Also known as fishing gear and fishing equipment.
What is fishing tackle?
In general terms fishing tackle is the equipment a fisherman uses in
the pursuit to catch fish. Examples are :- Rods, reels, lines,
hooks, floats, weights - although hooks and weights etc. are usually
referred to as 'terminal' tackle.
Hundreds of years ago, fishing tackle was simple and consisted of
just a line with a hook attached to the end of it. Over the years,
fishing has been vastly improved with the invention of poles, rods,
reels and thinner, stronger line. Angling with the addition of these fishing
tackle items, casting and fishing techniques have also changed
Fishing tackle, baits and fishing methods are changing every year,
mostly for the best and this is good news for the fish as well as
If you are a beginner to fishing you will be amazed and bewildered
at all the different types of fishing tackle available for the
angler. Specialist fishing
tackle for the carp and specimen angler, fine tuned tackle for match
anglers, affordable fishing tackle for the pleasure angler and much
Pages in this section of the
website are written to give beginners and novices to angling a basic description of the various bits
and pieces of fishing
tackle needed to catch fish.
What type of fishing tackle you will need depends on
an number of things :-
The type of water will you be fishing i.e. will it be a
fast flowing river or a stillwater
What species of fish will you be targeting. i.e. big carp, general
coarse fish, trout, salmon
What methods of fishing you will be using. i.e. float fishing,
feeder fishing, legering, fly fishing
For details of individual pieces of fishing
tackle, bait and other information, use the links on the left.
Tight Lines and remember, Fishing is Fun
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