Thu May 20, 2004 7:45 am


Newcastle S of Dublin!

How much DID you have to drink last night??


casting about

Thu May 20, 2004 7:47 pm

One can, and then I am the wifes.

hahahahahahahaha .

Right!!!!!!!! How about a mid summer's casting "leason" fishing day

5 - 12 - 19 - 26 of June, that's the four Saturdays there chaps.

OK all, drink up and put finger to keybrds and have our say.

Oh, (I), should we bring some christmas lites while we're at it.


me crabs are all keeping fine this weather.

just wish they would peel / moult.

Thu May 20, 2004 11:56 pm

having the same problem with a few of my own- won't moult. going to try submerging them in water and leaving them in the sunny side of the garden. a heater from a pet shop for aquariums could be useful- u could set it to the temperature at which the crabs are most likely to moult. have a think about a venue for the casting lads, eveyone say where they think is best and we can all decide on somewhere (i hope!).

casting and crabing

Fri May 21, 2004 12:22 am

A pet shop owner here, give me a wee tip "also cost a few pound" put crabs in tank of water "he makes his own sea water" and pump in fine air bubbles via a pump and wooden air stone, add one tea spoonfull of [this] to five gallon of water. No idea what [this] is. and wait for crabs to moult in about a week.

We will see.

Had a very bad idea when I was watching the NW2004 on the box, when we get to casting / days fishing, we could also invite HIMSELF our web master, who may want to take pics for our new mag.

Come on now, we all know we have mugs only for radio


there ain't much hope 4me

Fri May 21, 2004 7:09 am

I've got a digital camera. I was even thinking of filming my cast to analyze later.



Fri May 21, 2004 6:58 pm


Analyze, Ian did you spell that correct?

Analyze,,,,,,,,,, er, the Q would B. how drunk are you hoping to get to analye your fishing later.

Unlesss!!!!! and this could be very inportant::::

Your are going to analyze the casting skills off, of, of, who is going to do a wee demo again, I've forgoten.

What about a date, place etc BBQ


come on guys, be a brave heart here[/quote]

Sat May 22, 2004 6:56 am

Dave, ... ne=analyze

Stay off the drugs! Remember - you can "Just Say No"!! :lol:

I saw a couple of casting clips on the net, but they didn't help me much! Thought that if I filmed myself, I might see where I was going wrong.

Sat May 22, 2004 11:52 am

this might be of some use lads- do a search for 'Jersey Tournament Casting and Long Range Fishing'. i found it helpful myself when i was trying to get started on the road to good distances. i remember only being a little confused and not completely lost! it's good for little tips that really can make a difference.

casting or fishing that is the Q

Sun May 30, 2004 12:20 pm

Hello all

where are we going fishing with a casting leason chucked in for free.

which side of the island????? should we go to mayo just to paster himself "our web master that is" or should we skip that one.

come on days are soon to start getting shorter and I ain't getting any younger



Sun May 30, 2004 1:17 pm

hows it going i hear that paul mason x irish casting champion wil be giving free casting lessons this summer for south shore s.a.c. members, he lives northside maybe if you contact him you can get his number from south side angling he is the secetary of south shore.

Sun May 30, 2004 8:36 pm

Sam . Do you know are there any casting clubs on the east coast or organised competitions such as the ones in England .


Sun May 30, 2004 10:54 pm

not any more, imasa. used to have a casting club but that fell by the wayside along with imasa in the late 90s. there was a lack of intrest and a lot of hard work running casting heats. most of the lads who were involved turned there skills to match angling or just retired. however they give casting lessons now and again.

Mon May 31, 2004 6:24 pm

Thanks for the reply Sam .

Casting coach

Mon May 31, 2004 7:09 pm

I know a guy from Kerry he is a professional instructor his name is Steve Gillet he put me on the right track with my casting distance and I had back surgery a few years ago.
If you want his contact no e-mail me

Tue Jun 01, 2004 9:12 am

I got his number from Neilus and I went down to steve on Sunday and found he set me on the right track. He gave me the basics of the OTG and got me casting with the reel down low. He's also full fishing stories and very reasonable. I need alot of practice but once I master the OTG I'll be back down to start on the pendulum.

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Fri Jun 11, 2004 2:18 pm

i am free on Sun. will not be here next weekend, but free again the following if anyone is up for it. cheers.

Fri Jun 11, 2004 2:21 pm

pick a venue lads, i reckon N. Beach Greystones is as good as anywhere. only problem is it can be rocky/ kelpy at times. anyone know of a spot on this beach where the ground is clean?