What line should I use for beach fishing?
A line diameter between 0.30mm (12lb) and 0.38mm (18lb) is reckoned to be the most effective for clean beach fishing at long range. If choosing braid, use a line of the same breaking strain as you would mono.
What’s the best bait for beach fishing?
Cut bait is effective for all saltwater fishing, whether you are offshore, on shore, or surf fishing. Eels, ballyhoo, and pilchards are commonly used to catch saltwater game fish. Anglers often choose this bait, since fish are naturally drawn to the movement and scent of their prey.
Can you use bank sinkers for surf fishing?
Bank sinkers are the more commonly seen weights that are familiar to most anglers. They are shaped like teardrops and move easily through banks or surfs because they roll. In rougher fishing conditions these sinkers can twist up your fishing line. However, these sinkers are easily retrieved.
What weight should I use for beach casting?
Standard beach casting tackle is 15lb (0.35mm diameter) mainline and a 5oz (150g) lead weight. These are the tackle ratings that are most consistently successful for casting distance and keeping tackle anchored in tide. However, line diameter and sinker size can be adjusted to suit fishing conditions.