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chrismarklong

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I haven't been fishing very long, and I absolutly love it..

The one problem I have is that I am fourteen and not very strong, this gives me problems when I am playing a fish because my arm starts really burning.

Is there anyway of stopping my arm from burning or is it something that just comes with fishing?

Chris
 

AndyA

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Hi chrismarklong,

I think it's all part or fishing for big fish, I've just turned 40 and consider myself to be fit but just last week I got the burn while trying to reel in a Common Carp ... I haven't had it before but that fish took a fair while to land and I must have got a bit tired.

Keep fishing and keep catching [:D]

Aaaah .... soon be fishing !
 

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Hi Chris and welcome to The Mad world of Maggotdrowning

Regards your question alot will depend on how you hold the rod or pole whilst playing a fish.

Try to think of it as an extension of your arm and not a seperate thing that you are holding.

It will also help if you keep your rod or pole low whilst playing a fish as this tends to calm them down so you will not have to work so hard trying to play them to the net.

Failing that next time your on the bank take a walk around and see how some of the anglers on the bank are playing the fish.


Malc
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martin.

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hi malc
why dont you invite him to watch you on one your bagging sessions
but then youd have to catch a fish to show him how to play it LOL

tight lines.
martin.
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matt

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hi chris and welcome to the site. i used to suffer from this problem and a good tip to try is to use your forearm to absorb the power of the fish. for example; if like me, you play a fish using your right arm, angle the rod horizontally so the tip is pointing left and down to the water. the butt should be lying against your forearm, so your upper arm isn't taking all the strain. it takes a bit of getting used to, but once you've got the hang of it, it takes a lot of the hard work out of those bagging sessions. hope this helps[:D]


You cheeky monkey!
 

norm

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martin he needs to go and watch someone bag not blank mate lol

malc i will give you and your lass a fiver later for letting me win the caption comp :)


what you going to do with this then teepee?lol
 

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Norm save the fiver and buy yourself some bait![:D][:D][:p][:D][:D]

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Simon R

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Wish I could catch something big enough to make my arm ache [:p][:p]

Seem to be stuck with tiddlers at the moment[:(][:(]

Simon
 

MALC

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Martin / Norm

You just wait till the latest Doyle member gets on the bank...!!!!

Then he'll
the pair of you.[:p][:p][:p][:p][:p][:p][:p][:p]


Chris ignore them pair i did catch a fish once (i think)


Malc
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Steve

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Hi Chris,
Welcome to the best site on the WEB.
You never told me your arm was burning when you landed that 15lb mirror last week.

Serves you right for getting a bigger oner than me!

Dad (I was proud of you though)
 
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