Fishing from the Beach

Surfcasting is one of the sports specialties launched most practiced on fishing , but differs from all others by the place from which it is made ​​and large dams search using the necessary elements.

For people who do not know much about fishing, the term surfcasting, surf casting or fishing released, they may sound complicated or contrived, but is nothing more than a simple sporting method in which catches are made when launched from the beach, rocks or piers. The only condition that must be met is that the place must always have sandy bottom and crashing through the waves.

The name of this type of fishing is English, but translated into Spanish surfcasting means “thrown to the waves” . The reason why the name remains that way is to differentiate it from other similar forms of fishing, but they are not equal.

The best areas for fishing surfcasting are great beaches lapped by rocks where waves break endlessly and are sheltered from the wind, like the coast.

You need for fishing surfcasting

To begin we must say that the surfcasting fishing focuses on large fish such as sea bass, bream or bream, among others. Therefore, anyone who chooses not the sea to use their rigs will be performing this specialty.

The first thing to consider are the materials used for this purpose must have a cane that varies between 3 and 5 meters long, preferably possessing three engageable sections (although nowadays it is very common to use telescopic in this mode). The surfcasting rods must be supported to hold them called rod holders. You must have rings because they are essential to prevent chafing of the line and thus prevent this break with the weight and strength of catches.

The reels should be used for surfcasting fishing are generally heavy reels and must have a capacity of 300 meters nylon fishing line. The characteristics that must meet a good reel for surfcasting are:

  • The pick up.Winding the fishing line on to the spool in manual surfcasting pick up, ie recovery finger is used. Thus the reel must have a roller to rotate easily.
  • The brake.The brake keeps the line in the same position all the time we’re fishing.
  • Collection rate.A good measure of recovery is between 0.95 cm and 1 meter per turn of the handle.

Another important thing is the lead because it is responsible for placing the bait at the desired distance, it must have a weight of between 80 and 130 grams. Increasingly it required to be better leads to further refine fishing, for example, having good penetration in the air to launch and dive, more stability and to keep the tense but at the same time to facilitate their collection line.

And finally, the rest of rigs that complete the assembly of a line as bait, reel, line and bait. For surfcasting fishing live bait is used as mollusks, worms or small fish.

On these latter elements must be taken into account that large dams are sought, therefore fishing gear used should be commensurate with the situation.

You also have to keep in mind the place where you are fishing, if it is on the beach, on the rocks or pier. Depending on these areas there are two techniques of surfcasting released :

  • Launched perched lead.This is the technique of surfcasting easier to perform . Is to pose the lead on the floor on your back, with the parallel rod where you’re going to throw and, while walking slowly toward the shore, hikes cane and spears strongly towards the sea, making the lead pass over of your head toward the target. This released is accurate and powerful.
  • Launched balanced.This technique is done in areas where there are many obstacles (such as rocks, for example). Lead sharp swings with the rod raised to 45 degrees, when normally gets momentum spear. This mode is done when the bait is fragile, so do not throw.

The night surfcasting

Surfcasting is relaxing and many people prefer to do it at night because that is when the rising sea occurs and many species take advantage of the darkness to go out in search of food. Although it becomes complicated when competing, because it requires a lot of concentration.

Just talking about the fish they eat, is the grace of this type of fishing, as the wave drag microorganisms, and behind them are small fish, and with the latter approach larger, which are what this specialty looking for sport fishing catch.

For fishing to surfcasting at night  we must prepare all the necessary material during the day. One of the most important points to keep in mind is to have chosen the place where we will carry out. Being under cover of night, the beach areas where waves break right or left, leaving a curved ridge in the middle, or in a corridor of sea surf between two rocky cliffs are recommended. The most commonly used baits are night squid, cuttlefish, crabs and marine worms, since, thanks to its reflective skin will help us in capturing good specimens.

Do not employ many complicated rigging, be practical, remember that there will be very little light to mount. chopped detector will also be necessary, since the absence of light, you may not realize it when bitten by a fish hook.

Surfcasting fishing is a very interesting technique in the sports area, as it requires good preparation and represents a challenge for the practitioner. Keep in mind that an estimated 50 to 100 meters from the shore distance (depending on the size of the waves, the bigger will be necessary to launch further) is sought. The way to achieve this is by releasing some fishing line, swinging the cane back at an angle not lower your shoulders and then throw it forward using the spool so that the thread is released.

We should not complain if accuracy is not achieved in the first launched, as in many aspects of life, this technique requires a lot of practice.