Is fishing really a sport? A sport is something that requires skills and some sort of physical activity, fishing fits the description and can be done for fun and as a competitive sport. For anyone wishing to start fishing, we would like to explain to you the requirements needed.
Fishing rod. This is the most basic tool that you need. A fishing rod is any pole that has a line guide, a reel seat attached to it, and its main function is to bend and deliver a certain resistance or power. While casting, the rod acts as a catapult by moving the rod forward, the inertia of the mass of the bait or lure will load (bend) the rod and launch the lure or bait.
Reels. A reel is a cylindrical device attached to a fishing rod used in winding a line. The reels come in handy when you are fishing for large fish. Something to note is, the lighter the line you intend to use, the smaller the reel you should buy, and vice versa.
Line. A line is a long, thin string, and vary in material that is attached to a reel or a fishing pole. During fishing, a line is wrapped around the reel with the help of the winding wire, you have to rotate the handle of the reel to retrieve and release the line.
Hooks. A hook is a tool for catching fish either by impaling them in the mouth or by snagging their body.
Rolling snap It is also referred to as a fishing swivel. It’s used to allow the line to untwist during line retrieval, preventing undesirable tangling.
Sinkers/ Weight A sinker is a metal or weight used to take baits and lures to depths where fish are found, they increase the rate of sink, anchoring ability, and casting distance.
Floaters These are items attached to a fishing line with the purpose of suspending the fishing bait at a predetermined depth. It also serves as a visual bite indicator, allowing you to detect a fish eating the bait.
Lures/ Baits Lure refers to an artificial fishing bait that is designed and made to attract a fish’s attention. They are attached at the tip of the fishing line.
Lure boxes and tackle boxes. These are boxes that you will require to store and carry lures, hooks, snaps, lines, and sinkers.
Fishing Gear Putting the right fishing gear will give you comfort while fishing. You need to consider the weather too, Decathlon makes waterproof fishing waders that cover you up to the chest. We also have fishing ponchos to protect you when it rains.
Finally, as a way of conserving the environment, it is good to carry out what you came with to the fishing place, do not leave any plastic around the pond because it’s harmful to the environment.