Top tips: Night fishing

Top tips: Night fishing 

Fishing in the day provides its own challenges but night fishing takes a little bit more confidence, skill and preparation. However if you get these things right then it can be a highly rewarding angling experience. `At Taskers Angling we have put together this guide to help you make the most of your night fishing experience. 

 

1. Be prepared  

Before going night fishing it is important to be organised and to make sure that you have all of the correct gear with you. This will save you realising you may have forgot an item, or failed to set something up properly in the middle of the night. If it is going to be cold and wet out then make sure you are dressed appropriately so you are not freezing. We offer a wide range of clothes that will have you covered in this instance. Make sure you have some form of light with you, whether that be a lamp or glow stick in order for you to see properly. Last thing you want is to be fumbling around in the dark. 

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2. Put safety first 

If you are night fishing it is more than likely that you will be pretty isolated, particularly on your own or even in a group so tell someone you are going incase anything happens. Also make sure you have a charged phone or radio if you need to contact someone and a first aid kit if you or one of your party gets injured whilst out. Make sure as well to have plenty of water with you and food, you won't want to scare off the fish with your tummy rumbling. 

 

3. Don't wait until its dark to go 

It is definitely useful to turn up at your spot whilst there is still light around so that you can find where it is you are setting up. This saves navigating around in the dark when you may not be able to fully see where it is that you are going. Also it will potentially point you in the direction of where the best fish activity is! 

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4. Light sources are important
Lights are not only important when it comes to being able to see but they can also help you to draw in fish to be caught. These are not big bright lights in this instance but small ones that can be shined on a waters surface. Plankton and similar organisms are drawn into the light, which in turn can attract fish that can be caught. Commonly this tactic is used on lakes but can be applied to piers, docks and boats.   
5. Have proper shelter 
Particularly important if you are planning on staying overnight at your location. You'll want to make sure that you are protected against the elements particularly during the winter time. That is why investing in reliable shelter or bed chair will save you a lot of potential discomfort. 
All in all night fishing can be an exciting and rewarding way in which to angle. If you have any queries on what equipment may best suit you then come into our Liverpool store or ring us on 01512606015.