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« on: September 11, 2008, 14:42:50 CET »

The season is fast approaching when infront of Tigne point, Dragonara Casino Area, infront of maghtab and elsewhere on the east coast one will see the sea dotted with bright lights on all kinds of boats during the evening and night.  This signifies the beginning of the Calamri season in Malta, which usually begins around the end of September and carries on until late March April.  This year, I'm prepared to go jigging too.  Have already heard some reports that Calamari (albeit small ones) are being caught on the west coast and up at Cirkewwa.  Anybody here ever been out jigging for them?. 
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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2008, 14:48:20 CET »

we will wait till this moon clears off. Its too early and they are small. Yesturday there was from Lapsi that didn t had a singli strike
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2008, 15:56:03 CET »

The season has started, but the size of the calamari is still small around 100gr.

Rob
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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2008, 16:11:44 CET »

i usually go from bugibba but this year i want to try it out by  using my boat. can anyone tell me what i will need since it's my first  run...
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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2008, 17:06:17 CET »

My setup is as follows:

100m 0.80mm main line
swivel
2m 0.40mm
3-way swivel
2m 0.40mm
3-way swivel
1m 0.30mm
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lead

I attach the calamari jigs (the ones without lead) to the 3-way swivels dirctly.  The weight of the lead varies between 3-6oz, depending on depth and current.

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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2008, 23:21:03 CET »

I agree with rob but even the ones with lead are good and you can use 3 swivels instead of 2 and don't put too much light in the water.
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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2008, 23:25:55 CET »

last year i went for clamari about six times but only at sunset because i did not have a ny special lantern.can i use a diving torch immersed in water?
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« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2008, 23:38:11 CET »

No spiru it's not good u better make at least a small bulb like the ones you use for the soffits[suffet] better if halogen
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« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2008, 23:41:24 CET »

this is a mares brand torch and it is halogen.what do you think cor it is quite powerful
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« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2008, 23:44:56 CET »

its not raccomanded because it spreads in the deep and its better if you spread the light a little bit closer to the surface.Its my opinion someone else may tell you its good I don't know my friend.
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« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2008, 00:05:57 CET »

Has anyone been successful using a rod to fish calamari from a boat?  Tried several times, but results were poor because I never managed to feel the bite, even though I had braid in the spool.

Any ideas?


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« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2008, 09:22:44 CET »

I have been successful without light but I used to go right at sundown. I started again last week, but it is still to early. But this year will be making a light Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2008, 11:45:42 CET »

Some monster calamari are coming up from the depths together with the small ones.  A friend of mine caught a 1.5kg one today!!! 

Rob
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« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2008, 11:50:18 CET »

rob,i fish for clamari with a short boat rod.i find it more convenient.forget it that you feel a bite  when you cathch clamari.it is not like fishing for sargi far from it.all you feel the rod heavier while jigging as if you have hooked a plastic bag
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« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2008, 12:10:56 CET »

If you're spinning from land and manage to catch a nice one, 1 - 2 kg range, on a spinning rod 150g range it's like you've caught a nice fish !!! Last year I had to use even the drag with some of them, they took line aswell like when a fish is caught  Wink

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