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Hi Guys,

I believe that one of the guiding principles of LRF/HRF fishing is making the most of the smaller fish in your local waters. Well, I'm not sure if we get many wrasse on the sand and shingle of the Kent coast but we certainly get a lot whiting and pouting which drive the cod anglers barmy!

I was wondering what techniques and gear would be suitable for making the most of these species, as well as the summer favourite mackerel. I would be interested in hearing about anyones experiences with these undervalued species.

Also, could I get started on my 7', 10-30g Bushwhacker or should I look at investing in something lighter? All suggestions will be gratefully received.

Regards,
Tony.
 

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As suggested look at the late winter archives from my blog and the catch reports section from Jersey from Late Jan till April.
We had loads of Pouting (still getting em when targeted btw).

10-30g rod is way too heavy.

I use 0.5g - 9g range but usually 0.5 - 5g with 0.2 -- 0.4PE braids ( 5 - 8lb )and about the same as 12 oz BS mono in diameter, or 5lb Fluorocarbon straight through.
 

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Thanks for the advice guys.

I'll get reading.

All the best,
Tony.
 
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