“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Fishing is a popular recreational pastime that has been enjoyed since civilisation began, and it’s uniquely both productive and enjoyable.  If you enjoy spending time with Mother Nature and returning to your prehistoric hunting instincts, then you need the best fishing equipment to get the job done efficiently.  

Basic fishing equipment 

 If you are a budding angler or returning to the hobby after a long hiatus, there are a few things you will need to prepare yourself for your nautical expedition.   First and foremost, you will need is a fishing licence. Whether you are fishing in freshwater or saltwater, it is a requirement by law to have that marine licence – this is to preserve wildlife management and reduce overfishing.  You will also need a fishing rod and reel, as well as bait and tackle. The right rod will depend on what type of fishing you are doing, so be sure to read the description carefully before deciding on what you need. The first thing you will need to decide on is the length – shorter rods cast shorter distances; larger rods cast further distances. Shorter rods are used for lightweight lures, while the opposite is said for larger rods. Fishing rods come in a range of materials, such as graphite, fiberglass, or a combination of both.  Fishing tackle is also what you use to lure the fish to your line. There are two types: live bait and artificial bait. Not all fish will eat the same bait, and some baits work better than others, so it is a good idea to have a few different types lying around.   From tackleboxes to swivels, bobbers, sinkers, rigs and hooks, find everything you need online in the one place on eBay. Shop today for great prices on new and used fishing equipment.