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Beach Fishing Newbie

Post by ngallagher94 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:14 pm

Hi All

wanting to get into beach/surf fishing, I'm based in geelong so probably around the barwon heads area

I''m a complete newbie (only ever fished from a pier or my mates boat)
wondering if anyone has any tips/advice on where to fish, what gear to use, what to took out for or can direct me to any good resoucres


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Re: Beach Fishing Newbie

Post by Seniorfisho » Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:44 pm

Youtube has everything you need, have a look

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Re: Beach Fishing Newbie

Post by Sebb » Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:07 pm

Bait fishing I assume?
Rod reel wise, get at least a 10ft. Up to 14ft if you want. 4000 reel with 15lb to 20lb line or go crazy for the big stuff with 6000 and 30lb line. Depends what you're targeting.

The technique and where to fish etc, go check you tube videos as seniorfisho mentioned plenty of good videos explaining surf fishing. Easier to learn by watching videos.
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Re: Beach Fishing Newbie

Post by bowl » Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:49 pm

I'm using 9ft veritas by abu garcia with 4000 sedona for salmon fishing , using metal lures.
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Re: Beach Fishing Newbie

Post by Andrews » Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:08 pm

I'm keen to see how you go, always wanted to fish Barwon Heads surf.
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Re: Beach Fishing Newbie

Post by KeenAds » Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:29 pm

For bait fishing I wouldn't bother with a rod less than 12ft, it will give you that little extra casting distance as well as keep your line higher out of the wash.

You also need a sand spike / rod holder one that will keep your rod nice and high.

Get yourself a good pair of waders not the Kmart cheapie because you will be sorry the cheap ones are just uncomfortable.

And finally like others have said research surf fishing and see what line / rigs / tackle will suit the area your fishing I personally only use mono for surf fishing usually 20pd with a 40pd leader for that bit more abbrasion resistance and occasionally you might get lucky and catch something bigger.

The most important thing is learn how to read a beach, learn to identify gutters and deeper areas as these conditions change daily and it's what will put you in with a good chance.

Good luck, let us know how you go.

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