TRAVEL FISHING HOLIDAY or FISHING ON YOUR HOLIDAY? Are you looking forward to a special fishing trip this year or just looking to fish on your holiday? Here are 5 things to think about before you go.
- RESEARCH YOUR TRAVEL FISHING DESTINATION
Wherever you may be going in the world you can save lots of angst and time, doing some online research for your travel fishing break. UK or USA travel fishing holiday…it doesn’t matter as your research will save you time. Regardless, where you may be going, if detailed travel fishing information isn’t available from local online sources, then some travelling angler or anglers will have been there before, no matter how remote your fishing location. You will save yourself hours planning your travel fishing trip
What fishing licenses do you need? How do you get your fishing license? What fishing locations are working well? What angling techniques and baits are working? Can you get fishing baits locally or do you need to bring them with you? What travel fishing tackle will you need? If it is hot or midgy, do you need other things? What fishing areas work at what times of the year? Do you need to book fishing trips, boats, the best fishing locations? Do you need a fishing guide? What transport do you need to get where you want to fish? Google will provide it all for your travel fishing break or your fishing on your holiday..
Planning the fishing trip will save you time and money, getting the most from your precious fishing time.
- LOCAL TRAVEL FIHSING KNOWLEDGE & FISHING GUIDE?
If there is a local tackle shop, make it your first point of call. They will have useful holiday fishing tips that should set you in good stead.
There is no substitute for tapping into local fishing guide advice. If it’s a new technique you need, then a day or half a days guided fishing at the start of your travel fishing break could be invaluable.
- FISHING HOLIDAY VERSUS HOLIDAY FISHING BALANCE?
What you really want from your next fishing holiday? A beautiful destination, a family holiday, a romantic break, or are you determined to catch something special? Do you want a dedicated angling only trip, or do you have to balance fishing with friends and family?
If you are sharing a room, realistically, how much travel fishing tackle and travel rods can you bring with you?
- BUY LOCAL OR BRING WITH YOU?
Making a checklist for your holiday fishing tackle is also an excellent idea and it may also save you money? Consider what is your fishing baggage plane allowance? How much space do you have for your travel tackle? These determine what fishing gear you can physically bring. Your research will also tell you what tackle is affordable locally, so you don’t need to take in your bags. If there is a local Decathlon in Europe or Dicks in the USA, you have no worries. Not only will they have what you need, you will have a great travel fishing tackle shopping trip to look forward to.
We would suggest a multi-section rod would be ideal for your trip. Something that packs away neatly into your bag, that you can use for different travel fishing techniques. Our X5 Adventure Combination is the ideal travel fishing companion. With 2 reels and a case, it allows you to spin, bait fish or fly fish. The 2 tips allow for different casting weights.
- PACK WITH CARE
If you are flying, keep all hooks, lures, and tools out of your hand luggage, where you have a chance to be stopped at customs. Similarly, rods need to be stowed in main luggage in your suitcase. If get a good compact travel fishing rod you can bring it and your fishing reel in your carry-on baggage. Try to avoid huge costs of putting fishing rods into the hold. It may cost you more than your rod itself!