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« on: October 17, 2008, 16:08:02 CET »

I usually go float-fishing in harbour areas. In November-December I accompany some friends who go rock fishing to Qammieh/Slugs' Bay/Ahrax (depending on the wind). I would like to try FLOAT-FISHING in these areas. Any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2008, 17:21:22 CET »

Tancred you can use a running float so you can fish down to the bottom or a bombarda float.They both can be productive.
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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2008, 21:55:06 CET »

my opinion is to use a big float (running) which caters from 10-25gms of weight.

But why do you need to do float fishing in such areas?

Which fish are you targeting my friend?

Spitec....a bombarda will take ages to reach the bottom in such places. I suspect it will never reach the bottom due to sea current in such open sea areas!
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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2008, 05:21:34 CET »

You never know placebo I caught kahli,sawrell,nice vopi etc with the bombarda in open sea.Its my opinion at least! and for me it worked.
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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2008, 10:56:23 CET »

thanks
yes, kahli, sawrell, vopi etc are the fish i would like to target
the big float seems a good idea; at what depth, and at what distance from shore, should i try for these fish?
what about using a 7-8m pole with 6-8g float and ground-baiting?
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« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2008, 11:30:31 CET »

The running float and bombarda are for rod and reel fishing.While if you are using a pole its a different story.The distance dipends on the place my friend and you should always have ground bait with you and with a pole you should try fishing just 1 foot off the bottom.We use 6g floats only when there is a lot of small vopi or there is a little bit of current.
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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2008, 12:04:26 CET »

i agree with Spitec about fishing kahli,sawrell,nice vopi etc (mid sea fish) the bombarda is ideal in open water.
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« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2008, 12:34:24 CET »

Guys to Prepare a bombarda rig or running float alli have to do is insert the float or bombarda before the swivel and ties a 1 fatom line to the swivel with a hook? Do i need to maby put one of those small leads the you press on the end?...and also with the bombarda how do you realize that you are hooked up or the fish is biting..i dont think i have to hold the rod in my hand all the time?
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« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2008, 13:18:41 CET »

They are very different to set up Lapsiboy.The bombarda you just put it above the swivel and the best way is to throw as far as possible and leave it sink slowley and then retrieve slowly or you can throw it and fish like your fishing the running ledger method.For it you don't need any lead.The running float you have first to insert a stopper than the float then weight put a small swivel and then end it with some line and a hook.
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« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2008, 13:35:22 CET »

Ok il try the bombarda tonight...does it sink very slow or fast?
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« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2008, 16:49:25 CET »

It depends on the weight of the bombarda.There are different weights.
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« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2008, 23:20:31 CET »

HI I dont know if its of any help with this matter, but in England we have a type of float made by a company called Polaris. these floats have a friction device on the bottom where you just thread your line through, you then attach your weight and hook in the form of a paternoster and then cast in. the whole lot sinks then the float reurns to the surface and locks in place until you strike then it just slides back down the line. They work very well i water up to about 50 feet deep. They are also available in quite a few different sizes. they work on different size lines as well. I Dont know if they are available in Malta. I cant remember seeing them in mister fish when I was there in May. but if its any help I could fetch a couple over next time i come to Malta.  Hope this helps in some way
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« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2008, 21:13:21 CET »

wow! the polaris floats!

i had a lesson on them some time ago but so far i have never tried them!

Should be ideal. About the bombarda...... it's a slow sinker.

On the bombarda itself you find for example (12g+2g) that means that the bombarda is a 12gms weight while it sinks at the speed of a 2gm lead!

In italy they use it for fishing trout
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« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2008, 16:10:26 CET »

I tried the bombarda yesterday and all i can say its just like a lead weight it still sinks very fast....i found it good for fooling fish since its transparent and doesnt show unlike a lead weight
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« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2008, 16:20:03 CET »

any results lapsi boy last saturday?
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