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  1. Rig Making Forum.
    Hi, I was just wondering what people use for rif winders. I find the shop bought ones end up quite expensive. I know some people use swimming noodles however they seem to be too foam like and I thought they would tear quite easily. Can anyone recommend anything? Thanks
  2. 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...
  3. Tackle & Equipment Discussions
    Hi, Has anyone tried emulating the PVA mesh bags that carp anglers use to get more scent by their bait from the shore? I invariably have some bait leftover after most trips and wondered if freeze drying or desiccating it, sticking it in a PVA mesh bag and using it as "groundbait" by the hook...
  4. THE BASS LURE FORUM
    Hi all, yes another rod recommendation question, sorry. I've been trawling the forums looking for a recommendation in a medium spin/lure rod for use from the shore. And for a budget (£100, to include reel). Now all forums posts seem to throw up the HTO Shore Game, but I see it's...
  5. Newbie Introduction Forum
    Hi and thanks for the add. I am currently a fly fisherman but am hoping to start some rock fishing very soon. Haven’t bought any sea tackle yet but would welcome any advice on first rod, reel, line, baits/lures etc.
  6. Shore Angling
    Hello, I was planing a trip to scotland to try and catch a common skate of a good size. Any advice of location of best place and time of year to go. I will look around when im there just need an idea of the best place ish to travel to with shore fishing. And any advice on the rigs to use. This...
  7. Scotland Catch Reports
    I am a bit of a newbie so learning as I go... Went to rocks near West Tarbet at Mull of Galloway late June and was snagged solid on every cast. Lost my tackle every time and I was using 20lb mainline, 50lb shock leader and rotten bottom rig. Caught one dogfish and decided to head over to East...
  8. Newbie Introduction Forum
    Hi all. Iv just bought a new beachcaster and im gunna be doing some overnight beach fishing this week. Could anyone recommend the best places to fish? Iv heard the blast is good also seaham hall beach. I have 2 rods 1 beachcaster for 100+yards also 1 rod for 30-60 yards, im taking rotten bottom...
  9. Newbie Introduction Forum
    Hi all. Iv just bought a new beachcaster and im gunna be doing some overnight beach fishing this week. Could anyone recommend the best places to fish? Iv heard the blast is good also seaham hall beach. I have 2 rods 1 beachcaster for 100+yards also 1 rod for 30-60 yards, im taking rotten bottom...
  10. Shore Angling
    Just got me new beachcaster and shelter for a bit of overnight winter cod fishing. First venue: the blast at seaham. Iv heard its a good beach up there and its close to home. Any reports, catches, tips on what bait is best or just any general info would be appreciated cheers lads.
  11. General Sea Angling Discussion
    Just like to say a public thank you to Gerrys for their outstanding customer service, ordered a pair of rods which were unfortunately delivered to wrong address (think this was down to an autofill address which I overlooked ) that was resolved, then when the rods arrived they were without...
  12. Carp and Coarse
    Having a massive winter clear out of fishing stuff over on my eBay page. Savage Gear, Rapala, Shakespeare etc. I have about 40 packs of hooks to list today and then more Carp / Pike / Perch stuff going up over the next week. Keep an eye out for a bargain, everything is starting at £1 username...
  13. South Coast & CI Catch Reports
    On our local moaners facebook site, a dog walker has complained about their dog needing expensive surgery after swallowing a baited hook picked up on the beach. I know most people on this site would never willingly leave tackle on the beach (it's expensive stuff) - but if you loose it at high...
  14. Newbie Introduction Forum
    Hi all, as my name implies I relatively new to the world of sea fishing though I did do a little years ago, with little success! I hope this is not too much to be asking but I am planning to go to the coast this weekend, Saturday evening, and would be interested to receive any advice on what I...
  15. South and West Wales Classifieds & Services
    just quick post for those who dont know yet,but theres a new tackle shop open in rhondda,Rhondda Tackle,in trebanog,on main road near traffic lights,plenty ammo frozen,fresh rag,crab and blacks when available,frozen blacks,weights tackle etc,very competitve prices on all stocked!! pop in and...
  16. HOME MADE LURES FORUM
    So watched videos about home made lures in YouTube. Channel called "The Handmade Fisherman". He has alot of useful information and also free templates and step by step guides with tool list etc. Anyway, I have started to make my own basic glide. Material - pine (NOT THE BEST ONE), I could not...
  17. Tackle & Equipment Discussions
    Hello everyone, I am looking to go fishing Thursday evening, My target is to fingers crossed catch thornback ray, i have pre tied my rigs of which are pulley rigs with a single size 3/0 Aberdeen hook. My trouble is I can not decide weather to offset the hooks using pliers or not. I understand...
  18. Tackle & Equipment Discussions
    What is a good weight Dexter wedge for spinning off shore for mackerel and bass? i would like to get some good distance as well and i would be spinning on the pier as well as the beach.
  19. Tackle & Equipment Discussions
    which one will get me more distance and is better overall.
  20. Tackle & Equipment Discussions
    Hello Has anyone got the Daiwa seahunter z 12ft-13ft rods? i really want one but cant seem to see any reviews anywhere for them.
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