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 Post subject: South of France?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:58 pm 
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I am off to somewhere between Nice & Marseille first couple of days of March....not sure exactly where, but it is on the coast!

Anyone know what there might be to while away a few hours flinging fluff at? Salt, not fresh.

I could take a rod and kill time, or just spend all my time with the camera......working.

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 Post subject: Re: South of France?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:07 pm 
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Buggers. 28 views and not a single piece of help or advice.

Fine lot you are!

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 Post subject: Re: South of France?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:36 pm 
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AWWW don't cry mate :cry: ....I did a bit of digging around on various forums and I think you dshould be ok for Mullet and Bass amongst other things. Try this http://www.medflyfish.com/mffforum/index.php
I joined a while ago as I'm going to Kos in June. Marco seems a nice helpful chap.
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 Post subject: Re: South of France?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:40 pm 
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PS: Soldier Palmer (Col) He's fished Spain (which I know is not France but is in that general direction) a couple of times I think, so give him a shout.

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 Post subject: Re: South of France?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:43 pm 
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Thanks Fellas - I haven't looked yet Dave, but I will go and scour the link you have given me.

I fly on Sunday! need to get organised. (Next week, not this Sunday...) :)

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 Post subject: Re: South of France?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:50 pm 
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Have a nice time mate....Should be good, fish or no fish.
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 Post subject: Re: South of France?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:45 am 
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Sorry Simon I fully intended to reply to this but couldn't at the time I read it and the brain kicked in. So I forgot. :(

Some years ago I was camping just outside Port Grimaud which is near St. Tropez. Port Grimaud is known as the "Venice of France" because of all the canals through it. One day we walked into the village and I saw a couple of local lads fishing. They were using light whip rods with a fixed line and catching mullet up to about 1.5 lbs on bread. I started chatting to them, they were pretty friendly and one of them asked me if I would like to have a try. Well of course! 10 minutes later I hooked up with a four pounder! Much panic ensued, especially given the fixed line which I had never used, but after a while the fish was scooped up in a bucket. They were most impressed with my prowess. Oh yeah and I/we had quite an audience as we were right next to a footbridge!

Bottom line is the place is certainly stuffed with mullet in the summer and there may well be some about this time of year. Casting is not really necessary!

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 Post subject: Re: South of France?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:27 am 
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Thanks Andy.

sounds like I will take an old #8 (Loomis, cos my Orvis replacement isn't in stock :evil: ) and a some bass and mullet types then.

I have heard there are some Leeries about in that part...wire will be in my bag too! Although I would fully expect it to be like April here, a bit slow. The mullet should be about in the harbour though, surely!

I hope it is warmer than here atthe moment - 5" snow outside. :roll:

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