Here we have all the Freshwater Tackle you need to get going
Freshwater tackle changes greatly depending on which method you are wanting to do.
If you are not sure which method you are wanting to try, then go and have a look at the coarse fishing to refresh yourself as to which one suits you. (Press the back button on your browser to get back to here). OK now lets take a look at the freshwater fishing tackle you will need to get to get you up and fishing at your chosen method.
First thing – Where will you get the freshwater tackle you need?
When you know which method you are going to try, check along the river for fishermen using that method and find out if they can recommend any tackle shops in the area, if you find 1 or 2 being recommended by most people go to them.
A good tackle shop assistant will help you out by going through all that you will need and will suggest gear to suit your budget. They will also tell you the best places to try your selected method. Don’t let them palm you off with one of the pre-packaged kits as these are only really good for trying out fishing.
What methods of fishing are available to you
Before you go out and buy your freshwater tackle you need to know which method of freshwater fishing you are going to try. Below we will cover the main coarse fishing method deployed today. Have a read through them and use the links to go to which ever method you would like to try.
As you know from reading the information about float fishing, you don’t need too much freshwater tackle to start with. You will only need to get a rod, a reel, some line, some hooks, some shot (weights) and of course the floats. What you will also know is that there is a lot of skill needed to float fish successfully.If you want to try your hand at fishing using a float then have a look at this guide to float fishing tackle to see the gear you will need to get going.
As you know from reading the information about freelining, you don’t have a lot of freshwater tackle to purchase to get started. All you need is a rod, a reel, some line and a hook. What you will also know is that there is a lot of skill needed to freeline successfully. Even knowing this if it is freelining you still want to try then go to the freelining page for information on getting going on this fishing method or go to the freelining tackle page to see the equipment you will need to get started.
Legering is the art of bottom fishing. In its basic form you will have a rod, a reel, some line, some weights and a hook. With this you could get started, but you will be limited in what you can do and what you can catch. Maybe it is Legering you are thinking about trying, if so then go to the legering page for information about it or go to the legering tackle page to get information on the gear you will need to purchase to get started.
Perhaps you want to have a seat and relax, then why not try pole fishing. Don’t be fooled by the fact that you can sit down, there is a lot of skill involved in pole fishing, with the other methods of fishing if you have to change the range of your fishing you can put on or take off a weight, with a pole you have to start adding or removing sections of the pole to change your range, if you are interested in having a go at pole fishing then go to the pole fishing page for more information on this method or go to the pole fishing tackle page to find out what tackle you will need, and don’t forget to bring the seat.
Maybe you like the idea of going after the predator in the water – the Pike, Perch, Bass or Zander, then you want to try lure fishing, for the information on luring go to the lure fishing page or to get an idea of the gear you will need to try out lure fishing go to the lure fishing tackle page.
If you are still not sure what freshwater tackle you will need, then we will try giving you a selection of basic coarse fishing tackle to allow you to try your hand at almost all of the coarse fishing methods – Pole fishing has its own equipment which is covered here.