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#11 Hungry Fisherman

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 10:49 AM

i have friends i aint seen and family in oz and nz who practise fishing in ways we dont like long lines
u can make em as long as you want you dont have to go buy a kilometre of line and use thousands of hooks
i live in london and most of the best marks are over 3 hours away granted some can be closer but not
the kind of place im interested in fishing in

my reason to post a ty for someone who gave information based on personal experience
is cos its hard to find ppl that use alternative fishing techniques and are willing to post

to many ppl seem to think a long line is just a seal turtle dolphin or undersized bass magnet but like all tools its down to the human who uses it to make sure its used properly and safely
that includes avoiding waters known to shoal unwanted target fish like tope packs and the likes
so the more informed posts we get to read the better obviously if theres to many cons to the pro's of using any form of equipment or tackles then its down to the individuals
common sense or other to sum it up to be too dangerous impractical or cost effective even

im always up to trying something different within reason crab pots or nets will take a test run also at some point
ultra lite tackle float fishing in the see with a dubby bag for gar and a bit more fly fishing
as for buying a trawler its impractical it wont fit on the roof of my car

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anyhow cleeclive ive heard one method dont know if its a good one or not of using a small anchor 100 yards with 5.6" foot gaps then a 2 foot hooks and length circles 3/0 then another anchor [kayak grapple ones 1.5 pound] the the usual line to the yak and cleeted off and used as a normal anchor for a few hours then reeling it all in when you want to move go home tidal change etc
would that setup work? in the uk?
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Posted 12 January 2009 - 07:18 PM


Don't forget to register as a fishing vessel then. Kayaks won't be exempt.

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 06:30 PM

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Couldn't help but laugh at that sorry, from a dingy might be a healthier and safer, cheaper method if that is what you want to do.

or sell the kayak and spend the money at the fish market lol. we had a couple of lads at our fly fishery who moaned if they did not catch ,wrong attitude and they left .one other lad if he catches he changes fly so he does not catch too quick . we have a 4 fish bag limit , so if you want a nice day fishing does not pay to catch too quick because there is no catch and release . ;)



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Posted 18 February 2009 - 04:07 PM

dont bother with the long line get a car battery and connect thin wire, connect this to a set of prongs and drop it over the side stunns everything that swims by.you can clean up if you use it in a fish nursery....