- Wide brimmed hat.
- Clothing for hot days, e.g. loose cotton clothing (Long sleeves and long pants recommended)
- Sufficient film and camera batteries.
- Insect repellent – “Rid” brand repellent works best against mosquitoes, however is ineffective against flies.
- Polarised sunglasses.
- Sunscreen / Sunblock.
When fishing with Obsession Fishing Safaris, all necessary fishing equipment is supplied on a “replace if lost or broken basis”. If you would like to bring and use your own gear the following list may help.
Reels: Overhead bait casters are definitely the best. Accurate casting is needed more often than not to entice the fish out of the snags. A little practice and you’ll be casting like a pro.
Rods: Any decent rod will suffice as long as it matches the reel. If you’d like a little luxury try a Loomis 6kg-bait caster.
Lures: Thousands of lures thousands of colours to choose. Any of these pulled past a hungry Barra’s nose will get a hit. Here’s a few of my favourites. (I prefer fluros)
Run- off: Classic Barras, Big Bommers, R.M.G. Scorpions, Mans stretch 10, 12 and 20, Killalure, River Rats and Flat Rats, Gold Bombers, Poppers and Fizzers, remember if in doubt throw a Spearhead about.
Saltwater: All of the above with the inclusion of a few Readies, Mad Mullets, Tillsans, Rattlers, Mac Magnets and any other lure that will track at a good speed to attract Pelagics.
Freshwater: I prefer smaller lures in the fresh (match the hatch seems more applicable in the fresh than the salt) the smaller lures from the above list are ideal. A few soft plastics, Spinner baits, etc. are ideal around the lilies.
Flies: Deceivers, Clousers, Pink Things, Dhalburgs, Sliders and Poppers all produce fish regularly.