Fishing With Surfcasting Technique (throw far)

Fishing With Surfcasting Technique (throw far)

The pleasure of sea fishing does not have to be fishing in the middle of the vast ocean by boat. Usually for people who are sensitive to shocks this will be tedious, because all day they feel nauseous due to the shaking of the ship by the endless swinging of the waves, not to mention the cold night wind which can quickly enter the stomach so of course it causes colds.

If conditions are like this, don't even think about fishing, what's on your mind is "when are you going home soon?" and completely without the slightest interest in watching other colleagues revel in striking big fish.

Don't worry, because fishing from the beach can also be done, with proper surfcasting techniques and equipment, you will feel its own fun.

The Indonesian sea, with its large fishery potential, is a paradise for anglers, one of which is a sandy sloping sea (beach). On the sloping part there is generally a kind of ledge, namely certain areas that are suddenly steep (deep). In this steep area there are many types of catfish, mackerel, grouper etc., which often chase their prey down to the shallows.

This condition creates a new alternative form of fishing for anglers, and this beach condition is very suitable for fishing with surfcasting techniques. In locations like this the use of fishing reels (throwing with the hand without a fishing rod) and small spinning reels is no longer suitable because of their limited (close) reach. For this reason, adequate equipment is needed that is able to reach a farther range and can even reach a distance where there is a deep basin boundary.

Surfcasting anglers have a weapon that allows them to fight large bait-eating fish that are more than 100 yards from shore. Relatively stiff casting rods over 14 feet long are capable of casting weighted bait into deeper waters, where the target fish are.

However, to cast ballast bait at a considerable distance requires mastery of several techniques. In addition, anglers also need to equip themselves with the appropriate equipment. Beginner anglers should have simple equipment that is not too expensive. If you have mastered the basic techniques perfectly, then think about buying even better equipment.


Surfcasting rods are usually between 11 and 14 feet long with a fairly long handle. There are various types of rods used, including the telescopic type or a connection of 3 parts, and has line guides such as rings attached to several segments of the rod. Most modern fishing rods are made of graphite with an S glass or E glass tip. Some well-known and guaranteed quality brands are Daiwa and Shimano.


Even though Surfcasting Masters use a multiplier reel, or bait caster, for the beginner level it is better to choose the spinning reel type. These rollers generally have a minimum of 3 ball bearings and a gear ratio of more than 3:1, meaning that once the crank is rotated, the reel will rotate 3 times. This type of reel is generally capable of holding a line of 300 yards. This reel for surfcasting absolutely must be stainless, have a smooth drag component and be waterproof. Some well-known brands, among others, Daiwa, Shimano, Penn etc.


There are many brands of kenur suitable for surfcasting, but the most ideal is a kenur with a strength of 12 to 15 lbs. In addition, the kenur must have a small level of tension and be weak. The advantage of using a kenur that has a low level of tension is its high sensitivity to the movement of the bait eaten by the fish. Even though the bait is far enough away, the fish's attraction to the bait can be detected, so anglers can anticipate it more quickly. Modern braided lines made of kevlar or some kind of fiber/nylon are not recommended because they are very limp and barely stretch, and if forced over time they will damage the spool and especially the part of the roller guide found on the bail arm of the spinning reel. It has been circulating in the market for a long time, namely those labeled IGFA Class or with the words Pre-tested which is a guarantee that the actual strength of the cord is lower than what is stated there. In this case anglers are given the freedom to use it or not at all. What is clear, the use of these labeled kenur can support the confidence of anglers when they want to submit a record claim, and avoid disqualification when used in surfcasting techniques (sorry if you are a little dreamy about participating in breaking records with surfcasting techniques).


The term Leader or guideline is generally used to tie hooks, usually this leaderline is made of wire or kenur which is larger and stiffer, approximately 15 feet long, to then be tied to a real kenur using a swivel. If in a certain area there are many types of fish with sharp teeth such as barracuda (alu-alu), dogtooth tuna (dogtooth tuna) etc., then it is absolutely necessary to use a wire that is flexible, strong and not too big in diameter. For sandy beach areas in Yogyakarta, generally the types of fish do not have sharp teeth, so it is enough to use a leader from kenur which is larger in diameter. The number of hooks used is adjusted to the wishes of the angler, it can be 1 or 2 or more, what is clear is that the hook must be strong and very sharp and the size is adjusted according to the estimate of the fish that inhabit the area (you can ask the type and size of fish that other anglers usually get to the residents of the location the).


The type of bait used in this method, besides according to the angler's taste, also depends on the customs prevailing in that place and the type of target fish. Generally the bait used is natural bait, either on or off. In Jogja, there is a type of bait that is loved by surfcasting anglers, namely a type of marine animal that often hides in the beach sand which the locals call JINGKING, as well as a type of small crab.


Surfcasting fishing should be done on the beach with open conditions, free from trees, because in such a location it will make it easier for anglers to cast the bait and avoid snagging the line in tree branches which of course will be a hassle for the angler himself. To further extend the throw, you can do it while running towards the sea, or if the water is calm enough, you can do it by wading to your waist. If the estimate for the throw is convincing, then generally anglers stretch while pulling onto the beach sand. Wait a few moments until the vibration of the rod begins to be felt, if you feel a strange vibration, then immediately hook up hard so that the hook sticks perfectly in the fish's mouth. The most ideal place for surfcasting is on a sloping beach which has a drop-off location, namely the bottom which starts gently sloping and then drops steeply into the depths.


One technique commonly used by novice anglers is the side throw. This method is the basis for all other casting techniques. The technique is very similar to the top throw, but allows the angler to reach a greater distance. This side technique is applied when using a spinning reel, this throw is similar to a javelin throw. The technique of holding the kenur when it is thrown is commonly known by anglers, generally also explained by the reel seller at the nearest fishing shop, how to use it properly. Usually the most difficult part when throwing ballast bait is the right time to release our finger on the kenur, don't be upset if you haven't been able to practice it (not yet proficient), rest assured that only 2 to 3 throws, then you are proficient at determining the right moment to release kenur when thrown. Try to concentrate on all movements, generally concentration will be very easy for anglers who are used to fishing, both in shallow, deep seas and in coastal areas.


This is the moment that all anglers have been waiting for, namely Strike. Don't get me wrong. Our rashness can frustrate our dreams of getting our dream fish. What to do during strike? The first thing to do when the rod starts to feel twitching is to jerk as hard as possible. This is to ensure that the hook has stuck perfectly in the fish's mouth, beforehand the drag or brake of the spinning reel must be adjusted in such a way that it is not set in the direction of full drag. Anglers who don't understand the problem of drag will make the biggest mistake if the drag is locked off (full-drag), especially if the one who strikes is a type of ponytail which is known for its recalcitrant resistance which can break the kenur and even break the rod. This often happens because the rod also has a certain strength, that's what the flexibility of the rod and the brakes are for, if you don't cut it full-drag, because it will toy with the fish until the fish really runs out of energy, try to keep the strings stretched. strike, don't get me wrong... the fish will reverse direction quickly, which of course will shock the fishing rod or break the fishing line. How to solve it? If the jolt of the strike has been carried out but feels very light, then immediately roll the kenur quickly, until you feel a load again, and don't forget the spinning reel brake, don't lock it off.


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