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I've only just started fishing. I live on the rock of Gibraltar which is perfect for fishing as theres sea all round. The only problem is there are tons of small rocks around the shoreline in the sea and whenever i'm fishing i always have a habit of geting my line/weight caught on the rocks. Could someone please tell me a way of avoiding this, Maybe using an alternative to weights? :confused:
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Hi Prawnware,

Welcome to the Forum.

May I suggest that you try float fishing.

Cheers

Drew
 

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If you have a lot of shallow rocks to get to the fish - then if is quite tough to keep your line clear.

Get a rod rest that helps keep your rod tip high.
Do not allow a lot of slack line (tension up against the weight)
Fish from piers and breakwaters (this will help)
Float fish (as Drew has said)
Spin with shallow water lures (floating Rapalas, Yo-zuris etc)
Use abrasion resistant line
Read the posts on this site on rotten bottom rigs
Use fine wire hooks (like the Aberdeen pattern)


But above all - let us know how you get on, and what fish you catch - we don't have a lot of overseas angling tips - pleeeaaassse
 

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There are also little plastic gadgets that you connect to the top of your lead/sinker called "lead lifts" available. When you reel in these keep your lead above the rocks and weed etc. I saw a guy using them one time and he reckoned they worked a treat. I think Breakaway Tackle make them. Hope this helps.
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