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  1. Newboy

    Braid or Mono?

    I use powerpro. 10lb for baitcaster for breams. 20lb on small multipliers for turboting or bassing. (Or breaming when I need to use 1lb or 1lb and half lead). 30lb for wrecking or deeper water. 50lb for congers approaching 100lb which incidentally I haven't been for over 3 years. Powerpro isn't the thinnest on the market by a long shot, but thinness isn't everything. Yes you will get the poundage but anything too thin is going to get damaged easily when comes into contact of the hull or when get tangled with another line. Plus you try untangling 2* 10lb line weaved into a sweater on a moving boat. It's a trade off between thinness and strength. One you have to decide which is more important. I fish on chartered boats so I go for longevity or sheer thinness. Plus everyone else on a chartered boat will pretty much have thicker line than mine.
  2. Newboy

    Best Rod and Reel Combo under £100?

    Shimano charter special are fairly decent reels, basic but not a lot that can go wrong. Penn 525 is another, these can be bought cheaply second hand.
  3. Newboy

    Removing fish scales from rod handle.

    Oh, forgot to mention, the rubbing action required with the salt is rather personal, so I'd do it out of sight
  4. Newboy

    Removing fish scales from rod handle.

    Just soak in water or wrap in very damp cloth to rehydrate the scales and slime and it should be easily cleaned off, if there's lots of slime, use salt to rub the slime off. (Cheap and chemical free)
  5. Newboy

    bass netters caught

    Pho.....For a minute I thought it's those bloody Chinese again😁
  6. Newboy

    Near miss whilst at Anchor off Southbourne.

    A catapult and a couple of 2oz ball lead would be handy
  7. Newboy

    Best wishes Alun & Bob

    Belated birthday wishes to both.
  8. Newboy

    68 Undersized Bass

    I can understand making a mistake for a few under sized bass, but 68? Who the hell are they fishing for? The whole Indian community?
  9. Newboy

    Is Alderney fished out?

    Not saying the trawlers are not to blame, but leisure anglers do their fair share of damage too if they hammer the grounds day in day out.
  10. Newboy

    Is Alderney fished out?

    Fish can't reproduce if there are too few older/ bigger fish to spawn. I was on a week's holiday in Alderney last June. Over the week I counted over 12 charter boats. Say each boat keeps 5 fish every day, on a 4 days trip, that makes 20, multiply that by number of boat, you do the maths.
  11. Newboy

    Happy Birthday.

    Happy birthday to Charlie and Dave.
  12. A bit more info would help a lot.😁
  13. Newboy

    Happy Birthday Tiddler

    Happy birthday, tiddler becomes older tiddler.
  14. Newboy

    By Catch

    Yes, those lobsters can't be consumed safely.
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