Fcuking cold was an understatement, couldn't get warm at all so no real kip, ended up shattered but I did get an 8lb cod biggest fish of the session.
I know it well fished there all the time growing up down there,used to shoot rabbits down the unused road track leading down there to the beach,fecking desolate along there winter time with that wind coming off the sea lol,also fished the big lakes near the power station for pike had some nice doubles out them,parents still live not far from there




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