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Old 27 March 2017, 17:22   #1
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Fishing off RIB - Chichester Harbour

Not sure if this is the right place for this but here goes.

I know zip about fishing. But want to get a cpl of rods for trying to catch some fish to eat in Chichester Harbour. Not interested in fishing to throw it back in.

What do I need?

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Old 27 March 2017, 17:52   #2
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Spinning Rod Fixed spool reel 201b Braid and a few Floating Rappalla Plugs..and a few Toby Lures and surface Poppers would be a good start...Bass Pollock Mackrell ect..
Same gear can be used for light Ledgering too for Bream Flatties ect at a push in the right circumstances.
Mobile Lure Fishing with Light tackle is the way to go IMO during the Summer.
Plenty of good books on the subject...techniques Tackle ect should be showing up in Sea Angler mags anytime now too
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Maximus - thx.

Whats a realistic budget for rod / reel / line / lures?

Need one for me and one for my 8yr old boy.

I don't want to spend loads, equally I don't want to buy cheap flimsy tat.
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Maximus - thx.

Whats a realistic budget for rod / reel / line / lures?

Need one for me and one for my 8yr old boy.

I don't want to spend loads, equally I don't want to buy cheap flimsy tat.
I got a rod and reel from ebay for about £30 it was very good and have used it a lot
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Old 28 March 2017, 02:48   #6
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I got a rod and reel from ebay for about £30 it was very good and have used it a lot
And caught loads?

Do you need a net to help land them?
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Fladden is decent quality gear at the budget end of the market. With sea fishing gear you really do get what you pay for, I've lost count of the cheapo reels I've had over the years & the shed is littered with damaged & broken rods. I now have a couple of Diawa rods & Fin Nor reels & they are bomb proof. If you just want to give it a go & get the boy interested, buy a couple of hand lines & some mackerel feathers for starters. They are cheap, effective, easy to store on the boat & are "close up & personal" when it comes to landing the fish. You can buy a cheap rod/reel outfit for anything from £30 upwards, my Daiwa/Fin Nor combos are around the £240 each mark. A hand line & feathers will cost you a tenner.
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Oooh I like the idea of a hand line....tie it off to the A-Frame whilst playing with a rod off side of boat.

Ordered a book off Amazon...arrives tomorrow.

I have a week off with my lad at easter where we'll be windsurfing & fishing in Chichester Harbour.

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Oooh I like the idea of a hand line....tie it off to the A-Frame whilst playing with a rod off side of boat.

Aye leave it unattended for 5 minutes with Mackies on it & you've got a rats nest of scrap fishing line
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Well if it takes 5 mins to catch a fish I'll be ecstatic! I am an adrenaline junkie and never been interested in fishing and never tried it....not got the patience. However, things are somewhat forced on you with kids. Regardless, looking forward to having a go at it with him when there is no wind for windsurfing / when he needs to do something calm.
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