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this being my second summer as a sea angler, i want to 'add another string to my bow' so to speak. i want to have a bash at the smut up my way.

However, i havent got a clue where to start, what to use or how to go about catching and for that matter, safely releasing them.

i believe st mary's island is a decent mark or im i getting that wrong?

any advice would be greatly appreciated

graham



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for smuts i use a pennall pulley rig or a single dropper rig for bait you want peeler crab or squid there easy to release but do not hold them up by the tail as this can damage the fish also do not walk away from your rod as a big fish can take your rod out to sea in seconds

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what sort of weight of line should i ue? or should i be using wire? just my normal 13ft beach caster?

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i use 30lb main line and you dont need wire a 13ft beach caster is ok

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hi daft question but whats a smut ?????????????????? :D :D :D

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a smutt is a smooth hound

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My advice would be use a pulley rig size 3/0 hook. I would avoid pennel rigs if using crab bait's as there really is no need to use 2 hooks. If the crab is put on right and bound on right with bait elastic then it will be fine. Set your drag, my rod in the past has taken off like a javelin(and thats no exaggeration). Even a 2lb smoothound will give a good fight as i found out last night ;)

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Post by geordiesandman »

THANKS.....

so where is a good mark, and is there anything else i am likely to hook other than possible Gadidae (if there are any)

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