- Oct 4, 2020
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- North Devon
- Favourite Fishing
Oh yes, always cast outside the boat, with the gear held low to the water and then flicked up and out, never comes over the boat.If I recall from a Cox and Rawle book on boatcasting they stumbled upon the effectiveness of boatcasting and then had to construct the theory. They came to the conclusion that the anchor warp and the boat created a scare zone , particularily in shallow water so more fish were caught by the boatcasters. In my experience the further your bait is from the boat the more bites you get. By the way if you cast straight uptide your bait will settle quite close to the boat , in the scare zone.
Final point is that it can be dangerous if the rig and lead is swung on the deck before casting , I have seen traces and hooks slip off the gripper lead during the cast. Never take your eyes off it when you ( or someone else) are casting.
To fish effectively with boatcasting tackle you have to be aware of the uptiding rules, which are based on water depth and speed of the tide. Expert uptider, Dave Lewis explains the principles UPTIDING is easy, isn’t it? You tie a spiked lead to the end of the line, attach a trace and sling it […]www.seaangler.co.uk
If people need to do an overhead thump and have it over the boat at any point, then really they need to go away and practice first!