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#1 artisanfishing

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:17 AM

Althought I have coarse fished for many years I am new to sea fishing and would like to know how to set up a rig for float fishing off a harbour wall. If there is anyone who could give me a step by step guide I would be grateful.

 

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 08:40 AM

You need;

elastic or mono for a stop knot
a bead
a sliding float (like a pike float, with a tube through the middle)
a drilled bullet lead big enough to cock the float
a swivel
a hook

Thread the line through the bead
Then through the float
Then through the drilled bullet
Then tie on the swivel
Then take a foot or two of line, tie the hook on one end and tie the other end to the swivel.

You now have a rig which will pull line through the float until the lead hits the bottom. You want to stop it pulling line through the float when it gets to the depth you want to fish. Tie a stop knot on the line above the bead and the float to do this. Stop knot looks like this:

floatstopknotx.gif

I prefer fine pole elastic to mono for this, but mono works.

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 09:52 AM

 Stop knot looks like this:

floatstopknotx.gif

 

 

Longer tails left on the stop knot for me........ although I've only used them for Coarse fishing:  (maybe the rings on a sea rod will accommodate them easier).



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Posted 03 July 2014 - 08:39 PM

yup, we use the silicone rubber so that the knot is adjustable for what depth you are fishing at. Use it off the isle of wight needles area while fishing live full size mackerel for the bass, bloody good fun on the back of a charter boat. We are fishing at a depth of about 30' and the stop knot goes through the rings no problem.


 Free to choose apart from the ones where the trust poked their nose in. Common eel. tope. Bass and sea bream. All restricted.

 
New for 2016 TAT are the main instigators for the demise of the u k bass charter boat industry, where they went screaming off to parliament and for the first time assisting so called angling gurus set up bass take bans with the e u using rubbish exaggerated info collected by ices from anglers, they must be very proud.

Upgrade, the door has been closed with regards to anglers being linked to the e u superstate and the failed c f p. So TAT will no longer need to pay monies to the EAA anymore as that org is no longer relevant to the u k . Goodbye to the europeon anglers alliance and pathetic restrictions from the e u.

Angling is better than politics, ban politics from angling.
 
Consumer of bass. where is the evidence that the u k bass stock need angling trust protection. Why won't you work with your peers instead of castigating them. They have the answer.

Recipie's for mullet stew more than welcomed.
 
Angling sanitation trust and kent and sussex sea anglers org delete's and blocks rsa's alternative opinion on their face book site. Although they claim to rep all.
 
new for 2014. where is the evidence that the south coast bream stock need the angling trust? Your campaign has no evidence. Why won't you work with your peers, the inshore under tens? As opposed to alienating them? Angling trust failed big time re bait digging, even fish legal attempted to intervene and failed, all for what, nothing.
 
Looks like the sea angling reps have been coerced by the ifca's to compose sea angling strategy's that the ifca's at some stage will look at drafting into legislation to manage the rsa, because  they like wasting tax payers money. That's without asking the rsa btw. You know who you are.. 


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 10:42 AM

Hello Steve and others.

 

Thank you very much for the advice and information.

 

Greg