Surf fishing, don't know anything about it!!

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Re: Surf fishing, don't know anything about it!!

Post by Texas » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:54 pm

How often are you going to surf fish
If it's once a year, JW at Kmart will set you up. Not as good as other suggestions, but, not as expensive and will last a few years
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Re: Surf fishing, don't know anything about it!!

Post by Mustang38 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:40 am

Not that often. Prob once so Kmart maybe good too

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Re: Surf fishing, don't know anything about it!!

Post by purple5ive » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:07 am

Mustang38 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:40 am
Not that often. Prob once so Kmart maybe good too
Just get some second hand ones or borrow a mates one then. I dont have any surf gear anymore otherwise I'd lend you mine.
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Re: Surf fishing, don't know anything about it!!

Post by Seb85 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:53 am

Mustang38 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:40 am
Not that often. Prob once so Kmart maybe good too
Yeah just get a kmart rod. Sometimes Anaconda has better stuff on sale.
Or like purple said, borrow from a mate.

Try and see if you like surf fishing. Then later on you can decide to get better gear or not.

As already suggested, get a 12ft at least. Longer is better but tends to heavier and harder to cast, especially with cheap rod and reel. Buy the pre-made rig too if you want.

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Re: Surf fishing, don't know anything about it!!

Post by Mustang38 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:43 pm

Great tips guys, look forward tom seeing what the sales offer.

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Re: Surf fishing, don't know anything about it!!

Post by ChrisTaylor » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:56 pm

I'd echo the point (already made) about length/weight. I went as long as possible when I first experimented with surf fishing, but eventually downsized considerably. If you're planning on throwing lures at salmon, you really don't want a heavy rod and reel setup (speaking as a scrawny nerd -- although you might be built like The Rock). Throwing lures repeatedly with a heavy rod does get old, and I suspect you'd need to do it a lot to habituate to it. The weight is less of a concern if you're bait-fishing (unless you're looking at a fair hike from the car park to the fishing spot -- which probably isn't a problem in your case).

Also, if you're into that sort of thing -- especially with the inviting weather in the next week or so! -- you can get more use out of the combo. Take it down to one of the beaches in, say, Westernport and try for some gummies or elephants ... or rays.



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Re: Surf fishing, don't know anything about it!!

Post by Lightningx » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:46 pm

Yea I second that. Definitely want to go light as possible if planning on casting lures for sometime walking up and down the beach :thumbsup:

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