Casting 101 for a beginner

Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:23 pm

Hi guys,

First summer out properly fishing from the shore, hoping someone here would have some tips or links they wouldn't mind sharing to help me improve my casting.
I'm hitting 70 or so yards with a 5 oz on a 13ft beachcaster.

Cheers in advance.

Re: Casting 101 for a beginner

Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:59 am

Easier in person, if you are anywhere near Wicklow I can meet up and run you through things,,,

Re: Casting 101 for a beginner

Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:00 am

what kind of set up are you using - for example

13 foot rod - make and model? Some are softer than others, and this impacts the distance / technique
spinning or multiplier reel?
line type and diameter/breaking strain?
Type of rig typically used?
any issues (like a bad back - me!) which rules some techniques in and out...

But as paddy says, doing it in person with someone is the very best option...

Re: Casting 101 for a beginner

Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:34 pm

If you can, meet Paddy. I guarantee you be up to 120, 130 in a very short space of time.