In the summer, I often see people fishing with float fishing sets bought in the high street. Many fishing sets are basic and barely have enough equipment to catch fish. So what follows is how to set a float to catch fish in a lake, with a basic fishing set and no prior knowledge of fishing. I am going to assume you have a kit that comprises of a rod, reel and line as opposed to … [Read more...] about How to – Float fishing sets for beginners
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It is difficult to fish effectively without knowing how deep the water is. It is also important to know the shape of the lake bed. Is it flat, does it slopes away from you or are there any sudden changes in depth. Taking ten minutes to survey and plumb the depth of the lake in front of you, will improve your chances of catching fish for the whole day. … [Read more...] about Plumb the depth of a lake for fishing
True pin and bearing reels Centrepin reels - There are two types of centrepin reel commonly available, the traditional true pins and centrepins with bearings. The spool of the true pin rotates directly on the pin. There is a grub screw in the hub to adjust the end float of the spool. Whereas centrepins that boast ball bearings have frictionless ball racers, or something … [Read more...] about Centrepin reels and how to use them
Twisted fishing line A very common problem when fishing is for your main line to become twisted. Fixed spool reels in particular cause twisted fishing line by the way they load line onto the spool. With yet more twist added when the clutch slips. Which all means the more fish caught, the more the line twists. … [Read more...] about Straighten twisted fishing line
Feather line - Feathering the line is a way of controlling the line leaving a fishing reel during a cast. The speed of line leaving the reel is controlled to prevent tangles, and to allow the end tackle to land correctly on the water. … [Read more...] about Feather line when casting