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Old 20 July 2004, 07:39   #1
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Deep sea fishing in a rib

Does anyone have any experience of deep sea fishing in a rib? I am dragging mine done to Falmouth for August and hoping to further afield for bigger fish. Probably won't actually land/ boat anything - cut trace in water. Thanks
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Old 20 July 2004, 07:43   #2
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Depends what you mean, I catch mackerel and Pollack regularly in mine. I carry a rod strapped to the A frame all the time.
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Old 20 July 2004, 08:05   #3
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thinking more along lines of conger/ ling/ shark?
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Old 20 July 2004, 09:27   #4
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most of these fish are not happy chappies when hauled into a boat and one so small may not be the best place to be when they come aboard just in case they take a chunk out of you.
Congers and small sharks are probably best left to boats with more deck space to work with them
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Sharks and congers in particular are also quite capable of having a chew on your tubes! Last conger
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Conger

We caught a large conger a few years ago in our lobster pot opened the trap door to let it out over the side and it slipped into the RIB ,You should have you seen 3 grown men balancing on a single jockey seat in rough water! the conger was doing circuits of the boat round the jockey pod, in the end we flipped it over the side with a paddle . The boat stank for days after .
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Fishing from RIBs

I fish regularly from my RIB and have, indeed, caught conger, ling and shark ( tope ) amongst other species. So as to obviate the need to board larger and potentially dangerous species, I have made a heavy duty disgorger out of some broom handle and part of an old pram. I find that I can now unhook such fish from the side single handedly.
Out of interest I have set up a system for longlining from my rib. It is hard work though.

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What about catching hooks on the tubes? Would love to finish from a RIB but would be terrified of ripping things!
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Hooks in tubes

In many hours of fishing, I have only pierced a tube once. It takes quite a pull with a large hook to penetrate hypalon. Then the puncture allows only a slow escape of air - so no worries.
As for ripping things, 'codprawn', the only ripping sound will be that of your line zipping through the ocean when you hook the 'big one'. Go and give it a try.
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We caught a large conger a few years ago in our lobster pot opened the trap door to let it out over the side and it slipped into the RIB ,You should have you seen 3 grown men balancing on a single jockey seat in rough water! the conger was doing circuits of the boat round the jockey pod, in the end we flipped it over the side with a paddle . The boat stank for days after .
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