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  Topic: Sea fishing lures
SmattyB

Replies: 23
Views: 130489
PostForum: Fishing   Posted: Tue Feb 07, 12 5:26 pm   Subject: Sea fishing lures
Toby blue is my fave all-rounder, will catch gar, mackerel, pollock, bass and last summer I caught a cod from the beach on one!
  Topic: Pike
SmattyB

Replies: 23
Views: 59268
PostForum: Fishing   Posted: Thu Jan 26, 12 7:44 am   Subject: Pike
As above, from a clean river, no problem, I have done and it tasted fine, from a canal, no, I think it would really be quite muddy tasting. Also, watch out for the pin bones, they have a kind of Y sha ...
  Topic: What to do with lobster roe?
SmattyB

Replies: 8
Views: 4223
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Dec 13, 11 11:21 am   Subject: What to do with lobster roe?
Great shame to land lobsters that are in roe, I think it is illegal (but not totally sure). If you still have the tails, it may be worth having a look to see if the tail fan has a notch in it. If it h ...
  Topic: First foraging experience and is a course worthwhile?
SmattyB

Replies: 14
Views: 6251
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Wed Jul 27, 11 6:52 am   Subject: First foraging experience and is a course worthwhile?
Hi,

I felt the same, especially about collecting mushrooms, I went on a couple of residential weekends with Field Studies Council.

http://www.field-studies-council.org/2011/courseinfo.aspx?id=3 ...
  Topic: Does hook size matter?
SmattyB

Replies: 17
Views: 51009
PostForum: Fishing   Posted: Tue Apr 19, 11 8:16 pm   Subject: Does hook size matter?
I can recommend 'seaweed and eat it' by Fiona Houston and Xa Milne, not exclusively seaweed, but quite a good chapter with some pretty good recipes too.

M.
  Topic: Does hook size matter?
SmattyB

Replies: 17
Views: 51009
PostForum: Fishing   Posted: Tue Apr 12, 11 6:44 am   Subject: Does hook size matter?
Agree with Dabinett, I've used size 12 launce feathers and caught bass up to 3lb (by accident) not ideal, but modern hooks are really good quality. 1/0 - 3/0 will cover most beach & rock fishing, ...
  Topic: Shotgun cabinets
SmattyB

Replies: 14
Views: 15450
PostForum: Shooting and Trapping for the Pot   Posted: Wed Feb 02, 11 9:00 pm   Subject: Shotgun cabinets
I don't believe you, you're nicer than that
  Topic: Snow chains for your tootsies...
SmattyB

Replies: 16
Views: 26193
PostForum: Seasonal and Frugal Shopping   Posted: Thu Nov 04, 10 8:06 am   Subject: Snow chains for your tootsies...
I bought a similar set in Norway, with small tungsten studs on a silicone rubber frame, just stretched over your boot. they were invaluable on the ice. Have to remember to take them off before you w ...
  Topic: Problems with recessed spotlights
SmattyB

Replies: 7
Views: 6765
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Oct 19, 10 8:22 am   Subject: Problems with recessed spotlights
Same happened to me earlier this year, changed the bulb and nothing changed. It was one of the transformers in the roof. I had that changed that over and everything was fine.

You do have to confi ...
  Topic: at last HEDGEHOGS in east anglia
SmattyB

Replies: 10
Views: 4429
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Thu Oct 14, 10 3:50 pm   Subject: at last HEDGEHOGS in east anglia
Nice haul,

One of my favourite eats.

Is that a solitary amethyst deceiver in the box?
  Topic: Larch Bolete
SmattyB

Replies: 0
Views: 1595
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon Sep 13, 10 2:54 pm   Subject: Larch Bolete
Hi all,

Had a really good haul yesterday with Ceps, Bays and a good number of hedgehog shrooms, wasn't expecting them yet, but as one of my favourites I wasn't complaining.

I found a good numbe ...
  Topic: Giant Puffball
SmattyB

Replies: 17
Views: 6063
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon Sep 13, 10 2:42 pm   Subject: Giant Puffball
That is a proper puffball!!
  Topic: Aberaeron 310810
SmattyB

Replies: 8
Views: 22190
PostForum: Fishing   Posted: Sun Sep 05, 10 11:00 am   Subject: Aberaeron 310810
Great report Moniar. Never understood why more people don't eat huss, one of my faves. Good size LSD just as good cooked right.
  Topic: LED Bulbs
SmattyB

Replies: 12
Views: 4129
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Sep 05, 10 10:51 am   Subject: LED Bulbs
Sorry to hear that, all sold out in Oxford now too so can't help.
  Topic: LED Bulbs
SmattyB

Replies: 12
Views: 4129
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Sep 03, 10 7:54 pm   Subject: LED Bulbs
Happy to tell you that the kitchen and dining room are both beautifully lit with no harshness, very happy with the bulbs.
 
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