What equipment should you use?

Rods and reels

Most anglers carry too many rods and bait. Loading all this onto the boat means, you can barely move yet, you get less fun out of fishing and – most important – the safety on board will be jeopardized.

One light rod with casting-weight up to 100g and an appropriately dimensioned reel (line-capacity 200-300m) and one somewhat heavier rod of about 30lbs with an appropriate reel. Line capacity 500-600m will meet with almost any situation. The length of the rods may vary between 1.6 and 3m, but remember the longer the rod the more effort is needed pumping.

In special cases like catching salmon/sea trout or going deep-sea, the equipment has to be expanded. For salmons are rods with a casting-weight of about 60g and for deep-sea fishing are rods of about 60lbs – with appropriate reels – recommended.


The tackle box should not be too full. This persuades to frequent change of the bait only and as a rule not to a bigger catch. Pilker between 80g and 400g should be on board. Lures like rubbermakks are a matter of taste, here goes as well – less is more. Various shads should not be missed in the tackle box of a modern sea angler. The size depends on the fish you would like to catch, length between 15 and 30 cm, weight between 50g and 400g. Who likes to angle with natural bait, should have some systems with the before mentioned weights on oneself.

The colour of the bait does not play the most important part, but god colours are: white, black, pink, “motor-oil” or herring …

Small parts

You should never safe on small parts as swivels, snap links, snap rings or hooks. Very often the manufacturers already economize on small parts. Those parts should really be replaced by quality products.

There is nothing worse than losing one’s “dream-fish” by a cheap swivel or snap-ring! Towards the fish, which mostly perishes with the torn assembly in its mouth, it is just no ”fair play”!

A gaff or another suitable landing gear completes the equipment.