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  1. Pier/Beach/Rock Fishing - Beginner (Isle of Man)

    Newbie Introduction Forum
    Hi, I live in the Isle of Man (If you didn't know it's a little rock in the middle of the Ocean) and I am trying to get started/ more experienced at fishing. I could possibly do with having a little more information on the type of gear I need and possibly some tips and tricks for the fish I'm...
  2. Wanted Multiplier (Bait casting)

    Wanted Items
    Looking for a multiplier reel around North Devon area? Anyone have, one cash waiting. Diana 7Ht preferred reel
  3. Penn Fathom MK1 vs. MK2

    Tackle & Equipment Discussions
    Hi all, I'm looking at buying a couple of Penn Fathom 15s. Not sure whether to go for monomagged MK1s, or the new SD15 (not casting special). Other than the braking systems, are there many differences between the two? Cheers, Brodie.
  4. I need an aerlex xs spool

    Tackle & Equipment Discussions
    I'm finding it hard to find them online. Does anyone know where I could find one either the 7000 or 8000? Does anyone have one they want to sell by any chance lol?
  5. Shimano reel advice for new rod..

    Tackle & Equipment Discussions
    A birthday present DAIWA SALTIST AGS II SEABASS EDITION needs a good 2500 reel to compliment it. Looking at the Shimano Stradic Ci4+ FB Reel - but also they have a FB HG . Any thoughts on the difference in High Gear version? The new rod is lovely BTW, works lures on the surface with ease and...
  6. Anti reverse dosnt work after reassemble

    Reel Repair and Maintenance
    Guys I'm flapping here lol Agility surf 70 Everything has been put back together or what I'd like to think has after taking it apart 3 times now, Anti reverse doses not work just spins freely both ways Please help
  7. What reel please help

    Tackle & Equipment Discussions
    (Newbie sea angler ) Evening guys recently came back from Cape Verde boa Costa. After doing alot of surf fishing I took out a agility surf 70 and found it on was very happy for £40 But when got back it ceased to hell iv stripped to gears and it's just a nightmare and dosnt feel the same. Is...
  8. Penn fathom 25n or 30?

    Tackle & Equipment Discussions
    Hi all, first post so be nice... In the market for a new downtide boat reel and I’m looking at the penn fathoms 25n and the 30. I know the 25n is designed more towards braid (which I’ve not used too much of) or the 30 with mono? I fish the Bristol Channel so with; strong tides rough bottoms and...
  9. Daiwa BG replacement handle Knob

    Tackle & Equipment Discussions
    Morning, I’ve recently bought a Daiwa BG. 3500 As much as I love the reel, the handle knob isn’t what a like or am comfortable using. Has anyone go an alternative it can be changed to? I’ve seen some big chunky ones which are not really what I’m looking for. More looking for a smaller...
  10. Multiplier L or R

    Beginners and Improvers
    I've got a question and can't seem to find an answer. Forgive me if its been asked before BUT I cant find the answer on this 4UM. Why do most people use a multiplier reel with a right hand wind? The most common FS reels users are left hand wind, so why are the same users with multipliers...
  11. plugging rod and reel

    Bass Lure Fishing Forum
    Hi folks ive seen some bass catches up my way and i want to try using plugs for them but dont know where to start...could someone give me some pointers on what and what not to buy to start me out? cheers
  12. Is a Shakespeare Mustang Spin rod and MG100 reel, good for bass lure fishing?

    Bass Lure Fishing Forum
    FIRST POST HERE - Hi folks! :) • Firstly, (intro/side notes) I've recently moved to Paignton, Devon from Scotland - about 1.5+hr drive from the sea, so I tried fisheries and rivers - but after starting Sea Fishing (floats) 10-14 years ago, while down in Cornwall (2-4 times a year for 1-3weeks a...
  13. Servicing a Penn 525 Mag 2

    Beginners and Improvers
    Hi everyone, My tripod blew over today and my reel got sand in it. I ended up having to pull the line in by hand as the reel was making a horrible grinding noise and I was worried I was going to damage it. By the time I got home the spool wouldn't spin at all. I took the end off and removed the...
  14. Budget boat fixed spool reel recommendations

    Tackle & Equipment Discussions
    Hi All, I am after recommendations for a fixed spool boat reel for general fishing with braided mainline and up to 10/12 oz leads. Don't want to spend a fortune as I need 2. Any recommendations please? Many thanks.
  15. 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...
  16. Salt water sea fishing reel and line advice

    Tackle & Equipment Discussions
    I am looking for a new reel. I have managed with my freshwater reels so far because I haven't got to hook into anything for a combination of reasons while fishing cayo guillermo. I am hoping to put a few things right and get a better weeks fishing. I need a reel that is capable of holding a good...
  17. **South Pier Lowestoft... Suffolk Sluggers fishing update...**

    East Coast Catch Reports
    Had a 3 hour bash on the pier today from 9am til 12ish, sun shining, no wind but a tad chilly in the shade. First cast, tap tap, out came the first of many -a 40cm whiting, grand total 31. Good mix of flatties largest being 32cm total of 8, then came the best, a fine and unexpected 47cm bass...
  18. Shimano Twin Power XD or Vanquish

    Tackle & Equipment Discussions
    Shimano Twin Power XD C3000 HG or Shimano Vanquish C3000 HG. Can't decide which is better overall. Which do you think is best? Are there any better alternatives? Vanquish seems lighter and smoother, but is it as durable and resistant to saltwater conditions? Main use will be lure fishing for...
  19. imax 15ft surf and penn 535 mag2

    Shore Angling
    would the two models above go well together ?
  20. Slosh 20 drag

    Reel Repair and Maintenance
    Guys bought a slosh 20 on the word that it's working fine. Came yday so had a little play and noticed straight away that when the star drag is done up, line still comes off the spool?? What's the problem guys? I've had a look at the schematics and checked everything according to that and still...