Seal fishing in the Lea

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Re: Seal fishing in the Lea

Post by Catfish.017 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:34 am

Harry wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:58 am
Looks like a Mullet to me.... on a club outing to the tidal Stour in Kent at Pluck's Gutter, one of our members hooked a bream that was snatched by a Seal........ luckily his line parted as his keepnet was too small for a full grown seal and club rules definitely state "Only Recognised Species To Be Placed In Keepnets" :whistle:
In 1970 I left school and began an apprenticeship with Ford Motor Co at Swansea. The plant had opened four years earlier and many of the fore men and engineers had been 'culled' from the London area. The tool room foreman Bernard Bailey was one such and it wasn't long before we discovered a mutual love of fishing. Bernard used to get misty eyed reminiscing about the Bream fishing at Plucks Gutter relating tales of huge catches on the swing tip. I wonder, is the fishing as good now as then? Bernard didn't really describe the river to me and in my straightforward youthful minds eye the word gutter suggested a narrow deep channel though obviously being tidal I suspect it is probably quite a wide venue?

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Re: Seal fishing in the Lea

Post by Harry » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:56 am

Not overly wide... about the same width as the Lea or the Avon... plenty of Roach and Dace with some Chub not as many Bream as there used to be though... and sometimes you'd catch the occasional Flounder
Just one more cast love, and I'll be on me way home

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