Newbie Intro

Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:43 pm

Hi Lads, I jumped the gun and put up a few posts without an intro.
Fergal here, I fished a bit back in the day, mostly freshwater and fly but have not been out in years and
prob near 20 since shore fishing with baits. Due to circumstances it will be comfy shore fishing I will try
and I'm delighted to have found the site. I've already put up a few questions and got great help and read back on some user's post :!:
some great advice in there
A lot has changed in the tackle and even though I will use my old stuff for a while I look forward to
checking out recommendations and reviews. Thanks lads.

Re: Newbie Intro

Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:31 am

Welcome back to fishing so! Yes the tackle has come a long way in the last 20 years! Sadly the fish numbers have decreased a lot in that time but there is still plenty to be had depending on your location. Im sure the lads on here will put u in the right direction. But for me I'd advise going the continental style ie 14-15ft rods and large fixed spool reels loaded with braid. This set up gives you everything....extremely light rods but plenty of backbone and combined with braid will give you the ability to cast a lot further when required