Fishing tips please
Well I havent been fishing for about 20 years apart from the odd boat fishing trip with the lads from work in rhyl ,north wales.
I am trying to work out what type of rod and tackle to get ,I want to do some jetty fishing with the kids and some beach casting and rock fishing.
I saw a really cheap general 8ft rod and reel in kmart but are they total crap?
Any advice would be great .
Any info on fishing in the area in general would be appreciated.
hi have been with the kids a couple of times the best i can say is pop into a local tackle shop they always have deals on and they will point you in the right direction phil
We're going away this weekend with a friend who has promised to teach our son how to fish off a jetty. He suggested we buy a rod from KMart which we did yesterday. Bought 6' rod and reel for $9.49! Apparently the local tackle shop in Myponga, where we're going, sells the rest of what we need in kit form depending on what we want to try and catch. Our friend seems to think it will be adequate for an 11 yo beginner. Besides if he doesn't take to it we haven't spent too much on it.
Hi, the 8" g/p rod is fine to start with, thats what i got - and hubby nicks it!! so it cant be bad...
he got one initially then as i caught the bug i got one too...its simple to use, cheap and does the job - ive caught a fair few fishies on mine!
Hubby has bought another rod - for beach fishing etc but uses his g/p rod regularly.
Heaps good and Gra&Jac can advise more re the fishing...
i know i have a box of smelly fish bits in my freezer - squid, sand worms, mullet and 'catfood' all works here.
I've done a little Beach and Jetty fishing here.Packed up as I always seem to attract nutters or trouble makes for some reason:confusedxmas:
So stuff I've bought a boat to keep away from em'
KMart do a lot of really cheap rod and reel combos.
Their general purpose stuff is OK - if you know what you are doing.
Can I recommend calling into your local tackle shop and chatting to them - lots of really useful advice and some good prices.
I call into "The Anglers Choice" down on Beach Road,Christies Beach.
In fact I'm becoming that much of a regular I get a coffee shoved in my hand now:winkxmas:
Great guys in there - family run and local.Speak to Scott or Mark and tell them you don't know much.Give them an idea of what you are prepared to spend.They won't rip you - and ask for the discount card as well.You can mention me they know me as Tyke - or Russell the Pom.They actively encourage new fisherman and families.
Look to do some Squidding off the jetties - great fun for the kids - POINT AWAY when unhooking or you will end up with a face full of ink!!
Keep going out and persist - when the tide is coming in can be the most productive.
Waitpinga Beach down south is supposed to be very good for Salmon - especially when it's windy :biggrinxmas:
Be persistant ,learn how the locals fish and do accept any advice given - even offrs of help.
I've recently joined Strike & Hook - a local fishing forum. They are very helpful indeed and actively encourage newcomers to the sport and forum.I've just recieved an offer to go out Snapper fishing on the other side of the gilf with a forum member.
Also SJS who post in here has started "Tight Lines" group ...........
Strike & Hook............
Last edited by Guest75; 12-12-2008 at 08:04 PM.
Reason: Wrong tackle shop mentioned.
Thanks for the advice,went to my local tackle shop today they were really helpful and friendly, going back in the morning to buy my stuff, cant wait to get fishing.
If the weather stays the same it will be just how I remember it back in the UK.
Glad to hear you are going to get "tooled up" - enjoy.
Originally Posted by Sion
In my previous post I did mention the wrong tackle shop,whichever you went to it sounds as if they looked after you:emoticon-signxmas::emoticon-signxmas:
I was in The Anglers Choice the otherday grabbing some tackle and gotta agree with you there a great bunch of guys in there.
Went night fishing on christies beach thursday night and got my rod pulled out of its stand twice but coulnt hook the bugger.
So poped back in the shop and they set me up with some Size 5 hooks for stingray.
If you ever wanna pop down the beach for a fish give me a bell, im always up for getting some hooks wet.
Originally Posted by cornish Busdriver
I'm always in there at the moment,I'm still building up gear and trying to do it slowly.
Sounds like you had fun,you can catch more Rays at night down there.
Mind that sting though - if beaching one flip em' over with your boot first and then de- hook:biggrinxmas:
If I'm out onshore fishing I'll drop you a line :biggrinxmas:
Sounds good and thanks for the info bout flipping over stingers to get hooks out, didnt know about that.
Im just messing round with a 9ft uglystick untill all my gear arrives in about 10 weeks.
I expect ill see you in the shop .