Why are they so good?

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Why are they so good?

Post by TOLGA » Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:10 pm

Hi ,

What I would like to know is why are these guys that we see on T.V read about in magazines and constantly watch come in the top 15 in the comps majority of the time, What makes them so good how do they think, Whats there approach? I find that I will have a game plan which turns to crap and I find myself strugling just to find a fish so what I would like to know is how these guys are educated as far as fishing goes and what makes them so bloody good!

I live on the Gold Coast don't realy get a chance to pre fish just basicaly go out when I can. I go into comps blind with the same sort of strategy each time that just doesn't work so how would I need to think to become better?

I would like to know things like
How do you find where the fish are?
How do you know what they will take IE-plastics/hb's or surface : what colors etc...
Where would they be each month of the year?
How do you find fish at different tidal stages?
How do you become smarter at this game what mental notes do you have to take?
Etc etc etc

I look forward to all comments
Thanks
Tolga :)

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Post by Bruce Anderson » Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:31 am

Hi Tolga,

Sorry , I can't really help you out there but can certainly give you advise on consistantly making the bottom 15 :cry: :cry:

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Post by eddystone » Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:09 am

TOLGA,

I would take a guess and say time on the water!

Also fishing many different systems would help too :!: Generally you become good by working hard (getting up early, fishing long hours etc). I doubt many of these guys are just good by chance :wink:

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Post by barra'd_up » Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:33 am

eddystone wrote: I would take a guess and say time on the water
Spot on mate.
You cannot beat time on the water, you cannot expect to compete if you dont pre-fish properly or have confidence in your strategy and choice of tactics.
NO-ONE is born a gun angler, effort and a true passion will make you get there.
Confidence is born through results, the only way to get results is to be on the water every spare minute of the day, and in conditions where others would stay at home.
A confident, positive angler is always hard to be beat, hence the top 15 showings.
Its there if you want it bad enough, but it wont come easy.
Get out there!

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Post by wayne g parry » Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:00 am

Bruce,(mong) you gave your self a rap there, bottom 15

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Post by squizzytaylor » Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:00 pm

I think it is like any sport or career.... time , patience, practice, peristence and confidence in what you are doing above all this though is the ability to have fun and enjoy doing it. No-one ever did thier best doing something they dont like doing.

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Post by chrisfish » Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:11 pm

Like the other guys I think time on the water is a big factor.
One other suggestion is keep a diary of when and where you caught fish and the weather conditions. Also in comps where you dont do well talk to the guys who got there bag and see what they did.
The more info you get the more chance you will get to crack a pattern.
Also you can watch the AFC dvds over and over and they feature the same rivers you will fish in a tournament.
Having confidence that you can pull fish from a spot will help, a lure fished confidently will catch more fish.
Alot of the top guys have been fishing tournaments for years and have the experience of fishing the different events several times.

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Post by Bruce Anderson » Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:24 pm

Up Yours Parry,

Least I get out there and have a go. Havn't seen you on the water for about 3 years. You goin to have a go next year or are you still scared of the wife.

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Post by wayne g parry » Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:48 pm

See ya this weekend (mong)

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Post by miked » Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:48 pm

Cream always rises to the top & sh#t may float for a while it eventually sinks.
Boy it stinks down here.

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Post by Fassbasstd » Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:12 pm

Poooooo!!

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Post by antman » Sat Jan 12, 2008 3:49 pm

Hi Tolga , Havent done any good in the comps myself , but im hopeing to now that i have got rid of that quinny hornet of mine . im sure that thing must have been a jinx .

cheers tony .

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Post by TOLGA » Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:16 pm

Your not wrong Tony
Consumer affair will be hearing about this one it is against the law to sell a JINXED boat to another person. I will be seeking compensation for my poor performance!! :D

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Post by TOLGA » Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:37 pm

Thanks guys I supose the bottom line is to just get out fishing more often, Now lets see how the boss is going to react to this one I am sure he wont be happy.

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Post by Steve Morgan » Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:45 pm

Tolga,

Just take the boss along to some teams tournaments and get him hooked.

:)

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Post by TOLGA » Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:49 pm

Hey Steve,
He's already hooked on fishing he's out nearly everyday thats why I dont get time, Some ones got to do the work :roll:

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