Light Rock Fishing equipment I use

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??

 

Rods
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)

Reels
Daiwa Certate 10 2506
Shimano stella 1000fe
Shimano Stella 2500fe with spare spool favourite reel.
braid
SUNLINE Rock Fish PE 6lb

fluro straight through

SUNLINE Small Game FC 2.5 lb ( love this)

Jig heads
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

Lures

Ecogear aquagear strawtails are my fav along with medium power isome
Anything 2 inches or less.
Bag
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

Meiho Mini Bits Box PA-10SS ( love it)

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UFC Pollock, Heavy weight Bass & poor Cod

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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.

“I see you brought your kids rod long mate” ( the kit I use)

I’ve had a few so called hard core anglers take the Piss out of my gear, it’s probably fair enough as it does look like flimsy kit but I enjoy it and thats all that matters.

will add images soon but I thought a quick bit of info on the gear I fish with might be useful to someone

My main rods are specialist Japanese  from Nories Imported by www.artoffishing.co.uk

Rock Fish Bottom Ultra Light 610ULS 1.7g -7g good for 1g – 10g in my opinion but don’t hold me to that. This is my favourite LRF rod I’ve had a few 2lb Bass on the the UL. If I could only choose one rod to fish for the rest of my life this would be it……..who knows it might be the sandwave tomorrow luckily I won’t have to choose.

Rock Fish Bottom Jighead Snapper 7’10” jigging up to 42g casting imho 1g- 15g Strange rod solid tip but feels like it could raise a dead horse. My Soft plastic rod for LRF & Wrasse as long as the ground is not too rough.

‘FlatFish Program’ Sand Wave 74 7g -21g top rod! Power, bend,Power Bend, I love it.

4  Slow Retrieve 710F updated 0.8g – 5.5g  powerful & bendy built for big than normal LRF fish but fun all round.

5  Flat fish program rough surf 88    10 -40g I love the distance & power of this rod with great sensitivity

I also have a

Rein Raz Ajiringer- Z 8’0 0.6g -8g  a good solid tip rod at a reasonable price  that really shows it’s power with a decent size fish on but bends like crazy with a goby.     available from Mr fish Jersey

The reels are also fairly light weight & small

Shimano Rarenium CI4 3000 FSA with three spools currently loaded with

2lb Spinning Fluoro ,

6lb  Varivas Light Game 0.4 PE 6lb (max 8lb) 100m

12lb Power Pro

Daiwa 10 Certate 2506  With two spools, one of which is a 2500 spool currently

Dawia 10 Certate 2500

loaded with

SunlineRock Fish PE 120m 2506 spool

& 16lb Sunline Cast Away PE 150m 2500 spool

Sunline flouro carbon  2.5lb 2500 spool love this on a wind day ( slightly more wind than normal)