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  • 2/14/13 Fishing gear - where to start? - Recreation - Lifestyle

    forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1628259 1/13

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    Forums Archive Lifesty le Recreation Fishing gear - where tostart?

    User #97067 23528 posts

    CapnGusBloodbeardWhirlpool Forums Addict

    My girlfriend and I have decided to take up fishing as ameans of chilling out during this lovely weather. We'veboth fished a little, but basically beginners. We need tobuy some new gear, start from scratch. Anybody know ifthere's any good specials on starter kits, otherwisewhere would you recommend we start? How much shouldwe be looking at spending on rod/reels?

    Probably looking at fishing from either a wharf or beach reference: whrl.pl/RcCYPVposted 2011-Jan-27, 2pm AEST

    User #8184 2386 posts

    ThrawnWhirlpool Forums Addict

    If is a surf beach, you'll need some fairly specialized gear(big long beach rods). Fairly tough conditions if you're afishing beginner.

    Fishing off a wharf is easy. The type of rod depends onwhat you're targeting. When you're going for bread andbutter fish like Whiting, Bream, Flathead, etc you cansettle for fairly light rods (don't get the $20 fishing kitsthough, they suck).

    You can go for a basic rod for $25+ all the way to acarbon rod for $60 $100 mark. You can also get theBig W/Kmart type kits for about $50 odd but the reels onthose tends to suck (won't last a season).

    For reels I stick to Shimano as they're the only onesthat last for me. Stick to about 2500 size for bread &butter fishing. Something like a $50'ish Shimano Sedonawould do an excellent job.

    Don't forget to get a decent fishing line as well (I tendto use Penn 10X). The cheap stuff tends to get snarlyand more prone to slippage/breakage.

    reference: whrl.pl/RcCZh1

    posted 2011-Jan-27, 4pm AESTedited 2011-Jan-27, 4pm AEST

    User #257605 2535 posts

    subasurfWhirlpool Forums Addict

    Fish from the wharf, not from the beach if you're justbeginning. Surf casting with heavy rigs can be trickyeven for the experienced. Stuffing it up can beexpensive too when you lose expensive rigs in the surf.

    As already said, if you're going for your normal table fishthen a simple light set up can be put together prettycheap. Personally, I'd suggest going to your local tacklestores and asking the guys that work there. Chances arethey'll know the best rigs for the areas you want to fish.

    It's obvious and I'm sure I don't need to say it, butschool yourself on the bag limits and legal sizes for thefish you're likely to catch. Just as important, learn howto kill your keepers in a quick way that wont spoil themeat and wont be so brutal on the fish. Also learn howto remove hooks and lures from fish you plan to return.Not much point returning a young bream to the water ifyou've ripped out his lower jaw. reference: whrl.pl/RcCZjH

    posted 2011-Jan-27, 4pm AEST

    User #97067 23528 posts

    CapnGusBloodbeardWhirlpool Forums Addict

    subasurf writes...

    Fish from the wharf, not from the beach if you're justbeginning. Surf casting with heavy rigs can be trickyeven for the experienced.

    Well, when I mentioned 'beach fishing', I was referringmainly to really calm waters rather than surf fishing, Iknow that would require some particular equipment forthat. I've done it before on a cheapish 6ft rod, notheavy expensive rigs, but then again I didn't catchanything either :P

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    Just as important, learn how to kill your keepers in aquick way that wont spoil the meat and wont be sobrutal on the fish. Also learn how to remove hooks andlures

    Good point.

    Thrawn writes...

    You can go for a basic rod for $25+ all the way to acarbon rod for $60 $100 mark

    Just wondering if I should start off cheap then learnwhat I hate about that rod and buy something else in 6months, or just spend $80 or so now on something kindof all-rounder(ish) but reasonably light which will bemuch better quality and would probably last a good fewyears.

    reference: whrl.pl/RcCZpp

    posted 2011-Jan-27, 4pm AEST

    User #8184 2386 posts

    ThrawnWhirlpool Forums Addict

    CapnGusBloodbeard writes...

    Just wondering if I should start off cheap then learnwhat I hate about that rod and buy something else in 6months, or just spend $80 or so now on something kindof all-rounder(ish) but reasonably light which will bemuch better quality and would probably last a good fewyears.

    Rods don't really matter too much. A $25 one is prettymuch just as good for catching fish as a $100 carbonone. In fact, the carbon ones are much more fragile (butthey're much lighter and thus more comfortable forlonger active sessions). The important bit is choosingthe right action, throw weight for the target fish. Youdon't want to get a snapper rod for chasing whiting.

    Reels is a different matter as they have to survivesalt/sand conditions and this is where you want to avoidthe crap stuff. A smoother reel helps when pulling in thefish as well. reference: whrl.pl/RcCZyl

    posted 2011-Jan-27, 5pm AEST

    User #97067 23528 posts

    CapnGusBloodbeardWhirlpool Forums Addict

    Thrawn writes...

    Rods don't really matter too much

    I was being lazy I meant rod/reel combo :P

    The important bit is choosing the right action, throwweight for the target fish

    I'd be looking for something all-round reference: whrl.pl/RcCZFYposted 2011-Jan-27, 5pm AEST

    User #97067 23528posts

    CapnGusBloodbeardWhirlpool Forums Addict

    Thrawn writes...

    Reels is a different matter as they have to survive salt/sand conditions andthis is where you want to avoid the crap stuff

    Any particular brand to avoid?

    Might head into a store tomorrow to ask for advice the only stores I can seenearby, aside from smaller sports stores, are Ray's Outdoors and BCF I figurethe latter would probably be the way to go

    reference:whrl.pl/RcDfFH

    posted 2011-Jan-31, 8pm

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    User #287832 1885posts

    HDCMWhirlpool Enthusiast

    In the same boat as you mate,

    Just started fishing recently.

    Spent a weekend down at Jarvis Bay, absolutely loved it.

    Important lesson i learnt about purchasing equipment.Kmart is ALOT cheaper than "fishing stores" / bait and tackle stores etc.Might be worth buying your fishing rod from a specialist store if you want a bitof advice etc. But try buy all your tackle from Kmart you'll save a lot of $$$$.Kmart have these nice tackle boxes for $20 full of hooks, sinkers and otherassorted accessories i would suggest picking up one of these.

    I googled a lot and came across some good forums to pickup info on rigging.Make sure you learn some good knots :)

    The thing with beach / wharf fishing is that you need different rods.

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    Beach fishing requires a larger rod so you can cast greater distances, youcan't use these larger rods of the wharf or you start knocking your fellow

    fisherman off the wharf.

    I wanted to do a mixture of both myself as well so i settled on a 10" rod. Itsstill waay to big for the wharf though so i need to pickup a smaller rod as well.

    reference:whrl.pl/RcDfHD

    posted 2011-Jan-31, 8pm

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    User #251520 4533posts

    rrr.Whirlpool Forums Addict

    CapnGusBloodbeard writes...

    Might head into a store tomorrow to ask for advice the only stores I can seenearby, aside from smaller sports stores, are Ray's Outdoors and BCF I figurethe latter would probably be the way to go

    ray's outdoors definitely,

    the staff are very knowledgeable (in their camperdown store)

    and prices are VERY cheap.

    reference:whrl.pl/RcDfKg

    posted 2011-Jan-31, 8pm

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    User #156031 6241posts

    YE OLDE GITWhirlpool Forums Addict

    Display name is taken writes...

    ray's outdoors definitely,

    Find a real fishing shop in your area they have th etime to give you goodadvice and will answer any question you may ask on what sort of tackle tobuy (A reason I would not go to Rays) for the type of fish you intend goingafter.I went looking for a particular fishing bag andwent to a BFC store and the oneI wanted was $85.00 thought it was a bit steep so went to specialist store inHoppers Crossing and got the exact same bag for $75.00 it pays to shoparound:)

    reference:whrl.pl/RcDf9a

    posted 2011-Jan-31, 10pm

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    User #235431 1333posts

    burnsoWhirlpool Enthusiast

    Thrawn writes...

    Stick to about 2500 size for bread & butter fishing. Something like a $50'ishShimano Sedona would do an excellent job.

    +1. Id be looking to spend about 80-100 in total 1/3 on rod (6ft ish), 2/3 onreel (2500 using 4kg line). This will be a great all rounder and will last decades(pro tip, dont get sand in your reel!)

    Quick look on BCF;

    rod http://www.bcf.com.au/online-store/products/Jarvis-Walker-Meridian-Spin-6-6-3-6kg-2pc.aspx?pid=130821#Description (http://www.bcf.com.au/online-store/products/Jarvis-Walker-Meridian-Spin-6-6-3-6kg-2pc.aspx?pid=130821#Description)

    reel http://www.bcf.com.au/online-store/products/Shimano-Slade-FB-2500FB.aspx?pid=124864#Description (http://www.bcf.com.au/online-store/products/Shimano-Slade-FB-2500FB.aspx?pid=124864#Description)

    ....approx $85 total + fishing line and tackle (id def. budget for a book also, iehttp://www.fishvictoria.com/store/product.php?productid=44(http://www.fishvictoria.com/store/product.php?productid=44) )

    whrl.pl/RcBz8j (http://whrl.pl/RcBz8j)

    BTW many smaller fish like mullet/ small salmon will be found close to shore atth