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We booked a last minute holiday, 4 days in Kilberry(Tabert Loch Fyne) an then a week near Cambeltown (Kintyre). (wife 2 boys 6 & 2 hope to take 6 yearold fishiing)

It is yonks since I've been fishing, used to do a bit of course and fly and have dabbled off the rocks for a wrasse on a cheapy 6 ft rod.

I've always fancied having a go from the beach, so I went to the tackle shop and a really nice guy did me a deal on a beachcaster kit (rod reel line some hooks) that he had had for ages, I also bought some weights a spinner and a mustad shrimp rig.

Advice please,

I'm basically going to ledger off the beach with some ragworms.

I'll take a spade so if anyone can give me tips on catching worms that would be a starter.


I get the impression the shrimp rig
http://www.mustad.no/products/other/rigs/t18_rig.php
is more for boat fishing so would anyone recommend using it at all?

Any good techniques? tips general help would be very much appreciated.

I have a book that has some sea fishing techniques in, Its about 30 years old though.
I don't know what I'm likely to catch so any ideas there would be helpful

AND FINALLY
MOST Importantly
I'm going in the morning so will check the site out before I go I won't have access to the net up there

In anticipation - Thank you for your kind and prompt help

Pete :eek:
 

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http://www.worldseafishing.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=220&Itemid=62
http://www.worldseafishing.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=234&Itemid=62
http://www.worldseafishing.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=233&Itemid=62

Have a read of the above and maybe you can print them off and take them with you. There is tons of great links in the main site.

I do not have an info on where you are fishing, but you may be ok with using mackeral as bait - you will probably have spurdogs, thornback rays and lesser spotted dogfish in the area, as well as pollock and mackeral possibly.

Your shrimp rig will catch mackeral if they are about. You can use the mackeral as bait too. The spinner you bought will probably catch pollock. Tasty if eaten fresh. Just fish from some rocks or a pier with the shrimp rig or the spinner - constant retrieve or sink and draw - and try different depths (if you are in deep water). If you are in snaggy rocky areas, don't expect to keep your lure or shrimp rig for long (so try and get some when you arrive at your destination.)

Don't take a spade - take a garden fork instead - a spade will just slice through the worms.

Rays and doggies can be found from the cleaner bottoms such as beaches.

Good luck. you will probably get more posts before the night is out. Ask some locals if you find some what the best tactics are - this may prevent you from blanking and losing heart.

The tackle shop probably gave you the right weights for the rod, but if you are giving it welly and only casting a short distance - then try getting some heavier weights. If it is a beach caster, then 4 - 6 ounzes is the norm. Too little weight is a common problem.

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Brilliant !!!

Thank You for your help

I'll post my catches (confident or what) right here

Pete

PS I presume you can eat thorn backs,, dogfish etc?
 

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Only the thornback wings can be eaten - taste like **** though
The dogfish can be eaten, but again are not terrific, also difficult to prepare.

Mackeral - luv em meself - very tasty
Pollock - Light delicate flavour - I was told only to eat them fresh though - not a problem if you are on holiday.

You may get gurnard, strange looking but tasy enough.
 

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Please don't mention eating thornies some people get very, and I mean very touchy about it (although I find them very tasty but don't tell anyone I said so)
Try this thread about doggies-http://www.worldseafishing.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2716
Mackeral very good eating but try and barbeque them outside they don't half stink up the house.
Got no opinion about Pollock never eaten one.







Or caught one :)
 

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OK

I'l return any thornies to whence they came.

Thanks for the info, helps keep people on the right side if you don't offend them, and I wouldn't want to do that by eating thornies

Thank you again

I have to say this is an excellent site!!!! :p
 
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