A look in my tackle bag
Experiment to find what gear suits you and the local conditions
Essential kit for a kayak session.
With kayak angling sitting somewhere between beach and boat fishing, it would be remiss of me not to write about the most suitable tackle. I’m fortunate to be supported by a tackle company that can supply me with gear, but rather than be specific on brand and models, I will be generic on type.
I fish in different ways at different times of the year, and this includes charter boat trips, Light Rock Fishing and freshwater; all contribute to my overall kayak angling experience and knowledge.
First of all, there is my baitfishing, mostly at anchor, but sometimes drifting, followed by lure fishing, mostly trolling with some casting, then feathering and jigging, often incorporating both. Finally, my competition fishing, which can combine elements of all three, as these are usually species hunts.
A bass caught while trolling a lure on a light rod