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sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 12 3:09 pm    Post subject: Sea fishing lures  Reply with quote    

Please can someone advise me on the best type of lures to buy for a bit of sea fishing? I'm quite happy to be catching anything from the sea. I'll be casting from the beach/rocks and spinning.

Any help much appreciated.
Thanks.

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 12 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'd be interested to hear as well. What little success I've had has mainly come from a strip of fish rather than a lure but a good lure would be good for a spur of the moment trip.

sean
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 12 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

One of these?

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 12 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sean.

I'll ask the Mrs, see if she minds going for a swim.

earthmamma



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 12 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Asked the old man his reply, 'plugs for bass and pollock, spoons for pollock and mackeral, bass and whatever.' Hope this helps!

SmattyB



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 12 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Toby blue is my fave all-rounder, will catch gar, mackerel, pollock, bass and last summer I caught a cod from the beach on one!

Bodger



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 12 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Feathers will catch you bass, mackerel and pollock etc. You have five or six hooked feathers with a casting weight on the bottom of the string.

Northern Boy



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 12 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bodger wrote:
Feathers will catch you bass, mackerel and pollock etc. You have five or six hooked feathers with a casting weight on the bottom of the string.


This. Most things will hit feathers, especially if you tip them with a bit of rag/lugworm.

Tobys are good for bass and you can get some distance on them from shore.

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 12 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Are the simple plain white feathers best, or just as good as, the other multi-coloured/foil coated/bead enhanced/fake-prawn-attached feathers?

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 12 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Someone else has told me, Toby's as well, Smatty.

So feathers, will they be ok on a spinning rod, reeling them in?

Northern Boy



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 12 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Treacodactyl wrote:
Are the simple plain white feathers best, or just as good as, the other multi-coloured/foil coated/bead enhanced/fake-prawn-attached feathers?


Off the kayak I often start with two (different) strings of 'feathers' until I've got dinner sorted. I often find that one gets hit all the time and one hardly at all, but there's not much of a pattern (at least that I can work out). Same thing happens when I go on the two hour mackerel trips with tourist friends out of Tenby etc.

I generally don't go wrong with the ones which look like glorified foil on a hook, or with plain old feathers. Best to go fishing with a chum or two and all use different tactics til you can work out what's working on the day.

Northern Boy



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 12 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sgt.colon wrote:


So feathers, will they be ok on a spinning rod, reeling them in?


Yes, tho when chucking off the rocks I generally use the shorter strings to prevent snags.

If you're in shallowish bassy/garfish territory you can even use one of the really heavy tobys instead of a lead weight.

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 12 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks NB.

When you say two different strings do you a bit like in fly fishing where you have one on point and a dropper?

Northern Boy



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 12 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

No, not that complicated - I fish two rods off the kayak!

ralphman



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 12 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i watched the dick strawbridge programme 'something something sailors, yesterday 4pm and they had a fishing guide on the proframme fishing in shallowish water near the harbour arm in brighton, he was fishing for bass using mussels(readily available for free on rocks & groins) hope that helps
sam

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