Discussion in 'Diamond Lil's' started by BillyNoMates, Jun 11, 2010.

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  1. Just bought a shed load of fishing gear 'cos Grandson No.002
    is right into it. Trouble is - it's been decades since I last did any.
    Tried "casting" and nigh on ripped my bottom lip off with the
    hook......or the line flies about two and a half feet in distance.
    The bait falls off. I lose all the weights/hooks/floats and stuff.

    Any keen anglers (Off piers or by the sea or harbours etc),
    out there that can pass on some tips that will help me to
    look a trite better than a total klutz with a fishing pole would
    be greatly appreciated.

    Supposed to be going "on the fish" this Sunday, and I don't
    want to look like a f***ing nozzer again!

    I thank you all very, very much,

    Billy No-Friends-on-FaceBook.
  2. Do you have any fields near you or a park? Reason I ask. I learnt to cast by just tying a weight to the end of the line and practising in the field behind me.

    Did this for both fixed reels and multipliers
  3. No fields to speak of round this location. Used to practice
    with a hoofing great beach caster on the beach where I
    lived long ago - could make it go for f***ing miles.

    However, being out of practice for so long has made me
    forget how to do just about anything to do with the noble
    art of fish catching.

    Cheers for the tip - will find a bit of Dartmoor where I won't
    end up tearing the eyeballs out of little ponies and the odd

  4. Is this Coarse Fishing or Fly Fishing or something else .........?

    Just asking. :oops:
  5. I think this is sea fishing, Sol. ;)
  6. Also if you use a multiplier, something I find use full is a piece of old inner tube to put over the casting thumb when placing on the spool. It prevents burning the shit out of your thumb when you've hoofed one
  7. Sea fishing most definitely. Going to get some
    practice in on Saturday. Grand-dads are
    supposed to know how to do stuff. Don't want
    to let the kid down, and look like a numpty,
    covered in line, hooks and bits of squid.

    A bit pf practice and I reckon it'll be a nice day:-
  8. Fixed spool casting is for spaz's. Multipliers much better, further distance.
  9. Oh sorry, I misread the title of this thread.

    Ooops, nothing to see here.

    Edited to add: I had to tread fucking carefully to find that pic!
  10. If your fishing off a pier or wall then the last thing you want is distance. about five to ten feet from the wall you will usualy find a bit of a trough where all the fishies tend to hang out. Also if your down in the SW then the makkies should be about around now, so buy a few feather riggs, dip it in and pullem out.
  11. Because of the coastal erosion police, you're most likely to need to cast some distance off from the harbour wall these days otherwise you'll be snagged on concrete blocks.

    I suspect from your post you've moved on from 'tiddling' within harbour walls and branching out into more choppy waters.

    Firstly, always head out after a rough night as the fish will be disturbed and swimming about more. Second, as tommo suggests, you'll need a big field to hone your casting skills. I knocked myself out doing that on more than one occasion.

    You could also get your little one melting old lead weights into new ones on the stove like me and my brother used to do. Although I suspect that's illegal these days.
  12. Taking all this advice onboard......looking forward to
    catching/killing/eating something.

    Sitrep will be posted on completion.
  13. BNM

    What are you hoping to catch?

    What kind of bait do you use?
  14. type in sunshine fishing 6 see the beauty i caught out to see 5.70 kilo pollock, im the gourmless one reeeling the begger in, complete begginers luck i dont have a clue what to do!
  15. My sea fishing days was a set routine--find what time high tide is
    and also low water ----dig your bait -lug or ragworm at low water and fish during the incoming tide .

    After high water and commence of the ebb you may aswell go home .


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