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Want to know how far??

Post by Record Eater on Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:06 pm

I was curious about how far I was actually casting so I used the council GIS mapping service to measure point to point across Weymouth harbour..from the end of the pier to the end of the small groyne the other side is 135m-147 yards..and it's approximately the same from the steps at the base of the pier by the fence....as an example to those who don't know how far 174m-190 yards is if you stand against the railing at the end of the pier it's what you need to get to the end of the stone pier!!!! No way I'll ever get anywhere near to that one!!.. I've learnt that baited I'm lucky to get 100 with the wind in me favour!!.....How the hell you get the rest/best out of the equipment is beyond me!!...I salute all those who have mastered the art of distance casting... Laughing
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Post by crack off colin on Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:56 am

Hi Record Eater

Thats not a bad distance to start with however if you can make the casting fishing session in March(watch this space) you could improve your distance.

Bearing in mind that the "Average" angler struggles to put a bait 100yds and in most cases in about 80yds!!

If you can put a baited trace cast from a shingle bank with a FISHING cast in the region of 150yds then you are in the top 5% of fisherman/casters.

Although distance is not everything but helps when things get tough and the fish are a long way out, try and concentrate on @120/130yds with bait that will increase your catch rate

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Post by Record Eater on Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:23 am

Know what you mean about shingle and bait Colin..put a head wind into that equation and a third comes off me distance easy!!!...it's a good job that when the fish are in off Chesil that they are 'In' !! Smile
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Post by MattyBartz on Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:50 am

Clever idea that pete...

Gonna have to try that myself!!
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Post by Record Eater on Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:59 pm

Satisfies your curiosity!!..We get out far enough to catch the fish mate...well you catch em and i wind em in !! rolling
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Post by MattyBartz on Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:34 am

Keep to the motto..

Don't work too hard!!
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Post by Kep on Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:22 pm

Maybe you need to get one of those mortar things that sends it 300 Yds... or even a kite!!!

Seriously though, Colin will help as he did me. See you in March.
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Post by Record Eater on Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:33 pm

I shall be bringing a fixed spool for the fishin and practice for as long as the multi lets me!!..or maybe it should be the other way around if I want time to learn Laughing
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Post by Kep on Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:04 pm

You can pendy with the f/s as well just bring a finger protector.
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