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INTERVISTA A JOE ARCH (GALLES)

Con questa prima intervista voglio inaugurare una lunga serie di articoli mirata a far vedere altre chiavi di lettura riguardanti la pesca dalla spiaggia. In questo caso, così come in tutti gli altri casi, l’intervista sarà fatta ad uno dei più forti agonisti della storia dei campionati del mondo: in questo caso si parla con Joe Arch, nazionale gallese. Una serie di domande alle quali Joe si è prestato come suo solito, senza timore di rivelare chissà quale notizia segreta. La sua sportività è sempre stata apprezzata da tutti, e per quanto mi riguarda da questo fortissimo agonista ho imparato tanta roba; vi faccio giusto qualche esempio:

  • mi ha insegnato come funziona la pesca nell’oceano, come vanno utilizzate le esche tipiche del posto, quelle alle quali noi non siamo abituati perché non le abbiamo; tutto questo anche durante competizioni internazionali, dove solitamente i segreti regnano sovrani
  • mi ha insegnato qualcosa anche a casa mia! Ricordo ancora quando mi spiegò come funzionava la pesca alle razze nella spiaggia di Badesi (questo per farvi capire che quando capisci come funziona il mare sei sempre qualche chilometro avanti agli altri).

Tornando alle domande, queste hanno lo scopo di mettere in evidenza qualche informazione particolare, in modo che chiunque possa “assaggiare” quali possano essere le scuole di pensiero di luoghi diversi dai nostri, ma soprattutto scuole di pensiero di chi ha pescato in quasi ogni angolo della terra.

Prima di leggere il botta e risposta, date uno sguardo alla sua carriera nella nazionale del Galles… SPETTACOLARE (data powered by me)

 

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Joe Arch individual score

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Joe Arch team score

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Joe Arch

Hi Joe, we meet first time in world championship 2000. Now in 2018 we have adult friendship +18 years LOL. This is your score, extrapolated from my database: is it correct?

You win 2 individual medals, 7 time in top 10, 8 team medals around the world. This means you are a complete angler, one of the best in the story. I like if you can share to all people some of your fishing ideas. I will ask you some questions and sorry for my little english 🙂

 

  • Daylight fishing: traces and hooklines are always fluorocarbon made? Why?
    1. Joe: “When fishing in clear water all my traces are tied with fluorocarbon, the reason for this is that fluorocarbon is almost invisible in the water. In the UK 95% of my traces are tied with mono the reason for this is the water is normally coloured and the traces do not have to be so delicate”.
  • Night fishing: where bright floating solutions work better, in sea or ocean or both?
    1. Joe: “Luminous beads either floating or non floating can work really well for whiting at night { these will be important in the world champsthis year at night }. In the summer months we can catch some horse mackerals, these fish can be caught using luminous pop ups. In the med I have caught horse mackeral, boga and occhiata  using luminous pop ups”.
  • How much is important bait presentation in the water and why?
    1. Joe: “Bait presentation is important in clear water when fish can see the bait, not so important when the water is coloured as the fish use scent to locate the bait. The important thing is to make sure hook size is correct for the size of bait being used and make sure the point of the hook is clear, this  helps with hooking the fish”.
  • Activity of fish is usually connected to the tide. How much in the sea, and how much in the ocean? Wich is your favorite?
    1. Joe: “In the UK we have lots of tidal movement across the beaches. Left to right or right to left depending on the tide coming in or the tide going out. When the water is moving this is normally the best time to fish and the fish are easier to hook. Some of the beaches we fish at high water and others at low water. We use a lot of grip weights in the UK”.
  • Describe your favorite trace, and when do you use it.
    1. Joe: “Regarding my favourite trace, I don’t have one. My c
      Intervista a Joe Arch

      Joe Arch

      hoice of trace depends on the target species that I am trying to catch. Length of trace, size of snoods { diameter and length } vary depending on sea conditions and the fish being targeted”.

  • How many traces are present in your tackle box in competition?
    1. Joe: “I have lots of different traces ready for use. When I am fishing a competition I will know what type of fish I will be trying to catch and I will make sure I have at least 6 of the traces that I want to use”.
  • Which is hardest place did you fish? Hardest to understand how to fish in. Why?
    1. Joe: “The beaches that I have fished in Portugal, they seem to change from day to day and the species change from day to day as well. I always  keep  looking to see what is getting caught and then change my tactics to suit. Portugal has some of the best anglers, reading of the water, wave movement and weather conditions are some of qualities of portugese anglers”.
  • Which are your skills that made you winning angler?
    1. Joe: “The main thing would be my experience. I am a fairly good caster and I have the ability to switch tactics whilst fishing. Also talking to local anglers who may be able to inform important information”.
  • Which are skills complete angler must have?
    1. Joe: “Lots of different things which take years to learn. To have the right equipment  for the venue and the species you want to catch. To understand how you trace lays in the water. To be able to fish in close and far out. Know how to present lots of different bait types, these are just a few things that we need to know”.
  • Which are the most common errors that fisherman usually commits?
    1. Joe: “Leaving casts out to long.
    2. Not using the correct equipment and baits for the target species.
    3. And to fish for what is not there, fish for fish that are around and not what you want to be around”.

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      Joe Arch

  • Which is your favorite fishing strategy and why?
    1. Joe: “I don’t have a favourite style of fishing. The fish in wales change at different times of the year, and you  need to change your style to target them. I don’t mind what I fish for, I just want to catch when I go fishing”.
  • Which are your favorite hook? And lines?
    1. Joe: “I use a wide variety of hooks and different lines. Some of my favourite hooks are yuki ax63 ( wormer ) yuki ax78 ( krystal bend style hook ) kamasan b940m ( Aberdeen type hook ) sakuma manta.Lines include Yuki invisible, yuki saiko soft  and yuki kenta line for reels. In the UK I use some of the asso lines and maxima chameleon”.
  • I consider you one the best angler in the shore angling story: can you give me three names of other anglers that impressed you in 23 years of world championship?
    1. Joe: “Jose Afonso, Roberto Accardi and Saul Page”.
  • Which are favorite teams in world championship in Wales this year?
    1. Joe: “Wales, England ,Ireland and Scotland. This is because these nations understand the tidal movement in the UK”.
  • Give advice to people who are reading, and who are starting to compete.
    1. Joe: “Join a local fishing club and don’t be afraid to ask experienced angler for information, most experienced anglers are normally helpful”.

Thank you Joe, your little contribute is appreciated, and thank you for what i learn by you in this 18 years of our friendship (english language included).

You are special man.

 

P.S. next interview will be with Jose Afonso (portugal)… who has been nominated by Joe 🙂

1 Commento

  1. sandro

    one of the best angler in the world…sembra il palmares di messi:>

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