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I.M.T
Aug-03-2005 @ 12:57 PM                           Permalink
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Hi All,

Of to Potter Heigham on Saturday and 3 of us are planning a bit of fishing for the first time.  I have a few questions for you more experienced ones out there....

Is it better to maybe hire some equipment there or better to buy a cheap starter set (seen them for under £20)?

Would we each need a licence,  or 1 per boat?

Can I buy a licence here (Bournemouth) and use it on the Broads?

What bait is best for a learner,  maybe sweetcorn or bread I have heard?  (Not sure the girls would be too happy to have maggots or worms on board...)

Thanks in advance guys.

IMT Cheers

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Hi

Licence is to be got from any post office, one covers 2 rods, not 2 people

Lathams at potter do a fantastic starter kit,10ft rod,reel and all for £19.99

maggies,sweetcorn,bread,lunchon meat,worms,groundbait,you name it and someone will tell you its better then anything else, just use what you like.

Just enjoy your fishing and relax, thats what its all about

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Aug-03-2005 @ 1:31 PM                           Permalink
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Cheers Wheel....

Good advice I think,  another question though.  Looking through some of these threads it appears best for fishing either early or late in the day.  Is this true,  is it worth us having a try during the day when the girls are lazing on the sun deck?

Thanks again

IMT

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hi
I M T
i am the worst angler on here.
So if you catch a fish thats fine Smile
If you do not, do not post or i will lose my place.
Small worms are good. Smile
Just have a good holiday mate.

roya

now about my bilges.

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LOL, Cheers roya,

I'm sure that between 3 of us we should be able to catch something - just need to learn how to set the rod up,  that's all....

IMT

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hi there, i would defo recommend maggots even if the ladies dont touch them, these will attract a variety of fish.  Usually the perfect bait if all else fails.

I would set up a led rod for a first time basically a small weight which is locked on the line and able to keep the bait down, then all u do is watch the end of the road for twitches and away u go!

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Hi I.M.T
        am sure the people  in the tackle shop
        in lathams  will put you right on setting
        a rod up  if not there many people who dont mind offering to  lend as hand  you soon pick it up  
good luck and tight lines  let us know how you get on


s watson

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excuse me  lol i dont mind maggots  i fish with them just as much as any guy    Playful Wink  well most times anyway

what do you mean you want to  water ski ..... i cant row  that fast !!!!!!!!!!!

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Lol Sue!

I'm sure there are many girls who don't mind maggots - just not the ones who will be with me....

IMT

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Hi IMT you can buy your licence from the net www.environment-agency.gov.uk/ (excuse the pun) but you will need one for everyone who's fishing make shaw you print them off and take them with you. One licence covers the whole country now, and you can buy a day, a week, or a yearly ticket.

Any rod and reel will catch fish, its more to do with bait and set up.

If youre at Potter Heigham i would suggest ledgering with a swim feeder as the current is quite strong.

All ground bait, and tackle available from Latham's, try and talk the girls round maggot is the bait, but if not try sweetcorn.

Hope this helps
Nick   Cheers

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