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Fishing Taxi

Fishing Taxi

Ever needed help getting all that Fishing equipment to the river or lake for a weekends maggot dangling, well Paul is here to provide a much needed service for local fishermen. Whatever time in the morning you want to start fishing Paul can accommodate you, with his big London Taxi. He’ll collect you and your equipment, ferry you to the fishing lake or river and pick you up when you’re finished.

This is a blog to tell you of the service he provides and is completely separate from Southend Country Store. All you need to do is call Paul on 0794 3509 310 to arrange your trip and the cost.

 

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Groundbait or Spod Mix

DIY Fishing Bait

I have about half a builders bucket of wet mixed Groundbait or Spod mix. It’s a mixture of Fishmeal, Cereal Binder, Cooked Hemp Seed and Cooked Maize. With a small amount of Pineapple and Strawberry flavours. Basically everything in the fridge that had to go, got chucked in and mixed together!

This is going free to anyone fishing this weekend, if not it’ll go into the recycle bin.

Pop over to see me sometime today (Friday 6th) or tomorrow until 2pm

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Unwanted Xmas Pets

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Unwanted Xmas Pets

If anyone bought or was bought a small pet for xmas and has now decided it wasn’t such a good idea, please contact me. 

I would like to give a home to some small pets, they will be kept at the store as petting pets and not resold. I’m looking for a pair of rabbits, guinea pigs etc. any small pets that will enjoy being handled by children who visit the store.

Don’t worry about food and bedding I have more than enough, if they have a cage it will help as a temporary enclosure while they adjust to the new surroundings.

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Outdoor Pets

outdoor pets

All outdoor pets need special attention this time of year, this morning the temperature was -3 C outside. Please make sure the hutch is completely dry, with plenty of pine sawdust/shavings to soak up any urine, they also make it easier to keep the hutch clean. The water bottle needs to be checked first thing and filled with fresh clean water, all traces of ice removed and any food left over removed and replaced. Keep the pets bedding topped and fluffed up to keep out the cold. Place a draught excluder over the front at night, a piece of carpet or old blanket will do the job. This will also stop any snow entering through the wire netting.
If you buy your family food online, sometimes the box has a sheep’s wool insulator, this makes a great addition to your hutch, just staple it around the sides. I’ve just added some to the chickens coop. Our budgies can go inside the shed, which has a 4 watt heater for them.

So remember to check your pets every night and every morning, every day!

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Late Opening Friday

scs is open

Cancelled

Late Opening Friday, starting next Friday 6th December, I will be open until 7pm. There is free parking and a hot drink available.

For cold winter nights we have stocks of firewood bricks, hay for the pets.
Plenty of wild bird seed and small pet feed.

Unfortunately I’ve not had a single customer after 5pm, so the later opening until 7pm will now cease, unless asked for again.

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DIY Fishing Bait

DIY Fishing Bait

DIY Fishing Bait

What is DIY Fishing Bait? With so many variations of fishing bait on the market its difficult to know which ones to stock. Everyone has their own preferences on which works best and catches the most fish, be it river or lake.
We have the Carp anglers, others love fishing for Tench or Barbel. Mustn’t forget the Pike and large Perch fishermen.

So DIY Fishing Bait; I am creating an area for local anglers to come in and create either a ground bait or boilie to their own design. You will have a choice from about 8 different mixes, plus extra flavours and colourings. I also store the boiled hemp water for mixing with your baits.
A small boilie roller which rolls 18 at a time and a pot to boil them in. You can then either leave the boilies in our freezer for picking up later or take with you.

This will be trial and error, so allow for changes to be made as we iron out the wrinkles with this idea. Any questions please call or email me and I’ll answer best I can.

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Fishing

fishing bait

I’m a fair weather fisherman, preferring freshwater rather than sea fishing and a nice sunny day over a cold and windy day.
Like all people that fish I always take various hookbaits and groundbait to try and get a good days fishing. Southend Country Store is now stocking boilies for carp fishing, various ground baits and spod baits. I’ll be introducing straights, so you can order you own groundbait ‘creation’ from a selection of additives.

We will also be keeping live baits, maggots and worms. New stock arrives every Monday, so get in quick for the weekends fishing.

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Cold Spell

wood briquette

It looks like a cold spell is forecast, with November set to be a cold and wet month and this means the log fires are being lit for the first time this year. A lot of people use seasoned logs on their log burners, but did you know that the compressed sawdust briquettes actually give out more heat for less money than traditional logs and burn cleaner.

We currently have 96 packs of 12 briquettes selling at £6 a pack, when the cold spell hits these will sell very quickly, so don’t get left out in the cold and order your supply now.