Havent Fished in 10 years.how to start again ?

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Havent Fished in 10 years.how to start again ?

Postby paulbl » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:34 pm

Hey All,

Im sure like a lot of you life just seems to get more hectic the older you get. I used to do a lot of beach and boat fishing with my dad and brother until I was 25. I would really like to get involved again. I am based in Wicklow, would anyone know any clubs still going or perhaps any pointers to get started again, and where to get fresh bait and new gear?

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Re: Havent Fished in 10 years.how to start again ?

Postby donal domeney » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:34 am

Have a look here for Leinster clubs. It may be a bit out of date but it will get you started

A leg of the Leinster league is been fished this weekend. Take a trip down to it and have a stroll around.
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Boat species '17 (35) Shore species (22) Total species 37 Specimen: (B) Bluemouth, (S) Flounder

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Re: Havent Fished in 10 years.how to start again ?

Postby Vladimir » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:13 am

It is never late to start again even at the end of year. Regarding the gear, I recently purchased a few bits from Glasgow Angling Centre, they have good bargains for some of the gear. Fishing on charter boats would definitely bring up to speed with casting, putting baits on hooks, etc... Good luck!

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Re: Havent Fished in 10 years.how to start again ?

Postby roger de dodger » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:48 pm

Hi Paul if your ready to go fishing i live in bray and fish nearly once a weekin wicklow/wex/Waterford .if you want to meet up for a session just send me a message and ill give you a lend of a rod and reel if you want to try a continental rod and fixed spool .or a multi setup dont go buying gear till your sure what you want!
I get my bait in viking tackle in bray mostly but there is a shop in wicklow still i think .

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Re: Havent Fished in 10 years.how to start again ?

Postby paulbl » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:10 am

Thanks guys, I really appreciate all your help and advice.

Will be in touch Roger, thanks for the kind offer!

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Re: Havent Fished in 10 years.how to start again ?

Postby Paddyak » Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:45 am

I've just moved home for abroad and left most of my kit as it was all boat gear. The easiest way for me to get back up and running was to buy a semi good spin set up (150 euro) and just start flicking lures around. Caught my first bass on day one and have been enjoying plenty of catches since. There's plenty of fish around the estuarys and the headlands around dublin/wicklow/wexford. Worth a look if you just want to get out there with minimal tackle.

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Re: Havent Fished in 10 years.how to start again ?

Postby paulbl » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:11 pm

Thanks paddy, really appreciate, hopefully will make ot out this weekend for a few hours...took your advise and got a spin rod and some lures to start out with.

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