Fishing From An Inflatable

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Fishing From An Inflatable

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Can anyone tell me of any spots i could fish in my inflatable? I have an outboard so able to reach difficult areas .
Have had the boat for a while just not sure where to use it and get among the fish .
Also want to try lure fishing from it for bass in the summer .
Any help would be much appreciated :D



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Don't know of any spots but it can definatly be done!!


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Post by swampybass »

Great pic Jason :D Makes me more eager to get out on it

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I would suggest you stay close in shore or in the harbours and don't go on your own. If you get a puncture and are two or three miles out with the tide running, you could be in real trouble.

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Post by swampybass »

Hi Eccles good advice
im not looking to go too far out just enough from the shore to increase my chances ,and i always use a life saver :D

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You should get yourself a handheld VHF and learn a few basic calls. It could save your life. Stay safe.
Regards Paul

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Another piece of good advice , cheers Paul will look into that :)

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good luck bass, get some flares ;) and dont go out in rough weather, make sure someone knows where your going an when your gonna be back
take care
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I didn't mention Bass, I had a marine radio, flares, 175 newton lifejacket, spares, air pump, repair kit for the air chambers, more than enough fuel, mobile 'phone, and , I had left a notification sheet with the coastguard telling them where I was going and for how long. I was in Weymouth. Oh, and I blanked!
Got a bigger boat now! 5.5 Mtrs 35 HP outboard.
The Laird.

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I was just thinking too, There are thoughts in the boating community that flares are not that useful. You get a ten second burn that you hope someone will see. They're not cheap and a pig to dispose of when they become out of date. Spend the money on a vhf marine radio. They are cheap nowadays and a set of batteries will last 10 hours. The coastguard puts out weather warnings too. An Ofcom licence is free until you give it up. You can get one on line in about 10 minuets and they will give you your call sign. You will need a boat name. You are then suposed to do the course with the RYA to learn the voice procedure and so on.

Four flares will cost what a handheld vhf will cost you.

The Laird.

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i dont wanna put a damper on this but can PLEASE draw your attention to this.

http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/local_n ... ng_angler/

i believe he WAS wearing a life jacket etc too!

a sad story

PLEASE BE CAREFUL WHEN OUT THERE ON YOUR OWN !
EVERYONE

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Post by swampybass »

Thanks for all the response
am now looking at getting a hand held vhf and looking at courses
Thank you Sue looked at the links ..very sad and i will do all i can to ensure my safety

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you're VERY welcome

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Post by hammyloz »

ex scaly here to jason and i will not pay for the dumb rya course when i know more than they do on radio procedures and could probably teach them but as jason says learn the procedures i have had to use my vhf twice in 3 years with coastguard knowing i dont have a licence but as said they would rather communicate that way and can pin point your position easier

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