A Guide To Coarse Fishing Tackle
A Guide To Coarse Fishing Tackle
It can be difficult to catch the type of fish you want out on the lakes if you are not using the proper equipment. In this VideoJug film, Dave from Go Fly Fishing UK offers a few tips on what type of fishing equipment to use when fishing for certain types of fish.
If we look at the main set of coarse fishing tackle, we've got the rod, reel, and line. The reel usually in coarse fishing would be what we call a fixed ball reel, which is also called a spinning reel. The line would be over the breaking strength which is appropriate to the size of fish which you are trying to catch.
If you are carp or pike fishing, you might be using a 10 or a 15 lbs breaking strength line. If you are fishing for roach or perch or shad, you might only be using a line which is 2, 3, or 4 lbs breaking strength. This is a set of float fishing equipment which is suitable for use on a river.
We would typically be fishing for a fish like a roach, shad, barbel, that sort of fish. This is the float. The float comes in many different shapes and sizes.
Some of the floats that you're seeing in here are for pike fishing, big ones like that, where we'd be using a big bait. Other floats like this one would be for float fishing in a river for shad or barbel, that sort of fish. Basically, we would always try and use the smallest float which we can which gives us enough buoyancy to support the bait that we're using, and enough visibility so that we can see when we get the bite from the fish.
I've got a big shot and a medium sized shot and a small shot. They balance the float and they help to keep the bait down near the bed of the river. You need shot to balance the float when you're float fishing.
Here are two hooks, a big one and a small one. Generally, we would use a big hook for a big bait for a big fish. But more commonly, we would tend to be fishing with a smaller bait which would have a smaller hook.
For float fishing, we've got a float balanced by some shot and then a hook down by the end. The ledgering, which I mentioned a minute ago, with the ledger fishing tackle, we've got a ledger weight which sinks down to the bed of the river. That holds the bait down near the bed of the river.
Again, the ledger weight would tend to be balanced so that it's holding the bed of the river or you can cast it out in the lake. Here, you can see one which is designed to camouflage with the bed of the lake or the bed of the river. You might use that for barbel or for shad, something like that, typically in a river.
The other kind of course fishing which is commonly used for predatory fish is spinning. Spinning is the use of an artificial lure to try and catch a predatory fish. Here we've got the spinning reel, also known as the fixed spool reel.
Here we've got a big lure. This one is called a rapala which is a pike lure. Lures come in many different shapes and sizes.
This one's a spinner, which would be suitable for catching pike or perch. Different types of lures - some of them we call spoons, some of them are plugs. They are basically used to try and catch predatory fish.
So, there you have it, a brief introduction to coarse fishing tackle which we would use for ledger fishing, float fishing and for spinning. .