Tag: beach fishing

Hooks are one of (if not the) the most important parts of the end tackle used in sea fishing. They need to be small enough to be engulfed by the fish being sought but strong enough to land what could potentially be a huge fish. We mainly use two type of hooks in all the rigs we make – Aberdeen or wide-gape big mouth. Most of the hooks we buy online from veals.co.uk or Sakuma who have all the patterns available for almost every UK need. The most common hook…

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After seeing on the internet some stunning Bass coming out at Formby Point and a huge 9lb 12oz fish being caught at Crosby during the previous week I arranged with a few friends to meet up at the car park at the end of Lifeboat Road at 6.00am – yes, that’s 6 in the morning! It was a struggle getting up in time to meet the guys but once on the beach, looking back towards the sand dunes, the dawn greeted us in spectacular fashion. We set about pumping some…

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Continuing on with the series on sea fishing tackle this section will deal with what are termed rigs or end tackle, the business end containing the hook or hooks and different ways of attaching them and why. We make almost all of our own rigs so that we can customise them for specific venues / target species and, when you make you own end tackle you can be sure of the quality of the knots, hooks, swivels etc. For most of this section I will refer to the website of…

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Continuing on from part 1 of my description of the sea fishing tackle we use and why, this installment explains the different types of reels we use. The main reel I use is the Abu Garcia 6500C3 CT Mag Elite (pictured to the left). I have a pair of these multiplier (or baitcaster) reels set up in exactly the same way just in case the line breaks and I have to change over in a hurry. They are a great casting reel, are easy to control (for a multiplier!) and…

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This entry marks a bit of a departure from the normal. As we’re not fishing at the moment and the weather is a bit wet for walking I’ll be outlining some of the gear we use in our sea fishing. This first installment is all about the rods we use, why we bought them and what we use them for. Before buying a new rod or even going into a tackle shop ask yourself a few basic questions. What type of fish do you want to catch, where do you…

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