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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Garrydog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 April 2017 at 5:30pm
The one I ate was certainly around that size.
Hope you got your anchor back.
Next time out I think I might fly fish for garfish to store some for bait. Had loads when seatrout fishing in Denmark on a very small clousery type fly with lots of sparkle a few years back.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Redduke Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 April 2017 at 6:06pm
I didnt realise gar grew so big but not having caught any since fishing near harrys rock down dorset way, isnt really a fish i was interested in. Didnt realise specimen size of gar. Have one picture which i will try and upload. Had a job standing up straight yesterday, never thought of keeping them for bait! I tend to put most things back, personal choice.
After dragging a line of pots around in circles trying to trip my anchor i eventually managed to pop it free after 45 minutes trying everything. Trying to haul best part of two tonnes of boat against the tide was impossible on my own. Frustrating as the marker was a 5 litre, not five gallon, clear plastic can which was covered in green slime, well disguised. There should be a standard size and colour for markers. Will look to sign the petition after yesterdays exploits.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Redduke Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 April 2017 at 6:15pm
Just signed petition. Looking to do a lot more night fishing this year but will be wary with all the pot markers i saw on my way from gosport down to culver yesterday. Im lucky i have an outboard. Must be a nightmare for others. I certainly sympathise for people in and out of langstone. Unfortunately, wrapped props are too common a problem.

Is it right that mackerel are usually not far behing the garfish?
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That's what they always say, whoever they are!!
Love eating that first mackerel...
Glad you managed to free your stuff. Such crises are most difficult when you are alone for sure.
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Have also signed petition lets hope it will do some good as they are a nightmare not properly marked.

Looking forward to the 1st mackerel can't beat them grilled when fresh from the sea. I remember catching them with my lad when he was little from the rocks in north Cornwall and going back to the cottage and eating them about an hour after being caught and with him one day when he was about 6 in Tesco looking at the ones on the fish counter and he saying out loud we wouldn't even use those ones for bait would we dad.
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Garfish is delicious. Rick Stein has a recipe for a griddled garfish salad. I haven't caught many. Only whilst float fishing for mackerel as a kid off the beach
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