When it comes to fishing we all have to start from somewhere. At the beginning for me especially, I didn’t quite know what basic fishing tackle I needed that could catch a fish. The only way I learnt was to copy what my dad or brother was using and learn from them.
So I thought, for those who don’t have anyone to learn from. I wanted to take the time and write a blog post on the absolute basic fishing tackle required to catch a fish.
Honestly, any fish can be targeted with this beginners list. Also, all the tackle mentioned below can be bought at your local tackle shop or online.
The absolute basic fishing tackle required from the beginning
In writing this blog post I’m assuming where going to be starting with nothing except a rod/reel and line already spooled onto the reel. We’ll also specifically focus on bait fishing. So, what type of tackle do we need to get started.
While for a start we’ll need hooks, swivels, floats and sinkers. Four basic fishing equipment required to set-up the three foundational fishing rigs below.
Hooks, swivels, floats and sinkers all come in a variety of sizes and types but I’ve selected a few to get you started in filling out your tackle box.
HooksCircle Hooks (Select 3 various sizes to begin with from small, medium, and large)
Long Shank Hooks (Select 3 various sizes to begin with from small, medium, and large)
Baitholder Hooks (Select 3 various sizes to begin with from small, medium, and large)
Barrel 3 Way Cross Swivel
Barrel Interlock Swivel
Pencil or Quill Float
SinkersBall Sinker (Select 3 various sizes to begin with small, medium and large)
Snapper Sinker (Select 3 various sizes to begin with small, medium and large)
Star Sinker (Select 3 various sizes to begin with small, medium and large)
Once a foundation has been built
Once you’ve built up the confidence in your fishing and learnt the foundation of setting up your rigs. We can then dive a little deeper into using various fishing tackle including Surf poppers, lures, jigs and various other tackle. But in the meantime the following checklist above will take you a long way in both saltwater and freshwater fishing.