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The sport of sea fishing from the seashore. Anglers set up their equipment on the beach much the same way as a lake angler sets ups their equipment. Beach fishing tends to be a more solitary past time than angling from a boat.

Being an island nation, sea fishing is very popular in the UK. The sea angler has the possibility of taking his catch home as the quarry tends to be more edible than its river/lake-bound cousins.

All you need to do is make your way to the local beach, avoiding the crowds on a summers day, and set up your equipment. Beach fishing is more accessible than its lake/river cousin as beaches are generally open to the public all year round.

Sea angling can be enjoyed by anglers of all ages. Young children should be supervised when near the sea.

No specific abilities are required and often anglers are introduced to the sport at a very young age. If their friends/parents are keen sea anglers they tend to become sea anglers themselves.

Angling is a form of fishing generally associated with sport or recreational fishing. Specifically, angling is the practice of catching fish by means of an angle (hook). The hook is attached by fishing line to a fishing rod. A fishing reel is fitted to the rod which acts as a means to store, retrieving and pay out the line. Hooks which come in a variety of sizes, can be dressed with lures or bait and are attached to the line using a variety of recognised anglers knots.

The one thing that anglers need is to be very patient. It might be a few minutes but could just as easily be several hours between catching fish. In fact many anglers will spend all day on the shore only to return home without any fish caught. The timing of angling from the sea shore is totally dependant on the state of the tide.

Although there are many shore angling competitions. Most anglers fish totally for the prospect of taking home a dinner, although in common with all fisherman the dream of catching the really big one is predominant.

Closely Related Activities
lake angling 9, boat angling 8, river angling 10, angling sea 11,

Basics include rod, reel, line, hooks, weights, floats and bait. you'll also need some sort of rest to put your rod in while waiting for that elusive monster.

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