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Might be going to anglesey this sunday for the day I believe there showing there so might have a go with the feathers for a couple hours if the weathers good might even chuck a disposable bbq in the boot & have them on the beach if I manage to get some fingers crossed  🎣

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1 minute ago, TIGHTCHOKE said:

Tesco's had a few!

but are they fresh ?

2 minutes ago, Stephen-H said:

Might be going to anglesey this sunday for the day I believe there showing there so might have a go with the feathers for a couple hours if the weathers good might even chuck a disposable bbq in the boot & have them on the beach if I manage to get some fingers crossed  🎣

where are heading ?

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The isle of anglesey just off north wales  possibly try newbourgh beach if low tide or a couple rock marks I know 

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1 hour ago, TIGHTCHOKE said:

Tesco's had a few!

 

1 hour ago, islandgun said:

but are they fresh ?

Gawd knows, I'd rather catch my own or get the Lad to do it!:good:

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2 hours ago, islandgun said:

Anyone getting them ? . sporadic but good size here in the outer Hebrides

..several years ago a friend of mine and I used to be regular visitors to Berneray (way before the causeway) for shooting and fishing holidays and had several mackerel approaching 4lb on light tackle.

Pound for pound they are incredible fighters.

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hello, good luck to one and all who can get out and do some mackerel fishing, nothing like eating a fresh caught one, better than from that supermarket that keeps saying every little helps !!!!! i always keep harking back to the good old days catching some off Bognor pier, and my favourite beach being Chesil in Dorset

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2 hours ago, Stephen-H said:

Might be going to anglesey this sunday for the day I believe there showing there so might have a go with the feathers for a couple hours if the weathers good might even chuck a disposable bbq in the boot & have them on the beach if I manage to get some fingers crossed  🎣

was on Anglesey 2 weeks back not many showing then, a few lads had 5 off mackerel rock but that was it .

good luck and keep us updated 👍

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48 minutes ago, Stephen-H said:

The isle of anglesey just off north wales  possibly try newbourgh beach if low tide or a couple rock marks I know 

Caught some nice Bass from Newborough beach in the autumn, if you dont mind the walk Llanddwyn island offers some deeper water off the rocks [left hand side before the lighthouse] might be alright for mackerel, with early morning or evening possibly best

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12 hours ago, magman said:

was on Anglesey 2 weeks back not many showing then, a few lads had 5 off mackerel rock but that was it .

good luck and keep us updated 👍

 

12 hours ago, islandgun said:

Caught some nice Bass from Newborough beach in the autumn, if you dont mind the walk Llanddwyn island offers some deeper water off the rocks [left hand side before the lighthouse] might be alright for mackerel, with early morning or evening possibly best

Cheers guys will keep you updated going down with the girlfriend & dog so I imagine my fishing will be limited to a couple hours at best 😂 There's a chance I might be camping there at the end of the month so hopefully that will offer up some more fishing time 👍

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19 hours ago, islandgun said:

but are they fresh ?

where are heading ?

If a mackerel has reached a shop it is not fresh!  Fresh is less than 2 hours out of water and even that is pushing it, 10 minutes is better

Edited by Yellow Bear

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Enough from boat and shore(right place right time) on the berwickshire coast to keep most anglers happy.

 

Blackpowder

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Late reply but I didnt have any luck catching the mackeral I did have success with some wrasse tho the girlfriend even caught her first wrasse also happened to be the biggest of the day on the cheapest rod & simplest rig! Typical was very happy for her tho. Struggling to suss out how to upload the pictures tho! 

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Finally got a weekend on the east Devon coast this weekend, will be taking the rods down for some beach casting. Hoping to get a few. 

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14 minutes ago, ShootingEgg said:

Finally got a weekend on the east Devon coast this weekend, will be taking the rods down for some beach casting. Hoping to get a few. 

hello, good luck on that, let us know how you get on, 

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48 minutes ago, ShootingEgg said:

Finally got a weekend on the east Devon coast this weekend, will be taking the rods down for some beach casting. Hoping to get a few. 

There's been a feeding frenzy by gulls off Exmouth and Dawlish Warren. I suspect whitebait, but no one seems to know. But I know a man who will. If By East Devon you're between Exmouth and Seaton, watch this space. If there's anything on, I'll be on Budleigh beach with the fly rod.

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4 hours ago, wymberley said:

There's been a feeding frenzy by gulls off Exmouth and Dawlish Warren. I suspect whitebait, but no one seems to know. But I know a man who will. If By East Devon you're between Exmouth and Seaton, watch this space. If there's anything on, I'll be on Budleigh beach with the fly rod.

I have a place next to the donkey sanctuary so have Seaton, beer Branscombe and sidmouth all in reach 

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Yep, was whitebait but the mackerel didn't play and the 'bait has now pushed off. The mackerel are about apparently but no great numbers. As ever, it's all about being in the right place. Not too clever here (Exmouth) as there wasa major cliff fall which has literally muddied the waters. The guys are hoping the blow will clear things up for when the wind drops this evening.

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On 14/08/2019 at 08:25, ShootingEgg said:

Finally got a weekend on the east Devon coast this weekend, will be taking the rods down for some beach casting. Hoping to get a few. 

Remember the rods this time lol. 

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12 hours ago, team tractor said:

Remember the rods this time lol. 

They are in the car already!! Last time I was barred from taking them. Never again!!!! 

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2 hours ago, ShootingEgg said:

Three hours in, SFA so far couple knocks but bait not touched for the last hour.. Madness 

hello, where are you fishing ?

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5 minutes ago, oldypigeonpopper said:

hello, where are you fishing ?

Was in Sidmouth, east devon, water was like sandy soup, had a few knocks but no hits. Going to do a bit of spinning in morning. 

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