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My son has asked if I can take him fishing in the summer holidays, I like the idea but I have no fishing experience and have no idea where to go or what to use for bait/ lures etc.

 

Would a reservoir be the best location for a couple of beginners (who have no patience and would like to catch a couple of fish on the first try!) and if so what fishing tackle would we need? Thanks in advance for any advice.

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Have you thought of trying the Nunnery?

Do you like fishsticks?

Freshwater fishing is going to cost for licences and reservoir fishing requires specialist gear either fly rods, reels, line and flies or spinning rods, reels and spinners depending on which method is allowed,definately no worms on the hook. River fishing you can use all legal methods but still require a licence. Sea fishing such as off Peel breakwater would probably cost the least to set you up and have a fun day out with the chance of a mackerel or two. Suggest you call at a tackle shop and weigh up your options regarding outlay as they should be able to advise you.

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Mackie bashing off Peel breakwater is the way to go. The mackerel is a stupid fish and will bit anything small and shiny. A piece of tin foil wrapped around a hook makes a good mackerel lure. You can buy ready made four hook rigs from tackle shops for about $1.50. Put a weight on the end, tie the other end to your fishing line, and off you go. No need to really cast either; just drop it a few yards out off the wall.

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Freshwater fishing is going to cost for licences and reservoir fishing requires specialist gear either fly rods, reels, line and flies or spinning rods, reels and spinners depending on which method is allowed,definately no worms on the hook. River fishing you can use all legal methods but still require a licence. Sea fishing such as off Peel breakwater would probably cost the least to set you up and have a fun day out with the chance of a mackerel or two. Suggest you call at a tackle shop and weigh up your options regarding outlay as they should be able to advise you.

 

I have always like the idea of fly fishing, ie doing something a lot of the time, casting and retrieving.

 

I will have a word with the local fishing shop and look into doing that on a reservoir.

 

Many thanks to all the replies.

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Mackie bashing off Peel breakwater is the way to go. The mackerel is a stupid fish and will bit anything small and shiny. A piece of tin foil wrapped around a hook makes a good mackerel lure. You can buy ready made four hook rigs from tackle shops for about $1.50. Put a weight on the end, tie the other end to your fishing line, and off you go. No need to really cast either; just drop it a few yards out off the wall.

 

 

Was at Peel tonight, only Joeys (babies) being caught. But here's a thing that's really starting to bug me. And not just me, some of the other anglers also. It's apparent that some of our far-eastern residents have a different idea about what size fish they're permitted to keep. I've been observing this for the past few weeks now. A fair quantity of their catch is SO obviously under-sized if that sizing-chart on the wall is anything to go by. There is a phone-number to report this but no warden to police it, apparently.

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There are definitely wardens on the resevoirs. A friend of mine got busted fishing without a licence. Strangely, in court, he was banned from holding a licence for a year. Bit stupid really, they should have made him by one, and then suspended it. Blade Runner, get a licence :)

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Port St Mary break water is good for shitties. Just need a cheap rod and reel combo from hobbytime and a sparkly spinner. Not that good to eat though. If you can be assed i'd defo charter a boat, loads of fun and much bigger fish. They supply all the shit you need as well so you won't have a garage full come September.

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Port St Mary break water is good for shitties. Just need a cheap rod and reel combo from hobbytime and a sparkly spinner. Not that good to eat though. If you can be assed i'd defo charter a boat, loads of fun and much bigger fish. They supply all the shit you need as well so you won't have a garage full come September.

 

I am liking that idea even more Merkin, no pile of tackle at the end of the holidays and big fish! Just need a speaker on my sons iphone and the music from jaws.......................

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I'd say the best way of guaranteeing a catch easily is to use a charter boat. There's a couple around, I've used Gemini in port st mary before. Doesn't cost too much, you usually get some great views and he provides all the gear etc.

 

http://www.geminicharter.co.uk/

 

Alternatively, peel or port st mary breakwater and a bit of luck, or a day license and spinning at injabrek.

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