Hovercrafts are used for recreational fishing because of the flexibility they provide. These vehicles can travel easily over water and land, allowing fishermen to fish from any angle, including over land, shallow water or deeper water. This allows them to increase the available fishing area and hopefully increase the number of fish they catch.
Items you will need
- Hovercraft fuel
- Fishing poles
- Fishing line
- Fishing hooks
- Plastic bucket
Rent or buy a hovercraft. Several hovercraft rental places, such as Flying Fish Hovercraft (flyingfishhovercraft.co.uk), have recreational fishing packages that include a guide and driver. The staff will assist with fishing, and take care of driving and passenger safety. You can also purchase a hovercraft from several retailers, such as Universal Hovercraft (hovercraft.com) or Hov Pod (hovpod.com), and drive the hovercraft yourself.
Drive the hovercraft to a legal fishing area. Bring fishing poles, line, hooks, bait and a plastic bucket with you.
Outfit your fishing pole with fishing line. String the fishing line through the eyes along the length of the fishing rod. Tie the fishing line to the reel and cut off the remainder. Turn the reel until the line is secure; this usually takes about 15 turns.
Tie the hook onto the end of the line. Spear the bait onto the end of the hook.
Cast your fishing line into the water while you remain on the hovercraft. Once you feel a tug on the line, turn the reel until you bring the fish out of the water. If it is a legal catch, reel the fish in, kill it and place it in the plastic bucket.
Tips & Warnings
- Like any motorized vehicle, hovercrafts can be dangerous to operate. Be sure that you and/or your guide and driver have received sufficient training. All passengers and drivers should be familiar with the safety features and procedures.
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