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Id like to start fishing, only in local parks etc, but I haven't got a clue on where to start. I know I need to buy a license but could anyone give me any information on what equipment I need to start off with and how much I should be looking at spending on a "starter" kit?

 

 

depends on the type of fishing ur going to do mate, the most common starter is just the general coarse fishing with a simple float set up, tub of maggots and away u go catching lil perch n roach all day long.

have a look on fishtec.co.uk i think they do some reasnoble starter kits.

yeah a licence will set you back 25 notes a year if yr over 16.

 

if u wana specialise in carp/pike fishin then thats another game all together.

 

 

hope some of that helps.

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as above depends what you wanna fish for, iv got 11 rods/poles but havnt been (bar 3 or 4 times last summer) in years. as said you need a licence. a float rods ther best way to start, so get some decent floats, rubbers weights hooks disgorger few bait tins (maggots, sweetcorn, luncheon meat and wheat are all good :)

 

decent line is a must and make sure its not to strong for your rod. also a real with a decent drag setting is a must for a beginner. also need a landing net with a decnt reach pole for it.

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I would suggest going fishing with someone who knows what their doing, roach & perch especially have a tendancy to swallow maggots right down and unhooking them is a nightmare even with experience. Best off going into your local tackle shop for a set up and ask them how to safely use a disgorger especially if your going maggot drowning.

 

If your looking to get into carp fishing, then I suggest you take a look here; www.carpforum.com

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I love going fishing great hobby to be keeping you busy, meet some nice people to.

I personally use a pole and every now and then a feeder rod.

like said go with someone who knows what they are doing for the first few times, But IMO you learn better yourself ie what rigs to make, bait, etc etc

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best find someone local to go with. Fishing when you dont know what your doing can be boring and tedious. Been fishing for almost 20 years. Still even now with £thousands in carp, pike and course equipment i still prefer, over all else, dropping a mag on a waggler, using a light float rod and closed reel in the local country park river over any other kind of fishing.

 

fishing season finishes end of march on public waters, and re-opens in June

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