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Ok.  So picking up our cruiser from Wroxham 3rd week of August.  Have not fished in a while.  I used to fish off the eastern seaboard for fluke, flounder and bluefish.  Obviously broads a lot different.I understand i need a license.  Just want to spend sometime relaxing and fishing with 14 year old son and wife.  To keep things simple, what rod and bait and anything else i need to be prepared.  Thanks  I hope you can help.  Oh yeh, first time on the broads as well.

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Hi

Most of the local angling shops sell basic fishing sets for beginners for around £15. You are probably better off with one of those unless you think your 14 year old and you will get the bug in which case the sky is the limit.

Maggots, worms and bread cater for most options if the idea is just to catch some fish. Roach, bream and perch should present no problem with these.

Graham

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There is a tackle shop in Wroxham who I'm sure will be able to supply entry level gear, they probably sell cheap starter kits, but would suggest that you get a few spares if you go down that route ie hooks floats and  split shot etc thr Broads Authority Info Centre used to have free handouts about "how to fish the Broads" may be worth a look it's on the way to the tackle shop

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Jul-25-2017 @ 8:30 AM                           Permalink
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'Morning, Karrass1 ...

In addition to the above, and if you intend fishing the northern rivers, have a chat with either of the following: James Bensley of AJB Angling, Ludham Bridge, on 01692 630990, or Steve Burgess ( Budgie on here ), Andrew or David at Bass-online, Horning on 01692 630971. I feel sure any of them will provide further helpful advice if needed.

Hope you have an enjoyable holiday and good luck with the fishing.  Smile

Steve.

Steve & Maggie.


Not quite an ancient mariner ..... though some say he was at sea before Pontius was a pilate !

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Jul-25-2017 @ 9:17 AM                           Permalink
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If your looking for a little quiet sport I would suggest buying a couple of 5 metre whips and a few ready made rigs, you will need a cheap landing net, a disgorger, maggot box and a plummet. With those you will be able to fish most places and you will catch.
Your best tactic is to fish on the bottom with maggot a few balls of well bound ground bait wouldn't go amiss, feed little but often (bear in mind if the water is flowing you need to throw your feed in well upstream.
You should catch Roach, Perch, Hybrids, skimmers and there is always a chance of a decent Bream or 2. Fishing on the bottom you may well get the odd Eel but they are not as common as they used to be. Whenever I have guests on the boat who don't fish or haven't fished for a while and want ago,. I set them up like this and they always catch.

Dave Cheers

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You could swap the maggots and worms for sweetcorn,it won't escape or overheat and die.
Its also cheap, clean and you should then avoid the eels and perch. Win win.

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Jul-25-2017 @ 12:27 PM                           Permalink
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Spiderman why would you want to avoid perch, eels yes but perch are great sport and a decent size one will make a 4/5lb bream seem like a wet hanky (that somebody with a severe cold has thrown in the wash)
Personally would much prefer to catch perch rather than snotters and so would my landing net..

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I was thinking that newbie anglers fishing with maggots = Perch = deep hooking = digging around with the disgorger.

Maggots in hot weather = sweating = escape = wife going mental.  LOL

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Spidey, isn't that one of the delights of boating? Waking up in the middle of the night with a maggot burrowing into your belly button LOL Cheers
The reason I said maggots was that you will catch more fish with them than other baits and if you have young kids youre trying to interest in the sport catching fish is definitely a bonus.

Dave

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LOL
I'm still traumatized from the lid coming off my home made bait tin in the back of my big sisters brand new Austin Maxi.
Strangely she never did take me fishing again after that, cant think why.


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