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  1. Anyone know of any Beach fishing lessons in essex

    General Sea Angling Discussion
    Hiya I'm very new to sea fishing been 4 times now (yet to catch lol) and on the last 2 seasons my 8 year daughter has come alone and loved it, so I'm wondering if anyone knows of any lessons near Southend/shoebury in essex. As although I've watched a lot of YouTube videos and read a lot online I...
  2. Newbie Looking for West of Scotland Starting Points

    Beginners and Improvers
    Hi there, I’m fairly new to sea fishing (been on a couple of boat trips per year out of Eyemouth for the last couple of years) but i’d really like to try some shore fishing for pollock or mackerel. I’m based in Glasgow so looking for some places within 1-1.5 hours drive where I could spin or use...
  3. Blank city

    Beginners and Improvers
    Hello guys, So i'm pretty new to fishing and I would just like a helping hand with where i'm currently going wrong, and how to get to a point where i'm actually half alright and don't need to keep asking for advice! I currently have a 10' spinning rod and a little 6.5' cheap spinner that I got...
  4. Help an absolute beginner...

    Newbie Introduction Forum
    Hi everyone, my wife walked out on me with my two kids after 15 years of marriage...:cry: so I now have a lot of spare time on my lonely hands and fancied having a go at sea fishing. All the divorce advice suggests trying a new sport to fill the empty hours, so I may make a fool of myself...
  5. West coast Scotland Beginner looking for some help

    General Sea Angling Discussion
    Hello I'm new to fishing and have no experience but have done some research and been to the tackle shop in Johnstone for some gear to get started. They were really helpful and set me up with some gear for going to the coast to fish at the beach and piers. I have a 10ft 10" rod I bought off...
  6. Newbie - advice needed please

    Boat Owning, Equipment and Maintenance
    Good morning all. My husband and I are looking to buy a boat to take sea fishing off the coast of south Devon. While we’re both novices, he’s booked to do his coastal power boating course soon. We have a maximum budget of £1600 for a boat with an outboard engine. Is that a feasible amount for...
  7. Belfast noob

    Newbie Introduction Forum
    Hey everyone, I just got off for summer and want to try fishing- I’ve done it a few times but never by myself. I’m from Belfast so was hoping to go along the harbour/ Kinagar area (somewhere I can go on my bike). Would anyone be able to tell me what sort of bait to bring and what sort of fish...
  8. Osmington Mill's trip - Dorset

    Shore Angling
    Hi all I have been a Carp/Course fisherman for many years. I have been on a Mackerel fishing trip once as a boy but apart from that no sea fishing experience. I am visiting Osmington Mills Camping site next weekend, i went as a young lad and remember a rocky beach there and thought it would be...
  9. Advice for beginners - Rottingdean and East of B'ton Marina

    South Coast & CI Catch Reports
    Hi, I'm just learning about UK fishing, self-taught, happily at the level of pulling in mackerel and the odd bass over the Summer. Had a bit of luck with squid too (in the winter), but basically, I'm a real beginner and don't know what I'm doing. I live in Hove. Winter fishing seems to be...
  10. Northern Ireland beginner spots

    Northern Ireland & Rep of Ireland Catch Reports
    Hi guys I’m Completely new to Sea fishing and I’m looking for a few good spots that arnt busy in Northern Ireland, on the East Coast preferably. Somewhere for a beginner to get Started without being surrounded by the Pros :happy: The more secluded the better! I have fished before when I was...
  11. Looking to start saltwater fly fishing

    Saltwater Fly Fishing Forum
    Hi guys, apologies if this is in the wrong place or been asked a million times but I'm looking to get into fly fishing, primarily saltwater (mullet, bass, garfish ect.) but also some fresh (Trout), preferably with a cheaper setup but I'm really not sure where to start. I've spun for bass for a...
  12. Knott End

    Boat Angling / Angling Afloat
    going to attempt my first launch of my uncles boat on Sunday weather permitting. Can anyone Tell me about the weather conditions, Ie when’s it safe to launch etc Or if anyone is launching on the same day? Cheers
  13. Looking for Weston tips

    Newbie Introduction Forum
    Im looking for spots around weston. as far as clevedon will do. ive got a 12 foot rod so no distance casting. any species will do as i havent even caught a fish in the sea!
  14. Strictly Come Casting

    Blog post about my first year of tournament casting. Hopefully may be of interest to some of you! Any advice on improving my casts more than welcome :)
  15. beginner lure fishing

    Bass Lure Fishing Forum
    Hi All New to this so looking for some help and guidance on a rod & reel to buy. I have been looking at the HTO Rockfish Rod (Medium Light - 7ft 10in). Either the shimano sahara 3000 or a Daiwa Ninja 2500 reel. Any help on braid and leader would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  16. Advice? Cayo coco.

    Beginners and Improvers
    I've just joined this forum and have very little experience with sea fishing, very experienced with cayo and catfish, used to work in Spain as a tour guide. Just got married and going on honeymoon to cayo coco, Cuba on June 21st for 14 nights and want to do some fishing. I've just bought a 2.7m...
  17. A bad days fishing's better than a good days work.

    Newbie Introduction Forum
    Hello all, i'm quite new to fishing, mainly go off the shore, at the moment i've got two trusty rods, a Diawa Dsurf 1207 with a Diawa BF 5500G-3 reel and a Fisheagle Saracen beachcaster with a Tonixpro Envoy FS reel. Home for me is Essex but i'm a student in liverpool so i'm lucky to have two...
  18. Multi or fixed spool

    Tackle & Equipment Discussions
    I'm going to order the Imax 15ft surf twin tip rod and I also wish to get a feel with it but I'm stuck between the tronixpro envoy mag and the Shimano beast master xsa , both look like good reels but I cannot make up my mind ! what reel should I chose ?
  19. New rod needed !!!

    Beginners and Improvers
    I need a new rod badly and would like to get a good quality rod for under £100. I fish over clean ground for flatfish but every now and again I go rock fishing . I'm looking into getting the tf gear banshee twin tip or the Shakespeare agility 15ft surf 2-4oz . Does anyone know anything about...
  20. Fishing marks around Burnham-on-Crouch, Steeple Bay, Saint Lawrence Bay

    Beginners and Improvers
    Hi all, Could anyone please recommend any good beginners marks in the Burnham-on-Crouch, Steeple Bay, Saint Lawrence Bay areas? Or any other places around those areas that would be worth trying. Any advice greatly appreciated. Thank you. Paul.