Bacon Pond--Sherburn--Newbie needs help

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scoot1on1

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Has anyone fished here lately..I'm just returning to fishing from a 10yr break and Im only 32 now [:D], haven't really fished on the coarse fishing circuit much so being a complete newbie[:eek:)], and the bacon pond only a 20 min drive has anyone got any details that will help. I haven't got all the gear, just a basic spining rod and mitchell reel, and the bog standard tackle. Any help gratefully received.incl. which tackle I should be investing in etc. At the mo I was thinking of targeting Pike or Perch until I'd built up a larger arsenal of tackle.

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Jon
 

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Welcome aboard Jon,

It must be at least 10 years since i fished it last but will ask around tomorrow and get back to you

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Jon,
How do and welcome.
Re investing in tackle.
Basic kit to start you off should include;

13ft carbon match rod,
Reel, your Mitchell reel should be O.K for now, so long as it's a fixed spool type.
Load your reel with 2 1/2 or 3lb line, for general coarse fishing work.

Selection of quality waggler floats ie drennan crystal, Dick Cleggs. Ask at your local tackle shop. It's best to go for insert wagglers on stillwaters.

Get some barbless hooks to nylon until you get the hang of tying your own hooks. Obviously breaking strain of less than your mainline. Go for hook sizes 22 to 16 for now.

Plummet for finding the depth.
Disgorger for removing the hooks (important)

If your budget allows, a landing net and handle. I would say it is an essential bit of kit. I've seen people struggling to land fish without landing nets, all it does is cause undue stress to the fish and runs the chance of breaking your tackle if the fish is too large to swing to hand.

There you go, that should be enough to get you started on general coarse fishing.

If it's pike your after, I'm sure some of the predator hunters of this forum will be sure to help you out. It will involve more tackle though.
Pike rod, bigger reel,stronger line, bigger hooks, forceps for hook removal etc, etc.

Hope this info helps mate.
Terrier.

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Thanks to Dave and Terrier. I have now ordered a predator rod!! I did visit the Bacon Pond a few weeks back, and was only there for a couple of hours, I fished only with sweetcorn on ledger and with bubble float (all I had!!) and didn't even get a stray twig knocking my line [:)]. I did however see some fish breaking the surface, I seen even more as I had packed up and decided to throw the rest of the contents of the tin in the lake [:(].(Tin Taken back home!! as a lot of previous anglers on the peg had obviously not thought this important[:(!])

I don't think I had much hope catching anything after reading terriers reply as I had 1/4 oz weight 6lb line and size 12 hook.

I have also got a 4.0g waggler in your opinion is this too heavy, it looks a beast of a waggler[:D]

If any Pike fishermen or anyone who knows, is wire trace a must, I have 20lb line (says its for Pike...no doubt a marketing ploy) would this suffice?? I do know that Pike arent short of a few teeth tho.

Are there any web sites that show rig set ups etc.??

Thanks again for all your help, and if anyone can add any further tips to Daves and Terriers it would be gratefully received.
 

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Best place to ask is Here


Best person to ask is Esox20 (member on here)

Oh & as for the wire trace, thats a definate yes.
Welcome to the site by the way [:D]


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Jon,

I have just started Pike fishing this winter and am having great fun. I would say that it is essential to have a wire trace and if you make them yourself it is not expensive. I belive you could also use braid as a trace but in my limited experience I would favour wire.

As for more info on Pike fishing I'll leave the replies to the specialists.

Poles

Great info, great guys, great fun, thats Maggot Drowners
 
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