Landing net – A bag shaped net attached round a metal frame which in turn is joined to a wood, metal or glass-fibre handle and used to land fish.
Lateral Line – A sensory organ running along the side of a fish which detects vibrations.
Leader – A length of monofilament or fluorocarbon attached to the main line to assist with handling fish when at the side of a boat. It also helps prevent wear and tear to braided line.
Leger – A method of fishing where the hooks are fished below the weight. The rigs fishes hard on the bottom. The leger may be fixed or running. Tends to be used more from the boat than shore.
Level wind – The part of a multiplier reel which oscillates along the front of spool laying the line evenly.
Lever drag – an multiplier reel with an adjustible drag which is operated by a lever as opposed to a star drag.
LRF – A method of fishing from the shore with artificial lures or baits on ultralight tackle. Originated in Japan and came onto the UK scene via anglers in Jersey. Targets mostly mini-species and other small fish for sporting fun.