I don’t know if any of you out there are magpies like me, I suspect there may be a few, but when the UK economy is still flip-flopping like a flounder stranded on the beach then there are ways you can still save on angling.
We all know that actually fishing with a shoe string won’t catch you much whereas fishing on a shoestring can land you a heap of tackle.
My advice is get down to your local tackle shop at low tide, find a sea mark that you know is regularly fished, take a bucket, a pair of wellies, a pair of scissors, put your best hunting eyes in and get searching. The following pictures show just a fraction of what can be collected if you put a few hours in.
Remember, some of the weights may look a bit shabby but after all, they are just hunks of lead that will inevitably end up back where you found them, that is, on the sea bed. It didn’t cost you anything to find them so you will be less upset (and not out of pocket) when Davy Jones reclaims them. If the lead to line link is missing, simply drill a hole in the top of the soft metal and use line to make your link. Simple.