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Lake Angling is the act of fishing using a rod and line from the bank or staging surrounding a lake. Anglers set up their equipment on the banks of the lake, generally fishing from the same spot. Angling is both recreational and a competitive sport.

Lake fishing is very popular in the UK as there are so many locations to choose from. Popular lake species for anglers to fish for include carp, pike, tench, Rudd, roach and perch.

There are fishing lakes situated all over the UK. An angler in the UK is legally required to hold a permit which allows the angler to fish with two rods. The landowner of the lake is entitled to charge anglers a fee for use of the facilities.

Lake angling can be enjoyed by anglers of all ages. Young children should be supervised when near the waters edge.

No specific abilities are required and often anglers are introduced to the sport at a very young age, either by their parents or through friends also keen on the sport.

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 paying 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 by the water and return home without any fish caught.

There is no potential dinner to be looked forward to from lake angling, as all fish caught are returned to the water. there are many competitions for the heaviest fish caught or total bag of the day. And the pride of catching the really big one.

Closely Related Activities
River Angling 10, Angling from a boat 8, Sea Fishing 11, Fly Fishing 262, Angling from the sea shore 12, Field Sports 254.

Basics include rod, reel, line, hooks, weights, floats and bait. There are many items of equipment available on the market for the modern angler.

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