All you need to know about lure fishing

lure1Fishing has been around in some form or another since the pre-historic times, what once used to be the staple of supplying food for your family or tribe has now become something much bigger.  Yes sure, fish still make up a huge part of our diet and fishing has become a huge industry which has become commercialised. On the flipside of this though; fishing has now grown to become one of the fastest growing sports in the world, enjoyed by millions of people around the world either as a professional pastime or like most people as a great way to unwind, get away from it all and enjoy a good spot of fishing. If you’re already into this hobby or sport then you’ll know the feeling of freedom it gives you, the friends you meet and of course the opportunity to travel to new exotic destinations to enjoy your favourite pastime.

Today we’re going to concentrate on one aspect of fishing which is lure fishing.

What is Lure fishing?


A lure is a term which is used to describe the type of ‘bait’ you’re going to be using for your fishing expedition, essentially it’s artificial or man made and is designed to look like a common form of bait that the species of fish you’re targeting enjoys. Lures range all the way from small to big and bright to dull, the selection available on the market is just massive and your selection of lure will all depend on the type of fish you’re trying to catch.


Many anglers find lures fishing exciting as they are constantly active, casting and retrieving, knowing a fish could take the lure at any moment, it’s all part of the thrill of the game.  One aspect of lure fishing which attracts many fisherman is you don’t need to use live bait, this saves on costs and travel time to find the bait. You also get to keep your favourite lures and use them over and over again, which also means you can work out which lure works best for you. Using lures for sea fishing goes hand in hand with light tackle, and hooking a pollock, coalfish or bass on light gear is one of the most exciting types of fishing to be found, and even a single mackerel can give great sport if hooked on the right tackle.


Here is a selection of species which can be used for spinning fishing:

  • Mackerel
  • Pollock
  • Bass
  • Garfish
  • Gurnard
  • Wrasse
  • Herring
  • Sandeel
  • Coalfish
  • Weever fish
  • Sea trout


If you’re just getting started or even a pro there are some great places online to meet like minded people then don’t hesitate to visit you can find out more about the forums here or check out the rules. If you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of the team here. Good luck with your fishing, make new friends and enjoy!



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