Fishing Spots Near Me

May 25, 2021


Fishing Spots Near Me

Fishing is a great activity that can be done anywhere, and it's also one of the most popular hobbies in America and Great Britain. The problem for many people is that they don't know where to go fishing because they are not familiar with any fishing spots near them! We have compiled a list of ways that you can find the perfect fishing spots near you. 


Fishing Spot Near Me

If you are looking for fishing spots near you then there are several ways to do so:

  • Go to your local tackle shop and ask them where the best tackle shops are. If you are after sea fishing spots then go to your local sea fishing shop. If its course fishing you're after then go to your local course fishing shop.
  • Alternatively you can look on online websites such as "take me fishing" (Americans) or "Fishing booker" (worldwide). These sites are predominately for sea fishing.
  • If you are just getting into fishing then its worthwhile looking for a guide. Whether it be for freshwater fishing or saltwater fishing. A guide can teach you so much in such a short space of time.
  • It's also worth hiring a guide in the shape of charter boat if you are serious about buying yourself a boat. Again, you will learn so much more much faster than what you would teaching yourself. In terms of safety, locating fish, how to drift over a wreck, anchor ext..


Fishing Spots Near Me

What type of fish are you looking for? This will affect the locations you look in. For example in the UK cod are a lot more abundant up North. Whereas bass are a lot more abundant down South. Once you have decided on this it gets a lot easier. You can simply read up on the areas that this particular fish likes and target them like that.

Are you looking for freshwater fishing or saltwater fishing? This is because the locations will vary a lot. You can even catch fish such as the sea-trout in the sea and freshwater, rivers and lakes. The UK has all sorts of fisheries depending on which part of the country you’re in! Londoners can try their luck with carp from Windmill Lane market, while others might choose sea bass off Brighton Pier – it just depends what type they want to catch! 


Different times of the year will greatly affect the species of fish you will catch. Different times of the year will also see legislation enforced. Most fish have open and closed seasons, meaning you can only fish for them at a certain time of year. During the winter months you will struggle to catch the widely popular bass in the UK but cod, flounder, whiting and other species are a lot more abundant. On freshwater rivers, sea trout and salmon fishing becomes illegal.

When you delve even deeper, the best time to go fishing can become even more complicated and precise. For example, some freshwater rivers will have their salmon run early on in the year (April). Where as other rivers will have their salmon run much later on in the year (September, October). To further complicate the matter, some rivers will fish better just before, during or after a flood. In terms of sea fishing the tide will greatly affect the fishing. Some marks will fish better at low water, some on an incoming tide and some on a receding tide.


Fishing Spots Near Me

When you go fishing no matter where you are you will generally need all the basic kit, this includes:

  • Net: A net can be used to catch fish that are either too small or in places where fishing is not allowed.
  • Bait/lures/flies: Bait comes in many different forms and some bait will work better for certain waters than others so make sure you find the right one before starting your day on the lake!
  • Rod: Rods come in all shapes, sizes and styles which makes them tough to pick out but they'll need at least a basic rod with hooks attached. You may also want to invest in an electric reel as well if you're going after larger gamefish like bass.
  • Reel: Again, reels come in a variety of styles so you'll need to figure out which type will work best for your fishing needs.
  • Bait bucket: This is the container that holds all your bait, such as worms and minnows, securely until they are needed on the hook. 
  • Tackle box/cooler: Tackle boxes can come in many shapes and sizes but it's important to have one with lots of compartments or just invest in a cooler if space is not an issue. Most tackle boxes should be kept close by when fishing because this allows for easy access to items like hooks and lures during high activity periods!
  • Additional gear (optional): There are some things that may be necessary depending on where you're fishing - these include waders, waterproofs ext...


  • Sea Fishing: Understand the tides before you go out fishing. Tides are different for every area and can be found on the internet, or at your local fishing store in most cases. It's important to know when it will be high tide, so you don't get caught out on your mark! The tide can come in rapidly and wash you away. You're much better taking a life jacket with you, especially if you're fishing off a ledge.
  • Freshwater Fishing: Freshwater fishing can be just as dangerous! Often when you are river fishing you will be wearing waders. Be careful not to go over your depth or slip as they can fill up pretty quick. A river can be an extremely dangerous place to fish. With a strong flow capable of pinning you under water on a snag. Lakes can be extremely cold in the winter and will take you by surprise if you fall in. Cold water shock can set in withing seconds so be aware!


    For those of you who are lucky enough to catch some fish yourselves here is a brilliant video from the "Fish Locker". The video shows you how to fillet and prepare a variety of different fish that you are likely to encounter in UK waters. Take a look at the rest of the Fish Lockers channel as-well. He has made some exceptionally good fishing videos that will help you on whatever your exploits may be. 



    Jake's Outdoors is a blog for all of your hunting, fishing and general outdoor needs. Jake's Outdoors has created this space to help beginner level enthusiasts find their way into the world of outdoors and will provide advice on how to get started. We'll cover topics like what gear you need, where to go hunting or fishing in your area, how to cook fish/game animals you've caught as well as other general outdoor tips.

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