fishing gear

WHAT TO BUY A FISHING BEGINNER

Some of the main concerns that continue to bug new fishing hobbyists and fishermen are what angling equipment to choose, what fishing stuff and gear are necessary, and what accessories are essential and appropriate while starting out in fishing or going on that camping and angling trip that you’ve been looking forward to.

Here is look at some of the basic fishing gear and fishing tackle a beginner will need to get started in fishing.

THE FUNDAMENTAL FISHING TOOLS

You cannot do without fishing rods and fishing reels. Though they come in all sorts such as spinning rods, overhead reels, etc. a basic combination of rod and reel will do. As you become more and more experienced, you will learn more about appropriate reels, rods and combos appropriate for fishing in your area and suiting your preferences.

A good tackle set will bring you great success and convenience. Fishing tackle includes hooks, sinkers, fishing line, bobbers and pliers. A fishing net completes your basic angling set. Select the material, shape and size of the net based on the fish you’re after.

HI-TECH FISHING GEAR

To the delight of wannabe pro fishermen and the distress of purists, complex fish locating, detecting and positioning systems have invaded the market. There are even buzzers available that alert you when a fish tugs your line.

FISHING APPAREL

Outdoor clothing and accessories are essential when you go fishing. A good pair of sunglasses and fishing hat should protect you from the heat and sunlight. A fishing vest that boasts of lots of pockets would also be useful. Don’t forget a waterproof jacket – even if the weather is dry, you need clothing that protects you from the water. Buy good waders that go up to your thigh or chest to help you reach into the water.

OTHER USEFUL ACCESSORIES

A few other fishing tools to consider are a neat tackle box, wading shoes, inflatable boats or kayaks, flashlight and fishing knife.

 


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Jackson Williams
jacksonw@dinga.com.au

Jackson Williams has been fishing around Australia for 20 years and loves his home region of far north Queensland.