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Hi all!
I really am interested in getting into sea fishing.With summer coming up , I will have plenty of time to do so.The only fishing that i've ever done is coarse fishing, but I've never caught a thing. Unless you class , dangling a crab line in some rock pools and catching somthing as a form of sea fishing thats all the experince I have had! :p
I'm planning on selling up most of my coarse gear to invest in some sea fishing gear.
I feel to begin sea fishing I should get a beach caster or somthing but I'm uncertain.
Please could someone recommend what kit I am going to need and what price range i'm going to be looking at.
Also if anyone knows of any boat fishing trips near Cardiff (preferablly penarth or barry)which include gear rental to get me going that too would also help.
Many thanks,
Matt Seymour
 

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Welcome to site, Matt.

I do coarse and sea fishing. Don't sell your coarse gear, you can still use it. I use my carp gear for spinning and float fishing and occasionally catching flatties close in. Once you've been a few times you will start to get an idea of what you will need and where you are going to fish regularly and then buy what you need as you need it.

Have a look around the site. There is more information than you can shake a mucky stick at, and the guys on here are an extremely helpful bunch.

There is a boat fishing section if you have any questions on charters out of Penarth.
 

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welcome mate.

as rob says don't sell all your gear just yet, i use a 12ft carp rod for spinning ,plugging and float fishing, i find it better than the so-called specialist rods. as for beachcasters go along to one of your local tackle shops and try out what they've got, most are very accomodating if they see you are there to buy. rods, i'm sure you know are a personal choice of where you want to fish, with what reel and how much you want to spend. my rod (penn powerstick-13ft) cost £75 and does everything i want/need it to do.i now use a multiplier but these do take a little practice to get used to. i personally found fixed spool limited distance. my first beach combo was a shakespere 12ft rod and reel combo which quickly showed up its limitations when fishing different types of marks ( not stong enough for snaggy ground and a bit floppy off a beach into the wind when i needed a bit more distance) i spent money i didn't need to, on this type of gear when i could have spent it much more wisely. the bottom line is spend what you can afford on what you can cast with in a variety of situations, what other people use or recommend may not be for you. the rigs/weights/hooks/line will again be determined what you want to catch and where from. generally 15lb on a beachcasting reel will be fine, weights from 3-5ozs with and without gripwires. rigs :- buy one of eacxch and just copy them or get something like sea angler mag and copy from there,shop bought can start to get very expensive.
expect to pay 30-50quid for a cheap starter kit, between £75 and a £150 for decent mid range.anymore depends on wallet size and a love of expensive labels.
ask about boat charters in boat section, i like dry land.
most of all, enjoy it.

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Hi Matt and welcome. Do you have any friends that go Sea Fishing if so try and go with them and use some of their gear to see what it feels like. There are some Keardivians on this site who might be able to accommodate you or if you ever near Turkland I'll be happy to have you tag along. There is masses of info on this site and I'm sure a couple of hours reading will be very productive
 

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Thanks all for the replys
paid4tackledealersroller said:
Hi Matt and welcome. Do you have any friends that go Sea Fishing if so try and go with them and use some of their gear to see what it feels like. There are some Keardivians on this site who might be able to accommodate you or if you ever near Turkland I'll be happy to have you tag along. There is masses of info on this site and I'm sure a couple of hours reading will be very productive
Yes I do have a friend who has been sea fishing but not around cardiff, I've been coarse fishing with him before too, We planning on a few trips over the summer.
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Sorry just read your post properly if you ( and your m8) want to get your lkines wet in west Wales give me a shout
 
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