How Do You Fly a Kite for Fishing?

Fishing with kites is a relatively simple activity that can be done by anyone. It requires minimal supplies and can be done with items you likely have around the house.

Kite fishing is a great way to get outside and enjoy nature, as well as catch some dinner. Here’s how it’s done:

Gather Your Supplies:

The supplies you need for kite fishing include a kite, fishing line, bait, hooks, weights, and swivels. You can buy a kite from any toy store or hobby shop.

When selecting a kite make sure it is strong enough to hold the weight of the bait and line you’ll be using. Fishing line should also be strong enough to hold the weight of the bait and line.

Set Up Your Kite:

Once you have all your supplies it’s time to set up your kite. Attach the fishing line to the bridle of the kite, making sure to keep it secure. Tie on weights at intervals along the line so that they will keep the bait near the surface of the water where fish are more likely to find it. Next attach hooks and bait them with your desired bait (worms, minnows, etc.). Finally attach swivels to each hook so that they will spin freely in the water.

Launch Your Kite:

Once your kite is set up it’s time to launch it into the air! Try to launch from an area where there is little wind so that your kite will fly straight up in the air rather than being blown in strange directions.

Once your kite is airborne it will begin carrying your baited hooks through the water.

Check Your Lines:

Check your lines periodically throughout your outing for any fish that may have taken your bait. If you feel any tugging on one of your lines then start reeling in! You may have caught yourself a fish.


Kite fishing is an easy and fun activity that anyone can do with minimal supplies. All you need is a kite, fishing line, hooks, weights, swivels, and some bait and you are ready to go! With just these few items you can enjoy an afternoon out in nature while hopefully catching yourself some dinner.

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Daniel Bennet