Pier and Jetty fishing
Pier, jettys, harbor walls, breakwaters means you can fishing safely in deep water, in most cases it's the first experience a person has of fishing.
Fish often gather around man made structures and so also attract the bigger predators.
The best way to fish from a pier is to set up a simple float fishing rig and use a light beachcaster or carp rod about 3.5m long, coupled with a large fixed spool reel and 15lb line. The float should be set with a 30 to 60g weight to hold the float upright and also give a reasonable cast, you will need to cast some way from the pier to avoid snagging on rocks or the structure itself. Got to be careful when doing a back swing cast that you do not catch any bystanders.
Some piers offer exciting fishing for the larger species for example tarpon fishing from the piers of southern Florida. In parts of Australia anglers go for stingrays and shark from piers. In the uk you can catch cod, bass, plaice, and mackeral just to name a few.
Fishing from a pier you will need a drop net to land fish from the water and then haul up the pier to the deck. The drop net has to be stronger than the normal keep net as it will have to take a dead weight up the pier. The net when lowered to land a fish has to drop under the catch and lift up the fish, this after a bit of practice is easy to master.
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