Hello every one,
I'm french (so sorry for the numerous language mistakes to come ), i'm very interest by wild life, mostly invertebrates, but I'm far from exclusive on that point.
So what am I doing here on NANFA's forum ?
I plan to start sampling fishes on the waters around my home (and wile traveling if the opportunity come) and maybe a local tank.
The sampling will be done by microfishing (and some times with minnow traps), simply because I like to fish (it's one of my hobbies) and because seining is basically forbidden for hobbyist here in France (actually only line and hook fishing is allowed, with minnow trap).
So while the fishes species will be different I'm already reading the forum which as proven itself to be very useful (technically wise).
I already got a pole (a cheap one I bought on amazon, I'm ready to buy a "real" dedicated pole for now), and for now I will stick to the smallest hook I can get from the local shop (size 26 so far), and if they seem to be to big I will get some "tanago" hooks from the well known tenkarabum shop (which is another great inspiration and information source).
Funny story : today I went out to try the pole, the first fish I hooked was about 30cm (12", probably a bream), while I was trying to keep the right angle hopping the rod don't brake before the tippet after a 20 seconds "fight" finally the hook bended !
Unfortunately I didn't brought any spare hook so I had to call it a day (after 5 minutes...), but the rod should be good enough for some (really) microfishing
Along with fishing my others outdoor hobbies are : photography and hiking and I usually combine them all
Hope to have some experiences/pictures to share soon !
Edited by LaMain, 01 March 2015 - 01:33 PM.