Pike Fishing Clothing

Fishing suits come in all manner of shapes and sizes, whether it’s for boat fishing or the more conventional bank work.

If its boat fishing then I would suggest that one of the first types of suits I would be looking at I would look no further than a floatation suit, these suits are extremely warm and also offer you the added protection that if you were unfortunate enough to fall over the side possibly hit your head and render yourself unconscious, the suit will stabilize yourself the right way up and keep your all important head above the water saving you from drowning and also buying yourself that all important time to be rescued.

Floatation suits normally have scotch bright reflective strips sewn into them making spotting you in open water far more easily. These suits sometimes are a little bulky but any one fishing alone in an open boat in the winter should seriously consider purchasing one.

Floatation suits are available in a one or a two piece construction, they are available from a variety of manufacturers. I would like to add that if you are boat fishing in the summer months a two piece suit would probably be the better option for you, but do not forget that once the jacket is removed the sensible alternative replacement should be a waistcoat type lifejacket that should offer you more or less the same protection from an accidental immersion. A plastic whistle is also a useful piece of kit to have fastened to your jackets to raise the alarm should it be required. Much better to look at it, than for it in an emergency!

Suits for more conventional bank fishing also come in one or two piece designs and also with the options of under suits/zip in liners and fleeces.

There is a vast amount of sensibly priced suits on the market to satisfy all budgets .Today’s breathable materials make walking to and from locations carrying tackle far more comfortable than in years gone by, also the qualities of the materials make most of them rip and tear proof as well as extremely waterproof.

Lots of suits now favour different types of camouflage designs, preferably I feel they might look the part but I’m the sort of person who tries to avoid being seen beside the water anyway so I don’t think that going this way would be of much benefit to myself.

Some manufacturers in the winter offer some unbeatable deals where you can purchase boots, suits, fleeces, hats ,gloves all as a one off lot for realistic prices ,some of this kit may not suit everyone but rest assured you will be as warm as toast when the weather turns nasty.
A decent hat is a must for all aspects of fishing whether it is for shielding yourself from the sun or wrapping up away from a biting wind, thinsulate is a good start for a lining for conventional bobble type hats it is very warm and comfortable to wear. There are so many types of fishing hats on the market that I think the best option to do is to pick one that is comfortable to yourself and dos not impede your vision too much that could be dangerous moving around on an uneven bank.

Gloves come in all shapes and sizes, some are very cumbersome to do anything with apart from sitting about in them keeping warm, again thinsulate make a very good lining for a warm glove and it dries quite quick also. My own preference for hand wear is a pair of fur lined waxed cotton mittens I find these extremely warm I remove them for any work with rods or reels and baiting up but after a quick wipe with a dry piece of rag my hands are straight back in them and back up to heat in a couple of minutes. I did try for a part of last season a pair of neoprene gloves but I gave up on these as they seemed to offer very little comfort against my tried and tested mittens.

Boots, a subject that I have been puzzled with for years , whatever I seem to buy or try out I don’t think that I have ever been totally satisfied with any of them, expensive or cheap.

For my boat fishing exploits I tend to prefer boots with a rubber wellington type bottom up to the ankle and lace ups above but not too high as to impede movement in the boat, I often purchase these types of boots from horsey type shops and they are normally quite reasonably priced I do tend to buy them in a little larger size than I normally would so that I can wear extra socks and leave a bit of room for air circulation, the tighter the boots the colder your feet will be.

Moon boots are great for bank fishing when you have that extra space to move around that you don’t in a boat they can be quite tedious to walk in but who’s to care if your feet are toast.

If it is long distances that you planning to walk I don’t think you could look much further than a quality pair of walking boots and appropriate socks.

Don’t buy or try to steer away from any boots with steel toecaps you will struggle to keep your feet warm in these however hard you try.