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coastal sea fishing


sunnystaines

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never done fishing was thinking about getting a rod and going to a quiet rocky cove on the south coast and try fishing as a new hobby.

but do edible fish come close enough to get caught these days. I can remember very long time ago as a young boy seeing people fishing of sea walls and piers but not seen anyone do this for ages.

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morddwyd

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"Probably best staying away from any area with an Atomic power station."

On the contrary, the warm water near such places leads to good feeding and bigger fish.

"Pike not edible?"

Baked with gooseberry stuffing, one of the few fish dishes which I would have from choice.

It's a dirty feeder, which always makes good eating.

Pike are widely available in Dutch fish markets.

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wee eddie

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Pike - taste of mud, with bones in it, unless they come from clear water

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michaelw

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You'll have more fun if you fish from a boat. I used to get about six of us to hire a boat for the day. We used to go out from Littlehampton and catch mackeral, dog fish, dabs and once my mate caught a sea bass, the tastiest fish in the sea. We also went night fishing over wrecks from Brighton. That was the first conger eel I caught. Don't go out if there's a force 6 to 7. I spent the whole day honking up over the side.

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sunnystaines

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wee eddie

reminds me when i was in hungary was served up catfish which had been caught in the danube river tasted like mud as you described pike.

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spuds

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Any fish, if prepared properly, can cover most palates.

Carp was once a preferred by some societies, and it might remain so today. I wonder how many carp (and other fresh water fish) have been removed from the local pond or lake recently, and the heron or pike was not to blame?.

But going back on sea fishing, its the luck of the draw. Ask the local's, and they might tell you their 'secret' spot and bait?.

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Mr Mistoffelees

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"Probably best staying away from any area with an Atomic power station."

Just don't eat the ones with three eyes!

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john bunyan

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I rarely kill freshwater fish, but have eaten pike. Cut it into steaks with bones. Suspend them overnight in a salt water and small amount of vinegar marinade then poach and add a bit of butter and the earth flavour will be gone.

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sunnystaines

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when i worked in chelsea Lots rd power stn by thames was a big magnet for fishermen not sure why.

had a walk along thames here testerday to find a fisherman to speak about fishing but was none, is it out of season at the moment.

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spuds

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sunnystaines - I don't know how it stands nowadays, but the 'freshwater' closed season was 15 March to 15 June inclusive on certain waters. Some canal's and still-waters might have no closed season, so its best to check locally. Private fisheries were allowed to set their own rules and regulations regarding closures.

One of the problems nowadays, is the once local fishing areas, where most local's went in the evening etc, have now been taken over by clubs or associations. With that comes the restrictions.

In my own area water bailiff's have been very active with non-licence holders, with some heavy fines being handed out.

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sunnystaines

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spuds good thing about fishing from the coast no closed season or restrictions as far as i know.

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