A look in my tackle bag

Ex­per­i­ment to find what gear suits you and the lo­cal con­di­tions

Sea Angler (UK) - - Contents - Words and pho­tog­ra­phy by Mark Crame

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

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