The best time to catch fish at a beach will depend on the fish you are wanting to catch. Dusk and dawn are usually good times as it is quieter, we know that dusk will be very early but it will increase your chances. In the daytime it is best at high tide. When there is a new moon, this is when the tide is highest. Not all fish prefer high tide but a large amount do. For example, bass and others prefer hunting when the tide is lower.
From a pier
Fishing from piers is rewarding, safe and enjoyable. It is potentially one of the most exciting experiences that anglers have. Although there is more to it than just dropping your line off the pier and waiting for a bite. Common forms of pier fishing include;
- Float fishing
Mackerel is very popular in pier fishing in the UK. Piers can be rocky or sandy and important to be aware of this before you start fishing, maybe ask a local. You don’t always have to cast your line out really far to catch something, sometimes you can catch a mackerel just a few feet away from you. Garfish are very common with pier fishing however, they can be troublesome as they can swallow the hook far inside them.
River fishing is very different compared to stillwaters. They have some fantastic species of fish that you mostly can’t find in still waters. It’s a skill identifying fishy looking areas so that you know when to bait up, this helps with avoiding blanks. Rivers are often relaxing spots to enjoy nature and can be much more peaceful than beaches.
Which is your favorite fishing spot?