Cockles

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Slumption
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Cockles

Post by Slumption » Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:07 pm

I had a great session using cockles yesterday, 9 carp in an hour all in the 3 - 4lb bracket....small dart fished in the margins, lucky strike bent in half, proper fun.

I've never had much success with cockles on the river, has anyone else done well with them? my local river has a lot of fresh water mussels so I would expect them to work.

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Re: Cockles

Post by RBTraditional » Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:33 pm

I use then for winter chub fishing when the river is too coloured for bread and occasionally for summer tench, again on the river......
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Re: Cockles

Post by Olly » Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:34 pm

Were the cockles fresh/frozen rather than from a jar?

I ask as I use the fresh/frozen one with success but have had nothing on the 'pickled' variety - just a warning.

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Re: Cockles

Post by RBTraditional » Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:15 pm

Always fresh ones for me....
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Re: Cockles

Post by Beresford » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:07 pm

I've caught dozens and dozens of carp on cockles. Perch, crucians and tench seem to like them well enough as well.
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Re: Cockles

Post by Reedling » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:16 pm

The trouble with all this seafood as bait is that often the fish do not get a look in!

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Re: Cockles

Post by RightCharlie » Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:24 pm

Where are you getting them from? Seem to have dissapeared from supermarkets these days

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Re: Cockles

Post by JAA » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:27 pm

RightCharlie wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:24 pm
Where are you getting them from? Seem to have dissapeared from supermarkets these days
Bit seasonal, but Tesco and Morrison's usually have them in packs with the other seafood, and Waitrose usually have them 'out the back' frozen if you ask at the fish counter.
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Re: Cockles

Post by RightCharlie » Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:36 am

Thanks JAA, will have another look.
Used to buy them from Iceland but they disapeared as well as the packs of frozen sardines I used for piking!

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Re: Cockles

Post by Catfish.017 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:46 pm

Move to South Wales chaps. Loads of cockles but sadly fewer fish to go at with them!

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