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“What is surf fishing?”
Surf fishing is a general term that refers to shore fishing in general, and involves catching fish while standing on the shoreline or wading in the surf. Our speciality is surfcasting, also known as beachcasting, which is a more specific type of angling and involves the angler standing on the beach and then casting out into the surf. Gerally, all types of surf fishing is nearly always done in salt water.
“Does surfcasting require special equipment?”
Most surf rods are generally from 10 to 16 feet long, and are capable of slinging your bait and a 6 ounce lead weight up to 100 yards beyond the breaking surf. A heavy duty spinning reel that has the same line weight specifications as your rod is the best choice. We can provide details of suppliers for all your surfcasting needs.
“Where is suitable for surf fishing?”
You can go surf fishing on virtually any shoreline! Whether you're standing on rocks or on a sandy beach, the experience will be just as enjoyable. However, it's important to ensure you have the correct footwear on to avoid any slips or falls. We conduct our sesions on the gorgeous Chesil Beach in Dorset, and some in Bournemouth too.
“What kind of fish can I catch with beachcasting?”
Just like with freshwater fishing, the fish caught depends greatly on the time of year, weather, skill of the angler, and most importantly - luck! Some of the species we have encountered include flatfish, bass, cod, whiting, pollack, black bream, dogfish, smooth hound, bull huss, rays and tope.