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any1 know i want to go fishing on my local river what will i need? want fairley decent stuff not c***. thanks Read More
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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
any1 know i want to go fishing on my local river what will i need? want fairley decent stuff not c***.
thanks
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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
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#1
reckon you will need a rod and some bait
#2
go to your local independdent fishing shop they will often put a set togetehr for you and discount it
#3
Patience
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And don't forget your rod license. These are about £25 and last until March.(you can get 1 week licenses for less). Buy at post office. And check that the stretch of river isn't controlled by a local club (because you may need a day ticket, or member to go with you).

I would start with a basic float set up. Diva is right, your local tackle shop is a good starting place. They often sell beginners kits and will give advice of baits and local places to fish. A very basic float rod, reel and other bits will probably cost you about £50. You will need things like line, hook lengths, floats, weights, bait box and probably a landing net.

You will also find much cheaper sets as Argos. these are probably OK to start with, but you will soon 'grow' out of them and like any hobby, low quality will mean they are actually more difficult for a beginner.

You might also buy a few copies of Anglers Mail or similar as these are full of advice and techniques. And get a book on basic techniques from the library. It all looks a bit complicated to start with, but if you take your time you will soon be catching and when you do the feeling is fab! You will also find that when you go fishing other anglers are very friendly and will offer advice and help.

Enjoy
#5
Dynamite ;-)
#6
id try your luck at sea fishing much much much more fun and you can eat what you catch and is a brilliant lesson to kids in real food. you dont have absolute rip off rod licesnses...and it can lead to boat fishing as well as big game fishing abroad! and theres just so much more to sea out at sea! than round a pond in a field or a canal with barges bovering u all the time! though i did used to enjoy a private lake near me
#7
how much is a licence for a 15 year old and can you eat what you catch?
#8
Paidia
And don't forget your rod license. These are about £25 and last until March.(you can get 1 week licenses for less). Buy at post office. And check that the stretch of river isn't controlled by a local club (because you may need a day ticket, or member to go with you).

I would start with a basic float set up. Diva is right, your local tackle shop is a good starting place. They often sell beginners kits and will give advice of baits and local places to fish. A very basic float rod, reel and other bits will probably cost you about £50. You will need things like line, hook lengths, floats, weights, bait box and probably a landing net.

You will also find much cheaper sets as Argos. these are probably OK to start with, but you will soon 'grow' out of them and like any hobby, low quality will mean they are actually more difficult for a beginner.

You might also buy a few copies of Anglers Mail or similar as these are full of advice and techniques. And get a book on basic techniques from the library. It all looks a bit complicated to start with, but if you take your time you will soon be catching and when you do the feeling is fab! You will also find that when you go fishing other anglers are very friendly and will offer advice and help.

Enjoy


thanks great info rep'd :thumbsup:
#9
any1 recomend a online shop?
#10
I'd say don't buy online until you know what you are doing because there are so many different tackle combinations and you need to match everything. Badly matched rod, reel and line will cause you real trouble. You also need advice on the right float, hook, bait, etc for the waters you are fishing. A local shop may cost a bit more, for the advice will probably be worth it because if you follow it you will catch something on your first trip. They will tell you how to set it all up too - like how to set the drag on the reel and use the anti-reverse. (this stuff doesn't come with instructions). Ask their advice on using a disgorger, because unhooking fish is something a lot of beginners find hard and when you start you are more likely to strike late and get a fish deep hooked. A lot of shops will also load the line on the spools for you too (and this is a real hassle for beginners). Most shops really like to spend time with beginners because they hope you will be buying from them for many years. Go in when it's quiet.

But Anglers Mail (weekly magazine, £1.60) will list all the big online discounters.
#11
but i have £49 on paypal and none in my wallet lol
#12
Looks like eBay then. There are a few shops on their selling fishing stuff. I've never used them though. You might find a private seller with an outfit for sale. Some anglers get into carp fishing and then sell off their basic float set-up.

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