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boisdevie1



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 10 2:12 pm    Post subject: Beach fishing advice  Reply with quote    

Next week I might get the chance to go beach fishing so I would really appreciate some advice. The beach is gently shelving sand. I plan to use a beachcaster rod and multiplier with some kind of lead/hook arrangement. Bait would be strips of mackerel as I've got some in the freezer.
How could I improve on this? My cunning plan is to catch so many fish that I'll have to buy another freezer.

zigs



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 10 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Blimey, only just seen your first request, how embarrasing that so many forum members have looked at this & not given you advice, i'd like to apologise on behalf of the forum, shame on you guys, hope my bit of waffle on your other post is of some help, if not, pm me & i'll help you through the whole set up bit.

Zig

Bebo



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 10 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ziggy searchfield wrote:
Blimey, only just seen your first request, how embarrasing that so many forum members have looked at this & not given you advice, i'd like to apologise on behalf of the forum, shame on you guys, hope my bit of waffle on your other post is of some help, if not, pm me & i'll help you through the whole set up bit.

Zig


Erm, maybe those that looked weren't qualified to advise. I always read the fishing posts just in case there is some interesting advice, but am crap at beach fishing so generally keep quiet in them.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 10 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bebo wrote:
Erm, maybe those that looked weren't qualified to advise. I always read the fishing posts just in case there is some interesting advice, but am crap at beach fishing so generally keep quiet in them.


Same here, although on recent trips I've not seen anyone catch much so I'm in good company.

Anyone know of a decent online resource with a few basic rigs on them, that would be very useful.

Bois, did you catch anything?

zigs



Joined: 02 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 10 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sorry guys, didn't mean to be rude, i'm just too used to hanging around in fishing forums I guess.

Total sea fishing magazine is good for starting up advice.

Theres some good archive stuff at http://www.anglersnet.co.uk/forums/Sea-Fishing-f4.html&s=9639bee49598e4fd9253ae54c8fe22d4

But the forum seems to have died a bit recently.

magnet



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 10 9:42 pm    Post subject: beach fishing Reply with quote    

I do a bit of beach fishing, first up dont buy anything too expensive the fish dont know what you've got on the shore. I would'nt recommend a beginer trying to cast with a multiplier,buy a fixed spool reel and a 12ft rod.You'll also need a support for your rod when you have cast ,if your beaches are rocky a tripod is best,now you can go and buy one if you want but 3 sticks about 4ft long lashed at the top will do.On the beaches round here its sandy so all I have is a piece of steel pipe that the butt of the rod fits into about 18" long with a 12"spike welded to it which is stuck into the sand.If you are casting big weights you need to attach a shock leader to your main line, the shock leader is a length of stronger line tied onto the mainline of the reel I use no more than 6oz weights so i use a 60lb breaking strain shock leader tied with a bimmini hitch to a 15 lb mainline. The shock leader needs at least 3 turns around the spool of the reel when you are about to cast the object being that the shockleader takes the strain not the weaker mainline.To the end of the shockleader tie with a grinner knot a good quality snaplink these are a bit like the clip on your dogs lead its to this you will attach your rig. Again you can buy ready tied rigs or like me make your own but to start buy some and you can always copy them yourself .A good simple rig that i use alot is the flapper it has two traces (lines with hooks) and the weight at the bottom the main body of the rig is made from the same shock leader mentioned before and the traces are made from short lengths of mainline. As for bait you need to find out what the locals use but dont be scared to try your own ideas also dont think you have to blast your bait out to the horizon you can catch fish close in.The most important thing is saftey when fishing an incoming tide be sure you dont get cut off from the land its amazing how quick the sea comes in and can fill a hollow in the beach behind you cutting you off if you are fishing rock marks watch for rogue waves that can swamp you wear a flotation suit every time,always tell someone where you are going and take a mobile phone in a ziplock bag. sorry for the rambling post but hope it helps .Tight lines Magnet

Bodger



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 10 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Very good advice there Magnet.

I'd also add that night time fishing from the beach is more often than not better than daytime. Get yourself a head torch along with an LED lantern and you're up and running. A good flask plus a wife who'll bring you fish and chips down to the slipway comes in handy too.

Nick



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 10 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

There were several calls for a numpties guide to sea fishing in the Oscars, recently. Why don't you lot pool together, and write one? Be very useful. Sean would be delighted to proof read, edit and abridge it, I'm sure.

(Hiya, Sean!)

sean
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 10 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'd be happy to.

Nick



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 10 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It wasn't a question.

Drewsephine



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 10 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
There were several calls for a numpties guide to sea fishing in the Oscars, recently. Why don't you lot pool together, and write one? Be very useful. Sean would be delighted to proof read, edit and abridge it, I'm sure.

(Hiya, Sean!)


Its already been done

magnet



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 10 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bodger wrote:
Very good advice there Magnet.

I'd also add that night time fishing from the beach is more often than not better than daytime. Get yourself a head torch along with an LED lantern and you're up and running. A good flask plus a wife who'll bring you fish and chips down to the slipway comes in handy too.
Yes nightime is more productive around an hour before high / low water and in my neck of the woods after a strong northerly and a big sea. Another shiney thing worth mentioning is a tip light , this is a small light attached to the end of the rod that enables you to see when you have a bite, a word of advice however be sure the shock leader hasn't looped around the tip light when you're about to cast cos you might snap the rod tip.Dont ask me how I know this!! Magnet

zigs



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 10 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

magnet wrote:
Bodger wrote:
Very good advice there Magnet.

I'd also add that night time fishing from the beach is more often than not better than daytime. Get yourself a head torch along with an LED lantern and you're up and running. A good flask plus a wife who'll bring you fish and chips down to the slipway comes in handy too.
Yes nightime is more productive around an hour before high / low water and in my neck of the woods after a strong northerly and a big sea. Another shiney thing worth mentioning is a tip light , this is a small light attached to the end of the rod that enables you to see when you have a bite, a word of advice however be sure the shock leader hasn't looped around the tip light when you're about to cast cos you might snap the rod tip.Dont ask me how I know this!! Magnet



How do you know that Magnet ?


Very good summary there Magnet.

floorlord



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 12 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I know this is an old post, but has anything happened towards a shore fishing guide?

Yesterday I walked out of Go Outdoors with a sea fishing kit (Matthew Hayes TF Gear Sea Fishing Kit with 12' TFGear sea rod, TFGear static reel, 4 bomb weights and 4 assorted rigs. No specs such as to line strength, how to work the reel, etc etc. Two of the rigs have 3 small(er) hooks each and two have 2 large(r) hooks each. But the guide included was for their carp fishing kit from the same range.

Nothing helpful on the TFGear web site. I don't know how to fix the lead weights or the rigs to the line, no idea whether to add anything other than bait. Don't really know why I bought the kit.

But I'm really looking forward to trying it out from a beach or rock above or below Scarborough in a couple of weeks time. So if anyone can point me to a site, book or downloadable article to get me started it would be a great help.

So far I've picked up the idea of bait elastic from this thread, a bit about where to try and cast from by reading various bits and pieces around the web and about not getting cut off when fishing at low tide.

TIA, Mike

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Jamanda
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 12 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Drewsephine wrote:


Its already been done

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