<font color='#000000'>I can't seem to stop catching coalies at the moment. I am spinning with 30g silver lures or using a one up, one down paternoster with frozen sandeels or slices of mackrel on size 2 to 2/0 hooks. Plenty of fish coming out upto the five pound mark. These fish are from the Isle of Man but the same method would work. Tip put plenty of sequins and beads by the hook (usually to sequins and one bead) but use a stop knot to prevent them sliding up the snood. Hope this helps?</font>
<font color='#000000'>Hi Manx Fisher I am catching most of the coalies from Port Erin as you say a shallow venue and the odd trip to Gansey Beach and Port St. Mary. Where are you catching from?</font>
<font color='#000000'>Manx Fisher,
I know what you mean about the hours in the day. I keep trying to get up north for a session on the Cod but never manage it. I will post up some info for fishing the south soon. Maybe we could meet up. You can email direct on [email protected]
<font color='#000000'>I am finding that the coalies are coming out on bright days coupled with strong spring tides as well I remember just after christmas two of us took over 45 coalies upto 1/2lb and one bass in a spinning session. It seems to have slowed down but have had six out per session upto the 5lb mark but average 3lb+</font>
<font color='#000080'>Manx Fisher- yes I think you are right, especially at this time of the year when fishing is at a low ebb (as it were) - time to collate the knowlegde gained from the previous year ready for summer
But back on thread.. I would say Coalies aren't too fussy for the bait type,and as for rig - the ledger is as good as any I find, close in to the egde (e.g. PSM). Sticking with the shallow water theme appears to be the key, although I'm not sure how well they cope with the surf flattiebasher, maybe someone can chip in here?
<font color='#000000'>it wld appear this web thing isnt that big after all!
i am from port st mary and fish port erin fairly regular....how ever for some reason i dont seem to have as much luck as the rest of u! where am i going wrong?.....ive fished psm break water,port erin pier(the small one),castletown pier(behind police station)..as i live way down south here i wld be gratefull for any tips i can get to actualy catch something in this area as twice a wk fishing and not even catching the sun or a cold is quite frustrateing lol.....any tips guys??? bait,rigs,location??..beach or pier not too fussy.</font>
<font color='#000000'>And then there were 4 !!!
Hey Garyth, welcome.
This website is probably the most informative UK site around, and is defo a favourite of mine, but i hope the owners dont mind if i give a little mention to Hondy's site ... www.manxseafishing.com - has a great forum for manx anglers.
Garyth, in a nut shell - fish PSM breakwater (the outer one): fish from half tide up to high water, drop a queenie bait straight down the side right on the point. It can get crowded, so get there early. A single hook trace (running ledger or paternoster) is all that is needed. Best thing is just to watch the other anglers and copy them.
I turn myback for 30 seconds and miss a load. I am a bit busy this week so will have trouble keeping up. Hondy your site is looking good. Well done. Anyone been fishing in the last couple of days?</font>
<font color='#000080'>Thanks seaangler, I'm looking forward to seeing your site!
It's been hard work so far but i'm sure it will be worth it when it's finished, I promised myself to have it completed by summer.
Couldn't agree more with Manx Fisher on the queenies point, when they get dumped at the end of the breakwater scoop out the remains and hook them, you are almost guaranteed to catch.