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Recreational Inshore fishing from a boat, is normally considered to be, fishing from a boat within easy sight of land and in water less than 30 metres deep. Typically it can be a dinghy, a row boat, a runabout, an inflatable or a small cabin cruiser.
When fishing from a boat, several fishing techniques can be used, including rod, nets and fish traps. Rods are by far the most common.
Compared to fishing from the land, fishing from a boat allows access to different fishing grounds and species.
Care must be taken that it is in fact legal to be fishing in a boat at the location you intend to fish. Some inland waters have restrictions and you should seek advice.
Children should always be accompanied by an adult/adults. Every person on the boat should wear a flotation device of some sort. Other than these important safety factors, fishing from a boat can be enjoyed by all ages and both genders.
The ability of an angler in a boat is much the same as one on land. Obviously special care must be taken when on board the boat, and if more than one person is in, say, a rowing boat, there will be space restrictions.
Generally angling by boat will be the same as fishing on land except that it will involve by necessity the use of a boat due to access restrictions or some other reason. Anglers will generally pack their boat with all the supplies they will need for the trip, so tackle, bait, food, etc. The beauty of using a boat is that you can take yourself to the fish rather than waiting for the fish to come along and find your bait.
The one thing that anglers need is to be very patient. It might be a few minutes but could just as easily be several hours between catching fish. In fact many anglers will spend all day by the water and return home without any fish caught.
There are three potentials to be achieved from boat angling, firstly to catch that elusive big one, (the one that didn't get away). Secondly to catch a dinner to be proud of and thirdly to return home after a good and satisfying days sport.
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Compared to fishing from the land, fishing from a boat allows access to different fishing grounds and specie.
When angling from a boat there is a list of equipment necessary, it is a much more costly activity than shore fishing.
Rod and lines,
Wet weather clothing,
(Inshore boats are typically small enough to be carried on a trailer, and are much more affordable than offshore fishing boats).
To all other than the most dedicated hiring is the cheaper option. Boats can often be chartered or hired for fishing purposes or pleasure.
Level of Demand
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