The Wash? Is it worth it?
Posted 08 April 2007 - 09:32 PM
The Wash is my nearest saltwater but my memories of it are of a massive mud flat. Mind you that is from being a kid at Hunstanton 40+ years ago.
Is it worth a trip?
Is there anyone here who fishes the area?
Where would be a viable place to launch?
What state of tides would I have to plan for to save a 2 mile hike in the mud?
What would I be fishing for?
All my serious sea fishing has been done going west, mainly on the LLeyn ( God's Country ) so the North Sea is virgin territory that has never really appealed but I suppose I should not just dismiss it without asking for advice.
Any help would be very gratefully received.
Posted 10 April 2007 - 12:21 PM
I would pick your points of entry carefully and not venure onto the sand and mud flats. Otherwise you should be ok. As for the catches there im not sure ... im sure others may have fished it.
Posted 10 April 2007 - 03:41 PM
Posted 10 April 2007 - 05:56 PM
Posted 13 May 2007 - 10:30 PM
You have PM.
I doubt it.... Chris, if you'd read the introductory pages when you registered, you would know that PM's do not work until you have passed a certain number of posts. We had to do that to stop a small (but troublesome) minority abusing the board and causing trouble - sorry about that
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Posted 13 May 2007 - 10:31 PM
I also live by the Wash, so have tried to PM'd you my phone numbers but it won't let me for some reason.
The Wash itself isn't much cop but Thornham (just around the corner...) is a noted tope mark and I imagine suitable launch spot. I think they fish in Brancaster Deeps, which I imagine are also accessible from there. The sea is some distance out, you have to navigate through the marsh creeks. There's a slipway and harbour at Burnham Overy Staithe.
I know nothing about kayak fishing, I've more or less given up sea fishing because it's so crap where I live. I dont know where the tope boats go from Thornham but one in particular is quite successful.
Posted 14 May 2007 - 09:08 AM
Chris - my piking success has rocketed since buying a yak. I slow troll a broad and rivers and pick up plenty. Biggest boated and weighed to date from the yak is 10lb but that'll be beaten no doubt, now that i've worked out the rules of the game so to speak. The freedom to explore and chose your spot, the freedom to roam over vast areas with a couple of lures and the access you get from a low draft and narrow craft is unbeatable. Worth every penny.