Reeling In Fish

Techniques For How You Can Reel In A Fish 


Reeling in a big fish can often be challenge for anglers. You don't want to have spent a lot of time fishing only to get a bite and not be able to get it out the water. At Taskers Angling we thought we would share some effective techniques with you on how to reel in a fish. 


The first sign you've hooked a big fish is the sound the reel makes when it speeds into reverse, taking line off your fishing reel whilst you're holding it tightly. This is when you know that you need to be ready to get to work reeling it in. 


First of all you should relax and let the drag and rod do the work. Keep the fishing rod up at a 45 degree angle to the water, aim it straight at the fish and be ready to reel when the drag stops moving and buzzing. When the fish slows down and stops taking line off your reel it is time to get to work. If you are reeling in a fish of great size then a good tip is the pump and reel. 

Lift the tip of the rod up, without reeling the fish in as if you are pointing it towards the sky. Heavier fish will can put a heavier bend in your rod but this is normal. Then reel as you lower the rod tip back down, making sure that you keep even pressure on the fish. Do this again and then hopefully you'll land that big catch. 


We hope these simple techniques will help you reel in those stronger fishes! Remember if you have any questions about things like what reels are best then please visit our Liverpool Store or give us a call on 01512606015.