landing a fish off rocks?

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landing a fish off rocks?

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should i be lucky enough to,what is the best way to land a sizable fish should i hook in to one when fishing off rocks where a drop net is not an option?



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JUMP IN =))

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Big fish wrote.
[should i be lucky enough to,what is the best way to land a sizable fish should i hook in to one when fishing off rocks where a drop net is not an option?]
If you cant use a drop net or climb down safely, then the only option will be to use line of an heavier breaking strain and winch the fish out.
Take gloves with you because if its a good un, it will put too much stress on the rod to winch it up.

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Hi, at Bempton cliffs which are 400ft high they usually fish in pairs, one reason for this is if they catch anything it takes 2 to get it up the cliffs. What they do is use a pole around 20ft long with a pulley wheel on the end, the pole is fixed to the ground and when a fish is caught the line is put over the wheel and the second person handballs the fish up while the catcher reels in the slack line. I made one for the cliffs at Filey, but i made mine from a telescopic rod and just put a V shape piece in the end for the line to go in. (stainless steel) Hope this is some help. Cheers...Mick

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Just heave the fish up

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I fish off the side of an aircraft carrier and dont have a drop net, if i have anything that my rod and reel arent strong enough to pull in comfortably then i put the rod down and just heave in hand over hand nice and steadily, unfortunatly i have lost a few fish this way.

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Well you can't beat thet for a steady platform and the room you have without other folk crossing your lines is fantastic.
Cheers keith :D :D

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Illustrious, your doing it the hard way, if you catch a big fish ask a mate to hold the rod for you, then smartly nip downstairs as far as you can go, look for a big round plug, take out the aforementioned plug and wait until the deck is a few feet above sea level before putting plug back. Swim smartly back upstairs while saluting the capt who is still going down, and reel said fishy in with minimal effort. >:D< >:D< >:D<
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manic_muppet wrote:Illustious, your doing it the hard way, if you catch a big fish ask a mate to hold the rod for you, then smartly nip downstairs as far as you can go, look for a big round plug, take out the aforementioned plug and wait until the deck is a few feet above sea level before putting plug back. Swim smartly back upstairs while saluting the capt who is still going down, and reel said fishy in with minimal effort. >:D< >:D< >:D<
=)) =)) =)) =)) =))
Going to make a note to NEVER go on a fishing boat with you. ;)

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