- A state fishing license (depending on your age)
- A fishing rod and reel.
- 4- to 12-pound-test monofilament fishing line.
- A package of fishing weights.
- Fish hooks (Number 6–10 size)
- A plastic or cork bobber.
- A selection of live bait or fishing lures.
What should I put in my fishing kit?
- Extra fishing line.
- Lures or flies.
- Bobbers (or, floaters)
- Swivels, to keep fishing line from twisting.
- Sinkers (or, weights)
- Different sizes of hooks (for different types of fish)
- Needle nose pliers, to help remove hooks out of fish (and maybe you!)
What items does a fisherman need to catch fish?
Almost any equipment or gear used in fishing can be called fishing tackle, examples being hooks, lines, baits/lures, rods, reels, floats, sinkers/feeders, nets, stringers/keepnets/livewells, spears, gaffs, traps, waders and tackle boxes, as well as any wire, snaps, beads, spoons, blades, spinners, clevises and tools
What do I need to fish as a beginner?
- Telescopic whip – this is your rod.
- Bait boxes – help to keep your bait fresh and stored securely away from the rest of your tackle, reducing odours and cutting down on waste from plastic/tin packaging.
- Pole fishing rigs – so handy and cheap to buy.