It is important to figure out your fishing destination and target fish for the day. It’s useless just taking some random tackle and bait and just anchoring up anywhere. Once you have chosen your fishing location select a couple target fish that you would like to catch. Once your target fish has been selected do a little research on their favourite bait and what tackle works best for them. For example bream, the perfect bait for bream is prawns or even worms they are a shy fish and a light line with as little lead on your rig as possible. Pre selecting your location and target fish greatly increases your chances of having a successful fishing trip.
In case of an emergency such as your motor switching off it is very important that your first cause of action should be releasing your anchor and anchoring up. If you are in poor weather conditions the tides could drag you further out or even slam your boat into rocks. It is also very important if you need to call sea rescue they will need to know your position/coordinates if you haven’t anchored down and you give them your current coordinates your boat is going to have drifted a large distance by the time sea rescue has reached the position you gave them.
Once you have found your desired fishing spot and are ready to drop anchor. First current and wind must be taken into account. Boat must be facing against the wind. Depending on depth of water boat must go forward so you are no longer above your fishing spot. The anchor must then be released; the current of the water will drag your anchor back onto the desired fishing spot. As anchor is being released boat must be put in a slow reversing motion.