Sea Angler Guides

#2 Boat Fishing

Sea Angler Guides are essential reading for the true followers of the saltwater recreational angling, covering boat action through to shore fishing. Sea Angler Guides brings together a complete package providing latest techniques and tackle from the world’s best brands, as well as engaging the biggest names in the sport to provide you with their tips and tricks to catch more fish. Covering the seas around the British Isles and all the fish that inhabit them the Sea Angler Guides are brought to you by Sea Angler, the best-selling sea fishing magazine in the UK. Whether it is baits, rigs, rods, marks, tackle or other equipment you are interested in, you’ll stay abreast of saltwater fishing with a subscription to the Sea Angler Guides.

United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
USD 11
USD 33.01
4 Números

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1 min.

The Sea Angler Guide to Boat Fishing is a handy reference work created to help you become a better angler and to put more and bigger fish in the boat. Whether you’re a seasoned salty sea dog or an absolute beginner, we’re sure you’ll find plenty of useful information within the pages, thanks to some great guidance from our regular contributor Dave Barham. Inside we cover everything you need to know, from the basics of getting started with boat fishing to choosing rods and reels, terminal tackle and lures. You’ll find out how to tie effective rigs and which baits to use where, when and how. We’ve also picked out some of the UK’s favourite boat target species and explained how to fish for them, with plenty of handy hints and tips.…

4 min.
start boat fishing

Have you ever wondered why people go boat fishing, or how to try it for yourself? Here’s how to go about enjoying a day’s fishing afloat. HOOKED FOR LIFE For many UK boats anglers the thrill of riding the ocean waves cannot be beaten, and quite often a good catch comes way down the list as far as what constitutes a good day afloat. For many, being on a boat, whether it does 50 knots or five, is all about the sound of the engines and waves, the smell of the exhaust fumes mixed with the fresh salty air, and the voyage into the unknown coupled with the anticipation of what the day may hold in store – no two days are ever the same. Then, of course, there is the fishing itself. It’s…

4 min.
choosing a rod

Buying a rod is not an easy choice to make, but it can be narrowed down by deciding what type of fishing you think you will be doing on a regular basis. If you intend going out on a charter boat, ask what species you will be fishing for and how much lead weight you will be using. These two considerations will help determine the tackle needed. Your local tackle dealers probably knows as much about fishing as anyone, so talk to them – most will be thrilled to bring you up to speed with what’s being caught and what tackle is used locally. THE ROD MINEFIELD There is no rod made that will work for all occasions. Some designs will cover most styles of fishing, but in truth a minimum of…

4 min.
choosing the right reel

There was a time when anyone boat fishing with a fixed spool reel was looked upon with a certain amount of hilarity, but not anymore. Advances in technology have brought the fixed spool to the forefront of sporting boat fishing, with models in all manner of sizes capable of adding finesse to targeting mini species in the harbour, or providing grunt when doing battle with tope and blue sharks offshore. There are even specialist reels available that are capable of bringing a 500lb bluefin tuna to the boat. The one big difference between the two types of reel is that a fixed spool is designed to hang below the rod, while the multiplier is designed to sit on top of the rod. So, if you already have a rod that’s designed…

1 min.
fixed-spool reel tips

● To cast or drop to the bottom the bale-arm must be pulled back to allow the line to run free. ● To retrieve line, the bale-arm must be clicked back into position, So the line runs under it in the line guide. ● The fixed-spool reel requires the line to topped up to within an eight-of-an-inch of the rim, to cut down on friction during the cast. ● When pulling in a good fish on a fixed-spool reel, the rod must be lifted and line only retrieved as the rod tip is dropped. Winding against a fish as it runs will twist the line. ● The drag on the fixed spool is either in the middle of the spool at the front or at the back of the reel. To set more or…

6 min.
what’s my line?

Go back thirty years and there were just half a dozen line manufacturers in the world, but as technology has advanced the line manufacturing hot-list has exploded. There are so many brands and types of line available to anglers these days that it can be quite confusing when it comes to choosing the right one for the job in hand. You really don’t need to over-complicate things though, and if you follow a few simple rules then you will have no problems with your boat fishing. Hopefully this guide will help you decide what type of line you should go for to suit the fishing you do. MONOFILAMENT LINES The most widely used fishing line is mono and it is also the cheapest. Bulk spools costing as little as £5 are mostly used…