1st time offshore fishing on a charter.

Hey guys, well me and a mate are finally going to try our hand at some offshore fishing and we're booked in for Wednesday next week with Port Bouvard Charters.

We're both new at this. We each have a TLD 25 with 15kg mono on 15-24kg strokers. Should we bring them? Because I'm not too keen on what I think are the alvey setups provided by the charter. We don't have any boat rods apart from that. 

 

Cheers

Gareth


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port bouvard are great

Thu, 2012-02-02 13:47

use your rods, braid would be better and they will supply all rigs and bait. have a great day

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Thanks for the info. I've

Thu, 2012-02-02 14:23

Thanks for the info. I've just respooled mine recently and have yet to put on a wind-on leader. Would 300lb suffice? Would they do any trolling? 

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300lb haha you thinking of

Thu, 2012-02-02 14:52

300lb haha you thinking of catching a great white hahaha... 80-100lb is as heavy as i would go and 50lb braid

Good luck for the charter mate try keep away from others on board

 

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What do you mean by keep

Thu, 2012-02-02 16:30

What do you mean by keep away? Don't mingle with other fishos?

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Well, maybe if they're idiots

Thu, 2012-02-02 16:38

Well, maybe if they're idiots dont mingle, but i'm pretty sure he meant physically move away while fishing so your lines dont tangle ;)

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Think he is suggesting you

Thu, 2012-02-02 16:39

Think he is suggesting you fish as far away from the other anglers on board as possible. Big tangles occur when everyone fishes on top of each other.

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im booked in for the 19th of

Thu, 2012-02-02 14:26

im booked in for the 19th of this month which is a sunday the last 2 i booked where canceled cause of the wind so i hope the next one is a go

looking forward to it i am ..

 

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I wouldn't go as heavy as

Thu, 2012-02-02 14:43

I wouldn't go as heavy as 300lb for a leader. More like 90-110lb.

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x3 on the leader, hooked a

Thu, 2012-02-02 15:23

x3 on the leader, hooked a stupid shark (maybe the shark hooked a stupid angler) on 55lb braid and 100lb leader the other week and spent an hour busting my back and still couldnt lift the bastard, even when we turned the boat and thumbed the spool (two thumbs) it still didnt bust off for a while, haha for once my knots held. basicly if you cant lift the fish with that gear dont waste your time trying. (done it twice now wont be doing it again, almost never learn from my mistakes)

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And if you happen to snag the leader, its also a bitch to break

Thu, 2012-02-02 15:33

it. 50lb braid is often more like 80lb, and your braid may bust anywhere up the line. So the max leader 80-120lb. Above that youl need a fighting chair and huge Tiagra.

Cheers

Neels

 

Edit: PS forgot to say good luck.

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 Fished with them this time

Thu, 2012-02-02 15:46

 Fished with them this time last year and me and a mate bagged out at 10/11 o'clock. Good dayout good luck mate

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Hahas my bad :SIt's actually

Thu, 2012-02-02 16:28

Hahas my bad :S

It's actually my ballooning rod hence the 300lb leader I use.

Well I'm not using any braid, so 15kg mono and 100lb leader it is then.

Is there anything else I should bring? 

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bring

Thu, 2012-02-02 16:58

 a chilly bin XD incase you catch something decent to keep cool

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they keep all caught fish on

Thu, 2012-02-02 17:07

they keep all caught fish on ice for you

ill be taking a cooler with me and leav eit in the car then if i catch something ill put on ice on way home

 

only taking a baitrunner with me to test it out cause i know they have alveys

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that

Thu, 2012-02-02 17:09

 is what i meant

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Take ya camera

Thu, 2012-02-02 17:07

practice your shot pose with the fish out front ...so we can see the big dhuey when you catch it ...ps maybe slip a kwells before launching ,I imagine it'd be a long day on the water...best of luck mate

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Should I bring my Stradic

Thu, 2012-02-02 17:50

Should I bring my Stradic 5000 with PE2 braid? I've always wanted to give that reel a bit of a challenge.

 

Eski - check

Camera - check

sea tabs - check

 

 

hopefully its worth the $200.

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i won my charter from the

Thu, 2012-02-02 18:56

i won my charter from the sunday times hoping for some big fish myself the last paid charter from hillaries i didnt catch anything realy it was a big let down

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went out with them.

Fri, 2012-02-03 15:34

went out with bouvard,they go out fairly far ,got meself a thumper pink snapper and a queenie,a good nangeye, seen

various other fish caught along witha nice shark ,

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