The word used to describe the equipment that a fisherman needs is called tackle and this is usually all kept in just one box known as a tackle box. As saltwater tackle can vary greatly from freshwater tackle, a fisherman that does both may well have one tackle box for each type of fishing. If however they don’t, they can quickly and easily change their tackle by going to one of the many online websites which sell various types of tackle or, find a local shop that does the same. Any good tackle outlet should have stocks of tackle for both types of fishing and some may even have items which can be used for either type.
Of course though there is more to fishing than just knowing the two main types as within those two types are many other kinds of fishing, depending on what you are hoping to catch and each of those kinds of fishing may need their own special types of tackle. One example is the lures which are used as different lures may be good for catching different types of fish and so using the correct lure for the type of fish you are hoping to catch is very important if you want a successful days fishing.
Just as important as the type of lure you use is the location you choose to do your fishing. Freshwater fishermen will usually know the best places on a river or lake to catch the type of fish they want and that probably also applies to those saltwater fishermen that fish from piers or from seashore, they will know what types of fish they are likely to catch there and use the appropriate lures or bait. Saltwater fishermen that go out in boats though may have to depend on the boats skipper to take them to a place which is best for catching what you hope to catch. Sometimes if the type of fish you wanted to catch seems scarce, the skipper may recommend fishing for something different and so having an assortment of lures with you would be an advantage in these instances.
Regardless of where you choose to go fishing though and regardless of what type of fish you are trying to catch, you will always need your tackle box complete with all that is necessary for a day’s fishing and that includes a sharp knife and a basic first aid kit in case of minor accidents or even fish bites. If someone prefers to use live bait, as well as their tackle box they may also carry a box for their bait and that may consist of worms if fishing in freshwater or tiny fish if fishing in the sea but sometimes instead of using live bait or lures, some fishermen opt to use meat that has been diced into small pieces but once again, it depends on what type of fish they are hoping to catch as to what exactly they use.