Originally Posted by Nos4r2
Cheap rod/reel combo is about 15-20 quid. All you'll need then is a set of mackerel feathers or Hockeyes-or just a spinner. All of these you cast as far as possible and retrieve slowly.
Thanks Nos. Now my extreemly limited experience fishing used something like this:
(although not as pretty!). Am I right in thinking that that sort of reel is actually not intended for sea fishing?
Alternatively if you go into a tackle shop and tell them you just want something cheap for a child to go 'macky bashing' they'll sort you something out and explain how to use it.
OK I will try the local tackle shop - but I suspect he is set up for loch/lake and river fishing as that is whats local.
Am I more likely to get success from a pier or from the boat?
Are the fish more likely to be there at certain points of the tide?
Or is there a decent couple of pages beginners guide to fishing someone can point me to?