Is Pole Fishing Better Than Rod?

Pole fishing and rod fishing are two of the most popular methods of angling. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, so which one is better?

Well, it really depends on what type of fish you’re trying to catch and where you’re fishing. Let’s take a look at how each method stacks up.

Pole Fishing

Pole fishing is the traditional method of angling. It involves using a pole with a line attached to it with a hook or bait on the end.

Pole fishing allows for more accurate casting, as you can control the direction and distance more precisely than with a rod. It also provides better sensitivity, as you can feel exactly when the fish takes the bait. And because you don’t need to use reels or tackles, it’s also much lighter than rod fishing.

Rod Fishing

Rod fishing is more modern than pole fishing, and involves using rods with reels attached to them to cast long distances. Rods are usually made from fiberglass or carbon fiber, making them much stronger than poles.

They are also much easier to use than poles, as they require less strength and skill in order to cast correctly. Rods also offer better control over depth when trolling lures or baits.


In conclusion, both pole fishing and rod fishing have their pros and cons, so it really depends on what type of fish you’re trying to catch and where you’re fishing as to which method is best for you. If you want more accuracy and sensitivity then pole fishing may be for you; if you want longer casts then rod fishing might be the way to go.

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Daniel Bennet