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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:29 pm 
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Hi All,

I am a beginner in fishing , attempted many times but have met with failure, positively. My love for fishing just keeps me going.

Just stumbled upon this forum a few days back and need help, lots of it, to get restarted this time correctly.

I have tried a 6ft telescopic Rod in Mangalore, Olympic Bamboo rod in Chennai and a self made rod in Goa for shore, unsuccessfully. Maybe I am doing something wrong.

I need help to know which is a good rod for Shore fishing, its reel and tackle.
All help is gratefully appreciated.

Shalabh. :?:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:52 pm 
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Hello Shalab,

Welcome to IA, I am sure there are a lot of guys here that are willing to help.

Please read the forum rules, you are not allowed to post personal contact information on the site so I have edited the phone number you posted.

What kind of fish are you after? Perhaps some information on the waterbodies and fish available in your locale will help people respond to you with better advice.

Regards,

Bobby


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:10 pm 
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Thank you for reply Bobby and your correction.

Well, I can only let you know that I would be Shore\Beach and Pier fishing in Chennai , Goa and Mangalore.

Again, all help is gratefully appreciated.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:43 pm 
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shalabhvaid wrote:
I have tried a 6ft telescopic Rod in Mangalore, Olympic Bamboo rod in Chennai and a self made rod in Goa for shore,


Where exactly are you from you said??? Are you some sort or a traveler?? Coz the places you have mentioned are some of the best places where you can practice both fresh and saltwater including big game fishing :)

Welcome aboard :)

I would rather suggest you read through the forum as most of these questions are already answered. Use the search function to make your life easier and I am sure you will get to know more. Should you still need any specific help you may shoot them here.

Tight lines.

DeZZ


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:02 pm 
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shalabhvaid,

Give us some more information.


Rest assured we will give you all the help we can.

Regards,
Kingfish


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:15 pm 
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Hey to all,

Thanks for your reply.

@teritex, I am from Mangalore but currently residing in Chennai and I have Family in Goa.
I am working on going through forum.....slowly but surely.

@kingfish, may I know what more I can help you with?

Again, all help is gratefully appreciated.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:14 am 
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O.K

It seems that you wish to concentrate on shore based sea fishing.

I think that the various rods you have mentioned are unsuitable and you have not given any indication of the type of reel that you own.

I suggest that you start with a good, sturdy outfit that will not be too
costly and as you gain experience, start upgrading later.

In my opinion, a 2 piece Ugly Stik of 10ft. length mated with a
Penn Slammer 560 reel, loaded initially with 12- 15lb monofilament line will be a good start.

If you intend to spin from the shore, you will need a range of lures (Halco,
Rapala) and some wire leaders to stop toothy fish from running off with your lures.

If you also wish to do some bait fishing, you will need some ball sinkers,various hooks, swivels and perhaps some floats.

This may sound like a lot but it really isn't.

Lastly, buy a good quality tackle box (Plano, Flambeau ) to store your lures etc.
and learn how to tie good knots. The net provides a wealth of knowledge in this regard.

After that, go fishing as often as you can and ask lots of questions.

Good luck,
Kingfish


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:33 pm 
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Thank you kingfish,

I did check out ugly stik on the web.
Also how much would it cost in Chennai,is my guessing game, unless you know it.

Trying to get in touch with a good local fishing utility shop here yet.

Will also go ahead and try to lay my hands on Penn 560 reel.

Last week I found out that going to a sports shop for this doesn't really help in India and Tackles are pretty expensive.

But I guess thats experience.

(Just to let you know...spoke 2 Bop-kinda on roaming.)

Thanks once again and all help is gratefully appreciated.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:25 pm 
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Shalabhvaid,

As I am based in Sydney (Australia), I am unable to advise you of prices in Chennai.

I suggest you look up the overseas prices on the internet and order accordingly from an outfit that does this sort of a thing (I can't name any due to forum rules).

You may have some relatives/friends overseas who could perhaps help you in this regard?

I haven't checked what is available from the IA shop and you should also check that out before making your final decision.

I seem to have read somewhere in this forum that Halco lures are available in Chennai.

There are cheaper outfits but I feel that is money wasted.

By the way, your present telescopic rod mated to a size 2500 reel
would be a good outfit for freshwater spinning for trout and murrel etc.
However, you will need to buy some Mepps type spinners in sizes 2,3
in silver and gold colours.

Regards,
Kingfish


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:13 pm 
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Hey why dont you check the IA Shoppe .....


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:01 pm 
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Fredfish wrote:
Hey why dont you check the IA Shoppe .....


I agree there with Fred,
Shalabh you will get quality stuff from the IA shop at reasonable rates


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