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Do you have a fishing trip coming up in the near future? Here’s a fishing checklist that can help organise your fishing trip. It’s designed to cover everything you might need whether you’re going out for just the day or planning a longer trip. As always if there’s anything missing from the checklist below, please let me know.

Fishing Equipment

  • Fishing licence.
  • Fishing poles. Make sure you know the legal limit on how many poles you can use.
  • Rods/reels.
  • Tackle box with these items:
    • Bobbers.
    • Extra fishing line.
    • Fish stringer.
    • Hooks.
    • Jigs.
    • Leaders.
    • Lures.
    • Power bait.
    • Sinkers and weights.
  • Live bait (if using minnows consider an air aerator, keep all live bait out of direct sunlight).
  • Line clippers.
  • Needle nose pliers.
  • Towels (for drying hands after catching fish).
  • Cooler containing bait (keep livebait cool and dry, and keep minnows cool and wet).
  • Extra spool of line.
  • Measuring tape.
  • Castnet or seine if you plan to gather bait.
  • Mouth spreader if you’re fishing for species with teeth.
  • Weight scale.

General Equipment

  • First-aid kit.
  • Camera (don’t use your smartphone in case it falls into the water!)
  • Portable GPS unit.
  • Compass.
  • Map of the area you plan to fish in.
  • Meals and snacks.
  • Insect repellant.
  • Flashlight or headlamp.
  • Landing net.
  • Cooler containing beverages.
  • Water bottles (filled of course!)
  • Knife or multitool.
  • Lighter or matches in waterproof case.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Small bottle of hand sanitiser.
  • Hand warmers.
  • Plastic bags.
  • 25 feet of small-diameter rope.
  • Seat, bucket, or cushion.

Clothing

  • Foul-weather waterproof bag containing:
    • rain suit
    • knit hat
    • gloves
    • dry socks
  • Long underwear.
  • Long sleeved shirt (SPF fabric).
  • Short sleeved shirt (SPF fabric).
  • Convertible trousers (ideally with zippered legs, turning them into instant shorts).
  • Fleece jacket.
  • Socks.
  • Waterproof boots.
  • Waders or hip boots.
  • Baseball cap.
  • Polarised sunglasses.
  • Thermos gloves.
  • Deck shoes.
  • Life jacket.

 

 

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