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Post  Cobblemaster on Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:28 pm

Hi all, I have been fly fishing for all trout, mainly wild brownies for the past 15 or more years now. Sometimes fish for Salmon (when I can afford too) lol. Now that the season is drawing to an end, i have decided to take on Pike fishing. When I was a young kid I used to fish the canals for jack pike using a spinner, but nothing really serious. I have kitted myself out with a basic pike rod and baitrunner, and have all the neccessary tackle etc.
I am off to Loch Ard this weekend to try my luck, and wondering if any of you guys had any tips for me, or previous experiences at location. I will be using dead bait lampray/mackarel or such, and taking an extra rod for lure fishing, as i get bored easy lol bounce
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Post  Andy Macfarlane on Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:40 pm

Have to drive right round the back of Ard, along the firepath and even then, the gate might be locked, which can be a pest. You can also fish just past the Post Office, on the strip of grass. A few fish have come off there. Nothing clever about tactics. Just running leger rigs at various distances.
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Post  onetoner on Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:42 pm

Loch ars now theres a water and the boats are cheap to hire as well. . There are some monsters in there so good luck , a good friend of mine got a fish off the boat on a 12 inch lure that was 25lb plus. ...
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Post  Andy Macfarlane on Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:20 pm

Very good perch water too.
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Post  Cobblemaster on Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:57 pm

Went to the ard. Beautiful water indeed. I fished the south side of the loch, through all the woods, up crazy little roadS (wish i took my 4x4) lol and found a super little spot. Near Milton car park, looked perfect a bit shallow though. And I never caught anything Sad . However it was a great day out to test new gear and get a better feel for it. Got told people where catching up at the school area, but couldnt find it.

Going to the venichar this weekend (saturday) I believe up at drum farm?marsh area is pretty good just now? So going to give it a bash. Very Happy
I bought a cheap pike rod (starter one) and this thing was like holding 1tonne of lead pipe lol, so maybe going to buy the Shakespeare Odyssey Pike Rod, as its only £40 and seems decent, not sure of best reel to accompany it? bounce

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Post  adie1200 on Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:00 pm

Please be careful naming venues as we have a no naming policy on the site Very Happy

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Post  Cobblemaster on Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:05 pm

naming venues? so if you ask for advice about a certain water your meant to say " im visiting a loch co-ordinates xx/xx" it has big waves and is wet?

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Post  adie1200 on Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:37 am

Cobblemaster wrote:naming venues? so if you ask for advice about a certain water your meant to say " im visiting a loch co-ordinates xx/xx" it has big waves and is wet?

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Post  Cobblemaster on Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:07 pm

ah ok m8 Very Happy thankyou for letting me know sunny
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Post  Cobblemaster on Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:10 pm

Another Question I would like to ask is : Rigs I have been using has a running weight, however when I cast this I dont get a good distance due to the weight going one way and that bait going other, to combat this would I use a heaver weight than bait? I also want to try the "wobbler" techinique without weight, and also try the poppermaster rig? with fixed weight longer than bait trace ? pirat
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Post  Andy Macfarlane on Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:04 pm

Where you from Cobble?
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Post  Cobblemaster on Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:55 pm

Bannockburn m8, but looking at houses more north between here and perth. Gotta keep my salmon in mind lol . Im going away on sunday fishing but dont know where to go because I got a bad report about the place i tried last time, so open to ideas
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Post  Andy Macfarlane on Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:43 am

You have a PM.
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