Making sure you have the right tackle for the job will make all the difference and give you a better chance of netting the species you are targeting. Don’t worry if you forget something (we have all done it!) as we have more than enough tackle on board to be able to help you out.
Inshore fishing (Plaice, Bream, Bass) – a 6lb-12lb rod paired with a fixed spool or small multiplier reel loaded with 15lb braid will combine excellent bite detection with great sport.
Offshore wrecks and bank fishing (Turbot,Brill, Pollock, Cod, Bass) – Step it up a bit to 12lb-20lb class rod paired with a 7000 sized multiplier and 30lb braid. Nothing too soft as you will be using 8oz-12oz weights and the rod will need to be comfortable support this weight. For wrecking a good selection of lures is advisable as you never know what the fish are going to be hitting on the day. We would recommend a selection of Eddystone Eels, Sidewinders, Shads, Tasers and jelly worms. Turbot fishing generally involves using fish baits, although lures will also catch. With turbot season being in the summer we will always go after some fresh bait prior to hitting the marks.
Anchoring wreck and inshore (Big Cod, Ling, Conger)- Another step up to 30lb-50lb class with a matched multiplier reel loaded with 50lb braid. You will be using more weight and competing with the tide so something which can handle up to 2lb of lead ……and up to 100lb of Conger!.
As a general rule, fish as light as you can without running the risk of being snapped-up by a large fish. Keeping things light will improve your catch rate and provide greater sport.
Terminal tackle – Where do we start?! There is a wealth of excellent information on the numerous rigs used for targeting specific species of fish available on the internet so do a little research and of course ask us when you book your trip and we will point you in the right direction based on what is currently working best.