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Postby Poodle Jewel » Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:08 pm

I work in a nursing home and we want to take some of them fishing,can anyone give me some advice on what to buy that won`t cost the earth and is easy for them to use.
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Re: Fishing Gear.

Postby HGMonaro » Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:24 pm

depends on where your going, but I'd imagine a hand line would be the easiest to use and for you to 'administer'.

Be careful though, if someone falls, in it could be fatal!

Reminds me of a episode we witnessed on our trip last year. Stopped for lunch as a picturesque bay on the WA coast (near Jurien Bay) and a bus load of seniors are having a stretch at the other end of the parking lot. One old biddy must have decided she was going to go and touch the Indian Ocean (as you do!) so with an accompice wanders down to the shore. She bent down to feel the water (as you do) and fell flat on her face (which your not supposed to do!) Her accompice tried to rescue her and they both staggered around like they's had one too many sherries. I was handing my camera over to my wife and about to sprint down to assist when they managed to right themselves and stagger back onto the sand. We laughed our heads off, but it could have been serious if she had of taken in a gutfull of saltwater in the initial tumble.

It must have made an impression on my youngest son (6) as we were talking about something just the other day (can't remember what) and he pipes up about the lady that fell into the ocean!

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Re: Fishing Gear.

Postby Poodle Jewel » Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:36 pm

It would only be river or SPAMER fishing and yes we are big on safety those that would be going their mobility is good just the old brain doesn`t remember too much,in fact we have two young men one just about 50 the other 55, fit but mind doesn`t work too good.
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Re: Fishing Gear.

Postby Poodle Jewel » Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:38 pm

LOL what the ? spamer fishing Lol C.A.N.A.L fishing.
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Re: Fishing Gear.

Postby amanda » Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:46 pm

Poodle Jewel wrote:LOL what the ? spamer fishing Lol C.A.N.A.L fishing.

I have to admit I was wondering what spamer fishing was :roll: I can't see anything offensive with the word, perhaps it doesn't like the word when the "c" is removed.
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Re: Fishing Gear.

Postby Poodle Jewel » Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:51 pm

amanda wrote:
Poodle Jewel wrote:LOL what the ? spamer fishing Lol C.A.N.A.L fishing.

I have to admit I was wondering what spamer fishing was :roll: I can't see anything offensive with the word, perhaps it doesn't like the word when the "c" is removed.



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Re: Fishing Gear.

Postby will_deness » Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:55 pm

Handhelds are nice and cheap and would be suitable. The only problem giving a handheld to a novice is when they hold the reel in one hand and the line in the other, When they are winding it in and are chatting or not concentrating the line can come to the end and you have a fish hook embedded in a finger.this could be overcome by making sure they don't have a running sinker
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Re: Fishing Gear.

Postby GypsyLady » Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:16 pm

Poodle Jewel wrote:I work in a nursing home and we want to take some of them fishing,can anyone give me some advice on what to buy that won`t cost the earth and is easy for them to use.


What a lovely gesture PJ, I am sure the oldies will have a ball.
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Re: Fishing Gear.

Postby DavenRos » Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:52 pm

You could always try BCF ( Boating, Camping, Fishing ). They usually have cheap deals on Rod / Reel Combos suitable for all ages.

Another idea is, watch for fishing gear going at garage sales.
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Re: Fishing Gear.

Postby cruiser » Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:37 am

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Another idea is, watch for fishing gear going at garage sales.[/quote]
good thinking,that will be nice and cheap
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Re: Fishing Gear.

Postby Poodle Jewel » Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:50 pm

Gararge Sales,GOOD THINKING... thanks everyone
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Re: Fishing Gear.

Postby amanda » Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:16 pm

Do you have any "Aussie Junk" shops near you? I know the one at Currumbin has stacks of fishing bits and pieces, and you'd get them for next to nothing, probably even cheaper than what you would at a garage sale.
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Re: Fishing Gear.

Postby Poodle Jewel » Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:25 pm

Thanks Amanda will check that out.
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