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2018/06/25 21:19:18 (permalink)
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Shore Angling

Any keen anglers on here?
 
I looking to get into shore angling as I’m wanting to escape London at the weekends & the south east coast is not that far from where I live. Are there any forums worth joining which would give me information / advice for a complete novice?
 
Thanks in advance.
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    billy2shots
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    Re: Shore Angling 2018/06/26 07:04:04 (permalink)
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    I've been a mad keen angler since I was 10 (26 years ago!). Used to predominantly fish rivers and lakes. Got seriously into carp angling and would ride/bus all over the place until I was old enough to drive. Over the last 10-15 years carp fishing has taken off massively to the point where the banks are full with guys with all the latest gear and no etiquette.
    As a result I drifted away from freshwater fishing although in truth that may have happened anyway as there was was not a great deal left for me to do (nine different 40lb carp to 49 1/2lb, Pike to just under 30lb).

    2 years ago I bought a boat with my Dad and we are giving sea fishing a good go. It's pretty exciting starting from fresh again as my sea fishing knowledge is pretty basic. I have had the odd poor trip out but 90% we boat a good few fish.

    I'm in Bournemouth and keep my boat in Poole Harbour, that's probably outside of your intended area. There's always a local forum (some you need to be a paid up member of). It's worth it because you will learn much faster than trying things alone. People will generally give you advice on locations and technique although understandably they won't give you all their secrets.

    First, look at a map and choose where you can realistically go fishing. Then google search sea fishing with that town or counties name. That should bring up any local club. Or just type in 'sea angling club (insert place)'. Sea angling is a big sport and their will be hundreds of club members.

    From the shore in that area, Rays are going to be the most prevalent decent fish you will catch. The odd smoothhound will come within range as well as smaller species. Fishing off the rocks could see wrasse and similar fish with the odd smaller pollock around. Generally sea fish are migratory so different fish will be present at different times of the year. That's half the learning curve, nothing worse than fishing for a fish that has bu66ered off to the Atlantic 2 months ago.
    This time of year summer species have started to arrive. Bream are to be found around rocky patches on the sea bed and the mackerel should be starting to arrive in numbers.

    Good time iof the year to start!
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    Rasputin
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    Re: Shore Angling 2018/06/26 08:01:50 (permalink)
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    Just remember dont kill any Bass or the EU will have your ass ;) 
     
    We have some ok shore fishing around Blackpool but needs high tides as our beaches are massive so unless you can whack it a long way your stuffed. Would love to get a small boat and head out. 
     
    Theres actually a good forum for London fly fishing and London spearfishing if you fancy having  crack at those. 
     

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    Re: Shore Angling 2018/06/26 20:08:07 (permalink)
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    Carp angler here !
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    Re: Shore Angling 2018/06/27 07:32:47 (permalink)
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    You might be lucky and if the weather is favourable you might have some joy with some Bass. My favourite tactic is very simple from the shore. A carp or feeder rod, a large float, and a mackeral head. You don't need to cast any further than 10-15m. It's a great way to fish in the summer.

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    Re: Shore Angling 2018/06/27 13:22:23 (permalink)
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    One thing I've never done is fished (is that even the right term?). Tried on a survival course once with a hook and some line but just went hungry. It's the sort of thing I wouldn't mind doing in retirement. 


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    Re: Shore Angling 2018/06/27 17:00:07 (permalink)
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    Guy I work with loves carp fishing, but he just gets his stuff set up then eats/reads/sleeps until an alarm goes off to say he has caught something.... i dont see the apeal in that

      




     
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    Re: Shore Angling 2018/06/27 17:14:01 (permalink)
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    dazzz
    Guy I work with loves carp fishing, but he just gets his stuff set up then eats/reads/sleeps until an alarm goes off to say he has caught something.... i dont see the apeal in that



    That's lake angling covered....anything to say on the OP?  😄

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    Re: Shore Angling 2018/07/07 20:40:07 (permalink)
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    Used to  like  Bass fishing off Tunstall beach near Withernsea
    hour before before low water and they generally follow tide in you need to be casting no further than into 2nd breaker out . That would be my tactic anywhere
    Not really fished much down south other than Torquay pier with feathers for Mackerel works well
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    Re: Shore Angling 2018/07/09 21:11:23 (permalink)
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    Gents, thank you each for your responses greatly appreciated. You've given me further information to go off.
     
    Regards
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