Night Fishing For Beginners
Although the experienced angler will know all the essentials for a successful and most importantly a Safe night on the bankside a newcomer to fishing or an even an experienced angler who has fished at night might need a little help to make sure they have all the boxes covered.
This short article will hopefully help you have a good night's fishing and not a freezing cold sleepless night, after all even catching fish sometimes isn't enough to make up for a dreadfully uncomfortable night with no sleep and hypothermia.
Although you don't want any unnecessary light shining on the water as this can spook the fish from the area you with need a head torch to help land fish and bait up etc and this is a good safety decice as if you do happen to find yourself in the drink people can see where you are.
Another good piece of kit to have is a lantern of some sort to illuminate your bivvy when needed.
Although in summer you can get away with thin tents etc in winter the right bivvy is essential, you need a sturdy bivvy made from good material and usually a double skin which keeps out the condensation and most of the draughts.
First aid kit.
It is a good idea to keep a small kit in the car or in the bag incase of any emergencies.
Sleeping bag and bed chair.
In winter a very thick sleeping bag would be needed and although not cheap there are some amazing examples on the market with many layers incorporated and can make even the coldest nights bare able.
Emergency items of clothing.
In winter take extra clothes so if you fall in or get too cold you can get changed quickly and back into dry clothes.
Additional Luxury items.
If you are thinking of taking up night fishing regularly there are many items on the market to make your stay more luxurious.
Items such as power packs and solar panels for charging phones and tablets are now the norm for the tackle tart aswell as dvd players and all sorts of gadgets.
I hope this helps at least one person who's thinking of taking up night fishing and makes for a safe trips. Remember fishing should be about enjoyment and shouldn't be dangerous.