Fishing for Beginners


Landing the fish
May 17, 2015

Landing the fish

Landing the fish is not about reeling the fish in and landing it. The reel is not from dragging fish, but for taking up the slack or playing out line while you fight the fish and eventually bring it in. A fish is never caught until it is in the boat or on the wharf. A last flurry of energy at any time close to retrieval may well dislodge a hook that is not fully set. Jetty anglers are at peril of losing the fish if the pier platform is a long......

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Lures and Flies
May 17, 2015

Lures and Flies

At one time, lures and flies were carefully fashioned to imitate as closely as possible the prey of the target fish. Today, many lures and flies are unrecognisable as prey, some even come in fluorescent colours. But they are “real” to the target fish, which can be duped into taking a lure or a fly providing it looks appealing, behaves correctly and is presented in the right place at the right time in the right way. Lures There are thousands of different types of lures made. There are floating lures, sinking lures,......

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Hooks, Lines and Sinkers

Hooks and sinkers are part of a host of items that are described as terminal tackle. Despite their simple function, their design is often complex and there are innumerable variations available, each designed for a particular purpose. Work our your fishing preferences, then find the particular combinations to suit your needs. The golden rule is to keep it simple. Hooks Hooks used for fishing range from size 14 to size 1 in the smaller sizes, the larger number designating the smaller hook. Larger hooks range upwards from size 1/10 to 20/0. Specialised......

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Rods and Reels
May 17, 2015

Rods and Reels

The perfect fishing outfit will be chosen for a certain style of fishing while retaining some versatility. The rod will be neither too heavy nor light for the line and vice versa, and the reel and terminal tackle will complement both. Overall a good outfit will feel comfortable and balanced in the hand. Your angling abilities should be enhanced by the gear you choose, not diminished. A wide variety of fishing styles has created a staggering array of equipment, each designed for a particular purpose. Before you buy, you will need to......

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