close-up of gears in spinning reel
11 Dec 2016

Use Your Time Wisely on Winter Tackle Maintenance

Dana Benner uses the Winter break down time to plot next season’s trips and importantly, to carry out his tackle maintenance.

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Anatomy of a Fishing Hook
24 May 2014

Sea Angling for Beginners – The Anatomy of a Fishing Hook

There are a bewildering array of hook designs available on the market with manufacturers from Europe to the Far East producing constantly changing ranges. Gone are the days when there were three or four main patterns available to the sea angler.

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the effects of wave power
18 Jan 2014

Wave Power

The recent gales have stirred angler’s interest as well as the seabed, with the cod hunters in particular desperate to get out and about on the beaches pulverized by the storm.

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minimum fish size ruler
30 May 2013

Minimum Fish Sizes

Size limits for anglers have long been a contentious issue and at times, the myriad different lists can be confusing.

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Sea Angling for Beginners - Fixed Spool Reels annotated
16 Dec 2011

Sea Angling for Beginners – Fixed Spool Reels

One of the most widely used types of reel throughout the sea angling word, the fixed spool is a great reel for beginners and experts alike.

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Sea Angling for Beginners - Multiplier Reels annotated
10 Nov 2011

Sea Angling for Beginners – Multiplier Reels

The multiplier reel gets its name because the spool which holds the line is geared to revolve several times for each single turn of the handle. One turn of the handle can rotate the line spool two to seven times depending upon the size and design of the gears.

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Sea Angling for Beginners - Rod Types casting
08 Oct 2011

Sea Angling for Beginners – Rod Types

Newcomers to sea angling can be bamboozled by the vast array of rods for shore or boat fishing. In this second article for beginners we explain the uses of the various general-purpose and more specialised rods on the market.

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Sea Angling for Beginners - Rods casting
05 Aug 2011

Sea Angling for Beginners – The Fishing Rod

In the first of a series of articles written for newcomers to the sport Planet Sea Fishing explains the basics of the fishing rod.

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Understanding tides tide tables
16 Mar 2011

Understanding Tides

Sea anglers lives are largely governed by the tides and a basic knowledge is essential. This five-minute guide explains why tidal movement occurs and how times and variances are predicted. Knowledge of tides is extremely important for the sea angler

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