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#1 TrevBoy

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 06:24 PM

Went out today for a couple of hours off the rocks near where I live. Had what I thought were quite a few bites - the rod tip would tremble, then tap over a few times, but I could not seem to connect on striking. I was using a 3oz weight with two hooks, with ragworm on the hook.

 

Any idea why the bites were either just nibbles or why I might not have been connecting?


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 06:43 PM

Maybe waves, debris catching the line, crabs?

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 08:21 PM

I guess it might have been - I am not familiar enough to know - it sure looked like a bite to me (as a coarse fisherman)



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 01:35 AM

Not knowing the methord used doesnt help give an answer.

I would suggest that you have a look here. 

http://worldseafishi...orums/forum.php

Not only will it cover the artea you are but give all the info you need.



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 08:21 PM

thanks a lot



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Posted 07 March 2014 - 03:17 PM

TrevBoy very possibly small fish tugging the ends of the worms.  Maybe test the theory by using smaller hooks and smaller bait next time and see if you hook into them.


http://WhereToShoreFish.com - video guides to the South Coast's shore marks


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 07:59 AM

It was small fish, and I know that cos I am now landing them successfully. Having said that, they are all v small pollock (or whiting) and too small to keep. Assuming there are some bigger ones around, how to attract bigger fish from a shoal?



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Posted 10 March 2014 - 01:14 PM

As I said previously go to world of sea angling.  Find the section on the forum that covers your area then do a search for your venue or read the posts.  All the info you need will be there some where.