Pout and Shore Rockling as bait ?

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Pout and Shore Rockling as bait ?

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Hi Guys
Fishing on a tight budget as the credit crunch bites and looking for cheap baits to use.
Used some limpets the other night, off the beach near Bournemouth, and got a few pout and shore rockling.Now i was wondering if pout or shore rockling might be worth using as fillets,whole deadbaits or livebaits.Any suggestions or comments would be appreciated.



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hi cloinc and welcome to the site m8, pout are only good as bait in pots for crab or lobster rockling has no oil.
for bait you need a good oily fish such as mackerel or bluey


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Post by andymad »

hi clonic
you could fish a small pouting about 30 yards out for bass.i read a couple of months ago in sea angler a 19 lb cod was caught on a small rockling.when we used to be running down on lug we used to fillet and use whiting for whiting.many shellfish will catch a variety of fish and are underated but some times,will out fish other baits.
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u can use small fish use them as live bait on a second rod the only thing that will hit them is something of a decent size. i have lost count on the amount of times i have guted a 5lb+ fish with rockling and blennies in its there natural food so y wouldnt it catch you fish?? :-/

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in the summer on cromer pier last year we were catching lots of pouting during the night and a good few anglers had decent sized bass on a live pout near the pier legs so yes definatly use them for live bait as for rockling well there nickname around here is slugs

and who would eat a slug lol

still its always worth trying

raw mussels are a brill bait and can be picked from piers and breakwaters
just thread 5 or 6 on a kebab stick out of there shell lol
might be a bit hard to do otherwise
then wind bait elstic aroun a good few times the take off of stick and thread up a pennel rig
i have had 2 coddling this way so far tis year

good luck steve

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Cheers guys
Some food for thought there, any Cheap/free bait ideas gratefully received. i now live 2 mins from beach and it just seems a waste not to fish it more often, but as said money is so tight in construction at the moment (Damn those pesky bankers) and baits so expensive it limits you a bit.

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yeah know what ya mean
local tackle shop has lug in but will only sell them at a pound a time
i havent got 18 pound to spend like that on top of squid mussels etc

just wondered how many customers she's gonna p**s of like that
she should be thinkin about keepin us happy not gettin 18 pound a go

still hope she ends up throwin a load away cos we cant all afford 18 quid ago

X( X( X( X( X( X( X( X( X( X( X( X( X(

and to make it worse she only my sisters sister in law
familys cant pick em

aarrrrrgggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

cheers steve

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shannock wrote:yeah know what ya mean
local tackle shop has lug in but will only sell them at a pound a time
i havent got 18 pound to spend like that on top of squid mussels etc

just wondered how many customers she's gonna p**s of like that
she should be thinkin about keepin us happy not gettin 18 pound a go

still hope she ends up throwin a load away cos we cant all afford 18 quid ago

X( X( X( X( X( X( X( X( X( X( X( X( X(

and to make it worse she only my sisters sister in law
familys cant pick em

aarrrrrgggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

cheers steve

You sure your missus aint just told her to charge you more to keep you off the beaches (dem sneaky dem women!!)

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i recently got sick of payin for bait i can get myself. i bought a garden fork and went diggin with a guy who showed me how easy it is. i have 2 spots to go to. 1 is about 20 mins from work and the other about 30 mins from home. if the tide is ok after work ill go from there and if not i go from home on my days off with the dogs.(they love the beach) ill dig maybe 30 or 40 which does me for about 2 sessions.
i'm supposed to be going diggin for maddies in the next few days with another guy so thatll be more free bait for me. check out local asian supermarkets too where you can usually get big boxes of squid for fairly cheap. i usually buy the biggest box they have, seperate into 2s and refreeze.
now i just need to find an easy way to get free peelers as this is the only bait i now buy from tackle shops.
also, if money is thight look in the buy and sell/free adds for your local area. lots of people give away fridge freezers for free if you can collect. put it in the shed or spare room. fill the freezer with mack in the summer and it should do for most of the winter and use the fridge for keeping worms for upto 2 weeks. if you get worms you can also freeze unused lug thatll do for when you cant go diggin.
hope this helps.

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cloinc wrote:
shannock wrote:yeah know what ya mean
local tackle shop has lug in but will only sell them at a pound a time
i havent got 18 pound to spend like that on top of squid mussels etc

just wondered how many customers she's gonna p**s of like that
she should be thinkin about keepin us happy not gettin 18 pound a go

still hope she ends up throwin a load away cos we cant all afford 18 quid ago

X( X( X( X( X( X( X( X( X( X( X( X( X(

and to make it worse she only my sisters sister in law
familys cant pick em

aarrrrrgggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

cheers steve

You sure your missus aint just told her to charge you more to keep you off the beaches (dem sneaky dem women!!)

why didnt i think of that she wouldnt would she hmmmm YES
>:) >:) >:) >:) >:) >:) >:) >:)

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Post by Hebby09 »

You could always try using a pout as bait. i have been hit by a couple of codling/cod that have attacked the whiting when pulling them in and the whole whiting is completely wrecked.

kingcrab

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pout is a great summer bait for shore conger had many to over twenty pounds on a fresh pout even pin whiting if ther still around

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Post by cookiemonster »

A live pout, very small pollack or live sandeel fished on a long trace can be very fruitful for bass.

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