Surf Fishing At Night- Things You Should Know

The evening provides us with a sense of calm that we don’t get during the day. Particularly, during the summer months when surf fishing at night is our only choice for fishing on the beach. Many of us are waiting for the cold to give us a truce. However, during which we can bet on the shore of any beach and try to make the most of each of our launches by taking advantage of the darkness.

The reality is that beaches are becoming increasingly difficult fishing environments. It is not easy to get good results on a regular basis, or at least as often as we would like. However, we’ll have better fishing opportunities at night. Many organisms tend to reach the shores from the sea during these periods.

If the sea is moving, the night hours are ideal for sargo and sea bass, who take advantage of the food that the waves have dug up.

We’ll go through the key points to consider when dealing with promises on a fishing day.

Election of the position.

First, it should be remembered that choosing the optimal location at night can be more difficult if we have not done a prior analysis of the region and the prevailing climatic conditions during the day. Bring your homework completed and familiarize yourself with the beach we will be visiting.

Currents, the power of the prevailing winds, the effects of tides, and also the impact of human activity are all factors that must be researched beforehand.

Then we’ll go through the fishing areas that can provide us with the best night fishing in the spring:

The balancage:

The rough sea region that stretches over the coast after a wave has broken is referred to as “lowering.” As a result, the strip that runs from the lowering to the shore becomes one of the best places to get results, as long as we work it diligently, “sweeping” each zone.

We’ll work with the cane in hand, letting the rig rest for a few moments before moving it in small sections of a few meters at a time, working every corner.

Since we will clearly note the bite and it will be reasonably easy to raise the fish if it enters eating the bait. It is almost impossible to lose the fish if it enters eating the bait (always taking into account that we are facing the voracious and elusive breams).

Beaches among rocks:

This may be the best spot for night bream fishing, which we’ll have to improve in three ways in addition to lowering the water level:

– From the top of the rock to the tip of the rock: if there is a bottom current, the bream will not touch the beach. But it will be found roughly 20 to 30 meters from the shore. If this occurs, don’t bother going somewhere else to fish because the bream can only be found there.

– In curve: Breams will enter from a rocky outcropping, form a semicircle to reach the recess, and then exit (in the same curve) at the opposite end.
– A straight path from the sea to the shore: bream will enter looking for pools and eddies that form as waves cross.

Canals and Pools:

During calm evenings, we’ll go fishing in pools and canals.


Pipes on sandy beaches have a lot of potential for bream fishing, so it’s always a good idea to investigate them thoroughly once we find one.


It should be remembered that sand is an excellent place to experiment with a variety of baits without feeling obligated to stick to a single bait. While we all have a favorite bait, we should not overlook other choices that may be just as effective.

In this regard, when making the selection of baits, it is advisable to always have hard and soft baits at hand. A typical assortment would include at least two types of worms (a harder American or tita type and a softer option such as the thread or the Korean). One or two whitebait-proof baits are such as cuttlefish, squid or crab among others 

To get good results, it’s obvious that proper preservation and subsequent presentation of the baits are critical. Finally, when deciding whether to use bait or other methods, we must consider the species we want to attract.

Here are some of the key species we’ll try to entice from the beach:

Sargo – Bream

The star bait for this species is normally medium tit and shell mollusks like razor clams.

Sea bass

Gourmet baits for seabass can be the small and medium tita, the American worm. And if the whitebait is presented we can opt for strips of cuttlefish or squid or the traditional sardine.

Gilt-head bream 

Live crustaceans such as crabs, galleys or hermits are a delicacy for gilthead bream. We must not rule out razor clams and, as for annelids, the American worm and tita.

Deciding whether to use one bait or the other will be based on a number of factors that each fisherman must decide for himself at the time of fishing. Without a doubt, the sound and condition of the water are two of the most important factors to consider, particularly if the water is very moving or we are fishing in a breaking field, in which case we should use hard baits (such as squid) that can withstand the onslaught of the water and do not lose them at the first change. On the other side, if the waters are dark, we can use scent to entice the fish.


The conception and execution of the mounts that we are going to use are directly linked to three fundamental factors in every fishing scenario and, of course, in which we are dealing: the type of species in which we put our sights, the environmental conditions of the fishing, and the type of substrate on which we are going to fish.

In terms of the nature of the backdrop, we will not encounter obstacles in the pure sands, so if the weather conditions enable us to experiment with discrete and natural montages, they will be subtle and successful. If we bear in mind the capture of especially combative animals, we will be able to afford to fish very fine, which has an effect not just on the throwing distance but also on the beat of the misgivings of those fish who, if they are already suspicious, travel in often very “fishy” conditions.

If the swell conditions or currents warrant it, we will prioritize sliding assemblies with bypass plumbing or lead with staples.

For the terminals, the longer the arm, the better, fluorocarbon, and hooks that are appropriate for the type of bait we’ll be using.

Pearls, which are often used as attractive elements in accessories, are particularly intriguing. Many fans believe that fluorescent beads placed in the terminal just before bait pique the interest of a variety of insects, resulting in a substantial increase in the percentage of bites.

Components essentials

We normally go to the beach with a lot of equipment and fishing supplies, so having a fishing cart to carry it easily is highly recommended. In certain instances, it is the only method that allows us to move about when conducting a preliminary survey of the terrain or arriving at the fishing post in comfort.

To keep our rods in motion when fishing, we must use spades or supports that keep the rod perpendicular to the water, allowing us to see the bite more clearly.

There will be several accessories that we can carry; we’ll leave that up to everyone’s preference. Below, we’ve listed the most important ones that should not be overlooked by our team: Needles for baits, elastic rope or lycra to hold the baits, weights and different hooks, tourniquets or turntables, scissors, nail clippers, headlamp, and bite indications (luminous or audible depending on the fisherman’s preference) for the rods

Bear in mind that when surf fishing at night there are some disadvantages to consider. For example, the cold and humidity in the early hours of the morning. Therefore, a thermos filled with a hot beverage and warm clothing appropriate for the weather will be our best allies in keeping us awake and alert in the sand.