Below is a current list of the equipment I use for my LRF. Plymouth has a many different marks, although not really necessary I like to have a rod suited to the conditions.
I know what your thinking I’m a “tackle tart” yes I cant argue but could I say I’m a collector??
Nories Rock Fish Bottom Ultra Light 610ULS tube tip
Nories Slow Retrieve SR710F tube tip
Nories Slow Retrieve SR74 non F tube tip a crazy rod, so bendy casts up to 3.5g
Nories Rock Fish Bottom Jighead Snapper 7’10” solid tip
GRAPHITELEADER Finezza Compatto 7’6” Travel tube tip
GRAPHITELEADER Finezza 7’6” solid tip
Tict 710 inbite 0.9 – 12g. tube tip a great all round rod for the UK.
Megabass Shore Luck 7’4 SLX 0.8 -9g tube tip short handle, one hand casting. beautiful rod but not as sensitive as the my other rods.
Reins RAZ Ajiringer-Z 8’0″ 0.6-8g (Sold this rod on, liked it but it wasn’t for me)
Nories Sea bass program 5g -12g tube tip, almost one piece ( not strictly a Lrf rod but boy does it sling out little weights too, it’s well happy chucking 1.8g head plus softy with super sensitivity. A rod I will be using more often)
Daiwa Certate 10 2506
Shimano stella 1000fe
Shimano Stella 2500fe with spare spool favourite reel.
SUNLINE Rock Fish PE 6lb
fluro straight through
SUNLINE Small Game FC 2.5 lb ( love this)
Ecogear Shirasu Fine Head mostly 1.8 size 8 or the Decoy SV-69 Rocket Plus LRF Jighead 1.8g size 8 but I have all weights in many sizes of both
Ecogear aquagear strawtails are my fav along with medium power isome
Anything 2 inches or less.
Large yellow prime area bag
x3 Meiho Versus VS-B6010 Waist Bag (great bag, great price, cheer Mr Fish” i’ll find a use for all three’)
I keep all my little stuff in this box
Still dreaming of far away shores like Cuba & Mexico last night seen me fishing with my LRF travel rod in Plymouth. It’s a Graphiteleader finezza compatto 0.6-8g and what a beauty it is, & certainly deserves more airtime than I currently give it. The reason for using it last night was I brought a newbie a long, he was set up using my Nories rockfish bottom UL and soon got the hang of the light stuff.
After deserting our first mark due to lack of bites the loyal band of LRF’ers moved on to search for more active waters. I won’t say the fishing was easy but we did get our wish with the active water all be it very murky still from the recent rain.
Opting for a size 12 hook 1.5 g split shot and a whole power isome rigged wacky my first fish was a flounder
After a long, long period of no action the same length of rag imatation in pink hooked me a goby at roughly the same time a Adam landed one.
A bit of walking up and down the harbour and a slight Change of location
And Adam caught a herring and lost what we think could have been a bass. Loose drag 😦
But I managed to land one with the help of Matt Newcombe my new bass handling assistant 🙂
Although it was a slow night all round the whole crew managed a few fish and the banter was in top gear.
Adam the newbie had a great time, it’s hard not to when to land a couple of fish on your first session .
Good stuff all round and praise be to the people at Marukyu for bringing us magic in the form of a rag worm.
Every now & then I get to fish in Poseidon’s play ground. ( an MOD Mark, enough said) It never disappoints!!!! while most of the guys fish there are on bait and do really well, I mostly go light. ( LRF)
Last Tuesday I went with Danny & his brother. Danny & I went light and a two hours session produced a manic 20 minutes of 2lb Bass 6 total (three each). We also managed about 50 Pollock between us & a wee flounder.
I managed to get a golden ticket into a very restricted area that always fishes really for me.
I took along my Nories RockFish Bottom UL, 2010 Certate reel spooled up with Sunline Rockfish PE 0.3 braid with a two foot Sunline 6lb Siglon FC leader.
Straight away I was into pollock, Some people moan about Pollock being rats of the ocean but me, I like em. I like the opportunity to test out lures that might not always get a look in due to the mega success I’m having with Ecogear Aqua lures mainly strawtail grubs & the Power Isome rag worm imitation.
On thursday I started off with an aqua Strawtail grub in Orange with a 1.8 g Shirasu Fine Head size 6 hook also from ecogear as the games begun.
The pollock were unusually feisty battling all the way to the pontoon I was casting of many of them taking a last effort deep dive taking line off an already tight drag. the stamp of pollock was pretty good really with sizes ranging from 1lb – to almost 3lb on the bogas
I switched over to a regular straw tail in Pink ( no scent but much tougher than the Aqua so tend to last longer) first cast, I let it sink before lifting the rod gently………..Yep fish on but this wasn’t a pollock. this fish really put up a fight taking line, making dives off, surfacing allowing me to see the tell tail flash of silver before shooting off into another direction.
The rod & reel both worked well, for me my current favourite combination.
Danny came along to my rescue with a landing net, 2 1/2 pound on the bogas. Great night! a few more fish came along including a Poor cod.
I also took out for the first time my latest edition, a Nories rough surf 88, beautiful rod seems really well balanced with a Certate 2500. I fished with a Zenith z-claw ‘deadfish’ I had Sunline Momentum 4×4 16lb with a 16lb leader also sunline siglon fluro carbon.
I must admit the calling for the light gear was stronger so went back to the LRF rod of the night.
Say what you want about LRF, light rock fishing what ever other name it goes by. My view is simple if you haven’t tried it, YOU Don’t know what your talking about!! Or don’t know what your missing. Either way I don’t care.
These images taken on an iPhone 4 were amongst the ever faithful pollock & and another squid ( on a 3G squid lure)
Rock Gobies are great fun on light tackle. No they aren’t gona rip meters of braid off the spool but they will put a mighty bend in a light balanced rod.