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Fishing - Anybody doing any ?

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by 4T5, May 10, 2013.

  1. NickK

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 13, 2003

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    Boat McBoatface :) looking forward to getting out and trying this. Small and light setup for pollack and cod wrecking :)
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  2. Morve

    Gangster

    Joined: May 28, 2017

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    Determined to get out a lot this year, gotta get that double figure bass! :)
     
  3. David Flett

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 14, 2017

    Posts: 1,146

    Location: Aberdeenshire

    I've been buying some fly fishing gear over the last month or so, looking forward to giving it a try
     
  4. cainer

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jan 9, 2010

    Posts: 12,514

    i got given some lures on the OcUK Secret Santa so il be looking forward to getting out in the spring/summer and flick them about in the surf :)
     
  5. Morve

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    I bought a load from ali express a lot of copies and they are excellent, i have the originals and the copies, the copies fish just as good.
     
  6. NickK

    Capodecina

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    I have some plastics but need to gets some additions along with some jigs. Oh and some leads that are 16oz! Probably some 5,?6 & 8oz.
     
  7. Squid Vicious

    Hitman

    Joined: Feb 15, 2015

    Posts: 914

    Only managed to get out once last year (and blanked) so will try and get out on some more boat trips this year.

    Also want to give fly fishing a go - just need to find some spots in surrey, sussex or kent where I can get some tuition.
     
  8. father-ted

    Gangster

    Joined: Aug 25, 2008

    Posts: 420

    Location: York, UK

    I had a 8 hour session out of Whitby in November, weather was kind to us.
    I had 16 fish in total, mainly cod, couple of wrasse and a Ling......all filleted in my freeezer.

    Going again with work at the end of April for a bit of wreck fishing further out; looking forward to it.

    I am usually a coarse fisherman, but enjoy all types of fishing tbf.
     
  9. NickK

    Capodecina

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    New Brigsy out :)

     
  10. father-ted

    Gangster

    Joined: Aug 25, 2008

    Posts: 420

    Location: York, UK

    Just bought a decent condition used Daiwa SLOSH20 reel for £50, not realising the winder is on the RHS......I am a leftie.
    Schoolboy error, great little reel so I can live with it if I have to.
     
  11. Morve

    Gangster

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    Awesome reels, love mine ,i have 2 never had any trouble with them, bullet proof :D
     
  12. NickK

    Capodecina

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    Yup they don’t like producing smaller leftie reels because they loose their jigging reel sales!
     
  13. father-ted

    Gangster

    Joined: Aug 25, 2008

    Posts: 420

    Location: York, UK

    Thinking of buying a Penn Warfare, any feedback on them?
    Only want to spend around £50 on a reel tbh, as I am new to sea fishing and will only go probably 3 times per year.
     
  14. NickK

    Capodecina

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    I assume for boat trips? It would work - I've destroyed a similar Fladen reel with Conger hence the heavier reel.

    A Shimano Charter or TLD would last years.. although a little more. Tried & tested. Slosh is also another, and the Penns too to be honest. Secondhand may give you a good bargain.
     
  15. father-ted

    Gangster

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    Location: York, UK

    Yeah I have just got into boat trips out of Whitby - only an hours drive from where I live.
    I have bought the Warfare.
    I used the boats tackle the odd time I went last year, was ok but all the reels were RHS that did my head in.

    Booked another trip out in April, looking forward to it.....I just need to buy the rest of the tackle now.
     
  16. NickK

    Capodecina

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    Kenzaki are a good rod - which rating depends on the amount of lead/fish you get up there.
     
  17. father-ted

    Gangster

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    Location: York, UK

    Already bought a Daiwa Seahunter Z - seems a great little boat rod for the price....not used it yet though
     
  18. Squid Vicious

    Hitman

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    Love my 12lb kenzaki, probably more than capable for most general boat fishing.

    Seen a great trip video of someone pulling up 160lb skate with one :eek:
     
  19. NickK

    Capodecina

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    Funny you mention skate..

    Come to the conclusion my Ug Stik 20lb boat road is a USA made rod and is therefore 20lb USA rated.. which explains why it can lift a 5Kg dumbell at 90deg and not break. Compared to a 15lb line rating thickness or a 50lb rod that can't lift 4kg. Handles tope nicely without batting an eye. The only other reference I've found is this 177lb skate pick (although I think the link doesn't work now) on the same 20lb rod!

    Originally the Purefishing article was here: http://www.eu.purefishing.com/blogs...hakespeare-ugly-stick-helps-land-a-big-skate/ although it seems only internet caching now has it.
     
  20. NickK

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    Pay review came this week in after a hellish year; add to that it was on offer for £116.. (~£150-180 originally) bought a rod that I wanted for years - Diawa Saltist Braid Special 12/20lb.
    It will have a similar build to my little jigging rod - braid only and slim, but will bend well for braid unlike the ug stick.