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Old 13 June 2015, 15:16   #41
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Up there with Bass, Turbot, Brill and Dover.
Personally I think Bass is ok but overrated as an eating fish, fresh mackerel has more going for it. Turbot & Brill are v good, sole can be fiddly for what you get. My all time favourite is grilled halibut (with crispy skin), new jersey pots (even they don't taste like they used to) new season English steamed asparagus (makes your pee smell funny)& proper homemade Hollandaise, handsome
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We eat a few mackerel that we catch but gave the conger to the site owner to eat. The big one weighed 10 lb, of course this year my two lads want to catch one on rod and line and have bought multiplier reels for the job !!!!
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Old 13 June 2015, 19:56   #43
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We usually use a bit of Mackerel for bait. I was told (no idea if it's true) fresh for crabs and not fresh for lobster.
Where we go the locals use salted mackerel for lobsters. Nose pegs advised!

This might be worth a look.
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We eat a few mackerel that we catch but gave the conger to the site owner to eat. The big one weighed 10 lb, of course this year my two lads want to catch one on rod and line and have bought multiplier reels for the job !!!!
I'd pay good money to see the "oh sh!t! now what?" look on their faces if they land a decent size conger in your Honwave We had a 20pounder in the back of a 585, we piled dive kit, bags, everything we had to hand on top of it & it still chased us round the boat We gutted & filleted it in the harbour about 2 hours after landing it & it was still twitching. As I put the meat in the pan, the flesh still twitched. As I said, lovely eating though
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I'd pay good money to see the "oh sh!t! now what?" look on their faces if they land a decent size conger in your Honwave We had a 20pounder in the back of a 585, we piled dive kit, bags, everything we had to hand on top of it & it still chased us round the boat We gutted & filleted it in the harbour about 2 hours after landing it & it was still twitching. As I put the meat in the pan, the flesh still twitched. As I said, lovely eating though
Little buggers are wussy enough handling doggies never mind a conger. We'll be out in the 17' 6" hardboat with the biggest builders bucket I can buy PD. The lads are 15 and have optimistic ideas of their bravery, even I wouldn't want an angry conger loose in the boat.
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Little buggers are wussy enough handling doggies never mind a conger. We'll be out in the 17' 6" hardboat with the biggest builders bucket I can buy PD. The lads are 15 and have optimistic ideas of their bravery, even I wouldn't want an angry conger loose in the boat.
All a load of Wussies if you ask me!
Caught plenty of good size Conger over the years...and seen some Whoppers caght!..Nothing a good size Priest and a bit of Muscle can't sort "Quick time"
Flaffing and being unprepared is the only way to cause problems.
I wouldn't even kill one these days..and I can't believe Pikey likes to eat em!...and then denigrates Bass!!!
I only used to take them for an old Farmer who gave me the Stalking on his Farm...and HE ONLY got a taste for them during the War!!
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I'd pay good money to see the "oh sh!t! now what?" look on their faces if they land a decent size conger in your Honwave
I had an Old Uncle who used to be craned in off of Portland Bill in an 11ft punt every Sunday during the summer months. He and his Uncle, who was really knocking on a bit, would be gone out of sight all day with only a tiny Seagull O/B. They used to haul massive congers into the tiny punt, one at 64lb I remember. Sod that!
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I have to admit to being a big fan of catch and release so once the obligatory photos have been taken I'd probably not even lift it into the boat. Just unhook and that'll do.
We only took those two back last year as somebody wanted some for the freezer.
I'm looking forward to the kids excitement at just fishing for the bloody things then dealing with the numerous 'oh shit' moments from then on..... lol
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What should I bait with for random Catch (pref not eels!) - not looking for big eddibles as won't get in the hole...
Something oily so the smell/taste spreads well and attracts them in. Unless you are going to catch mackerel then anything thats in the fridge - bacon, sausage, etc. I've even used a punctured tin of sardines and caught stuff.
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Its been a while since we've had a lobster pot thread...

Off to Loch Poolteil on Skye next month. No boat going with me :-( and no opportunity to rent on there I don't think either.

Will have the 'wee man' with me - starts School in summer.

Planning to grab a couple if crab lines as I'm sure we can dangle some string with bacon / bread on it off the peir. But wondering what else I can do...

- I don't rod and line fish. A bad experience on the end of a fly put paid to that at about age 13. (That and never catching owt!!!)

- see lots of collapsing 'lobby' pots on the fleabay for stupidly cheap money... ...is it possible to set one from shore? Is there any point? Would expect to eat my harvest...
apparently raw chicken wings get crabs attention better than fish I haven't tried it but I am going to give it a go in some crab nets in a couple of weeks
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