landing net
02 Apr 2014

Landing net

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.

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lateral line
02 Apr 2014

Lateral Line

Lateral Line – A sensory organ running along the side of a fish which detects vibrations.

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lead or sinker
02 Apr 2014

Lead

Lead – See sinker.

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shock leader
02 Apr 2014

Leader

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.

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leadhead
14 Nov 2014

Leadhead

Leadhead – A hook with a lead cast adjacent to the eye.

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leger
14 Nov 2014

Leger

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.

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level wind
14 Nov 2014

Level Wind

Level wind – The part of a multiplier reel which oscillates along the front of spool laying the line evenly.

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lever drag
14 Nov 2014

Lever drag

Lever drag – an multiplier reel with an adjustible drag which is operated by a lever as opposed to a star drag.

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lrf light rock fishing
02 Apr 2014

Light Rock Fishing (LRF)

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.

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line capacity
14 Nov 2014

Line capacity

Line capacity – The length of line which can fit on to the spool of a reel. Manufacturers usually list this by breaking strain and / or line diameter.

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