The best periods for shore fishing are at the tail end of storms. The theory is that turbulences underwater churn up the silt on the bottom and attract fish closer to shore for a dazed or exposedmeal.
Seaweeds and slimethrivein rocky tidal zonesand are lethal as black ice. If you plan on fishing fromthese areas, minimize problems by always fishing with at least one other.Unpredictable swells have also caused many needless coastguardrescues so be vigilant at the water’s edge when retrieving fish or snags. Areferee’s whistle is a small practical lifesaver to keep next to your waterproofedphone.Study the local tide timetables too and remember the general rule of thumb that three hours before full tide and two hours after is usually fruitful.
You will always need agood sharp knife for cutting bait and keep bait fresh and covered or in a container with some water. Long nose pliers will also be invaluable for disgorging fishing hooks. A rag for drying hands and the usual weatherproof footwear andsensible attiregoes without saying. Every angler should carry some kind of basic first aid kit to handle grazes, cuts and occasional abrasions of the sport.
Distance casting is the major factor in shore fishing. Heavier linemeans a larger reel to hold enough of it.A long sturdy rod will be your saviour to easily handle the heavier weights needed to launch your baitsor lures out.
There are many fishing tackle tips on what to do if your hooksget stuck fast. Setting the drag to full and pointing the rod, not lifting it, straight at the problem and gently walking backwardswill often remedy the situation and prevent costly breakages.
Get religious at rinsing rods, reels, linesand fishing equipment after each trip. It will save time, cash and anyembarrassing tales in the future about the one/s that got away.