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  Topic: Any crabs yet?
Northern Boy

Replies: 2
Views: 18222
PostForum: Fishing   Posted: Sun May 10, 15 5:21 pm   Subject: Any crabs yet?
Anyone found any Brown or Velvet Swimmer crabs yet? Thinking of a trip to the rocks next weekend.
  Topic: Cod
Northern Boy

Replies: 13
Views: 33521
PostForum: Fishing   Posted: Fri Jan 16, 15 5:58 am   Subject: Cod
i know cod are not very fierce but a 22lb anything is a beast to haul in

When those tides are running in the Channel, a 2lb doggie can feel like 20lb!
  Topic: Cod
Northern Boy

Replies: 13
Views: 33521
PostForum: Fishing   Posted: Thu Jan 15, 15 4:43 pm   Subject: Cod
That's a decent cod from the Bristol Channel! I had a couple just after Christmas but they were only 3-4lb.

I have had a couple of thornies while cod fishing and agree they are really good eats - ...
  Topic: Dogfish
Northern Boy

Replies: 27
Views: 119319
PostForum: Fishing   Posted: Fri Oct 03, 14 7:50 am   Subject: Dogfish
Slightly freaky that its still wriggling hours after its dead & even when skinned gutted & filleted it is still moving.

That's good to know. I've just prepped my first one, initially I thou ...
  Topic: Numpty Q, but when are mackerel in season?
Northern Boy

Replies: 23
Views: 78889
PostForum: Fishing   Posted: Wed Aug 20, 14 7:51 pm   Subject: Numpty Q, but when are mackerel in season?
Been a terrible year for them here in SW Wales.
  Topic: Chanterelles
Northern Boy

Replies: 10
Views: 17048
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Thu Aug 07, 14 2:17 pm   Subject: Chanterelles
caeser's are nice but folk need to take care with id cos after heavy rain washing shrooms they could be livia's

Aye, that's really confident foraging!
  Topic: Need help identifying these mushrooms
Northern Boy

Replies: 8
Views: 11695
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Sun Jul 20, 14 10:47 am   Subject: Need help identifying these mushrooms
Dpack is right, steer clear and stay safe. I am no expert but that bottom one even looks like it might be a Destroying Angel about to unfurl.
  Topic: Chanterelles
Northern Boy

Replies: 10
Views: 17048
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Fri Jul 11, 14 6:46 am   Subject: Chanterelles
finally found one yesterday. just one tho!
  Topic: Chanterelles
Northern Boy

Replies: 10
Views: 17048
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Sun Jul 06, 14 7:06 pm   Subject: Chanterelles
Anyone had any more? We went for a scout around our 'early' spots this afternoon and it was dry as a bone, no signs of fungi life at all.
  Topic: Meadow Puffballs?
Northern Boy

Replies: 3
Views: 5496
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Fri Jun 06, 14 7:23 am   Subject: Meadow Puffballs?
My main question is whether they taste good enough to bother exhaustively ID'ing, picking, prepping and eating.
  Topic: Meadow Puffballs?
Northern Boy

Replies: 3
Views: 5496
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Thu Jun 05, 14 8:19 pm   Subject: Meadow Puffballs?
Some nearby pasture is heaving with (what I think are) Meadow Puffballs (basically small white puffballs that never get bigger than a golfball). I have never bothered picking them in previous years bu ...
  Topic: Numpty Q, but when are mackerel in season?
Northern Boy

Replies: 23
Views: 78889
PostForum: Fishing   Posted: Mon May 26, 14 7:22 pm   Subject: Numpty Q, but when are mackerel in season?
Well, they're here on the Gower. Some massive specimens as well - three bruisers went over 14 inches

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/NB32/P1000880_zps004141d4.jpg
  Topic: Numpty Q, but when are mackerel in season?
Northern Boy

Replies: 23
Views: 78889
PostForum: Fishing   Posted: Sun May 18, 14 8:22 am   Subject: Numpty Q, but when are mackerel in season?
Still no sign of them off the SW Wales coast
  Topic: Chanterelles
Northern Boy

Replies: 10
Views: 17048
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Thu May 15, 14 4:33 pm   Subject: Chanterelles
Wow, summer really is here.
  Topic: Spring Mushrooms
Northern Boy

Replies: 9
Views: 9399
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Thu Apr 17, 14 8:52 am   Subject: Spring Mushrooms
Mushroom envy here.

and here. I have yet to find a single morel, ever
 
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