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boat fishing w coast

Posted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:36 am
by ballkeeper
hi to all

think of going ,and have a few questions,
how much do is cost,? pm if you want
rods an reels and tackle is it a case of brigin your own,?
what type will be needed, gen on the nw coast ,fleetwood etc ?
when/if catching mac do you get to keep some for the freezer too?(bait later on iam thinking )
or other bait fish


ooops ied better stop for now

Re: boat fishing w coast

Posted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:08 am
by tomcat
ballkeeper wrote:hi to all

think of going ,and have a few questions,
costs how much do is cost,
rods an reels and tackle is case of brigin your own,
what type will be needed, gen on the nw coast ,
when/if catching mac do you get to keep some for the freezer too?(bait later on iam thinking )


ooops ied better stop for now
West coast? Where exactly?
Off Lancashire the sea is relatively shallow. The best tactic is boatcasting/uptiding. The months of September/October are the transition here for the exiting summer species and the invasion of our winter targets. There are currently some excellent Bass being captured from small boats, fishing areas not fished by charter boats. 10lb plus fish have been boated. This fishing will tail of quickly if we get some frosts or heavy rain. Unless you are fishing Wales you can dismiss any idea of filling up with Mackeral on the Lancashire coast, you're too late now. Wait a month and the Fylde coast will fill with Whiting and Codling as (hopefuly) the Dogfish move off to deeper water. Mackeral strip on paternoster fishes well for Whiting, Cod are targetted with big Lug baits on running leger cast away from the boat.

Posted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:17 am
by ballkeeper
Off Lancashire i think would be best for me,
would deeper be better ?
iam a total newbie here m8,thanks for the tips

Posted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:35 am
by tomcat
Off Lancashire your options are very limited. We only have a single charter vessel operating from Fleetwood fishing the Fylde coast, Blue Mink, although I'm informed a second vessel is being prepared. All the fishing along here is in pretty shallow water due to the underwater topography. Your target species in November should be Cod and Whiting although late Dogfish and Thornback ray will still be turning up on a more occasional basis. The very shallow water Bass fishing is being currently conducted in areas demanding too great a distance and navigational difficulty to be attractive to charter vessels.

Posted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:44 am
by ballkeeper
fleetwood not too far from me, 65miles
so what would the boat catch in spring/summer time,
Dogfish and Thornback ray

of topic do the beaches fish ?

Posted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:53 am
by tomcat
Spring /Summer sees some excellent fishing at times for Huss, Tope, Thornback Ray, Bass, Plaice and Dabs. Maceral can usually depended on from May through to mid September. The beaches aren't my speciality I'm afaraid, I operate from my own small boat. The beach fishing is seasonal too though. Estuaries fish well through Spring to Autumn for Flounder. The Fylde coast is a good Winter target for the Whiting and Dabs with an odd bonus Codling. I'll leave our resident shore anglers be more specific on particular areas/species/months.

Posted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:08 am
by ballkeeper
thank you


hoping to find about equipment too,thou seems loads of on fleabay

Posted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:00 pm
by ballkeeper
Whiting there good for bait?

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:22 am
by ballkeeper
anyone else ??

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:31 am
by rabbi2
Whiting are OK for bait when used from a boat, but there are better baits such as mackerel, herring, squid, lug, crab etc. The only time I would use whiting is when no other bait was available.
Cheers
keith :D :D

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:57 am
by ballkeeper
cheers keith
how much do is cost,? to go on a boat pm if you want
rods an reels and tackle is it a case of brigin your own,?
what type will be needed, fleetwood etc ?
when/if catching macrel or others, what happen to all the fish ya catch ,does the skipper keep em

do you get to keep some for the freezer too?(bait later on iam thinking )
or other bait fish

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:34 pm
by rabbi2
Have sent you a pm mate.
Cheers
keith :D :D

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:55 pm
by ballkeeper
an replied
:) cheers