When going on any type of fishing adventure, whether it be for a week or just a few hours the last thing you want to do is forget a vital piece of kit which could mess your whole day up. We all know how excited we can get whilst packing the car, and how easy it is for important things to escape your mind, especially if its very early morning and you are not 100% awake and alert.

I have compiled a list of what I believe to be the most important items to take on a lure fishing trip, obviously everyone’s different, but this is my bare essentials, If anyone wants to add to this list please comment in the ‘comments’ section below.

  1. YOUR ROD. You wouldn’t believe how many people have forgotten their rod, Do not forget your ROD.
  2. YOUR REEL. Again, believe it or not it is possible to forget this vital piece of equipment as well.
  3. SELECTION OF LURES. Personally I wouldn’t take a huge amount, because its to tempting to keep changing them, take a good handful and spend some time with each one.
  4. WIRE TRACES. Always take some wire traces with you. you don’t want the line being bit through.                                                                        
  5. LANDING NET.  Carry a landing net with you, it’s just another good way of risking loosing the fish if you don’t take one with you.
  6. UNHOOKING MAT. Don’t damage the fish on rough ground.
  7. UNHOOKING UTENSILS. You will need side cutters just in case of any deep hooking, forceps to dislodge any hooks and a good pair of small sharp scissors.
  8. ROD LICENSE. The last thing you want to happen when the fish are biting, is get moved on or fined, so don’t forget to take it with you.
  9. FISHING LICENSE. For the same reasons as above, make sure you have your license on you or cash to buy a day ticket.
  10. APPROPRIATE CLOTHING. Its very uncomfortable fishing if you are to cold or to hot, always worth wearing layers so you can either take them off or add to them.
  11. POLAROID SUNGLASSES. A must for spotting where the fish are in bright conditions.                                                                                                                                                         
  12. A HAT. To protect you from the sun in the warmer months, and to keep you warm in the colder months.
  13. FOOD AND DRINK. Nothing worse than fishing on an empty stomach.
  14. MOBILE PHONE. Always worth carrying it with you in case of an emergency and also photographing your catch, and of course in case the other half rings you.
  15. TOILET ROLL. For obvious reasons ;0)
  16. SET OF SCALES. Well you want to boast about how big the whopper was.
Categories: Tips and advice

3 Comments

Cheryl · May 31, 2017 at 6:01 am

Hi Stuart,

My uncle enjoys fishing but I’ve never gone on a fishing trip with him. He’s having a milestone birthday soon and your checklist has actually given some good gift ideas. He could do with some Polaroid sunglasses and maybe a new fishing rod.

Have you got a separate article with fishing equipment gift ideas?

regards Cheryl.

Cheryl · May 31, 2017 at 6:03 am

My uncle enjoys fishing but I’ve never gone on a fishing trip with him. He’s having a milestone birthday soon and your checklist has actually given some good gift ideas. He could do with some Polaroid sunglasses and maybe a new fishing rod.

Have you got a separate article with fishing equipment gift ideas?

    Stuart Bowler · May 31, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    No I haven’t but I reckon I will very soon, thanks for the idea.

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