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Coastal Fishing in the South West

Coastal Fishing in the South West


The South Western coast of England has great potential as a sea fishing area boasting many different bays, estuaries and coves that are home to a range of fish species. However it also has some of the most dangerous tides in the world due to the nature of its tidal range and as such it is important to know what you are doing. Read on for some top sea fishing tips to help you and the South West coast get along just fine. The Right Gear Before you start thinking about location it is important to make sure that you have got all of the correct equipment you might need for your sea fishing adventure. There is nothing more miserable than being stuck outside for a whole day, pitted against the elements and wearing the wrong clothes or boots or bringing along the wrong tackle. Spend some time researching different types of clothing and equipment and testing it out in gentle locations or tried and tested spots before venturing into the great unknown with your new kit. Be sure to consider your location when buying equipment too as there are different requirements for coastal versus sea fishing. The Right Location The best location for you will be dependent  on a number of factors including; experience, expectations and equipment to hand. If you are new to coastal and/or sea fishing then beware of areas with great changes in the tides or particularly soft sand or mud flats. Being cut off from the mainland or getting stuck with rising tides can be a terrifying experience.  It is certainly an experience to be avoided if it can be helped. So best steer clear of dangerous areas until you are a bit more experienced and confident in your ability to spot potential hazards. Be sure to look up reliable information to keep yourself and others safe. The Right Company A lot of people like fishing as it brings them closer to nature and offers some sort of calm, spiritual solitude from the otherwise hectic and busy world that we live in. However, a rising trend is that of the fishing buddy, usually a pairing of a more experienced angler with a new hand. This can provide great opportunities for sharing tips, dropping bad habits and passing on the benefit of your experience. You can find a fishing buddy by joining an angling association, putting out an advert in the local press or by visiting sites online that area specific.

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