Fishing has been around for at least 40,000 years. So it’s safe to say that we’ve got a handle on the methods and techniques used to ensure we make our catch of the day.
In all areas, from oceans and rivers to resources and lakes, there’s not one definitive direction to take because every fisherman will tell you something different. That this particular way is better or that specific tool is useful when fishing.
But now we live in the 21st Century. We’ve got so much technology it’s coming out of our ears. But which of it can be used for fishing? And, more importantly, should it be used for fishing? You can argue that we’ve got along pretty well without it so far.
But certain gadgets can definitely make fishing a more convenient experience. Take, for instance, magnetic rod clips. These enable you to clip your rod to your body whilst your hands are busy unspooling a line or throwing a fish back into the sea. Certainly handy right
And rods are certainly one of the things that benefit from the 21st Century you have to agree. Newer materials used in rod construction like carbon fibre allow for stronger rods that can withstand the rigours of sea fishing.
Of course, knowing if there’s fish around would have been useful information a few hundred years ago. Which is why a lot of fishermen may tend to utilise tech like Echolocation sonar units to find their catch. Or an electronic signal device to simulate the sound and vibrations made from baitfish.
Some argue this ruins the experience. That fishing should hone your instincts and allow you to determine for yourself the best places for a catch.
At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter if you prefer to go completely without tech or you’re very much on the cutting edge of fishing. Or even somewhere in between. Fishing is fishing. Here’s to another 40,000 years…
This post was written by Halit Bozdogan on behalf of Ocean Tackle Store, which specialises in sea fishing tackle and equipment for the UK.