Kamasan – A well known maker of quality hooks.
Joey – Small, young mackerel
King ragworm – The name given to a large specimen of Polychaete ragworm which can be 15mm thick and 450mm long. It has strong, sharp pincers.
Keeper ring – A small ring just above the rod handle to retain the hook when not in use.
Kayak – A small canoe normally of the sit on top type becoming increasingly popular and effective for inshore fishing.
Knot – A method of attaching line to hooks, swivels, lures etc. Also the unit of speed used at sea.
Lateral Line – A sensory organ running along the side of a fish which detects vibrations.
Landing net – A bag shaped net attached round a metal frame which in turn is joined to a wood, metal or glass-fibre handle and used to land fish.
Leader – A length of monofilament or fluorocarbon attached to the main line to assist with handling fish when at the side of a boat. It also helps prevent wear…
Lead – See sinker.