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    Posted: 11 June 2008 at 11:42am
Hi all.

I usually fish from the beach, but am thinking about trying to start getting out on a boat this summer.

Can you just call up a boat owner and book one place? (I am bit of a lone fisherman from the beach and have no idea who I could share a charter with.) I would be interested in going after Bass.

I was also thinking about what type of rod to buy.. Should I just go out and buy a new rod / reel? Or do boats supply them when you charter them?

Also, what rigs are standard from the boat? Would a simple running ledger suffice? (I do most of my beach fishing with pulley rigs)

Like I said, I only usually fish from the beach, so all advice is much appreciated.

Thanks all.
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You could book as an individual but most skippers will expect you to pay for the boat if they cannot fill it - me included!!

There are certain skippers who specialise in taking individuals and have a large data base of like minded guys/girls to call on. The obvious choice is Rob Hickin with his boat Sea Juicer from Whale Island.

His numbers are 07919102069 0r 02392697052.

Altenatively ask one of the generous soles on here to let you 'crew' on their boat. There are plenty that will do that.

Most people will lend you or hire you the tackle.

If you want to buy some, but dont want to make a huge investment yet, get a Ron Thompson Nautilus 20lb class boat rod with an Okuma Catalina reel. Very good gear for the money. The pair should cost you around £75 form Allans Marine.

Fill the reel with 25lb mono for now and buy braid if you enjoy it and want to go to the next level.

This outfit is fast becoming the norm for hire gear on charter boats. I am trialling a couple of outfits at the moment and they are excellent value and are 'proper rods and reels.
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torbay belle out of langstone

thursday's is his individual day  last time my cousin went on it it  was £29

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Thanks for the information

Snowy - what breaking strain braid? I use it to fish for flattys at hythe reclaimed in 20lb and it increased my hook ups no end. That must surely make a big difference in the tide??? Do you use a mono leader?

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For normal down tide fishing I would use thirty pound braid without a leader. I normally tie a trace link onto that and then put a running ledger, paternoster or feathers below it depending on what I am targetting.
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Cheers Snowy.

What exactly does it mean to 'crew' on a charter boat?

Maybe i should do a couple of charters first to get to grips?
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As above -

Torbay Belle, Langstone (Dave Adams) 02392464256

also Moonshine, Eastney, Langstone (Pete Churchill) worth a ring as he takes smaller groups out and may fit a single in ... 023 92787295




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Originally posted by 2muchweed2fish 2muchweed2fish wrote:

Cheers Snowy.

What exactly does it mean to 'crew' on a charter boat?

Maybe i should do a couple of charters first to get to grips?


Crewing is easy, you make the tea, lift the anchor, clean the boat and do all the crap jobs the skipper hates!!!

It is not difficult all we ask is that you are willing to get stuck in and get your hands dirty.

What I was suggesting was that if you ask nicely there are certain individuals on here that would welcome you on board to give you some experience, just help them out with the boat and the fuel bill at the end of your day.

Flyfish Fiend is out every two minutes and would welcome you so send him a pm. You could also jump in with me one day as I like to take a run out every now and then to experiment with different spots and methods.
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