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Old 14 March 2005, 14:23   #1
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Fishing in a Rib

Fishing from a Rib?, does anybody have any horror stories about fishing from a Rib i.e hooks stuck in the tubes. The thought of dangling 3-6 mackeral feathers over the side of my boat and reeling the rig back in with 3 or 4 mackeral thrashing about with some hooks still empty sounds well dodgy to me .
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Old 14 March 2005, 14:37   #2
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I fish from mine and have done for about 4 years without any problems,infact you try getting a hook to go into your tubes and you'll see what I mean.If you use a treble hook that might be a different story.Because the tubes are round there isn't a edge for a hook to catch on,just mind the rubbing strakes it would proberly catch on them.

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Old 14 March 2005, 14:54   #3
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I use mine for fishing lots, great fun and much more stable than a hard boat, just be carefull with your gaff
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Old 14 March 2005, 14:56   #4
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And a Thorn back Ray when landing it.Keep it belly down.
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I've been using my Zodiac inflatable for fishing for the past 20 yrs and never had a problem. To this day the Zodiac stays tight for days.

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Old 15 March 2005, 08:49   #6
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I've been using my Zodiac inflatable for fishing for the past 20 yrs and never had a problem. To this day the Zodiac stays tight for days.

Go for it!

Likewise for me for the last 15 yrs or so.
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no problems

...i always fish from my rib, and have never had any problems with hooks, to puncture the tube it isnt possible to just get it causgt and make a hole in the tube, you would have to hold the hook down, get a hammer and physically hammer it in! then u would get a small pin prick slow pucture in one of 5 compartments, so....haha.....no im not worried, and have never heard of a bad incident regarding hooks and ribs.
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I have done a quite a lot of fishing from my rib - cornwall and norfolk. Just beware of catching conger - they tend to squirm round and round the consol - keep you toes out of the way!
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We do a lot of fishing from our RIB and never had any problems I think you would have to pull very hard to pierce the tubes .

Congers ! I got one last summer in my lobster pot we thought it woukd be easy to just open the trap door and send him over the side .Sods law dictates that this wont happen and he was back in the boat whizzing round on the floor . 3 grown men with bare feet standing on the single pod was a sight to see .
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sure, fish away

I've hauled in several halibut, many silvers and dip netted scores of red salmon (and a few kings); never have poked a hole yet. As mentioned, be very careful w/ your gaf, and for God's sake DO NOT TELL anyone on this forum if you use a harpoon on large fish! Trust me, you'll be castrated for it... but it works... just miss your tubes on the way in and out. Happy fishin'. j
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