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up at caravan for a few days and although the sea had picked up and was coloured thought id try pluggin anyway(got nowt).fished one afternoon off a local beach (northumberland) a couple of hours upto high water,a boat turns up(like a big rowing boat with canvas bit at the front)2 blokes in boat and they start putting a net out from about 30 yards from beach going straight out to sea for about 150-200 yards then they put a bit along the top to make like a t shape,then they come back in and add a bit more net going to about 10 yards off the beach,then back out to the t part and just sat there for ages(the net looked about 3-4 ft deep).as its near a river could they be trying for salmon?.anyway after 20 mins or so the gulls start bombin right next to net the a seal turns up and starts diving next to net,i start throwing lure up side of net but think the water was to coloured.when i went back the next day to try low water there was three of these boats there with the same kind of nets out ,birds and seals there again and one boat was pulling in bits of net as he worked his way out from rocks and seemed to be getting a good few fish(to far out to see what they were).as i moved along the rocks i found the biggest bass ive seen(id guess it was over 8lb).it had a large bit ripped of its side from its gills down,could be a seal had pulled it from nets?.anyway back up there next week for 4 days so ill try again(also seen a few schoolies caught on bait)
 

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up at caravan for a few days and although the sea had picked up and was coloured thought id try pluggin anyway(got nowt).fished one afternoon off a local beach (northumberland) a couple of hours upto high water,a boat turns up(like a big rowing boat with canvas bit at the front)2 blokes in boat and they start putting a net out from about 30 yards from beach going straight out to sea for about 150-200 yards then they put a bit along the top to make like a t shape,then they come back in and add a bit more net going to about 10 yards off the beach,then back out to the t part and just sat there for ages(the net looked about 3-4 ft deep).as its near a river could they be trying for salmon?.anyway after 20 mins or so the gulls start bombin right next to net the a seal turns up and starts diving next to net,i start throwing lure up side of net but think the water was to coloured.when i went back the next day to try low water there was three of these boats there with the same kind of nets out ,birds and seals there again and one boat was pulling in bits of net as he worked his way out from rocks and seemed to be getting a good few fish(to far out to see what they were).as i moved along the rocks i found the biggest bass ive seen(id guess it was over 8lb).it had a large bit ripped of its side from its gills down,could be a seal had pulled it from nets?.anyway back up there next week for 4 days so ill try again(also seen a few schoolies caught on bait)
Good luck mate. I lost a couple of fish not far from there the other week so they are about and taking lures. Was out last night though and the wtaer was chocolate brown. Few days of offshore winds now and dying swells so hopefully will clear up in time for you next week.
 

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If it is the beach I think it is, they are Northumbrian T nets, they have been using them up there for years for the salmon. Thats my regular mark for fishing too, maybe see you up there sometime matey :)
 

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Thats a good fish you found there Peter, shame it wasn't on the end of your line. Just goes to show though that they are there.
Think I know where you mean as seen the boats T-netting before of a large beach up Northumberland. They also do it off the big beach at S/Shields. Salmon they're after but odds on that a few Bass are going to get netted up aswell.
 
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