Gar fish tips

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Gar fish tips

Postby bowl » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:14 am

Always seem to struggle to get these buggeres...

Any tips or tricks



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Re: Gar fish tips

Postby barwonboy » Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:45 am

pretty much use very small long shanks and use silverfish or maggots for bait. make sure to burley alot :cheers: :water: :banana:

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Re: Gar fish tips

Postby Spook » Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:49 am

Are you land based or boat?
Berley is pretty essential either way, but not too much. A fine mist of bread crumbs to keep them excited, but not fed. Long shank 10 or 12 size hook, pencil float and sliding stopper. You may need to play around with the depth you set the hooks below the surface. A slight chop on the surface is definitely a good thing, as they get pretty flighty when the surface is calm. when you hook them, try to get them in pretty quickly as they are quite adept at throwing the hook if left on for too long, or given any slack.

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Re: Gar fish tips

Postby bowl » Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:54 am

Yeah I can.burly them up lb ,just the strike rate is 1 to 20 or so times the float goes under....
If use a paternosta with silverfish I tend to catch more ...ahhh

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Re: Gar fish tips

Postby Basti » Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:01 pm

Don't strike, just load the rod.

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Re: Gar fish tips

Postby bowl » Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:04 pm

Basti wrote:Don't strike, just load the rod.

Float will be under for 5 seconds plus , n still no.hook up



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Re: Gar fish tips

Postby Trumpeter » Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:13 pm

Got a Gama or other really sharp hook? Also too much bait?

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Re: Gar fish tips

Postby bowl » Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:18 pm

Yeah might change hooks brand,I have just been altering sinker weightsn float depths.

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Re: Gar fish tips

Postby Spook » Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:50 pm

if you are hooking better with paternoster rig, I would suggest you are probably a little slow with the strike on the other rig? The paternoster is more direct, so less chance of the line going slack. Sometimes I find just gently pulling the line in actually prompts a more reactive strike from the fish.

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Re: Gar fish tips

Postby denis barden » Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:52 pm

I feel your pain
My strike rate is shocking also
Thats wey I luv trying to getem they are hard



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