Night sessions are tough but at the same time, can be one of the most rewarding times to fish. Whether in a canoe or land based, there always seems to be something other than water that your lure ends up in.
To overcome these hazards, the key is to know the water you are fishing like the back of your hand so you can build up a mental picture of where snags and alike lie under the cover of darkness. If you plan to fish a section of water for the first time after the sun has set, it pays to investigate by day and identify the areas that should be avoided and those that should be targeted!
Fishing around the full moon will make things a whole lot easier and is strongly advised for first timers. A head torch should be included in your kit for night sessions, however, should be kept off the water you intend to fish. This is one of my pet hates when fishing with others that insist on ” blasting” the water with their lights on full tilt!
If you haven’t tried night fishing before, do your homework before hand to ensure a smooth and successful trip. The rewards can be great!