Soft bait fishing is a combination of gear, techniques and know-how
and this section is designed to give you some starting points on all of
them. At the heart of Soft bait fishing are the baits themselves, These
are usually a fully biodegradable artificial bait that has been moulded
into the shape of a 'bait' ranging from fish to squid to crabs. Because
of their rubbery consistency, they have often been referred to as Soft Plastics but this is largely untrue as the baits dispose of themselves and dissolve over time.
As with any style of fishing, there is
plenty of room for luck (either way), good fortune and misfortune.
However this section is designed to equip you with a decent amount of
info to get you started and hopefully get you hooked! In a brief
summary, Soft bait fishing is all about using light but strong gear to
catch big fish with the most fun and action. You ‘stay in touch’ with
your bait and entice the fish to bite through movement (or stopping
movement), colour, scent and shape. And as with other forms of fishing,
if a particular technique, combination, spot or colour isn’t working for
you…try something else…remember: