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Old 29 January 2012, 17:52   #1
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First off I am not an experienced fisherman !

Have done a bit of mackerel fishing in Cornwall and had reasonable success using a cheap 10 telescopic rod and a 40 multiplier reel.

The reel is not too bad but the rod is pretty useless so I was thinking of getting a half decent rod to keep on the boat and some tackle that would allow me to try a few different types of fishing (uptiding etc..)

ANy suggestions about what would form a good basic set up to try my hand. Also any good books for a learner
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Old 29 January 2012, 18:06   #2
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we use 20-30lb rods, 6'6"-7'. Any longer than that & they get unwieldy on a small boat. Fladen do reasonable gear at sensible prices, the fish can't tell the difference
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There are a couple of travel rods on ebay one is an ugly stick the other an Abu Conlon.

Any ideas on either of these?
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Hi Chris, stick with Penn, a good reel is 330Gt I've had 2 of them for years they are a good all round reel go on Whitby angling website you will get that reel & a good rod combo deal for just over 100 ,you will catch the big ones with that setup just like I do
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Hi Chris, stick with Penn, a good reel is 330Gt I've had 2 of them for years they are a good all round reel go on Whitby angling website you will get that reel & a good rod combo deal for just over 100 ,you will catch the big ones with that setup just like I do
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telescopic rods sound like a good idea for the sib, what makes are recommended
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telescopic rods sound like a good idea for the sib, what makes are recommended
Better off with a decent 4-section spinning rod for Bass,plugging-trolling ect.If space is an issue.
Chris,get yourself a decent up-tider mate.. Abu do plenty for around 40 -60 then you'll be able to use it in the Channell for Cod fishing in the winter (Without raiding the company Lead stock!) and still use it for Wreck Bass fishing in the summer.We had some Crackers last year.Took 'Big Chris' to my favorite Beach spot and as a complete begginner, fitted him out with a Rod Fixed spool, and Toby's....12 AND A HALF POUNDER BASS!!!... just goes to show 'A Good turn never goes unpunished!!' He's Bloody Hooked now!
Got a good mate who owns a Tackle shop,he used to sponser me when I was into Tournament Casting.. so let me know what you need
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