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  1. Just try replacing 'number of times you wish to make love per week' with n and it is pretty obvious. n x 50 x 200 = 10,000n, the first digit After that; 44 x 200 = 8800 If you have celebrated your birthday this year add 105 8905 is equal to 6900 + 2005 That accounts for the second and third digits, 69, and the last two, deducting your birth year from 2005 will yield your age if you have celebrated your birthday this year. It only works if you are under a 100
  2. Hi there, I would try eBay, set up a search on Abu 5500 and get them to email you the results. The reels turn up every few months and I have acquired two this way. On past experience you are looking at £80 for a reel in good condition and £140 for a mint one in the box with all the paperwork etc.
  3. They make quite a good dead bait, we use them fresh or frozen and the local potters use them salted for lobsters and crabs. Chop scad in half, throw in bin, add salt etc, the salt dries and preserves them. They are not bad to eat, the local Portuguese look at you in amazement when you chop them up and use them for bait.
  4. Wrasse were widely eaten in the islands in the old days and they were popular in the south west. A wider variety of fish were eaten everywhere, tastes change and often it would have been wrasse or conger or nothing. Pretty good baked, I take the odd one for my parents and a few other older Jersey people.
  5. Supposedly king rag in not native to Guernsey but has established itself from discarded worms. None have been found in Jersey yet.
  6. I thought some people might find this interesting. Jersey Evening Post Editorial 01/09/05 Fish stocks under threat? JERSEY has always looked to the sea to earn at least part of its living. In the Middle Ages the Island was famous for its dried and salted fish. Later it became the headquarters of a cod fishing industry that saw Islanders crossing the Atlantic to fish in the prolific waters off Canada. Today our fishing fleet catches crabs, lobsters and some wet fish, notably that staple of the modern restaurant menu, the bass. Looking at the wide sea from the safety
  7. They might be useful in harbours or estuaries particularly after a period of heavy rainfall. A lot must get washed in at these times and I would guess that the fish learn to feed on them.
  8. Hi there, I was watching Rick Stein tonight and an old French fisherman was fishing for what looked like allis shad. He was netting them in a river estuary. There was some stuff about conservation but there were nets everywhere and the stocks were declining. Not a lot of hope for the shad down there! They cooked them on a barbecue made of vine trimmings. Stein suggested that if you could not get allis shad then you should use mullet [ 31. August 2005, 11:52 PM: Message edited by: Socksy Squirrel ]
  9. I use the ones the size of a fifty pence. They can be collected by the bucket load from the side of Elizabeth Castle. Use a Mustad Ultra Point 2/0 and hook them through a leg socket and out the back. That way they wriggle for ages. if you hold them on their back then they are quiet until the hook goes in then the claws go mad.
  10. I would go for 15lb mono from a good manufacturer. Some people like Sufix, I prefer Diawa Tournament and the Penn Surf is good. You could go to 18 or 20lb if you find it too light. It will give you a lot less problems than braid which can bed down.
  11. You could buy yourself a Daiwa Tournament X 130M. A very nice rod indeed, more casting potential that most people will ever need and it fishes brilliantly. £400 recommended retail price but you can usually get them for £270 or so. [ 24. August 2005, 11:42 AM: Message edited by: Socksy Squirrel ]
  12. The little luggage trollies are quite good. They can be used to carry your rucksack along paths or causeways, when you get to the rough stuff they can be folded up and strapped to the back of your rucksack. They rust even if washed with fresh water and sprayed with WD40 after each trip but they are good for a few years and at around £10 each cheap to replace.
  13. I bought myself a Garmin 72 this year. There is a nice booklet that came with it that explains everything and it can be switched to simulation mode for practice. You can take it on walks with you and try it out for real as well.
  14. This is quite a nice tide site, http://www.pol.ac.uk/ntslf/tides/ Only a seven day predictor for the UK but there are loads of other stuff to browse through.
  15. They are monsters in any terms, a 2-08lb fish is a really good one down here. Dogfish, Lesser Spotted (Scyliorhinus caniculus) Boat 4-06-08 Port Logan, Scotland G Griffiths 1994 Shore 4-15-03 Abbey Burnfoot Kirkcudb. S Ramsey 1988 [ 27. June 2005, 01:30 PM: Message edited by: Socksy Squirrel ]
  16. They sound more like huss than doggies to me. We get the odd sneaky small huss in a bag of doggies from the shore. Small huss and smooth hounds seem to pal up with the doggies down here until they get too big and get kicked out of the shoal. As chappers says if you have a suspected LSD with bigger spots than normal then take a look at the nasal flaps. At five pounds the odds has to be it is a huss rather than a doggie.
  17. As for bass in the Channel Islands. Look at the quantities that were being reported being taken off the coast of Guernsey by the commercial fishermen earlier in the year. I reckon one or two of those boats took as much in that short season as the whole of the Channel Island's bass fishermen with rod and line from the shore in an entire year. [ 25. June 2005, 02:13 AM: Message edited by: Socksy Squirrel ]
  18. Last year my fishing buddy and I took five mullet for the table. Two for my parents and three for his father. One of the local fishmongers deals in mullet, on an average day in the summer there are 4 - 10 dead mullet on ice ready to be be sold. That ignores the mullet that are used for pot or conger bait. I think that puts our take in perspective. I have seen large smooth hound and tope sliced up and sold as rock salmon on the same slabs. If I take one deeply hooked male fish that may die anyway per year for some one that fancies it, then I reckon in a season my net impact on the populat
  19. Hi there, I think I should point out that mullet does not taste that bad. It depends on how it is cooked. Restaurants have a habit of passing it off as sea bass and you would be surprised what a good sauce and a £10.50 a portion price tag can do to a fish's flavour. I will try anything once as long as it it is not critically endangered or illegal and it looks like it is worth eating. One angler taking a few fish of any species makes absolutely no difference in the scheme of things. Tens of thousands of tons of bycatch and 'inedible' species are thrown overboard or mashed up for pet foo
  20. Hi there, As far as I know everything is OK. The public meeting front has gone very quiet. The upshot of the last one was that Fisheries were discussing licenses and a marine reserve and possible bag limits for ormers etc. Some of us left our names and contact details at the end of the last one but nothing much has come of it so far as I know.
  21. Hi there, News to me. The commercials are whining as they have just been kicked out of your waters. Mind you, they whine most of the time anyway so plus ca change What other problems do we have? Please do tell, whisks tail in charming way
  22. As you have got it, it seems a pity to waste it. There is a recipe half way down this page, http://groups.msn.com/PaganHearthRecipes/f...shglossary.msnw Just search on dogfish, it covers most of the small sharks.
  23. We have our local litterers as well. The worst offenders use the wooden benches for cutting up bait. Using the end of the pier as a toilet to avoid walking a hundred yards or so is pretty awful as well. [ 24. June 2005, 03:03 PM: Message edited by: Socksy Squirrel ]
  24. A length of chain for the bottom part of your anchor warp serves two purposes; The chain helps the anchor to hold by lying flat on the bottom and acting as a buffer to stop the anchor from dragging. Chain is more wear and cut resistant than rope so it strengthens the warp which would see most wear when the anchor is used over rough ground
  25. If it is the Huge Vitae I am thinking off then he lives on the Isle of Wight and has been missing from these boards for some time. You can PM him from here, http://www.anglersnet.co.uk/cgi-bin/ubb/ul...file;u=00005637 [ 23. June 2005, 04:29 PM: Message edited by: Socksy Squirrel ]
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