Hi All, I have only just started to try my hand at fishing, as my grandson has expressed a sesire to go fishing when he visits me from the wheatbelt. \I live in Greenwood Western Australia and would appreciate any assistance in letting me know best places to fish from the coast in the Northern Suburbs and best times, best baits, lures etc. Many thanks in anticipation. Richard
Dear Itsaboat, Thank you for your response. I apologise for being a bit of a duffer, but I haven't done this before. My grandson is 15, but living in Bruce Rock, has only had experience in catching Yabbies in the local dams and he expressed a desire to try his hand at fishing, and as I have had virtually no experience I decided to ask for advice, to try and ensure his experience is a pleasurable one (and mine too!) I will check out the fishing times page and give the old prawn a try and give it a go at Ocean Reef Boat Ramp/Marina Area. Kind regards, Richard
You don't need fancy and expensive gear. You can get a basic rod-reel combo in Kmart for under $30. Kmart also have "starter" tackle box kits for under $20.
When you consider it costs $70 to $100 per person to go to the zoo. Or even $30 each to see a movie....$50 to $60 is pretty good to get into a new hobby. And if you decide that fishing is not for you, you can always sell the gear on Gumtree.
Look for sandy patches. I see a few on the map. Just cast a prawn into those sandy patches and see what happens.
Oh...and take a small bucket and a towel. Keep your prawns in the bucket with the towel over it to stop the seagulls pinching your prawns . A little bit of ice to keep the prawns fresh would be good too.
Good luck. Let us know how it all goes
itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
I actually have one. Yes, I paid $49. I bought it specifically to chase bream...Yes even at $49 it is cheap and it is good !!
Kmart also have some starter tackle box kits...I say no more...Other than, go to BCF !! Tell the friendly person at BCF that you want a starter tackle box kit. Tell them it should be Plano and under $20...If they offer you a kids starter do NOT shy away. That kids starter box contains everything (maybe not a knife) that you need to get started...so tell them you want a bait knife included !!
Dear itsaboat, Thank you once again for your advice. I took your advice and bought a couple of basic rod-reel combos from K Mart and also a tackle box. We gave it a go, but were only successful in catching Blowies, but at least we caught something! I apologise for the delay in getting back to you, but my computer decided to part company with the internet - I now have a new one.
Dear itsaboat, Thanks again. I did buy the rods and tackle from KMart and as you stated, its not an unreasonable price to pay for a bit of fun - and we had that in abundance, even if we only caught blowies! Your advice in knots was also helpful, inasmuch as none of the knots gave way - so a success. Best wishes, Richard