Fishing is a versatile sport; you can go from sitting beside an idyllic waterway with a crimson sun setting on the horizon, reeling in a hundred-pound Catfish that won’t quit fighting. Fishing is a sport that is universally loved and revered and is a sport you can find spoken of highly on every single corner of the globe. When you go fishing, it is absolutely essential that you prepare and bring the perfect fishing gear for you. Fishing can vary depending on the type of fish you are trying to catch, which means that you must ensure you have the equipment to suit your trip and personal preference. This page will tell you how to pick the perfect fishing gear for your next fishing expedition, and some absolute must-haves whatever fish you are trying to catch.
Here is how you can pick the perfect fishing gear for your next fishing expedition.
A kayak is a wonderful way to go river fishing. In North America, the Asian Jumping Carp is a very popular river fish people go out to catch and can be a very fun, exciting afternoon spent on the water. It is important that when you go river fishing to ensure you are fully equipped, and your kayak is of a high standard. River fishing can be very dangerous if you are not fully equipped and if your equipment is shoddy. There are many places and stores where you can go to find your dream Kayak, and you must search meticulously. A river can quickly transition into quick-flowing rapids, in which case, a Kayak needs to be durable and tough. It also needs to be large enough for you to store your catches inside it as you pull them out of the water.
A fishing bivvy is a very important piece of fishing equipment that every single fisherman must have in his fishing cupboard. A bivvy is a large, two-man, sometimes three-man tent, that can be set up beside a lake or river if it is raining, and also a place to get some sleep on an overnight fishing trip. Bivvies can provide you with shelter when it is raining heavily. Surprisingly, a downpour is often the best time to go fishing, so having shelter while you pull them in is essential, otherwise, you may find yourself falling sick.
Lead shot is another essential piece of fishing equipment that you cannot go fishing without. Lead shot is used in fishing rigs to weigh down the line and to separate parts of your rig. Lead is a very important component in float fishing, and many an amateur fisherman has had his fishing excursion ruined because of his not bringing lead shot. Lead shot can be relatively expensive, but you can buy it in large packets, meaning you need only one container to last you many different fishing trips. Lead shot is something you should never go fishing without.
The perfect fishing gear is the right fishing gear. A keep-net is another way to have a truly wonderful fishing experience. A keep-net is a net that rests on the water’s edge but is weighed down, so that you can transfer fish from the water and save them for later, without having to kill them immediately. Surprisingly, keep-nets are not often used around the world, and rather are something exclusive to the United Kingdom. However, they are becoming popular more and more, so it is expected that they will be a common fishing feature globally within the next five years.
A Collapsible Chair
No fishing trip is complete without a collapsible chair complete with cup-holders and food storage. It is a lot of fun going fishing, but having to stand beside a river for hours while nothing bites can really do damage to your legs. You should always make sure that when you go fishing, you have a chair to sit on, lest you hurt your leg muscles. Collapsible chairs are not very expensive, and while you can buy specialized ones, an ordinary picnic chair should do the job, unless, of course, you want to get really professional and buy a high-specification fishing chair.
If you are going fishing and intending on catching predatory fish, then a braided line is an absolute necessity. Most predatory fish will bite straight through your line (unless it’s braided). Always keep a pack of braided line with you so you can be prepared for an unexpected Pike. In some places, however, the braided line is banned.
Now you know a few essential things to help you to have the perfect fishing trip. Going fully equipped is the best way to do this, otherwise, you may find yourself coming home empty-handed!