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What tackle to bring?

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What tackle to bring?

Beitragvon GonnaCatchSumBonito » Fr Nov 10, 2006 18:07

I would like to do a bit of shore fishing when I visit the island and I have a couple of questions for the more experienced anglers on here:

1. Could I get away with using a light carp rod or barbel rod to fish from the shores?

2. What would be the best approach to fishing the shores? i.e. lures or bait

3. What type of shore fish could I expect (or should that be hope!) to catch?

I have very little experience in sea fishing as I mainly fish rivers and lakes in the UK and don't know if my heavier coarse gear would suite sea fishing as an alternative.

Thanks

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Beitragvon ud » Sa Nov 11, 2006 14:01

AHHHHHH At last someone who shares my favourite hobby!!!



1)

Hmmm don't overstress yourself bringing all your fisherman stuff u might

get charged extra luggage.

You might be professional but you won't need all this. Hear me now:

U can buy a telescopic rod (3 m) for well under 20 quid and if u add the

other pieces of equipment (lines, net, lead ball, e.t.c) it will reach 40 quid

max not more. The sea water will greatly affect and rust your fresh water

gear) so u won't be bringing the kit u purchased here back to UK

Just take a taxi to Port-Louis and ask the people at the taxi stand over

there.They will know coz there are only 2 shops and they are 10 mins

walk from the taxi stand itself and lol would u believe between each other

as well.

2) Concerning the lure, what I usually do is I steal king prawns, lobsters

and calamari from the freezer (without me mom knowing hehe) cut them

into pieces and use them as bait they sure work. Some fish prefer white

bread/flour but it is easy to lose it in the throw....damn!

3) I came across this website of someone who shares our hobby and

has also been in Mauritius!!! Check this out:

http://www.dwlyon.com/Fishing/fly_mauritius.aspx

Its got some fish types coz the fish might be named differently here in da

UK.

My personal advice to you:

Safety: Wear boots please coz sea urchin needles can really be painful trust me

Location: Almost anywhere...but it would be wise to rent a boat and go

out with a fisherman he would gladly accept if u pay him 5-10 quid and

bring ure stuff and food over. U're sure to catch at least 1 kilo of fish!




I LOVE FISHING...Those stupid UK regulations are really a pain the

ass...permit for fishing, permit for rod, permit from the park

ranger...what next??? Permit for the lure as well????!?!!? I guess I'm

gonna wait for da holidays and get back to MU.
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Beitragvon GonnaCatchSumBonito » Sa Nov 11, 2006 17:12

Thanks for the info mate, some sound advice there.

I wudn't really call myself a professional but thanks 4 the compliment lol!

The gear I use in the UK is pretty robust. If I were to bring a carp rod I would have a fairly strong rod, comfortable for say weights of 30lb +. I do actually have a reel specific for sea fishing so that area would be covered. Although I do fancy bringing my barbel rod which wud b a bit more sporting.

And as u say I can buy the tackle (hooks, weights, bait ect) on the island so I can travel light.

In the UK the licensing in angling is there to maintain, upgrade and improve the fishing there. Unfortunately we now have the problem of Eastern Europeans immigrants actually taking the stock illegally. This has become a real problem for UK anglers and angling clubs as the stocks in sum venues are becoming depleted.

Thanks again mate
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Beitragvon ud » Sa Nov 11, 2006 18:32

Hmm now I understand the rules but still isn't it a bit harsh??

A hungry fish won't be looking at your rod let it be carbon fiber or

bamboo stick. It just wants to get reeled in.

I still think the bamboo is the best for shore fishing and yeah as u might

have read on the bloke's site. Some small fish might be biting with the

same tenacity as bigger ones.

So don't get overexcited u might be deceived. Good Luck
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Beitragvon GonnaCatchSumBonito » Mo Nov 13, 2006 13:37

Thanks

To be honest mate I wont be too bothered if I don't catch anything. It'll just be nice to be on a beautifull island like Mautitius with a rod in my hand and the sun on my back.

Some people wud say that it's a bit harsh the way it is governed but other people completly agree with it. I do agree with u that it does seem a bit harsh to non-uk anglers but if u cud see the benefits of the licencing then Im sure u wud agree aswell. One thing u have to remember is that fishing is now the UK's most participated sport and not every1 is responsible in the way they fish, like leaving discarded line on the banks and leaving litter. So licencing is a way of looking after fishing for the future.
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Beitragvon ud » Di Nov 14, 2006 16:28

You're right...I might have got carried away a little here thinking how

good ppl always pay the price for the actions of a few stupid ones. I just

don't want fishing to be accessible only to posh ppl...just like golf is.


Anyway where will u be staying GonnaCatchSUmBonito? Are u going with

ure family?
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Beitragvon GonnaCatchSumBonito » Mi Nov 15, 2006 15:28

Im staying at Hotel Coin De Mire in the north/westish. It will be just me and my girlfriend. Really can't wait to get out there. Looking thru sum of public photos on here really gets me excited, like a little kid at Christmas!

Whereabouts on the island r u from?
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Beitragvon ud » Mi Nov 15, 2006 15:54

That's great

Cap Malheureux: its the best location and its peaceful as well. Its 5-10

mins by car to Grand-baie, Pereybere where there are pubs and clubs

http://www.filaos.net/coin_de_mire_hotel_mauritius.htm

u see the boats in these pictures?

don't forget to hire one of them and go next to that Coin De Mire island

for fishing!!! I've been there but bad weather messed up our plans.

Well I lived in Rose-Hill one of the towns in the middle of Mauritius, quite a

busy town, most shops and facilities within walking distance unlike here in

Middlesbrough!!


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Beitragvon GonnaCatchSumBonito » Mi Nov 15, 2006 16:06

Thanx for the tip, i'll definetly give it a go there.

So are you studying in Middlesbrough?
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