Basic Equipment Required for Surf Fishing
The best surf fishing rods are medium to heavy action rods between 9 feet to 18 feet in length and an extended butt section.
Surf fishing often involves casting your bait or lure over the breaking surf and into the water beyond.
The reason for this is that most saltwater species of fish occupy the water outside the line of the breaking surf.
This can mean you may need to cast 100 meters, 110 yards to place your lure or bait in the most likely spot to catch a fish.
Your surf fishing rod should be equipped with a properly sized conventional casting or spinning saltwater reel with a 10 lb test line as well as suitable surf fishing tackle.
Your reel needs to be of good quality with a free running spool such as the Abu overhead reel which is what I own and use. Another quality reel can be found at Penn. Both Abu and Penn have awesome reputations for quality, strength and ease of use and this enables anglers to quickly learn how to use them to maximum effect.
Before you head out on your surf fishing adventure, don’t forget to carry along your fishing license to avoid getting penalized and a pair of fishing pliers to unhook your catch. And of course, a beach chair, plenty of snacks and a cooler bag with plenty of drinks to avoid dehydration. Surf fishing is addictive and you’ll find it hard to tear yourself away from the waters. Sponsored ads
Best Spots for Surf Fishing: Best spots are rock jetties, rip tides, bays, troughs and points. Learning how to surf fish can be loads of fun for anglers of every skill level- from beginner to professional.
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