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Anybody have any advice on best way to catch gars from brigthton marina wall had odd one on daylight feathers but any more tricks would be great.

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Try float fishing using thin strips of Mackerel bait on small hooks, about size 4 to 2. Great fun, mini Marlin fishing.

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Float fishing works very well along with the small hooks as tomcat suggested, Garfish feed close to the surface so make your float trace within just 2 to 4 ft maximum in length.
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hi wanacatch
as above float fishing on light gear.ive not done it but have seen loads cought this way at the marina
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Cheers guys will give it ago this weekend on light tackle a bit more fun I would think. As always great advice on this site. ;) :) ;) :)

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Hi Daz, This is actually my first post on this great site but I saw your question and as I know Brighton Marina well I thought it's a good time jump in. I've always found the marina to be at it's most productive for garfish during September, I've had great days in the past catching 15/20 garfish in a session along with Marckeral and Pollock at this time of year, all caught to float fished mackeral, traditionally the advice is to set your float a few feet below the surface but I've always found 7-10 feet has worked for me at the marina depending on the state of the tide. Maybe earlier in the year they are a bit higher in the water so a bit of trial and error might be a good approach. Hope that helps

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HI MIKE HOW MUCH IS PARKING AT MARINE,AND DO THEY CHARGE FOR FISHING.?????

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I'd back up what MikeO says...the books say shallow but experience says deeper. I caught three gar on Saturday at Swanage.... all at about 11 feet deep ( the water is only a few feet deeper ) later in the year they, and the mackerel, will be at about 8 or 9 feet.
We quite often use a pop-up bait to catch them close to the bottom.

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I had a few off Sandeel on the float the other day, used a 5ft trace and small hooks to get in there beek like mouths, very tasty :)

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HI haddock how does the pop up bait work ie the set up. :-/

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CHEERS DAZ. =D>
might have a look this summer/gar fishing is fun on light gear,went to portland last summer had 5 species on float,what a nite.

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let me know saitnick if venture down that way might beable to hook up (excuse the punn) I do enjoy a day on the wall B-) B-) B-)

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Post by tensenervoushaddock »

Daz, the pop-up bait is a variation of the running leger...

onto your main line put a snap swivel to clip the weight onto...then tie on another snap swivel to hold the hook-length, that will be about 3 to 4 ft long ...thread a couple of floaty beads or a polystyrene float ( the ones sold to keep baits up out of the way of crabs ) and tie on your hook....then but a float stop or elastic band so that the float can not run right up to the hook and bait... about 4 to 6 inches back from the hook.
the amount of float and length of the trace depends on the tidal flow, you will need to experiment. I use either one or two 3/4" diameter floaty beads or one float that is about the same size as an AA battery.

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