Fishing is an activity that comes in many varieties to suit all kinds of people! If you’re new to the sport, however, it can be difficult to know what type of fishing might give you the most enjoyment. At The Insurance Emporium, we love it when people get stuck in to their new adventures! That’s why we’re trying to help you decide; which type of fishing is best for you?

Types of fishing - saltwater fishing

Saltwater fishing

As its name suggests, saltwater fishing involves the catching of fish from salty water, most often the sea! This is a kind of angling that can be as simple or complicated as you wish to make it. Even if your dream is to be out on the open seas catching big game, it might pay initially to test the waters off public piers situated towards the sea to gain experience. As you build up your experience, you could then think about testing out more advanced techniques that can lead to competition!

Freshwater fishing

This is used to catch fish such as trout, pike, carp and more. Unlike saltwater fishing, freshwater fishing doesn’t rely on tidal waters, so it can make for a much calmer experience! This might make it a good type of fishing to take up if you want to get the whole family involved. It’s also a very accessible method of fishing, as there are ponds, rivers and lakes all over the UK, in both cities and rural areas!

Fly fishing

Types of fishing - fly fishing

For most people, the image of a fisherman casting a line is the first that comes to mind – so it’s no wonder fly fishing is an alluring idea! Often used for freshwater fishing, the technique of fly fishing is to use an artificial fly, usually made from wire, beads, feathers, yarn and hair that can be cast over longer distances to lure in your catch. It can be a simple technique to learn, with great reward. However, you might need to practice casting off a few times before going on your first trip, to avoid getting tangled in the line!

Ice fishing

If you appreciate cold weather, then ice fishing could be for you! The process involves boring a hole into thick ice and dangling your bait down into the water below. It can be a great way to fish areas you can’t usually access, such as deeper water in the middle of lakes. One word of warning, however; the weather in the UK isn’t suitable for this kind of fishing, as any ice will be too thin to be safe. It will therefore require travel to colder climes – need an excuse for a holiday?!

types of fishing - paddle board fishing

Paddle board fishing

Are you a fan both of fishing and keeping fit? Paddle board fishing could let you do just that! A paddle board allows you to stand and paddle along the water, giving you a greater view of what’s going on in the surrounding water. One advantage is that you might be able to access harder to reach areas of water quietly, so you don’t scare off your next catch. It might not be the most sociable type of fishing, however, as paddle boards only withstand the weight of one adult!

Whatever kind of fishing your adventures involve, we’re sure they’ll be enjoyable and hopefully lead to a catch or two! Regardless of whether you’re new to the sport, or a seasoned pro, the cost of fishing equipment can add up, so you might want to consider taking out fishing insurance. The Insurance Emporium offer three types of Fishing Insurance with Loss, Theft Or Accidental Damage cover up to £15,000*. You could also get up to 30% discount^! Head to The Insurance Emporium to find out more!

* Loss, Theft Or Accidental Damage cover up to £15,000 available on Zander lunar monthly policies.

^ The 30% discount is made up of 25% Introductory Discount plus 5% Over 60’s Discount (if appropriate). The Introductory Discount is available for the first 12 premium payments on lunar and calendar monthly policies or one premium payment on annual policies.

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