Summer is a good time to practice fishing by the sea. The sun, holidays, relaxation … so many good reasons to go near the water. But what technique can we practice? Which fish should we look for and where? With what type of material? Whether you are a beginner or more independent in the practice of fishing, we give you our tips to succeed and have fun during your summer outings.
FLOAT FISHING IN SEASIDE
A telescopic rod, a climbing line and a small worm are enough to fish in the ports along the docks. The lack of wind and current allows fishing with fine floats which makes it easy to detect the keys.
You can use your fishing tackle in fresh water for this finesse fishing. Just be sure to wash your line up to fresh water to avoid oxidation of your float and your hook.
As in freshwater, priming is very effective in this type of situation, greatly increasing the number of catches. You can use specific primers for sea fishing like the sea 4×4 gooster. You can also use some crushed dry bread mixed with sardine oil. It is a very good mix for fishing like frying. For effective priming, choose an area away from the current.
You can also fish with cane + reel set, leaving your float drifting in the water. This fishing can target larger fish such as sar, sea bream or the bar (wolf). The line must obviously be stronger than for frying.
Use for this a 30/100 leader if you are looking for big fish posted on the bottom. For finer peaches, use a 20/100 leader. For the body of line, a wire of 35/100 will allow you to face many situations.
Bait side, you have the choice: hard, semi-hard, shrimp, crab or a small fish like a sandeel. Do not hesitate to propose big mouthful! Your fishing will attract more fish, it will be more resistant to the attacks of the fry and do not worry about their ability to swallow it, because the sea fish have an oversized mouth.
FISHING SPARIDATED: DORADES, MARBED, SARS
The sparidae are among the highly sought after seaside fish for their combativeness and beauty. The sea bream and other sea bream can be fished simply from the edge with accessible techniques, even when you start fishing. Along a dike or a rocky jetty, one can “stall” a cane 3 to 4 meters long with a spade or a cane support. A set ready-to-fish is enough to try this technique while taking fish. Simple, the assembly is made of a sliding lead whose weight varies according to the depth and the current (30 to 50 gr approximately).
The length of the leader, in fluorocarbon for more discretion, varies from 1 to 1.5 m. Hooks must be round and “strong iron” to withstand the powerful jaws of sparidae.
By fishing with this technique, it is not necessary to launch at long distance because the fish is usually near the coast. You can then use baits of all kinds such as crab, marine worms or the mussel which the sea bream is crazy.
THE SURFCASTING FISHING
This more technical fishing is practiced from the beach with canes about 4 to 5 meters long. These long lengths make it possible to pass the line above the waves to drop the assembly off. The canes are then placed on pikes while waiting for the key. In the Mediterranean, this technique is used with sets of surfcasting light (weight used 60-120 gr) while on the Atlantic coast, heavier weights (100/250 gr) are used.
FISHING WITH THE LURES OF THE EDGE
This technique consists in launching and bringing back lures (swimmers, soft lures, metal lures) from the seaside. It is a playful fishing which can be practiced easily and everywhere (port, dikes, beaches, rocky coasts). In addition, this technique can catch many species of fish. It will be necessary to look for the agitated areas because the fish like to hunt in the tumultuous waters.
As we fish from the edge, we must here favor rods between 2.40 and 3 m in order to launch sufficiently far. A reel size 3000 will be adapted for this technique. The use of the braid is recommended for better control of lure and better detection of keys. For more discretion, the use of fluorocarbon at the bottom of the line is indicated.
A soft lure of shad type, a swimming fish swimming very vibrant or a spoon will quickly explore a wide area in search of active fish.
Discover how to start fishing at the seafront bar here
ROCKFISHING: THE OTHER LUREE FISHING
This fishing lure technique is practiced from the edge with ultra-light equipment and small lures. The specific rods allow to detect the most discreet keys thanks to the very long scion. The lures are also “miniature”. This fun fishing allows you to catch small rock fish such as gobies, scorpion fish, sars or sea predators like the bar.
The line body usually consists of a thin braid (less than 10/100) to detect the smallest keys. The size of the reel varies from 1000 to 2000.
Side lures, everything is small can work. Nevertheless, small soft lures type Shad or Finesse represent safe values.