Seeing the action!
Fishing is so much better when the action is visual. Being able to see your target and present it an offering is one thing; however, watching your target light up and smash your offering another!
I love sight-casting to fish on the flats. This style of fishing is active and exhilarating; nonetheless, extremely challenging. There are a few particular subtleties that will indicate a fish’s presence; such as, a skipping prawn or a small crater of discoloured sand. Presenting your lure in the appropriate manner will all boil down to be able to see and read the fish’s behaviour, and this is made a heck of a lot easier with the appropriate style of polarised lens.
For bright days, I really favour the G2H5 lens, as this provides awesome contrast with reduced surface glare. I recently had a spectacular day’s fishing where I saw bream and whiting with their noses down in the mud, as well as both fore mentioned species hunting down skipping prawns. My approach – I had two rods at the ready, one rigged with a surface lure and the other with a small minnow. If the fish were fossicking among the mud, I would twitch the minnow into their faces: and if they were in pursuit of a prawn, I opted for the surface lure. It was awesome to watch a whiting turn to hunt down my surface lure; however, it was even better to see a bream emerge from its muddy cavern and inhale my suspending minnow!
I can’t describe through text, just how exciting this style of fishing is, so I recommend that you try it for yourself so you can experience the action first hand. Sight fishing is difficult; however, it certainly becomes easier with a decent pair of polarised sunnies.