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« on: May 17, 2006, 09:48:30 CET »

which is more productive

In my opinion anchoring or drifting and feeding makes more sense than trolling if fish have been sighted

If no fish are sighted then trolling is more appropriate


what are your opinions Simon G
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2006, 10:37:16 CET »

Hi Simon,

I think the consensus of our friends in the US of A is trolling using attractors etc to get the fish to the surface and then once located, chumming and castings into them using Diamond Jigs etc.

If you know an area is hot then I reckon anchor or drift and chum away for success. I reckon techniques will also be largely affected by this seasons fuel prices.

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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2006, 17:19:00 CET »

Skip and company, here in California, also know as the left coast of the US of A, our tuna waters are far too deep to anchor up. So we can drift in areas where fish are holding, and that generally has to do with the kelp paddies we have floating. Those kelp paddies vary in size, but they agragate the fish. Sometimes we'll catch tuna, yellow tail, and marlin from the same paddies. They drift a long way, attract and hold bait fish, and that attracts the pelagics.
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2006, 22:38:38 CET »

unfortunatly here in the med we do not have kelp  so we use fads (Fish Attracting Divices) which are mainly composed of palm leaves tied together with a big float or marker at the surface which are anchored to the bottom.
The only problem is that these belong to prof fishermen and they do not like people fishing around them (TO PUT IT MILDLY)
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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2006, 23:32:10 CET »

Beware of the 12 Gauge, you have been warned!!
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2006, 21:17:55 CET »

Thats if they are in a good mood !!!!! Huh
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2006, 08:07:49 CET »

What's the 12 Gauge? The 12 Mile Limit?
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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2006, 10:37:54 CET »

One of these!!


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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2006, 11:36:01 CET »

Ouch! I see! I normally stick around the ones close by to the shore, in the 6 - 8km radius. Normally they don't bite much there.
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« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2006, 00:12:54 CET »

most lampuki are found around the 35-50 mile region
thats where the shoals will be and fishermen will protect their good area with all means legal and not
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« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2006, 09:18:12 CET »

Understandable......With all the hard work they take to put down all the FAD's....I might get aggresive myself If I where in their shoes.
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« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2006, 09:31:47 CET »

Yeah but its still illegal! Call the AFM and report the boat/registration ok, but taking matters in to your own hands is still out of order. I heard this happen in the US, except the boat being fired upon, responded back an automatic assault rifle and just about destroyed the boat. I guess its a question of who has the biggest gun or something.

And another thing to point out, those 40ft fishing boats look slow, but they can make around 28 knots with all their engines, so they aren't slow.....
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« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2006, 11:09:21 CET »

We should organise a Malta Fishing Forum FAD Area around the Gnejna/Cirkewwa area. 1 FAD each and we'll have our own fishing grounds!
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« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2006, 13:26:29 CET »

Not a bad idea, I believe though you also have to pay a license fee per FAD, is this true?
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« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2006, 16:00:24 CET »

I know there is what we call the "Tad-Dilettanti" FADS. I'm pretty sure not many pay for those! You can't put them everywhere though. The most tollerated area is the west coast apparently, from Filfla to Gozo. That's where I do most of my lampuki fishing, in the 12 mile radius of course.  There is what is called the Sword Fish corridors where no CIMI's are allowed.
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