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 1 
 on: November 10, 2021 
Started by Wolf_Larson - Last post by whoRya
Hiya Wolf, it's been a while!  Did you ever manage to fish your way round Ireland?  I'm still getting out a wee bit, still loving it  :)

 2 
 on: November 04, 2021 
Started by Wolf_Larson - Last post by RedLeader
Wow, blast from the past. As you can see we're all being very lazy and not doing very much at all except sitting on the sofa growing big bellies.

What have you been up to?

 3 
 on: November 02, 2021 
Started by Wolf_Larson - Last post by Wolf_Larson
How is everyone ?

 4 
 on: November 02, 2021 
Started by No time for anything - Last post by Wolf_Larson
What’s happening 😎

 5 
 on: August 17, 2021 
Started by No time for anything - Last post by RedLeader
I'd love to but am away that weekend. Plus all my outdoor gear is so full of dust and cobwebs it probably weighs too much now  ;D

 6 
 on: August 02, 2021 
Started by No time for anything - Last post by No time for anything
Does anyone fancy an overnighter on the 21st August, not fussed on location just fancy getting the cobwebs off the tent and walking gear.

 7 
 on: July 19, 2021 
Started by Juh 101 - Last post by Glenn B
Give them a good boil and add plenty of salt to the water  :)

 8 
 on: July 13, 2021 
Started by Juh 101 - Last post by Dowser
Yes Mark, they should be perfectly fine to eat, but make sure you don’t collect Dog Whelks by mistake: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog_whelk

Enjoy!

 9 
 on: July 13, 2021 
Started by Juh 101 - Last post by mark malarkie
Hi there Dowser

I found your post from way back & just wondering if you know if it's ok to eat the winkles from the shore around Annalong...there's loads of them there!
thnx
Mark


winkles are the half shell 1's yea?

Winkles (Periwinkles) and are really just sea snails.  They look like this:

Normally you just boil them and pick them out of their shells with a pin.

The half shell ones you are thinking of are probably Limpets, again shown below:

You can usually kick these off the rock with your heel in a good pair of boots.  You can fry, bake or boil these suckers but they can be chewy.

These are your Mussels:

They grow in clumps and cling to rocks etc.  Usually boiled or baked.  Very tasty in a White wine and Garlic cream sauce.  Yum

And lastly, the Cockles I was telling you about

These little clams live under the sand and filter it for food therefore you have to do a bit of digging to find them but their are only hiding about 4 inches under so they are easy enough to sneak up on.

This has to be one of the best books you will ever buy on the subject:


 10 
 on: July 04, 2021 
Started by Rugged Track - Last post by ScotsRambler
Enjoyed the video. I have yet to get down to the Mournes and hike. Be a wee while yet due to life etc... Im up in Coleraine. Keep safe..

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