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Originally posted by Ahab Ahab wrote:

get yaself an admiralty chart which shows you what the bottom is made up of s for sand m for mud sh shells rocks for rocky kelp for kelp and so on works for me in fact I got an app www.flytomap.com

I still have loads of paper charts from back in the day when that was all we had ;)  I like that flytomap, the online version is free to see. Trouble is it is still quite general, the secret to plaice fishing is to find the food holding patches what can be only a few dozen yards across.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ahab Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 March 2017 at 10:07am
exactly   if you do a rew drifts 1st you should   be able to tell with the feel of the   lead   bounceing along what the ground is as for kelp you can see that on the sounder aswell also on most sounders you   have a line   thickness   to tell how hard the ground is
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Guys, when I stated that I thought I was on gravel and sand that information came from the chart. Being an older fella I was brought up using charts compass and speed for nav. I do have GPS which I cross reference on the chart. I must admit that we got impatient as it took us over two hours to finally anchor so we fished an area that we have not tried before but seeing loads of crab pot markers assumed we were fishing somewhere interesting. I will do betterLOL
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Originally posted by rag & stick rag & stick wrote:

Guys, when I stated that I thought I was on gravel and sand that information came from the chart. Being an older fella I was brought up using charts compass and speed for nav. I do have GPS which I cross reference on the chart. I must admit that we got impatient as it took us over two hours to finally anchor so we fished an area that we have not tried before but seeing loads of crab pot markers assumed we were fishing somewhere interesting. I will do betterLOL

I'm like you. I do my research on the charts then put the co-ords into the sat-nav. 
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