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Post by ryanmartin1991 on Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:16 am

hi im new to catfishing and want to give it a go but i dont know if i have to buy a certain rods i have nash hooligun rods with a 3lb test cure will they be ok or will they snap? thanks

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Post by edbeef on Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:34 am

Should be fine.

Make sure you have 15lb+ mainline and a strong hooklength.

Unless you're going for huge cats in which case, get some braid

the rods though, i reckon, will be ok.
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Post by ryanmartin1991 on Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:53 pm

cheers mate have you got any suggestions on rigs and baits

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Post by edbeef on Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:23 pm

Im no expert but the classic baits are big chunk of luncheon meat hair rigged onto a size 6/4 hook and a 2/3oz lead on a running rig does the trick.

Failing that, anything meaty - 1/4 of an ox heart or liver is just the ticket.

They are also caught on meaty flavoured boilies or 22mm halibut pellets.

From what I have read recently, just bang a load of bait down Pellets/boilies and have a big hookbait.

Let us know how you get on with your quest wont you?
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Post by Dave The Rave on Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:42 pm

size 2-4 hook braided hooklength and big halibut pellets or anything meaty fishy, 15lb line and the rods you have will be more than capable. good luck mate let us know how you get on Wink
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Post by ryanmartin1991 on Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:57 pm

ok mate thanks alot i think i will be going catfishing next weekend

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Post by Dave The Rave on Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:05 pm

good luck mate make sure you pop back on and make yourself a blog mate Wink
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Post by naquant on Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:06 pm

ryan, where are you going and who with
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Post by Dave The Rave on Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:28 pm

very nose young thomas lol
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Post by naquant on Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:53 pm

yh i know him lol, he is my cousins boyfriend. I was just wondering because i might be staying at home this week, ryan i know a lake with catfish to about 85-90lb. Jimmys lake
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well in stotty couldnt have put it better myself
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if you look hard enough there is normaly a post about it..

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Post by naquant on Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:55 pm

it is quite easy to find after you are used to the site
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