Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Fishy Tips

  1. For coastal fishing, get a tide chart and learn how to use it.
  2. Always try and get fresh bait. Catching it yourself can be fun too.
  3. Use the lightest sinker you need for the job. Sometimes this will only be a very small one.
  4. Become good at tying important knots. Get a good knot book, learn to tie the Locked Half Blood Knot and practice it.
  5. Read as much as you can in magazines like Fishing World, Rod & Line, Modern Fishing, Sirip, Pancing. There are heaps of really useful things as well as heaps of good pictures.
  6. Never touch or handle a fish or creature that you can't identify. It might bite or sting.
  7. Get a good fish identification book and study it.
  8. Always wash salt off your fishing gear, including hooks and lures, after you've finished fishing at the coast.
  9. Try and have a freshwater tackle box and a saltwater tackle box. This will protect your freshwater stuff from rust at the coast.
  10. When you are not using your reels, keep them in a dark place, like a draw or cloth bag. Sunlight damages fishing line very quickly.

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