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    try a telescopic carp rod!! powerfull enough to handle a full house of mackerel anyday. good fun catching them on light gear

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    If you're ever short of gear, wait for a low spring tide and grab all the bits that have snagged over the past two weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marvell View Post
    If you're ever short of gear, wait for a low spring tide and grab all the bits that have snagged over the past two weeks.

    So very true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superstealth View Post
    try a telescopic carp rod!! powerfull enough to handle a full house of mackerel anyday. good fun catching them on light gear
    I Second that... Tele carp rods are built to handle the load and not expensive and can be used like a beach caster with the benefit of scoping down to around 30 inches. The fittings are not salt water resistant though so they're not going to last a lifetime but for occassinal use should give you a few years of use. Sounds daft but if you really do want a telescopic rod you can use off the beach or jetty etc then look out for the tele carp rods that ALDI sell a couple of times a year, cheap as chips so not big investment needed.

    I'm sure there are some purists who would disagree with me but if you don't want fishing as a hobby and you dont want to shell out a lot of bucks then it's worthy of consideration :-)

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    Agree with what the guys are saying regarding cheap and cheerful gear. Don't be taken in by the tackle industry hype over what you 'need'.

    Remember, most tackle is designed to catch the fisherman not the fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    Remember, most tackle is designed to catch the fisherman not the fish.
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