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fishing match??

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Rockabilly, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. Rockabilly

    Rockabilly Big Poster

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    fished lots of sea fishing matches , and can call myself a quite good pike angler, but im new to general coarse fishing and will be entering my first
    match on aug 17th, the lake is stocked with ...roach, perch, skimmers,
    rudd, gudgeon, tench, and some good carp up to 18lb, im only allowed to use one rod and theres some really good anglers enter these matches, ive heard that some put a bolt rig out baited with boillies in the hope of landing a match winner.

    so im after any good advice that could give me a fighting chance!
    ie, should i use feeder or waggler tactics, will i be able to target the
    smaller carp using a feeder rod ,

    any advice appreciated.
     
  2. MOO

    MOO Keyboard Hero

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    Steve is back tomorrow Rocka, he's won loads of matches and used to fish for Essex, I will get him to help you out, I have a scrap book full of cuttings from the paper of matches he has won, he only gave up when lost the sight in one eye and couldn't fish as fast as he used to :moo:
     
  3. jamjon

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    set up a feeder rod and waggler rod have a few chucks with the feeder to get some bait out whilst feeding the waggler line then after 30 mins if you haven't had any bites on the feeder switch to the waggler and if you start catching on the waggler keep chucking the feeder out every 45 mins and give it 15 mins if you catch then the fish will probably be bigger so stick with it if you don't catch go back to the waggler for another 45 mins and repeat the process but remember to keep feeding the waggler line whilst on the feeder. Whilst on the waggler keep changing depths as the fish will probably come up in the water to your feed if you can get them feeding within a couple of feet of the surface you should bag up
     
  4. a1gunner

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    take a net and go swim after the b*****s:D:up:
     
  5. slappy

    slappy Engaging Member

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    trust you a1 lol
    jamie is pretty right there buddy,
    i still fish a bit and used to do lot of matches also,
    all i would say is make sure ya have ya float shotted right,and just showing if eyes allow lol,
    don t use too thick line,
    have ya drags set right and like jamie have both rods set up b4 match,
    ask whats been working and where too if ya can,

    and a big term a old chap said when i was a kid!!!

    you can always put more bait in,

    BUT YOU CAN T TAKE WHAT YA ALREADY PUT BLOODY IN.LOL

    so feed little and often and see how there feeding!!

    hope ya do well,nothing like fishing ya first match,but most importantly

    ENJOY

    : - )

    Tight lines-------------------------------)

    Slaps
     
  6. MOO

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    One tip I would advise against, Steve told me to set my keepnet between my knees so I could unhook quicker, then he lit a fag and threw his matchstick into the water only to set fire to his keepnet and burn a hole in it the size of a football :D:D
     
  7. andyhawkx3

    andyhawkx3 Major Poster

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    always put your net in first, and set up your landing net, put everything to hand, lol dont smoke, the fish dont like nicotine, on the bait (fact):D...go what a match, in progress, watch what they do during the match:up: it will help you understand, what is needed to win a match
    , all the best mate:D
     
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  8. slappy

    slappy Engaging Member

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    check first most matches at venues only allow you to put keepnets in 15 minutes b4 the match,thats what there doin around me!!
    i went yesday for few hours but with being so busy never have the time at mo : - (

    very true andy, FISH DON T LIKE NICOTINE!!

    but fingers crossed they might like ya maggot,lol
     

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