Harbour – An area of water almost surrounded by land, sea walls, or breakwaters and forming a safe anchorage for boats. Provides some popular venues for the shore angler.
HRF – A method of fishing from the shore with artificial lures or baits on light tackle. Originated in Japan and came onto the UK scene via anglers in Jersey. Targets mostly wrasse, pollack and bass.
Hardback – A crab of any species when its shell is in the normal hard state outwith the peeling season.
High pressure area – High pressure areas are generally larger and move more slowly than low pressure systems. The winds circulate around the centre in a clockwise, ‘anticyclonic’ movement. The winds are generally weaker than those around a low pressure,
High water mark – The highest point along a shoreline that any given tide reaches.
Hook – The piece of the terminal tackle designed to catch and retain your fish until it is landed. Hooks may be single, doubles or trebles. There are more shapes and designs of hook out there than you can shake