Boat Angling
Different Styles of Fishing
Boat angling falls into four basic categories: down-tiding, up-tiding, lure and float fishing. Angling-School coaches can demonstrate the appropriate methods for different marks and targeted species. They will also be able to let you try different rods, reels and tackle so that you can try before you buy. Use this link to see Zethar.

Down-Tiding
The common technique for wreck and general fishing on the sea bed used for a wide variety of specie from conger and ling to ray and gurnards. Commonly used on wrecks, reefs and also for drifting over sand banks and bars. Drifting with light tackle for plaice or gurnard can provide thrilling fishing.

Up-Tiding
Developed for fishing the Thames Estuary and used when the water is less than 15m deep and to combat swift tides and currents. The techniques allows lighter weights and rods to be used and a larger area around the anchored boat to be fished.

Lures
Lures can be simple feathers for mackerel worked at a variety of depths and can be very effective when shoals are found. Shads, rubber eels and worms, muppets and jigs are all part of the arsenal available for the angler. Light spinning roads and surface lures can be used for surface feeding fish in shallow water in estuaries and over rocks.

Float Fishing
Sliding and bottle floats can be used to target specie such as bass and garfish, or at greater depths pollack and wrasse over rocks. Fishing like this with light tackle can be exciting and allows difficult areas to be fished that other methods cannot reach.