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Sea Fishing for Beginners Part 3: Terms

Aberdeen: a hook shape characterized by a round bend and a wide gap

Anti-Reverse Lock: the mechanism on a reel that prevents the crank handle from turning backwards

Backing: Line used underneath the mainline to fill the spool

Bait: Get fresh bait and experiment to find what works best

Bait-holding hook: Hooks with small barbs on the shank of the hook to hold bait

Bait Needle: long metal needle to help thread your bait on the hook

Beads: Used as stops on rigs

Bite: The action of a fish taking the bait

Blank: A bare rod, before guides and other accessories have been attached

Black:  Lugworm

Boom: A ridged plastic or metal bar from which the hook is attached to keep the hook clear of the trace

Braid: As opposed to mono, a woven line with little or no stretch

Break-off:  Line breakage while casting, also crack-off

Breaking Strain: Maximum load or weight that a line, swivel, or other piece of tackle can sustain without breaking

Budgie bells: Small bells which clip onto the rod tip, giving an audible signal when the rod tip is moved, also now comes with a small light for night fishing

Butt: The rear portion of a rod ie lower end of a rod

Chum: Small pieces of chopped fish fed into the water as an attractor

Clutch: The braking system on a reel also known as the Drag

Coasters: A device for holding a reel in place on a rod that can be tightened by hand

Cocktail: The mixing of 2 or more baits, ie lug and squid

Crack off: Line snapping when casting

Crank: Another word for a reel’s handle

Crimp: A metal ferrule crushed onto a line with a special tool or pliers

Dead Baiting: Using a dead fish as bait

Drag: The braking system on a reel also known as the Drag

Eyes: the rings on a rod

Fathom: As marked on charts to express 6 feet = 1 fathom

Feathering: The art of catching fish mainly Pollock, cod and mackerel on feather decoratedhooks several attached to the main trace

Fight: The duel between fish and angler

Flapper: Usually a mackerel with the backbone removed and used as bait for larger fish

Flats or Flatties: A term used to describe plaice, flounders, dab etcetera as opposed to round fish

Flounder Spoon: A spoon shaped lure used as an attractor for flat fish

Foul Hooked: A term to describe a fish caught with the hook in the body or head without it taking the bait

Free lining: Using just a hook with bait, allowing the current to take the bait

Free-Spool: A system disengaging the spool from the gearing on a multiplier

Gaff: A large hook with a sharp point used to haul fish on board a boat

Gimbal: A slotted device in the bottom of a rod butt to sit in a butt pad so as to stop the rod turning when fighting a large fish

Gripper lead: A lead with wires to assist the lead to grip the seabed

Ground: Term used to describe the sea-bed ie rough, clean smooth etc

Hand-balling: The action of lifting a fish up a steep wall or pier manually by hand

Hold, Holding: Used to describe whether the lead is remaining in position

Jig/jiggers: A heavy metal lure sometimes decorated with feathers and used in an up and down motion to entice the fish to attack by imparting movement

Kelp: Rubbery sea weed that is plentiful in rocky locations

Knock: The rod tip moving due to a fish taking the bait

Lask: A thick slice of flesh cut from a dead fish, usually from head to tail

Lead: A moulded piece of lead used to sink the trace to the seabed

Leader Knot: A knot for joining shock leader to mainline

Leger: To fish a static bait on the seabed

Line capacity: The amount of line a reel will hold

Link: An accessory used to join various items of tackle together or lines

Link swivel: A useful swivel for quick attachment of traces etc

Lip-hooked: Hooking a fish by the lip or a method of hooking live or dead-bait

Lug: Lugworm

Mark: A location at sea where there is good fishing to be had

Memory: Quality line which enables it to stretch then return to its original position

Muppet: A squid-like plastic lure, used to decorate hooks

OTG: Short for of the ground casting, where the lead is to the rear on the ground before casting

Overrun: Line that comes off a spool to fast and causes a birds nest

Paternoster: Method of fishing several hooks on short links at right angles to the mainline

Pirk: A heavy metal or plastic lure fished up and down from a boat, hence pirking

Play: Similar to fight to battle with a hooked fish

Pump: The action of lifting a fish by raising the rod and then lowering it whilst reeling in quickly

Rag: Rag worm

Recovery rate: The amount of line rewound on a spool for one turn of the handle

Reducer: Extension of rod butt, used when winding in

Rig: Name for terminal tackle

Rings: Fitted on a rod that the line passes through

Roller: Fitted on a fixed spool reel in the bale arm to reduce friction or fitted to the tip of a boatrod with the same objective

Rotten bottom: A weak link from your trace to your sinker. Prevents or reduces tackle loss

Rubby Dubby: Fish offal etc placed in an onion sack, anchored to the sea bed so as to atract the fish

Run: The action of a hooked fish swimming away from the angler, also the movement of fish migrating

Sand spike: A spike used to hold the rod when beach casting

Set: The action of sinking a hook into the fishes mouth

Shank: The hook body length from the eye of the hook to the bend

Shock Leader: length of line of greater breaking strain than the mainline designed to take the pressure of casting

Sinker: Lead weight

Sink and draw: The action of lifting and lowering a lure of bait

Snap off: The action of a line breaking normally due to wear or not using a shock leader of the correct breaking strain

Snagged: Being fastened up in an underwater obstacle

Snood: A length of line from your main line to the hook on a trace

Star drag: The wheel like a ships wheel used to adjust the drag on a reel

Take: The action of a fish grabbing a bait or lure

Terminal tackle: End gear/Rig

Test Curve: The pressure required to bend the Rod

Thumb: The action of slowing or stopping a multiplier reel when casting or playing a fish

Trace: See rig

Treble: 3 hooks points combined into 1 hook

Sea Fishing for Beginners Part 2: How to Detect a Bite

How to detect a bite

There are lots of factors that can effect your bite detection when you are sea fishing.   They can all effect one another to mislead you about what is happening under the water. The 3 ways of detecting a bite are:

  1. Rod Movenment
  2. Line Movement
  3. Indicator Movement ie floats


Detecting the bite

The basic key to Detecting the Bite is Practice.

> Watching the rod, line or indicator for any movement, which is not being effected by the sea or wind.

> Looking for any movement or jerking on the rod tip or line, a bobbing on a float or even a rattle.

> Holding the fishing line and rod is best and it will help you focus and allow you to feel the rhythms that are going on under the sea.

Clubs in England D – G

Clubs in England D – G

Danby Angling Club

Darent Valley Trout Fishery, Farnborough Kent

Darley Dale Fly-Fishing Club, Oldham

Darlington Anglers Club,Darlighton

Darlington Brown Trout Angling Association, Darlington

Darlington Fly Fishers Club, Manfield, Darlington

Dartmouth and District Angling Association, Dartmouth

Dawley Angling Society, Telford, Shropshire

Dean Clough and Ryburn Angling Society, Halifax, W Yorks

Deeping St James Angling Club, Deeping St James

Derby Angling Association, Derby

Derby Railway Angling Club, Aston on Trent, Derby

Derbyshire County Angling Club, Derbyshire

Dereham and District Angling Club, Dereham, Norfolk

Derwent (Durham) Angling Association, Consett, Co Durham

Devizes Angling Association, Devizes, Wiltshire

Devon Darwen Anglers’ Association, Darwen, Lancashire

Diss and District Angling Club, Suffolk

Doe’s Angling Club, Chelmsford, Essex

Doncaster and District Angling Association, Doncaster

Dorchester and District Angling Society

Dorchester Fishing Club, Dorchester, Dorset

Dorking and District Angling Society, Dorking, Surrey

Dorset Arms Angling Club

Downham Market & District Angling Association, Kings Lynn, Norfolk

Droitwich and District (Talbot) Angling Society, Droitwich, Worcestershire

Durham City Angling Club, Durham,

Durham Fly Fishers

Earl Manvers Angling Association, Carlton, Nottingham

Eastbourne Angling Association, Eastbourne, Sussex

Eastleigh and District Angling Club, Eastborough, Hants

Eastwood Anglers, Eastwood, Nottingham

Edenbridge Angling Society, Kent

Egremont Angling Association, Egremont, Cumbria

Ehen. Wt. Ennerdale Lake Fisheries, Egremont, Cumbria

Errwood Flyfishing Club

Evesham & District Angling Association

Exeter and District Angling Association, Exeter

Fakenham Angling Club, Fakenham, Norfolk

Farnham Angling Society (FAS)

Felling Fly Fishing Club

Fenland Association of Anglers, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

Fenton and District Angling Society, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs

Filey Brigg Angling Society, Filey N Yorks

Flyfishers’ Club, London

Frome and District Angling Association, Frome, Somerset

Furness Fishing Association, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

Gamefishers Club

Gerrards Cross and Uxbridge District Angling Society, Hertfordshire

Gillingham & District Angling Association

Gipping Angling Preservation Society, Suffolk

Glaston Manor Angling Association

Globe Angling Society, London

Gloucester Angling Club

Goathland Fishing Club, Darnholm

Goathland Whitby, Yorkshire Goole and District Angling Association, North Humberside

Godalming Angling Society, Godalming, Surrey

Grantham Angling Association, Grantham, Lincs

Great Cornard Angling Club, Gt Cornard, Suffolk

Great Yarmouth and Norfolk County Angling Association, Sprowston, Norwich

Groe Park and Irfon Angling Club

Clubs in England A – C

Clubs in England A – C

Abbey Cross Angling Club, Hertford

Accrington and District Fishing Club, Huncoat, Lancashire

Addingham Angling Association, Ilkley, West Yorkshire

Aln Angling Association, Alnwick, Northumberland

Alrewas Angling Club, Lichfield

Altrincham and District Angling club,  Altrincham and District A.C.

Alveston Village Association Angling Club, Alveston, Stratford-upon-Avon

Ampthill and District Angling Club, Flitwick, Bedfordshire

Appletreewick Barden and Burnsall Angling Club, West Yorks

Asfordby & Melton Society of Anglers, Melton Mowbray,Leicestershire

Ashfield Angling Club, Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

Ashmere Fisheries, Shepperton, Middlesex

Ashton Keynes Angling Club

Askern Specimen Society, Askern

Aspatria Angling Club

Astwood Bank Angling Club

Avon Angling Club (Melksham)

Axwell Park and Derwent Valley Angling Association , Tyne and Wear

Aylsham and District Angling Club, Aylsham, Norfolk

Banbury and District Angling Association, Banbury, Oxon

Barnes and Mortlake Angling and Preservation Society, London

Barnet & District Angling Club, Bracknell Berks

Barnsley and District Amalgamated Anglers’ Society, Barnsley, Yorkshire

Barnstaple and District Angling Association, N Devon

Barnt Green Fishing Club, Birmingham

Barrowford Angling Association, Lancashire

Basildon and District Angling Society ,Basildon,Essex

Basildon Angling Centre Ltd, Basildon,

Basingstoke Canal Angling Association, Hants

Bathampton Angling Association, Bath, Avon

Bay Malton Angling Club, Altrincham

Bedford Angling Club, Bedford

Bedlington and Blagdon Angling Association, Tyne & Wear

Beechwood AC, Aylesbury

Belper and District Angling Club, Derbys

Belton Hills Rod and Gun Club, Essex

Bembridge (IOW) Angling Club, St. Helens, Ryde

Bideford and District Angling Club, N Devon

Billericay and District Angling Club

Billinghurst Angling Society, Billingshurst, West Sussex

Birmingham Anglers Association Ltd, Birmingham

Bishop Auckland and District Angling Club, Co.

Blackpool Transport Angling Club

Blandford and District Angling Club, Dorset

Blenheim Angling Society, Buckinghamshire

Blunham Angling Club, Bedfordshire

Bodmin Anglers’ Association, Bodmin, Cornwall

Bolton and District Angling Association, Bolton, Lancs

Born to Fish Angling Club, Croydon.

Boston and District Angling Association

Boston Spa Angling Club, Wetherby, Yorkshire

Boxmoor & District Angling Society, Hemel Hempstead

Bradford No 1 Angling Association, Bradford

Bradford-on-Avon Angling Association , Wilts

Bradford Waltonians’ Angling Club, West Yorkshire

Brampton Angling Society, St Neots, Cambs

Brandon and District Angling Club , Thetford, Norfolk

Bridgwater Angling Association , Bridgwater, Somerset

Bristol and West of England Federation of Anglers , Bristol

Bristol, Bath and Wiltshire Anglers, Kingswood, Bristol

Broome Angling Society, Leicester

Broughton and Dunton Angling Club, Leicester

Brunswick Brothers Angling Club, Cranbrook,

BSDAS – The Bishops Stortford & District Angling Society, Herts

Buckingham & District Angling Association

Bude Angling Association, Bude, Cornwall

Bungay Cherry Tree Angling Club, Suffolk

Burford Angling Club, Burford, Oxfordshire

Burslem Izaak Walton

Burton-on-Trent Mutual Angling Association, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Bury Angling Association, Bury

Caersws Angling Association, Llandinam, Powys

Calne Angling Association , Calne, Wiltshire

Camborne Angling Association , Camborne, Cornwall

Cambridge Albion Angling Society, Cambridge

Cambridge Fish Preservation & Angling Society

Cambridge Izaak Walton Society, Hardwick, Cambs

Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely Federation of Anglers , Milton, Cambridgeshire

Canterbury and District Angling Association , Canterbury, Kent

Capenhurst Angling Club, Chester, Cheshire

Castle Angling Association, Northamptonshire

Central Association of London and Provincial Angling Clubs

Chapeltown and District Angling Association, High Green, Sheffield

Cheddar Angling Association, Somerset

Chelmsford Angling Association, Colchester, Essex

Chester Association of Anglers, Upton Cross, Chester

Chester-le-Street and District Angling Club, Co. Durham

Chichester and District Angling Society, Bognor Regis

Chichester Canal Trust, Chichester, West Sussex

Chippenham Angling Club, Chippenham, Wilts

Christchurch Angling Club, Christchurch, Dorset

Clevedon and District Angling Club, Clevedon, Somerset

Clevedon and District Freshwater Angling Club, Clevedon, Bristol

Clitheroe Angling Association, Colne

Clive Vale Angling Club, East Sussex

Colchester Angling Preservation Society, Braintree, Essex

Collingham Angling Association, Collingham, Nottinghamshire

Colnes Angling Society, Colchester, Essex

Compleat Angler Fishing Club (Suffolk Stour), E Sussex

Congleton Angling Society, Congleton, Cheshire

Coniston and Torver District Anglers’ Association, Cumbria

Coors Angling Club, Burton on Trent

Copthorne & District Angling Society

Coquet Angling Club, Ashington, Northumberland

Cotterstock Angling Association, Peterborough

Coventry and District Angling Association, Coventry

Cranbrook and District Angling Club, Cranbrook, Kent

Crawley Angling Society

Crawley Fly Fishers, Crawley, West Sussex

Crowborough & District Anglers Association, East Sussex, Tonbridge, Kent

Clubs in Wales A – Z

Clubs in Wales A – Z

Aberaeron Town Angling Club, Aberaeron

Abergwili Angling Club, Carmarthen, Dyfed

Aberystwyth Angling Association Ltd, Aberystwyth

Afan Valley Angling Club, Port Talbot

Alltami Angling Club, Ewloe, Clywd

Ammanford and District Angling Association, Llanelli

Artro and Talsarnau Fishing Association, Gwynedd

Bala and District Angling Association, Gwynedd

Bangor City Angling Club, Gwynedd

Bangor -on-Dee Salmon Angling Association, Wrexham

Betws -y-Coed Anglers’ Club, Betws-y-Coed

Birchgrove (Cardiff) Angling Association, Cardiff

Brecon Angling Society, Brecon, Powys

Brynmill and District Angling Club, Swansea

Bryn -y-Pys Angling Association, Wrexham

Buckley Angling Association, Clwyd

Bute Angling Society, Cardiff

Caergwrle Angling Club, Nr Wrexham, Clwyd

Camarthen and District Angling Club, Carmarthen

Carmarthen Amateur Angling Association, Cardiff

Carmarthen & District Angling Club, Carmarthen

Carmarthen Fishermen’s Federation, Aberporth, Dyfed

Cefni Angling Association, Pentre Berw, Anglesey

Ceiriog Fly Fishers, Chirk, Wrexham

Cerrig -y-Drudion Angling Association, Cerrig-y-Drudion, Clwyd

Cilcain Fly Fishing Association

Clwb Godre’R Mynydd Du, Glanaman

Connah’s Quay Angling Association, Connah’s Quay, Clwyd

Connah’s Quay and District Angling Club, Connah’s Quay, Clwyd

Conway Valley Fisheries’ Association, Llanrwst, Gwynedd

Corris and District Angling Association, Ceinws, Machynlleth, Powys

Corwen and District Angling Club, Ruthin, Denbighshire

Criccieth, Llanystumdwy and District, Angling Association, Criccieth, Gwynedd

Crickhowell Angling Club, Crickhowell, Powys

Cross Hands and District Angling Association, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

Cwmbran Angling Association, Cwmbran

Cwmcelyn Angling Club, Blaina

Cwmllynfell Fly Fishing Club, Cwmllynfell, West Glamorgan

Cymdeithas Bysgota Talybont Angling Association, Ceredigion

Dee Anglers Association

Denbigh and Clwyd Angling Club, Ruthin, Clwyd

Dolgarrog Fishing Club, Dolgarrog, Gwynedd

Dolgellau Angling Association, Dolgellau, Gwynedd

Dolwyddelan Fishing Association , Dolwyddelan, Gwynedd

Dwyryd Anglers Ltd, Ffestiniog, Gwynedd

Ebbw Vale Welfare Angling Club, Ebbw Vale, Gwent

Elan Valley Angling Club, Rhayader, Powys

Estimaner Angling Association, Abergynolwyn, Tywyn, Gwynedd

Felindre Angling Club, Kidwelly, Dyfed

Gilwern and District Angling Club, Nr Abergavenny, Gwent

Glamorgan Anglers’ Club, Rhoose, S Glamorgan

Glaslyn Angling Association, Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd

Glyncornel Angling Association

Glynneath and District Angling Association, Neath, West Glamorgan

Griffin Angling Club, Gresford, Wrexham, Clwyd

Groe Park and Irfon Angling Club, Llandrindod Wells, Powys

Gwaun -Cae-Gurwen Angling Association, Amman Valley, West Glamorgan

Gwent Avengers, Newport, Gwent

Holt and Farndon Angling Association, Wrexham, Clywd

Isca Angling Club, St Julians, Newport

Islwyn and District Anglers, Cwmfelinfach

Kingfishers Angling Club, Aberdare, Mid Glamorgan

Llanbrynmair and District Angling Club, Mallwyd, Machynlleth, Powys

Llandeilo Angling Association, Llandeilo, Dyfed

Llandovery Angling Association, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire

Llandybie Angling Association, Llandybie, Dyfed

Llanelli Angling Association, Llanelli, Dyfed

Llangadog Angling Association, Llangadog, Dyfed

Llangennech Angling Club, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

Llangollen Angling Association, Llangollen, Denbighshire

Llangyfelach and District Angling Association , Llanrhidian, Swansea

Llangynidr Service Station Angling Club, Llangynidr, Crickhowell

Llanidloes and District Angling Association , Llanidloes, Powys

Llanilar Angling Association, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion

Llanrwst Anglers’ Club, Llanrwst, Gwynedd

Llanybydder Angling Association, Llanybydder, Dyfed

Llay Angling Association, Wrexham, Clwyd

Llynfi Valley Angling Association, Maesteg, Mid Glamorgan

Llysyfran Angling Club, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire

Maelor Angling Association, Cefn Mawr, Wrexham, Clwyd

Maerdy and Ferndale Angling Club, Rhondda, Mid Glamorgan

Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association, Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan

Mold Fly Fishers, Mynydd Isa, Mold, Flintshire

Mold Kingfishers Angling Club, Connah’s Quay, Clwyd

Mold Trout Anglers, Mold, Flintshire

Montgomeryshire Angling Association (including Llanfair Caereinion FC, Welshpool AC)
Llanymynech, Powys

Neath and Dulais Angling Association, Seven Sisters, Neath

Nevern Angling Association, Newport, Pembrokeshire

New Dovey Fishery Association (1929) Ltd, Machynlleth, Powys

New Quay Angling Club, Abergorlech, Dyfed

Newbridge Angling Association, Nr Wrexham, Clwyd

Newport (Gwent) Angling Association,Newport

Newport Angling Association, Newport

Newport Reservoir Fly Fishing Association, Newbridge, Gwent

Ogmore Angling Association, Pencoed, Bridgend

Ogwen Valley Angling Association, Llanllechid, Bangor

Ogwr Borough Angling Association, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan

Pembroke and District Angling Club, Stackpole, Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire Anglers Association, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire Fly Fishers, Narberth, Pembrokeshire

Pencoed and District Angling Club, Pencoed, Bridgend

Penllwyn Lodges Angling Club, Garthmyl, Powys

Picton Waters Angling Club, Haverfordwest, Dyfed

Ponciau Angling Society, Wrexham, Clwyd

Pontardawe and Swansea Angling Association, Ynystawe, Swansea

Pontardulais and District Angling Association, Pontardulais, Swansea

Pontypool Angling Association, Newport

Prysor Angling Association, Trawsfynydd, Gwynedd

Pwllheli and District Angling Association, Pwllheli, Gwynedd

Pyrddin Angling Society, Nr Neath, West Glamorgan

Pysgotwyr Maesnant, Waunfawr, Aberystwyth

Rhayader Angling Association, Rhayader, Powys

Rhyl and District Angling Association, Prestatyn, Denbighshire

Rhymney and District Angling Society, Rhymney

Ridgeway Angling Club, Haverfordwest

Rossett and Gresford Fly Fishers, Marford, Wrexham

Seiont, Gwyrfai and Llyfni Anglers’ Society, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

Severnside and Newtown Angling Club, Newtown, Powys

Skewen Angling Club, Neath, West Glamorgan

St Asaph Angling Association

St Clears Angling Association, Laugharne, Carmarthen

Swansea Angling Club, Swansea

Swansea Amateur Angling Association Ltd, Swansea

Talsarnau and District Angling Association, Harlech, Gwynedd

Tawe Disabled Fishers’ Association, Ilston, Swansea

Teifi Trout Association, Aberaeron

Tregaron Angling Association, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion

Upper Tanat Fishing Club, Oswestry

Wentwood Reservoir Fly Fishing Association, Caldicot

Whitland Angling Association, Whitland, Carms

Wrexham and District Angling Association, Leeswood, Mold

Wygyr Fishing Association,  Llanfaethlu, Anglesey


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