I know this topic has probably been covered but I am interested to know how everyone stores their tackle and keeps things (relatively) organised down at the beach. I understand it may vary depending on whether you do a lot of walking or just drive right onto the beach in a 4x4. I personally often use a two wheel drive so like to try and keep things compact. I previously used a backpack like set up but have since moved to a larger box like set up that goes on my back ( Think the Poms use them). Have found it good to use as it converts to a seat to so saves me carting a deckchair to the beach and allows me to put my bait bin on top thus allowing me to have my arms free to carry rod and rod holders.
Have made a few adjustments to make fishing a bit easier most notably I put an old headlamp on the inside lid so when night fishing I have a light that I can just leave on and will light the whole box up when I need to get in there. Have velcroed a cushion to the lid to keep the bum comfy. Have tried to make it so everything has a place; Knife goes on the side, my pliers, sinkers,ike and bait elastic go on the accessory tray up the top. I inserted an old tent pole at the front of the box which holds spare trace, insulation tape and I wrap my rod wraps around it to when I am done along with a spare rag. In the middle I put a small tackle box with a few spare bits and pieces, reels, rig wallet, and headlamp. Along the backrest at the back I have a collapsible bucket that I secure with a mini carabineer I find a bucket of salt water next to me to be very handy!
I Understand I probably sound like bit of a gear whore but I do think having some degree of organisation and getting yourself set up certainly makes the experience a bit more enjoyable and is hopefully one of those little things that in time (along with a lot of other things ) may contribute to improved results. How to you guys keep organised down there? Or more or less just play it by ear???! There are a few pics there hope they worked….
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