Boat Fishing

Welcome to our Boat Fishing category, your gateway to thrilling saltwater angling adventures on the open seas. Explore an expertly chosen selection of specialized equipment, purpose-built for the challenges of boat fishing and the pursuit of a diverse range of saltwater species. Our collection features a wide array of boat rods and reels, designed to handle the rigours of saltwater angling. Whether you're targeting cod, rays, conger, smoothhounds, or larger species like tope and skate, our equipment ensures you're prepared for the fight.

Experience the thrill of battling saltwater giants with confidence, knowing you have the right tools at your disposal. Whether you're a seasoned boat angler or just beginning, our Boat Fishing category has everything you’ll need for a successful day afloat. Shop now to elevate your saltwater game and get ready for rewarding boat fishing adventures!

Tackle required for UK Sea Boat Fishing

Boat Fishing Rods

Are specialised rods designed for sea fishing from a boat. They are typically shorter and sturdier than beachcaster rods with lengths usually ranging from 5 to 8 feet. The shorter length helps with control and lifting power when battling fish directly underneath the boat a common scenario in boat fishing.

These rods come in a variety of styles to cater for different fishing methods such as trolling, bottom fishing or jigging. Common features include robust construction for handling large fish and saltwater conditions, durable guides that can handle braided or heavy monofilament lines and a gimbal butt for use with a fighting belt or rod holder.

Boat Fishing Reels

Are designed to withstand the challenges of sea fishing. They are typically robust with strong drag systems for controlling big fish. Two main types of reels are used in boat fishing: conventional (or multiplier) reels and spinning reels. Conventional reels are popular for their strength and durability, while spinning reels are often favoured for their ease of use and versatility.

A good boat fishing reel should have a strong, corrosion-resistant construction, often from anodised aluminum or high-grade plastic. Sealed bearings are also crucial to prevent damage from saltwater and sand. The line capacity should be sufficient for the fishing situation, whether it's close to shore or deep sea fishing.

Boat Rod and Reel Combos

Are excellent options for those seeking an all-in-one solution. These combos come with a rod and reel that are already paired up for compatibility, which takes the guesswork out of matching the two components separately.

Combos are available for different types of boat fishing such as trolling, bottom fishing or jigging, and they come in a range of sizes and strengths to suit different target species. When choosing a combo, the kind of fish you're targeting, the fishing method, and your personal comfort with the equipment should all be taken into consideration.

Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, a well-matched rod and reel combo can make the fishing experience more enjoyable and successful. As with individual rods and reels, look for durable, corrosion-resistant materials and a comfortable, easy-to-handle design.