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by Duncan Holmes
3 minutes ago
Forum: Sea, Fly, Coarse & Game Fishing Forum
Topic: Sea fishing East Coast
Replies: 6
Views: 52

Re: Sea fishing East Coast

I was thinking felixstowe docks...deep water close in and near sunrise/sunset..unless there is any absolute hotspot elsewhere i guess that looks do-able. I am aware that you get different species in different locations..like if you fish close to the wash it is shallow and therefor not as many cod Y...
by Duncan Holmes
Today 17:58
Forum: Sea, Fly, Coarse & Game Fishing Forum
Topic: Sea fishing East Coast
Replies: 6
Views: 52

Re: Sea fishing East Coast

darknickyblue wrote:
3.5lb test curve so something similar really yes
You are not going to put a bait anywhere near 170 yards, not with any bait left intact anyway.

Forget about blasting to the horizon, unless you know the exact position of a gulley. Close in will be more consistent.
by Duncan Holmes
Today 17:56
Forum: Sea, Fly, Coarse & Game Fishing Forum
Topic: Sea fishing East Coast
Replies: 6
Views: 52

Re: Sea fishing East Coast

Hi all..i live in east Anglia and am going away to the east coast..anyone recommend any hotspots..felixstowe,kessingland,lowestoft,cromer, yarmouth..anywhere nice n deep close in/with a pier since il be using carp rods to cast That's a big area between felixstowe and cromer and you can catxh fish a...
by Duncan Holmes
Sun Jul 15 2018 18:55
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Seastrike size
Replies: 61
Views: 940

Re: Seastrike size

Thanks lads What have you decided to go for 12 or 14ft? Both are in short supply on the used front, a mate got fed up of waiting so bought a new bare bones 12ft from a company on the Thames that had 2 in stock as Seastrike gave him a really long lead time to supply, he then removed the front seat f...
by Duncan Holmes
Sun Jul 15 2018 18:48
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Trailer wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 120

Re: Trailer wheels

Just look online with the wheel/ tyre size and hub.

The cost of a wheel and tyre isn't much more than just a tyre and it's a lot less messing about.
by Duncan Holmes
Sun Jul 15 2018 18:45
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Seastrike size
Replies: 61
Views: 940

Re: Seastrike size

Thanks lads What have you decided to go for 12 or 14ft? Both are in short supply on the used front, a mate got fed up of waiting so bought a new bare bones 12ft from a company on the Thames that had 2 in stock as Seastrike gave him a really long lead time to supply, he then removed the front seat f...
by Duncan Holmes
Sat Jul 14 2018 11:18
Forum: Sea, Fly, Coarse & Game Fishing Forum
Topic: fosdyke to the wash
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: fosdyke to the wash

Alan, have a look at the rule of 12ths, the tide run will always best fastest in the middle two hours of the tide run.

Try to plan your trip so you run with the tide rather than against it. Will save loads in fuel.
by Duncan Holmes
Thu Jul 12 2018 13:13
Forum: Sea, Fly, Coarse & Game Fishing Forum
Topic: Sea fishing
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: Sea fishing

Finally pretty much sorted. Over the last few years my pike fishing results have really gone down hill to the point where I catch very few these days. Time for a new challenge. I have got myself a Orkney coastliner, sticking a 20hp Honda on it and a small auxillary petrol outboard. Got flares and a...
by Duncan Holmes
Sat Jun 30 2018 13:20
Forum: Down the shed
Topic: Water wheel generator
Replies: 36
Views: 1193

Re: Water wheel generator

Duncan, your the man :thumbs: Not got a clue about the wp thpugh. Absolutely nothing on the panel indicates its output and the frame and backing is rivited on :sad: Guess it will just need to be trial and error and see how it goes. Ive no tools to measure it. At least we can charge phones without r...
by Duncan Holmes
Sat Jun 30 2018 08:39
Forum: Down the shed
Topic: Water wheel generator
Replies: 36
Views: 1193

Re: Water wheel generator

back on this again :giggle: I bought the bloke at the fishery this solar charge controller (20A) https://www.amazon.co.uk/JZK-Intelligent-controller-overcurrent-protection/dp/B071ZZ2S84 works great, it charges his leasure battery no bother and the usb ports charge phones at 5v 2.5a. charged a nearl...
by Duncan Holmes
Thu Jun 28 2018 11:57
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: Recommendation for an older Tench Float Rod ?
Replies: 19
Views: 362

Re: Recommendation for a Vintage Tench Float Rod ?

Thanks for the tips gents. .... Doesn`t have to be vintage or even collectable ! But preferably I`d like something carbon like from the 80`s , which is when I started out . One of my rods at the moment is an ABU Endeavor 13` Float rod . I took a foot from the tip of it to up the TC and its now a ni...
by Duncan Holmes
Wed Jun 27 2018 13:36
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Seastrike size
Replies: 61
Views: 940

Re: Seastrike size

I use a 12, which is perfect single angler craft for the broads. Is ok for 2 anglers, but if I was regularly fishing 2 up or doing overnights I would go for a 14. Duncan What engine do you use, I use an 8hp 2 stroke and thinking of a upgrade cos she struggles with 2 anglers, I'd like a 15hp but won...
by Duncan Holmes
Tue Jun 26 2018 22:05
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Wader repair.
Replies: 12
Views: 317

Re: Wader repair.

Stick the tube in the freezer when you have done, makes it last longer
by Duncan Holmes
Mon Jun 25 2018 17:40
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Super tuning . Pt2
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Super tuning . Pt2

I kinda supertuned a abu 6501c3 the version before the star drag went pointy , has the older 2 pin centrifugal brake and the older crappy drag washers before they started fittin carbontex drag washers as standard around 10+ years ago. I did most of the polishing/cleaning you mention in the 1st arti...
by Duncan Holmes
Sun Jun 24 2018 10:20
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Seastrike size
Replies: 61
Views: 940

Re: Seastrike size

I use a 12, which is perfect single angler craft for the broads.

Is ok for 2 anglers, but if I was regularly fishing 2 up or doing overnights I would go for a 14.
by Duncan Holmes
Sun Jun 17 2018 14:40
Forum: Predator Fishing Forum
Topic: A very fine catch!
Replies: 21
Views: 602

Re: A very fine catch!

First double figure eel caught by design ( and reported), Has to be at the top of all uk captures this century, I can't imagine how impressive that would have looked in the flesh 😯 I have fished a bit for big eels and get the impression you really do have to "match the hatch". A close friend if mine...
by Duncan Holmes
Sat Jun 16 2018 07:55
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Reel
Replies: 22
Views: 629

Re: Reel

Duncan, the Abu reel, is the new reels the same quality as the ones you use or like most things now the internals get cheaper, fancy buying a pair to use and wondering new or used....cheers The c3 model is still a quality bit of kit, whether it's the same as those from 10/15+ years ago I am not 100...
by Duncan Holmes
Fri Jun 15 2018 20:46
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Reel
Replies: 22
Views: 629

Re: Reel

Abu 6501 c3, reel for life, no need for banksticks, superior cranking power and clutch. Loud clicker, easy accessible parts and easy to service and repair. Avoid the S model like the plague. I know the float is the primary source of bite indication, but do pike still run against the resistance of t...
by Duncan Holmes
Fri Jun 15 2018 19:57
Forum: Lure Fishing Forum
Topic: How much 20lb braid?
Replies: 12
Views: 392

Re: How much 20lb braid?

Sounds like a reasonable UL set up to me? Horses for courses and balanced tackle. UL lures generally have thin wire hooks, so I can't see 20lb braid being an issue? Also - who's ever had a pike of any size spool out a reel with 80yds of line on it? :shrug: Don't think I have ever had a pike take mo...
by Duncan Holmes
Fri Jun 15 2018 11:25
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Reel
Replies: 22
Views: 629

Re: Reel

Roving on a river and one rod does it for me. I've found that if there's a pike in your swim and it's feeding, it'll have your bait just about instantly, if it's not feeding, stick four baits on its' nose and you'll still struggle for a bite. One rod cast into any likely looking spots after a few m...
by Duncan Holmes
Thu Jun 14 2018 19:37
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Reel
Replies: 22
Views: 629

Re: Reel

Abu 6501 c3, reel for life, no need for banksticks, superior cranking power and clutch. Loud clicker, easy accessible parts and easy to service and repair. Avoid the S model like the plague. I'll attest to that. S stands for s**t, its truly aweful and £80 isnt all that cheap. Spend about the same o...
by Duncan Holmes
Thu Jun 14 2018 17:57
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Reel
Replies: 22
Views: 629

Re: Reel

Abu 6501 c3, reel for life, no need for banksticks, superior cranking power and clutch. Loud clicker, easy accessible parts and easy to service and repair.

Avoid the S model like the plague.
by Duncan Holmes
Wed Jun 13 2018 15:45
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Abu servicing.
Replies: 23
Views: 399

Re: Abu servicing.

I've got issues with two of my Abus at the moment. One screeches like a banshee on the cast (dry bearing?) and another were the spool gives a full turn before the anti-reverse kicks in. Two questions: 1/ any suggestions? 2/ who do you recommend I send the box of nuts, gears and springy bits to, if ...
by Duncan Holmes
Tue Jun 12 2018 17:18
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Abu servicing.
Replies: 23
Views: 399

Re: Abu servicing.

Piece of cake to do it yourself, I strip and clean mine from new and then 'reassemble using cal's reel grease. It's amazing how much muck and swarf comes out of a new reel. I then service them most years in March when I pack my pike gear away. Not sure it's completely necessary, but doesn't do any h...
by Duncan Holmes
Tue Jun 05 2018 18:25
Forum: Wildlife & Photography Forum
Topic: What’s this ?
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: What’s this ?

Cyprio wrote:
decked out in real tree camo
Korda moth :smile:

As croft's is now called Steve
You'll best call yours Danny :rasp:


Found it Lime Hawk-moth

Andy
Starting to worry about you seeing Korda everywhere 😲
by Duncan Holmes
Tue Jun 05 2018 18:07
Forum: Good Reviews
Topic: Custom Angling Solutions
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Custom Angling Solutions

Nige Johns wrote:
There’s only 2 words to sum them up Duncan....... “Tackle Tart “ :laughs: :laughs:
Just wait till Dave's delivery arrives, then I will show you tarty 😂
by Duncan Holmes
Tue Jun 05 2018 12:39
Forum: Good Reviews
Topic: Custom Angling Solutions
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Custom Angling Solutions

Cyprio wrote:
They look Pukka! :coat:

Looking at grass bet she wishes she got you a new strimmer :clown: too much time fishing :laughs:

:cheers:

Andy
lol, its my new wildlife garden. :laughs:
by Duncan Holmes
Tue Jun 05 2018 12:24
Forum: Down the shed
Topic: Tackle Room Work Bench
Replies: 12
Views: 377

Re: Tackle Room Work Bench

20180601_155527.jpg Like this Nice :thumbs: Have you got any rails under that top? Mdf will sag a little if unsupported. No I have Duncan, but a good idea. :thumbs: Will also be fitted a board at the back to stop thing dropping off. If its not going to have much static load on it, a length of 2x2, ...
by Duncan Holmes
Mon Jun 04 2018 21:43
Forum: Down the shed
Topic: Tackle Room Work Bench
Replies: 12
Views: 377

Re: Tackle Room Work Bench

Jason Skilton wrote:
20180601_155527.jpg

Like this
Nice :thumbs:

Have you got any rails under that top?

Mdf will sag a little if unsupported.
by Duncan Holmes
Mon Jun 04 2018 20:39
Forum: Good Reviews
Topic: Custom Angling Solutions
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Custom Angling Solutions

A tiny bit of indulgence.... Jaime kindly offered to treat me following a generous work bonus this year, so I decided I would revamp my banksticks and buzzer bars. I have always fancied some titanium bankware so contacted a couple of companies with an enquiry. Jamie from Custom Angling Solutions cam...