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Old 09 February 2014, 02:59   #1
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Good Afternoon Septicsac . I see your leaning towards the Ribcraft 4.8 . My previous rib was a Humber 6 m and for launching and retrieving reason I down sized to the Ribcraft 4.8 Last summer we holidayed in West Cork and on several days ber,myself and the two kids aged 7 and 13 went out to the Fastnet Rock whale watching And fishing .I have the Honda 50 four stroke on the back which I think is the perfect marriage for both power and fuel consumption . Im living in Cork if your down this direction touch base and you can have a look . I have it set up for fishing so it will give you a few ideas or drop me your email address and I can send you a few photos. Best of Luck
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I am planning to do a bit of fishing from my ribcraft 4.8!. I have as much fishing experience as boating . All I have caught is mackerel by dangling shiny things in the sea !
Ant tips on getting set up gratefully received . The boat has an A frame
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Old 09 February 2014, 03:34   #2
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Good morning Stevedonna .I recently purchased some chrome rocket launcher rod holders x4 and fixed 3 of them to the the grab handle on the back of the passenger jockey seat and fixed the 4th to the chrome surround on the wind shield in front . I also bought the latest Garmin Echo hds fish finder 5 inch screen
Which is a fabulous bit of kit . I find the 4th rod holder position very helpful as a lot my fishing is done on sight on the spur of the moment .I dont have to get up take of the kill cord and get the rod from the back of the boat .The reason for 3 rod holder at the back is I tend to bring 2 rods and a net so everything has its place and is securely seated for the journey to and from. I also converted the inside of the second jockey seat to a tackle box so I have nothing on the floor rolling around .

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Good morning Stevedonna .I recently purchased some chrome rocket launcher rod holders x4 and fixed 3 of them to the the grab handle on the back of the passenger jockey seat and fixed the 4th to the chrome surround on the wind shield in front . I also bought the latest Garmin Echo hds fish finder 5 inch screen Which is a fabulous bit of kit . I find the 4th rod holder position very helpful as a lot my fishing is done on sight on the spur of the moment .I dont have to get up take of the kill cord and get the rod from the back of the boat .The reason for 3 rod holder at the back is I tend to bring 2 rods and a net so everything has its place and is securely seated for the journey to and from. I also converted the inside of the second jockey seat to a tackle box so I have nothing on the floor rolling around . Regards Colin
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Thanks for info . Did you buy the rod holders on line ? Any photos of them fitted ? I love the idea of tackle being under rear seat but not sure I can I have a fuel tank under each seat . I am and intend to stay paranoid about the kill cord so I like the idea of having one on the front . I don't have a windscreen so might struggle
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Sorry sent last reply before I saw photos nice looking boat

Where would you recommend fitting mine on the A frame ?
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If it was me I would fit them to the back grab hold on the second jockey seat . If they happen to fall from there well there's no slpash. I have seen guys missing the rod holders on the A-frame
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If it was me I would fit them to the back grab hold on the second jockey seat . If they happen to fall from there well there's no slpash. I have seen guys missing the rod holders on the A-frame
Cheers I thought there must be reason . Makes sense . Where did you get your rod holders from there seems to be millions of them ?
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Ey up
I am planning to do a bit of fishing from my ribcraft 4.8!. I have as much fishing experience as boating . All I have caught is mackerel by dangling shiny things in the sea !
Ant tips on getting set up gratefully received . The boat has an A frame
If you're going to the west coast then you could catch a variety of fish, red gurnard, pollock, saithe or coley, haddock on occasion, skate, etc.

Baits all important. Either go down to beach at low tide and where you see the sand casts on the beach - and dig for rag worm. I don't particularly like to handle them (reminds me of the film Dune) but the fish love them!

Alternatively you can buy peeler crab and squid from a local fish tackle shop. All baits need to be kept fresh, so keep them in a cool box and covered with newspaper. If you're going after pollock, then they'll take lures, so a jelly lure or spinner will work too.

Hook wise, then anything that's chemically sharpened with a barb will do, size 3/0 or 4/0. Do a search for setting up tackle, line, and weights.
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If you're going to the west coast then you could catch a variety of fish, red gurnard, pollock, saithe or coley, haddock on occasion, skate, etc. Baits all important. Either go down to beach at low tide and where you see the sand casts on the beach - and dig for rag worm. I don't particularly like to handle them (reminds me of the film Dune) but the fish love them! Alternatively you can buy peeler crab and squid from a local fish tackle shop. All baits need to be kept fresh, so keep them in a cool box and covered with newspaper. If you're going after pollock, then they'll take lures, so a jelly lure or spinner will work too. Hook wise, then anything that's chemically sharpened with a barb will do, size 3/0 or 4/0. Do a search for setting up tackle, line, and weights.
Just been out spending money on waterproof trousers !! Really only interested in catching to eat so pollock , haddock sounds good . In past holidays up there we have caught mackerel and picked muscles and ate them on our own beech with a glass of wine or a beer , happy days , happy memories .

Thanks for advice I think I will order a couple of rod holders and then perhaps have a couple of goes to see how they work . We will be on jura and mull this year . When we last went to jura I bought some lobster off Ronald. McDonald !! Don't think they were winding the English tourist up !!

There was also a decent fish tackle come veg spa shop in craighouse so might be able to get some gear there.

I have been given a rod and tackle box with a lot of stuff in it but. It looks like it was for sea fishing but it might be gear more suitable for fishing off a beech .
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