Tackle to fit your fishing needs might be more than you want to deal with. If you need to carry coolers, fishing rods, tackle boxes and more, on an airplane it can be impossible, or even in a car it can be a challenge. Purchasing all those necessary items upon arrival at an unfamiliar place may prove expensive and time consuming.
Google has proven to be a useful tool to locate shops or individuals who provide outfitting services or more commonly called ”rod and reel rentals”.
If you lack internet when you are on your next vacation, check with the concierge service provided by resorts and hotels; ask the front desk of your motel, or a property manager, rental agent or simply call a local tackle shop.
Once you have located a rental business, price should be discussed as well as the type of tackle recommended for local fishing, bait availability, where to fish, deposits required, how damage to equipment or injury is handled, pick up and return policies and local fishing license requirements.
If you and your vacation partners are inexperienced anglers, ask if the rental person be willing to share local knowledge and possibly provide a brief tutorial on the care and use of the rental tackle.
Amelia Island is fast becoming a premier fishing destination and whether you bring your own tackle or rent – when you arrive I’ll be happy to help you find and catch fish.
Capt. Jim, Cleansweep Fishing Charters and Beach Fishing Rentals. For more information call (904) 753-0882 or visit www.ameliacharterfishing.com.