another newbie to the forum and to sea fishing, and in need of some advice! I'm struggling to catch something...anything.
I have been fishing between Aberdeen and Cove and am catching NOTHING but do keep losing my tackle to the seabed. So my questions are: Is there a good all round rig type a beginner should be using? I have been sticking to 2-3 hook flappers as, to be honest, I really don't know when other types should be used, or under what situation they should be used - any advice on this would also be great
Is there anywhere along this stretch of coast that I won't keep losing my rigs/tackle? Is it worth considering North of Aberdeen and fishing the sandy beaches (and what rigs/gear should I use for this!?)
Are there other options to explore when shore fishing such as feathers, spinners, and what are jellies and can these used for shore fishing?
Any advice from Aberdeen based fishermen would be great as to where to try and what works.
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The Mackerel are biting extremely well right now. Caught 20+ in about 1 hour today usinga double hook rig. The trick to not snagging the bottom is lighten your gear. I'm using a 1/2 weight and counting down to the bottom 1/3 of the water colum -- not necessarily the bottom. Email if you would like to go sometime, I've been fishing at Cove Bay and will be glad to show you what I know: firstname.lastname@example.org
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