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Casting lessons

Post by mike86 » Sun May 06, 2012 9:28 am

Is there anyone that does casting lessons in Portsmouth Havant area? Thanks



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Post by flattiefanatic » Sun May 06, 2012 1:24 pm

Im sure some of the south coast guys could give you some pointers. Have you tried watching casting videos on you tube, then going to a local field and having a practise? I for one would rather do that to get some basics in rather then trying to hit the horizon ;)

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Post by wannacatch1 » Sun May 06, 2012 1:33 pm

I can only cast a max of 100yrds but hardly ever try to acheive that as a cast 60 to 80 yrds does me fine on the beaches I fish.

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Post by bassmanrob » Sun May 06, 2012 1:37 pm

I know a good Bournemouth based instructor, is that too far for you? Or you could check sea angler as most good instructors are listed there.

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Post by nthendpompey » Sun May 06, 2012 2:13 pm

crackoffcolin is good .i know a couple who have improve their casting with him ,and with min effort.i take it thats who you mean rob.
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Post by eccles » Sun May 06, 2012 2:22 pm

How far are you currently casting Mike? I can do around 130 yds on a good day but rarely feel the need to do that in the Solent area. In fact I tend to agree with wannacatch, especially at night when 50 - 70 yds is usually perfectly adequate. I have only once seen anyone achieving the so called magic 200 yds and that was with sinker only. I know that the tourny boys regularly beat that distance but that is a totally different game from beach casting with hooks and bait on board.
If it helps, the basics are 1. Have a drop from rod tip to sinker of at least 6 feet. 2. Use an all carbon rod into which you can put a decent bend before actually sending the sinker into the sky. 3. Remember that the sinker will tend to go where you are looking so look up into the sky at angle of around 40 degrees rather than looking at the horizon as so many do.
......and do have a look at John Holden's vids on u-tube, I learned most of what I know from him.

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Post by nthendpompey » Sun May 06, 2012 2:35 pm

some good pointers there eccles,dosent matter how far wannacatch1 casts,he dont catch anyway >:) >:)

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Post by bassmanrob » Sun May 06, 2012 3:25 pm

nthendpompey wrote:crackoffcolin is good .i know a couple who have improve their casting with him ,and with min effort.i take it thats who you mean rob.
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Yep, that's him.

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Post by fishtitus » Sun May 06, 2012 5:16 pm

Shame the late Adrian Farley is not about,he would of seen you right.

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Post by nthendpompey » Sun May 06, 2012 5:28 pm

rip adrian.great lost to angling.at least the big plaice off eastney are safe now :)
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Post by wannacatch1 » Sun May 06, 2012 8:44 pm

nthendpompey wrote:some good pointers there eccles,dosent matter how far wannacatch1 casts,he dont catch anyway >:) >:)

steady lol :D

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Post by mike86 » Mon May 07, 2012 9:39 am

Cheers for your help lads. I'm casting about 50-60 yards Eccles, sometime further but it's not consistent, and have everyone telling me you need to hit at least 100 yards on most beaches to find fish. I guess practice and looking at you tube vids will get me on my way :)

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Post by Iknowagoodplaice » Mon May 07, 2012 10:42 am

Look at the JH's easy cast Mike - the most straighforward of the OTG casts. That's not too difficult and should get you to about 100 yds. As for finding the fish, I think casting in miles rather than yards is required.

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Post by eccles » Mon May 07, 2012 11:17 am

The only way to be "consistent" is to practice I'm afraid and even then one sometimes gets it wrong. Certainly it is best to start with the so called "off the ground cast" advocated by John Holden and work up to a simple pendelum. Alan Yates does a demo of a straight forward pendulum on u-tube and he must have done it hundreds of times because he doesn't even look behind him to see where the sinker is when he is ready to cast. Do not try a pendulum though until you have got the hang of OTG.
Personally I usually do an airialised OTG, which is almost a pendulum, because I have just got used to it and it gets me where I want to be.

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Post by wannacatch1 » Mon May 07, 2012 12:00 pm

mike86 wrote:Cheers for your help lads. I'm casting about 50-60 yards Eccles, sometime further but it's not consistent, and have everyone telling me you need to hit at least 100 yards on most beaches to find fish. I guess practice and looking at you tube vids will get me on my way :)

You may find clip down rigs help more than you would expect and will give you more confidence about baits staying in tact ;)


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