Bluewater Tactics - problem solving by Gordon MacDonald

Like all sports, gamefishing has its trials and tribulations. Sometimes everything goes to plan and it all seems too easy. At other times nothing looks to be in your favour.

An error can be costly. You don't only lose the fish but also a lure and rig which could be worth up to $150. It can also have an effect on your confidence, which will affect the way you fish in the future.

Many anglers put errors down to bad luck but they are usually a result of poor preparation or lack of diligence. Let's look at a few common problems and how they can be eliminated or minimised...